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We're hiring a Climate Justice Coordinator!

Position Summary

Maine Youth for Climate Justice (MYCJ) and Maine Climate Action Now (MCAN) frequently collaborate on intergenerational programming and initiatives. They are seeking a youth or young adult Coordinator who will help support both MYCJ’s and MCAN’s work in intentionally broadening their engagement of and work with frontline and marginalized communities, and groups that have been historically excluded from decision making roles within Maine’s climate movement. 

Position Description 

The Coordinator will help build and maintain authentic relationships with community members from marginalized backgrounds, including BIPOC, new Mainer, LGBTQ+, geographically isolated, low-income, people with disabilities, and systems-involved community members, in some combination. The Coordinator will act as a liaison for MYCJ and MCAN’s partner organizations and ensure that their communities are involved and represented in the work towards climate justice. 

 

Other aspects of this work could include:

  • creating and holding spaces for folks from a variety of backgrounds to connect 

  • working with other team members to decolonize organizing structures

  • contribute to the creation of an accessible climate justice curriculum 

  • support organizational onboarding and orientation processes 

  • working with MYCJ and MCAN’s communications teams to highlight messaging that is inclusive of how the climate crisis is affecting marginalized communities

  • and intentionally involving marginalized communities and intersectional values when organizing events 

 

We strongly encourage and value applications from youth who are members of the communities we aim to engage in this work. Both students, and youth or young adults who are not students, are encouraged to apply. 

 

Qualifications 

  • A strong commitment to social and climate justice and youth-led social change is required. This includes an understanding of the concepts of institutional, structural, and environmental racism and bias and their impact on underrepresented communities.

  • Experience with facilitating and training. 

  • Strong communication and relationship development skills. 

  • Experience working with diverse populations, including BIPOC, new Mainer, LGBTQ+, geographically isolated, low-income, people with disabilities, and systems involved community members, in some combination. 

  • Work will be remote with occasional travel throughout Maine. Use of, or willingness to be trained in, email, Slack and Zoom, will be needed for organizing and connecting. The Coordinator is welcome to use their own computer or tablet, or we can connect you with what you need.

 

Statistics show that LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, women, as well as other marginalized groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. If this position excites you, we encourage you to apply. We value our team members’ lived experiences and will happily consider relevant personal experiences in place of technical requirements. Please reach out to our team if you want to discuss how your experiences match this position’s expectations.

 

Time Commitment, Compensation, & Benefits

We foresee this position beginning in October 2022 and the Coordinator working up to 15 hours a week at $22/hr. Days and hours are flexible, with some evening and occasional weekend hours expected. The Coordinator will begin this position as an Independent Contractor, transitioning into an employee in 2023. This position will be eligible for paid vacation, personal/sick time off, and Federal Holidays. 

 

Application

Please fill out this google form and upload a resume or another medium (video, recording, etc) highlighting your relevant experience by 11:59pm on Sunday October 2nd. Reach out to maineclimateaction@gmail.com or info@mycj.org with any questions.