Campaign Associate - Conservation Team

Environment America

Richmond, Virginia

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details The target annual compensation for this position is $28,500-$30,000 in the first year.
Deadline Jul 15, 2022

Join the Environment Virginia conservation team and help bring More Nature to Virginia.

Virginia is home to many iconic landscapes from the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley to Virginia Beach and the Chesapeake Bay. We use this land for enjoyment, resources, food and more while sharing it with all sorts of wildlife from the bald eagle to blue crab. Unfortunately these state treasures and the wildlife that call them home face an array of environmental problems including climate change, water pollution and habitat loss due to development. Our tree canopy is dwindling, our wildlife is becoming more and more isolated and restricted, our bees are being poisoned and our preserved land is underfunded and overused.

Virginia needs to commit to protecting more nature and investing in our special places. This means we need newly established funding for our special places as well as policies to protect our wildlife including pollinators and other wildlife from harmful products including pesticides and plastics. 

We are seeking a Campaign Associate who will spearhead this campaign and work with our experienced team of advocates, researchers, and digital and communications experts.

Entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply; we provide training on advocacy and organizing skills, as well as oversight and on-the-ground training by an experienced advocate. Ideal candidates will have leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, an eagerness to learn, and be ready for a challenge. We value organizing experience, including building campus or community groups.


  • Build powerful coalitions: Reach out to like-minded organizations and affected constituency groups to demonstrate support for our campaign goals.
  • Earn traditional media and social media attention: Organize news conferences and write opinion pieces. Build a following on Facebook and Twitter for your campaign.
  • Lobby elected officials: Coordinate strategy with champions in Congress. Make a convincing case to legislators who are undecided on a particular vote. When a critical vote is happening on your campaign, work to demonstrate the support you’ve been building on the ground to help line up the votes needed to win. 
  • Research and write reports: Catalogue and analyze data relevant to the issue and our policy proposals to help influence public debate and earn media attention for our cause.
  • Identify and cultivate donors: Reach out to foundations and major donors and ask them to fund your campaign.
  • Recruit new people to your team: Help build your team recruiting volunteers, interns and full-time staff.
  • Run a grassroots campaign office each summer: Run a campaign office for the summer to raise money to support our campaigns, build our organization and membership, and help build critical and timely grassroots support to win key campaigns while honing your organizing and management skills.


The target annual compensation for this position is $28,500-$30,000 in the first year. Environment Virginia offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.


Richmond, VA

We’re also hiring campaign associates to work on other campaigns in locations across the country. We accept applications on a rolling basis.Currently all of our staff are working remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The position starts in August 2022.


Environment Virginia is 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 our website for things you should know about our network when you apply.

Environment Virginia is an equal opportunity employer.


Fill out our online application on our website.

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