Position Title: Water Equity & Environmental Justice Program Coordinator
Position Type: Part-time contractor (20-30 hrs./ wk / 6-month contract) with potential of full time status (Up to $3,000 per month)
Address: 801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1010, Washington, DC 20004
Point of Contact: Jessica M. Loya
Title: National Policy Director
Phone Number: (323) 947-1802
Type of Organization: Environment & Conservation Non-profit
Topics: Water Equity/ Climate Impacts
Required Application Documents to be emailed to GLjobs@greenlatinos.org:
- Writing Sample
- Cover Letter
APPLICATION CLOSES MARCH 01, 2019
GreenLatinos is a national non-profit organization (501c3) that convenes a broad coalition of Latino leaders committed to addressing national, regional and local environmental, natural resources and conservation issues that significantly affect the health and welfare of the Latino community in the United States.
GreenLatinos core policy priorities include Climate Change & Clean Air, Water Equity, Clean Transportation, Environmental Justice & Civil Rights, and Public Lands.
The Water Equity & Environmental Justice Program Coordinator will lead GreenLatinos Water Equity programming with support from GreenLatinos staff. GreenLatinos seeks to educate, mobilize, and train Latino communities to advocate for equitable policy-making, actions, and solutions that address the inequities that communities experience in relation to water. These issues include, but are not limited to, climate exacerbated flooding, public health impacts of water inequity, and defending core environmental policies like the Clean Water Act, Waters Of The US Rule, NEPA, while working towards creating more environmentally just and climate resilient communities.
The Water Equity & Environmental Justice Program Coordinator position will focus primarily on the execution of a new pilot program, Latino Communities Impacted by Climate Flooding (LCICF), a program aimed at educating, mobilizing, and training Latino communities to advocate for equitable policy-making and local actions around climate-related flooding. This pilot program includes the identification of Latino community organizations working in communities impacted by climate-related flooding in the United States. They, in turn, may receive mini-grants to support their work and identify ways in which Latinos can build capacity in these communities to identify federal or local solutions.
The Water Equity Program Coordinator must be a well-organized individual who is comfortable working with and speaking publicly to diverse constituencies, working in coalition, and advocating for fair and equitable partnership practices with communities. The Program Coordinator must have the ability to develop and execute a work plan and budget that meets the goals of the program, utilize resources effectively, and establish measurable results.
The ideal candidate is self-driven, a team player, and comfortable working within a casual working environment which may at times include flexible working spaces (conference rooms, coffee shops, teleworking etc.). The ideal candidate will be able to communicate (verbally & in writing) their working needs clearly with their supervisors and other staff to ensure success.
- Work with GreenLatinos staff to develop a strategy on mini-grants, budget execution, and work plan for the Latino Communities Impacted by Climate Flooding program.
- Develop criteria and grant submission process for LCICF Mini-grant Program. Lead outreach and identification of mini-grant applicants.
- Work with GreenLatinos staff to select awardees of the Climate Flooding Mini-grant Program
- Administer LCICF Mini-grants with partners including grant administration & updates & reporting
- Coordinate with the LCICF grantees to organize community actions such as community education materials, community trainings, local elected meetings, and advocacy.
- Must be available to travel to meet with the LCICF grantees
- Develop and cultivate a growing list of GreenLatinos members active and interested in water equity issues
- Lead on the creation of policy education materials including fact sheets, infographics, legislative updates related to water portfolio issues including defense of WOTUS, Clean Water Act, climate-related flooding/etc. to be disseminated to GreenLatinos staff, members, partnership and the general public.
- Identify and develop important content to be featured on the GreenLatinos Water Equity page.
- Develop communications content including but not limited to press statements, social media content, graphics, blog posts etc to be disseminated to GreenLatinos members, partnership and the general public.
- Lead GreenLatinos participation in Clean Water For All, Water Equity and Climate Resilience Caucus via PolicyLink and other water specific coalitions.
- Work closely to support the co-chairs of the Water Equity Core Priority Working Group and expand the capacity of the working group.
- Assist with the preparation of talking points, briefing materials, and reports related to GreenLatinos’ water portfolio for GreenLatinos CEO and Board when necessary.
- Assist staff with planning and implementing congressional meetings/briefings/advocacy training and fly-ins.
- Assist in the planning and execution of GreenLatinos events, the National GreenLatinos Summit, and meetings.
- Mandatory attendance at the GreenLatinos National Summit May 21 - 24, 2019 in Silver Bay, NY. Travel and Hotel will be covered by GreenLatinos.
- Identification within the Latinx diaspora preferred
- Must hold at minimum a Bachelor's of Arts or Bachelor’s of Sciences or equivalent years of work experience
- Comfort and experience analyzing and synthesizing national and state/local policy. Preference to those who have experience in the area of water and the environment but not required
- Experience working effectively with diverse communities
- Dedication to equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice in the environmental movement
- Ability to communicate effectively and concisely via writing and verbally
- Ability to develop and maintain budgets and expense reports
- Must have a valid driver’s license or ID for travel
- Must have a personal laptop computer and cell phone to use for work
- Located in Washington D.C. - out of state may be considered.
- Preference will be given to Spanish speaking candidates