Look Who’s Hiring in Appalachia

By September 29, 2022September 30th, 2022No Comments

We wanted to share a few job openings that some of our partners in the region have been promoting. Join in on the effort to make a better Appalachia for all!

If you are hiring and don’t see it listed here, please reach out at

Policy Director $70,000-$95,000+

Policy Matters Ohio is seeking an experienced Policy Director.

The Policy Director is a key member of the Policy Matters management team. The Director will work closely with the Executive Director in overall management of the office. Specifically, the Policy Director will be responsible for coordinating, supporting, and organizing the policy research of the organization, supervising the research staff, and guiding the work of the organization’s policy campaigns. The Policy Director serves as the lead staff supporting the organization’s state-focused tax and budget work.

The Director must have management experience and a demonstrated ability to build consensus, be adaptable and highly self-motivated. In addition, the Director must have excellent writing and editing skills; a keen understanding of the public policy landscape, including state budget and tax policy; strong project or campaign management skills; and excellent collaborative communication skills. Experience with Labor or other economic justice policy or campaigns experience is a plus. The position requires strategic thinking, policy savvy, and a drive to make Ohio a more equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and vibrant state for all—no exceptions.

Learn more about the position/apply for the position here

Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships & Government Affairs

A crucial part of implementing our strategic plan is ensuring we build and maintain strong partnerships with a diverse array of agencies, organizations, companies, associations, and elected and government officials. Landforce is currently involved in nearly two dozen potentially consequential conversations on both sides of our mission — environment and people-centered justice. We are seeking someone to assume a leadership position, working alongside the Executive Director, in ensuring that these relationships flourish and result in solid action for both Landforce, our people, the planet, and our partners. You will be expected to take the lead on some of these conversations, working closely with the Executive Director, Director of Workforce Development, and Director of Land Stewardship to maintain momentum, build actionable plans that meet our needs while satisfying those expressed by our partners, and to create new relationships. We will look to you to have a familiarity with local, regional, state and federal government partners, and help the Executive Director build deep and meaningful relationships with our elected and government officials. You will become our policy expert across a wide array of policy issues so that we are confident that when we advocate for a particular policy, these policies will cause positive structural changes in the lives of our crew members and their families and the environment in which we all live. While this position is not primarily a fundraising position, the incumbent will support the Executive Director’s fundraising work by taking the lead on relationship building that falls within their purview, notably, but not limited to, government opportunities.

We imagine that the person who will do this job well is a team player, self-starter, thoughtful, enjoys people, is committed to our mission of justice and environment, has demonstrated experience building long-standing relationships, and is knowledgeable about the nonprofit, private, and government sectors and how they can best work together. While we may imagine that the person best suited for a position like this will have a Masters Degree in Public Policy or something similar, we are open to being surprised, and recognize that not all paths to the same point need to be the same. It is your experience and demonstrated results we are interested in learning about.

While our dual mission is not unique, we recognize that we are unusual in the equal weight we put on people and the environment. While we would love to find someone who is equally comfortable talking action and policy across environment, justice, race, incarceration, and poverty, we are simultaneously realists, and (sadly) recognize that unicorns do not actually exist. So, if this position excites you, please review the job description here  and send a resume with a cover letter describing why you are the right person for this job to our Executive Director, Dr. Ilyssa Manspeizer,

Salary is $70,000 plus benefits (100% health, medical, dental; 3% retirement match (from January following start of employment); 12 paid company holiday days, first year up to 19 days/year with increases at 2 and 5 years of employment; paid parental leave (after 6 months), etc.)

Site Supervisor

The Site Supervisor plays a central role in the Landforce model. The person in this position will be responsible for supervising and working alongside crews on worksites, and in doing so, represents the opportunity to build upon, model, and reinforce both the hard and soft skills our crew members learn in the classroom.

Work may include: green stormwater infrastructure maintenance, tree planting & care, invasive plant removal, trail construction & maintenance, garden bed installations, vacant lot remediation, and simple carpentry, among others. Recently, Landforce staff put together a list of characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Site Supervisor position, and while the person will need to have some of the environmental stewardship knowledge and experience described above, we identified the following characteristics as essential for a person in this position: clear communicator, patient, hard to fluster, charismatic, enthusiastic, supportive, go getter, hard worker, comfortable in a position of leadership and as a team player, non-judgmental, ability to build people up through positive and constructive feedback, commitment to restorative practices and especially to the people of Landforce and our mission. 

If you believe that this is the job for you, then we encourage you to review the full job description, and apply by emailing your resume and a brief statement about why you think you are the right person for this position to Thomas Guentner, Director of Land Stewardship,

Salary is $40,000 plus benefits (100% health, medical, dental; 3% retirement match (from January following start of employment); 12 paid company holiday days, first year up to 19 days/year with increases at 2 and 5 years of employment; paid parental leave (after 6 months), etc.)

Crew Member

The application period for our second cohort of 2022 will be open from NOW to July 15, 2022.

We will be holding open interviews for interested applicants 9am to 1pm every Wednesday and Thursday from June 27 through July 15th at 201 North Braddock Avenue, #230 Pittsburgh, PA 15208.

Feel free to fill out an online application here – Please note that if you fill out an online application, Landforce will be in touch to schedule a date and time with you for an interview slot. If filling out an application doesn’t work for you, come on in to one of our open interview slots and you can fill out an application here before your interview. If you have questions, or would like to notify us ahead that you’ll be coming in, please call 412-727-6936, email our Director of Workforce Development,, or use our online contact form.

As a Landforce Crew Member, you will assist Landforce with land stewardship contracts on a seasonal basis. Projects may include constructing trails, restoring habitats, installing gardens, managing vacant lots, maintaining green infrastructure, planting and caring for trees, and other land stewardship projects.

