Environmental Justice Project Coordinator

  • Citizens for a Healthy Bay
  • Tacoma, WA, United States
  • Oct 19, 2017
Part time Event Planning Public Health Bilingual Equity Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

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


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.


Social Service, Project Management, Program Management, Event Planning-Coordination, Environmental Protection-Conservation



The Environmental Justice Project Coordinator is a half-time FLSA non-exempt position with a salary range of $15-$25/hour commensurate with experience.

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