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Action Director

Posted on Nov 5, 2020 by Earth Justice

San Francisco, CA 94101
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Assist in efforts to cultivate diversity, equity and inclusion within the organization and the broader environmental movement.
Contribute to Earthjustice's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) mission through involvement in trainings and internal working groups.
Work with the President, Board of Trustees and senior staff of Earthjustice Action to build the organization's vision and strategic plan and refresh them in response to changing political circumstances.
Partner with Earthjustice's Communications department to create and convey a compelling and inspiring vision for the C4 to supporters and others.
Partners with Earthjustice's Development team to create and implement plans to build a sustainable income stream for the C4, starting with a target of raising $6M over five years. That plan will include cultivating individual major individual donors and planning events for groups of donors.
Provide strategic support to Earthjustice Action's President and the Chair of Earthjustice Action's Board of Trustees.
Develop a strong relationship with Earthjustice Action board members, and assist in recruiting new board members when required.
Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice Action.
Work with Earthjustice's Policy and Legislation and Communications teams to design and implement advocacy initiatives to influence legislation in accordance with Earthjustice Action's strategic plan. These initiatives may involve paid, earned, and social media developed in concert with the Communications team, as well as phone-banking and other advocacy tactics.
Develop, maintain and expand trusting relationships with senior staff of key Congressional decision makers.
Work with Communications Department and/or vendors to maintain an effective Earthjustice Action website.
Represent Earthjustice Action at appropriate national and state 501(c)(4) coalitions and at any issue-specific coalitions that are created for better collaboration across (c)(4) activities that Earthjustice Action has prioritized.
Retain and supervise vendors as necessary to implement Earthjustice Action's programmatic goals.
Working as necessary with Earthjustice Action's President, Board Chair, General Counsel and other staff, as well as Earthjustice staff, the Director will
Plan and execute biannual board meetings.
Write program reports for board members and supporters.
Maintain and improve Earthjustice Action's bylaws, structures and processes.
Develop and manage Earthjustice Action's annual budget.
Coordinate Earthjustice Action's annual proposed budget with the results of Earthjustice's annual lobby budget review.
Recruit, hire and supervise additional staff when necessary and appropriate.
Ensure legal compliance of Earthjustice Action's projects and activities.
Supervise Earthjustice Action's annual audit and the production of its 990 form.


Eight years' experience with the legislative and/or political process.
Bachelors, Masters or JD
Ability to work with populations having diverse backgrounds and promote equity and inclusion for staff, donors and coalition members
Proven leadership skills
Deep understanding of the federal legislative and political process, and a proven ability to develop and implement strategies for influencing those processes
Experience in planning and executing advocacy campaigns, including campaigns that involve traditional, digital and social media, both earned and paid
Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations
Contributes to recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Proven leader, coach and motivator of staff.
Fundraising experience
Experience formulating and tracking budgets
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
Proven ability to build, work with, and deepen relationships with coalitions
Experience leading a 501(c)(4) organization
Experience planning and executing paid phone banks
Experience working with a board of directors
Experience working in a law firm or other environment. requiring frequent engagement with lawyers
Supervisory experience
Political campaign experience
Knowledge of U.S. environmental laws

Reference: 995139961

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