Environmental Justice Jobs and Opportunities
David Corsar
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Check out the latest EJ jobs and opportunities shared by the National Black Environmental Justice Network newsletter (copied here with permission - click https://visitor.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?m=1139362087300&p=oi to subscribe!):


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The Chisholm Legacy Project


About the Role: The mission of the Chisholm Legacy Project is rooted in the Just Transition Framework. The project serves as a vehicle to connect Black communities on the frontlines of climate justice with resources to traverse the path from vision to strategy to action plan to implementation to transformation. In support of frontline leadership, the project seeks to link movements and mainstream entities with the tools necessary to advance systems change centered in equity and justice. With Black women on the frontlines of advancing systems change, this project ensures that these leaders have the support they need as they transform society from extractivism to a living economy that cares for sacred relationships between people and with Mother Earth, through regenerative, cooperative, democratic systems.

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Location: New Orleans, LA

Schedule: Full-time (40 hours/week)

Compensation:  $92K (negotiable with commensurate qualifications and experience)

Development Director


Deep South Center for Environmental Justice


About the Role: Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Development Director will spearhead development efforts as DSCEJ continues to grow. The Development Director is a new position in the organization. The incumbent will have the opportunity to build the development function. The Development Director will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow the financial resources of the organization through the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, special events, and corporate and foundation support. The Development Director will expand and diversify DSCEJ’s donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives.

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Location: Any Gulf of Mexico state; Able to travel to New Orleans

Schedule: Full-time (40 hours/week)

Compensation: $ 70,000 – $75,000

Application Close Date: January 15, 2023 or until the position is filled

Communications Director


Healthy Gulf


About the Role:  The Communications Director will, in collaboration with program staff and allies, coordinate and aid in the implementation of communications plans, direct online and written communications advocacy, lead the development of key organizational communications pieces like annual reports, and maintain relationships and communications with media contacts.

Healthy Gulf’s purpose is to collaborate with and serve communities who love the Gulf of Mexico by providing research, communications, and coalition-building tools needed to reverse the long pattern of over-exploitation of the Gulf’s natural resources.

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Location: Remote (California-based), occasional in-person meetings in the San Francisco Bay Area

Schedule: Full-time (40 hours/week)

Compensation: $70,000 per year

Application Close Date: N/A

Grants Management Associate for the Pacific


The Keith Campbell Foundation


About the Role: The Grants Management Associate will work closely with the Chief of Staff to advance the Foundation’s objectives, primarily within the Pacific grants portfolio. Responsibilities include evaluating proposals, conducting due diligence, reviewing budgets and financial information, and building and maintaining internal and external relationships. This position plays a very important role in communications, including those between Foundation employees, grantees, and outside partners.

The Pacific Initiative focuses on actions that advance water quality and other environmental outcomes while supporting economically and socially healthy communities. The Grants Management Associate will support the evolving program of grants to organizations in the San Joaquin Valley that are working on implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and access to clean drinking water. The Pacific portfolio also includes a Capacity Building Program, helping to drive the evolution and viability of our grantees, as well as the Unsolicited Grants Cycle, a high volume grants cycle that is open to grant proposals for any type of program in any geography.

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Location: Washington, DC; Maryland; Virginia; or Delaware; Partially Remote 

Schedule: Full-time (40-hour)

Compensation: $63,500-$73,000

Application Close Date: Rolling deadline

Resilient Communities & Policy Associate




About the Role:  Namati equips people to understand, use, and shape the law to advance justice for their communities. In the US, Namati’s US Environmental Justice program partners with communities and organizers from across the MidAtlantic region (DC, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia) to take on grave, inter-connected challenges including environmental injustice, unemployment, and racial and economic inequity. We are assisting overlooked communities with envisioning the changes they want to see for where they live, identifying and pursuing available federal and other funding sources, and where relevant, tracking the implementation of the funding. We’ve also co-founded the MidAtlantic Justice Coalition (MAJC), which is building people power and forging a just society with good economic opportunities and a safe environment. We are searching for a dynamic Digital Organizer to help us build and activate a broad grassroots base through strategic, online communications. We’re looking for someone who is tenacious and creative with a burning passion for working with communities to advance economic and environmental justice, and all human rights.

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Office of Clean Energy Demonstration


US Department of Energy


About the Role: With the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, DOE launched the Clean Energy Corps to hire individuals committed to public service and with a mission of supercharging the clean energy revolution. If you are a team player and are ready to help transform the national energy landscape, join the Clean Energy Corps!

The Clean Energy Corps will help achieve DOE’s mission and implement key provisions of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. At the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED), we are looking to hire employees from all backgrounds across America for a variety of positions. OCED is looking for individuals with a range of skills and interest in large-scale clean energy demonstration projects, particularly in renewable systems, carbon capture and removal, hydrogen, and nuclear energy technologies.

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Location: Fully Remote

Schedule: 20 hours/week

Compensation: $25,000 - $33,000

Application Close Date: Application review begins January 18, 2023

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Justice (DEIAJ) Associate


Second Nature


About the Role: The DEIAJ Associate is a part-time staff member who leads Second Nature’s DEIAJ working group activities, tracks progress towards prioritized DEIAJ initiatives, and provides advice and feedback to members of the Second Nature team on how DEIAJ principles can inform organizational decision-making. This position reports to Second Nature’s President.

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Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA)


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


About the Opportunity: The EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) is pleased to share a new research partnership opportunity: Root Causes of Municipal Noncompliance. The research opportunity is part of OECA’s first Compliance Learning Agenda (CLA) and is a collaboration with the North Carolina Office of Strategic Partnerships (OSP). The CLA is a main pillar of OECA’s focus on building a foundation for a national evidence-based enforcement and compliance assurance program. In keeping with the Office of Management and Budget’s memo on the implementation the Evidence Act, it identifies the most pressing programmatic questions and establishes an evaluation plan with a series of evidence-building research projects designed to answer those questions.


Expertise desired includes an understanding of the factors that might impact the ability of a municipality to properly operate and/or maintain a wastewater or drinking water system and comply with the law; familiarity with Clean Water Act and/ or Safe Drinking Water Act enforcement and compliance program.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the North Carolina Office of Strategic Partnerships (OSP) are hosting a research partnership meeting on January 23, 2022, 2:30p EST via Zoom to discuss this projectClick here to RSVP.

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Council on Environmental Quality Internship Program


The White House


About the Opportunity: CEQ interns are supervised by CEQ staff, and provide critical research and writing assistance on a range of environmental policies such as: implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), environmental justice, sustainability, climate change, resilience, public lands, water, and transportation. Through CEQ’s participation in policy processes across the Federal government, interns have the opportunity to perform diverse and substantive policy work. Duties include but are not limited to: researching policy issues; assisting the staff in drafting fact sheets, memos, and blogs; attending meetings; liaising with external stakeholders; managing projects; performing administrative tasks; and other duties as assigned. The office environment is fast paced, so accuracy and attention to detail are absolute requirements. 

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