Job Announcement: FracTracker California Program Coordinator

The FracTracker Alliance is looking for a well-­qualified candidate to serve as California Program Coordinator on a full-­time basis. This newly created position will be based in the greater San Francisco area. Deadline to apply: May 31, 2013.


CAThe position will coordinate, manage, and support outreach and analytical activities in California for the FracTracker Alliance. The FracTracker Alliance is a non-­profit organization dedicated to enhancing the public’s understanding of the impacts of the oil and gas industry through data collection, mapping, and analysis and by sharing these and other resources on our website, We partner with citizens, organizations and institutions – allied in a quest for objective, helpful information – to perpetuate awareness and support actions that protect public health, the environment, and socioeconomic well-­being.


  • Regularly develop and post maps and stories addressing a variety of issues relating to unconventional oil and gas development (e.g. air, water, wildlife, agriculture, wells, permits, violations, waste, land use changes, accidents, traffic, earthquakes, vulnerable populations, activity by company, and much more).
  • Execute multiple trainings for grassroots organizations, citizen activists, elected officials, students, and others on the issues associated with oil and gas exploration, the resources available on FracTracker, and utilization of our mapping utility
  • Represent and promote FracTracker’s services at conferences, public events and symposia in California relating to oil and gas drilling and related risks
  • Respond to specialized requests for subject area and community-­based maps that support specific projects
  • Promote FracTracker as a go-­to hub for oil and gas-­related mapping and information resources for online, print, and other news communication media and build an extensive California media resources list
  • Vigorously contribute state-related social media posts to FracTracker’s growing Facebook and Twitter presence
  • Network with hiking, public health, air quality, forestry, fish and wildlife, water monitoring and other types of organizations to lay groundwork for quantitative and crowd-­sourced data and photo collection
  • Assist with grant writing, grants management, and communications with funding partners
  • Maintain an organized, efficient, and properly-­equipped office environment

Preferred Skills

Public speaking, writing, data management, citizen science and/or data collection, networking (e.g. Familiarity with California organizations and agencies), GIS/map making, office management, interpersonal, teamwork, grant writing, grants management, knowledge of environmental, public health, economic, agricultural, or other issues of relevance to unconventional oil and gas development

Minimum Education / Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in natural or physical sciences, environmental studies, public health, economics, agriculture, or other relevant field. Advanced degree preferred. Five years of work experience exercising the skills listed above.


  • Starting salary range: $57,500-­$62,500 per year based on experience
  • Generous healthcare benefits (medical, dental, vision)
  • Matching 401k program
  • Three weeks of vacation leave

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send (electronic submission preferred) a cover letter and resume by May 31, 2013 to: Brook Lenker, Executive Director, FracTracker Alliance, P.O. Box 1576 Camp Hill, PA 17001.

Questions? Please call (717)-­303-­0403 or email us.