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Climate Justice Program Manager

Finance & Administration Director
 
SOMAH Outreach & Curriculum Manager

 

 

 

 

Climate Justice Program Manager

POSITION DESCRIPTION

CEJA’s Climate Justice Program works to ensure that California’s climate policies protect and benefit low-income communities and communities of color, while aggressively pushing our state to transition off fossil fuels. The program consists of policy work in the state legislature, administrative advocacy, and movement-building efforts across the state. The Climate Justice Manager will be responsible for working with our member Climate Justice committee, developing, implementing and managing the Climate Justice workplan, and providing leadership and strategic vision for the Climate program. For more information about CEJA’sprograms, please visit www.caleja.org.

REPORTING RELATION/LOCATION

The fiscal sponsor for CEJA is the Environmental Health Coalition (EHC), a member of CEJA. The Climate Justice Program Manager will be an employee of EHC and will report to the Program Director of CEJA. CEJA has offices in Huntington Park, Sacramento, and Oakland. The Climate Justice Program Manager will ideally behoused in CEJA’s downtown Oakland.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Climate Justice Committee Management and Community Engagement:

  • Facilitate, support and manage the Climate Committee, comprised of CEJA member and partner organization staff.
  • Lead and facilitate development of annual Climate Justice Committee annual work plan, monitor, execute with Committee, ensure progress and adapt as necessary.
  • Work with Climate Committee to create and implement long and short-term strategies for achieving climate goals.
  • Plan and facilitate monthly Climate Committee calls. Regularly communicate with Climate Committee members on program developments and activities.
  • Coordinate with staff at CEJA member and partner organizations to recruit and retain participants in CEJA activities.
  • Participate in coalitions, networks and events to advance Climate Committee goals.

Policy Analysis and Advocacy:

  • Lead the development of climate-related policy proposals, in coordination with Climate Committee members, Program Director, and other CEJA staff.
  • Advocate before the legislature, in coordination with Program Director and other CEJA staff.
  • Advocate before state agencies, including analyzing agency documents, drafting comment letters, and attending hearings and testifying on behalf of and with CEJA members.
  • Develop political strategies to achieve climate justice in statewide policy.
  • Develop, maintain and strengthen strategic partnerships with key allies and decision-makers.
  • Ensure research necessary to further Climate Committee goals is undertaken.
  • Develop fact sheets, briefings, reports and other written products to advance Climate Committee goals.

Additional program responsibilities:

  • Work with CEJA Communications Manager to develop and implement effective communication strategies to support Climate Justice program.
  • Represent CEJA in public forums.
  • Support CEJA development staff in grant reporting and funding proposals.

Organizational Responsibilities:

  • As necessary, participate in Steering Committee meetings to present and report on program progress.
  • Actively participate in program strategy, planning, tracking and reporting, and staff meetings.
  • Work with CEJA staff to provide timely reporting on program activities for funding purposes.
  • Actively participate in and support CEJA-wide events.
  • Foster an environment of trust and cooperation amongst staff, members and partners, and affiliate organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director

This position requires travel. Employee is expected to work in Sacramento and Oakland on an as-needed basis, and will make occasional trips to the offices of CEJA member and partner organizations throughout the state.

Qualifications and skills REQUIRED

  • Experience working on California climate policy
  • Demonstrated experience or understanding of environmental justice
  • Excellent analytical, writing/editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Demonstration of leadership and coordination skills, self-motivated; experience facilitating meetings.
  • Highly collaborative style and sincere commitment to work collaboratively with CEJA staff, committees, organizational community members, and supporters.
  • Relationship builder and people person.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point) and internet fluency.

Qualifications and Skills PREFERRED:

  • Deep commitment to Environmental, Social & Economic Justice, and CEJA’s mission.
  • Experience working on clean transportation policies in California.
  • Minimum of 3 years in Program Management.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in environmental and/or social justice nonprofit sector.
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills.

Starting Salary: Competitive, depending on experience.

BENEFITS:

EHC offers a competitive benefits package inclusive of:

  • Excellent Orientation Program
  • Vacation and Wellness (Sick) Leave
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Chiropractic Insurance
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Personal Development Opportunities

POSITION CLOSE DATE: Open Until Filled

APPLICATION SUBMISSION PROCESS: Please submit your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to jobs@caleja.org. In the subject line, put the words Climate Justice Manager, followed by a dash and your last name, first name. For example: Climate Justice Manager – Chavez, Cesar

EHC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE OF COLOR AND WOMEN TO APPLY
EHC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Finance & Administration Director


The California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) is a statewide, community-led alliance that works to achieve environmental justice by advancing policy solutions. Environmental Health Coalition (EHC), an environmental justice organization in the San Diego/Tijuana region, is a founding member of CEJA and CEJA’s fiscal sponsor. As fiscal sponsor since CEJA’s inception, EHC manages all of CEJA’s finances including grant management, receiving assets, incurring liabilities, bookkeeping, accounting, financial reporting and all human resources functions. CEJA plans to transition to an independent 501(c)(3) organization over the next 18-24 months. Both CEJA and EHC are committed to ensuring that this process is a positive and successful one that will ensure CEJA’s success for the foreseeable future.

