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CORNEL UNIVERSITY ILR SCHOOL HAS A JOB OPENING FOR AN EXTERNAL ASSOCIATE

Labor Leading on Climate Training and Education Associate – Worker Institute

Position is located in New York, NY, within the ILR School located at 570 Lexington Ave, working remotely until location reopens.

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University has an immediate opening for an Extension Associate – Training and Education Associate within the Worker Institute of the Extension/Outreach Division of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. The Extension Associate is responsible for extension programming and administration within one or more thematic areas. The Extension Associate is responsible for developing and delivering programs and services that are closely aligned with the strategic mission and core values of the ILR School, and for monitoring quality, impact, and outcomes of education, training, technical assistance, consulting and research activities of the program. The Extension Associate will participate with other academic staff in setting thematic area goals and will annually set individual programmatic and budgetary goals. This position reports to the Labor Leading on Climate Director.

Extension Associate is a non-tenure track, academic term position with a one-year appointment. The position may be reappointed based on available funding and work with recommendations by the appropriate Executive Director, Academic Director and Associate Dean.

Project Related Emphasis: This position is responsible for updating and developing new educational programs for unions on climate change, climate protection, and the clean energy economy with the goal of helping unions develop a positive, proactive labor- and equity-based approach to addressing the climate crisis, and for monitoring quality, impact, and outcomes of these education and training activities. The ideal candidate will serve as part of the core faculty team of the Worker Institute’s Labor Leading on Climate initiative, working at the nexus of labor, employment, climate and clean energy issues.

More information about the ILR School can be obtained at our web site, http://www.ilr.cornell.edu and the Worker Institute at https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/worker-institute

Required Qualifications:

• Master’s Degree in public policy, environmental studies, labor studies, or a related field.

• Significant experience in curriculum development and training facilitation for adult learners, particularly popular education methodologies for training around power analysis, labor rights, gender and racial equity and social justice concepts and practices

• Minimum three to five years forming strategic partnerships with unions, worker advocacy organizations and other allies to develop relevant content and curricula and evaluate learning activities.

• Strong presentation and written communication skills for unions and other audiences.

• Comfort and flexibility with working on several projects simultaneously.

• Deep familiarity with labor unions, worker organizations, and the social justice movement; familiarity with climate change.

• Strong commitment to racial, economic, social and climate justice and movement building.

• Ability to work independently and collectively within a team, and strong interpersonal communication skills.

• Experience working with diverse groups, and building a strong rapport with facilitation team and participants; demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications: • Experience contributing to financial integrity of programs through seeking/securing external funding sources – contracts, grants, etc.

This is a full-time non-tenure track academic benefits eligible one-year term opportunity based at the ILR NYC Extension office located at 570 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022, working remotely until location reopens.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Interested parties should submit a vita and letter of application describing qualifications and research agenda, and teaching experience. Application materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16707

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

 

Director, Student Support Services, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally-funded TRIO grant program and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The mission of the SSS Program is to provide comprehensive academic support services that increase the retention and graduation rates of eligible undergraduate participants by fostering academic success in a supportive educational and holistic advising environment at the University at Buffalo. The SSS Program at UB serves a minimum of 275 participants.

The Principal Education Specialist (Director) of Student Support Services (SSS) will provide direct oversight and supervision of all activities and collaborative efforts in accordance with the established goals and objective of the approved grant project. The Principal Education Specialist will implement student recruitment, application and selections procedures for the SSS project. This individual will be responsible for training staff and other stakeholders pursuant to all federal regulations, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars, Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval (EDGAR) System, college policy and procedures. The Principal education specialist will plan and monitor the budget in accordance with program goals and generate financial reports and statements. The Principal Education Specialist will also oversee the recordkeeping system that facilities program planning, development, execution, and evaluation. This addition, this individual will supervise and evaluate all SSS staff.

The University at Buffalo (UB) invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Principal Education Specialist within Student Support Services (SSS). As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications

  • The Director must have a Master’s degree in in higher education, student affairs, student personnel administration or counseling.
  • The Director should have at least six years of experience working directly with undergraduates, particularly lower-income, first-generation college students and/or college students with disabilities.
  • The Director should have at least three years of experience with budget development and monitoring, professional staff supervision, and program administration and assessment.
  • The Director must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, in addition to facility using computer applications.
  • The Director should demonstrate the ability to develop productive working relationships with faculty, campus officials, staff, community members, and students.
  • The Director should demonstrate knowledge of and sensitivity to undergraduates from diverse cultural, economic, and academic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in higher education, student affairs, student personnel administration or counseling is highly preferred with two or more years working in a college or university setting.
  • Demonstrated skills in designing programs designed to enhance the quality of the academic and personal lives of low-income, first-generation and disabled students.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist student in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Knowledge of postsecondary school application, admission, transfer policies, and financial assistance processes.
  • Experience with successful grant writing.
    Excellent interpersonal skills, communication (written and verbal), planning, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships. A positive and professional demeanor is a must.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook. A strong working knowledge of database software.

