Nonprofit

Environmental Coalition Coordinator

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Las Vegas, NV
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Published 25 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Education
High School Diploma Required
Salary
USD $75,497 - $88,924 / year

Description

Nevada Environmental Justice Coalition (NEJC) The NEJC is a coalition of Nevada-based organizations united in the fight for intersectional climate action and environmental justice. Through grassroots organizing and policy advocacy, NEJC is working to prioritize justice in the fight to protect our state’s natural resources through a social and racial equity lens, to ensure a just transition away from extractive industries, and liberate frontline communities from environmental hardships.

Make the Road Nevada (MRNV), a 501(c)(3) organization, holds a vision for Nevada that begins with building a strong grassroots foundation in Las Vegas and it ends with elevating the power of working-class immigrant communities in every community around the state. We do this by informing, empowering, and mobilizing our community to take action on important issues that directly affect their families and loved ones.

Make the Road Action (MRA), a 501(c)(4) organization is committed to building power for justice in immigrant and low-income working-class communities of color. MRA operates in five states - New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. We work to create social change, connect voters to the candidates and issues that are most important to them, and work hands-on in a fast-paced environment to create long-term impact in the communities that need it most.

Make the Road States (MRS), a 501(c)(3) organization is the national home for the second-generation Make the Road family of organizations that serves to uplift the voices of working-class, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA people, and people of color.

Current Opening:

Nevada Environmental Justice Coalition Coordinator (NEJCC) will be responsible for implementing and driving a series of state-wide environmental and climate justice campaigns that ensure equity, justice, and sustainability are brought into the governmental decision-making process. The coordinator will work to ensure communities most marginalized by the climate crisis and environmental injustices are at the forefront of the decision-making process and policy change.. The coordinator will develop strategic campaigns and build political power so the coalition can continue to influence the way decisions are made around environmental justice and climate crisis concerns in Nevada. The ideal person for this position will have experience developing and implementing power-building campaigns around climate and environmental impacts felt by Black, Latine, Immigrant, Indigenous, and people of color across Nevada and is interested in working at a community-oriented organization.

Key Responsibilities but not limited to:

General Duties:

  • Help create and implement the coalition’s strategic agenda that addresses environmental injustices and the climate crisis in Nevada
  • Create and implement strategic and power-building campaigns that center Nevadans who are most marginalized by environmental injustice and the impacts of the climate crisis
  • Support fundraising efforts for the coalition, by assisting in writing grant proposals, reaching out to potential funders. In collaboration with the Executive Committee, NEJCC is to actively support fundraising efforts for the coalition by assisting in writing grant proposals, pitches and budgets by reaching out to potential funders.
  • Work closely, effectively, and in coordination with the MRNV deputy director, NEJC Climate Policy Fellows, and all NEJC coalition partners
  • Record and report programmatic metrics as part of individual work plan and NEJC campaign plans
  • Manage the NEJC communication tools, systems, and processes which include NEJC listserve, Slack, external Google calendar, campaign plans, and internal coalition communications
  •  Lead in coordination with the coalition the NEJC lobbying efforts at a local, state and federal level

Coalition Campaign Development and Management:

  • Coordinate partners around NEJC-aligned priorities, maintain strong relationships with all NEJC partners, and support the growth of the coalition by identifying power gaps and working to fill them
  • Work with executive committee to lead strategic planning retreats and legislative retreats to align all partners on our collective agenda and goals
  • Lead the NEJC to plan, organize and execute coalition campaigns to build power and influence local, state, and federal policymaking
  • Help facilitate coalition meetings, implement a rotating meeting facilitation, agenda creation, and maintain follow-up with all coalition partners
  • Work with coalition partners to host events on behalf of the coalition that move our collective goals forward, for a minimum of 2 external events per year
  • Develop and/or maintain coalition subcommittees that support and move our coalition strategic agenda forward. These committees include but are not limited to fundraising, IRA implementation, legislative policy, and other organizing committees.
  • Work in coordination with communications vendor to releases and develop the planning, management, and creation of digital media campaigns with video, social media, and testimonies to shape public narrative in traditional and nontraditional media to keep the local community informed.
  • Coordinate with the policy committee and policy fellows to create and implement and track policy suggestions for local, state, and federal campaigns by building an environmental and climate policy platform approved and adopted by the coalition
  • Work with the policy committee and policy fellows to track our legislative agenda and coordinate lobbying efforts with coalition partners on the collective priorities.
  • Represent, and advocate on behalf of NEJC in coalition spaces, with elected officials, and government agencies as it relates to environmental and climate justice issues
  • Manage, track, and analyze data to inform campaign planning and development

Coalition and Movement Engagement:

  • Help provide support to internal sub-committees, ensuring coalition partners feel prepared to lead and work in sub-committee spaces within the NEJC
  • Hold quarterly in-depth check-ins with each partner organization to ensure alignment and find common projects for coalition collaboration
  • Maintain regular communications and accountability with coalition partners and key stakeholders
  • Help develop and maintain relationships with climate, energy, and conservation organizations and individuals to maintain NEJC’s positioning within the larger NV environmental and conservation movement
  • Speak about NEJC in public spaces and to the press and train coalition members to do the same Plan and coordinate outreach and organizing meetings to build an effective, sustainable coalition and to promote participation and leadership of coalition members and allies
  • Develop and maintain outreach and organizing plans, work plans, campaign plans, leadership plans including talking points, fact sheets, one pagers, etc.
  • In-person travel and site visits with coalition partners, public health restrictions permitting
  • In partnership with the collation, support in the recruitment, development and maintain strong partnerships and relationships with coalition partners and community stakeholders
  • Help plan and hold regular educational events for the coalition, partner membership, and/or the public

Requirements:

  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Required to be fully vaccinated with an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine prior first day of employment.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience in issue-based organizing and/or coalition leadership
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, willing to ask questions and find answers they don’t know, able to work independently and in teams with little direction needed
  • Proven ability to manage complex relationships and build consensus among diverse interests
  • Experience in developing requests for proposals, budgets, and managing funder relationships
  • Ability to work regular evenings and occasional weekends
  • Appreciation of the value of diversity, equal opportunity, and differences in perspectives in all work relationships
  • Dedication to improving the quality of life for Black, Latine, Immigrant, people of color and working-class Nevadans and creating a pipeline of leaders from our local community
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn database and communication platforms
  • Proven track record of winning strategic campaigns that center those often most marginalized

Job Competencies:

  • Deep understanding of the intersectionality of environmental justice issues, the climate crisis, and other social justice issues impacting Nevadans
  • Coalition and Team-building skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Training Facilitation experience
  • Effective verbal, writing, and listening skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Time management skills
  • Proficiency in GSuites Programs, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • A high level of emotional intelligence and the ability to use that intelligence to appropriately adapt to the organization and coalition’s needs
  • Policy creation and analysis capabilities specifically as they relate to environmental justice and the climate crisis

Salary and Benefits:

MRStates offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, 401K, and generous paid vacation, sick, personal days. The salary range for this position is from $75,497 to $88,924

How to Apply:

Please attach cover letter/resume and submit all documents to the Make the Road New States career center.

Make the Road believes that social change is best achieved through grassroots community-based organizing that flows directly from and engages the community demanding the change. As a membership-based organization, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, criminal history, or Veteran status. We strongly encourage those from historically excluded groups to apply.

Nevada Environmental Justice Coalition (NEJC) The NEJC is a coalition of Nevada-based organizations united in the fight for intersectional climate action and environmental justice. Through grassroots organizing and policy advocacy…

Location

On-site
Las Vegas, NV, USA

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