Flexible, with preference given to locations in oil and gas producing states

Energy Program Director, Earthworks

The Organization

Earthworks stands with frontline communities to protect the environment, health and rights from the adverse impacts of oil and gas extraction and hardrock mining while promoting sustainable solutions. Our team of experts partners with grassroots groups and environmental organizations across the U.S. to provide technical, communication, and advocacy support to local campaigns, building awareness of environment https://www.ascendiumeducation.org/ntal justice issues, and engaging with diverse and low income communities who are the most vulnerable to the impacts from extraction. We are known as an effective and trusted bridge between impacted communities and policymakers in state capitols and Washington, DC.

Position Overview

We are now seeking a new Energy Program Director. The Director leads our efforts to stop the expansion of oil, gas and petrochemical extraction and infrastructure, reduce the harm of existing operations, and advance policy solutions while partnering with communities and grassroots organizations. As a senior leader within Earthworks, the Director oversees all aspects of our Energy Program including strategy, partnerships, policy, fundraising, communication and staff management. The successful candidate will be an inspirational leader with a deep commitment to anti-racism and environmental justice. They will appreciate and embrace diverse cultures and perspectives and possess an understanding of the challenges facing communities on the frontlines of the impacts from extraction. They will have substantial experience in stakeholder engagement and relationship management across a diverse set of constituencies and perspectives. They will ideally  bring expertise in energy and climate policies pertaining to oil and gas.

This role is based in the U.S., and is flexible in location, with preference given to locations in oil and gas producing states. Salary range is from $115,000-$125,000 commensurate with experience. The Energy Program Director will be expected to travel on occasion.

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How To Apply

Earthworks is partnering with the search firm Perrett Laver. To apply, please upload a full curriculum vitae (detailing the nature, scope and scale of responsibilities held) alongside a covering letter of application detailing relevant skills, experience and motivation to https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies quoting reference 5085. The deadline for applications is Friday, September 3rd at 12 noon EDT.

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