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Regional Organizer: Gulf South for Green New Deal

Position Located: Gulf South (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Puerto Rico), with a slight preference for TX and FL

 

About GCCLP

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP) is a non-profit, public-interest law firm and justice center promoting structural shifts toward climate justice and ecological equity in communities of color on the frontline of climate change. GCCLP anchors the Gulf South for Green New Deal Initiative (GS4GND), which serves Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Puerto Rico. 

 

About Gulf South for Green New Deal

GS4GND is a multi-year, multi-state initiative and regional formation of organizations, networks, small businesses, and engaged residents of the Gulf South (TX, LA, MS, AL, FL) to address the climate crisis and its impacts in the region through the advancement of equity and justice along with the creation of millions of living wage, ecologically sustainable jobs. GS4GND connects long-existing work in the South towards climate, racial, and economic justice. This regional formation develops policy, advances civic engagement through regional campaigns, and organizes communities in the creation of a uniquely Gulf South version of a Green New Deal, centering the realities, power, and relevance of the region. GS4GND will build regional power to advance a uniquely southern, collective, frontline vision for a sustainable future that centers laborers, farmers, fisherfolk, tribal nations, and frontline communities in a just transition away from extractive economies that accelerate the global climate crisis. 

About the Position - GS4GND Regional Organizer

The Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy is seeking applicants for a Regional Organizer position to help support the strategic vision and implementation of the Gulf South for Green New Deal movement across the five Gulf South states. Candidates who are committed to climate justice, frontline leadership, and building a movement for a more just and sustainable economy are encouraged to apply. The Gulf South for a Green New Deal is a regional movement infrastructure built through regional convergences, strategic convenings, and innovative spaces for collective healing and reconciliation. The Gulf South for a Green New Deal is advancing a policy platform across Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas rooted in community leadership and vision and build over a six-month participatory process from the ground-up. The regional organizer will help move this platform forward into implementation while supporting the long-term vision of a self-sustained movement infrastructure that is governed by and accountable to community leadership.

 

The role is expected over two years, with the goal of creating a self-sustaining movement of work. The role of Regional Organizer is not a decision-making leadership role for the Gulf South for Green New Deal, but rather a facilitative leadership role supportive of collective decisions.

 

Expectations and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate information, communication, relationships, and processes to advance Gulf South for a Green New Deal Initiative;

  • Manage organizational and frontline relationships;

  • Set agendas and facilitate meetings and strategy sessions;

  • Build capacity and train leaders in facilitation processes;

  • Support the development and implementation of political education and curriculum; 

  • Support on communications and narrative strategies;

  • Help co-create the infrastructure for a self-sustained and self-determined Gulf South for a Green New Deal; and

  • Mediate and work to resolve conflicts at the community level.

 

Ideal Candidates will possess: 
  • 7 - 10 years experience in grassroots organizing around climate justice, racial justice, and/or economic justice;

  • 5 years experience in coalition building, alignment, and community network development;

  • Knowledge and experience using calendaring software, email, social media, and other digital tools for coordination and communication; 

  • Knowledge of database management, surveying, and data analysis;

  • Demonstrates ability to coordinate skills across multiple perspectives and geographies;

  • Demonstrates ability to co-create inclusive and participatory processes of agenda-setting, meeting facilitation, and strategy development;

  • Demonstrates ability to think strategically as well as understand local nuances;

  • Demonstrates ability to create short- to long-term work planning process; 

  • Demonstrates ability to work as part of a grassroots team;

  • Demonstrates ability to foster and cultivate memberships; 

  • A deep commitment to supporting, amplifying, and following frontline leadership;

  • A deep commitment to fostering self-determined and governed work; and,

  • A deep understanding, knowledge, and experience in working in the Gulf South.

 

Compensation

  • This is a one-year position currently classified as an independent contractor.

  • The compensation is $50,000, plus a $400/month health care stipend.

To apply

E-mail resume, cover letter, writing sample, social media handles, and three (3) references to info@gcclp.org (subject: "GS4GND Regional Organizer") OR mail information to: GCCLP, PO Box 784, Slidell, LA 70459. 

 

Regional Organizer: Red Black & Green New Deal

Position Located: Midwest/Southern United States

 

About GCCLP

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP) is a non-profit, public-interest law firm and justice center promoting structural shifts toward climate justice and ecological equity in communities of color on the frontline of climate change. GCCLP serves and builds power with communities on the frontline of climate change in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. GCCLP also anchors the Red Black & Green New Deal Initiative (RBGND) for the Movement For Black Lives. 

