Formed in 2001, the Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC) is an alliance of culturally-specific community based organizations with representation from the following communities of color: African, African American, Asian, Latino, Middle Eastern and North African, Native American, Pacific Islander, and Slavic. The CCC supports a collective racial justice effort to improve outcomes for communities of color through policy analysis and advocacy, environmental justice, culturally-appropriate data and research, and leadership development in communities of color. To learn more, visit: https://www.coalitioncommunitiescolor.org/
In cooperation with CCC, Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) is partnering with a diverse group of organizations to develop an Oregon Climate Equity Project (Project) to help diversify the climate movement in the State of Oregon and strengthen BIPOC leadership in climate policy advocacy and development. The Project seeks to help achieve these goals through the work of Climate Corps Fellows placed with key nonprofit and public sector organizations throughout the State.
The Fellow will support the Environmental Justice team at CCC through a variety of projects and initiatives, including:
1) Supporting CCC’s work relating to energy justice, water justice, and the intersection of these areas with health equity;
2) Assisting with curriculum development, trainings, and/or webinars related to climate and environmental justice;
3) Building capacity within Black, Indigenous, and community of color (BIPOC) organizations and individuals to engage in climate and environmental justice issues, through outreach and education;
4) Translating technical information into broadly accessible language to help inform the community of relevant issues and potential impacts on BIPOC communities;
5) Other duties as assigned to support CCC's environmental justice work.
SEI requires all employees to be Vaccinated against COVID-19.
SEI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse communities we serve, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, older adults, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.