Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund will be hiring a full-time advocate/organizer in our Boston office to support the organizations’ Massachusetts campaigns to eliminate lead and other hazards from drinking water.
Clean Water Action is a national, grassroots environmental organization that works to protect the environment and safeguard public health, promote passage of strong environmental laws, and help communities address local environmental problems affecting them. Clean Water Fund is a national research and education organization which promotes justice and the public interest on issues related to water, waste, clean energy and toxics. Top issue priorities include: preventing harm to our health from toxic chemicals, promoting energy efficiency and clean energy, advocating for Zero Waste policies, and holding our policymakers accountable. Ensuring that those most affected by environmental degradation have a voice at the table, and that solutions to environmental problems contribute to broader goals of justice for all, are central goals in all campaigns.
Clean drinking water is a fundamental human right, a basic children’s health need and a foundation on which a healthy diet and lifestyle are built. Unfortunately, there are many communities in Massachusetts and the US, in particular many low income communities and communities of color, in which drinking water is contaminated with lead and other toxic hazards.
The Drinking Water Advocate will conduct grassroots organizing campaigns in selected municipalities to advance city or town-wide solutions to drinking water contamination.
- Design and execute campaign plans in selected municipalities including building coalitions, developing/supporting community leaders, advocating to town officials, organizing forums or other events; conducting media outreach and online organizing, etc.
- Cultivate new and existing partnerships with individuals and organizations representing a diverse range of constituencies including community residents from all backgrounds, local organizations, elected officials and other potential allies;
- Assessment of drinking water contaminants, aside from Lead, in Massachusetts;
- Share the stories of the project’s work with Clean Water members and engage them in the campaigns through website articles, social media, email blasts, and other means;
- Implement additional strategies and tactics as needed in the campaign;
- Assist in fundraising efforts.
A minimum of two years experience with issue campaigns a must. Bilingual abilities preferred – in particular fluency in Spanish. Familiarity with major campaign issues, campaign organizing in Massachusetts, organizing in a variety of racial and socio-economic communities, and/or communications is highly desired.
Send resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Saunders, [email protected] (dot) org. Internal candidates should first contact their supervisor.