SELA Youth Organizer
|ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION||Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) is a statewide environmental health and justice organization that combines grassroots organizing, legal advocacy, communications, and science-based research to achieve its goals. CBE’s mission is to build power in low-income communities of color to achieve environmental justice by empowering communities, reducing pollution and building healthy and sustainable communities. For more information, please visit: www.cbecal.org.|
|DESCRIPTION||GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY
The SELA Youth Organizer is responsible for expanding CBE’s youth membership base in South East LA (SELA) high schools by supporting and outreaching for the on-campus “Youth Action!” clubs sponsored by CBE. The Youth Organizer is expected to develop and maintain liaisons with grassroots leaders and allies; conduct educational outreach; advance leadership and membership development; and lead grassroots campaigns. The Youth Organizer will be primarily focused on Clean Transportation and Energy; local SELA and statewide environmental justice issues; the “cumulative impacts” of goods movement, air pollution and contamination of soil; investment in green space and EJ Advocacy work locally and in Sacramento, as well as maintaining the youth program at large.
This position supports and builds power of the youth program through our transformative organizing model. The SELA Youth Organizer will work closely with the other Youth Organizers to develop and implement educational outreach and recruitment, developing meaningful relationships with members, representing the organization in coalition spaces, and advancing leadership and membership development.
RESPONSIBILITIES for this position include, but are not limited to
In addition to the above, racial equity and language justice are key areas supported by the SELA Youth Organizer. CBE has made a commitment to addressing anti-blackness and white supremacy culture within our organization, and the SELA Youth Organizer?will participate in CBE’s internal work to meet equity goals and will be a bridge to our members’ participation.
SPECIFIC JOB SKILLS
EXPERIENCE & JOB REQUIREMENTS
This is a full-time, overtime-exempt position, with an annual salary of $70,762. CBE offers a comprehensive benefits package including a generous vacation and leave policy; fully-paid premiums for medical, vision, and dental insurance; an additional mental health benefit; a 401(k) retirement plan; and a flexible spending plan. CBE pays full premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee, spouse or domestic partner, and any dependents.
Preference will be given to applicants with experience related to the environmental justice movement, social justice, public interest, civil rights, community organizing, scientific training, and/or a personal history with communities highly impacted by pollution.
|EOE STATEMENT||We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.|
|LOCATION||Huntington Park Office|
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