While working with Landforce, you will receive training and support to help you overcome barriers to a permanent job that will provide family-sustaining wages. Your training and support will include professional development opportunities that will further your knowledge about environmental stewardship, community development and workforce skills. You and the Landforce staff will partner to identify long-term careers goals; establish a plan for employment; develop an effective resume; build appropriate job search and interview skills; and identify employment opportunities to apply for.

Read the Recruitment Flyer to learn more about the position.

See a full list of job requirements.

Outreach Organizer

We seek an Outreach Organizer to join our vibrant and dedicated team.  WV FREE is a reproductive health, rights, and justice advocacy and education organization.  WVFREE’s workplace is fast-paced, engaging, and supportive.

The Outreach Organizer will be responsible for grassroots powerbuilding, strong social media campaigns, voter outreach, leadership development, and strategic alliance building and nurturing partnerships. The ideal candidate is highly organized, has a strong work ethic, impeccable communication skills, and is detail-oriented. The Outreach Organizer must have the ability to exercise sound judgment and use diplomacy and tact. The Outreach Organizer will operate the WV FREE Integrated Voter and Member Engagement (IVE) program by organizing statewide canvass and phone banking campaigns to identify and organize reproductive health, rights, and justice supporters throughout West Virginia.

The Outreach Organizer should be someone who loves data and metrics. This position will include collecting, tracking, analyzing, and reporting all data and metrics from all voter engagement work. Experience in working within the Voter Activation Network is preferred but not required. Training will be available.

Learn more about the position/how to apply here.


The Green Workers Alliance (GWA) is a project of PowerSwitch Action (formerly Partnership for Working Families). We are organizing solar installers and wind turbine technicians nationally using an online-to-offline model as we campaign to dramatically raise job standards in the field and increase investment in the green sector. We are organizing workers for more and better green jobs, building an organization with multiracial member leadership, and elevating workers voices in some of the most critical climate fights. Our work will help win economic justice, combat climate change, and achieve a just transition from fossil fuels. 

We are beginning ground operations in Virginia, where we will be organizing solar installers, particularly in rooftop solar, and working with labor, community and environmental allies on a comprehensive campaign targeting end-users of renewable energy projects. 

We are seeking an organizer in Virginia to work on both field and online organizing and help us develop our end-user campaign in coalition with a diverse set of allies.  

More information about the position/how to apply here

Program Specialist

You can run the ReImagine TCWAC initiative!

Duties include maintaining a coalition of hyperlocal sustainability projects for marginalized and economically disadvantaged communities within the Turtle Creek Water and Airsheds.

This position organizes community events, project management, and volunteer recruitment for the initiative.

*Applicants that live or have roots in the Turtle Creek Watershed Communities will be given preferential consideration

More information about this position/how to apply here.

Want to help shape the future of WV? WV New Jobs Coalition has FOUR opportunities available to lead WV communities through a visioning process – lifting the voices of community members and helping them to lead work in the place they call home.

Assistant Project Coordinator (statewide)
● Collaborate with the WVNJC team to plan and implement the Visioning Project
● Assist local groups and organizing fellows in planning community meetings
● Conduct one-on-one conversations with community members and partners
● Media and social media outreach
● Attend and facilitate community meetings

Coalition Coordinator (statewide, full-time position)
●Scheduling and facilitating meetings and communications
● Reporting to coalition and funders
● Project Management for overall coalition work
● Plan community meetings with Assistant Visioning Project Coordinator, local groups and organizing fellows
● Conduct one-on-one conversations with community members and partners
● Media and social media outreach
● Attend and facilitate community meetings

WV Organizing Fellow – Other Regions (TWO fellowships available, based in Northern Panhandle, Eastern Panhandle, North-Central, or Western West Virginia)
● Learn about community organizing
● Recruit community groups in assigned region
● Provide support for community groups in planning and hosting visioning meetings
● Organize a canvass
● Recruit volunteers
● Hold one-on-one conversations with community members

Rather than assuming we know what people need, then presenting our solutions, we want to hear
directly from residents. What are their individual stories? What are the everyday struggles people face?

What would make their communities stronger? Are there federal or state resources and policy changes that can make a real difference in people’s everyday lives?

More information about these positions/how to apply here

Executive Director

The Pittsburgh Food Policy Council is seeking an Executive Director to lead our organization through a robust strategic planning process and into the next phase of our organizational development and food action plan implementation. This position reports to the PFPC Board of Directors and is a full-time, exempt position at 37.5 hours per week. This position is hybrid remote and in-person, subject to change as the position evolves, and requires residency in Allegheny County upon hire. 


  • Lead strategic planning in partnership with an outside firm to ensure that PFPC can successfully articulate and implement its vision and mission.
  • Ensure the consistent application of a racial justice and equity lens to PFPC operations, partnerships, and organizational culture. 
  • Build effective working relationships with community leaders and organizations.
  • Serve as chief spokesperson and representative of PFPC with all media.
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information and support necessary for the Board to function properly.
  • Grow PFPC’s impact by being active and visible in local, regional and national food systems networks and by developing strategic partnerships and expanding our network.
  • Serve as liaison to the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.


  • Collaborate with the Board to identify funding sources.
  • Develop and implement a financial sustainability plan.
  • Conduct donor and grant prospecting, relationship management and grant writing.
  • Provide oversight of grant administration and management in accordance with grant agreements.
  • Provide timely grant reports to funders.


  • Lead the advancement of the priorities of the Greater Pittsburgh Food Action Plan.
  • Supervise staff including monitoring development and implementation of work plans, project deliverables and timelines for collaborative projects, programs, policy initiatives, and navigation of partnerships and other organizational relationships.   

More information about the position/how to apply here

Area Director, Allegheny County

Civic360, LLC is seeking a full-time Area Director to help lead PennFuture’s Democracy For All non-partisan integrated voter engagement program in Allegheny County. This involves hiring, training, and developing staff, as well as managing day-to-day activities necessary to successfully accomplish program goals. The position is a full-time temporary position through December 2022 with the possibility of becoming permanent. This position is being recruited and filled by Civic360, LLC on behalf of PennFuture.

