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Program Manager for Policy & Law

Position Located: This is a remote position located anywhere in the US, with a preference for the U.S. South.

Preferred Start Date: Immediately

About Us

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 the Gulf South and nationally.  

About the Position - National Climate Action Project Manager

GCCLP is seeking applicants for a Program Manager for Policy & Law to advance GCCLP’s national and regional policy work. GCCLP’s leadership is grounded in frontline organizing and is looking for a national project manager who has an orientation towards organizing, a background in coordinating projects, campaigns, and coalitions, and navigating local and national relationships. 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.

 

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Cultivate law/policy-based content for GCCLP public communications for national policy initiatives. 

  • Other duties and responsibilities as defined by the Leadership and Executive Team.

National (US)
  • Manage the organization’s federal water and climate policy work in partnership with Policy Director.

  • Support organization’s leadership in the national  Water Equity & Climate Resilience Caucus.

  • Liaise with local and national partners to support the advancement of the Ocean Justice Forum

  • Support the organization’s leadership in and advancement of the Just Transition Lawyering Institute.

  • Support the organization’s design, creation, and development of the Just Transition Lawyering Network in partnership with the Co-Executive Director or Legal Director.

  • Support and advise organizations 2022/23 national campaign to end offshore Oil leases in the Gulf and the Arctic.

Regional (Gulf South)

  • Advise Gulf South for a Green New Deal and other local-led initiatives in the South that are advancing frontline climate solutions while blocking false promises rooted in extraction, pollution, and harm to frontline communities.

  • Develop regional policy game plans or training for other states that build upon existing work in Louisiana.

  • Participate and represent GCCLP in regional and national partnerships.

Local (Louisiana)

  • Maintain and expand the organization’s policy work at the Louisiana legislature and with the LA Governor’s Climate Initiatives Task Force.

Additional Information

This position reports directly to National Policy Director Kendall Dix.

Schedule
  • This is a full-time, remote position. 

  • Some travel is required; GCCLP hosts in-person staff meetings up to four times a year (when COVID allows safe travel and social interactions) and hosts a number of convenings throughout the year.

Compensation
  • This is a Band C position. Salary range is $75,000 - $85,000 plus a generous benefits package.

About You

Qualifications & Experience

Ideal candidates will possess:  

  • Law degree from an accredited US Law School.

  • Experience facilitating coalitions and campaigns.

  • Experience in coordinating strategic actions to advance frontline solutions.

  • Experience working with frontline communities who are impacted by extractive economies.

  • Experience in organizing, facilitation, and supporting collective governance processes.

  • Experience in deep listening and processing community information in clear and tangible ways.

  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team in a collective decision-making process.

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and offer critical thinking, direction, and processes to address challenges.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of intersectionality and issues that impact frontline communities (this could include issues surrounding water, energy, land, housing, healthcare, labor, economic justice, anti-carceral, or democracy and human rights).

  • Demonstrated ability in project management, documentation, and coordinating meetings, events, and efforts.

  • Demonstrated ability to stay on task and focus on emergent strategy.

  • Demonstrated ability to connect local to global fights and challenges.

  • License to practice law in LA, MS, TX, AL, FL, P.R., or DC is a plus

  • Excellent Zoom meeting and webinar production chops are a big plus.

  • Familiarity with the Gulf South communities and politics is a big plus.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and three relevant professional references to jobs@gcclp.org with the subject line “Program Manager for Policy & Law”.

Deadline: Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled. 

National Climate Action Project Manager

Position Located: This is a remote position located anywhere in the US, with a preference for the U.S. South.

Preferred Start Date: Immediately

About Us

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 the Gulf South and nationally.  

About the Position - National Climate Action Project Manager

GCCLP is seeking applicants for a National Climate Action Project Manager to advance GCCLP’s #WeChooseNow Climate Action Strategy and committed actions around No False Solutions, including engagement around the Biden Administration’s plan for offshore oil and gas leases. GCCLP’s leadership is grounded in frontline organizing and is looking for a national project manager who has an orientation towards organizing, background in coordinating projects, campaigns, and coalitions, and navigating local and national relationships. 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. 

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate the #WeChooseNow Climate Action Strategy campaign including: relationship management, facilitation support of PMA process, documentation of processes, and running the day to day aspects of the campaign.

  • Coordinate efforts for a National No False Solutions action to be anchored in the Gulf South.

  • Liaise with regional and national partners on actions around no false solutions and #WEChooseNow Climate Action Strategy

  • Collaborate with the Director of Communications Strategies to build and develop the communication products of the #WeChooseNow Climate Action Strategy.

  • Co-produce action guides and policy toolkits as a result of the #WeChooseNow Climate Action Strategy.

  • Participate and represent GCCLP in regional and national partnerships.

  • Develop content for GCCLP public communications. 

  • Other duties and responsibilities as defined by the Leadership and Executive Team.

 

Additional Information

This position reports directly to Co-Executive Director Anthony Giancatarino.

Schedule
  • This is a full-time, remote position. 

