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Energy Advocate

Washington DC

This position in Earthjustice’s Policy and Legislation Department is focused on advocating for and defending laws and policies that promote a shift from fossil fuel to clean energy and opposing measures that seek to increase fossil fuel development and consumption.



Develop and implement legislative and administrative advocacy strategies relating to assigned issues.

Directly lobby Congress and the Administration.

Tracks legislation and policy initiatives relating to assigned issues.

Develops lobby and education materials, including but not limited to fact sheets, letters, action alerts and blogs.

Works with Communications Department to develop media strategies and conducts outreach to media on assigned issues.

Perform policy and legislative analysis.

Cultivate allies, thoughtful partnerships and coalitions in support of assigned issues.

Coordinate briefings, seminars, and informational sessions on and off the Hill with partners.

Represents PAL on Earthjustice practice and work groups related to assigned issues.

Liaison with Earthjustice Practice Group Chair, relevant litigators, communications campaigners and press secretaries working on assigned issues.

Educate Congress on key legal challenges and rulings.

Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice on assigned issues.

Manage projects and other efforts performed on assigned issues by Assistants, Interns, Contractors or others.



Bachelor’s degree required, J.D. a plus.

Minimum of 2+ years of experience working the federal legislative and administrative process.

Familiarity with administrative rulemaking process.

Ability to handle multiple tasks, projects and deadlines.

Detail oriented and good organizational skills.

Excellent writing and oral communications skills.

Proven ability to work in coalitions and with allies.

Experience in working with traditional and social media.

Proven ability to work independently and proactively, and as part of a team.

Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.

Contributes to recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.


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.


To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter online via the Jobvite system.

Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application.

No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

Posted April 17, 2017

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