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John Muir Project of Earth Island Institute. |
|State/Province:||District of Columbia|
|Type of Employment:||Full Time|
|Industries:||Nonprofit Charitable Organizations|
|Required Education:||Bachelors Degree|
|Travel Requirements:||25% of the time|
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Forest Protection Advocate, Lobbyist and Grassroots Organizer
LOCATION: Washington, D.C.
The John Muir Project is a small non-profit which is part of the much larger Earth Island Institute community. We have been successfully defending our nation’s public forests (national forests, BLM lands, National Parks and Wildlife Refuges) and the ecosystems and wildlife these lands support for twenty years. We employ a combination of forest management monitoring, original scientific research, public education and legal action in our efforts to ensure that science and maintaining natural processes and the ecological integrity of our forest ecosystems does not take a back seat to economic interests and greed. Our combined efforts of grassroots organizing and trips to DC to inform legislators about recent scientific research over the last few years have played a crucial role in helping to defeat logging bills. Given the most recent election, now more than ever we need a steady presence in Washington to maintain our relationships, keep legislators informed and push for legislative changes to permanently protect our public forests.
Earth Island Institute is headquartered in Berkeley, California, while the John Muir Project’s main office is in Big Bear City, California with additional staff in Nevada City, California.
This is a full-time position which will be based in Washington D.C. Travel will be a significant part of this position (approximately 20% or 10 weeks over the course of a year) including day trips to Congressional districts near the D.C. area and longer trips to strategic congressional districts, including in the western United States. Travel will also include trips to certain national forests across the country to obtain on-the-ground personal knowledge of issues regarding specific forests and ecosystem responses to natural disturbances, as well as participation in John Muir Project and/or Earth Island Institute staff gatherings.
John Muir Project of Earth Island Institute is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. We offer a competitive compensation package commensurate with other non-profits and full benefits which include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 11 paid holidays per year, paid vacation and sick leave. A salary between $60-70k has been allocated for this position.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org with DC Position in the subject line. Please include any references which highlight your qualifications for this position as well as salary history. No phone calls or hard copies please. Job will be open until filled.
|Company Name:||John Muir Project of Earth Island Institute|