Clean Water Associate – Manhattan or Albany, NY
Organization: Environment New York
Position Title: Clean Water Associate
Location: Manhattan or Albany, NY
Hours & Compensation: Full-time. $28,390/year.
Position Dates: Two-year commitment.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
Posted On: April 11, 2013.
Environment New York works to advance the environmental vision and values we share. Drawing on a strong track record of success, and the support of thousands of citizen members, we organize the support it takes to stand up to polluting industries and ultimately sweep past them.
Become an Environment New York fellow
If you’re looking for the opportunity to organize, advocate and fight for New York’s environment, apply to be an Environment New York fellow today. We’re hiring a Clean Water fellow to start in August.
Keep New York Safe from Drilling
New York is on the forefront of a nationwide fight to protect our health and environment from fracking – and there is no question this is one of the biggest environmental challenges we’ve faced in decades. Environment New York’s clean water fellow will lead our efforts to fight fracking and protect our forests, air and water.
Over the past four years in neighboring Pennsylvania, fracking has left a legacy of polluted streams and contaminated drinking water supplies. It has also generated 1.3 billion gallons of toxic wastewater – shockingly not subject to stringent health and safety standards.
Big oil and gas companies and their well-heeled lobbyists in Albany have been using their access and influence to push Governor Cuomo and the state of New York to start issuing permits and let drilling begin here too.
We’ve opposed these efforts over the last three years – educating nearly a quarter million New Yorkers about the dangers of fracking, gathering tens of thousands of public comments, and advocating hard in Albany. While pressure from Environment New York and our many allies has driven Gov. Cuomo to scale back his initial plans, he continues to push the practice forward.
Our goal is to keep fracking out of New York by continuing to build public pressure on the governor and the legislature to ban the practice outright, and pass stringent safety regulations that would make fracking here too expensive. Environment New York’s clean water fellow will run this campaign.
Environment New York’s Fellowship Program
We are seeking a fellow who has the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluting industries, organize support and fight for our environmental values.
As a fellow, you’ll participate in a two-year immersion in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of organization-building necessary for the long haul.
You’ll plan and run grassroots campaigns, you’ll lobby lawmakers, publish op-eds, set up and speak at news conferences, organize town hall meetings, run citizen outreach campaigns, identify new members, raise money, recruit and manage staff and much more.
And Environment New York is part of Environment America, a national federation of state-based groups, meaning you’ll also have the opportunity to work with, and learn from, our national staff and staff from other states; and take part in national campaigns and national trainings.
After two years, you’ll have undergone a rigorous training, gained invaluable hands-on experience, and taken on more responsibility than you thought possible. And, best of all, you’ll be ready to take on a greater leadership role with Environment New York, another state affiliate, or Environment America. You might even start a new state affiliate or launch a new program.
We’re seeking candidates ready to commit themselves to fighting for the environment. Being a fellow is not for everybody. It’s tough, demanding and the challenges never stop. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills and an eagerness to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups.
How to Apply:
Environment New York, http://www.environmentnewyork.org