PennFuture’s Democracy For All program is improving access to and trust in our democracy, so that communities that our country have historically left out of the decision making process can reclaim their rightful influence. We do this by advocating for structural democracy reform, voter registration, voter education and transformational community engagement.


The Area Director will serve in a critical role of helping to advance the PennFuture’s civic engagement strategic plan, including non-partisan voter registration, “get out the vote” campaigns, vote  by mail digital campaigns, community education and organizing and leading the implementation of electoral field work that advance and advocate around social and environmental issues affecting communities of color.


  • Organize and lead efforts to build a strong base of volunteers and partners that drive civic engagement activities focused on social and environmental justice priorities.
  • Collaborate with local organizations (i.e., faith-based groups, social justice groups, etc.), volunteers and partners in coalition building efforts that result in connecting and advancing policy change efforts affecting people of color and other disenfranchised communities. 
  • Design and implement events to encourage informed and active voter participation through base building activities including community events, training, and direct community outreach
  • Oversight for day-to-day operations and leading civic and voter engagement programs.
  • Managing the recruitment, training and supervision of team leads and canvassers.
  • Coaching staff to implement effective voter engagement and field campaign efforts to ensure program goals are successfully met.
  • Lead and direct community organizing strategies, that include but not limited to, phone banking, door-to-door canvassing as well as digital-organizing and online engagement.
  • Recruit and cultivate a volunteer base for voter outreach campaigns, including youth volunteer-led organizing events. Collaborate with staff and volunteers to foster strong integrated voter engagement (IVE) program for advocacy and electoral work in target region.
  • Preparing and providing reports on the program progress to the State Director to ensure the program goals are met;
  • Review data reports nightly to monitor progress and flag potential problems.
  • Work closely with the State Director, Deputy State Director , Civic360, and PennFuture staff to set and accomplish program goals.
  • Ensuring programs are executed with a high standard of quality control, professionalism, appropriate long-range perspective, and in compliance with all applicable laws.
  • Fully engages with the mission and team of PennFuture and Democracy for All by attending staff meetings and events, and being educated on the organization’s full suite of activities in order to fully represent the organization to stakeholders.


We are looking for candidates from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Prior Civic engagement experience is preferred. 

Successful candidates will be detail oriented and able to organize and manage many moving pieces in a dynamic and fluid office.  You will also bring all or most of the following skills to the position:

  • Display effective communication and collaboration that fosters cooperative work and contributes to building an inclusive environment and organizational culture
  • Ability to empower others to lead through efforts that enable the contribution of ideas and solutions that address and impact the work of the organization
  • Demonstrated recruiting skills;
  • Proven problem-solving and organizational skills;
  • Have a Drive for Results that promotes accountability and empowers shared responsibility while exercising safety and consideration for team and others
  • Outstanding work ethic and an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • You are committed to voter access and voter registration.
  • Are comfortable working with people of all political ideologies and share our commitment to increasing racial and socio-economic diversity in the conservation movement.
  • You value learning, are curious, and like to seek out new ideas and opportunities for personal growth and improvement.
  • Must be flexible, as plans continuously change.              
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.


  • Legal eligibility to work in the United States
  • Must have an operational car that is registered and insured, and which you are licensed to drive.
  • Willing to comply with strict rules against partisan activities or electioneering during work time.


Location: This position is currently a remote position, but the ideal candidate must live in Allegheny county.  When a physical office location is available this person must be able to work in that office.

Salary range:  $40,000 – $50,000.

Benefits:  Include  medical, dental and vision insurance,  paid vacation, paid sick leave, and paid holidays.


This position is open until filled.  Please submit your cover letter, resume, and three references  to Please write “Area Director – Allegheny” in the subject line.  Please no phone calls.

Executive Director

Reporting to the OEC’s board of directors, the executive director will galvanize a high-functioning team; the board; local, regional, and statewide legislators; and external partners, utilizing their expertise and passion to bring diverse people together for a shared purpose, forging strategic partnerships to strengthen Ohio’s environmental movement, and honoring community leadership. The executive director is the guardian of the OEC brand and is responsible for ensuring that the mission of the OEC family of organizations is understood and is relevant across the entire state of Ohio and on a national level.

Learn more about this position/how to apply here.

Senior Accountant – Full time, salary range is $65,000 – 80,000

The Senior Accountant will report to the Director of Finance and Operations, and work closely with team members at all levels of the organization. This position can be based from any of our five office locations, and a hybrid remote/office schedule may be considered.

Primary job responsibilities include the following:

  • Accounting operations: Serve as lead on all aspects of accounting operations including accounts receivable/payable, payroll, retirement plan, bank accounts/reconciliations, and the management of financial controls in accordance with GAAP.
  • Policy and procedures: Help the team develop and maintain efficient and effective accounting and financial management infrastructure including policies, processes, procedures and internal controls.
  • Budgeting: Work with the team to develop organizational, program and grant budgets.
  • Compliance and audit: Ensure timely and unqualified annual audit and 990 reports by adhering to organizational accounting policies and procedures throughout the year and by providing the CPA firm with the required reports and backup.
  • Operations support: Assist internal teams to manage various requirements such as charitable solicitation license renewals, lobbying expense reporting, sales tax refund claims and business insurance issues.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and at least five years of accounting experience required.
  • CPA license preferred.
  • Preference for candidates with nonprofit accounting experience, appropriate knowledge of tax laws and related issues and regulations for 501(c)(3) organizations, including federal and state filings and sound internal controls.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Proficiency in Excel, Google Suite, QuickBooks. Preference for candidates with experience with constituent relationship management software and time-tracking and expense software.
  • Good written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion.
  • Ability to produce high quality work and exercise good judgment.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work well independently and in teams

Human Resources Generalist – Full time, expected salary range is $60,000 – 70,000 

We are seeking a Human Resources Generalist to lead and improve HR functions and strategies related to recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits administration, policies and procedures, retention, performance evaluation, and separation processes. The HR Generalist will also be responsible for supporting the overall employee experience and encouraging the team’s feedback while striving to maintain a healthy culture and supportive work environment considering both staff and organizational needs.

