Job Announcement: Forest Protection Advocate, Lobbyist and Grassroots Organizer

The John Muir Project is hiring!  Given the full out attack that the current administration and leaders in Congress are making on the environment, now more than ever we need a steady presence in Washington D.C. to  educate legislators on the importance of protecting our nation’s forests and to push for legislative changes which will permanently protect these areas to maintain native biodiversity of plants and animals and mitigate the negative effects of climate change.

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.  Full job description, including qualifications and responsibilities, can be found here.

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:  info@johnmuirproject.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.

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