Climate Campaign Assistant
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is a 501(c)(3) independent, international, non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington DC, with a proven record of triggering and affecting systematic change to protect the Earth. Over the last three decades, EIA has established a unique paradigm of methods, including pioneering undercover investigative techniques to expose environmental crimes and drive change. These crimes include illegal trade in endangered wildlife, illegal logging and associated trade in illegal timber, and the trade in both climate-damaging and ozone-layer-depleting gases.
Since its founding in 1984, EIA has led efforts to protect the global climate with the campaign’s core strategy of ridding the world of one of the six major greenhouse gases: hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used primarily in refrigeration, air conditioning, and foam applications. EIA is actively working around the world to achieve a global phase-down of HFCs that could avoid 1.1–1.7 billion tonnes CO2 equivalent of GHG emissions per year by 2030, with cumulative emission reductions of more than 70 billion tonnes CO2 equivalent by 2050.
EIA is seeking a full-time Climate Campaign Assistant to join our Climate Campaign team in the Washington, D.C. office. We are looking for a motivated, organized, and highly committed individual to join one of the most dynamic teams in Washington today to further its Climate Campaign strategic goals.
The position will entail a diversity of activities, including:
- Assisting with campaign research and presentations.
- Assisting in the preparation of campaign reports, press releases, newsletters and blog posts;
- Conduct research for the production of blog posts, op-eds, e-blasts, reports, fact sheets, and briefing papers that serves to translate technical material for various audiences;
- Developing and executing creative ways to translate campaign initiatives into compelling stories, including through multimedia online content, mapping, infographics, and social media;
- Working closely with the Campaign Lead, assist in the management of budgets, grants and other records;
- Information management and sharing such as writing up notes from meetings (virtual, in-person or telephone calls) and filing of records, media stories and relevant contacts
- Regularly update campaign tracker with activities and outputs.
- Assisting in the preparation of special event and meeting preparations, including correspondence, materials and venue arrangements and with staff travel and lodging;
- Writing and maintaining quarterly and yearly reports on program progress, etc.;
- Assisting the Climate Campaign and Communications Team in other tasks as needed.
Essential expertise and qualifications:
- Four-year degree in relevant field
- Minimum of 1-2 years of demonstrated experience in advocacy and campaigning for climate change and environmental issues
- Strong computer skills, including a high level of comfort with Google Suite and Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, and especially Excel.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Strong research, writing, database management, and proofreading skills.
- Must be adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and have the ability to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, including proactively identifying problems and working with team members to develop solutions
- Demonstrated interest in environmental and climate justice issues
- Strong organizational and excellent interpersonal skills, in particular a collaborative and cooperative approach to work, as well as an ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people, across a variety of settings.
Other highly desirable qualifications:
- Experience in advocacy and grassroots campaigns at the national or regional levels.
- Experience with social media and using communication tools.
- Experience with trade and financial data analysis is a plus.
- Experience of building and maintaining effective working relationships with diverse external contacts.
- Excellent process orientation with sensitivity to quality, timeliness, and organizational systems.
- Additional language skills are a plus.
Commitment to Inclusion, Racial Justice and Anti-oppression
EIA strives to integrate values of equity, fairness, inclusiveness, transparency, and accountability into our work, which includes reflecting our commitment to racial justice in our programmatic work and our organizational structure and values. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this ongoing process and work with us to create an inclusive work environment and world.
EIA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. All employment at EIA is decided on the basis of merit, qualifications and business needs.
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time position with estimated salary range between $50,000-$53,000.
EIA offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance coverage, 401(k), paid time off (vacation, sick, and personal leaves), disability benefits, workers’ compensation, professional development support, cell phone monthly allowance, and commuter monthly allowance. EIA offers opportunities for flexible and hybrid working arrangements.
Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Climate Campaign Assistant” by April 30, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the large volume of applicants, we are not able to answer emails or phone calls or respond to LinkedIn requests to individuals already working at EIA. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.
This position is available immediately and is based in Washington, DC. Being authorized to work in the United States is a pre-condition of employment.
Closing Date for Applications: Open until filled