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Air Quality Fellow

Híbrido, O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Washington, DC

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Tipo de Emprego:Tempo Integral
Data de Início:15 de julho de 2024
Salário:USD $55.000 - $70.000 / ano

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About CEEJH 

The Center for Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH, Inc) is a new  nonprofit focused on helping communities impacted by environmental, climate, and  energy injustice with a focus on the Mid-Atlantic region, the Southeast, and other parts of  the United States and beyond. CEEJH, Inc provides technical assistance and capacity building support to help impacted communities address environmental racism,  environmental classism, oppression and related health inequities by following the 17  Principles of Environmental Justice and through INpowerment Science and Liberation  Science. CEEJH, Inc continues the vision of Dr. Sacoby Wilson, one of the nation’s  leading environmental justice researchers, scholars, and advocates to advance  environmental, climate, and energy justice through service and the authentic engagement  of local grassroots environmental justice organizations in community-centered, justice focused applied action-oriented solutions science. CEEJH is about dismantling racist  systems, developing cross-sectoral partnerships, and demanding change to ensure that  frontline and fenceline communities receive the recognitional, procedural, distributional,  and restorative justice that they deserve.  

Position Overview 

An individual dedicated to protecting communities impacted by environmental and climate  injustice - including those with air quality problems - and passionate about empowering  communities through science, organizing, and advocacy 

The Mid-Atlantic region of Delaware, Maryland, DC, and Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New  Jersey and other areas like North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, face grave, inter connected challenges, including unemployment, racial and economic inequality,  environmental racism, and health inequities. The pandemic has made these problems  worse. 

The communities who bear the brunt of these problems have not had much of a say in  what the solutions should look like. This has led to responses that are inadequate and,  sometimes, exploitative. In these communities, science has also been exploitative and extractive.

To counter this, CEEJH, Inc has developed a two-year Air Quality Fellowship in  partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The fellowship has  three goals: 

  1. Assist with research efforts to understand the impact of goods movement -  including truck traffic - on air quality and health of individuals who live near  warehouses, industrial corridors, and major highways and transportation corridors  in Washington, DC, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,  North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. 
  2. Support outreach, engagement, and training efforts in communities impacted by  goods movement, industrial hazards, and environmental injustice in these states  including use of low cost sensors for air quality monitoring and mapping  environmental and climate injustice. 
  3. Support technical assistance, local organizing, policy development, and other  efforts to address environmental and climate injustice in the aforementioned states  but with a primary focus mainly in the Mid-Atlantic region. 

We are searching for a dynamic individual who is skilled in research, engagement, and  community organizing. We’re looking for someone who is tenacious, creative, and  strategic, with a burning passion for working with communities to advance environmental  and climate justice, public health, and human rights. In addition, we expect the fellow to  assist with program management including planning, implementation, and evaluation. 

We’re open to applicants who have at least a MS degree in environmental sciences,  environmental health, public health, atmospheric sciences, or a related field and 3 years  of experience in environmental and climate justice work. 

The fellow may have the opportunity to receive additional exposure to science policy via  NRDC.  

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Engage communities in the Washington, DC region to find out more about their air  pollution concerns 
  • Develop and host a training on using low cost air quality sensors
  • Use mapping tools to assess environmental injustice and air quality issues at the  local level 
  • Provide technical assistance to community-based organization efforts to build  hyperlocal air quality monitoring networks in communities throughout the Mid Atlantic region 
  • Alongside a partner organizer, create a flyer about industrial pollution in Southwest  DC. Distribute the flyer door to door and hold conversations with individual  residents in advance of an upcoming community meeting 
  • Design and deliver training for EJ advocates and community members on how to  use GIS tools to map environmental injustice and air quality issues
  • Organize a meeting with community members in Maryland to obtain information  about their environmental justice concerns 
  • Provide training to residents in Maryland on legal tools to build their capacity to  address environmental justice and health issues
  • Develop a region-wide organizing strategy to advance legislation that our coalition  has endorsed 