The new hire will report to the Director of Finance and Operations, and work closely with team members at all levels of the organization. A hybrid remote/office schedule may be considered, but the position is full-time and should be based on a choice of one of our five office locations.

Primary job responsibilities include the following:

  • Policy & compliance: Develop and maintain the company’s HR policies and procedures, based on alignment with the company’s strategic plan, industry best practices, current trends, projected future shifts, our DEI commitment, and compliance with current regulations.
  • Recruitment & selection: Assist program managers with the hiring process by identifying strategic and inclusive job posting locations, participating in the screening and interviewing of applicants, and onboarding new hires.
  • Benefits administration: Administer all benefits and manage new hire enrollment, qualifying event situations, annual open enrollment cycles, benefits renewal reviews, and resolution of staff issues.
  • Engagement & retention: Coordinate staff engagement opportunities through surveys, open feedback sessions, and stay interviews to enrich a mutual staff-leadership trust relationship. Partner with leadership and managers in developing retention strategies, professional development, and succession plans to prevent undesired turnover and advance smooth employment transitions.
  • Performance evaluation: Support the performance evaluation process, assist managers with team members who are facing challenges, and conduct research to strengthen processes by creating more effective evaluation procedures.
  • Separation administration: Manage offboarding procedures, conduct exit interviews, initiate the COBRA process, and provide guidance when sensitive and confidential separation issues arise.
  • Operational support: As a critical member of the Finance & Operations team, provide support to the Senior Accountant, and maintain and update employee files, job descriptions, and organizational HR resource folder content. Recommend IT enhancements as needed.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum three years of Human Resources experience in the above areas required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, or a related degree with equivalent experience
  • Previous employment with a 501©(3) organization preferred
  • SHRM-Certified Professional preferred


  • Strong knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
  • Thorough knowledge of payroll processes, IRS and multi-state payroll regulations and compliance procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal and active listening skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to act with humility, empathy, integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Ability to act independently on HR tasks and initiatives, but collaborate across the organization as needed
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, G-Suite or related software

North Carolina Program Manager – Full time, expected salary range $55,000 – $70,000

Working under the supervision of the Director of Programs, the North Carolina Program Manager will supervise several field and policy staff and oversee an integrated grassroots organizing, policy advocacy, strategic communications, and movement-building effort aimed at accelerating North Carolina’s clean energy transition in a manner that centers on-the-ground community leadership, environmental justice, and democratic control of energy systems.

Primary roles and responsibilities

  • Advance Appalachian Voices’ objectives in North Carolina, including building the statewide movement for energy democracy, preventing new investments in fossil fuels and proactively seeking to grow and engage our base of supporters
  • Supervise field and policy staff and interns by setting clear goals, developing work plans, acting as a coach and mentor, and conducting regular check-ins
  • Collaborate with other environmental and social justice groups to build our collective power to address the most important environmental justice issues facing our state
  • Develop contacts and manage relationships with the NC media, write blog posts and op-eds, and serve as a spokesperson to NC media outlets in close coordination with Appalachian Voices’ communications team
  • Build relationships with and represent Appalachian Voices with decision makers, including state and federal legislators, regulators, commissioners and boards
  • Manage relationships with attorneys representing Appalachian Voices in legal proceedings and interventions in state administrative actions and contribute to the development of technical comments and testimony
  • Provide Appalachian Voices’ advancement team with timely updates of programmatic work and assist in writing grants and grant reports when necessary
  • Work closely with Appalachian Voices’ operations team to manage team budgets and ensure thorough and accurate financial reporting

Required skills and qualities

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in grassroots organizing and advocacy campaigns, including at least 3 years experience managing staff and interns
  • Strong collaborative spirit, sound judgment and demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent time management, work ethic and organizational skills
  • A commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Cultural humility, including the ability to create and sustain inclusive spaces for people of all races/ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, abilities, classes, and geographies.
  • Experience communicating complex processes and ideas effectively to a variety of audiences within and outside of the organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate directly, provide feedback, exhibit empathy, and build consensus
  • Ability to travel and work odd hours when necessary as well as keep a level head in a fast-paced campaign environment
  • Background in environmental or energy policy, regulation and/or enforcement is a plus

Learn more about the positions/how to apply here.

Bedford County Listening Project (BCLP) Organizing Lead

Full time, Remote, $60,000

This organizer will lead the work of the Bedford County Listening Project (BCLP) and its tenant union, the Shelbyville Tenants Organizing Protections (STOP) Campaign. Shelbyville is a rural town of 20,000 people with a strong immigrant community and majority white in Bedford County, Tennessee. This role means working in coalitions to build tenant power and secure tenant rights with an anti racist and anti classist lens using transformative organizing principles that meet people where they are.

Georgia Field Organizer

 SURJ is seeking a Georgia Field Organizer to organize poor and working class white voters in Henry and Clayton County as part of a multi-racial base building project with New Georgia Project and CASA. A successful person in this role will build a base of support in the area that contributes to long-term power building for poor and working-class people, as well as SURJ’s electoral priorities in 2022.

Learn more about the positions/how to apply here.

BIPOC Lead Organizer

The purpose of this position is to support the growing body of work of KFTC’s People of Color Caucus, and, more broadly, to help strengthen the leadership and engagement of Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) members. The position will connect to other racial justice efforts in KFTC as we work to create a more welcoming and inclusive organization.

Learn more about this position/how to apply here.

