Climate Campaigner, Environment America

Posted by: CAKE Team
Post Date: 3/26/2024
Opportunity Type: Job
Organization/Grantor: Environment America
Position/Title/Fund: Climate Campaigner
Type/Term: Full-time, Permanent
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Salary: $32,990 annually
Deadline: Apr 19, 2024

Can you imagine a safer, healthier, fossil fuel-free future filled with more trees, healthier homes and cleaner ways to get around for your children and grandchildren? If so, consider applying to be Environment America’s Climate Campaigns Associate. We’re looking for a smart, well-organized and creative campaigner to build public support for climate solutions and win policies that accelerate the transition off of fossil fuels.

Environment America is a policy and action group working to tackle the most profound problem of our time: a way of living that is destroying the natural world. We’re advocates for energy conservation and renewable power, so we can keep oil in the ground and stop burning fossil fuels. We’re champions of plastic reduction, so nothing we use for a few minutes is allowed to pollute our oceans for centuries. And we’re defenders of wildlife and wild places, both for their own sake as well as the awe and wonder they bring to our lives.

Environment America and our national network of 30 state environmental groups work to improve our quality of life by reducing the pollution and other harms of how we produce, consume and dispose of more and more stuff. And we do it one step at a time, by winning results for clean air, clean water, clean energy, wildlife, open spaces, and a livable climate that make a tangible difference in people's lives and our environment. 


  • Write and communicate to win hearts and minds. You will engage the public and build public support for climate solutions by authoring fact sheets, news releases, op-eds, coalition sign-on letters, articles, actions and updates for our website, emails to our members, and more. 
  • Advocate before decision-makers. You will present a compelling case for climate policies through lobbying, testifying at hearings, providing briefings, and producing written materials for decision-makers, and supporting the campaign team in its efforts to build relationships with key players at the federal, state, local and boardroom level.
  • Build and mobilize coalitions. You will represent Environment America in existing coalitions, lead efforts to build and expand coalitions, and cultivate relationships with diverse and powerful allies to demonstrate the breadth and depth of support for global warming solutions. 
  • Recruit new people to your team. You will play an important role in building your team by recruiting volunteers, interns and full-time staff.
  • Run a grassroots campaign office in the summer. In the summer, you will run a campaign office to raise money to support our campaigns, build our organization and membership, and help build critical and timely grassroots support to win key campaigns while honing your organizing and management skills. You may be assigned to a different office location for the summer and should be flexible to move.


Entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply. Though we expect you to take your campaign and run with it, we provide training on advocacy and organizing skills, as well as oversight by an experienced advocate. Ideal candidates will have leadership experience, top-notch writing and public speaking skills, an eagerness to learn, and be ready for a challenge. We value organizing experience, including building campus or community groups.

How to Apply:

Apply online.