Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are seeking an Environmental Health Organizer to work on health-related environmental issues. The right candidate will be an experienced organizer who knows how to plan and implement community engagement strategies that recruit and empower residents to take actions, with the goal of winning issue campaigns and making a real difference in people’s lives. Applicants must have a passion for protecting water, improving community health, and environmental justice issues. Clean Water’s local organizing campaigns are focused on work in communities of color and lower income neighborhoods, and experience in these communities will be highly preferred.
The primary responsibility of this position will be to work with community partners and residents in environmental justice communities on the hazards of lead exposure. The position will have the additional responsibility of organizing communities to obtain the necessary resources and knowledge they need to address disproportionate threats from other toxic exposures present in home, school, and childcare environments.
- Conduct community outreach and education on the hazards of lead exposure from drinking water, dust, soil, and paint in low-income communities of color in Massachusetts.
- Organize residents within regional EJ communities to identify the environmental threats affecting them and pressure policymakers to make addressing those issues a priority.
- Provide support for environmental justice activities and events that arise from collaboration with CWA's partners.
- Assist with other local and statewide campaigns that help residents identify and address toxic exposures that threaten their health.
- Support identified state and national campaigns.
- Paid or volunteer experience in issue organizing or community/neighborhood-based campaigns. Must have experience in community outreach and campaign strategy and development. Over one year’s paid experience preferred.
- Experience working in low-income and communities of color preferred.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of environmental policy and public health issues is a plus.
- 1+ years professional experience designing and executing public engagement activities (presentations, focus groups, social media campaigns etc.)
- Confident in public speaking situations and able to deliver complex information in accessible ways, with the ability to adapt presentations styles to diverse variety of audiences with a wide range of lived experiences.
- Able to keep track of and advance multiple priorities at once (this role will work across the state with multiple municipalities, community groups, and state agencies)
- Experience with running focus groups a plus.
- Bilingual a plus with a particular emphasis on Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Mandarin, or Arabic
- Willingness and enthusiasm to learn about new subjects as new priorities emerge.
- Experience with campaign planning a plus.
- Applicants must reside in the greater Boston area or Western, MA area.
- Ability to travel to the office in a hybrid schedule for in-person meetings, collaboration, and onsite work.
- Candidates must have reliable and high-speed internet connectivity at their home.
Internal candidates should speak with their supervisor first before submitting an application.
Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund have implemented a policy mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all individuals working within our offices, as well as for those working remotely. As a condition of employment, all employees, regardless of their work location, are required to be vaccinated, or they must provide proof of a valid exemption. Applicants applying for positions at our organization will also be required to present proof of vaccination status during the application process, whether they will be working in the office or remotely. This policy is in place to ensure the health and safety of our entire workforce and the communities we serve.
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 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.
Encouraging applications from diverse backgrounds: We welcome candidates from multicultural and BIPOC communities to apply and contribute to our inclusive work environment.