Water Justice Organizer
Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund in New Jersey are seeking an energetic and experienced organizer to develop and implement the organizations’ new stormwater and climate justice campaign. The position is based in Trenton, NJ. Clean Water Action is a 501(c)(4) national organization with more than 150,000 Garden State members that works for clean, safe affordable water, prevention of climate and health threatening pollution from trash and toxics, creation of green jobs and empowerment of people to make democracy work. Clean Water Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization providing education, organizing and technical assistance to strengthen grassroots environmental efforts.
- Coordinate development and implementation of our new stormwater campaign focused on bringing together “Upstream-Downstream” communities to raise awareness of how upstream suburban land uses causes flooding problems downstream in predominantly black and brown communities like Trenton; foster dialogue and advocacy for remedies;
- Engage members and the public in campaign activities that better connect residents within EJ communities to local waterways and flooding issues;
- Conduct information and skills training sessions, make public presentations, organize events and create media opportunities. Produce outreach materials, content for handouts, website and online outreach activities;
- Recruit, train, and lead a strong volunteer leadership and community outreach team;
- Represent organization in coalitions and various settings;
- Help fundraise to support campaign activities;
- Support Clean Water Action’s field and phone canvasses, including briefings and training materials;
- Carry out other activities as directed by supervisor.
- A minimum of two years of successful community organizing experience, preferably in environmental and/or social justice campaigns;
- Strong oral and written communication skills; experience preparing and delivering presentations;
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with diverse groups;
- Cultural competence, commitment to racial justice and equity and experience working with diverse communities and staff;
- Ability to prioritize, multi-task and problem-solve in fast paced, dynamic work environment;
- Research and strong critical thinking skills; computer skills; well-organized and self-motivated;
- Available for occasional evenings and weekends;
- Familiarity with Trenton and Mercer County helpful;
- Knowledge of field and phone canvassing techniques helpful;
- Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.
Email a letter of interest and a resume to Amy Goldsmith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Internal candidates should contact their supervisors first.
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.