  • Some travel is required; GCCLP hosts in-person staff meetings up to four times a year (when COVID allows safe travel and social interactions) and hosts a number of convenings throughout the year.

Compensation
  • This is a Band C position. Salary range is $75,000 - $85,000 plus a generous benefits package.

About You

Qualifications & Experience

Ideal candidates will possess:  

  • Experience facilitating coalitions and campaigns.

  • Experience in coordinating strategic actions to advance frontline solutions.

  • Experience working with frontline communities who are impacted by extractive economies.

  • Experience in organizing, facilitation, and supporting collective governance processes.

  • Experience in deep listening and processing community information in clear and tangible ways.

  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team in a collective decision-making process.

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and offer critical thinking, direction, and processes to address challenges.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of intersectionality and issues that impact frontline communities (this could include issues surrounding water, energy, land, housing, healthcare, labor, economic justice, anti-carceral, or democracy and human rights).

  • Demonstrated ability in project management, documentation, and coordinating meetings, events, and efforts.

  • Demonstrated ability to stay on task and focus on emergent strategy.

  • Demonstrated ability to connect local to global fights and challenges.

  • Excellent Zoom meeting and webinar production chops are a big plus.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, social media handles, and three relevant professional references to jobs@gcclp.org with the subject line “National Climate Action Project Manager”.

Deadline: Applications for this position will be accepted through May 8, 2022.

National Legal Network Director

Position Located: This is a remote position located anywhere in the US, with a preference for the U.S. South.

Preferred Start Date: Immediately

About Us

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 the Gulf South and nationally.  

About the Position - National Legal Network Director

GCCLP is seeking applicants for a National Legal Network Director to advance GCCLP’s commitment to building a network of Black, Brown, and Indigenous lawyers committed to achieving climate justice and advancing a just transition. The National Legal Network Director is primarily responsible for designing, implementing, and establishing the national Just Transition Lawyering Network (JTLN). Candidates who hold a juris doctor degree and are committed to climate justice, frontline leadership, Black Liberation, and building a movement for a more just and sustainable economy are encouraged to apply. 

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Co-design and co-create the infrastructure and processes to implement, support, and advance the Just Transition Lawyering Network.

  • Engage and recruit licensed attorneys into advancing frontline climate justice efforts.

  • Coordinating and managing relationships between frontline communities, academia, and legal practitioners.

  • Cultivating emergent formations and practices of self-governance.

  • Co-develop political education curriculum, facilitation processes, and tools that support self-governance.

  • Create curriculum and continuous learning programs to support JTLN lawyers efforts on legislative and policy interventions connected to water, energy, land, labor, economy, and/or democracy.

  • Develop content that advances climate law as a pathway for legal interventions for climate justice, including submissions for law journals and legal curriculum at academic institutions.

  • Represent GCCLP in regional, national, and global partnerships.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as defined by the Leadership and Executive Team.

 

Additional Information

This position reports directly to Co-Executive Director Colette Pichon-Battle and works closely with the Network Legal Strategies Director.

Schedule
  • This is a full-time, remote position. 

  • Significant travel is required when COVID allows safe travel and social interactions. GCCLP hosts in-person staff meetings up to four times a year and multiple convenings throughout the year. 

Compensation
  • This is a Band B position. Salary range is $90,000 - $125,000 plus a generous benefits package.

About You

Qualifications & Experience

Ideal candidates will possess:  

  • 5-10 years of experience building national networks, coalitions, or alliances.

  • 15+ years of experience facilitating coalitions and campaigns.

  • 15+ years of experience in working with lawyers/legal service providers to advance a legal-based campaign.

  • 15+ years of experience working with frontline communities who are impacted by extractive economies.

  • 15+ years of experience in organizing, facilitation, and supporting collective governance processes.

  • Experience in deep listening and processing community information in clear and tangible ways.

  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team in a collective decision-making process.

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and offer critical thinking, direction, and processes to address challenges.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of intersectionality and issues that impact frontline communities (this could include issues surrounding water, energy, land, housing, healthcare, labor, economic justice, anti-carceral, or democracy and human rights).

  • Demonstrated ability in coalition management - coordinating meetings, events, and efforts.

  • Excellent Zoom meeting and webinar production chops are a big plus.

  • Familiarity with the Gulf South communities and politics is a big plus.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, social media handles, and three relevant professional references to jobs@gcclp.org with the subject line “National Legal Network Director.”

 

Deadline: Applications for this position will be accepted through Friday, February 25, 2022.

National Legal Strategies Director

Position Located: This is a remote position located anywhere in the US, with a preference for the U.S. South.

Preferred Start Date: Immediately

About Us

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 the Gulf South and nationally.  

About the Position - National Legal Strategies Director

GCCLP is seeking applicants for a National Legal Strategies Director to advance GCCLP’s commitment to climate justice through legal interventions for a just transition.  The national Director of Legal Strategies is primarily responsible for setting the national legal strategy within the Just Transition Lawyering Network (JTLN), advancing solutions that emerge from the #WeChooseNow Climate Action Strategy, and other solutions. Candidates who have earned a juris doctor and are committed to climate justice, frontline leadership, Black Liberation, and building a movement for a more just and sustainable economy are encouraged to apply. 

