The North Carolina Justice Center is the state’s leading research and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming North Carolina’s prosperity into opportunity for all. Our staff includes researchers, community educators, litigators, lobbyists and communication specialists who work across a broad range of issues that impact the lives of poor and working families.

The Consumer & Housing Project, a special project of the Justice Center, is seeking a full-time Energy Campaign and Outreach Coordinator (duration of two years with the possibility of extension) to build support for the project’s energy policy agenda among allied organizations and the public primarily concerning issues related to the promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energy in NC, the development of the Clean Power Plan, and the Clean Energy Incentive Program in NC. This position provides strategic campaign and communications support for the Consumer & Housing Project’s energy policy advocacy initiatives, including coordinating the work of various coalitions, and assisting the project staff in educating and engaging the public around issues impacting energy issues and low-income communities and individuals. The position will coordinate with other project staff members to ensure that applicable research, writing, and other communications are accessible to broad audiences around the state. The Outreach Coordinator will report directly to the Director of the Consumer & Housing Project. 

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional training; advanced degree and or experience in public policy, law, energy policy or related area preferred; a minimum of three years of professional experience working in advocacy and community engagement, particularly with a focus on issues affecting low- and moderate-income individuals and/or energy issues preferred. Familiarity with litigation and legislative processes a plus. Experience leading issue campaigns, including coalition-building, communications, and messaging including social media preferred. Superior written, oral and presentation skills including the ability to effectively produce, present, and communicate complex policy and legal issues to a wide variety of audiences; and a demonstrated commitment to social justice preferred. Some travel, evening and weekend availability required.

The Justice Center offers committed, inspired co-workers, a competitive salary (minimum starting salary of $42,000 per year, dependent upon education and experience) and superior benefits to enhance staff quality of life including, but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, twelve holidays, free parking in downtown Raleigh, retirement plan contribution and match, FSA, 100% paid high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.

To apply send a cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Energy Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line to

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for available positions. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.