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Are you passionate about protecting communities from pollution? Do you want to be part of growing efforts in Colorado to address climate change, safeguard health, and hold corporations and governments accountable? If you’re eager to engage the public and decision-makers on these issues, then this position may be right for you.

Earthworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions.  We are a dynamic advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with a mostly remote workforce of 30 people across 8 states working to 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 local levels. (For more
information, see

In 2019, Colorado passed a pivotal oil and gas bill (SB-181) that requires oil and gas oversight agencies to put the protection of health, safety, and the environment ahead of industry’s private interest. This is a critical time to ensure that the final rules resulting from the bill’s directive will make this change happen.

Earthworks will advocate for strong rules based on air and health science, community concerns, and the growing climate emergency. We are looking for a half-time Colorado Organizer to spearhead this work.

The ideal candidate will thrive at managing multiple priorities in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, advancing and empowering frontline residents, and maintaining solid relationships with diverse partners and stakeholders.

The Colorado Organizer will report to Earthworks’ Colorado Field Advocate and join our team of policy experts, communications and development staff, and field representatives in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. This position will be based in the Denver Metropolitan Region and require occasional travel statewide.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Engage and educate the public and decision-makers on the impacts of oil and gas on the health and safety of Coloradans, as well as the global climate
  • Elevate the voices and experiences of impacted Coloradans with decision-makers and in the media
  •  Engage and support communities, coalitions and local elected officials in the Front Range living on the frontlines of fracking
  • Support Earthworks’ Energy team with written and verbal communications and materials as needed for supporting community leaders, maintaining ally relations, and reporting on fieldwork findings
  • Represent Earthworks’ at community, environmental coalition and state agency meetings related to SB-181 and other activities.


  • At least 3 years of experience coordinating grassroots community or non-profit advocacy efforts
  • Experience in engaging frontline communities and collaborating with local elected officials and other allies
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Experience with public speaking and facilitating meetings
  • Ability to travel, especially within Colorado
  • Ability to work both on one’s own and under direction as part of a project team
  • Familiarity with and able to analyze local, state, and federal level policies regarding oil and gas
  • Ability to collaboratively and respectfully engage audiences with diverse backgrounds and perspectives

Position Details/How To Apply:

The salary for this one year, half-time position is competitive for small to medium non-profits, ranging from $30K to $35K depending on experience. Benefits include full health and dental coverage for the employee and their partner/family (plus an employer funded HSA), and paid vacation.

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume and 2 short writing samples to No phone calls please.

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.

PA DEP declines to police possible radioactive oil & gas spill during COVID outbreak

April 1, 2020
Latest News