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Develop and lead the strategic legal values and direction of the Just Transition Lawyering Network.

  • Provide a roadmap for legal interventions to advance frontline community solutions.

  • Coordinate with the Director of National Policy, Director of International Strategy, and Network Legal Network Director on strategy and work.

  • Monitor and track Congressional legislation, regulatory proceedings, and judicial rulings on climate issues at the state and national levels

  • Lead research and draft policy memos, and produce legal briefs and legal toolkits to support frontline solutions and the #WeChooseNow Climate Action Strategy.

  • Participate and represent GCCLP in regional, national, and global legal partnerships.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as defined by the Executive Team.

 

Additional Information

This position reports directly to Co-Executive Director Colette Pichon-Battle and works closely with the Network Legal Network Director.

Schedule
  • This is a full-time, remote position. 

  • Significant travel is required when COVID allows safe travel and social interactions. GCCLP hosts in-person staff meetings up to four times a year and multiple convenings throughout the year.

Compensation
  • This is a Band B position. Salary range is $90,000 - $125,000 plus a generous benefits package.

About You

Qualifications & Experience

Ideal candidates will possess:  

  • A Juris Doctor or LLM from US accredited law school.

  • 10-15 years experience in legal, non-profit, or international human rights.

  • 10-15 years of experience setting legal strategies to advance a campaign.

  • 10-15 years of experience producing legal briefs and providing analysis to frontline communities regarding legislation, judicial rulings, regulatory proceedings.

  • Experience litigating in the courtroom or formal international right-based spaces;

  • 15 years of experience working with frontline communities or individuals impacted by climate disaster, climate extractive economies.

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and offer critical thinking, direction, and processes to address challenges.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of intersectionality and issues that impact frontline communities (this could include issues surrounding water, energy, land, housing, healthcare, labor, economic justice, anti-carceral, or democracy and human rights).

  • Demonstrated ability in deep listening and processing community information in clear and tangible ways.

  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team in a collective decision-making process.

  • Demonstrated ability to connect local to global fights and challenges.

  • Excellent Zoom meeting and webinar production chops are a big plus.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and three relevant professional references to jobs@gcclp.org with the subject line “National Legal Strategies Director”.

 

Deadline: Applications for this position will be accepted through Friday, February 25, 2022.

Regional Organizer: Gulf South for Green New Deal

Position Located: Gulf South (TX, LA, MS, AL, FL, Puerto Rico), with a strong preference for Texas

Preferred Start Date: April 1

About Us

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 the Gulf South and nationally.  

Gulf South for Green New Deal

Gulf South for Green New Deal (GS4GND) is a multi-year, multi-state initiative anchored by GCCLP, which is facilitating the formation for three years with the goal of self-governance. This regional formation of organizations, networks, small businesses, and engaged residents of the Gulf South (TX, LA, MS, AL, FL, and Puerto Rico) addresses the climate crisis and its impacts on 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 Gulf South towards climate, racial, and economic justice. GS4GND 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 builds 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. 

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. GS4GND is advancing a policy platform across the Gulf South rooted in community leadership and vision and built over a six-month participatory process from the ground-up.

About the Position - GS4GND Regional Organizer

GCCLP is seeking applicants for a Regional Organizer position to help support the strategic vision and implementation of Gulf South for a Green New Deal across the five Gulf South states and Puerto Rico. 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 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 of Regional Organizer is not a decision-making leadership role for Gulf South for Green New Deal, but rather a facilitative leadership role supportive of collective decisions.

Key Duties & 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 to support self-governance.

  • Support the development and implementation of political education curricula.

  • 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.

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

 

Additional Information

The role is expected to last two years, with the goal of creating a self-sustaining movement of work. Regional Organizers report to the Organizing Director.

Schedule
  • This is a full-time, remote position. 

  • Significant travel is required when COVID allows safe travel and social interactions. GCCLP hosts in-person staff meetings up to four times a year and multiple convenings throughout the year. In addition, GS4GND Regional Organizers regularly visit GS4GND partners and frontline communities.

Compensation
  • This is a Band D position. Salary range is $60,000 - $70,000 plus a generous benefits package.

About You

Qualifications & Experience

Ideal candidates will possess:  

  • 7–10 years of experience in grassroots organizing around climate justice, racial justice, and/or economic justice.

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

  • Significant skills in using digital organizing platforms, including calendaring software, video conferencing and webinars, listservs, social media, and other similar tools for coordination and communication with distributed teams.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate 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 processes.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to foster and cultivate membership. 

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

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

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

  • A dedication to self-governance and community autonomy.

  • Experience working effectively within communities of color and other frontline communities.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, social media handles, and three relevant professional references to jobs@gcclp.org with the subject line “GS4GND Regional Organizer.”

 

Deadline: Applications for this position will be accepted on a rolling basis.