The Project Coordinator assists the Moving Forward Network (MFN), a national coalition of over 50 organizations including community-based groups, national environmental organizations, and academic institutions in over 20 major U.S. cities that are committed to reducing the public health harms created by our country’s freight transportation system. In addition, the Project Coordinator provides general local environmental justice support for the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) at Occidental College. The Project Coordinator will work under the supervision of the MFN Project Director and work closely with the MFN Campaign Director. The Project Coordinator will also serve as a staff member of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, a community-oriented research and advocacy organization that serves as the umbrella for a variety of affiliated programs addressing work and industry, food and nutrition, housing, transportation, regional and community development, land use, and urban environmental issues. UEPI's programs seek to link research and action through partnerships with grassroots community, environmental, and labor organizations in the Los Angeles area. The mission of the UEPI is to advance community-driven programs and policies to build healthy and thriving communities.
Summary of Duties, Responsibilities & Goals
The Project Coordinator will support the Program Director and other program staff with the day-to-day operations of the national Moving Forward Network (MFN) and provide general support for local environmental justice support work. Specific areas of work will include:
Additionally, the Project Coordinator will engage in advancing the UEPI mission and engage in activities that include:
Salary and Benefits
This is a grant-funded position that is currently funded for 1 year—with plans for extension dependent on funding. The position is considered an employee of Occidental College. The College offers a competitive salary and a benefits package that includes paid vacation and a medical plan.
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Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: excellent health, dental, life, and retirement benefits; tuition benefits for the employee, spouse, domestic partner, and dependents; additional extras including use of gym facilities and the College Library. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit https://www.oxy.edu/offices-services/humanresources/benefits-information.
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The Project Coordinator assists the Moving Forward Network (MFN), a national coalition of over 50 organizations including community-based groups, national environmental organizations, and academic institutions in…