California Electrification Advocate

Environment America

Oakland, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details The starting compensation range is $34,000-$40,000 and depends on relevant experience and/or education.
Deadline Oct 06, 2023

Environment California Electrification Advocate

Environment California is seeking an Electrification Advocate to electrify California homes, schools, businesses and transportation system.

As our Electrification 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

Mission and Background

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, we’ve stopped oil drilling and blocked efforts to expand fracking, and protected our parks and beaches and forests throughout the state. 

As the Electrification Advocate, you will meet with local decision-makers and opinion leaders and represent our organization to allies and the media, help to build and foster our membership, grassroots and online base of support and help recruit staff and volunteers to join us, fundraise for our programs, and maintain good systems for tracking and building on our work. This position requires exercising discretion and independent judgment in making decisions in matters of significance.

Representative Responsibilities 

  • Program: Run the California Electrification program, participating in and overseeing policy development, research and messaging. Represent Environment California and advance our strategy in the California State Capitol. Seek out and identify policy opportunities related to our issue portfolio and make recommendations regarding policy positions and messaging.
  • Coalition Building: 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. 
  • Communications and Media: 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, action campaign emails, fact sheets, bill summaries and policy briefs, regulatory comments, analyses, and presentations.
  • Fundraising & Organizational Development: Fundraise from charitable foundations and individual donors to support our program: meet with foundation staff and donors to pitch projects for funding. Work with your team to write and submit grant proposals. Meet with individual Environment California supporters to deepen their giving and build our donor base.
  • Build a Team:You will be part of a California based team of advocates and campaign staff to advance our policy goals. Advocates may serve as mentors or supervisors to less experienced staff. Participate in recruitment and make hiring recommendations for the state office team.


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 verbal 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.
  • Well-organized and able to work on multiple legislative and administrative proposals.
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental and public interest issues and to citizen-based social change, as well as a track record of leadership.
  • A proven ability to recruit, train and develop staff, the ability to raise money, and demonstrated success in building relationships with the full spectrum of environmental and political stakeholders.

Compensation & Benefits 

The starting compensation range is $34,000-$40,000 and depends on relevant experience and/or education. Candidates on the low 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 may include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, needs-based student loan assistance, 401(k) plan with employer match, commuter benefit program, paid time off, parental leave and long-term disability insurance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.


Oakland, Sacramento or Los Angeles, CA preferred

Why work with Environment California? Here are ten reasons on our website.

Environment California is part of the Public Interest Network. Visit our website to learn more about our mission and values before 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 boostered. Accommodations are provided to the extent required by law.


Please apply online on our website.

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Category Policy And Law