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Clean Air & Energy Program Associate, Environmental Advocates of New York

Organization: Environmental Advocates of New York

Position Title: Clean Air & Energy Program Associate

Location: Albany, New York

Dates and compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, excellent health benefits, retirement savings including an employer contribution, and a vibrant, fast-paced work environment.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

Description: Environmental Advocates of New York seeks applicants for the position of Clean Air & Energy Program Associate. The Program Associate is a member of Environmental Advocates’ team that focuses on clean air, renewable energy, and climate change issues.

Environmental Advocates has served as the state’s government watchdog in Albany for more than 45 years. We are a nonprofit organization that advances the cause of environmental protection and we seek candidates who are highly motivated to change public policy and build the movement for sustainability and conservation.

Responsibilities: The Clean Air & Energy Program Associate is a full-time salaried exempt position that reports to the Program Director. The Associate director participates in the advocacy efforts around the inter-related issues of climate change, air emissions/air quality, and energy policy. This includes, but is not limited to, lobbying on and engaging the public in our efforts to protect existing and promote new policies that improve air quality. The Associate will also take a lead role in grass-roots organizing and mobilization what we consider the most pressing issue of our time; climate change.

The Clean Air & Energy Program Associate should have a broad knowledge of environmental issues with a particular interest and knowledge of climate change, air emissions/air quality, and energy use. Experience in organizing and/or issue-based campaigning is a tremendous plus.


  • Advocacy efforts that engage decision makers on clean air, energy and climate change;
  • Serve as a public spokesperson before the general public and the media;
  • Work with the communications staff to develop and execute a communications strategy that includes electronic and web-based communications, media releases, and the development of other outreach materials;
  • Work with program staff to develop strategies for achieving the organization’s policy goals;
  • Conduct public outreach and be able to build and lead effective coalitions;
  • Serve as a lobbyist and spokesperson before the state legislature; and
  • Conduct analysis of specific regulations, legislation, the state budget and other policies as needed.

Project Management

  • Assist with the creation of goals for programs and projects including intermediate objectives and timelines for achieving them;
  • Stay up-to-date on developments that influence programs and projects;
  • Identify funding opportunities, develop grant proposals and foundation reports, and maintain relationships with donors; and,
  • Track environmental legislation in the New York State Legislature.


  • At least two years of experience in advocacy, community organizing, policy analysis, and/or government relations;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in public policy or environmental;
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities, manage multiple projects, and work in the team environment;
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills;
  • Strong interest in public policy and politics; and,
  • Licensed driver with a willingness to travel as needed;

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, résumé, references and a writing sample to:

Conor Bambrick
Air and Energy, Program Director
Environmental Advocates of New York
353 Hamilton St
Albany NY  12210-1709

Email: [email protected]

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