NYC Environmental Justice Alliance Seeks Energy Planner

Working under the supervision of the Executive Director and Associate Director of the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA), the Energy Planner will conduct energy-related outreach, policy advocacy, research, planning, and project management activities related to all aspects of the organization’s energy agenda and campaigns. The Energy Planner leads the REVitalize partnership focused on developing community co-owned renewable energy projects in environmental justice communities.

Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Project management of the REVitalize partnership;
  • Organize and facilitate bi-weekly calls with REVitalize partners, including agenda-setting, monthly progress reports, and development of work plans;
  • Maintain an open dialogue between NYC-EJA, the REVitalize partners, consultants, technical assistance providers, government representatives and other stakeholders.
  • Research on behalf of REVitalize partners related to their energy planning efforts;
  • Identify and coordinate technical assistance needs for REVitalize partners carrying out local energy projects and community-led planning processes

Other activities include:

  • Represent NYC-EJA in meetings throughout the City and State regarding energy planning, regulations, resiliency, policy, legislation, etc.;
  • Working with the Executive and Associate Directors on research support for NYC-EJA’s advocacy and organizing campaigns, including reports, policy papers, position statements, public comments, and other research documents, as required;
  • Supporting NYC-EJA member organizations to facilitate their engagement in campaigns and member meetings, including preparing materials for NYC-EJA member events, and;
  • Work with the Executive and Associate Directors in preparing fundraising applications, status reports, and other documents required for NYC-EJA’s development activities; and
  • Supporting other organizational and administrative priorities as may be required.


  • Masters/advanced degree in planning, environmental policy, sustainability management, urban affairs, or political science, plus 1 year organizing/advocacy experience; or BA, plus 3 years’ experience required
  • Knowledge of environmental justice/climate justice required
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills required (bilingual a plus)
  • NYC experience preferred
  • Ability to communicate complex information accessibly to diverse audiences
  • GIS mapping skills a plus
  • Must be a team player, yet able to work independently – sense of humor is a plus

About NYC-EJA:

Founded in 1991, the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 city-wide membership network linking grassroots organizations from low-income neighborhoods and communities of color in their struggle for environmental justice. NYC-EJA empowers its member organizations to advocate for improved environmental conditions and against inequitable environmental burdens by the coordination of campaigns designed to inform City and State policies. Through our efforts, member organizations coalesce around specific common issues that threaten the ability for low-income communities of color to thrive. (For more information on NYC-EJA, visit our website at www.NYC-EJA.org).

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master’s Degree Required
  • Professional


Health, dental, vision & 401k

Level of Language Proficiency

Excellent written & verbal communication skills required (bilingual a plus)

How to Apply



TO APPLY: Email a cover letter, resume/CV, and three (3) references to the Search Committee at careers@NYC-EJA.org. Please be sure to include “Energy Planner” in the subject line. Application deadline is May 20, 2019. Only applicants invited for an interview will receive a response.

NYC-EJA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Location:  Brooklyn, NY