Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization.We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country.We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect peoples health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change.We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change.We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections.

We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment.Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.The Communications Department at Earthjustice is a large and growing team of people spread out across three of Earthjustices office locations.The team encompasses many different types of communications skills, such as advocacy strategies, visual storytelling, digital strategies, earned media, editorial and design production.The Communications Assistants main role is to provide administrative and budgetary support for the department as a whole and occasionally help manage special projects that cut across multiple teams within the Communications Department and across the organization.

This person would not take on administrative assistant responsibilities for any one staff person except for rare exceptions having to do with the Vice President for Communications scheduling or expense management needs or large-scale projects requiring logistical support.This person would be responsible for managing the departmental credit card, invoicing, large-group scheduling, managing timelines for budget submissions, and help with special projects like retreat planning and organizing trainings and speakers for the department.The Communications Assistant reports directly to the Vice President of Communications.


Manage credit card on behalf of Communications Department, i.e.manager billing and tracking of receipts.Help budget managers in department submit timely information for budget processes and ensure that information is accurate and aligned.Help with group scheduling for departmental meetings and trainings, e.g., manage calendar and logistics for weekly Communications department meeting.If essential job functions are covered, help manage special projects such as retreat planning, project management and logistics support for long-term major campaigns and communication initiatives.Work with Campaign Managers and Communication Directors to project manage major campaigns and initiatives, coordinate roles and responsibilities, manage deadlines and deliverables, and facilitate meetings and debriefs.

Hire and manage general Communications interns.Assist with setting up A/V equipment for departmental meetings.Respond to general email and phone inquiries directed to the department; update general department information and staff contacts.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Communications Interns Qualifications: Bachelors degree and relevant communications or nonprofit experience preferred.Excellent organizational skills including calendaring, meeting planning, budgeting.Mastery of project management tools, especially Basecamp, Slack, and Outlook.Meticulous attention to detail, including excellent proofreading and copy-editing skills; extremely organized and able to handle multiple, complex projects with competing deadlines.Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and resourceful.

Professional, positive, and approachable attitude; ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of people, including staff and board members, partners, volunteers, and the public; discretion and diplomacy a must.Solid knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint; excellent online research skills; Adobe Photoshop or other desktop publishing programs desired.Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.Contributes to recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits.

Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.

Application Procedure:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter online via the Jobvite system.Please, no phone calls, hard copies, or drop-ins.If you're having technical difficulties submitting your application,please reach out to Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence.Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.

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