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Environmental Justice Community Organizer, Tricap (Malden, MA)

Tri-CAP seeks an Environmental Justice Community Organizer to bring local residents and community groups together to work for environmental restoration, public access, and sustainable development along the Malden River corridor. Barry Ingber, Director of Energy Programs. Tri-City Community Action Program, Inc. 110 Pleasant St, 3rd Floor Malden, MA 02148 bingber@tri-cap.org .

Community Green Lead – USGBC (Boston, MA)

USGBC is seeking a talented and enthusiastic professional with an interest and experience working in the community college sector to create career pathways for a green economy. The position will oversee the Center for Green Schools’ efforts to engage community college staff, faculty and students in green building education and training opportunities. The Community Green Lead will be responsible for proactively increasing engagement of under-represented populations within USGBC and Center for Green Schools’ higher education programs and networks.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Grow the Community Green network and manage the daily program operations
  • Recruit, manage and support the efforts of regionally based volunteers to lead local outreach and engagement efforts to community colleges
  • Facilitate an annual in-person training for volunteers
  • Promote USGBC institutional membership to community colleges, support existing members, and track activities
  • Liaise with USGBC’s Marketing and Communications team to devise an outreach and marketing strategy to support growth of program
  • Work with USGBC Students to increase the number of students engaged at community colleges
  • Drive strategic relationships with other national organizations and corporations to support programmatic goals

Education

  • Bachelors degree in a related field (building industry, environmental discipline) required

Experience

  • 1-3 years program management experience

Other Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in community organizing
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge and experience working with community colleges specifically related to sustainability engagement
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Excellent communication, organizational and computer skills
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with a diverse array of individuals and constituents
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Grant writing/development experience a plus

For more information and to apply, click here.

Miami-Dade Project Recruiting Manager – ioby (Miami, FL)

ioby (eye-OH-be) stands for in our backyards and the belief that environmental knowledge, action and service begin and thrive at the local level. Founded in 2008, ioby is a young, dynamic startup and the only online micro-philanthropic initiative that encourages local civic environmental action among neighbors. ioby is expanding and looking for a talented, motivated individual to lead their efforts in project outreach, support and capacity building for their Miami pilot.  Requirements: demonstrated contextual knowledge of environmental work and community development, and an intimate knowledge of Miami-Dade neighborhoods and their socio-economic-environmental landscape, and 3-6 years of professional experience in a related field, such as urban ecology, grassroots fundraising and/or community organizing. For a complete description and application instructions, click here.

Community Organizer – Community Labor United (Boston, MA)

The Organizer will be responsible for a wide range of programmatic work including CLU’s Public Transit – Public Good, a campaign of the Green Justice Coalition (GJC). The GJC’s Public Transit – Public Good campaign is a statewide partnership of community-based organizations and labor unions working for a sustainable funding structure for transit throughout the state; fully functional transit service in each of our regions; and public transportation that increases equity across race, class, region, and citizenship status. The Organizer  will report to a Co-Director/Deputy Director. A pplications will only be accepted electronically.  Please email a cover letter, resume, salary history and three references to Jeremy Shenk at Jeremy@massclu.org. Please include a daytime phone number where we can contact you.

Community Organizer, Toxics Action Center (Boston, MA; Montpelier, VT; West Hartford, CT; Amherst, MA)

Toxics Action Center, a New England-wide non-profit public health and environmental organization, seeks Community Organizers to be based in its Boston, MA, Montpelier, VT, West Hartford, CT and Amherst, MA offices.

For 25 years, Toxics Action Center has worked side by side with more than 700 communities to hold polluters accountable, galvanize government into action, and win real victories for public health and the environment while developing long-term leaders to broaden the environmental movement. Whenever the health and environment of a community is threatened in New England, Toxics Action Center is there. As the 911 of the environmental movement we help everyday folks be the change they want to see in the world.

The Community Organizer will join a strong and committed team to implement our core program of neighborhood assistance and organizing trainings. The Community Organizer will work closely with the Senior Community Organizer and Executive Director to give local grassroots groups the information, networking and organizing skills they need to win efforts to curb pesticide spraying, halt dirty incinerator proposals, close polluting power plants, clean up toxic sites, or promote clean energy and zero waste. Community Organizers serve as pro bono campaign consultants, mentors, and coaches to unlikely activists launching grassroots campaigns to protect their health and community.

Job Responsibilities
The Community Organizer will utilize Toxics Action Center’s Neighborhood Assistance Program with residents and community groups to help them develop and implement effective strategies to solve local toxic pollution problems. Organizing assistance and trainings includes but is not limited to: campaign planning; developing a message and campaign materials; group-building and recruitment; fundraising; working with the media; getting out the vote; and winning at public hearings.

Specifically the staff person will:
Assist 10-15 community groups a year on their local campaigns.
Conduct 25 organizing skills trainings and 50 leadership development trainings.
Join team efforts to organize a 200-person grassroots environmental conference.
Write grants and create other fundraising opportunities.
Become an issue expert on a toxic pollution problem.
Identify and cultivate donors to the organization.

Qualifications
Previous organizing experience, management and fundraising experience a plus. Sense of humor, flexibility and ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Desire to be part of a dynamic team. Articulate, detail-oriented, and able to tell a story. Strategic, personable, and able to work with a wide range of people.

Salary and Benefits
Salary based on experience. Benefit package includes health care option, 401k program, college and graduate school loan repayment programs for qualified staff, vacation, parental leave, travel and training opportunities.

To Apply
Send résumé with cover letter to: Sylvia Broude
Toxics Action Center, 44 Winter St., 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
Phone (617) 747-4407 Fax (617) 292-8057 Email sylvia@toxicsaction.org

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