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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Environmental Justice Coalition for Water Field Organizer Job announcement The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water (EJCW) is a network of more than
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 15, 2003
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      Environmental Justice Coalition for Water

      Field Organizer
      Job announcement
      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.
      Field Organizer
      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
      website management.
      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
      program/activity evaluation.
      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@... ?Visit
      www.ejwatercoalition.org to learn more about EJCW.
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