Job Opportunity: Environmental Equity Program Coordinator


Environmental Equity Program Coordinator Job Description

Department: Environmental Equity

Reports To: Environmental Equity Director


The Environmental Equity Program Coordinator at Greenlining is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that will lead to long-term involvement of community institutions, organizations and individuals in advocacy, policy activities, and initiatives of the Environmental Equity team.

About Greenlining

The Greenlining Institute works to bring the American Dream within reach of all, regardless of race or the zip code one is born into. In a nation where people of color will make up the majority of our population by 2050, we believe that America will prosper only if communities of color prosper.

Founded in 1993, The Greenlining Institute is a policy, research, organizing, and leadership institute working for racial and economic justice. We work on a variety of major policy issues, from the economy to environmental policy, civic engagement and many others, because we recognize that economic opportunity doesn’t operate in a vacuum. We work to ensure that diverse communities are participating in all major policy debates and discussions, to ensure our communities are “at” rather than just “on” the tables of policymaking.

Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Lead outreach activities aimed at engaging non-traditional partners with a particular emphasis on building support from growing demographic groups in environmental equity campaigns in California and nationally.
  • Collaborate with Environmental Equity team to build a strong and diverse coalition of stakeholders that lift environmental equity initiatives that also achieve economic, social and health outcomes.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key partners and networks, coalitions, and organizations.
  • Coordinate and facilitate coalition meetings and communicate effectively with members to promote collaboration, negotiation, and problem solving.
  • Develop training, reference materials, and workshops for coalition and community members and coalition activities.
  • Assist with advocacy on energy, climate, and environmental matters, through research support, lobbying, testifying at hearings, and other activities as needed.
  • Produce top-quality written materials for a variety of audiences, including media/communications and research reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:

  • Committed to championing causes that serve low income and diverse communities.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, plus 4 years of relevant issue experience.
  • Excellent collaboration skills with ability to work effectively and professionally with external partners and industry leaders.
  • Proven exemplary time-management, organizational, coordinating and prioritization skills – working with multiple pressing due dates for times sensitive projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to create, build, and maintain positive relationships with a wide variety of individuals.
  • Ability to actively participate in a collaborative team.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, strong organizational skills, and an ability to work independently.
  • Detail-oriented approach.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with issue campaigns in California, including strategy, advocacy, and organizing, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources into a coherent strategy, translate the broad vision into a workable plan, and implementing plan.
  • Track record of achieving results through influence and collaboration by building coalitions and working with a broad array of constituency groups such as business, labor, and communities of color.
  • Familiarity with clean energy and climate issues.
  • Strong writing and speaking skills, ability to present complex information in a meaningful way.
  • A positive attitude and strong sense of teamwork.
  • Experience with the California policymaking processes a plus.
  • Bilingual Spanish skills are a plus.

This job is demanding, and requires common sense, warmth, humor, and the ability to work independently, responsibly and efficiently. Candidates should be able to multi-task in a dynamic environment.

Salary: Salary based on experience. Excellent benefits including paid vacation, health, vision and dental insurance, and 401(k) retirement plan. Greenlining is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and a welcoming workplace. We encourage women and people of color to apply.

Please email 1) cover letter, 2) resume, to Questions about the position may also be emailed to this address.

The position is open until filled, and applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

No phone or in person inquiries, please.



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