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November 19, 2021Now hiring a National Chemical Campaign Organizer!

National Chemical Campaign Organizer
Job Announcement

The nonprofit environmental health network, Coming Clean, is seeking to hire a National Chemical Campaign Organizer to join our team.

Coming Clean is a national environmental health network of 150+ member organizations and experts, working in strategic partnership with the Environmental Justice Health Alliance. Our mission is to reform the chemical and fossil fuel industries so they are no longer a source of harm and secure systemic changes that leave no community behind and allow a safe chemical and clean energy economy to flourish. Coming Clean is dedicated to principled collaboration grounded in the leadership, vision, and voices of environmental justice grassroots groups and communities.

Coming Clean is committed to dismantling racism, sexism, ableism and other oppressions within our organization and society as a whole. We strongly encourage applicants from communities disproportionately affected by environmental and social injustices including Black people, Indigenous peoples, people of color, younger people, people from working class backgrounds, LGBTQ+ people, women, and people of all abilities to apply. Equal employment opportunity is available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

Coming Clean values the well-being of its staff and understands that an inclusive environment of mutual respect is essential to our success. We endeavor to provide the support and space for staff to thrive and grow within their roles and the organization whenever possible. While some projects or deadlines may require work outside of regular hours, staff are not expected to regularly work overtime and utilizing time off is actively encouraged. Coming Clean is a team, and every staff member’s presence and input is equally respected and valued.

Position Summary Description:

Coming Clean is seeking a motivated, self-starting individual with proven experience planning and organizing campaigns to join the amazing staff of a diverse, local to national environmental health network working to transform the chemical industry so that it is no longer a source of harm to people or the planet. Your work will directly strengthen the movement for environmental health and justice, sustain long-term initiatives required to achieve systemic reforms, and take advantage of new and developing opportunities to advance our bottom up, justice-based work for change.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • experience in community, grassroots, or workplace organizing;
  • experience planning and coordinating issue campaigns at local, state, or national levels;
  • experience leading diverse teams to move joint efforts forward;
  • knowledge of chemicals, health, toxics, or closely related issues;
  • belief and grounding in racial, economic, and environmental justice;
  • demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and commitments.

The National Chemical Campaign Organizer will report to, and take direction from, Coming Clean’s Program Director.

Primary Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Jointly develop and manage the Coming Clean - EJHA chemical disaster prevention campaign plan and activities (working closely with EJHA’s representative);
  • Help provide strategic thinking and leadership, alignment, and coordination with other Coming Clean and EJHA chemical campaigns, teams, and overall strategy;
  • Develop or support development of resources, documents, and tools needed for successful campaign execution;
  • Mobilize Coming Clean members, teams, and allies to participate actively in the chemical disaster prevention campaign;
  • Participate actively in the Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters as Coming Clean’s representative, and in close coordination with EJHA.
  • Participate actively in the joint CC-EJHA Hazardous Facilities team and its work;
  • Mobilize Coming Clean members to participate in key actions and activities (such as listening sessions and comment periods, coordinated actions, etc.);
  • Coordinate with other Coming Clean teams, and allies outside the Coming Clean Network, to support priority activities. Maintain general familiarity with chemical reform priorities and campaigns for Coming Clean teams and members, and throughout environmental health and justice movements, and serve as Coming Clean’s liaison to these efforts as needed;
  • Strategically identify opportunities or needs for relationships, alignment, and synergy, and proactively inform and connect the relevant members, staff, leaders, or teams;
  • Provide follow up tracking, support, and accountability so that members, leaders, and teams follow through on priority opportunities for alignment and synergy.

Position Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to progressive movement organizing, principled collaboration, and racial justice.
  • At least 3 years of directly relevant prior experience, such as local or statewide organizing; issue campaigning at the local, state, or national levels; and demonstrating increasing responsibility.
  • Experience leading or coordinating sustained issue or organizing campaigns.
  • Strategic thinking skills.
  • Experience in, knowledge of, and passion for relevant issues including environmental health, chemical pollution, economic and Environmental Justice, clean energy and preventing climate change.
  • Effective project management, strong personal organization and ability to prioritize and tackle multiple projects and tasks at once within established deadlines and in accordance with long term plans.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and strong listening skills.
  • Skill at managing relationships and working collaboratively and respectfully with individuals and organizations of diverse backgrounds, and with diverse priorities.
  • Ability to travel and attend in-person meetings (within Covid-19 guidelines).

Download the full position here.

Preferred Location:

This is a remote position available anywhere within the United States.
Preference for proximity to: Austin, TX; Washington, DC; Portland, ME; Brattleboro, VT; Philadelphia, PA; San Diego, CA; and Seattle, WA.

Salary Range & Benefits:

National Chemical Campaign Organizer is a full-time position. The salary range for this position is between $48,000 and $55,000 annually. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include a retirement program, health insurance reimbursement arrangement, life insurance, disability insurance, vacation, and unplanned leave.

Application Process and Timeline:

The application period will remain open until the position is filled.

Please submit the following materials by email to hiring@comingcleaninc.org:

  • Cover letter, telling us who you are and why you are interested in and qualified for this position
  • Resume or CV (include relevant volunteer experience as well as paid work)

Please note that incomplete applications missing required materials will not be considered.

Please send your materials only to hiring@comingcleaninc.org; please do not send your application materials directly to any staff member.

 

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