Salary Range

$62,000

Work Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Evening and weekend as needed to meet professional obligation.

 

LEARN MORE OR APPLY HERE

Policy and Civic Engagement Coordinator, Community Voices Heard (CVH), New York City

Community Voices Heard (CVH) is a member-led multi-racial organization, principally women of color and low-income families in New York State that builds power to secure racial, social, and economic justice for all.  Founded in 1994 by welfare recipients in New York City working to fight unjust welfare policies, we have since expanded our organization to include working on multiple issues throughout New York State. Our core organizing issues include fighting for a just social safety net, good jobs and access to them, truly affordable housing, sustainable and resilient communities, immigration reform and a participatory democracy.

For more information please check out our web page at: www.cvhaction.org.

BACKGROUND ON POSITION:

Community Voices Heard is seeking a Policy and Civic Engagement Coordinator to help advance our justice organizing in low-income communities in New York City, Westchester, Dutchess, Orange and Rockland counties.  The organization is seeking someone to join the leadership/ management team of the organization and help to bring our work to the next level.  After undergoing dramatic expansion over the past year (in terms of locations, membership and issues), the organization is now positioned to have an even greater impact on a broader range of policies at the local, state, and federal levels.

CVH seeks an individual interested in bringing technical skills and expertise to the grassroots – someone wanting to support the development of policy from the ground up and anxious to fuse one’s policy/ research work with ongoing direct-action organizing campaigns.  This is an ideal position for individuals with experience or interest in action-oriented and participatory research methodologies.

Policy and civic-engagement work will be oriented around our current organizational policy priority areas, and working within CVH’s sister 501(c)(4) organization Community Voices Heard Power to help ensure that prospective endorsed candidates align with our values and will advance the organizations campaigns.

The position provides a unique opportunity to engage multiple strategies for assisting in moving campaigns forward:

  • Develop Policy Proposals: craft proposals for local policies and programs that support the advancement CVH’s campaigns in low-income communities.
  • Support Campaigns: work with community members and organizational staff to develop and implement campaign strategy to win policy proposals at city and state levels.
  • Provide Training to Community Members: develop and conduct trainings for community leaders on policy issues and processes.
  • Advocate for Change: participate in meetings with elected officials and governmental committees, and help prepare community members to do the same, to promote organizational policy proposals.
  • Work in Coalition: facilitate meetings with allies and additional stakeholders in order to advance progressive policies and programs in line with CVH’s campaign goals.

Qualifications:

Prospective candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Vision and a commitment to unapologetically building power for low income communities of color.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Familiarity with a relational organizing model.
  • The capacity to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Graduate degree in public policy / administration, urban planning, social work, or relevant field is desired.  College-level coursework in social sciences is a minimum requirement.
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative research and analysis, including facility with data analysis software, is preferred.  Research design and project management experience is a plus.  Previous exposure to action-oriented participatory research methodologies is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in more than one language is desired but not required.

COMPENSATION:

Salary commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits including vacation days, personal days, holidays, medical/ dental/vision healthcare coverage, and 403(b) plan.

HOW TO APPLY & TIMELINE:

Please email a resume, writing sample, names of three references and a cover letter detailing your interest in this position and the organization to: jobs@cvhaction.org with “Policy and Civic Engagement Coordinator” in the subject line.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CVH strongly encourages people of color, women, and LGBTQ individuals to apply. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.  Preference will be given to applicants who submit materials by September 30th.

