Environmental Justice Community Advocate - NH

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Conservation Law Foundation

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Concord, NH, United States

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11 days ago

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a part-time (0.5 FTE/20 hours per week) community advocate to join CLF’s New Hampshire team and Environmental Justice Program to expand CLF’s environmental justice advocacy. The successful candidate will be based in New Hampshire and will be part of a dynamic team of advocates working to advance environmental justice in and among low-income, immigrant, and communities of color that are experiencing disproportionate environmental burdens and inequitable access to environmental benefits. This is a three-year position supported by grant funding.

What you’ll do

The community advocate will work independently and as part of state-based and regional teams to build communities and partnerships to advocate for environmental justice in New Hampshire, with a focus on Nashua, and to advance local and statewide policies and decisions that better protect the health and environment of communities that are experiencing disproportionate health and environmental impacts.

The community advocate will:

  • Cultivate and build alliances with community groups, other advocacy groups, and residents to identify environmental problems disproportionately affecting the health of people and neighborhoods in Nashua;
  • Work with local partners in Nashua to identify and implement local solutions to the problems identified in collaboration with residents;
  • Cultivate and build relationships with community partners, public officials, and business leaders to help build an advocacy community in Nashua that can mobilize to achieve needed change to improve the health and environment of marginalized communities and work for environmental justice;
  • Work with other CLF advocates to identify and implement legal and policy strategies to advance environmental justice issues identified in collaboration with community members and at the statewide level; and
  • Collaborate with CLF’s Communications team to develop public educational materials, articles, opinion pieces and communicate about advocacy work through media outlets and social media.

What you’ll need

We are looking for a motivated and mature self-starter who can work independently, and as a productive member of an interdisciplinary team, to advance CLF’s environmental justice goals in New Hampshire, with a specific focus on Nashua, and in coordination with our current Environmental Justice Advocate.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • Community organizing experience or skills that will make you an effective community advocate;
  • Relationships with communities and potential allies in New Hampshire, with a focus in Nashua;
  • A commitment to social and environmental justice and to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Coalition and network building skills, including an ability to communicate and collaborate within diverse and multicultural communities;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • An ability to develop creative and strategic approaches to achieving advocacy goals; and
  • Planning, project management, and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple advocacy projects.

About CLF

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. A nonprofit, member-supported organization, CLF uses the law, science, and the market to solve the region’s most challenging environmental problems from climate change to ocean conservation to transportation. Every day, CLF advocates stand up for New Englanders – in state houses, court houses and board rooms, regulatory hearings and community gatherings – to forge innovative paths to environmental progress and economic prosperity for all in our region. To that end, CLF works with communities of color, and also communities that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately the impacts of environmental degradation.

CLF is committed to representing New England’s diversity in our staff, volunteers, boards, and membership and creating a positive, inclusive workplace culture where all can thrive. People of color are encouraged to apply.

Salary & Benefits

CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected. The base salary for this half-time/20 hour per week position is $30,000; actual salary will reflect experience and qualifications. This is a three-year position.

We recognize the value of work-life balance and also strive to create opportunities for growth for all employees through professional development.

CLF considers the health and safety of its staff members and their families, our guests, our visitors, and the community at large to be a top priority. All offers to work, intern, or volunteer with CLF are conditioned on the candidate complying with CLF’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.