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Jun 7 / BARD CEP

California Policy Advocate, Earthjustice

Organization: Earthjustice

Position Title: California Policy Advocate

Location: Sacramento, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The California Policy Advocate will be responsible for developing and implementing both legislative and administrative strategies in California, focusing primarily on clean air and clean energy, but also a broader array of environmental issues impacting California. The Policy Advocate will be a member of Earthjustice’s California Regional Office and, ideally, will be based in Sacramento.


  • Develop and implement legislative and administrative strategies to advance our positions on environmental issues.
  • Directly lobby the California legislature, Governor’s Office, and key executive agencies.
  • Track legislation and policy initiatives relating to assigned issues.
  • Develop advocacy materials, including but not limited to, fact sheets, action alerts, and blogs.
  • Work with our Communications Department to develop media strategies and conduct media outreach on assigned issues.
  • Perform policy and legislative analysis.
  • Cultivate allies, partnerships, and coalitions in support of assigned issues.
  • Conduct outreach to broader non-profit legal community and maintain a leadership position within the California environmental community on assigned issues.
  • Coordinate with Earthjustice litigators, policy advocates, communications campaigners, and press secretaries working on assigned issues.
  • Educate the California legislature, Governor’s Office, and/or key agencies on significant legal challenges and rulings.
  • Assist in fundraising efforts related to assigned issue areas, as requested by our Development Department.
  • Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice on assigned issues.
  • Supervise projects and other efforts performed on assigned issues by associates, assistants, interns, or contractors.


  • At least five years’ experience in policy or legal advocacy.
  • Demonstrated experience working with legislative process.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent writing and oral communications skills.
  • Detail oriented and good organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to work in coalitions and with allies.
  • Experience in working with traditional and social media.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with proven ability to work independently and proactively.
  • Experience with the Clean Air Act and/or clean energy issues preferred.
  • D. preferred, but not required.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter. Click here to apply. No telephone calls.

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