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Green New Deal Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Organizer

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Climate Action Campaign
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San Diego, CA
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Published 4 days ago

We at Climate Action Campaign are a small but highly motivated and mighty team that advocates and organizes for bold policies to stop the climate crisis. Through the lens of equity and justice, we fight for a Zero Carbon future and the systemic change that ensures clean air, clean water, and a livable future for everyone.


The San Diego Green New Deal (SDGND) Alliance is a diverse coalition of 56 local community, business, environmental, labor, faith, and social justice organizations committed to a region that achieves Zero Carbon by 2035 through a fair and just transition for workers and communities of concern.


We are growing our team of advocates who wake up every day ready to support the fight for the game-changing climate laws, policies and programs we need to achieve climate justice. To fulfill this vision, we need 100% of our team to be 100% in.


  1. Are you passionate about building the people power to advance justice, equity, diversity and inclusion?
  2. Do you have experience working directly with and for working-class communities of color who are on the front lines of the climate emergency (also known as Communities of Concern)?
  3. Do you love meeting new people and building relationships? 
  4. Are you interested and experienced in working at the intersection of racial, economic, and climate justice?
  5. Do you believe in the power of diverse coalitions to fight for systemic change?



If you answered yes to these questions, please read on.

 

Summary: The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Organizer will coordinate the coalition to ensure that JEDI practices and perspectives are effectively incorporated into all aspects of the SDGND Alliance, and ensure the Alliance is advocating for policies that reverse environmental injustice and systemic racism, and prioritize equity for communities on the frontline of the climate crisis.


The Organizer will liaise between all volunteer-based Working Groups (Transforming Political Power, JEDI, and Building Awareness and Support) to support the Chairs, lead meetings when needed, and provide a perspective that ensures Alliance projects are intersectional. In general, this position will help ensure that the JEDI working group and Alliance as a whole are on track with strategic outcomes and projects based in advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

 

Major Goals and their Primary Responsibilities

  • Coalition Coordination
  • Coordinate between working groups and subcommittees for the San Diego Green New Deal Alliance to ensure JEDI is incorporated in all Alliance initiatives.
  • Attend all working group and Alliance meetings and facilitate intra-Alliance communication regarding JEDI initiatives.
  • In coordination with Alliance leaders, build consensus and promote democratic decision making among members of the Alliance. 
  • In coordination with the JEDI Working Group and Steering Committee, assess internal practices and policies, work to develop recommendations, and implement agreed upon recommendations to ensure JEDI values and practices are prioritized within the Alliance. 
  • Community Development
  • Conduct outreach, and partner with community members, volunteers, and partner organizations to build community power and advance campaigns to advocate for climate justice and inspire the participation and leadership in the Alliance of more traditionally marginalized groups. 
  • Expand participation and leadership within Communities of Concern, through listening sessions, educational events, multi-cultural communications, and outreach.
  • Solicit feedback from members of and organizations that represent Communities of Concern on how to build a more inclusive climate movement, and relay that feedback to the JEDI working group and Steering Committee.
  • Policy Advocacy Assistance:
  • Identify and organize the Alliance around critical campaigns and initiatives that advance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, including policy campaigns, training, and educational initiatives.
  • In collaborating with other members of the Alliance, identify key policies and help organize around campaigns that reverse environmental injustice and systemic racism.


A good fit for this position will:

  • Be passionate about climate justice and a San Diego Green New Deal
  • Possess intercultural competence and self-awareness
  • Demonstrate commitment to refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities
  • Have a natural ability to build bridges and make connections between people, organizations and communities
  • Be confident speaking explicitly about issues that intersect across social, racial and environmental justice
  • Have and understanding of how sex, gender, sexuality, race, social class, ability and other identity markers intersect with climate justice
  • Have strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have an understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities, including understanding that the climate crisis disproportionately burdens working-class communities of color
  • Enjoy organizing people and motivating them to act
  • Be a self-motivated and resourceful independent worker who is also enjoys working collaboratively
  • Be able to balance and track multiple and fluctuating priorities for an array of projects
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment in sensitive situations



Preferred/additional skills:

  • Ability to speak English and another language represented in San Diego Communities of Concern strongly preferred.


Climate Action Campaign Core Values

Justice, Equity, Accessibility, Opportunity for all, Inclusion, Health, Voice, Safety. We look forward to sharing more about these values when we meet.


This is a part-time (20 hrs/week), hourly, non-exempt position, and will include some evening/weekend work. The term of the position is one year from the date of hire.


Location: Our office is in Hillcrest in San Diego, but we’re often out and about throughout the region, meeting with government officials, businesses, and community advocates, as well as working remotely at home to save time and commuting costs. For the foreseeable future, due to COVID-19, our team is working remotely. This position will be primarily remote until it is safe to return to our office, at which point in-person office time will be required.


Benefits: Health, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) Retirement Plan, and paid time off. 


Salary range: $26/hr 


How to apply: Submit the below items to info@climateactioncampaign.org with the Subject: JEDI Organizer. 

  1. Resume 
  2. Voice recording* answering the following three questions:
  3. Why are you interested in this position?
  4. What is one climate impact that will affect a community you care about and why does it concern you?
  5. Briefly describe your experience building relationships to advance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.  

Limit your total recording to 4 minutes maximum.

*Alternatively, you can call our job line at (619) 419-1222x713 to submit your answers. In this case, your resume should still be submitted to info@climateactioncampaign.org. 


Deadline: First review will take place on July 7.The position is open until we find the perfect fit.


Climate Action Campaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Climate Action Campaign provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.



We at Climate Action Campaign are a small but highly motivated and mighty team that advocates and organizes for bold policies to stop the climate crisis. Through the lens of equity and justice, we fight for a Zero Carbon future and the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Diego, CA
Associated Location
3900 Cleveland Ave, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
STE 208

How to Apply

How to apply: Submit the below items to info@climateactioncampaign.org with the Subject: JEDI Organizer. 

  1. Resume 
  2. Voice recording* answering the following three questions:
  3. Why are you interested in this position?
  4. What is one climate impact that will affect a community you care about and why does it concern you?
  5. Briefly describe your experience building relationships to advance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.  

Limit your total recording to 4 minutes maximum.

*Alternatively, you can call our job line at (619) 419-1222x713 to submit your answers. In this case, your resume should still be submitted to info@climateactioncampaign.org.

How to apply: Submit the below items to info@climateactioncampaign.org with the Subject: JEDI Organizer. 

  1. Resume 
  2. Voice recording* answering the following three questions:
  3. Why are…

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