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Environment California Climate Solutions Advocate

Environment California is seeking a Climate Solutions Advocate to run campaigns to electrify California’s homes, schools, businesses and transportation system.

As our Climate Solutions Advocate, you’ll work with the State Director and the national clean energy program team at Environment America to:

  • Support efforts to get over one million EV charging stations by 2030
  • Ensure 100% of new cars are zero emission vehicles by 2035
  • Transition our trucks, buses and trains to zero emission vehicles
  • Electrify buildings including homes, libraries, schools and businesses throughout California

Representative Responsibilities

Our Advocate will work with our Director and other staff on campaigns to electrify California’s homes, schools, businesses and transportation system. This position requires exercising discretion and independent judgment in making decisions in matters of significance. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Program: Run our campaigns for electrification in California, including policy development, research and messaging.
  • Advocacy: Represent Environment California and advance our strategy in the California State Capitol. Develop strong and collaborative relationships with state agencies, partner organizations, coalitions, legislators and legislative staff on both sides of the aisle, and other stakeholders to advance shared goals. Seek out and identify policy opportunities related to our issue portfolio and make recommendations regarding policy positions and messaging.
  • Communications and Media Outreach: Work with your team to develop materials for lawmakers, the public, and the media to help advance our campaigns, including opinion editorials, press releases, letters to the editor, campaign action emails, fact sheets, bill summaries and policy briefs, regulatory comments, analyses, and presentations.
  • Fundraising: Fundraise from charitable foundations and individual donors to support our program.
  • Build the team: You will be part of a California-based team of advocates and campaign staff working to advance our policy goals. Advocates may serve as mentors or supervisors to less experienced staff, recruit and train new interns and volunteers to increase our impact and build our power, and participate in recruitment of new staff.


You are:

  • A campaign advocate, campaign staffer or grassroots organizer with at least 3 years of experience team building and/or coalition building.
  • An effective communicator with excellent writing and public speaking skills. Experience with traditional media or digital communications is a plus.
  • Creative and effective at solving complex problems; a strategic thinker who can take advantage of new opportunities.
  • A people person and good listener with a track record of successful access-building; willing and interested in working with people who think differently than you.
  • Well-organized and able to work on multiple legislative and administrative proposals at once.
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental and public interest issues and to citizen-based social change.
  • A proven ability to recruit, train and develop staff, raise money, and demonstrated success in building relationships with the full spectrum of environmental and political stakeholders.


Compensation and Benefits

The starting compensation range for this position is $34,000-$40,000 and depends on relevant experience, education, and location. Candidates on the lower end of directly relevant experience should expect to be on the lower end of this range; candidates on the higher end of relevant experience are likely to be on the higher end of this range. Environment California offers an excellent benefits package. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, paid time off, our commuter benefit program, a 401(k) plan with employer match, parental leave, long term disability insurance, and may include needs-based student loan assistance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Location: This position could be based in Oakland, Los Angeles or Sacramento, CA.

About Environment California

Environment California is a policy and action group with tens of thousands of supporters across the state. Our mission is to protect clean air, clean water and open space. Environment California led the effort to commit California to generating 100 percent of our electricity from clean, renewable sources by 2045. We’ve also reduced plastic pollution flowing into the Pacific Ocean, stopped oil drilling and blocked efforts to expand fracking, and protected our parks and beaches and forests throughout the state. 

Our Mission and Values

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Environment California and Environment America are part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change. Visit for things you should know about our network when you apply.

Environment California is an equal opportunity employer and will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

COVID-19: We take COVID-19 safety very seriously. Employees must follow our COVID safety protocols and be fully vaccinated and boosted. Accommodations are provided to the extent required by law.