NAACP Environmental Climate Justice Coordinator

Compensation & Schedule:
$15.00 – $20.00 per hour, dependent on experience.
20 Hours a week.


NAACP Mission:
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons to eliminate race based discrimination.


NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program Goals:

Environmental injustices, including climate change, have a disproportionate impact on communities of color and low income communities in the United States and around the world. The NAACP ECJ Program was created to provide resources and support community leadership in addressing this human and civil rights issue by advocating for these three objectives:

Reduce Harmful Emissions, Particularly Greenhouse Gases

  1. We combine action on shutting down coal plants and other toxic facilities at the local level, as well as building of new toxic facilities, with advocacy to strengthen development, monitoring, and enforcement of regulations at federal, state, and local levels. Also includes a focus on corporate responsibility and accountability.

Advance Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy

  1. We work at the state level on campaigns to pass renewable energy and energy efficiency standards while simultaneously working at the local level with small businesses, unions, and others on developing demonstration projects to ensure that communities of color are accessing revenue generation opportunities in the new energy economy, while providing safer, more sustainable mechanisms for managing energy needs for our communities and beyond.

Strengthen Community Resilience and Livability

  1. We work to ensure that communities are equipped to engage in sustainability/climate action planning that integrates policies and practices on advancing food justice, advocating for transportation equity, upholding civil and human rights in emergency management, and facilitate participatory democracy.

SUPERVISION
This position is appointed and supervised by the Branch Administrator and the Executive Committee.


TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Associates degree OR equivalent education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
The ability to prioritize duties and act on creative opportunities to develop the Garden’s value.
Be able to perform physical work required for garden maintenance.


JOB DESCRIPTION

  1. Collaborating with ECJ committee chair and committee.
  2. Attend ECJ committee meetings bi-weekly and provide updates.
  3. Work directly with Branch Administrator and Executive Committee on ongoing ECJ
    efforts and events.
  4. Provide information and forms to the public as needed.
  5. Develop coalitions through relationship building with community based organization
    partners.
  6. Attend public functions as a representative of the organization.
  7. Table at events throughout the year.
  8. Develop program and initiative proposals regarding Branch activity surrounding Environmental
    and Climate Justice.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

Application:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to secretary@naacplanecounty.org outlining the following:
• Interest in position
• Experience/Education related to this position
• One idea for a community ECJ event