Program Manager and Climate Justice Advocate, Anthropocene Alliance

Program Manager and Climate Justice Advocate, Anthropocene Alliance

Program Manager andClimate Justice Advocate
We are seeking a collegegraduate with 3-5 years’ relevant work experience, who cares deeply about thepeople we work with, is organized and capable, and is an excellent writer. Thisis a non-office based position with most of the work done virtually.

Salary, $55,000. We don’t have the funding to providebenefits at this time.

Anthropocene Alliance (Aa) is a Florida-basednonprofit that builds grassroots coalitions in communities impacted by climatechange and environmental abuse. We provide support and trainingto community leaders, and connect them to the government agencies,nonprofit programs and pro bono professionals that can help them. We helpthem rally, protest and organize to stop flooding, mitigate global warming andend environmental injustice.

Our core initiative, HigherGround, is the largest flood survivor network in the country. Thenetwork is composed of 53 chapters from 20 states plus Puerto Rico, serving atotal of 500,000 flood survivors and their neighbors. We support everyone wecan, but our special priority is low-income people, Black, Latino, NativeAmerican and other underserved communities.

Our results areimpressive. Higher Groundchapters are planning and instituting neighborhood-level green infrastructure;working to halt the destruction of wetlands and forests through planningappeals and lawsuits; coordinating discussions on home buyouts and managedretreat; running educational and training programs; and lobbying U.S.legislators. With their large volunteernetworks and ability to tell their stories to national and even internationalaudiences, Higher Ground leaders have brought visibility to frontlinecommunities. Within the last 12 months, they have received more than 100 media mentions. Their struggles andsuccesses have been reported by the BBC, The Guardian, The New York Times,MSNBC, Bloomberg News, and US News and World Report.

We are seeking someone to workclosely with the Executive Director to run the day to day operations of Higher Ground and tohelp her implement Aa’s programs and initiatives. The position will involve:

A.    Expandingour cadre of leaders from frontline communities.
B.   Increasing the number of leaders matched withpro bono scientists, legal experts, planners and other experts.
C.   Coordinating multi-citycampaigns that contest development in flood prone areas.
D.   Coordinating ourmonthly National Leaders Forum meetings that provide peer-to-peer learning andtraining for our leaders.
E.     Distributingand managing our mini-grant program aimed at helping leaders cover organizingcosts associated with food, travel, and administration.
F.    Writing reports andnewsletters, and helping coordinate our social media presence.
G.   Providingadministrative support such as compiling metrics, and chapter and membershiplists
H.   Presenting at and attendingconferences and meetings with our partners and coalition members.

The ideal applicant:

  • Is empathetic and supportive to residents andcommunity leaders impacted by flooding, and willing to listen to their storiesand concerns
  • Is flexible, willing to work odd hours inresponse to residents’ needs, and to attend meetings and conferences
  • Is an excellent writer, highly organized andgets things done
  • Has a BA, MA or MS degree or equivalent and 2-5years’ relevant work experience
  • Has existing relationships and experience working with grassroots organizations led by Black, Indigenous, and other people of color.
  • Has at least some fluency in Spanish

To apply, email Harriet@AnthropoceneAlliance.orgwith your resume and cover letter.

Harriet Festing
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Anthropocene Alliance