Massachusetts Climate Justice Organizer
Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are hiring a full-time organizer in our Boston office to support the organizations’ Massachusetts campaigns to combat climate change, promote environmental justice and ensure all communities have access to affordable clean energy.
Clean Water Action is a national, grassroots environmental organization that works to protect the environment and safeguard public health, promote passage of strong environmental laws, and help communities address local environmental problems. Clean Water Fund is a national research and education organization which promotes justice and the public interest on issues related to water, waste, clean energy and toxics. Ensuring that those most affected by environmental degradation have a voice at the table, and that solutions to environmental problems contribute to broader goals of justice for all, are central goals in all campaigns.
The way we currently produce and use energy in the U.S. not only significantly contributes to climate change and the pollution of our food, water and air, but also disproportionately harms low-income communities and communities of color. Though they bear the greatest burden of polluting energy production, these communities have been largely excluded from the environmental and economic benefits of clean energy technology.
Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are working to advance energy policies that significantly reduce climate pollution in Massachusetts and make clean energy solutions available to all. Our overarching goal is to create an equitable energy system that significantly reduces carbon emissions and gives frontline communities a voice and resources to participate in the clean energy economy and adapt to climate change. In this work we partner with the Green Justice Coalition, the Mass Power Forward coalition and others.
The Climate Justice Organizer will press for statewide reforms and local projects by working in coalition and organizing Clean Water members to fight for clean energy and climate justice in Massachusetts.
- Represent Clean Water to Green Justice Coalition and Mass Power Forward;
- Build Clean Water’s member and partner engagement in campaigns;
- Work with community leaders to develop grassroots power in support of clean energy;
- With coalition partners and colleagues - design and execute campaign and communications plans to promote access to clean energy, environmental justice and opposition to fossil fuel expansion;
- Build and maintain meaningful ties with environmental justice partner organizations, and deliver policy victories that benefit low-income communities and communities of color;
- Coordinate Clean Water Action’s election work in Massachusetts;
- Assist in fundraising through grant writing for clean energy campaign and for fundraising events and appeals.
Skills required for this position include:
- Demonstrated commitment to Clean Water’s mission and values including commitment to economic and racial justice;
- Strong interpersonal skills including cultural competency in working with people from a variety of economic, racial, cultural and ethnic backgrounds;
- Adaptability and ability to learn on the job;
- Strong campaign leadership skills;
- Strong oral and written communication skills including ability to work with the media and tell the campaign “story”;
- Strong communications skills such as media outreach, social media and member engagement;
- Well organized and able to manage multiple projects at one time;
- Solid computer skills (comfortable with Word, Excel, social media, etc.);
- Ability to work both independently and in a team.
Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund value a diverse workplace. People of color and those from economically disadvantaged communities are particularly encouraged to apply. Clean Water is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.
- A minimum of two years experience with campaign organizing;
- Demonstrated experience and skill with communications;
- Demonstrated leadership on racial and economic justice issues;
- Background in clean energy and climate justice issues is helpful;
- Background in elections campaigns is helpful;
- Familiarity with campaign organizing in Massachusetts is highly desired.
Send resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Saunders, email@example.com. Internal candidates should first contact their supervisor.