Are you passionate about fighting for climate justice? Do you want to help limit harm to frontline mining-impacted communities? Do you want the materials we need for the renewable energy transition sourced in a more responsible, just, and sustainable way? If you’re eager to ensure that frontline community voices impacted by this transition are heard within the U.S. government, then this position may be right for you.
Reporting to the Senior Policy Counsel, and working in close collaboration with Earthworks mining, policy, and communications teams, the Policy Advocate for the Energy Materials Transition will be responsible for advocacy strategies to secure US government implementation of circular economy policies that center frontline voices and reduce demand for new mining.
This role will focus on creating high impact strategies, managing advocacy efforts, engaging policymakers, assisting with policy development, supporting community allies, and collaborating with internal and external partners, with an emphasis on improving outcomes for those disproportionately harmed and at risk for harm.
The Policy Advocate will join the mining and policy teams and become an essential part of advancing Earthworks’ agenda before federal government agencies, legislators, allied organizations and the public. Location for this position is Washington, DC or the surrounding area. In-person meetings and some travel will be required when those can safely resume.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
BENEFITS AND SALARY
This is a one year position, continued tenure is funding dependent. The salary for this position is competitive for small to medium non-profits, ranging from $72K-78K/yr depending on experience. Benefits include full health and dental coverage for the employee and their partner/family (plus a partially employer funded HSA), paid vacation, and a retirement plan with an employer match, after one year. Additionally, after 7 years, staff are eligible for a 3 month, fully paid sabbatical.
Earthworks is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with 32 employees across 10 states. We work to protect communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mining and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions. We support frontline communities, reform government policies, improve corporate practices, influence investment decisions, and encourage responsible materials sourcing and consumption. We seek to ensure that communities’ voices and concerns are heard in the corridors of power, from the nation’s capital to state houses and legislatures.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
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.
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.
Apply Online by March 1. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and links to blogs, Op-Eds, social media handles, websites, or other online presence that highlights your experience. No phone calls please.