If you are passionate about environmental, reproductive, and social justice, this could be your dream job! Join our small-but-mighty team that’s punching above its weight to win environmental justice and a climate-stable future for Alaska and the world. You’ll be part of a tight-knit, supportive team that loves coming to work every day to help Alaskans concerned about toxic chemicals that adversely affect human health, wildlife, the environment, and the climate.
Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) is an environmental health and justice research and advocacy organization. We seek a full-time Environmental Justice Organizer who will expand Alaska’s environmental justice movement and build grassroots power to protect environmental health, climate justice, and reproductive justice in Alaska.
The Environmental Justice Organizer plays a critical role in helping ACAT achieve its mission, which states, “We believe everyone has a right to clean air, clean water, and toxic-free food. Driven by a core belief in environmental justice, ACAT empowers communities to eliminate exposure to toxics through collaborative research, shared science, education, organizing, and advocacy.”
Role and Responsibilities
The Environmental Justice Organizer must be able to work independently and take initiative to get things done. This person must also work well in teams with other ACAT staff, partner/ally organizations, community members, interns, and volunteers. The Environmental Justice Organizer is responsible (with other staff) for the development and implementation of ACAT’s civic and voter engagement program, which includes basebuilding, non-partisan voter education, voter turnout efforts, and field/data tracking. The Environmental Justice Organizer is responsible for planning and implementing phone and door canvasses, including hiring and training canvassers. The Environmental Justice Organizer works with other staff to organize communities, provide grassroots organizing and leadership skills workshops.
- Bachelor’s degree in public health, law, science, health care, ecology, social science, etc. (preferred) or equivalent experience
- 2+ years relevant work experience, preferably with a nonprofit organization
- 1+ years supervisory experience and/or experience as a trainer
- Experience in community organizing preferred
- Passion for ACAT’s mission
- Proficient with computers (Microsoft Office, State Voices Voter Activation Network (VAN) etc.) and other office equipment
- Good organization skills, follow through, and attention to details; ability to hold the big picture
- Proficient in written and oral communications; good public speaker
- Willing and able to travel four or five times a year, up to a week away from Anchorage
- Willing to travel to remote locations by small plane or all-terrain vehicle
- Solution oriented; ability to analyze situations and develop solutions
- Flexible; willing to adjust work hours and activities to meet program demands
ACAT’s staff and governing board are ethnically and culturally diverse with varying lifestyles. The Environmental Justice Organizer will join a staff of nine in the Anchorage office and four Yupik community health researchers living on Sivuqaq (also known as St. Lawrence Island). The Environmental Justice Organizer must be committed to and passionate about ACAT’s mission.
We offer a full-time position at our Anchorage office with competitive pay, benefits, and opportunities for professional development. ACAT is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employment practices that ensure applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.
Health insurance; dental insurance; generous paid time off for vacation, holidays and sick leave; parental leave; and professional development opportunities.
Salary range is $21.00 to $25.00 per hour DOE.