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June 2019 update

We've filled the Philadelphia and DC positions. Thanks to all who applied. We're now hiring for an organizer in Baltimore, Maryland to support our zero waste and clean energy work with the Clean Air Baltimore Coalition. We'll also soon be hiring for an organizer in upstate New York -- initially to support various communities in the Hudson River region of New York. See below for details.


Baltimore Environmental Justice and Zero Waste Organizer

Energy Justice Network supports grassroots organizing to stop dirty energy and waste industry facilities throughout the country and beyond. Waste incineration is the most expensive and polluting way to manage waste, or to make energy, and is disproportionately impacting the health of communities of color where they're more often located in the Mid-Atlantic region.

In Baltimore, we're leading the effort to close the city's largest polluter, the giant trash incinerator (the big white smokestack that says "BALTIMORE" on it). Now that we succeeded in passing the Baltimore Clean Air Act, expected to force the closure of both waste incinerators in the city, this organizing position will focus on moving Zero Waste alternatives forward.

Responsibilities

The organizer is expected to demonstrate outstanding initiative and leadership skills. They will build community and local political support for our local initiatives in Baltimore and other communities throughout the region. This will spur the creation of local zero waste jobs in reuse, recycling and composting. This includes a variety of activities including representing Energy Justice Network with local leaders, organizational allies and the general public, public speaking, social media outreach, and more.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Already networked into the African-American community in Baltimore, or has experience organizing in African-American communities, elsewhere.
  • At least three years of successful experience in campaign coordination and/or community organizing with a community-based organization, a people’s movement organization, environmental justice organization, or environmental organization.
  • Demonstrated skill in analyzing political, environmental, and social trends in the region, and developing campaigns.
  • Proven track record in uniting diverse opinions and teams around a common agenda and plan.

SKILLS:

  • Strong writing and public speaking skills, with an ability to simplify messages and communicate complex issues to the public.
  • Social media outreach.
  • Excellent networking skills.
  • High computer literacy (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, email filters).

ABILITIES:

  • Attention to detail.
  • Strategic thinker, systematic and goal-oriented.
  • Strong inter-personal communication and listening skills.
  • Work well in a team and independently.
  • Self-motived with lots of initiative.
  • A commitment to Energy Justice Network’s mission and core values, including a passion for environmental justice and grassroots social change.

PLUSES:

  • Experience with anti-oppression trainings, or experience organizing in multi-cultural and diverse settings.
  • Familiarity with environmental justice principles and practices, and working with front line communities and grassroots groups.
  • Experience with waste, pollution, and climate issues.
  • Facilitation skills.

LOCATION: Must be located in Baltimore City, Maryland, USA.

COMPENSATION: Full time. Pays above a living wage for the region.

QUESTIONS: Contact Mike Ewall at 215-436-9511 or mike [at] energyjustice dot net

TO APPLY: Please send your resume, cover letter, and at least three references to apply [at] energyjustice dot net, with a subject line of "BALTIMORE ORGANIZER"

This position will be open until filled, but we hope to fill it by August 2019.



New York Anti-Incineration & Zero Waste Organizer

Energy Justice Network supports grassroots organizing to stop dirty energy and waste industry facilities throughout the U.S., with a focus on preventing and closing waste incinerators.

New York is second only to Florida in the number of trash incinerators, and faces multiple new waste burning threats as well. Waste incineration is the most expensive way to manage waste, polluting our environment more than landfills. Waste incineration also is the most expensive way to make energy, dirtier than coal burning.

We're hiring a full-time organizer to be based in the Hudson Valley region of New York to build community opposition to waste incineration throughout New York and southern New England, starting with the various threats to the Hudson River Valley.

Responsibilities

The organizer is expected to demonstrate outstanding initiative and leadership skills. They will build community and local political support for our local initiatives in New York State. This includes a variety of activities including representing Energy Justice Network with local leaders, organizational allies and the general public, public speaking, social media outreach, and assisting with research, messaging, and more.

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least three years of successful experience in campaign coordination and/or community organizing with a community-based organization, a people's movement organization, environmental justice organization, or environmental organization.
  • Proven track record in uniting diverse opinions and teams around a common agenda and plan.

SKILLS:

  • Strong writing and public speaking skills, with an ability to simplify messages and communicate complex issues to the public.
  • Social media outreach.
  • Excellent networking skills.
  • High computer literacy (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, email filters).

ABILITIES:

  • Attention to detail.
  • Strategic thinker, systematic and goal-oriented.
  • Strong inter-personal communication and listening skills.
  • Work well in a team and independently.
  • Self-motived with lots of initiative.
  • Has a car and valid driver's license.
  • A commitment to Energy Justice Network's mission and core values, including a passion for environmental justice and grassroots social change.

PLUSES:

  • Already networked with community members and organizations in the region.
  • Experience with anti-oppression trainings, or experience organizing in multi-cultural and diverse settings.
  • Familiarity with environmental justice principles and practices, and working with front line communities and grassroots groups.
  • Experience with waste, pollution, and climate issues.
  • Facilitation skills.

LOCATION: Must be located in upstate New York.

COMPENSATION: Full time. Pays above a living wage for the region.

QUESTIONS: Contact Mike Ewall at 215-436-9511 or mike [at] energyjustice dot net

TO APPLY: Please send your resume, cover letter, and at least three references to apply [at] energyjustice dot net, with a subject line of "NEW YORK ORGANIZER"

This position will be open until filled, but we hope to fill it by August 2019.