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DE Sierra Club is looking for an Environmental Justice Organizer

Are you looking for a job in the political, environmental or social justice fields? How about all three in one? The Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club is hiring an Environental Justice Organizer, and if you think that you are their man or woman, get your resume in fast as the application window is closing on December 31.

What is an Environmental Justice Organizer? Sounds almost superhero-ish, doesn’t it? Well, community organizers are super heroes and that is what you would be doing.

Here is a job description: “The Environmental Justice Organizer works closely with staff and volunteers to build grassroots power, by assisting with the design and development of organizing campaigns that advance our climate and environmental justice priorities and goals in Delaware. The organizer works closely with partner organizations, volunteer leadership, and Sierra Club Delaware chapter staff, Executive Committee members and national staff to provide opportunities for advocates to engage on the chapter’s climate and environmental justice strategies and priorities. The organizer supports engagement efforts through multiple communication outlets. Heavier seasonal workloads may occur during peak activity periods. Frequent weekend and/or evening work may be required.

Job activities include but are not limited to:

  1. With support from and collaboration with Delaware staff and volunteer leaders, help in designing and implementing organizing strategies for advancing climate and environmental justice goals.
  2. Seek opportunities to advance the Sierra Club’s equity, inclusion and justice commitments through new partnerships and public engagement strategies. Guided by the Jemez principles for democratic organizing, develop alliances and solidarity with communities most impacted by climate change.
  3. Represent Sierra Club in coalitions that foster strong relationships to advance shared climate and equity goals and build power. Develop positive working relationships with existing coalitions; work to build and sustain coalitions.
  4. Help plan and recruit for engagement and base-building activities including public events, door-to-door outreach. Maintain lists and databases of campaign activists and supporters.
  5. Cultivate relationships with local public officials. Communicate Sierra Club positions to elected officials and administrative agencies.
  6. With support from staff and volunteer team, coordinate communications to advance campaign goals including action alerts, social media, and obtaining media coverage in local and regional media outlets.
  7. Work with the Chapter Director and Executive Committee to monitor, develop, and implement funding sources for assigned projects.
  8. Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required.

From Chapter Director and all around great guy Dustyn Thompson: “The application window is closing fast, so please get your resumes in before the new year! This job is an amazing opportunity for someone in Delaware who cares deeply about the planet and environmental and social justice!

We are paying a very generous salary, benefits (dental, vision, medical) kick in on day one and are fully paid by the Club for the staff member, we have a generous (and green invested) 401k, we get paid parental time at 12 weeks paid, we get all major (and most minor) holidays paid + two flex holidays, tons of PTO/sick time, 2 weeks vacation (this increases over time), we get off the week between xmas and new years ever year, and so much more that I am probably forgetting.

Again, this is a huge opportunity and we want it to go to the best possible candidate. Check out the job posting for more info, and please make sure your Resume showcases that you meet the skills we need/are looking for!”

Go here to see more specific details on the job and how to submit your resume.

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