Public Lands Advocate

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1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, CA 20036
United States
Organization information
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Street address: 
50 California Street, Suite 500
San Francisco
Job type: 
Policy Development/Advocacy
Position Description: 

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.

This position provides legislative and administrative strategy development and implementation on issue priorities for Earthjustice including: the National Forest System; the National Park System; and Bureau of Land Management lands.
This position is based in Washington, DC.

• Develop and implement legislative and administrative advocacy strategies relating to assigned issues.
• Directly lobby Congress and the Administration.
• Track and analyze legislation and policy initiatives relating to assigned issues.
• Develop lobby and educational materials, including but not limited to fact sheets, letters, action alerts, blogs, and advocacy toolkits.
• Collaborate with the Communications Department or media consultants to develop media strategies and serve as an Earthjustice spokesperson on assigned issues.
• Cultivate allies, thoughtful partnerships, and coalitions in support of assigned issues.
• Develop creative strategies in key geographic regions and with key constituencies to help further advocacy efforts on assigned issues.
• Coordinate congressional briefings, seminars, and informational meetings with partners.
• Serve as a liaison with Earthjustice litigation staff working on assigned issues.
• Brief Earthjustice development staff, donors, and trustees on assigned issues as requested.
• Assist with other issues as needed within the Policy and Legislation Department.
• Supervise projects and other efforts performed on assigned issues by Earthjustice assistants, interns, contractors, or others.

We offer a mission and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.


• 2-8 years of experience with the legislative process, preferably at the federal level.
• JD a plus but not required.
• Substantial knowledge and experience with the legislative process, preferably at the federal level.
• Familiarity and experience with administrative rulemaking process.
• Proven ability to develop and implement successful legislative and administrative advocacy strategies.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks, projects, and deadlines.
• Proven ability to work independently and proactively.
• Excellent writing and oral communications skills.
• Detail oriented and strong organizational skills.
• Excellent analytical skills in reviewing complex policy issues and legislative bills.
• Proven ability to work in coalitions and with allies.
• Experience in working with both traditional and social media.
• Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
• Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

To apply: 

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume online via the Jobvite system.

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Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018