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|Job Type:||Full Time|
|Experience Required:||Not Required|
|State/Province:||TX - Texas|
Organize to protect Texas’ environment
If you’re looking to make a meaningful, long-lasting impact on the environmental challenges facing Texas today, apply to be the Environment Texas Field Organizer.
You can complete an online application here.
You’ll work with Environment Texas to protect and preserve Texas’ clean air, clean water and open spaces
Environment Texas is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. We believe there’s something special about Texas — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it's swimming at Barton Springs on a hot day, paddling down the Trinity River or hiking through Big Bend National Park, Texas' natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.
Yet the places we love and the environmental values so many of us share are too often threatened by powerful industries, shortsighted politicians and more. Defending our environment requires independent research, tough-minded advocacy and spirited grassroots action. That’s the idea behind Environment Texas. Together with thousands of supporters from all walks of life, we take the kind of action that wins tangible results for our environment.
Environment Texas’ Field Organizer will lead our efforts to win votes on our top priority campaigns, including requiring industry to cut water waste amidst the worst drought in a century, winning standards and incentives for solar power and energy efficiency, and protecting our state parks. You’ll work with our citizen members and activists to engage on these pressing environmental issues. Building off of Environment Texas’ network of thousands of members and longstanding relationships in the state legislature, you’ll work with our expert staff to continue to build and mobilize powerful local constituencies to get behind your campaigns. You’ll garner ongoing media attention to these important issues by organizing and speaking at news conferences, publishing op-eds, and meeting with reporters. You’ll organize town hall meetings and rallies; lobby decision-makers; and run citizen outreach campaigns to educate the public, build membership and raise money for our work. You’ll recruit interns, activists, and staff to work alongside you.
You’ll work with one of the leading environmental groups in Texas
Environment Texas draws on 30 years of success in tackling top environmental problems. We helped protect the Christmas Mountains of Big Bend, increased the use of wind and solar power in Texas, and successfully sued Shell and Chevron Phillips over violations of the Clean Air Act at their Houston-area refinery and chemical plants.
Environment Texas is a part of the Environment America federation, a federation of 29 state-based environmental advocacy groups.
You’ll get great training
You’ll learn by participating in classroom-style trainings throughout the year. You’ll also gain hands-on experience by working alongside some of the state and nation’s top environmental advocates and organizers. With this combination of experiences, you’ll have the skills and experience to take on even more leadership here at Environment Texas or elsewhere in the Environment America federation or the broader environmental community.
Environment Texas is seeking candidates who are ready to commit their time, skills and passion to political action on behalf of the environment. We’re looking for people who understand that we need to build and wield political power if we’re going to make a real difference for the planet. We look for smarts, academic excellence, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. If you’ve worked with an environmental or political group before, even better.
Salary and Benefits
Salaries and benefits are commensurate with candidate’s experience.
How to learn more and apply
You can complete an online application here. (Interested in working outside of Texas? No problem. Environment America is hiring nationwide. You can indicate your preferences in your online application.)
Contact Luke Metzger, Environment Texas Director with any questions email@example.com.