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Are you passionate about protecting communities from pollution? Do you want to be part of the growing movement to address climate change, defend community rights, and hold corporations and governments accountable? Do you enjoy writing and communicating about these issues? Then this position may be right for you.

Earthworks’ Project Coordinator is part of Earthworks’ Community Empowerment Project (CEP) team, which works to document oil and gas pollution and engage residents in taking action to reduce it. Utilizing optical gas imaging (OGI) video, community organizing, communications, and evidence-based complaints, CEP advances strong federal and state regulations and policies to limit the growing emissions of methane and health-harming pollutants created by the oil and gas industry.

LOCATION: Washington, DC region preferred, but telework from nearby locations is possible.


Working closely with the CEP Assistant, CEP Manager, and field staff, the CEP Coordinator will:

  • Develop and implement strategies for the integration of state and federal policy and CEP communications goals into CEP trips and project activities.
  • Support field staff and community partners in their work (e.g., filing and tracking complaints, researching specific issues, and interpreting oil and gas regulations and policies).
  • Supervise the CEP Assistant’s work in creating OGI videos, team logistics, project documentation, and information management.
  • Analyze data and generate and disseminate reports on project activities and findings.
  • Manage the project database (custom Salesforce Lightning platform) and support staff in its use.
  • Support the activities of the Earthworks’ Policy, Communications, and Development teams and the Earthworks Action Fund with OGI videos, written information, community representatives, and other needs.
  • Help develop field and communications projects, with a focus on climate change policies and media and action campaigns.

Earthworks is a small, collaborative organization, and therefore all staff may be required as needed to provide assistance on organization-wide projects outside of their area of focus. This position requires participation in program and organizational activities, including regularly scheduled meetings with colleagues, conference calls and meetings with partner organizations, and occasional Earthworks’ in-person program and strategic planning meetings.



  • 3-5 years of experience in an environmental and/or social issues field, or the public sector.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Project management and research experience.
  • Understanding of and/or ability to learn about and analyze trends in state and federal policy and regulation.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and personal accountability.
  • Interest in and experience with technology and web-based programs.
  • Willingness to learn from teammates as well as from community partners.
  • Adaptability and flexibility within a growing project and dynamic political landscape.
  • Ability to provide and receive constructive supervision.
  • Ability to work on one’s own and under direction as part of a project team.


  • Commitment to environmental and justice issues.
  • Prior experience with CRM systems (such as Salesforce).
  • Prior experience with video editing (iMovie, Adobe Premiere).


Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting a managed, just transition away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy. We are committed to supporting communities on the frontlines of the oil, gas, and mining industries and advocate for stronger government action and better corporate practices and accountability. (For more information, see

A dynamic advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with a mostly remote workforce of 25 people across 7 states, Earthworks protects communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of fracking and mining. We reform government policies, improve corporate practices, influence investment decisions, and encourage responsible materials sourcing and consumption. We ensure that communities’ voices and concerns are heard in the corridors of power, from the nation’s capital to state houses and at the county and city level.

Woman-led, multigenerational, and with a relatively flat hierarchy, we encourage initiative and leadership at all levels. Earthworks has a flexible work environment, with many employees working remotely or telecommuting part of the time to ensure work-life balance.

Earthworks is committed to challenging and dismantling systemic oppression. Earthworks Board and staff understand that promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) both within and beyond Earthworks is critical to carrying out our mission to protect communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of resource extraction. We understand that our commitment to DEI means a dedication to constant learning and improvement. For more information about DEI at Earthworks, please visit our website:

To Apply:

Earthworks welcomes applications from diverse candidates and is an equal-opportunity employer. Earthworks evaluates employees and applicants for employment on merit, competence, and qualifications, and does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, alienage or national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, arrest record, prior military service or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to by May 31st. Phone and in-person interviews will be conducted in mid-June through mid-July.

Trout Downstream of Smoky Canyon Mine Still Contain Harmful Levels of Selenium

June 4, 2019
Latest News