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE 

  • Public Health Expertise: You have research and practice experience in public  health and/or environmental health. We are particularly interested in individuals  who have performed research on air quality issues including experience in air  quality monitoring. 
  • Grassroots organizing experience: You are a seasoned organizer who has  supported communities to take on tough fights, build collective power, and win.
  • Excellent communications skills: You are an outstanding communicator with experience engaging diverse communities in a respectful and sincere manner,  including on topics typically seen as complex or inaccessible. You listen deeply,  convey ideas clearly, and have the ability to call people to action. 
  • Passion for environmental and climate justice: You have a passion for  addressing the human rights, public health, and social justice dimensions of  environmental problems particularly climate change. 
  • Strong program management: You are great at providing substantive and  operational support to all aspects of an ambitious and emerging program. You’re  extremely thorough and will follow through on complicated, multi-step processes.  You work quickly and efficiently and can produce excellent, on-point work products  on deadline, including in short time frames when needed. 
  • Collaborative and service-oriented: You treat everyone you encounter with a  collaborative spirit, kindness, and empathy. You are known as an adaptable team player who brings an “all hands on deck” mindset to all projects. You have  experience performing science that serves overburdened communities and under resourced communities. 
  • Growth-oriented: You’re always seeking to better yourself and your work, and  you will push yourself to the peak of performance to help fulfill our mission. You  welcome and delight in feedback from supervisors, peers, and others. 
  • Ease with technology: You’re comfortable working with technology, and when  given the opportunity to work with a new program or application, it is not difficult  for you to become fluent. We are looking for individuals with skills in air quality  monitoring and have some familiarity with low cost sensors. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY 

In this role, the fellow may be required to supervise other staff and graduate and  undergraduate students.  

EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK 

Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily  schedule is flexible within the proximity of this time frame, and will be decided in  consultation with the supervisor. The fellow may be required to work evenings and on  the weekend. 

TRAVEL 

Significant travel may be required for meetings, trainings, sensor deployments, technical  assistance activities, conferences, and symposia.  

POSITION DETAILS 

There will be a probationary period of 3 months for new hires. We believe in fostering a  collaborative and mutually beneficial work environment. As part of our commitment to  ensuring the success and satisfaction of both our employees and the organization, we  implement a standard probationary period for new hires. This period, typically lasting 3  months, allows for a comprehensive assessment of the employee's fit within the team and  their alignment with our organizational goals. It serves as an opportunity for both parties  to evaluate the working relationship and make informed decisions regarding long-term  employment. During this period, we encourage open communication, feedback, and  support to ensure a smooth transition into the role. 

This role will commence with remote work and may involve occasional in-person team  meetings. The potential for more frequent in-person work at our office will be open for  discussion between the supervisor and the employee, allowing for flexibility and alignment  with individual preferences and team dynamics. 

The Fellow will work closely with the Director, other staff, partners, and communities we  serve. Specific responsibilities may be adjusted depending on individual selected  candidates’ strengths, level of experience, and complementarity with existing team  members. The Fellow will be expected to work in the evenings and on weekends as  needed. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive  listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS 

  • 100% FTE. Annual gross pay is $55k-$70k, Salary Negotiable  
  • MSC’s benefits package includes: 
  • 20 days vacation leave per year
  • 13 standard holidays, and 2 personal days per year (your personal days are  designated as your birthday and hire date anniversary, and should be taken  on these dates)
  • 12 sick days per year
  • 12 weeks of family paid leave, no tenure required 
  • Medical, vision, dental for employees and dependents (Eligible the first day  of the following month from date of hire and requires a per pay period  employee contribution)
  • 100% employer sponsored basic life, short-term and long-term disability  insurance coverage
  • Access to a 403b retirement plan
  • o Access to FSA and Commuter Benefits plans

CEEJH, Inc is a fiscally-sponsored project of Movement Strategy Center (MSC). MSC is  an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,  religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy,  childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation  or any other status protected by law. People of color and LGBTQ candidates are strongly  encouraged to apply. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 

Please send the application materials below in a single pdf and any other correspondence  to ceejhinc@gmail.com.  

● Provide a cover letter, CV and or resume 

● Provide three references 

● At least one reference must be from a community-based organization that you  have worked with on environmental justice or climate justice issues ● Provide three writing samples

About CEEJH 

The Center for Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH, Inc) is a new  nonprofit focused on helping communities impacted by environmental, climate, and  energy injustice with a focus on the Mid-Atlantic region, the…

Localização

Híbrido
O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Washington, DC
Washington, DC, USA

Como se inscrever

Please send the application materials below in a single pdf and any other correspondence  to ceejhinc@gmail.com.  

  • Provide a cover letter, CV and or resume 
  • Provide three references 
  • At least one reference must be from a community-based organization that you  have worked with on environmental justice or climate justice issues
  • Provide three writing samples

Please send the application materials below in a single pdf and any other correspondence  to ceejhinc@gmail.com.  

  • Provide a cover letter, CV and or resume 
  • Provide three references 
  • At…

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