The Policy and Legislation Fellowship for Environmental Justice (EJ) is responsible for assisting management with the organization’s EJ portfolio. This work includes equipping and mobilizing the Latino community to enforce and drive protections for clean air, water, health, and climate. Assist, educates and creates opportunities for LULAC members to engage with policy leaders and influencers on the topic of climate change – elevating the Latino voice in the climate change space. Assist the CEO to track and analyze federal policies impacting the Latino community, communicate issues of importance to the LULAC membership, encourage the LULAC membership to take actions on those issues, and advocate for the positions adopted by the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Serves as point of contact for LULAC’s -EJwhich aims to educate and create opportunities to engage with policy leaders and influencers
· Draft memos, opinion pieces, and other content for dissemination in English and Spanish on LULAC’s environmental matters
· Assist with the dissemination of relevant information to community members on a continual basis
· Plans and executes advocacy trainings and other events
· Assist with drafting policy & legislation pieces for the LULAC media outlets and other publications as necessary
· Assist with the planning and execution of the environmental components of LULAC’s national advocacy and information events with opinion leaders and influencers.
Other Duties: Please note this job description does not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Proficiency in oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish
2. Knowledge or working skills in organization and project management
3. Knowledge or expierence in interacting and relating to legislators and staff, governmental employees, and advocates
4. Knowledge or skills in building advocacy coalitions among people with diverse interests and needs
5. Ability to recognize the need for guidance from supervisor or to keep him or her informed
6. Working knowledge of word processing using Microsoft Word and other software.
7. Knowledge of available resources to research needed information (databases, library references or guides, governmental publications, analytical reports by the State Legislative Analyst, etc.)
Minimum Qualifications Include: Candidates with an undergraduate or graduate degree from accredited university are preferred. Experience working on grassroots advocacy, coalition-building, conducting community programs and/or experience requiring analysis of policy, legislation, and regulations are a plus.
· Degree in Political Science or equivalent
· Knowledge or expierence in community organizing and advocacy
· Knowledge or expierence in interacting with policy legislators, staff or other governmental employees at any level.
-Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel, Power point, and an expierence in database management.
-Ability to communicate fluently orally and written in Spanish and English.
Work Status: United States Citizen or Permanent Resident Required
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary
Pay: $14.40 – $15.35 per hour
- 8 hour shift
Due to current pandemic guidance, the person will be telecommuting until further notice. Employee may be asked to occasionally come to the office.
- High school or equivalent (Preferred)
- Spanish (Required)
- United States (Preferred)
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- Temporarily due to COVID-19