Overview

FICC will hire two community organizers to work with our Climate Justice Coordinator to achieve the goals described below. These are full-time, three-year positions. The organizers will engage grassroots constituents concerned about environmental issues in their communities. The position will require coordination with and across the three CDCs. A broad-based effort would also help mobilize support for new City and State legislation, policies and initiatives focused on climate justice, health equity, green space conservation, and green jobs. The Organizer will also work with residents to engage city and state officials and their staff, non-profit partners, and other key stakeholders to support resident-led efforts to create stronger communities by helping to build a strong community voice and create opportunities to exercise and engage that voice. This is a three-year, full-time, grant funded position.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct outreach to residents by multiple methods, including using online/digital tools and platforms and using in person, door-to-door methods when appropriate
  • Educate people on issues related to climate change
  • Track potential and existing key legislation and identify opportunities for resident engagement and advocacy
  • Develop strategies to advocate for the passage of priority legislation and the full realization of existing legislation during its implementation
  • Recruit and train residents to advocate for the policy change, among other goals
  • Prepare residents to testify at local, city, and state meetings and legislative hearings
  • Utilize necessary graphics, metrics, and tools to progress our various initiatives and to support resident testimony

Qualifications:

  • Ability to motivate and establish relationships with people from a wide range of cultural and economic backgrounds
  • Experience in community organizing (regarding climate/environmental/health issues, a plus) with low-income communities of color through a variety of methods
  • Experience furthering legislative campaigns
  • Ability to conduct campaign research
  • Passion for climate justice and relevant issues
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple campaigns
  • Ability to analyze policies and concepts that are difficult to understand and then effectively communicate their impacts to a diverse audience
  • Demonstrated experience building partnerships between organizations, residents and coalitions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including active listening
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and occasional weekends
  • Success working as a team
  • Knowledge of relevant state and local policies not required but is a plus
  • Ability to speak Spanish, Haitian-Creole, and/or Cape Verdean Creole not required but is a plus
  • Graphic design skills not required but are a plus
  • Compensation: $45,500/yr including health and dental insurance, among other fringe benefits

To Apply: Please send a résumé, cover letter, a relevant writing sample (2 pages maximum), along with at least two references (include email and phone numbers) to:

Kendra Beaver, Climate Justice Coordinator, at kbeaver@dbedc.org

To apply for this job email your details to kbeaver@dbedc.org

About Fairmount/Indigo CDC Collaborative

The FICC Climate Justice Initiative is a three-year project of the Fairmount Indigo CDC Collaborative (FICC), which includes Dorchester Bay EDC, Codman Square NDC, and Southwest Boston CDC. Fairmount Climate Justice Initiative (FCJ) is a community-led climate justice and health equity community organizing effort to increase climate change resilience and improve health outcomes in FICC neighborhoods. We will target winnable
legislation at the city and state levels. We will advocate for budget, regulatory and policy changes that help meet our climate justice goals. In FICC neighborhoods, there is high prevalence of chronic health conditions, particularly respiratory illnesses and mental illness. Heat island effect, poor air quality, and lack of tree cover, shade, and green spaces all
threaten the well-being of our neighborhoods.
FICC works closely with community-based organizations, healthcare institutions, public agencies, elected officials, neighborhood associations, small businesses, environmental organizations, and higher education to achieve project goals that will directly benefit the 150,000 residents of our neighborhoods – primarily people of color, low-income households, immigrants, and those who are under-resourced and underserved.
The FCJ team will develop policy and action campaigns to improve access to environmentally sustainable affordable housing, green jobs and green infrastructure, increase urban tree cover and green space in order to protect our neighborhoods against negative climate impacts.