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Senior Program Manager – Boston, MA/Washington, DC/Denver, CO

Organization: Environment America

Job Title: Senior Program Manager -Global Warming and Energy Program

Location: Boston, MA/Washington, DC/Denver, CO *Flexibility on location will be considered under certain circumstances.

Hours and Compensation: Full time; Salary for this position is commensurate with a candidate’s relevant professional experience. A competitive benefits package includes health care coverage, educational loan assistance, a retirement plan, paid vacation and sick days, parental leave and dependent care. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and additional training are available.

Position Dates: permanent position

Application Deadline:

Posted On: August 9, 2012

Organization Overview

Environment America is a federation of state-based, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organizations. With affiliates in 29 states and an advocacy office in Washington, DC, we work at the state and federal level to protect the places we love, advance the environmental values we share, and win real results for our environment.


Environment America seeks an experienced person to coordinate our work at the state and federal level to promote clean energy and global warming solutions.

 America is using more energy than we need and producing that energy from dirty and dwindling sources that threaten our environment, our economy, and public health.   The nation’s consumption of coal, oil and natural gas is fueling global warming and changing our climate.
Fortunately, the solutions to global warming and other impacts of our current energy path are at our fingertips.   We can dramatically reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by using energy more efficiently and securing our energy from clean, renewable sources such as the wind and the sun.
The Senior Program Manager will work will work closely with organization’s staff across the country, drive selected campaigns promoting renewable energy; like solar and wind,  energy efficiency, zero-net-energy buildings and limits on global warming emissions at the local, state and federal level.


  • Program Development:   Identify compelling solutions and effective policies.  Determine the best forums for progress.    Work with our advocates and organizers to develop campaigns that will win concrete policy victories while expanding our base of support.
  • Campaign Strategy:  Work with our state staff to formulate the strategies and tactics needed to build political support for those solutions, including coalition-building, grassroots mobilization, media, online organizing and direct advocacy.
  • Message and Packaging:   Work with our publications and advocacy staff to develop the best messages and materials to build support for our work.    Create compelling narratives and graphics for use in our campaigns.   Work with websites, fact sheets and other materials to build support for our work
  • Research and Policy Analysis: Coordinate with our advocates to coordinate research that highlights the problems we are working solve and the feasibility of the solutions we are promoting in order to make the case for our policies to the public, key stakeholders and decision-makers.  Most of our research reports and white papers are designed to provide opportunities for earned media.
  • Media:  Develop a media component for your campaigns; including editorial boards, opinion pieces, press conferences, national report releases, letters to the editor and online media.  Cultivate relationships with key reporters that cover your issues.
  •  Coalition Building:  Cultivate and engage key constituencies and allies for campaigns.
  •  Lobbying:  Assist our advocates in the developing their lobbying and occasionally present testimony for legislative hearing and regulatory proceedings.
  • Fundraising: Write grant proposals, network with donors, and present our case to foundations. Seek creative approaches for bringing more resources to our efforts.


Qualified applicants must have a strong commitment to building an organization that engages the public to defend the environment against powerful interests; excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills; an entrepreneurial spirit and track record of driving a project or building something; the ability to debate and speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere; and enthusiasm for the work.   Candidates for this position should have 5+ years of relevant professional, post-college experience.  Relevant experience includes working in political, policy, legal, journalistic, or government settings.  Advanced degrees, including a JD or masters in related fields preferred.

How to Apply

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 Environment America is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
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