 

About The Red Black & Green New Deal

The Red Black and Green New Deal (RBGND) is an initiative of the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) anchored by the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy. The RBGND centers Black liberation in the global climate struggle and addresses the impact of climate change and environmental racism on Black communities. The RBGND is a multi-faceted multi-year initiative organizing for a National Black Climate Mandate with action toward developing data and research, education and organizing, federal legislation, strategic litigation, and network building. A goal of communications is to seed and advance a narrative change towards addressing the climate crisis by investing in Black communities and repairing past harms.

About the Position - RBGND Regional Organizer

GCCLP is seeking applicants for a Regional Organizer position with the Red, Black, and Green New Deal initiative to help support the strategic vision and implementation of the RBGND across the Nation. Candidates who are committed to climate justice, frontline leadership, Black Liberation, and building a movement for a more just and sustainable economy are encouraged to apply. The RBG New Deal is a national initiative built through bottom-up organizing, strategic convenings, and innovative spaces for collective healing and reconciliation. The RBG New Deal is advancing a national policy platform rooted in The Vision for Black Lives. The Regional Organizer will help move this platform forward into implementation while supporting the long-term vision of a self-sustained movement infrastructure that is governed by and accountable to community leadership.

The role is expected to go through December of 2022. The goal is to create a self-sustaining movement of work that advances climate justice. The role of Regional Organizer is not a decision-making leadership role for the RBG New Deal, but rather a facilitative leadership role supportive of collective decisions.
 

Expectations and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate information, communication, relationships, and processes to advance Red Black & Green New Deal Initiative;

  • Manage organizational and frontline relationships;

  • Set agendas and facilitate meetings and strategy sessions;

  • Build capacity and train leaders in facilitation processes;

  • Support the development and implementation of political education and curriculum; 

  • Support on communications and narrative strategies;

  • Help co-create the infrastructure for a self-sustained and self-determined The Red Black & Green New Deal; and,

  • Mediate and work to resolve conflicts at the community level.

Ideal Candidates will possess: 
  • 7 - 10 years experience in grassroots organizing around climate justice, racial justice, and/or economic justice;

  • 5 years experience in coalition building, alignment, and community network development;

  • Knowledge and experience using calendaring software, email, social media, and other digital tools for coordination and communication; 

  • Knowledge of database management, surveying, and data analysis;

  • Demonstrated ability of coordination skills across multiple perspectives and geographies;

  • Demonstrated ability to co-create inclusive and participatory processes of agenda-setting, meeting facilitation, and strategy development;

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically as well as understand local nuances;

  • Demonstrated ability to create short- to long-term work planning process; 

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a grassroots team;

  • Demonstrated ability to foster and cultivate memberships; 

  • Deep commitment to supporting, amplifying, and following Black frontline leadership;

  • Deep commitment to fostering self-determined and governed work; and,

  • Deep understanding, knowledge, and experience in working in the Region.

 

Compensation

  • This is a full-time position currently classified as an independent contractor.

  • The compensation is $50,000, plus a $400/month health care stipend.

To apply

E-mail resume, cover letter, writing sample, social media handles, and three (3) references to info@gcclp.org (subject: "RBGND Regional Organizer") OR mail information to: GCCLP, PO Box 784, Slidell, LA 70459. 

 

National Allied Network Coordinator: Red Black & Green New Deal

Position Located: remote, hosted at GCCLP

 

About GCCLP

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP) is a not-for-profit, public-interest law firm and justice center promoting structural shifts toward climate justice and ecological equity in communities of color on the frontline of climate change. GCCLP anchors the Gulf South for Green New Deal Initiative (GS4GND) and the Red, Black & Green New Deal initiative in partnership with the Movement for Black Lives. 

 

About The Red Black & Green New Deal

The Red Black and Green New Deal (RBGND) is an initiative of the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) anchored by the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy. The RBGND centers Black liberation in the global climate struggle and addresses the impact of climate change and environmental racism on Black communities. The RBGND is a multi-faceted multi-year initiative organizing for a National Black Climate Mandate with action toward developing data and research, education and organizing, federal legislation, strategic litigation, and network building. A goal of communications is to seed and advance a narrative change towards addressing the climate crisis by investing in Black communities and repairing past harms.

