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Job title: Fossil Fuel Subsidies Campaigner
Position reports to: Climate and Energy Program Director
Position location: Washington, D.C.
Friends of the Earth is a hard-hitting, progressive, environmental organization that pulls no punches and speaks sometimes uncomfortable truth to power. It's an approach that has worked for four decades to produce important victories that helped protect our planet and its people. We’re part of Friends of the Earth International, a federation of groups working in 76 countries on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues.
To accomplish our mission, Friends of the Earth is working at the nexus of environmental protection, economic policy and social justice to fundamentally transform the way our country and the world values people and the environment. We are focused on reforming economic drivers such as tax and trade policy that are often used to empower corporations and government to harm the environment.
Friends of the Earth’s Climate and Energy Program challenges the root causes of the burgeoning climate crisis. As part of this effort we are tackling the continued reliance on fossil fuels while refusing to let the drive for non-fossil energy lead to the pollution of our air and water or further threats to our health. We promote energy efficiency and truly clean energy while fighting to end our unhealthy dependence on dirty energy sources such as coal, oil, nuclear and corn ethanol.
An important component of our efforts on climate and energy is our Earth Budget Campaign to end subsidies for polluting industries, ensure adequate funding for government to protect public health and the environment, make polluters pay for the damage caused by their pollution, and encourage investment in clean alternatives. Part of that effort is our fossil fuel subsidies work to eliminate subsidies that are currently being given to the fossil fuel industry.
We are seeking to hire a talented and dedicated individual to help lead a hard-hitting campaign to end government subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. This position will help develop the campaign plan in conjunction with the Friends of the Earth team and will then implement it under the direction of the Climate and Energy Director.
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This position offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes healthcare, paid vacation, sick leave, and an employee contribution-based retirement plan.
E-mail cover letter, resume, salary requirement and a short writing sample to email@example.com with the subject heading “Fossil Fuel Subsidies Campaigner.” No mail applications or phone calls. Position will remain open until filled.
Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of its staff.