Are you passionate about working with communities to fight pollution? Do you want to be part of the growing movement to defend the global climate and public health and hold corporations and governments accountable? Are you excited about using media and communications tools to shed a spotlight on injustice?
Join the Earthworks team as Permian Communications Manager. Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to working with communities to protect health, climate and the environment from the adverse impacts of resource extraction while promoting sustainable solutions.
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 https://earthworks.org).
Earthworks’ Permian Communications Manager will create and manage communications initiatives in support of our energy program priorities in the Permian Basin of Texas/New Mexico (America’s top oil producing region and forecast to have the greatest production increase) and downstream through Texas to the Gulf Coast including Louisiana. In doing so they will raise the profile of our program priorities and our organization with key audiences, including affected communities, grassroots and grasstops activists, government decision makers, corporations, and domestic and international media.
The Permian Communications Manager will work with our field team–which works most closely with communities affected by “upstream” oil and gas production–and our infrastructure team– which focuses on “downstream” oil and gas facilities including pipelines, export terminals, and petrochemical facilities.
Together you will publicize affected communities’ stories so that companies and decision makers — domestically and internationally — are forced to address the problem.
The ideal candidate will thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Earthworks is committed to advancing and empowering leadership from frontline affected communities and maintaining solid relationships with diverse partners to advance program goals. The Communications Manager will report to Earthworks’ Director of Strategic Communication as part of a 3 person energy communications team supporting the energy team, which includes federal policy experts and a field team primarily active in California, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.
The salary for this position is competitive for small to medium non-profits ranging from $65,000 to $75,000 depending on experience. Benefits include full health and dental coverage for the employee and their partner/family (plus a partially-employer-funded HSA) and a Simple 403b retirement plan with an employer match. Additionally, after 7 years, staff are eligible for a 3 month fully paid sabbatical.
For the right candidate, the position could be 100% remote if they are able to travel.
Earthworks is committed to challenging and dismantling systemic oppression. Earthworks’ Board and staff understand that promoting anti-racism and 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.
Apply online. Please include a letter of interest, two relevant writing samples, links to blogs, Op-Eds, social media handles, websites, or any other online presence that highlights your experience. Position is open until filled. No phone calls please.
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