About the Position - RBGND National Allied Network Coordinator

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy is seeking applicants for an RBGND National Allied Network Coordinator position to help support the strategic vision and implementation of the Red, Black & Green New Deal initiative. Candidates who are committed to Black liberation, climate justice, supporting frontline leadership, and movement building are highly encouraged to apply. The National Allied Network Coordinator will convene, coordinate, align, and manage the mobilization of a national network of non-Black allies of the RBGND to advance a Climate Vision for Black lives. This coordination will include but is not limited to: participating in the RBGND core leaders team; facilitating a monthly call for non-Black allies of the RBGND; managing the RBGND allies list and listserv; building out strategy and structures to allow non-Black allies of the RBGND to effectively contribute and align their resources, access, and power to advance the RBGND initiative and vision.

Expectations and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate information, communication, relationships, and processes amongst non-Black allies to advance the RBGND initiative.

  • Manage organizational relationships with the RBGND core team and allied network.

  • Set agendas, manage regular reminders and communication, and facilitate meetings for the RBGND allied network.

  • Build capacity and grow the RBGND allied network.

  • Support the development and implementation of strategy for the RBGND allied network.

  • Help co-create the infrastructure for a self-sustained RBGND allied network.

Ideal Candidates will possess: 
  • Deep commitment to Black liberation and climate justice;

  • A sharp analysis around the unique functions of anti-Black racism; 

  • 3-5 years experience with and analysis of national Black liberation movement and/ or national climate/ environmental movement;

  • 5-10 years experience in grassroots organizing around climate justice, racial justice, and/or economic justice;

  • 3-5 years experience in coalition building, alignment, or network development;

  • Knowledge and experience using calendaring software, email, social media (e.g. Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, Tiktok, Google groups, collaboration software, (e.g. G-Suite; Zoom; Asana) and other digital tools for coordination and communication; 

  • Knowledge of database management (Salsa/ Salsa Engage/ Salsa CRM], surveying, and data analysis;

  • 3-5 years demonstrated ability to coordinate skills across multiple races, perspectives, and geographies;

  • 3-5 year demonstrated ability to co-create inclusive and participatory processes of agenda-setting, meeting facilitation, and strategy development;

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically as well as understand nuances across lines of race, geography, ability, and other identities;

  • Demonstrated ability to create short- to long-term work planning process; 

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team;

  • Demonstrated ability to foster and cultivate memberships; and 

  • A deep commitment to supporting, amplifying, and following the Black climate frontlines.

 

Compensation

  • This is a full-time position currently classified as an independent contractor.

  • The compensation is $50,000, plus a $400/month health care stipend.

To apply

E-mail resume, cover letter, writing sample, social media handles, and three (3) references to info@gcclp.org (subject: "RBGND National Allied Network Coordinator") OR mail information to: GCCLP, PO Box 784, Slidell, LA 70459. 

 

Press Lead and Content Editor: Red Black & Green New Deal

Position Located: remote, hosted at GCCLP

 

About GCCLP

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP) is a not-for-profit, public-interest law firm and justice center promoting structural shifts toward climate justice and ecological equity in communities of color on the frontline of climate change. GCCLP anchors the Gulf South for Green New Deal Initiative (GS4GND) and the Red, Black & Green New Deal initiative in partnership with the Movement for Black Lives. 

 

About The Red Black & Green New Deal

The Red Black and Green New Deal (RBGND) is an initiative of the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) anchored by the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy. The RBGND centers Black liberation in the global climate struggle and addresses the impact of climate change and environmental racism on Black communities. The RBGND is a multi-faceted multi-year initiative organizing for a National Black Climate Mandate with action toward developing data and research, education and organizing, federal legislation, strategic litigation, and network building. A goal of communications is to seed and advance a narrative change towards addressing the climate crisis by investing in Black communities and repairing past harms.

About the Position - RBGND Press Lead and Content Editor

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy is seeking applicants for an RBGND Press Lead and Content Editor position to help support the strategic vision and implementation of the Red, Black & Green New Deal initiative. Candidates who are committed to Black liberation, climate justice, supporting frontline leadership, and movement building are highly encouraged to apply. The Press Lead and Content Editor is a full-time position that will oversee editorial content and manage press relationships. The position will be responsible for, but not limited to: proofreading; copywriting; developing press releases; providing guidance on content for newsletters, blogs, marketing collateral, and internal communications; be responsible for ensuring all final content is editorially, grammatically sound, and relevant. The coordinator will also be responsible for managing relationships with both local and national press and media; developing press/media databases for use by frontline groups and advancing the Vision for Black lives in media opportunities around climate. 

