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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. 

 

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.