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 to engage on 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, Seattle, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Houston, Denver, Bozeman, Chicago, Tallahassee, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

This position assists in the development and implementation of legislative and administrative advocacy strategies on water and public lands policy priorities for Earthjustice, including dam removal and water quantity issues in the western United States, mining and critical mineral issues on public lands, and related issues around land management and permitting.

This position will work in Washington, DC under a hybrid model.

Roles & Responsibilities

Assists in development and implementation of legislative and administrative strategies relating to assigned issues.
Directly lobby Congress and the Administration; develops and maintains relationships with decisionmakers and key officials in Congress and in federal agencies.
Tracks legislation and policy initiatives relating to assigned issues and performs policy and legislative analysis.
Develops lobby and education materials, including but not limited to fact sheets, letters and action alerts.
Works with the Communications Department on outreach to the media and the creation of communications materials assigned issues.
Other duties as assigned

Develops and maintains partnerships with Earthjustice clients and allies, impacted community members and groups.
Represent Earthjustice in coalitions and with allies on assigned issues.
Coordinate briefings, seminars, and informational sessions with partners as well as support partners’ lobbying and outreach.
Other duties as assigned

Represents PAL on Earthjustice working groups related to assigned issues.
Liaison with Earthjustice Legislative Director, relevant litigators and communications staff working on assigned issues.
Provide assistance to other team members as requested by Legislative Director.
Coordinate with other PAL lobbyists on shared legislation or cross-cutting issues, and to maintain strong internal communication and coordination.
Contribute to Earthjustice’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) mission through involvement in both formal and informal efforts.
Other duties as assigned

Type of Work:
Washington, District Of Columbia
$88,900 - $98,800

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following online via the Jobvite system at the following link: https://jobs.jobvite.com/earthjustice/job/okm7sfwZ/apply

Cover letter

Information about our hiring process and tips for success can be found at https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/hiring-process. Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. Earthjustice only considers applications submitted for current openings via Jobvite. Unsolicited resumes or resumes for posted positions that are not submitted via Jobvite will not be reviewed or retained.

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 given 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.