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Environmental Justice Coalition for Water
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water (EJCW) is a network of more
than fifty grassroots groups and intermediary organizations working to
advance a progressive, community-driven policy agenda that affirmatively
addresses the water-related issues, problems, and visions of California's
low-income communities and people of color. EJCW member organizations work
on their own issue priorities, such as economic development, affordable
housing, civil rights, pollution prevention, or human health. Each has
recognized, however, that water policy has far-reaching implications for
many of these issue areas, and over the last four years have supported
efforts to link state water policy issues directly with their priorities.
EJCW works to educate and build leadership for members to become effective
water advocates locally, regionally, and statewide. We seek to inject new
voices into California water policy decisions, promote greater advocacy
for environmental justice issues, and support community participation in
water policy forums.
Under the direction of the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water's
(EJCW) Coordinator, Outreach Sub-committee, and Steering Committee, in
conjunction with the outreach Sub-committee, the Field Organizer will work
in partnership with EJCW members to provide organizing support, political
and water-related education, leadership development and training,
networking and communication, and campaign development for programs
outlined in EJCW's 2004 work plan.
Core Responsibilities and Tasks:
S Direct EJCW organizing, member recruitment, outreach, leadership
development and education, community meetings and workshops in support of
research, legislative, and EJCW activities.
S Maintain EJCW clearinghouse of water and social justice information,
including managing the listserve of environmental justice activists;
responding to inquiries for contacts, information, and resources; and
S Provide training and leadership development and assist member
organizations build capacity on environmental justice advocacy and
S Work with EJCW subcommittees and allies to develop and implement
campaigns that mobilize our members and emerging grassroots constituency.
S Coordinate EJCW's Outreach Subcommittee activities, including managing
budget, grant reporting, developing and evaluating work plan, and
S Attend meetings and participate in workshops and conferences of strategic
importance to EJCW.
S Organize community meetings and workshops on water, environmental justice
concerns, legislation and policy, and other EJCW goals and activities.
S Assist in the development of training, educational and advocacy
S In conjunction with the EJCW Coalition Coordinator, implement the release
of EJCW publications and materials, including preparing and disseminating
press advisories and releases, and coordinating with reporters. As
needed, serve as an EJCW spokesperson
Skills and experience:
· Solid understanding of and experience with environmental justice issues.
· At least four years experience mobilizing grassroots constituencies and
networking with community based organizations and coalitions.
· Previous experience with campaign development and implementation on
social justice issues.
· Group facilitation and training skills.
· Previous experience organizing and working with governing boards or
community advisory committees.
· Media and public speaking experience.
· Regional and statewide experience.
· Basic computer skills, preferably including working with a database and
· Willingness to travel (within state) for specified projects and events.
· Leadership development and organizing training experience a plus.
· Ability to speak a second language (preferably Spanish) a plus.
Position Type: Full Time
Salary: 37,000-42,000.00 DOE/ plus benefits
Location: Bay Area, CA
Closing Date: Open until filled
How To Apply
Send or fax resume, cover letter, and three references to R. Johnson,
Coalition Coordinator, 654 13th Street, Oakland CA 94612, (510) 251-2203 fax, Rjohnson@...
www.ejwatercoalition.org to learn more about EJCW.