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Energy Program Associate

Flagstaff AZ

At the Grand Canyon Trust, our work is more than just a job. Our work is driven by the sustainable vision we have for the future of the Colorado Plateau and the health and well-being of the people who live here and rely upon it. With so much riding on our success and the success of entities we work alongside or strive to support, our ability to operate with determination, integrity, creativity, and a strong sense of teamwork is of the utmost importance.

The energy program associate works with the energy program director to further the mission of the Grand Canyon Trust as it relates to energy issues. Existing areas of focus include preventing uranium mining near the Grand Canyon, forcing proper cleanup of uranium mines and mills across the Colorado Plateau, and strengthening controls on fugitive methane emissions, venting, and flaring at oil and gas production sites. Potential other areas of focus include preventing oil and gas development in areas of particular significance, facilitating a Just Transition to safe and sustainable energy sources, and preventing development of new extreme, carbon-intensive, and unnecessary energy sources such as oil shale and tar sands.

The energy program associate will learn issues of focus for the energy program inside and out and assist the energy program director in advocating for the Trust’s position on energy issues with the media, government, businesses, and the public. The successful candidate will also form and maintain working relationships and partnerships with other organizations, contractors, and government agencies.


Duties and responsibilities

Advocate. Assist the energy program director in the implementation of energy program plans and strategies that enhance the program goals, generate broad interest and engagement, and recruit new members and supporters.

Write. Assist in preparation of written materials, including op-eds, blog posts, press releases, action alerts, grant applications, and reports.

Become an expert. Help the Trust to serve as an expert in issue areas of focus. Be self-motivated, creative, and persistent such that new program issues are learned efficiently and thoroughly.

Be a team player. Bring added advocacy and coordination capacity to the energy program to ensure issues can be handled effectively, efficiently, and in a collaborative fashion with other programs and organizations.


Required qualifications

A bachelor’s degree or higher in public policy, environmental policy, environmental law, environmental science, business, or a comparable field.

Demonstrated commitment to environmental advocacy.

Demonstrated understanding of western state and federal land management, energy and environmental policy and regulations, politics, water, and climate.

Excellent interpersonal, speaking, writing, organization, and analytical skills.

Willingness to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends to match the demands of program priorities, including public relations and events.

Ability to work collaboratively, efficiently, and effectively under time constraints.

A good sense of humor, professionalism, empathy, and an ability to thrive in potentially adversarial situations.

Competency working in a team-oriented environment.

Experience researching, writing, and editing professional written materials.

Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse colleagues and stakeholders.


Preferred qualifications

Experience working in/with Native American communities.

Experience or education specific to energy issues.


The nitty-gritty

Is this a full-time position?  Yes.

Who would my supervisor be?  Energy Program Director Amber Reimondo.

What's the salary?  $40,000-$50,000 per annum (plus benefits), commensurate with education and experience.


How do I apply?

Fill out the online application and submit a cover letter, résumé, and three references. No phone calls, please.

Posted July 5, 2018

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