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The MN Climate & Environmental Justice Table is seeking an experienced and movement-oriented organizer to help ​lead the ongoing campaign to phase out Minnesota’s incinerators that emit toxins and greenhouse gases; move MN to zero waste; and build long-term power in BIPOC and working class communities. The MN EJ Table (https://www.instagram.com/mn.ej.table) is a coalition organization rooted in the principles of environmental justice. We seek to move our society and economy from extraction, exploitation, and colonialism to regeneration, cooperation, and caring. 

The priority will be Hennepin Energy Recovery Center (HERC), which has been polluting North Minneapolis—an overburdened community with the highest asthma rate in the state, and other communities. The Environmental Justice Organizer​ will be directly supported and supervised by a core member of the MN EJ Table, and work closely with the MN EJ Table team. The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) will also be providing intensive support and resources to the organizer and the MN EJ Table, which is a member of a cohort of organizations across the country that make up​ ​GAIA’s Failing Incinerators Project​.

The Environmental Justice Organizer, with support and training from the MN EJ Table and GAIA, will use organizing and coalition-building, popular education and digital platforms, and policy interventions to: 

  • recruit and organize community members impacted by incinerators; 
  • build a coalition that includes labor unions, zero-waste groups, community enterprises,  student groups, and environmental groups; 
  • educate the public on incineration and zero-waste; 
  • work with and move policy-makers and regulators; 
  • participate in developing the MN EJ Table’s larger vision and strategy.

The MN Climate & Environmental Justice Table is seeking an experienced and movement-oriented organizer to help ​lead the ongoing campaign to phase out Minnesota’s incinerators that emit toxins and greenhouse gases; move MN to zero…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 31, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 7, 2021

Salary

$50,000 - $55,000Depending on experience

Benefits

Healthcare, paid sick days, paid vacation, travel reimbursement.

Healthcare, paid sick days, paid vacation, travel reimbursement.

Location

On-site
Minneapolis, MN, USA

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