Director of Environmental Equity and Justice - Center for Biological Diversity

Opportunity Type: Job

The Center for Biological Diversity believes the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence of a vast diversity of wild animals, plants, and people. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law, activism, and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters, and climate that humans, other species, and all communities need to survive and thrive. We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.

The root causes of extinction, habitat destruction, pollution, climate change, and ruthless wildlife exploitation are also the driving forces of systematic racism and the marginalization and exploitation of human communities. We believe white supremacy is incompatible with justice and ecological balance. We cannot secure one without the other; and will secure neither as long as racism prevails. The Center’s Environmental Equity and Justice Director will work with our conservation programs, other conservation groups, justice, and environmental justice groups, the media, lawmakers, and agencies to secure visionary new environmental justice laws and policies, integrate environmental justice into the Center’s on-the-ground conservation campaigns, and broadly promote the importance of integrating environmental and justice work.