HUMuS: Huntington Mobilization for Sustainability seeks a project organizer.
HUMuS is a new coalition of organizations funded by UJA-Federation and founded by the following organizations: Kehillath Shalom Synagogue, New York Interfaith Power & Light, North Shore Land Alliance, St. John’s Episcopal Church, The Nature Conservancy, The Sierra Club. Focusing on the Huntington area, these groups will organize to influence climate change policy at the local level through education, mobilization, and advocacy.
Project Organizer will assist the Coalition to identify goals and objectives, plan and support the strategies and programming to achieve these objectives.
The project organizer will be responsible for coordinating monthly meetings of the partner organization steering committee. In the first phase of our work, the organizer will be responsible for networking with other mission-aligned groups in the Huntington area. These stakeholders will make a collective decision to focus the partnership on a single project for the year. After the project has been selected the organizer will be responsible for leading the implementation of the work.
This is a 15-hour/week, grant-funded, one-year position, with a possible opportunity for renewal for a second year. Organizer may work out of Kehillath Shalom Synagogue or out of another Coalition partner’s space, as well as remotely.
- Organizing experience – community organizations and faith-based organizations a plus
- Strong Program Development skills
- olunteer management
- Experience working with and across diverse communities
- Strong Communication Skills (speaking, writing, social media, etc.)
- Commitment to sustainability
- Knowledge of Huntington community
$18,000 per year (15 hours/week)
HUMuS: Huntington Mobilization for Sustainability will bring together community organizations to educate and advocate on behalf of the environment of our community. Long Island faces many challenges: loss of green space and habitat, pollution, increasing energy needs, etc. These issues impact stakeholders across the many divides of our society: class, race, political persuasion. Everyone wants clean water for their families and a safe, healthy world for their children and grandchildren. While there are many groups working on issues of climate and conservation, they do not always work together. HUMuS will convene them and support joint efforts.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Rabbi Lina Zerbarini, [email protected].