Expectations and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and edit external and internal content such as web copy, op-eds, organizational statements, communications briefs, messaging guides, etc.;

  • Manage multiple documents to ensure that they are relevant, informative, and grammatically correct;

  • Coordinate and manage relationships with local and national press;

  • Support the development of a national press and editorial strategy relevant to the goals and objectives of the RBGND core mission and vision;

  • Develop and manage a current and relevant press and media database for the RBGND; and,

  • Train and manage staff on interactions with press and media.

Ideal Candidates will possess: 
  • Deep commitment to Black liberation and climate justice;

  • A sharp analysis around the unique functions of anti-Black racism; 

  • 3-5 years of journalistic experience;

  • 3-5 years experience in coalition building, alignment, or network development; 

  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage the work of others;

  • Knowledge and experience using calendaring software, email, social media (e.g. Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tiktok, Google groups, collaboration software, (e.g. G-Suite; Zoom; Asana) and other digital tools for coordination and communication; 

  • Knowledge of database management (Salsa/ Salsa Engage/ Salsa CRM], surveying, and data analysis;

  • Demonstrated ability to create short- to long-term work planning process; 

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team; and

  • A Demonstrated ability to foster and cultivate working relationships.

 

Compensation

  • This is a 30-40 hour/week position currently classified as an independent contractor.

  • The compensation begins at $80,000.

To apply

E-mail resume, cover letter, writing sample, social media handles, and three (3) references to info@gcclp.org (subject: "RBGND Press Lead and Content Editor") OR mail information to: GCCLP, PO Box 784, Slidell, LA 70459. 

 

Graphic Designer: Red Black & Green New Deal

Position Located: remote, hosted at GCCLP

 

About GCCLP

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP) is a not-for-profit, public-interest law firm and justice center promoting structural shifts toward climate justice and ecological equity in communities of color on the frontline of climate change. GCCLP anchors the Gulf South for Green New Deal Initiative (GS4GND) and the Red, Black & Green New Deal initiative in partnership with the Movement for Black Lives. 

 

About The Red Black & Green New Deal

The Red Black and Green New Deal (RBGND) is an initiative of the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) anchored by the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy. The RBGND centers Black liberation in the global climate struggle and addresses the impact of climate change and environmental racism on Black communities. The RBGND is a multi-faceted multi-year initiative organizing for a National Black Climate Mandate with action toward developing data and research, education and organizing, federal legislation, strategic litigation, and network building. A goal of communications is to seed and advance a narrative change towards addressing the climate crisis by investing in Black communities and repairing past harms.

About the Position - RBGND Graphic Designer

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy is seeking applicants for an RBGND Graphic Design position to help support the strategic vision and implementation of the Red, Black & Green New Deal initiative.  Candidates who are committed to Black liberation, climate justice, supporting frontline leadership, and movement building are highly encouraged to apply.  The Graphic Designer will provide graphic and visual support to all outward- and inward-facing content including but not limited to:  social media, marketing collateral, briefs, one-sheets, and email marketing campaigns.  The designer will be responsible for developing visually appealing designs that are consistent with the RBGND style guide and the timely delivery of all requested design materials.

Expectations and Responsibilities:
  • Provide graphic design support to internal team as needed;

  • Handle special and routine design projects, as assigned;

  • Create eye-catching graphics and engaging designs;

  • Handle graphic projects from start to finish;

  • Develop and maintain image library files;

  • Deep understanding of usability best practices;

  • Create moderately complex design concepts;

  • Develop associated design style guides and Photoshop files;

  • Submit rough layouts for project approvals; and,

  • Provide design insight and creative support as needed.

