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Coalition for Healthy Ports (CHP) is seeking an experienced and passionate director to plan and implement community engagement strategies and campaigns that empower residents and local groups to address disproportionate threats experienced primarily in low-income communities of color from goods movement – from ports, trucks, and warehouses, to last-mile delivery.

The Coalition for Healthy Ports is a bi-state alliance founded in 2007 by environmental and environmental justice activists, truck drivers, faith leaders, labor unions, and community advocates fighting for zero emissions, clean air, good jobs, healthy communities, environmental and economic justice at the Ports of New York and New Jersey and throughout the logistics industry. Particular emphasis is given to port-adjacent communities that are disproportionately overburdened by port pollution and operations. Clean Water Fund, a national environmental organization with staff in Newark and other parts of North Jersey, is a member of and helps lead the Coalition for Healthy Ports and will host and employ the Campaign Director.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as a central point of contact between all CHP Steering Committee members, member groups, and recruitment of future members
  • Coordinate activities, public meetings, convenings, forums, and special projects of CHP.
  • Assist with the development and regular assessment of CHP campaigns and base-building strategies
  • Coordinate the execution of work plans and strategies, including administrative support, as agreed upon by the CHP Steering Committee;
  • Write, edit, and/or coordinate the creation of promotional, educational, training, and other materials and forms of communication appropriate to the program.
  • Maintain CHP records; research information, prepare reports and replies to inquiries as needed.
  • Manage/oversee subcontracts and mini-grants to community groups, leaders, and/or for communications (e.g. website)
  • Fundraise to ensure sustainability beyond year 2
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Community organizing and/or base building experience in a culturally diverse environment
  • Works well in a collaborative environment, as well as can be self-motivated, work independently and exercise good judgment in executing a work plan and advocacy campaign
  • Possesses strong oral, written, and social media communication, interpersonal, and networking skills.
  • Ability to incorporate cultural sensitivity in printed and other materials, including visual products.
  • Coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events.
  • General office, clerical, records maintenance, research, word processing, and other computer skills.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, and budgeting procedures.
  • Fundraising experience, grant writing, and reporting.
  • Bilingual a plus.
  • Individuals from Port or truck-impacted communities in New Jersey or New York are strongly encouraged to apply.
New Jersey
Type of Position
Job Type
Full Time
Salary is based on experience up to $65k. Attractive benefits package.
How to Apply

Please submit your resume along with a brief cover letter describing your interest in the position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants can submit applications to  with “CHP Director” in the subject line.

Clean Water Fund requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all positions that will work in our offices or travel in our vehicles. Proof of vaccination will be required for applicants for this position.

Clean Water Fund values a diverse workplace. People of color and those from economically disadvantaged communities are particularly encouraged to apply. Clean Water Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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