Elizabeth River Project is recruiting candidates for the new position of Community Engagement & Environmental Justice Manager. Make a difference and change the world – join our mission to restore the environmental health of an urban river.
The Community Engagement & Environmental Justice Manager will be responsible for taking the lead to ensure equity, inclusivity and environmental justice are appropriately considered in all aspects of carrying out Elizabeth River Project’s mission of environmental restoration and education. The Community Engagement & Environmental Justice Manager will work to expand the way we integrate equity into our projects and practices across programs, initiatives, and policies, ensuring that all people (especially those who have been historically underrepresented based on race and ethnicity) are treated fairly and inclusively in the work of our mission. The Community Engagement & Environmental Justice Manager will also provide continuous, proactive support to a task force (proposed as a standing committee) of the board to finalize, update and advance Elizabeth River Project’s racial equity, inclusivity and environmental justice work plans and other initiatives to foster a culture of openness and inclusion and facilitate environmental justice including improved access to the Elizabeth River and reduced unfair pollution burdens to vulnerable communities.
The desired candidate has experience with community organizing and engagement, with an in-depth understanding of local diversity challenges (preferably with local ties to the Hampton Roads, VA, area) as well as skills to engage with people from many cultures and backgrounds. The desired candidate will have the ability to bring measurable changes to the level of involvement from underrepresented communities in Elizabeth River Project’s activities. A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Justice or a similar area of study is preferred; or a similar combination of experience and education pertaining to environmental justice, equity, and inclusivity. Education and/or experience in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a plus.
This is a full-time, hourly position with pay ranging $19.50 to $24.50 / hour (depending on qualifications) and a comprehensive benefits package. To learn more about our mission and who we are, please visit www.elizabethriver.org. If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume and cover letter to Human Resources Manager Jaye Hughes, email@example.com. The Elizabeth River Project is an equal opportunity employer.