Senior Policy Advisor, Technology and Innovation Policy

BGA seeks qualified candidates for the position of Senior Policy Advisor, Technology and Innovation Policy in our Washington, D.C. office. The Senior Policy Advisor works with BGA staff and partners at the federal and state level to develop and advance policy to support innovation and deployment of technologies key to reducing emissions across economic sectors, including the industrial, building, and power sectors. This includes policy to support innovation, commercialization, and deployment of critical emerging technologies like hydrogen, district geothermal systems, and other technological strategies and pathways, with a focus on the labor, climate, health and equity implications surrounding these technologies. Part of this role will be focused on developing a strategy for BGA’s work on natural gas.

Senior Policy Advisor, Manufacturing and Industrial Policy

BGA seeks qualified candidates for the position of Senior Policy Advisor, Manufacturing & Industrial Policy in our Washington, D.C. office. This position will be responsible for designing, coordinating, and implementing legislative and policy efforts on core organizational issues, including on clean technology manufacturing and industrial transformation. The Senior Policy Advisor will work in close coordination with BGA national staff, BGA partner organizations to develop other stakeholders, and policymakers to develop and implement BGA’s policy and legislative agenda. The Senior Policy Advisor reports directly to the Vice President for Manufacturing & Industrial Policy.

Policy Advisor, Carbon Management

BGA seeks qualified candidates for the position of Policy Advisor, Carbon Management in our Washington, D.C. office. This position will be responsible for designing, coordinating, and implementing legislative and policy efforts around core organizational issues, including on carbon capture, carbon removal, and direct air capture. The Policy Advisor will work in close coordination with BGA national staff and BGA partner organizations to develop and implement BGA’s policy and legislative agenda. The Policy Advisor reports directly to the Vice President for Manufacturing & Industrial Policy.

Learn more about these positions and others/how to apply here.

Program Manager, Regenerative Economies (Just Transition) –  Salary Range: $70,000 –  $84,000 

 To Apply: Please submit resume & cover letter by October 16th 

Preferred Locations: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Washington State, Wyoming, or Appalachia Region.  Other locations may be negotiable. Salary will depend on location. 

General Description

The Wilderness Society seeks a highly talented individual to manage an exciting and cutting-edge body of work alongside inter-disciplinary staff, partner organizations, and rural community leaders across the US.  The main objective of the Program Manager, Regenerative Economies (Just Transition) is to coordinate strategies and policy advocacy that support rural communities in realizing a “just transition” away from reliance on industrial natural resource extraction and towards more diversified, sustainable, and restorative economic and community development practices.  The position will serve as a liaison between community-based staff, local partners, policy experts, and policy strategists in efforts to promote equity and economic resilience as central components of The Wilderness Society’s (TWS) Regenerative Communities Program, under TWS’s Community-led Conservation Team.  

This position plays an important role in supporting an inclusive organizational culture that is grounded in trust and accountability to shared goals and outcomes. TWS has made diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic priorities for the organization and the Regenerative Economies Manager will integrate these priorities throughout our work.   Across our team, we aspire to be campaign-oriented, nimble, collaborative, innovative, transparent, and supportive of staff – our greatest asset.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the Rural Communities Director, support development and implementation of a strategic plan for the TWS Regenerative Communities Program that incorporates just transition strategies, prioritizes meaningful relationships with rural community partners, develops tactics in response to dynamic community needs and priorities, and informs policy advocacy at local, state, and national levels.   
  • Build and maintain productive, respectful, and trust-based relationships with TWS rural community-based staff and rural community partners, coordinating closely with them to inform strategies, tools, and metrics for regenerative economies efforts and to ensure alignment with local needs and conditions.  
  • Develop functional knowledge of state and federal policies and policy proposals related to rural development, economic resilience, just transition, and other policy areas impacting TWS rural partner communities. Coordinate closely with Rural Communities Director, TWS Native Lands Team, and TWS Policy and Strategy Team.
  • Build partnerships with external organizations focused on issues of economic resilience, just transition, rural equity, rural development, and other related issues.  Identify opportunities to collaborate on program and policy goals that will deliver tangible benefits in TWS rural partner communities and beyond.
  • Participate in teams of cross-functional and inter-disciplinary TWS staff and consultants on issues closely related to TWS Regenerative Rural Communities Program, just transition, and rural equity, playing varied roles depending on context and need; at times leading, facilitating, coordinating, supporting, or advising.
  • Coordinate with additional staff across TWS departments, including Philanthropy, External Affairs, Native Lands Team, Finance and Operations, and others as needed to advance TWS Community-led Conservation Team goals and support TWS’ Strategic Plan.  
  • Supervise interns and manage consultants and contracts in coordination with the Rural Communities Director.   
  • Travel within the US to meet with CLC Team, TWS staff, consultants, and partners working on TWS Regenerative Communities Program.
  • Manage a discretionary budget that supports multiple lines of work and projects in key landscapes and communities.  
  • Responsible for contributing to an inclusive and welcoming organizational culture by modeling key equity competencies including understanding of the foundations of equity such as implicit bias, White privilege, and group identities (and the cultural and historical context of those identities within the organization, nation, and world), and holding their staff accountable to equity competencies and how their actions impact TWS as an inclusive and equitable workplace.  


  • Minimum 3-5 years demonstrated success in working with rural communities. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide variety of individuals and          organizations across lines of difference, from local communities to federal agencies,        sovereign Tribal Nations, and elected officials.
  • Demonstrated strong research and analysis skills
  • Knowledgeable on issues related to regenerative economies, just transition, conservation, community/economic development, rural development, labor and workforce development, rural housing, and/or related issues. 
  • Undergraduate, graduate, and/or work experience in urban/rural planning, public policy, community/economic development, natural resource management or related field, with an interest in the environment, conservation, social justice, land use planning, advocacy, civic engagement, and/or community organizing.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising interns and managing consultants/contracts.
  • Exemplary skills in oral, written, and online communication 
  • Comfort with ambiguity, flexibility and adapting to shifting priorities and plans 
  • Comfort working independently, taking initiative, and creative problem-solving with minimal supervision  
  • Strong sense of personal accountability 
  • Track record working successfully in teams representing a rich mix of talent, backgrounds, and perspectives (i.e., gender identity, race, ethnicity, and socio-economic background)  
  • Ability to travel within the U.S.

