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Environment Texas Campaign Associate

Posted on: March 3, 2023

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Job Description

Join the Environment Texas Clean Air team, led by executive director Luke Metzger, to work on our campaign to reduce air and global warming pollution in Texas.

Texas leads the nation in the pollution fueling global warming and, from extreme weather to air pollution, Texans are paying the price. The Environment Texas Clean Air Associate will work to:

  • ban flaring of methane gas from oil wells,
  • close down polluting, coal-burning power plants,
  • hold industrial facilities accountable for violations of clean air laws.

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: Catalog 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 by 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 $30,000-$31,500 in the first year. Environment Texas offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.


Austin, TX

We’re also hiring campaign associates to work on other campaigns in locations across the country. We accept applications on a rolling basis. 


Why work with Environment Texas? Check out 10 reasons: 

Environment Texas 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 for things you should know about our network when you apply.

Environment Texas is an equal opportunity employer.

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.


Austin, TX


Environment America

Job category
Issue Organizing

Employment type
Full Time

0+ years

$30,000 – $31,500

Start date
This position starts immediately. Please apply at your earliest convenience.