CEED ensures that communities and policy makers have the tools and information they need to create just, sustainable energy and environmental policy. Working in collaboration with grassroots communities, policy makers and researchers, CEED conducts research and provides community education on important energy, environment, and development issues – so that all members of society may effectively participate in public decision-making. They affirm the interconnectedness of the human and natural world and take responsibility for inspiring change to create a society that equitably protects and promotes a healthy and vibrant environment for all people in current and future generations. CEED is grounded in our values of self-determination in Indigenous, low income communities and communities of color, and gear our work toward the creation of a fully informed economic and political democracy.
CEED is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and works at the local, state, regional and national levels, and is currently in the process of expanding its community education program at the local level. CEED conducts research and provides community education on important energy, environment, and community development issues – so that all members of society may effectively participate in public decision-making. We strategically work to:
- Build a deeper body of environmental justice, climate and energy research/analysis that fundamentally addresses racial and class justice.
- Provide environmental justice, energy, and climate policy technical assistance based on CEED research to support the environmental justice movement.
- Promote strategies for cross learning and sharing of information around environmental justice, energy and climate issues.
One of CEED’s signature accomplishments in recent years has been its leadership role in bringing together an alliance of environmental justice organizations and national environmental organizations to build an Equitable and Just National Climate Platform (EJNCP).
The Equitable and Just National Climate Forum (EJNCF) is an initiative that involves organizations and coalitions from the environmental and environmental justice movement to develop and implement a national climate agenda and policies that are inclusive and based on equity and justice. The EJNCF has produced an Equitable and Just National Climate Platform that outlines the national climate agenda priorities that the EJNCF is working to advance. The EJNCF has several Work Groups, consisting of EJNCF participants from environmental and environmental justice organizations, including the following: Policy Work Group; Hill Outreach Work Group; Institutional Commitments Work Group; and Communications Work Group. EJNCF participants continue to meet on a regular basis to strategize and advance implementation of the Platform agenda.
As a member of the CEED team, the EJNCF Coordinator will play a key role in coordination and implementation of the EJNCP’s plans and efforts. The position will be centered on supporting the EJ groups that are participants to the Forum and the administrative needs of the EJNCF.
Given CEED’s environmental justice focus and values rooted in developing leadership in underserved communities; BIPOC candidates and candidates with prior experience in an environmental justice context are strongly encouraged to apply!
This unique initiative requires an EJNCF Coordinator who will assist CEED’s Executive Director, CEED staff and the Leadership Team of the EJNCF in coordination and implementation of EJNCF efforts and plans. The position will be centered on supporting and working closely with the EJ groups that are participants to the Forum and the administrative needs of the EJNCF. Responsibilities will be diverse, from assisting with logistics and managing administrative and operational aspects of the EJNCF. This position will report to the EJNCF Leadership Team and the CEED Executive Director.
Specific duties include:
- Support the administrative and operational needs of the EJNCF by coordinating all relevant parties of the Forum in the annual collaborative budget creation process. Support and direction will be provided by the Finance Director at CEED.
- Conduct regular outreach and maintain consistent communication with the Environmental Justice (EJ) groups that are participants in the EJNCF.
- Develop and maintain relationships with EJ groups and strategic partners outside of the EJNCF.
- Assist EJ groups to participate in EJNCF activities (such as providing them with workgroup updates; briefing them on developments; supporting any information and technology access needs).
- Support the Forum Leadership Team in the planning and coordination of EJNCF activities.
- Schedule and organize virtual and in-person meetings/events and maintain agendas, minutes and summaries.
- Support maintaining internal and external communications channels like Zoom, Mailchimp, Google Groups, etc.
- Participate and support EJNCP Working Groups, as needed.
- Maintain a centralized information system to stay updated and organized.
- Collaborate with CEED staff on appropriate projects such as webinars, partnerships, etc.
- Help build positive relations within the EJNCF participants.
- Support the development and implementation of outreach and engagement plans for the more than 300 co-signer organizations that have signed onto the Platform.
Desired Qualifications and Skills:
- Bachelor’s/Associate’s degree in a relevant field (environmental science, political science, sociology, public policy, public health, history) is preferred.
- At least 1 year of experience working with community based organizations is preferred.
- Experience coordinating communications, logistics and meetings for teams and individuals in a remote, nation-wide working environment is a must.
- Ability to build strong relationships and trust with partners, and work in a fast-paced environment with remote staff and board.
- Strong administration, organizational, writing, and oral communication skills.
- Ability to ask questions and to ask for support, when needed.
- Proficient with Google Drive, Zoom and the Microsoft Office Suite.
- Keen attention to detail, conscientiousness, and ability to follow through on tasks in a timely manner is a must.
- Comfortable working with and supporting senior-level environmental justice advocates.
- Demonstrated commitment to CEED’s mission and environmental justice
Salary will be in the range of $50K – $60K and will be dependent on qualifications and experience. This position is regular, full time exempt. This salary range is pegged to cost of living in Minneapolis. Applicants from cities with higher cost of living will have their salary range updated to reflect that.
100% employer paid medical and dental insurance for the employee, and monthly contributions to a Health Savings Account. 10 holidays, 10 sick days and unrestricted paid vacation time. Office closed for one week for the 4th of July holiday and for one week in December for the holidays. Flexible work schedule in an organization with a combination of local and remote environments.
This position is remote with the option of being based out of the CEED office in the Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN. Occasional travel will be required 2-3 times a year.
Equal Employment Opportunity
CEED is dedicated to supporting and respecting the diverse community that different individuals cultivate. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our organization can be a place that celebrates diversity in all its forms. CEED does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Preferably, please apply on the Idealist Platform with a resume, cover letter, and contact info of 3 references.
Alternatively, please submit a cover letter describing your interest in this position; a current resume; and names and contact information of 3 references to: Helen Powell-Busch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries can also be directed to this email. Please include “EJNCF Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.