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Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are hiring a full-time Energy Justice Outreach Specialist to join our Massachusetts team and conduct an outreach and education campaign on energy efficiency in the South Coast area of Massachusetts.

Clean Water Action is a national, grassroots environmental organization that works to protect the environment, safeguard public health, promote racial and economic justice in solutions to environmental problems, and support communities in addressing local environmental threats. Clean Water Fund is a national research and education organization which promotes justice and the public interest on issues related to water, waste, clean energy, and toxics. Our core beliefs are that everyone has the right to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities; those most affected by environmental degradation must play a role in shaping solutions; and actions taken to address environmental problems must contribute to broader goals of justice for all.

Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are working to advance energy policies that significantly reduce climate pollution in Massachusetts and make energy efficient solutions available to all. Our overarching goal is to create an equitable energy system that significantly reduces carbon emissions; is shaped by frontline communities; and results in frontline communities having resources to participate in the clean energy economy and adapt to climate change. For many years Clean Water has worked to increase access to the state’s Mass Save energy efficiency program for low- and moderate-income households, renters, and people who experience language isolation. We now have received Community Education and Outreach and Community First Partnership grants from Mass Save to conduct direct outreach about the Mass Save program and support residents to take advantage of its opportunities in the Environmental Justice communities of Fall River, New Bedford, Wesport, Taunton, and Attleboro.

 

The Energy Justice Outreach Specialist will carry out the program in collaboration with Clean Water’s door-to-door outreach team.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop materials for online and in-person outreach;
  • Collaborate with communications staff to develop a social media campaign and other online outreach;
  • Collaborate and build relationships with municipal staff and elected officials, community leaders, local organizations, coalition partners, etc.;
  • Organize and lead community outreach workshops;
  • Direct outreach to businesses and residents to engage them in the program in person or via phone;
  • Supervise interns who are supporting the project;
  • Participate in project team meetings with Mass Save partners and in Clean Water Action staff meetings and other collaborative activities;
  • Participate in Clean Water Action & Clean Water Fund fundraising efforts.
Qualifications
  • At least two years of experience with campaign organizing strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience and skill with communications including ability to tell the campaign “story” through online communications;
  • Demonstrated leadership on racial and economic justice issues;
  • Background in clean energy and climate justice issues is helpful;
  • Experience with the communities involved in the project is highly desirable;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing and able to travel among the five metro areas;
  • Ability to speak Portuguese and/or Spanish highly desired.
  • Having own personal vehicle is a plus (travel reimbursements will be provided).
States/Regions
Massachusetts, Rhode Island
Type of Position
Non-Manager
Job Type
Full Time
Salary
Salary $43,000-$47,000 commensurate with experience. Attractive benefit package available.
How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to Bethany Dickerson, bdickerson@cleanwater.org. Internal candidates should first contact their supervisor.

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

Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund value a diverse workplace. People of color and those from economically disadvantaged communities are particularly encouraged to apply. Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are equal opportunity employers and do 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.