Citizens for a Healthy Bay

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Citizens for a Healthy Bay Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 19, 2018
Full time
The purpose of CHB’s policy and technical program is to further sound science and public policy for the cleanup, protection and restoration of Commencement Bay, its surrounding waters and natural habitat. This position is key to advancing CHB’s mission. Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director, the Policy and Technical Project Manager will staff CHB’s Policy and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC), a volunteer group of advisors comprised of experts in biology, chemistry, oceanography, hydrogeology, environmental monitoring, sustainability and law. The Manager will develop and implement projects and campaigns, assist in developing tactics and work plans, coordinate with external partners, perform research and other analysis, and prepare presentations and grant applications. The Manager will interface with CHB’s diverse community partners in the policy and technical priority area and will be responsible for developing and sustaining partnerships with stakeholders, policy decision-makers and funders.   Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values for Citizens for a Healthy Bay. We welcome and value a diversity of people, experiences and perspectives. We embrace and actively encourage participation of people with differences in age, race, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, language, national origin, family or marital status, veteran status, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, religion and/or political affiliation.   The percentage of time for tasks for the Manager will be approximately:   65% Policy and technical program projects 25% Grant writing, management and reporting 10% Administrative and other tasks as assigned   Duties and Responsibilities:   The Manager will develop and manage the policy and technical program in alignment with CHB’s strategic plan and organizational needs, which requires the Manager to:   Lead and advance CHB’s policy campaigns, including conducting research and analysis, writing comment letters and policy reports, testifying at public meetings, preparing and delivering presentations and actively participating in key meetings Assist the PTAC chair in coordinating, facilitating and engaging PTAC, including organizing topics, creating agendas and recruiting guest speakers Maintain and advance policy and technical-related partnerships at the local, state and federal level Work to dismantle systems of oppression and increase the racial, cultural and socioeconomic diversity within CHB’s internal composition and external networks Represent CHB at community forums, events and initiatives Prepare grant proposals for CHB’s core programs Prepare program performance, financial reports, and grant reports associated with areas of responsibility and assist in producing newsletter articles, press releases and other written materials Contribute to CHB’s communications and fundraising efforts Recruit and supervise the work of interns as necessary Undertake special projects as requested by the Executive Director   Strengths and Qualifications   The following are a wish list for the ideal candidate – it is not necessary to have all to apply. Strong written and verbal communication skills and comfort with public speaking; ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences Exceptional writing, research and analytical skills Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines; strong organizational skills and attention to detail Strong background in and understanding of environmental sciences Ability to work independently and function well with a diverse team Experience with community advocacy, public policy and environmental science. Experience developing, executing, measuring and reporting success of advocacy campaigns Experience fundraising, including grant writing and management Ability to learn quickly, take initiative and exercise sound judgement in making decisions and completing projects Proven record of inclusive engagement; demonstrated competency working with diverse cultures; ability to build trust and create authentic relationships with a diverse range of people; ability to deal respectfully and constructively with people of divergent opinions   Compensation:   The Policy and Technical Project Manager is a full-time FLSA exempt position with a salary range of $40,000-$55,000 commensurate with experience. As a full-time employee, the Policy and Technical Project Manager is eligible for benefits described in the CHB Employee Handbook, including paid holidays, sick leave, and health and dental insurance.   To Apply:   If you are sincerely interested in the position, please email a cover letter stating your suitability for this position and resume demonstrating your qualifications to current CHB Policy and Technical Project Manager, Karen Gogins, at kgogins [at] healthybay.org or mail physical copies to the CHB office at 535 Dock Street, Suite 213, Tacoma, WA 98402 . Please include the position title in the email subject.   Review of applicants will be conducted on a rolling basis. As the position is open until filled, it is highly recommended to apply by February 12th . Please note: questions about the position via email or phone are unlikely to receive a timely response, if any.