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Senior Director of Policy– $70,000-$80,000

Building on years of clean water advocacy in Maryland, the Senior Director of Policy is a new and
foundational position to launch the next phase of Potomac Conservancy’s public policy work. In this key
strategic and programmatic role, the Senior Director will have the opportunity to develop a multi-year
public policy agenda that prioritizes the nexus of clean water and environmental justice and to build their
team to support these goals in Maryland and Virginia.

An experienced strategist, the Senior Director will have significant interaction with elected officials,
relevant government agencies and other decision-makers as well as serve as the primary liaison with
partner organizations and coalitions in the policy space. The Senior Director is responsible for overseeing
staff and efforts that will implement a variety of advocacy tools that empower communities to take action
that supports our policy agenda.

Manager, Safe Water Conservation Collaborative– $48,000-$53,000

The Manager is the facilitator and organizer of the collaborative’s work, advancing the shared goals of SWCC members by building the collaborative’s capacity and coordinating implementation
of conservation programs and practices. The Manager is an employee of Potomac Conservancy, will
occasionally work on Potomac Conservancy-specific land conservation projects, and reports to the Director of Land Conservation. This is a new two-year position, funded by a grant award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, with an opportunity to extend beyond two years as resources are available.

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Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP) has received a Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant to assist with disaster relief as a result of the July 2022 floods.  Individuals who are eligible for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) may be placed in Disaster Relief Employment to assist with humanitarian and clean-up efforts.  In order to determine eligibility for employment through WIOA, we need to gather information and documentation from you.  Please complete and submit this application to begin the eligibility process.

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ACLC is a nonprofit law firm based in Whitesburg, KY that fights for justice in the Appalachian coalfields by representing citizens and communities who have been affected by present and past abuses of the mining industry. 

Development Director

We are seeking a candidate who will help us develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan that aligns with the organization’s recently developed strategic plan based full-time in our office in Whitesburg, KY, ACLC will consider a remote hire or a hybrid option. 

Policy Analyst & Engagement Coordinator

Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center (ACLC) is seeking a policy analyst and community engagement coordinator for immediate hire. This position will report to the Director of Policy & Organizing and work on issues related to environmental justice and flood recovery. 

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Appalshop’s mission is to enlist the power of education, media, theater, music, and other arts to document, disseminate, and revitalize the lasting traditions and contemporary creativity of Appalachia. Appalshop is based in Whitesburg, KY.

Financial Associate (part-time)

Complete daily office tasks to support the Financial Office. As financial associate, you’ll be supporting our Finance Director daily with important clerical and administrative tasks such as sales managing, general office purchasing, assisting with visitors and sales, and processing financial transactions. You’ll also be assisting with other accounting needs such as banking and credit card management.

Support Appalshop staff during this transition time. This position will have you helping us get back on our feet after the floods that hit us and our neighbors hard at the end of July. With many moving pieces – including our programs re-evaluating how to best support the community and continue the important work we do as well as Appalshop administrative staff managing high workloads – you may be called on to help support these efforts as needed. 

Have a teamwork mindset. Our team is small but mighty, and depends on all of us pulling our weight and sharing roles as needed. Sometimes you’ll be asked to support projects not necessarily financial in nature but equally as important to Appalshop’s goals. 

What Skills and Experience You Must Have:
  • At least 2 years experience in a general financial setting or educational background in accounting or finance.
  • Have experience with financial transactions.
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting – such as QuickBooks.
  • Have experience with spreadsheets and other digital technologies for organizing and filing.
  • A commitment to participatory decision making. 
  • An ability to work through evolving work environments and change tasks as needed.
  • Have an understanding and appreciation of Appalachian culture and the region.
What Would be Nice to Have (but not required):
  • At least 4 years in a general financial setting or educational background in accounting or finance.
  • Have experience with QuickBooks Premier Desktop (Non-Profit)
  • An Associates or Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or other related fields. 
  • Experience and comfort with GSuite and Google Drive.
  • An appreciation for community-based arts and media institutions.
Pay and Benefits:

This role’s pay rate is $15/hour. This is a part-time non-salaried position with an expected workload of 10-20 hours per week during work hours (10am – 2pm daily). Appalshop’s main offices are located in Whitesburg, KY. This role is not hybrid or flex work eligible and candidates should expect to work in the Appalshop offices daily in Whitesburg, KY.

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Community Development Program Director

Lead the community development team. As program director, this role leads Appalshop’s community development efforts and is the face of this work both to the local community and to leaders and funders outside the region interested in our work. You’ll be looking for new ways to engage in Appalshop’s service area – Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, Southern West Virginia, and Northeast Tennessee and will be tasked with building out the relationships, funding opportunities, and strategic execution plans to support vibrant local life in Central Appalachia.

Build relationships for Appalshop. This position will have you face-to-face with local officials, Appalshop partners, and members of the community and funders – and you’ll be able to employ your best interpersonal skills and networking skills to present an authentic voice of Appalshop in these spaces. 

Have a leadership mindset. Our team is small but mighty, and depends on all of us pulling our weight and sharing leadership roles as needed. Sometimes you’ll be asked to head up specific projects – with support from the rest of Appalshop’s team – and organize and manage project needs. 

Be a team player. The Community Development program at Appalshop not only engages with local partners and the community, but also helps with larger program events and projects as needed. You’ll be part of this team that ensures all the trains run smoothly and on time. 

