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Program Associate, Climate and Energy

San Francisco, CA
Department:  Litigation



The Program Associate works under the supervision of the Vice President of Litigation, Climate and Energy. This position requires a self‐starter who is able to work both collaboratively and independently and possesses strong interpersonal skills. The position requires excellent writing and analytical skills, diplomacy and discretion, and the ability to adapt and think creatively. The Program Associate must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and be highly detail‐oriented. 

This position performs a variety of administrative and program tasks in support of the Climate and Energy legal docket and campaigns.  These tasks include but are not limited to: developing slide presentations, planning meetings, research and analysis, writing and copy-editing assignments, assisting with communications, executing a variety of tasks including scheduling, project coordination and other tasks as assigned. The position requires frequent interaction with staff members across the organization and external clients or partners from a variety of geographic areas and backgrounds.  Some travel may be required.

The Program Associate position is located in our San Francisco office.


  • Support the Vice President of Litigation, Climate and Energy in developing and monitoring the work of all projects underway as part of the Climate and Energy program, and coordinating between various teams and workgroups.
  • Research and prepare written program materials, including reports, papers, strategy memos, and other documents, as requested.
  • Assist in public presentations, draft power point presentations and talking points.
  • Facilitate project meetings, status updates, and debriefings; manage meeting notes and related documentation to be stored electronically and on the intranet.
  • Assist in drafting strategic implementation and project plans, and track project deliverables.
  • Manage project budget and timelines.
  • Assess the progress of project planning and implementation and project plans and any necessary adjustments to the plans.
  • Assist in retreat and other meeting planning
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • College degree preferred, master’s degree a plus.
  • 0-3 years’ experience in a related position.
  • Certification or experience in project management a plus.
  • Self-starter and initiative.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Focus on attention to detail, including the management of complex information.
  • Excellent ability to research and understand factual, scientific, technical, economic, historical, and policy aspects of issues and synthesize this knowledge in a coherent and non-technical fashion.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in environmental and social justice issues a plus.
  • Ability to maintain confidences and confidential information.
  • Comfort with Microsoft Office Suite and standard business technology.
  • Flexibility to work in a team and also independently with little supervision, asking questions as appropriate.
  • Ability to handle a diverse workload and multi-task as needed.
  • Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
  • Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. 

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. 

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter.

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