Ideal Candidates will possess: 
  • 3+ Years of experience in Graphic Design

  • 3+ Years of experience in Marketing

  • Proven Social Media Marketing experience

  • Proficient using Adobe Creative Suite

  • Extensive knowledge using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign

  • Proven experience in website design using HTML, CSS, or greater

  • 5+ years experience with email marketing strategy

  • Strong graphic design portfolio

  • Photography skills a plus not mandatory

  • Strong project management skills

  • Deadline and detail-oriented

  • Strong leadership qualities

  • Able to work in a fast paced and changing environment with flexibility

  • Ability to handle simultaneous projects and deliver on-time

  • Knowledge and experience using calendaring software, email, social media (e.g. Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tiktok, Google groups, collaboration software, (e.g. G-Suite; Zoom; Asana) and other digital tools for coordination and communication;

Compensation

  • This is a contract position averaging 25 hours/week.

  • The compensation begins at $25,000.

To apply

E-mail resume, cover letter, design samples, social media handles, and three (3) references to info@gcclp.org (subject: "RBGND Graphic Designer") OR mail information to: GCCLP, PO Box 784, Slidell, LA 70459. 

 

Executive Assistant

Position Located: Remote

Who We Are

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP) is a non-profit, public interest law firm and justice center with a mission to advance structural shifts toward climate justice and ecological equity in communities of color on the frontline of climate change. GCCLP envisions social, economic, and political systems throughout the Gulf South that promote equity and justice for all people.

Who We’re Looking For

GCCLP is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant to join our Krewe! We are looking for a seasoned individual with meticulous attention to detail, tech-savviness, a high degree of judgment and discretion, and a commitment to the communities in the Gulf South who are hardest hit by climate change. The Executive Assistant will support office management, scheduling, administrative tasks, and other assistance to the Executive Director Colette Pichon Battle. This position is a full-time remote role with the potential to transition into an in-office role.

Position Overview

The Executive Assistant will play a key role in supporting the Executive Director, providing high-level assistance to ensure her day-to-day runs as effectively and seamlessly as possible. This position requires an exceptionally organized, dedicated, self-directed individual with the ability to anticipate needs, think critically, and offer solutions to problems with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. This is a full-time, remote position with a flexible schedule, requiring a self-motivated individual who is able to work well both independently and with a remote team.

Key Duties & Responsibilities
  • Maintaining the Executive Director’s calendar, including scheduling appointments, managing speaking engagements, corresponding with event hosts, and coordinating recurring meeting schedules.

  • Managing both Executive Director and GCCLP’s public email inboxes and post, including receiving speaking invitations, screening media requests, following up with volunteer inquiries, conducting event follow-ups, and other correspondence.

  • Preparing the Executive Director’s communications, including as memos, emails, invoices, reports, and other correspondence.

  • Maintaining both electronic and physical organizational systems, including personnel, financial, legal, archival and other materials.

  • Dealing with complex, multi-layered communication with various GCCLP partners and collaborators  

  • Conducting basic bookkeeping tasks using QuickBooks.

  • Manage constituents in Salsa Labs.

  • Assist with organizing and running virtual and in-person krewe meetings, convenings, regional gatherings, and other meetings, including managing logistics, taking minutes, and troubleshooting. 

  • Manage Executive Director travel scheduling and logistics, including handling itineraries, bookings, and expenses, and providing support for krewe travel as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Who You Are

Qualifications & Experience
  • At least 10, ideally 15 years’ experience working as an executive assistant to a senior executive, or experience in a comparable role.

  • Exceptional, demonstrated organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills.

  • Effective written and oral communication skills, demonstrating consistently high standards of accuracy and clarity in written work. 

  • Experience communicating on behalf of an executive and maintaining their voice.

  • Flexibility to pivot as needed and react with appropriate urgency to situations that require a quick turnaround in a high-intensity, fast-paced environment

  • Proficiency in Google apps and Zoom Meeting and Webinar. Some experience with Salsa Labs, Wix, Canva, and other platforms a bonus.

  • Strong experience in interpersonal communications with individuals and organizations from marginalized identities, including Black, Indigenous, poor, and Global South communities. 

  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations with discretion and diplomacy.

  • Comfort with working remotely on a small but rapidly growing team, with the ability to work well independently, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.

  • Basic accounting skills (helpful, but not required)​

  • Knowledge of the Gulf South, Black-led organizing, and climate justice a large plus.

Application Instructions

Starting date: Immediate. 

Terms: Full-time, remote with post-pandemic domestic and international travel approximately one to two times a month.

Salary commensurate with experience (falling within the range of $75,000-$85,000).

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, social media handles, and three (3) professional references to info@gcclp.org (subject: “Executive Assistant”).