National Organizing ManagerWest Harlem Environmental Action a/k/a WE ACT for Environmental Justice Website
WE ACT seeks a National Organizing Manager with a demonstrated passion for justice and equity issues for our Federal Policy Office. This individual reports to the National Organizing Director and will develop and execute impactful and comprehensive advocacy and government affairs campaigns,
including but not limited to through the Environmental Justice Leadership Forum (EJ Forum), an alliance of more than 50 environmental justice organizations based in 22 states, which WE ACT convenes. The EJ Forum was initiated in 2008 in response to the emerging concerns around possible mitigation strategies and regulations that were being presented as options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These strategies and regulations had the potential to amplify the disproportionate environmental burden on communities of color and or low-income people.
By leveraging relationships with WE ACT’s local members, as well as state and national coalitions and partners, the manager will elevate the most pressing issues to develop and drive the adoption of model EJ policy at the national level in order to remediate, redress and prevent environmental racism. The manager will help to build out the EJ Forum, supporting alignment on and support of a coordinated national agenda. The manager also plays a role in helping to build the capacity of EJ organizations by overseeing a regranting function and providing training around policy, advocacy, communications and/or fundraising to EJ organizations across the country.