The California Policy Advocate will be responsible for developing and implementing both legislative and administrative strategies in California, focusing primarily on clean air and clean energy, but also a broader array of environmental issues impacting California. The Policy Advocate will be a member of Earthjustice’s California Regional Office and, ideally, will be based in Sacramento.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS
Develop and implement legislative and administrative strategies to advance our positions on environmental issues.
Directly lobby the California legislature, Governor’s Office, and key executive agencies.
Track legislation and policy initiatives relating to assigned issues.
Develop advocacy materials, including but not limited to, fact sheets, action alerts, and blogs.
Work with our Communications Department to develop media strategies and conduct media outreach on assigned issues.
Perform policy and legislative analysis.
Cultivate allies, partnerships, and coalitions in support of assigned issues.
Conduct outreach to broader non-profit legal community and maintain a leadership position within the California environmental community on assigned issues.
Coordinate with Earthjustice litigators, policy advocates, communications campaigners, and press secretaries working on assigned issues.
Educate the California legislature, Governor’s Office, and/or key agencies on significant legal challenges and rulings.
Assist in fundraising efforts related to assigned issue areas, as requested by our Development Department.
Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice on assigned issues.
Supervise projects and other efforts performed on assigned issues by associates, assistants, interns, or contractors.
At least five years’ experience in policy or legal advocacy.
Demonstrated experience working with legislative process.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects and meet deadlines.
Excellent writing and oral communications skills.
Detail oriented and good organizational skills.
Proven ability to work in coalitions and with allies.
Experience in working with traditional and social media.
Entrepreneurial spirit with proven ability to work independently and proactively.
Experience with the Clean Air Act and/or clean energy issues preferred.
J.D. preferred, but not required.
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. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter. Click here to apply. [check web site, above, for link]
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