In order to accomplish this important goal, EHC and CEJA have created a new position, the Finance & Administrative Director (FAD) that is a shared position (50/50) between EHC and CEJA. The FAD will play a significant role in managing the financial, administration and human resources programs necessary to CEJA’s success now and following the completion of the incorporation process. As part of the EHC team, the FAD will provide financial, administration and human resources management. As a part of the CEJA team, the FAD will lead CEJA’s transition to a 501(c)(3) organization, and ultimately manage CEJA’s Administrative functions at theconclusion of the incorporation process. The purpose of the shared strategy is to enhance fiscal sponsorship services provided to CEJA from EHC; ensure integration of financial and human resources systems and facilitate a smooth transition. The following provides a description of the responsibilities and projection of phased evolution of the position over the next 18 – 24 months.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide financial management services from EHC to CEJA including: budget development, accounts payable, bookkeeping, banking, payroll, donation processing, grants management and reporting
  • Develop organizational, program and proposal budgets
  • Process check requests and credit card purchases
  • Monitor and manage grant budgets via revenue allocation and reporting
  • Maintain CEJA grant files
  • Develop monthly actuals reports
  • Reconcile credit card statements
  • Prepare journal entries
  • Serve as the EHC liaison to CEJA related to financial management issues
  • Compile and provide data to EHC staff to ensure timely grant and budget reporting.
  • Support and advise CEJA, and coordinate with EHC, to create a plan and timeline for the c3 launch.
  • Supervise CEJA’s Operations Manager.page1image27982464
  • Provide human resources services from EHC to CEJA including candidate recruitment, hiring, onboarding, termination and support
  • Collaboratively review and optimize current operations systems, policies and procedures.
  • Work with EHC and CEJA staff to develop and comply with the provisions of the Spin Off agreement enabling EHC to relinquish its fiscal sponsorship responsibilities and CEJA to take them over. This will include transfer of all assets, liabilities, employees, grant and contract agreements, etc.
  • Assist in annual internal audit

REPORTING RELATION/LOCATION

The fiscal sponsor for the California Environmental Justice Alliance is the Environmental Health Coalition (EHC), a member of CEJA. The FAD will be an employee of EHC and will report to EHC’s Finance Director and CEJA’s Executive Director and will supervise any finance staff who may be subsequently hired. The FAD will divide their time between EHC’s National City office and CEJA’s offices in Huntington Park in Southeast Los Angeles County until the incorporation process is complete.

As determined and scheduled in conjunction with managers, the FAD’s work locations will be:

  • EHC’s office in National City, CA (within south San Diego county) for approximately two (2) days each week;
  • CEJA’s office in Huntington Park, CA (within southeast Los Angeles county) for approximately three days each week;

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree and formal financial training
  • 3+ years of experience in financial management for nonprofit organizations, including fund accounting, with demonstrated ability to perform daily financial functions with limited supervision
  • High proficiency in accounting software for non-profits and Microsoft Excel
  • Sound judgment in decision-making capabilities
  • Excellent management skills, with the ability to inspire, motivate, and hold staff accountable to high standards
  • Ability to develop, implement, and manage business systems and processes, including budget development
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including experience in effectively communicating financial concepts and key data to, and collaborating with, individuals with a wide range of financial backgrounds
  • Keen analytic, organizational and problem-solving skills that allow for strategic data interpretation
  • Extreme detail-orientation
  • Experience working in an environmental or social justice organization

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS PREFERRED

  • Deep commitment to Environmental, Social & Economic Justice, and EHC/CEJA’s mission.
  • Accounting degree or equivalent advanced degree
  • 5+ years of experience in financial management for nonprofit organizations, including fund accounting, with demonstrated ability to perform daily financial functions with limited supervision
  • Experience working with a coalition

SALARY RANGE: $77,000.00 TO $85,000.00

BENEFITS: EHC offers a competitive benefits package inclusive of:

  • Excellent Orientation Program
  • Vacation and Wellness (Sick) Leave
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Chiropractic Insurance
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Personal Development Opportunities

POSITION CLOSE DATE: Open Until Filled

RESUME SUBMISSION PROCESS: To apply for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to the Environmental Health Coalition at frontdesk@environmentalhealth.org. Please put CEJA-FD into the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

MISSION: Environmental Health Coalition is dedicated to achieving environmental and social justice. We believe that justice is accomplished by empowered communities acting together to make social change. We organize and advocate to protect public health and the environment threatened by toxic pollution. EHC supports broad efforts that create a just society and fosters a healthy and sustainable quality of life.

EHC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE OF COLOR AND WOMEN TO APPLY

EHC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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SOMAH Outreach & Curriculum Manager


GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION

This is a temporary, full-time position for almost one year (approx. 11 ½ months). The SOMAH Outreach & Curriculum Manager will lead the implementation of the landmark Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) Program, which allocates $1 billion for installation of rooftop solar on multifamily affordable housing in disadvantaged or low-income communities. This position will focus on creating an outreach curriculum, conducting educational outreach and recruitment, coordinating with allies within SOMAH, and ensuring compliance with program contractual obligations.

