NJ Zero Emissions Campaign Organizer

Job Type: 
Full Time
Region/State: 
Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are seeking a Warehouse Campaign Organizer to work in our Montclair, Long Branch or Newark, New Jersey offices on health and environmental issues related to warehousing and port commerce, as well as advance zero emission policies and mandates in already overburdened communities. 
 
Clean Water Action is a 501(c)(4) national organization with more than 150,000 Garden State members that works for clean, safe affordable water, prevention of climate and health threatening pollution from trash and toxics, creation of green jobs and empowering people to make democracy work. Clean Water Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization providing education, organizing and technical assistance to strengthen grassroots environmental efforts.  
 
We are looking for an experienced organizer who knows how to plan and implement community engagement strategies that recruit and empower residents to win issue campaigns and make a real difference in people’s lives. Applicants must have a passion for organizing around clean air, water and environmental justice issues. Clean Water Action’s local organizing campaigns are primarily focused on work in communities of color and lower income neighborhoods, and experience in these communities will be highly preferred. 
 
The position will involve coordinating state and local warehouse campaigns in our fight for clean air, good jobs and healthy communities near NJ’s ports and goods movement throughout the Garden State. The primary responsibilities of this position will be to: work with communities and residents in low-income communities of color and create a shared EJ-focused agenda with warehouse activists in more suburban and rural locales, as well as; develop and advance community-driven policy changes and on-the-ground solutions regarding the siting of warehouses and larger goods movement. 
 
The position will have the additional responsibility of working with our Environmental Justice (EJ) partners and Coalition for Healthy Ports (CHP) to help build political power to address disproportionate threats from the logistics industry – from ports, trucks and warehouses, to last mile delivery - with one of the principle remedies being zero emissions trucks, corridors and zones, and community benefit agreement between residents, local government and warehouse developers including Amazon and Port Authority of NY&NJ.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate community outreach initiatives, cultivate local leaders, develop and implement campaign focused on warehouse proliferation and zero emission trucking/operations;
  • Organize residents within regional EJ communities to identify diesel, warehouse and port related threats affecting them and pressure policymakers to more towards zero emissions in goods movement faster and more aggressively;
  • Work with community partners throughout the state to advance our shared strategies;
  • Make public presentations, create outreach materials and organize events;
  • Work in collaboration with CWA's partners including Coalition for Healthy Ports & Make the Road NJ; 
  • Coordinate media outreach and on-line social media mobilizations;
  • Help with fundraising activities where appropriate;
  • Support Clean Water Action’s field and phone canvasses with briefings, trainings and materials; 
  • Carry out other activities as directed by supervisor. 
 
Qualifications: 
• Minimum of 2 years of organizing or community/neighborhood-based campaign experience. Experience working in low-income and communities of color preferred; 
• Strong oral, computer and written communication skills; experience preparing and delivering public presentations;
• Cultural competence, a commitment to racial justice and demonstrated ability to work with diverse communities.; 
• Ability to prioritize, multi-task and problem-solve in fast paced, dynamic work environment;
• Strong critical thinking skills; computer skills; well-organized and self-motivated;
• Available for occasional evenings and weekends;
• Knowledge of field and phone canvasses helpful;
• Fluency in a language in addition to English (preference for Chinese or Spanish) a plus;
• Must have valid driver’s license and be willing to drive throughout New Jersey. 
 
How to Apply: 

Send your resume to Amy Goldsmith, NJ State Director, Clean Water Action by email to agoldsmith@cleanwater.org. Internal candidates should contact their supervisors first. 

 

Clean Water Action and 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 Action and Clean Water Fund values 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.

 

Salary: 
This position is a full-time position. Salary is based on experience, in the low to mid-$50’s. Attractive benefits package.
Date Posted: 
Monday, April 11, 2022
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