Want to change the world?
WildEarth Guardians is hiring a full-time Colorado Climate Campaigner to help lead in our Colorado and west-wide organizing and campaigning work, to advance state-wide climate objectives and further deepen our efforts across movements for climate, racial and economic justice.
ABOUT WILDEARTH GUARDIANS
WildEarth Guardians (Guardians) is a west-wide nonprofit environmental advocacy organization headquartered in Santa Fe, NM with offices in Denver, Missoula, MT, Boise, ID, Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, and Tucson, AZ. With a 30-year history of bold environmental action, we wage innovative legal and grassroots campaigns to protect and restore wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and community health in the American West.
Our Climate and Energy Program advocates for an American West that is fossil- fuel free by 2035, including 100% powered by renewable energy by 2030, frack- free by 2028, and on the path to full building and transportation electrification before 2050. Examples of our campaign goals include ensuring a just transition that protects people and wildlife, not fossil fuel polluters; ending federal fossil fuel leasing; phasing out existing drilling; and using the full power of the Clean Air Act to address greenhouse gas pollution economy-wide. We recognize the importance of the moment: Ours is the first generation to experience the impacts of climate change and ecosystem destruction, and the last generation with a window of time to do something about it.
Working closely with WildEarth Guardians’ Climate and Energy Program Director and Climate and Energy Senior Campaigner, the Colorado Climate Campaigner will join Guardians’ efforts in building a movement in Colorado that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately nationalizes state issues, creating a model of climate action to accelerate climate progress across the western U.S. The position will primarily focus on holding Colorado Governor Jared Polis and his administration accountable to meeting the state’s greenhouse gas reduction targets.
Our ideal candidate is adaptable with strong communications and interpersonal skills, and will bring to the position a spirit of creativity, a willingness to spot and seize new opportunities, a streak of irreverence, and a desire to learn new things and meet new people.
Knowledge and Skills:
Additional qualifications for the Colorado Climate Campaigner include, but are not limited to:
Salary: $50,000 – $65,000, depending on experience
Location: Ideally Colorado, but during the pandemic, anywhere you want. Travel required (when safe).
WildEarth Guardians offers a friendly and flexible, team-based environment with an excellent benefits package, including full health, vision, dental, life, and disability coverage, a 401(k) retirement plan with a 3% match, 31 days combined of vacation and personal leave on top of all federal holidays, and a paid long-term leave policy (family/sabbatical).
Please send resume and cover letter attached as one .pdf to email@example.com with the subject: “Colorado Climate Campaigner.” Cover letters should communicate the applicant’s heartfelt commitment to WildEarth Guardians’ mission and advocacy and their motivation to work in this position. Applicants are encouraged to tell us who they are as a human being, why they care about this work, and why they are interested in this position.
Please submit applications by September 22, 2020.
No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
WildEarth Guardians is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, family/marital status, religion or other protected classes. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented communities.
$50,000-$65,000 – Location Negotiable
Remote (Denver, CO, USA)