Outreach and Organizing Fellowship

  • Part Time
  • SWLA

Healthy Gulf

SUMMARY: Outreach and Organizing Fellows will learn to build community power, engage local groups and leaders on environmental issues, speak publicly and strengthen coalitions for clean air, water and healthy communities. Fellows will work alongside diverse allies and engage the public on issues such as oil, gas and petrochemical buildout, green infrastructure and community resilience. Fellows will also learn firsthand how our state and federal regulatory systems work and the role of non-governmental organizations in holding government and industry accountable. 

Location: Southwest Louisiana (Healthy Gulf has an office in Lake Charles)

Supervision: Fellows will be supervised by and assist a Healthy Gulf staff organizer. Each fellowship term will last six months.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complete Intro to Organizing and Intro to Oil & Gas trainings
  • Conduct outreach activities such as canvassing, phone banking and tabling
  • Develop communication materials like newsletters, flyers and action alerts to engage Healthy Gulf supporters around campaign priorities
  • Attend and help drive participation to parish council, school board meetings, and permit hearings for priority projects, as needed
  • Support events organized by Healthy Gulf or partner organizations including rallys, press events, and community meetings. 
  • Establish new relationships with residents, officials, community leaders and aligned organizations 
  • Create and identify opportunities to bring community partners and decision-makers together (e.g. sign-on letters, public comment drives).

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Experience with social justice campaigns, community advocacy and/or grassroots organizing
  • Willingness to travel as needed, access to personal vehicle preferred 
  • Self motivated with a commitment to develop personal knowledge of the fossil fuel landscape in the Gulf region
  • Good interpersonal skills for working within a team environment and ability to work with diverse populations
  • Demonstrated commitment to climate, environmental, racial and social justice
  • Strong preference for somebody with a personal connection to the Gulf South and a commitment to on-going advocacy work in the region

To apply, submit the following to raleigh@healthygulf.org:

  • A cover letter. Within your cover letter, answer the following question in 2 paragraphs or less: Climate change disproportionately affects communities of color. In the Gulf South, how can we ensure equity and inclusion as we adapt to the changing physical landscape that climate change will present us with?
  • A resume
  • 3 references

Applications will be accepted and reviewed until Oct 1st.

Schedule: 10 to 15 hours per week. Scheduling is flexible but may include evening or weekend work as needed.

Status: Part-time contract employee

Compensation: $22/hour, plus reimbursement for mileage.

To apply for this job email your details to raleigh@healthygulf.org

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