Campaigner, Center for International Environmental Law

CIEL seeks a Campaigner to support our People, Land & Resource Program’s work defending civil society space and the right to participation in environmental decision-making worldwide. Over the next two years, this role will focus particularly on expanding the right to remedy for communities affected by development projects and defending and expanding civil society and Indigenous Peoples’ right to participate effectively in decisions that affect their communities, their environment, and their rights. This work is of paramount importance in a post-COVID context to 1. Ensure that public forums for discussion and consultations that are moving to digital platforms do not reduce public access and participation in these processes, and 2. Learn from best practices in the recent shift to more digital engagement to expand and diversify public participation in environmental decision-making for the long term.

The ideal candidate will have experience: creating and leading campaigns, coordinating diverse coalitions around shared goals, identifying advocacy targets, developing plans to influence change, engaging diverse stakeholders in collaborative processes, working closely with frontline/grassroots partners to amplify their voices and steward their aims within larger campaigns. The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience with human rights, environment, and/or development finance. The Campaigner will work in close collaboration with CIEL’s partners, the PLR Program Director and CIEL staff to develop and implement campaigns, strategies, and activities to achieve program objectives (Read the full responsibilities here).

This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the People, Land, and Resources Program Director. In light of the current health crisis, we will support this new team member in working remotely until we can all work together in our DC office again. Exceptional candidates seeking to work remotely will be considered. The position will require travel (post-COVID), including internationally, sometimes for significant periods of time.

To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé, and short relevant writing sample in a single PDF via email to with the title “Campaigner: Your Name.” The position will remain open until filled. Desired start date is as soon as possible. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls, please.

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About CIEL: For 30 years, CIEL has used the power of law to protect the environment, promote human rights, and ensure a just and sustainable society. CIEL’s dynamic team of international attorneys and experts work together in a collaborative and supportive work environment to tackle some of the most interesting and challenging issues facing people and the planet.

CIEL is actively committed to the principles of multiculturalism, equal employment opportunity, and to building an organization that is as diverse as the communities we serve around the world. CIEL encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, religion, disability, or veteran status.