At Community Action Works (formerly Toxics Action Center), we believe that environmental threats are big, but the power of well-organized community groups is bigger. That’s why we work side by side with everyday people to confront those who are polluting and harming the health of our communities. We partner with the people who are most impacted by environmental problems, especially Black, Indigenous, communities of color and poor communities, training them with the know-how anyone would need to make change in their own backyard. Because when neighbors know how to make change, they can build the power to transform our world.
Joining the team at Community Action Works, you’ll get to dive into building power with communities facing the most profound environmental and climate threats, while leading the organization toward our vision of creating the beautiful, just world we know is possible. You will have the opportunity to work side by side with community organizers, developing their leadership and helping them troubleshoot campaigns. You’ll back organizers in centering Black, Indigenous, communities of color and working class communities, and other communities deeply impacted by pollution. You’ll join the team in diving deep into what it means to undo racism and classism through our work. Our team at Community Action Works is closely knit, and we weave in relationship-building, cultural exploration, on-going training, and healing practices into every aspect of our work, as we build a culture where organizers can thrive.
All staff also participate in networking & coalition building:
Ideal candidates will have at least 2 years of staff supervision experience and 3 years of organizing experience, preferably in community organizing and base building. Candidates without supervisory experience are encouraged to apply and will be considered for other positions.
The ideal candidate has demonstrated professional or volunteer experience organizing in multi-racial and cross-class settings, strategic thinking and effective facilitation skills, fundraising, and is passionate about community organizing, movement building, and racial, economic and environmental justice. Candidates must exercise excellent judgement, discretion and have the ability to manage significant projects. Candidates with experience supervising or managing staff are strongly encouraged to apply.
This position can be based in Boston or Northampton MA, Hartford CT, or Portland ME.
Pay and Benefits:
Compensation for this position is commensurate with the candidate’s relevant experience and/or advanced degrees. We offer a competitive benefits package, opportunities for advancement, and training.
Apply online at https://communityactionworks.org/jobs/job-form/. Direct your application to Sylvia Broude, Executive Director. Please state the position you are applying for in your cover letter. We’ll review your application and if we are interested in discussing your candidacy further, we will be in touch with you shortly.
Community Action Works is an equal opportunity employer.
At Community Action Works (formerly Toxics Action Center), we believe that environmental threats are big, but the power of well-organized community groups is bigger. That’s why we work side by side with everyday…