The SOMAH Outreach & Curriculum Manager will play a critical role in ensuring low-income tenants, including tenants who are monolingual in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese among other languages, in affordable rental housing in Los Angeles, Bay Area, & San Diego can access community solar. This position will support the CEJA Energy team and Communications team to successfully implement the SOMAH program. The position will lead and assist our CEJA members in creating a curriculum and coordinating the implementation of this program.

REPORTING RELATION/LOCATION

The fiscal sponsor for CEJA is the Environmental Health Coalition (EHC). The SOMAH Outreach & Curriculum Manager will be a temporary employee of EHC. This position will report to the CEJA Energy Equity Program Manager. This position will be housed in either Huntington Park, Oakland or Sacramento, with a preference in Huntington Park.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Marketing Education & Outreach (ME&O) Planning & Consultation
    • Provide input, feedback, and recommendations on the 2020 SOMAH ME&O plan and on ME&O materials created by the SOMAH Program Administrator (PA).
    • Develop a comprehensive ME&O plan to reach targeted communities, including the activities outlined below.
  • Materials Development
    • Lead the development of culturally and linguistically relevant curriculum to promote SOMAH to multifamily affordable housing residents and property owners.
    • Customize templated educational and marketing materials for the specific audiences SOMAH serves, namely tenants, property owners, and landlords of SOMAH-eligible buildings.
  • Marketing, Outreach & Education
    • Coordination of Community Based Organization (CBO) education and outreach activities:
      • Act as a liaison with the SOMAH PA for the CBO Subcontractor organizations and hold regular meetings (at least twelve (12) per year) with the four (4) representatives of SOMAH CBO Subcontractor organizations on SOMAH outreach to review plans and progress.
      • Consolidate CBO marketing metrics for reporting purposes.
    • Research and Feedback for Outreach and Marketing:Conduct research on how to reach SOMAH-eligible communities
      • Co-host two (2) to four (4) meetings annually with key community leaders who have expertise on community-based marketing.
      • Develop recommendations for ME&O strategies for use by the SOMAH PA and future CBO subcontractors.
      • Provide feedback on the effectiveness of SOMAH ME&O efforts by the SOMAH PA and CBO Subcontractors, and assist the SOMAH PA in its feedback collection efforts.
    • Workshops and Conferences
      • Host two (2) to four (4) train-the-trainer style educational meetings with CBOs on SOMAH for outreach and engagement.
    • Program Feedback
      • Provide written feedback to the SOMAH PA on barriers to participation identified by CBOs and other stakeholders and recommend program design improvements.
    • Other Tasks
      • Draft and submit narrative reports to be submitted with each invoice to the Program Administrator on the status of activities, effectiveness of activities in achieving purpose based on stated evaluation methods, and program feedback/learnings.
      • Prepare and submit invoices to Program Administrator.
      • Help develop, implement and participate in SOMAH outreach efforts and activities and coordinate the Alliance’s efforts.
      • Meet weekly and regularly coordinate with the SOMAH Director.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Commitment to environmental, social and economic justice
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point) and online systems like Google Docs and Box
  • Internet fluency; strong web research skills
  • Highly detail oriented and accountable
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently
  • Is able to travel in the state as needed
  • Ability to work flexible hours to respond to position needs
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstration of leadership and coordination skills: self-motivated, able to take direction and implement projects
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced work environment and take on additional tasks as needed to support CEJA’s overall mission
  • Must have strong people skills, be community-friendly and able to engage a broad spectrum of people representing various social, cultural and professional backgrounds.
  • Ability to contextualize complicated/technical data into clear and simple information for community members.
  • Cultural competence.
  • Excellent, detail-oriented project management skills.
  • Strong training or facilitation skills.
  • Public speaking/presentation experience.
  • Ability to facilitate and take part of consensus decision making process.
  • A valid driver’s license, driver’s insurance and access to a reliable vehicle.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS PREFERRED

  • B.A. in Policy, Environmental Science, Political Science, or related field.
  • 2 years of nonprofit experience.
  • Experience working with low-income housing providers.
  • Experience with meeting compliance requirements and generating or submitting compliance reports.
  • Experience working with grassroots campaigns or community organizing.
  • Experience creating community accessible curricula or popular education materials.

Starting Salary:  $55,000-63,000, depending on experience.

Benefits: CA Sick Leave. Temporary employees may accrue not more than 24 hours of CA Sick Leave in any given year.

Deadline and Start Date: Position will remain open until filled, with a start date as soon as possible.

Applications:  Email resume with cover letter to: jobs@caleja.org. In the subject line, put the words SOMAH Outreach & Curriculum Mgr followed by a dash and your last name, first name. For example:  SOMAH Outreach & Curriculum Mgr – Chavez, Cesar.  Please attach a Cover letter and Resume

EHC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE OF COLOR AND WOMEN TO APPLY

Environmental Health Coalition is committed to equal opportunity for all persons without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. EHC is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

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