The Coalition for Environment, Equity, and Resilience (CEER) is hiring a Regional Community Organizer to lead organizing and relationship building within the Greater Houston region. Primary duties include to build relationships with residents impacted by systemic failures of the Public Utilities Commission of Texas. This role will support a campaign that spans a five county footprint; the Regional Community Organizer will focus in Brazoria and Fort Bend counties. The Regional Community Organizer will work closely with another Regional Organizer and the Director of Government Affairs as well as a campaign committee made up of CEER member organizations, impacted residents and non-profit partners. The campaign seeks to develop and mobilize a robust network of community relationships to participate in the sunset review process of the Public Utilities Commission of Texas (PUCT) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), which culminates in the 88th Texas legislative session in 2023.
The Coalition for Environment, Equity, and Resilience (CEER) brings together advocacy, social justice and technica groups from three main constituencies: environmental justice, community organizing, and environmental conservation. To ensure a more equitable and resilient future for our region, these main constituencies developed an 8-point plan to guide recovery efforts and infrastructure spending after Hurricane Harvey. The 8-point plan can be found on CEER’s website: www.ceerhouston.org. CEER’s advocacy work is rooted in undoing the legacy of environmental racism through power-building, movement-building and working in coalition with those most impacted by injustice. CEER has adopted the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing and our work is rooted in a set of values that center people.
Our new Regional Community Organizer should be a leader that:
Primary responsibilities include carrying out one on one relational conversations, house meetings, and community meetings to build power, educate community members and gather data that can be leveraged for CEER’s regional resilience campaign. The Regional Community Organizer will target neighborhoods located within Brazoria and Fort Bend counties and occasionally support organizing efforts in Harris County, led by another organizer. Target neighborhoods are on the frontlines of the impacts of pollution and climate shocks. These communities have many strengths but have been traditionally excluded from tables of power and decision making. They are predominantly BIPOC, low-income communities experiencing a legacy of environmental harms and risks that impact health. The organizer will take an asset-based, values-driven and relational approach to community organizing.
The Coalition for Environment, Equity, and Resilience (CEER) is hiring a Regional Community Organizer to lead organizing and relationship building within the Greater Houston region. Primary duties include to build…
Benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, 401(k), paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, wellness benefits, professional development stipend and mobile phone reimbursement. Regular travel is expected and a monthly travel stipend is provided.
The Regional Community Organizer will be an employee of Healthy Gulf, the fiscal program sponsor for CEER, and report to the Coalition Director. Typical work environment is mostly remote with occasional travel to meetings and events. Given the pandemic, CEER staff are working almost 100% remotely. A full-time workweek, with light weekend and evening commitments is expected. Ongoing performance evaluation is provided throughout the year, plus an annual review.
Benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, 401(k), paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, wellness benefits, professional development stipend and mobile phone…
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