Citizens for a Healthy Bay Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 19, 2017
Part time
Environmental Justice Project Coordinator - Citizens for a Healthy Bay (CHB) Half-time position, with possibility to become full-time The purpose of CHB's Environmental Justice program is to engage and empower communities disproportionately affected by pollution in the cleanup, protection and restoration of Commencement Bay, its surrounding waters and natural habitat. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Environmental Justice Project Coordinator will develop and implement projects and campaigns focused on building relationships with and mobilizing vulnerable communities. The Coordinator will perform targeted community outreach, recruit volunteers and advocates, and build partnerships with diverse community organizations. The Coordinator will also organize public events, deliver presentations, perform research and other analysis, and contribute to CHB's communications and fundraising efforts. Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values for Citizens for a Healthy Bay. We welcome and value a diversity of people, experiences and perspectives. We embrace and actively encourage participation of people with differences in age, race, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, language, national origin, family or marital status, veteran status, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, religion and/or political affiliation. The percentage of time for tasks for the Coordinator will be approximately: 70% Environmental justice program development and projects 20% Fundraising and grant management and reporting 10% Administrative and other tasks as assigned Duties and Responsibilities:  The Coordinator will develop and manage the environmental justice program in alignment with CHB's strategic plan and organizational needs, which requires the Coordinator: Conduct community outreach, presentations, events and workshops Establish and maintain individual and organizational relationships Educate and train community volunteers in ethical and effective activist representation, values and strategies Prepare program performance, financial reports, and grant reports associated with areas of responsibility and assist in producing newsletter articles, press releases and other written materials Recruit and supervise the work of interns as necessary Work to increase the racial, cultural and socioeconomic diversity within CHB’s internal composition and external networks Conduct internal equity audit and create action plan for CHB every two years Undertake special projects as requested by the Executive Director Strengths and Qualifications Strong written and verbal communication skills and comfort with public speaking; ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences Proven record of inclusive engagement; demonstrated competency working with diverse cultures; ability to build trust and create authentic relationships with a diverse range of people; ability to deal respectfully and constructively with people of divergent opinions Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines; strong organizational skills and attention to detail Experience developing, executing, and measuring and reporting success of community outreach plans Experience fundraising, including grant writing and management Ability to learn quickly, take initiative and exercise sound judgement in making decisions and completing projects Experience with community advocacy and organizing, and event planning Ability to work independently and function well with diverse team Familiarity with racial equity issues in Tacoma and Pierce County Fluency in multiple languages preferred Compensation: The Environmental Justice Project Coordinator is a half-time FLSA non-exempt position with a salary range of $15-$25/hour commensurate with experience. As a half-time employee, the Environmental Justice Project Coordinator is eligible for benefits described in the CHB Employee Handbook. This position may become a full-time position, contingent on funding. To Apply:  If you are sincerely interested in the position, please email a cover letter stating your suitability for this position and resume demonstrating your qualifications to CHB Policy and Technical Project Manager, Karen Gogins, at kgogins [at] healthybay.org or mail physical copies to the CHB office at 535 Dock Street, Suite 213, Tacoma, WA 98402 . Please include the position title in the email subject. Review of applicants will begin once funding is confirmed. As the position is open until filled, it is highly recommended to apply by November 1st . Please note: questions about the position via email or phone are unlikely to receive a timely response, if any.
Citizens for a Healthy Bay Tacoma, WA, United States
Aug 09, 2017
Intern
Organization Description: Citizens for a Healthy Bay (CHB) is a community-based organization that engages citizens in the cleanup, restoration and protection of Commencement Bay, surrounding waters and habitat. CHB works cooperatively with other nonprofits, local, state and federal government agencies, Indian tribes and private foundations in accomplishing its goals and objectives.   Responsible to: Policy and Technical Project Manager   This intern will work directly with our Policy and Technical Project Manager to develop and implement our environmental policy and advocacy program. This intern will also assist in public presentations and outreach events. This is an unpaid position .   Qualifications: We are looking for an intern with a strong writing skills, firm knowledge about local environmental issues and a proven interest in environmental policy. Applicant should be organized, reliable, professional and able to work independently. Experience with environmental studies and/or science, research and outreach is preferred, but not required. Strong writing, analytic and interpersonal skills are necessary – this individual should be comfortable with public speaking and interacting with diverse groups of people.   Time Commitment: Intern should be available at least 10-20 hours per week. Start and end dates are flexible, but ideally the intern would be able to start by September 1st.   Responsibilities:   Assist with development and implementation of policy program, including assisting with policy and technical research and analysis, writing memos and reports, preparing presentations, and performing funding research Assist with development of educational and outreach materials Represent CHB at various community events, sustainability fairs, volunteer fairs, etc. Manage schedule independently and communicate availability effectively with supervisor Undertake special studies and projects as requested by supervisor   This intern will gain experience in environmental policy, research, technical writing and community outreach. This position offers a dynamic and rewarding experience and will give a unique experience to the inner-workings of a successful environmental nonprofit.   We are deeply committed to enriching the environmental community by promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in our internship program. We welcome and value a diversity of people, experiences and perspectives. We embrace and actively encourage participation of people with differences in age, race, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, language, national origin, family or marital status, veteran status, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, religion and political affiliation.   To Apply: Please send your resume and a short writing sample (less than three pages) to Karen Gogins at kgogins@healthybay.org by August 24, 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.