Who’s Hiring? 9 Environmental Organizations Fighting Climate Change

Who’s Hiring? 9 Environmental Organizations Fighting Climate Change was originally published on Idealist Careers.

A positive impact on the planet can begin with simple actions, like learning to compost or buying locally grown, in-season fruits and vegetables. Starting small can help you dip your toe into environmental work, but if you’re looking to grow your impact, consider bringing your passion for mother nature to your career, as well.

From going paperless to incentivising green commutes, there are many ways to make your workplace more eco-friendly. If you’re currently looking for a job, joining an organization that combats climate change is the perfect way to get more involved in sustainability efforts.

We’ve rounded up nine U.S.-based organizations with current openings posted on Idealist. Take a look through our list to see if any open roles line up with your skills and experience—our planet will thank you.

Amazon Watch, Oakland, CA

By partnering with Indigenous communities and other environmental organizations, this nonprofit works to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. They are currently hiring a Director of Philanthropy.

Sonoma Land Trust, Santa Rosa, CA

Sonoma Land Trust conserves scenic, natural, agricultural, and open land through securing funding, promoting education, and increasing outreach in Sonoma County. This nonprofit is hiring a Planned Giving Officer for an in-person role.

The Good Food Institute, Remote

This international nonprofit wants to reimagine meat production to make the global food system better for the planet, people, and animals. They are currently hiring for nine open roles.

Climate Power, Washington, DC

Founded by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, League of Conservation Voters, and Sierra Club, this nonprofit builds public support for bold climate action and challenges climate change deniers. Climate Power has posted 10 remote opportunities on Idealist.

International Council on Clean Transportation, Global

This independent nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental regulators with the mission of benefiting public health and mitigating the effects of climate change. They are currently hiring for 11 open roles based in cities around the world, including Washington, DC and San Francisco.

Conservation Law Foundation, Boston, MA

The Conservation Law Foundation seeks to protect New England’s environment by supporting climate change mitigation efforts, such as ocean conservation and green transportation. They are hiring for two hybrid roles based in Boston: Major Gifts Officer and Program Coordinator, Legal Food Hub.

Sierra Club, Oakland, CA

This grassroots environmental organization’s mission is to build an international movement that educates and enlists humanity to protect and restore the natural environment. The Sierra Club is hiring an Associate Advancement Director – East for a hybrid role.

Strategic Energy Innovations, San Rafael, CA

This nonprofit seeks to create sustainable communities through programs that integrate climate education, training, and career development. These programs target everyone from young students to emerging professionals who can lead environmental projects to address their community’s sustainability goals. Strategic Energy Innovations is hiring for two open roles based in California and Seattle, respectively: Associate Program Manager and Green Workforce Project Coordinator.

Partnership Project, Washington, DC

This nonprofit provides fiscal sponsorship and organizational support to environmental campaigns and partners that are dedicated to protecting the natural environment. The Partnership Project is hiring for two hybrid roles based in DC: Senior Outreach Manager and Program Assistant.


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