Nonprofit

Environmental Justice Organizer-Researcher (remote)

Remote
Work must be performed in North Carolina, US
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Published 4 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
August 19, 2024
Application Deadline
August 5, 2024
Education
Other Education Requirement
Experience Level
Entry level
Salary
USD $40,000 - $45,000 / year
annual reviews with potential raises

Description

Organization

Clean Water for North Carolina is a 40 year old grassroots, science

based Environmental Justice organization that has worked with hundreds of

communities to prevent and respond to harms from toxic contamination, surface

and groundwater pollution, air quality threats, drinking water contamination

and privatization, and other threats to environmental health and quality of

life to disadvantaged communities. We are committed to working collaboratively toward

the fulfillment of the Principles of Environmental Justice and to a fair and

equitable workplace as we work to empower communities to take actions they

choose to best protect themselves.


Description: 

This position enables Clean Water for reach out to

communities of color, low wealth, and Indigenous communities, or other

communities that have faced a previous burden of environmental impacts, to

provide organizing and technical and strategic assistance on Environmental

justice issues.

This Organizer-Researcher will also research policy issues

that affect environmental justice and background social and environmental

information for communities we collaborate with. Clean Water for NC has

organized “frontline” communities impacted by Contained Animal Feeding

Operations (especially hogs); coal ash contamination of groundwater; oil and

gas and pipelines impacting climate, air and water;  toxic contamination of air and water by PFAS,

lead, arsenic and other substances, privatization of drinking water supplies

and regulatory failure to hold polluters accountable.

This position also participates in virtual staff meetings at

least weekly and provides frequent updates to the executive director and other

staff, and contributes to shared tasks such as mailings and e-newsletters,

events and fundraising.  


Required Qualifications:

Excellent communication skills: written, oral and listening

Degree or significant coursework in basic sciences and

environmental topics

Experience working with diverse communities (professional or

volunteer)

Current resident of North Carolina

Knowledge of Environmental Justice Principles

Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle

Flexibility for occasional evening and weekend activities

Preferred Qualification:

Intermediate to fluent written and oral Spanish

Resident in or near western piedmont or western NC counties

Organization

Clean Water for North Carolina is a 40 year old grassroots, science

based Environmental Justice organization that has worked with hundreds of

communities to prevent and respond to harms from toxic contamination, surface…

Benefits

Health Insurance Reimbursement for Silver Level ACA Plan

2 weeks paid leave first year, increasing thereafter

14 paid holidays

education and training opportunities

retirement benefit after year 2

Health Insurance Reimbursement for Silver Level ACA Plan

2 weeks paid leave first year, increasing thereafter

14 paid holidays

education and training opportunities…

Level of Language Proficiency

English-fluent

Spanish-intermediate to fluent

English-fluent

Spanish-intermediate to fluent

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in North Carolina, US
Associated Location
1070 Tunnel Rd, Bldg 4, Ste 1, Asheville, NC 28805, United States

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter explaining you interest in the

position, contact information for 3 professional references, a brief resume of

education and professional and volunteer experience related to this position

and two previously prepared writing samples up to 1,000 words each on

environmental or social justice topics to hope@cwfnc.org.  All applicants will receive a reply within

one week of receipt of your materials.

Please send a cover letter explaining you interest in the

position, contact information for 3 professional references, a brief resume of

education and professional and…

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