Program Manager, Emerald Cities, Los Angeles, CA

APPLY HERE

Job Type: Full-time

Please forward resume to: Emerald Cities Collaborative

Attn: Office Manager

1140 Connecticut Ave., Suite 900B

Washington, D.C. 20036

Due Date: August 14, 2020

Organizational Background

The Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) is a national non-profit organization comprised of labor unions, community organizations, social justice advocates, development intermediaries, research and technical assistance providers, and socially responsible businesses. ECC partners are united around the goal of building high road – sustainable, just and inclusive – regional economies. The Collaborative envisions a future in which American cities are the greenest and most equitable in the world, leading the way to head off global climate change while creating a vital new economic sector with low-income and communities of color as central actors and beneficiaries in this new economy. Visit our website for more information: http://www.emeraldcities.org/

EC-Los Angeles

EC-Los Angeles works to ensure that southern California implements equity-focused sustainable development projects by connecting residents and businesses from disadvantaged communities to jobs and contract opportunities in energy efficiency, renewable energy and green infrastructure. Specifically, EC-LA is the workforce education and training implementer for the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalRen), a network of over 100 government agencies. SoCal Ren is organized to provide project development, financing and workforce services to government agencies to help meet California’s energy efficiency goals. The three major programs include: 1) e-Contractor Academy a series of workshops and coaching services for minority, women and disadvantaged contractors in green building skills, 2) ACES – a high school program that provides high school and college credits and industry skills certificates in energy-related fields; and 3) the Green Pathway Career Program, a workforce training program for Transition Age (emancipated foster) youth in energy efficiency careers. ECC is also developing a high school-college career program in clean water infrastructure.

Position Description:

The Program Associate is a mid-level position at Emerald Cities Collaborative with primary responsibility for managing SoCalRen Green Pathway Career (GPC) program in San Gabriel Valley, but will also support other aforementioned REN programs as needed. The candidate will report directly to the EC-LA Program Director but is part of both the larger SoCalRen program team and the ECC family.

The Green Path Career (GPC) Program provides Transition Age Youth (TAY) access to the emerging Energy Efficiency (EE) sector by offering education, training and work experience in the field. This initiative is made possible through collaboration between the SoCalREN, San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG), Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), and Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services. The program is designed to eliminate the barriers TAY face while navigating the EE sector, providing TAY the opportunity for training in Building Performance Institute (BPI) certifications to emerge successful by providing the resources and support needed to begin their EE career.

The program is designed to address the barriers TAY face when aging out of the Foster Care system and moving into the growing workforce. The program aims to assist TAY youth by eliminating the barriers of the EE workforce sector, this is done by providing certification training, supportive services, and the coaching needed to enter the workforce.

The Green Pathway Career program provides a multi-step approach that assists a participant in entering the Energy Efficiency workforce from the initial recruitment phase to becoming Job/Career Ready.

Duties and Responsibilities
Program Administration/Management
· Build, staff and manage GPC workforce multi-stakeholder partnerships to train and support participants;
· Scheduling, staffing, and maintaining basic documents such as agendas and minutes for GPC meetings and working groups;
· Working with REN contract managers to assure compliance with their requirements
· Staffing partnership meetings
· Assist with monthly and quarterly reporting
· Track and monitor the enrollment, training and placement of participants
· Prepare reports that provide demographic profile of participating youth, number of enrolled participants, employers, and job placements.
· Help develop collateral materials for program initiatives, and update data reports and program website content
· Participate in regular REN and ECC team meetings
Training and Placement
· Assist with marketing and outreach to transitional aged foster youth and identify students interested in participating in the GPC Program;
· Develop training partnerships and work with trainers to ensure program and participant success;
· Develop on-the-job training opportunities with REN partner organizations and contractors;
· Conduct training workshops regarding resume building, interview preparations and job search assistance.
Other miscellaneous duties as assigned
Qualifications:
· Bachelor of Arts/Science with 3-5 years’ experience; and master’s degree preferred;
· Associate Degree acceptable with 5-7 years of related professional experience;
· Prior program management experience in the field of workforce development; education and training;
· Experience and passion working with disadvantaged youth;
· Detail oriented with proven administrative/management skills
· Communicate effectively – verbally and in written form
· Ability to work under pressure and to multi-task – organize and track multiple contractor trainings, campus schedules, enrollment procedures, and student achievement.
· Takes initiative and ability to work independently
· Act judiciously under pressure and adhere to established protocols and procedures at all times.
· Use the Microsoft Office software to perform presentations, tracking, desktop publishing, and other professional software

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience.