What Skills and Experience You Must Have:
  • At least 4 years experience in community development, creative placemaking, non-profit development, community organizing, or related fields.
  • Have a passion for just and equitable economic development.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply for and receive funding for projects.
  • Budget creation and management experience.
  • Ability to prioritize projects and tasks on often-changing timelines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience managing staff and projects with multiple partners/stakeholders.
  • Have an understanding and appreciation of Appalachian culture and the region.
  • The ability to travel.
What Would be Nice to Have (but not required):
  • At least 2 years of development and/or grant-writing experience.
  • Knowledge of organizing across rural/urban, racial, and political divides.
  • Bachelor or graduate degree in urban planning, landscape architecture, community organizing, public administration, project management or similar fields. 
  • Experience and comfort with GIS software, data analysis and basic graphic design.
  • An appreciation for community-based arts and media institutions.
Pay and Benefits:

This role’s starting salary is $45,000-60,000. This is a full-time salaried position with full benefits including 100% employer paid health insurance, generous retirement and life insurance benefits package. Appalshop’s main offices are located in Whitesburg, KY. This role is flexible/hybrid work eligible, though candidates must be willing to relocate and be based in Whitesburg, KY or the immediate area.

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Temporary Part-Time Canvasser– $18/hr (paid bi-monthly)

The Center for Coalfield Justice is excited to launch our first-ever paid canvassing team to
increase people’s voting access and learn about corporate money’s challenges in elections. We
organize in rural and small towns throughout southwestern PA to shift power back to the people
who love and care about the places we call home in Washington and Greene Counties.
We are looking for four field canvassers to help spread the word about the importance of voting
and what people think about corporate money in elections.

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Community Organizer– $40,000-$44,000

The Community Organizer will work out of our Washington, PA office on environmental
and social justice issues, primarily addressing problems that arise from fracking and the
petrochemical facilities in the region. The Organizer must be able work with directly
impacted people and invest in their skills to advocate for their communities and work to
diversify our economy, reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. This position will be
managed by the Organizing Director

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Communication Associate– $40,000-$45,000

The Communication Associate will work out of our Washington, PA coordinating our
social media, creating content, and developing outreach tool. This position will be
managed and supported by the Communications Manager.

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Energy Efficient WV is hiring a part-time Outreach Coordinator! Help build the coalition and implement new opportunities for energy efficiency in West Virginia.

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For the last decade Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light (PA IPL) has dedicated itself to supporting faith communities around the state of Pennsylvania to respond to the threat of climate change as a key moral issue of our time and to organizing faith communities around the work of climate justice. PA IPL is part of a broad national network of IPL organizations now based in nearly 40 states.

DEP Growing Greener Plus and Environmental Education Grants

PA IPL is seeking two part-time, contract-based SE & SW PA Coordinators/Fellows for work in the Philadelphia & Pittsburgh areas.

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Climate Action Campaign (CAC) Civic Engagement and National Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) Faith Climate Justice Voter Campaign Grants

PA IPL is seeking a part-time, contract-based SE PA CAC Civic Engagement & IPL Campaign Organizer Fellow to assist in delivering both grant program requirements in the Philadelphia area. Engagement/IPL Campaign Organizer Fellow

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Executive Director – Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light (Half-time position)
We are seeking a flexible, creative, and forward-thinking individual who can help guide PA IPL into the next decade, particularly with the work of expanding and deepening the organization’s base of support, helping to activate faith communities in advocacy and climate justice work, strengthening our organizational infrastructure, and serving as a public voice for interfaith climate work in the state.

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Community and Business Resilience Initiative Project Director

The WV Community Development Hub is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic person who understands developing and managing complex systems to join our team as Project Director for our new Community and Business Resilience (CBRI). The program is part of the new ACT Now Coalition federal grant award. The ideal candidate will also be adept at coordinating a diverse array of partners and has experience with federally-funded programs.

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WV RAMP is working to create a better future of our state by organizing, mobilizing, and working to reflect true progressive values that West Virginians support, we’re hiring for two positions:

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History has shown that there are two types of power when it comes to politics: organized people and organized money. Lots of folks feel they don’t have any power or agency in political spaces on their own, but we become massively powerful when we organize.

We began working in this field because we saw the potential our state can have if people who truly care about West Virginia fight for its future. What’s more forward thinking than a bunch of young West Virginians stepping up and taking back our power? We hope this organization empowers young people across the state to fight for a better future through organizing, and we are very excited to see what the future holds for RAMP!

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Social Media Coordinator

We are seeking a Media Coordinator to join our team! You will be responsible for connecting, delivering and reaching as many people as possible through all Media; i.e. – Social Media, Press Events, and overall coordinating the need for RAMP as we expand and aim to meet the needs of all clients. This is an Hourly Position and will run September 1st until November 9th 2022. The pay is $22 an hour, as well as if needed, Health Benefits. 

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Executive Director– $105,000-$120,000

The ACLU of West Virginia (ACLU-WV) seeks an Executive Director (ED) with experience managing and leading a high-performing team exemplifying the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as the hallmarks of their approach to leadership. The primary responsibility of the ED will be to provide visionary and strategic leadership to the organization and inspire staff, donors, volunteers, and the public to support ACLU-WV’s mission and agenda.

The ED is the chief executive officer of the ACLU-WV, with responsibility for managing the day-to-day activities and operations of the organization, leading the fundraising effort, directing, and coordinating the work of a professional staff, and serving as the primary spokesperson for the ACLU-WV. The ED ensures that the organization is fiscally sound and that its litigation, advocacy, fundraising, and communications programs are meeting the current and emergent needs and interests of its constituents.

The ED will have a working knowledge of civil liberties issues and policies and be a leader and manager who is adept at balancing internal management with external impact and visibility. The individual must be an outstanding communicator who is able to effectively convey the mission and activities of the ACLU to a variety of constituencies, as well as to the broader public.

