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Program Associate, Environmental Justice Health Alliance

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Coming Clean, Inc.
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Brattleboro, VT

Coming Clean, Inc.


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Published 27 days ago

$35,000 - $40,000Salary is commensurate with experience

The non-profit organization, Coming Clean is seeking to hire a Program Associate to join the Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform, a national grassroots network of environmental justice organizations that operates in strategic partnership with Coming Clean.

The Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform (EJHA) is a national network of grassroots Environmental and Economic Justice organizations and advocates in communities that are disproportionately impacted by toxic chemicals from legacy contamination, ongoing exposure to polluting facilities and health-harming chemicals in household products. EJHA supports a just transition towards safer chemicals and a pollution-free economy that leaves no community or worker behind. The EJHA network model features leadership of, by, and for Environmental Justice groups with support from additional allied groups and individual experts. EJHA and Coming Clean provide financial, strategic, and technical support to grassroots Environmental Justice organizations so they can better execute their campaigns, launch new economic development initiatives, and hold government and corporations accountable.

Position Summary:

The EJHA Program Associate is a key part of the EJHA team. The EJHA Program Associate’s primary responsibility is to ensure greater efficiency and effective operations for the Environmental Justice Health Alliance and its work. The Program Associate will improve the functioning, efficiency, and effectiveness of EJHA by assisting with tracking work plans and commitments, follow-through and troubleshooting, and communication with and among EJHA National Co-Coordinators, staff, affiliates and allies.

Primary Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintaining an EJHA workplan and calendar, including long-term goals, annual objectives, major activities and commitments, milestones, and deliverables.
  • Announcing EJHA conference calls and ensuring that agendas and materials are prepared and distributed in advance, and all participants are prepared for productive calls.
  • Documenting strategy and planning calls and meetings, through action-oriented notes and clarifying notes with call participants when necessary, and disseminating notes promptly to all participants.
  • Assisting with collecting and filing EJHA materials for use by EJHA Co-Coordinators, staff, and affiliates and Coming Clean staff in outreach and fundraising (e.g. grant applications and reporting).
  • Collecting, tracking and forwarding to Coming Clean finance staff, reimbursement and expense reports for EJHA Co-Coordinators.
  • Communicating clearly via phone, Zoom, Skype, email and in person with EJHA Co-Coordinators, staff, affiliates, as well as Coming Clean members, staff, and consultants; pro-actively and constructively raising up challenges and pursuing solutions; and being accountable for achieving task deadlines.
  • Some travel (1-2 trips per quarter) is expected.

Position Qualifications:

  • Highly organized and able to stay on top of multiple tasks, calendars systems and deadlines;
  • Excellent writing and note-taking capabilities;
  • Strong listening skills, including the ability to stay focused and take clear and comprehensive notes on conference and video calls;
  • Above average computer proficiency, including ability to use and manage online documents and calendars, and common word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software, as well a working familiarity with phone- and video-conferencing systems;
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, including phone, email, in- person, and public presentation;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Experience in working respectfully and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds;
  • Knowledge of relevant issues, such as Environmental Justice, environmental health, safer chemicals, climate change, clean energy;
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in other education and/or experience.

Location:

It is strongly preferred that this remote position be located along the US east coast.


For the full position description, visit our website: comingcleaninc.org/latest-news/in-the-news/hiring-ejha-program-associate


Coming Clean is a cutting-edge environmental health and justice collaborative with 20 years of experience bringing diverse groups together around common causes to better protect public health. Members of Coming Clean are organizations and technical experts committed to principled collaboration with one another to advance a nontoxic, sustainable, and just world for all. Together, we're demanding immediate action and systemic changes to ensure the safety of communities, farms, food, consumer goods, facilities, and the chemicals we are exposed to everyday. Our work is grounded in grassroots organizing and leadership, and the need to enact solutions that benefit the most impacted and disproportionately impacted communities.

The non-profit organization, Coming Clean is seeking to hire a Program Associate to join the Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform, a national grassroots network of environmental justice organizations that…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Other Education Requirement

Benefits

Benefits include a retirement program, health insurance reimbursement arrangement, life insurance, disability insurance and vacation and unplanned leave.

Benefits include a retirement program, health insurance reimbursement arrangement, life insurance, disability insurance and vacation and unplanned leave.

Location

Brattleboro, VT

How to Apply

The application period will remain open until the position is filled.

Please submit the following by email to jlopez@comingcleaninc.org:

  • Cover letter, telling us who you are and why you are interested in and qualified for this position
  • Resume
  • Three references related to employment or volunteer experiences

Coming Clean is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to dismantling racism, sexism and other oppressions within our organization and in society as a whole. As such, Coming Clean does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or religion. People of color, young and younger people, women and people of all abilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

The application period will remain open until the position is filled.

Please submit the following by email to jlopez@comingcleaninc.org:

  • Cover letter, telling us who you are and why…

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