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Federal Fossil Fuels Camaign Manager

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Washington DC


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Published Date

May 5, 2022

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Earthworks’ Federal Fossil Fuels Campaign Manager will join our growing Energy Infrastructure and Petrochemicals team works to uplift frontline community opposition to oil, gas, and petrochemical infrastructure and advance policies towards a managed decline of the fossil fuel industry. The position is responsible for advancing our federal campaign to stop oil and gas exports and keep fossil fuels in the ground, leveraging creative organizing strategies to complement our Policy team’s advocacy work.


This position works closely with Earthworks’ program staff who work to reduce risks to water, health, air and climate from oil and gas production, with our communication, digital and development departments, and will participate in, and help to facilitate, engagement with the national movement to keep fossil fuels in the ground. The ideal candidate will thrive at managing multiple priorities in a dynamic and fast-paced campaigning environment, advancing and empowering leadership from frontline affected communities, and maintaining solid relationships with diverse partners.


Core Responsibilities

  • Lead our efforts to build a powerful public pressure campaign to stop oil and gas exports, coordinating with our campaign team on the ground in frontline communities
  • Organize events, on the ground actions, and implement creative tactics to advance campaign goals in coordination with coalition partners and allies
  • Assist our Senior Policy Advocate with policy research and government relations strategies, including facilitating opportunities for frontline community members to meet with administration members and representatives
  • Support the coordination of the Stop Fossil Fuel Exports campaign space
  • Support Earthworks’ engagement in the Build Back Fossil Free campaign and similar coalition efforts to keep fossil fuels in the ground
  • Conduct research, develop strategy, and produce materials such as fact sheets to support federal fossil fuel infrastructure campaigns
  • Develop strong, accountable relationships with communities resisting oil, gas and petrochemical infrastructure projects aligned with the Principles of Environmental Justice
  • Help serve as a conduit between local and regional campaigns and national and international efforts to stop the expansion of oil and gas
  • Amplify needs and stories of impacted communities through press outreach and social media, in coordination with communications staff
  • Represent Earthworks at external events, meetings, and public hearings and provide motivation and tools to grassroots constituencies
  • Provide written materials and/or verbal communications with individual and institutional donors as needed, with the support of Earthworks’ philanthropy team
  • Act as an Earthworks’ media spokesperson for campaigns
  • Share organizational responsibilities to maintain a healthy and safe workplace and a positive, anti-racist work culture


  • Experience in conducting field-based work and engaging communities
  • At least 5 years experience running advocacy campaigns
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues on fundraising, communicating, digital organizing, and community relationship building; project and/or campaign management experience
  • Commitment and experience working with frontline communities and working towards racial justice
  • Demonstrated understanding of grassroots organizing, movement building and tactical escalation
  • Excellent written communications skills and experience with blogging, social media, online membership communication, fundraising proposals, and research projects
  • Excellent oral communication skills and experience with public speaking and facilitating meetings
  • Campaign experience in some or all of the following areas: climate change, petrochemical production, human rights, energy policy, specific fossil fuel sectors, finance, corporate social responsibility
  • Ability to work both on one’s own and under direction as part of a project team.

The Federal Fossil Fuels Campaign Manager will report to Earthworks’ Senior Manager - Energy Infrastructure and will join our energy program which includes federal policy experts, communications staff, development staff and a field advocate team active in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.


Benefits and Salary

This is a full time, permanent position. The salary for this position is competitive for the small to medium non-profits, ranging from $67,000-$75,000 per year, depending on experience. Benefits include full health, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and their partner/family (plus a partially employer funded HSA), paid vacation, and a retirement plan with an employer match, after one year. Additionally, after 7 years, staff are eligible for a 3 month, fully paid sabbatical.


Location, Travel & COVID-19

While this position must be based in the Washington, DC area, Earthworks has flexible work from home policies. This position will entail domestic and potentially some international travel as public health conditions permit. Earthworks’ COVID-19 policies prioritize the health and safety of our employees and the need to minimize the public health threat from COVID-19.


Earthworks requires all those hired to provide proof of full vaccination (vaccination and booster) against COVID-19. New hires who have disabilities that make the vaccine medically inadvisable or those who have a sincere religious belief that the vaccine is impermissible may request an accommodation by contacting Lezlie Griffin, Director of Talent and Equity, at Accommodation will be provided only as required by applicable law.


About Earthworks

Earthworks is a dynamic advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with a mostly remote workforce of 40 people across 17 states and DC. Earthworks protects communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of fracking and mining. We 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 legislatures.


Woman-led and multigenerational, we encourage initiative and leadership at all levels. 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 on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, alienage or national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, arrest record, prior military service or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.


Earthworks is committed to challenging and dismantling systemic oppression. Earthworks’ Board and staff understand that promoting 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.


How To Apply

Apply online at Please include a cover letter, resume, and 2 short writing samples (in one PDF) with your online application.

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