The Executive Director’s responsibilities include:

General Management, Finance & Administration and Program

  • Ensure that the day-to-day management and operations of the organization are collaborative, professional, efficient and organized;
  • Supervise the legal, advocacy, communications, operations, finance and development programs;
  • Motivate and maintain an engaged, cohesive staff, ensuring that there are robust channels for internal communication and coordination; foster a collegial and supportive working environment, and serve as liaison between the staff and the Boards;
  • With the Finance Director, and in consultation with the Treasurer and Finance Department, prepare and execute the annual budget, and ensure that sound financial controls are in place;
  • With the Development Committee and staff, lead the organization’s fund development efforts, identifying and soliciting significant donors, planning special fundraising events, and working to secure grants and other resources;
  • Manage the human resources of ACLU-WV according to authorized personnel policies and collectively bargained conditions of employment that fully conform to current laws and regulations, including hiring, supervising, evaluating, and when necessary, terminating paid staff;
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws, as well as applicable National ACLU policies;
  • Serve as the primary liaison between the affiliate and the national ACLU;
  • Utilize, enhance, and promote the use of technology to facilitate organizational management, fundraising, public education, lobbying, and outreach.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and characteristics:

  • Passion for, and a well-articulated knowledge of, civil liberties and social justice, and a familiarity with the work and the mission of the ACL;
  • Robust understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, and experience successfully leading and integrating these principles into organizational policies, practices, management, and culture;
  • Five or more years of managerial, problem-solving, strategic planning, fund development, and financial experience in the private, not-for-profit, or public sector;
  • Empathetic and compassionate leadership style with a genuine openness to constructive input from Board members, staff, members, donors, coalition partners, and the public;
  • High emotional intelligence and proven success at working effectively and collaboratively with diverse staff as well as coalitions and community groups; ability to work across the political spectrum and value differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance;
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, creatively problem-solve, exercise good judgement, and lead change;
  • Experience in creating and implementing programs in collaboration with other organizations; ability to connect ACLU-WV to resources and opportunities outside the organization;
  • A successful track record in fundraising, or some experience and a real commitment to further develop fundraising skills and abilities;
  • Willingness and ability to learn about West Virginia’s politics, judicial, and legislative system as well as social justice nonprofit landscape – if candidate does not already possess this knowledge;
  • Keen attention to detail; ability to work simultaneously with initiative on multiple projects at various stages of completion; good problem-solving and collaboration skills; a positive, professional attitude with sound judgement, flexibility, determination, and good humor in a fast-paced, sometimes high-pressure office.

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Advocacy Associate– $50,000-$60,000

The ACLU of West Virginia seeks a dynamic, innovative, and passionate individual to serve as a full-time Advocacy Associate. This is a position that will work on the front lines of some of the most important issues of our time—criminal legal reform, defense of our democracy, abortion rights, trans rights, and potentially many other issues.  The Advocacy Associate will work closely with our Advocacy Director, lobbying in the state legislature, in municipalities around the state, and with our federal congressional delegation.  Additionally, the Advocacy Associate will lead our prosecutor reform work, and will be a key member of our election protection team.  

This position is an incredible opportunity for someone who wants to work with an outstanding team to make this a better world. This is a job for someone who dreams of making our government more responsive, transparent, equitable and just.

The ACLU of West Virginia’s main office is in Charleston. However, the Advocacy Associate will be working statewide. During the legislative session, the Advocacy Associate will need to regularly be at the Capitol. The Advocacy Associate will report directly to the ACLU of West Virginia’s Advocacy Director and will work in close collaboration with the rest of the Advocacy Team, as well as communications and legal staff.


• Under the direction of the Advocacy Director, develop and implement strategies to support and expand the ACLU-WV’s legislative and campaign work throughout the state

• Track legislative progress, produce reports, and highlights to share with stakeholders, media, and staff

• Develop and execute a plan to educate the public about prosecutor candidate positions on reforming the criminal legal system

• Research proposed problems and policy

• Develop lobbying and outreach materials for stakeholders, elected officials, partner organizations, and the general public

• Assist in drafting, editing, and proposing local and statewide policy proposals

• Coordinate and conduct outreach to stakeholders, volunteers, and elected officials to ensure advancement of ACLU-WV’s policy and campaign initiatives

• Develop strategic partnerships with key community-based organizations working in diverse communities around West Virginia

• Support national and regional ACLU initiatives

• Assist the development department in identifying development opportunities and in building relationships with potential donors

• Assist the legal department, as appropriate, with the identification and recruitment of potential clients for impact litigation


• Exceptional interpersonal skills

• Deep understanding of the legislative process

• Superb organization skills; detail-oriented with strong follow-through and the ability to meet tight deadlines

• Strong written and oral communications skills

• A history of working collaboratively and successfully with people and organizations from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and a broad range of ideological positions

• Creative, results-oriented, self-starting, and willing to learn

• Strong task and time management skills

• Must be comfortable and confident in speaking to large groups and individuals. Must be comfortable and confident in speaking through social and traditional media

• Experience in lobbying preferred

• Experience in political/advocacy/campaign organizing preferred

• Knowledge of civil liberties issues preferred

• Experience working directly with volunteers preferred

• Familiarity with the current political alignments and the advocacy and community organizing landscape of West Virginia preferred

• Ability to participate in evening and weekend meetings

• Commitment to the mission and goals of the ACLU

• Passion and humility are particularly valued in our workplace

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Sierra Club Utah is hiring a Lands and Water Programs Coordinator to advance strategies for water and land conservation in the state! The role will plan, direct, implement and coordinate the water campaign for Sierra Club Utah and play a support role with land conservation initiatives. We are looking for a collaborator, community organizer, and communicator who is committed in their practice to center activism around those most impacted to support the possibility of an equitable future.

The Climate Justice Alliance is hiring regional organizers and an accounting coordinator. Apply by Oct. 7

Southern Environmental Law Center is hiring a Digital Content and Strategy Manager