Sacramento Area Program Coordinator via Idealist

Environmental Justice Coalition for Water

Sacramento, CA, United States 🇺🇸

Description

The best stuff first…

The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water (EJCW) is a non-profit organization that supports a grassroots coalition and body of programmatic work advancing environmental justice in water policy and management. We work in a “community-to-capital-to-community” framework that is fast-paced, and strategic. We rely on humor, empathy, candor, and resilience to support one another, and we are professionally insistent in advocating for and with our community partners. Would you like to be stretched, challenged, and inspired by your work on a daily basis? If yes, keep reading.

The standard stuff…

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, non-profit advocacy professional with a commitment to administering high quality programs that support all water-disadvantaged communities, most of which are historically underrepresented populations.

The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water (EJCW) seeks to fill a full-time Sacramento program coordinator contract position in Sacramento, California, and the surrounding area. Typically 40 hours per week. Starts immediately. The possibility exists to expand job responsibilities and grow into a manager or director position.

The Sacramento Area Program Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Executive Director and in close partnership with and in support of EJCW member organizations and project partners. This position is anticipated to be a full-time position with work located in the Greater Sacramento and Upper San Joaquin valleys, Bay-Delta, with some crossover into other parts of Northern California. The Sacramento Area Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting EJCW’s Sacramento Area members and allies and working with other Sacramento Area partners to implement EJCW’s Sacramento Area Water and Climate Justice Program.

Major job responsibilities:

  • Support and provide leadership and strategic direction for EJCW’s Water and Climate Justice program in the Greater Sacramento Area.
  • Expand upon existing outreach, engagement, advocacy, capacity-building, regional planning, project development and technical assistance programming, etc., with EJCW’s grassroots members and partners in and around the Sacramento Area.
  • Specific projects include the Morrison Creek Revitalization Project, Central Valley Supplemental Environmental Project for the Upper Sacramento Valley, and the Proposition 1 Disadvantaged Community Involvement Program and American River Basin Underrepresented Community Pilot Project.
  • Represent EJCW in Sacramento Area advocacy forums and relevant State and National forums, including Sacramento Area-based regulatory meetings around water justice and climate change.
  • Participate in Sacramento Area working associations of which EJCW is a part, such as the Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative (CRCRC), Sacramento River Integrated Regional Water Management Planning (SRIRWM), Sacramento Area Identifying Violations Affecting Neighborhoods (IVAN), Uplands-Lowlands Working Group, and various water and sanitation agency stakeholder processes, etc.
  • Track proposed local and regional water- and climate-related policies in the Sacramento Area and contribute to regional and statewide policy advocacy, including on Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) implementation and Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) formation.
  • Support provision of technical assistance.
  • Coordinate ongoing community-based participatory research projects with academic and other partners.
  • Develop funding proposals to expand the impact of the Sacramento Area program with resources from private foundations, government contracts, and other fee-for-service work.
  • Assist local grassroots partners in assessing and mitigating local climate hazards through development of, for example, local emergency response and hazard mitigation plans.
  • Other duties as necessary, consistent with working for an small non-profit with a big service area and big impact.

What we need from you…

Qualifications:

  • Passion! Dedication! Excitement! The desire to learn and grow.
  • Willingness to “hit the ground running”
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission, purpose, and values
  • At least 3 years of policy, advocacy, organizing, and/or technical experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required; masters or advanced degree preferred, i.e., Ph.D., J.D., P.E.
  • Strong analytical, research/writing, interpersonal, collaborative, & public-speaking skills
  • Self-directed and organized; ability to work independently to meet multiple deadlines
  • Proven track record of developing successful partnerships with other groups
  • Ability to articulate a compelling water justice vision to a wide diversity of audiences and abide by social and environmental justice principles
  • Comfort and experience working with community-based organizations, recent immigrant groups and people of color, in general
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and overnight travel, as required from time-to-time
  • Knowledge of water and/or other natural resource issues a plus
  • Bilingual, English-Spanish, -Hmong, -Mien, -Vietnamese, -Russian, etc., speaker a plus.

More standard stuff…

Work Environment:

  • Physical demands include: sitting, walking, and listening for up to 6-8 hours per day; computer keyboarding an average of 7 hours per day; ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Must provide own car, car insurance, and phone; own laptop computer, a plus.
  • Work environment and travel demands include: travel to other regions both within and, on occasion, outside of California. This position is based in Sacramento, CA. 

Start date: As soon as possible, subject to negotiation; ideally, mid- to late-January 2018. This position will remain open until filled.

Compensation: This position pays the salary rate equivalent of between $50,000 to $55,000 per year (pro-rated for percentage time employed), commensurate with experience, plus a $400 per month benefits stipend (pro-rated for percentage time employed at or above 50%), until such time that EJCW adopts an employee benefits program. Employees may contribute to a non-ERISA 403(b) plan. EJCW provides generous paid vacation, sick, and holiday leave (also pro rated for percentage time at or above 50%).

Benefits

Compensation: This position pays the salary rate equivalent of between $50,000 to $55,000 per year (pro-rated for percentage time employed), commensurate with experience, plus a $400 per month benefits stipend (pro-rated for percentage time employed at or above 50%), until such time that EJCW adopts an employee benefits program. Employees may contribute to a non-ERISA 403(b) plan. EJCW provides generous paid vacation, sick, and holiday leave (also pro rated for percentage time at or above 50%).

Level of Language Proficiency

Bachelor’s degree required; masters or advanced degree preferred, i.e., Ph.D., J.D., P.E.

Bilingual, English-Spanish, -Hmong, -Mien, -Vietnamese, -Russian, etc., speaker a plus.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

[email protected]

http://www.ejcw.org

How to proceed and what to expect…

Applications: To apply, e-mail resume or CV cover letter to [email protected] Include “Sacramento Area Program Coordinator” in the e-mail subject line. No phone calls or hard copy documents, please. Applicants should be aware that interviews are likely to be held on Friday, January 5, 2018, Thursday, January 11, 2018, and Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Upon proceeding to a final interview, we will ask you to submit contact information for three professional references.

Reasonable accommodation: If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please provide us, in writing, an explanation of the reasonable accommodation needed. Options: Text or Relay (916) 432-3529, e-mail [email protected].

Grand finale!

Equal Opportunity Employer: At EJCW, we practice what we preach and are, therefore, happily, an equal opportunity, albeit “at-will”, employer. Non-traditional applicants are highly encouraged to apply.



POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED