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Environmental Justice Educator and Organizer

Posted by
El Centro de la Raza
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Seattle, WA
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Published 18 days ago

VALUES STATEMENT

El Centro de la Raza is a voice and a hub for Seattle and Martin Luther King, Jr.

County’s Latino community as we advocate on behalf of our people and work to

achieve social justice. Through our comprehensive programs and services, we

empower members of the Latino community as fully participating members of

society. We also work to raise awareness with the public, and government,

business and civic leaders about the needs of the Chicano/Latino community in

the United States. El Centro de la Raza is an equal opportunity employer. ______________________________________________________________________________ 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Environmental Justice Educator and Organizer is responsible for educating,

empowering and developing the capacity of community members around relevant

environmental justice issues in the Beacon Hill area. This position works

primarily with resident of Plaza Maestas and the El Patio apartment complex who are primarily Spanish

Speaking. The position reports to the Environmental Justice (EJ) Coordinator

integrated planning, implementation and evaluation of activities to accomplish

the Beacon Hill Air & Noise Community Action Plan (CAP) elements.

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Outreach, Education and Organizing (~80%)

·    Coordinate, organize, educate and develop capacity with a core group of primarily Spanish Latino

residents who reside at Plaza Maestas and the El Patio apartments to understand

air and noise and other environmental justice issues. This will also include

youth who live on Beacon Hill and youth from Cleveland High with the intention

that residents and youth can advocate effectively for improvements in their

environment.

·   Develop community members and youth to attend presentations and build capacity for

effective participation in advocating for their needs and priorities at the city,

county, regional and state levels.

·  Develop and implement hard copy print, web and social media tools for communication,

training and empowerment purposes.

·  Review existing curriculum, develop new curriculum and provide trainings to raise awareness

among Beacon Hill residents concerning the land and airplane air and noise

pollutions’ negative impacts and build local capacity in the community to

address these impacts.

·  Coordinate outreach and promotion of presentations and events utilizing linguistically and

culturally appropriate newspapers, radio, social media, as well as affinity

groups and churches.


Leadership and Management (~20%)

·    Provide leadership to the steering committee, community meetings, communication

materials, partnership development, mitigation activities, advocacy efforts and

additional fundraising.

·  Manage overall community efforts, develop and supervise CAP-related work-plans,

coordinate advocacy opportunities, communication, partnerships and coordinate

with stakeholders to ensure ongoing progress of the CAP implementation.

·  Coordinate Steering Committee quarterly activities for CAP prioritization, support and accountability purposes.

·  Conduct annual planning with the EJ Coordinator goals, objectives, strategies, tactics and work plan to implement prioritized CAP elements.

·  Grow, develop and expand partnerships to accomplish CAP elements.

·   Build local environmental resilience by pursuing mitigation efforts such as planting

new trees. Work collaboratively with community members to acquire, plant, and

provide collective care for new trees. Coordinate with internal staff to obtain

funding through relevant grants.

·  Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

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MEASURABLE STANDARDS

•    Commitment to mission, respect for the work of our nonprofit partners, commitment to

providing exemplary service to our clients.

•    Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with internal and external staff.

•   Exercises problem solving, skillful organizing and multi-tasking.

•   Demonstrates ability to maintain composure and work effectively in stressful situations.

•   Ability to work cooperatively in a high-volume, fast-paced environment, and work well

under pressure.

•  Must be able to work in a multi-cultural/multi-ethnic environment.

•   Must be able to maintain confidences and handle highly confidential materials.

•  Must perform in a professional manner at all times.

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JOB QUALIFICATIONS  

Essential minimum skills, education, and experience:

•  Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science.

•  Bilingual Spanish/English both written and oral fluency.

•  Knowledge of environmental and/or climate justice issues.

• Experience in anti-racist or equity organizing/advocacy, paid or unpaid.

•  Experience in presentations and facilitating groups.

•  Must be effective in conflict resolution.

•  Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel.

•  Must possesses strong written and oral communication & coordination skills.

•  Must possess web and social media experience.

•   Ability to maintain a sense of priorities, meet deadlines and the capacity to coordinate multiple tasks. 

•    Must be available evenings and weekends for community activities.

•   Maintains a valid driver’s license or ability to go to field sites.

•    Proof of insurability.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

·    Strong anti-racist and equity background in health, environmental and/or climate justice.

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WORKING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENT

Works in a general office environment and workshop locations at a minimum of 40 hours

per week. Some flex scheduling required for attendance at meetings and other

events. Requires

local travel for presentations, meetings, and workshop locations. 

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NOTES AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

This position requires a background check. 

The above duties or working procedures describe the chief function of

the job and are not considered to be a detailed description of every duty of

the job. Requires a 6-month probationary period.

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BENEFITS

This position is eligible for El Centro de la Raza’s full benefit package including

medical/dental/life insurance coverage, 401(k) plan, paid vacation and sick

leave, and eight paid holidays. In addition to these paid holidays, El Centro

gives additional paid time off (up to 5 days) during the last week of December

for qualified employees. El Centro employees also benefit from ongoing

professional development opportunities.

VALUES STATEMENT

El Centro de la Raza is a voice and a hub for Seattle and Martin Luther King, Jr.

County’s Latino community as we advocate on behalf of our people and work to

achieve social justice. Through our comprehensive programs and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

$57,000 - $63,320

Benefits

This position is eligible for El Centro de la Raza’s full benefit package including medical/dental/life insurance coverage, 401(k) plan, paid vacation and sick leave, and eight paid holidays. In addition to these paid holidays, El Centro gives additional paid time off (up to 5 days) during the last week of December for qualified employees. El Centro employees also benefit from ongoing professional development opportunities.

This position is eligible for El Centro de la Raza’s full benefit package including medical/dental/life insurance coverage, 401(k) plan, paid vacation and sick leave, and eight paid…

Level of Language Proficiency

•        Bilingual Spanish/English both written and oral fluency.

•        Bilingual Spanish/English both written and oral fluency.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Seattle, WA
Associated Location
2524 16th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144

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