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|Job Type:||Full Time|
|Experience Required:||4-5 years|
|State/Province:||NJ - New Jersey|
If you’re looking to make a meaningful, long-lasting impact on the environmental challenges we’re facing today, apply to be the New Jersey Clean Energy Program Director.
You’ll work to promote a clean energy future for New Jersey and fight global warming.
Global warming and energy are arguably the most critical environmental issues facing us today. It’s time for New Jersey – and the nation as a whole – to move away from dirty, dangerous sources of energy and toward clean energy such as wind and solar, and cut down on the amount of energy needed for our homes, businesses, and vehicles.
New Jersey has become a clean energy leader. We have the most solar power per capita out of any state in the nation, and the second most overall. We helped to found the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), an innovative regional anti-pollution program that caps global warming pollution from power plants. We have positioned ourselves to build off-shore wind power off the Jersey Shore. But now all of our progress is at risk has fossil fuel companies and politicians in Trenton are poised to turn back the clock. State solar incentives to promote clean, renewable energy continue to get raided; the Governor has pulled New Jersey out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative; and other states are poised to beat New Jersey in the construction of off-shore wind. Environment New Jersey is working to uphold the state’s clean energy reputation by standing up for these programs that work, building up public support to counter these rollbacks, and expanding the state’s successes.
Our Clean Energy Program Director will lead Environment New Jersey’s efforts to win crucial votes for clean energy and clean air in New Jersey. The Clean Energy Program Director will publish opinion pieces in major newspapers and on key websites; set up and speak at news conferences; organize town hall meetings and rallies; research and identify effective solutions to our critical energy problems; lobby lawmakers; 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 New Jersey.
Environment New Jersey is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy group. Our professional staff combines independent research, citizen organizing, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for New Jersey’s environment. Environment New Jersey draws on 40 years of success in tackling top environmental problems. We have led efforts to cut New Jersey’s global warming pollution from cars and power plants, require more of New Jersey’s buildings to be energy efficient, and increase the amount of clean, renewable energy used statewide.
We’ve also won victories to minimize polluted runoff from developers, stop industries from polluting our rivers and streams, protect and preserve family farms and precious open space, and much more. Learn more about the changes we’ve made at www.environmentnewjersey.org/results.
Environment New Jersey is a part of the Environment America federation, a federation of 29 state-based environmental advocacy groups. Over the last decade, Environment New Jersey’s staff have worked side-by-side with our most experienced advocates and organizers to make a real difference for the environment.
Environment New Jersey is seeking candidates with a minimum of 5 years comparable experience 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.
Salary and Benefits
How to learn more and apply.
You can complete our online application here: http://environmentnewjersey.org/jobs/how-to-apply/application-form-experienced
Contact Doug O’Malley, Interim Director with Environment New Jersey, firstname.lastname@example.org.