Massachusetts Environmental Health & Justice Organizer

Job Type: 
Part Time
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Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund will be hiring a part-time Environmental Health & Justice Organizer in our Boston office to support the organizations’ Massachusetts campaigns to prevent harm to our health from toxic chemicals.

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 affecting them.  Clean Water Fund is a national research and education organization which promotes the public interest on issues related to water, waste, and toxics. Top issue priorities include: preventing harm to our health from toxic chemicals, reducing water pollution from storm water, promoting energy efficiency and clean energy, advocating for Zero Waste policies in the City of Boston, and holding our policymakers accountable.  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.

Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund coordinate the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow (AHT). AHT is a coalition of individuals and organizations, representing a wide variety of constituencies, which have been working together since 2002 to put laws and policies in place that prevent harm to our health from toxic chemicals. The Environmental Health and Justice Organizer will support Clean Water’s organizing work on these issues.

Additionally, the Environmental Health and Justice Organizer will co-coordinate the organization’s Youth Action Collaborative (YAC) – a growing group of Boston high school and college students who are engaged in Clean Water’s campaigns.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support environmental health campaign, cultivate new and existing partnerships with individuals and organizations representing a diverse range of constituencies including labor unions, communities of color, public health organizations, and other potential allies;
  • Organize actions, meetings and events to support campaign goals;
  • Collaborate with local organizations in communities of color in Boston and other parts of Massachusetts to draw attention to the disproportionate impact of toxic chemical exposure on low income communities and communities of color and advocate for solutions;
  • Manage communications for the campaign including website, emails, online actions, social media and traditional media outreach;
  • Collaborate with co-coordinator to organize meetings of Youth Action Collaborative and plan program activities;
  • Recruit new members of YAC;Assist in fundraising efforts

Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund values a diverse workplace. People of color and those from economically disadvantaged communities are particularly encouraged to apply. Clean Water Action 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.

 

Qualifications: 
  • A minimum of two years experience organizing people with a variety of racial and socio-economic, backgrounds is a must. Familiarity with major campaign issues, campaign organizing in Massachusetts, youth work and/or communications is highly desired. 

Skills required for this position include: 

  • Demonstrated commitment to Clean Water’s mission and values;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Well organized and able to manage multiple projects at one time;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;Experience organizing in low income communities and/or communities of color;
  • Solid computer skills (familiar with Word, Excel, Internet, and databases);
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team;
  • Experience with online communications a plus.

 

How to Apply: 

Send resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Saunders, esaunders@cleanwater.org. Internal candidates should first contact their supervisor.

 

Salary: 
This is a part-time position (24 hours/week) which may be extended to full time in the future if funds are available.  Pay range is $18-$21 per hour. Attractive benefits package available.
Date Posted: 
Monday, July 15, 2019
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