Emerald Cities Collaborative is an equal opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen based on ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $0.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

COVID-19 considerations:
We are all working remotely from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Required)

Company’s website:

  • www.emeraldcities.org

Company’s Facebook page:

  • https://www.facebook.com/emeraldcitiescollab

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

Program Coordinator, Emerald Cities, Los Angeles, CA

APPLY HERE

Job Type: Full-time

Please forward resume to: Emerald Cities Collaborative

Attn: Office Manager

1140 Connecticut Ave., Suite 900B

Washington, D.C. 20036

Due Date: August 14, 2020

Organizational Background

The Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) is a national non-profit organization comprised of labor unions, community organizations, social justice advocates, development intermediaries, research and technical assistance providers, and socially responsible businesses. ECC partners are united around the goal of building high road – sustainable, just and inclusive – regional economies. The Collaborative envisions a future in which American cities are the greenest and most equitable in the world, leading the way to head off global climate change while creating a vital new economic sector with low-income and communities of color as central actors and beneficiaries in this new economy. Visit our website for more information[1] : http://www.emeraldcities.org/

EC-Los Angeles

EC-Los Angeles works to ensure that southern California implements equity-focused sustainable development projects by connecting residents and businesses from disadvantaged communities to jobs and contract opportunities in energy efficiency, renewable energy and green infrastructure. Specifically, EC-LA is the workforce education and training implementer for the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN), a network of over 100 government agencies. SoCalREN is organized to provide project development, financing and workforce services to government agencies to help meet California’s energy efficiency goals. The three major programs include: 1) E-Contractor – an academy, a series of workshops and coaching services for minority, women and disadvantaged contractors in green building skills, 2) ACES – a high school program that provides high school and college credits and industry skills certificates in energy-related fields; and 3) GPC – workforce training program for emancipated foster and homeless individuals in energy efficiency. ECC is also developing a high school-college program in clean water.

Position Description:

The Program Coordinator is an entry-level position at Emerald Cities Collaborative for a hard working and ambitious professional to provide administrative and program support for EC-Los Angeles’ program initiatives. The candidate will report directly to the EC-LA Program Director but is part of the larger SoCalREN program team. The Program Coordinator will provide administrative and management support for REN’s E-Contractor, ACES and GPC program. This includes marketing and outreach, intake, coordinating training programs, support and tracking training participants support and program reporting. The candidate must be comfortable working with different stakeholders including high school students, parent and administrators, small contractors, and government officials. Job success entails effective program administration that increases jobs and business opportunities for disadvantaged residents and contractors in the clean energy economy. Sample activities includes developing and participating in small, minority contractors outreach events; conducting youth and local worker outreach; and coordinating community college, high school and community partner resources to support the ongoing implementation of the ACES Engineering Pathway Program; conducting outreach for the new energy efficiency training targeted to transitional foster youth for the GPC program. The candidate will have professional growth opportunities and will gain knowledge in sustainable development, energy efficiency, workforce and small business development.) manage the notification, registration and materials distribution for ECC events, training seminars, and conference participation; develop collateral materials for program initiatives, and update fact sheets, data reports, and program website content.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Emerald Cities Collaborative

· Participate in national team meetings

· Collaborate and knowledge sharing with other Emerald Cities chapters

SoCalREN

· Scheduling, staffing, and maintaining basic documents such as agendas and minutes for SoCalREN meetings and working groups;

· Working with REN contract managers to assure compliance with their requirements

· Staffing EC-LA consultant team meetings

· Assist with monthly and quarterly reporting

E-Contractor Academy

· Identify and develop an extensive inventory of licensed contractors.

· Conduct contractor outreach at industry forums, pre-bid meetings, and resource fairs.

· Provide administrative/program support (E-Contractor Academy).

· Assist with staging/advertising E-Contractor training program

· Prepare Craft Employee Request Forms with required local worker hiring zip codes for EEPMA projects and track contractor submittals per project.

· Track and prepare reports that provide the demographic profile of SoCalREN participating contractors, including race/gender, LMI data indicators, licenses, business certifications, and contract awards.

· Manage the notification, registration and materials distribution for ECC events, training seminars, and conference participation.

ACES (Architecture, Construction, Engineering Students) Pathway Program

· Conduct outreach to high school students, and coordinate with faculty and staff to identify students interested in participating in the ACES Engineering Pathway Program;

· Conduct outreach to potential employers to identify internship opportunities that will provide students with an opportunity to engage and learn about careers in the design and construction industry.

· Identify workforce development organizations to provide ACES students and local workers with resources to address barriers to access and participation, unique skills-building workshops and training (i.e., interview skills, time management, pre-apprenticeship training) to maximize employability and successful internship completion.

· Establish a network of workforce development or training collaborators that serve youth and provide specialized services for emancipated foster care youth attending local high schools.

· Place students in public and private sector internships, while establishing employer relationships for continued communication, evaluation and internship placements.

· Track and monitor the enrollment, training, and placement of students, and establish employer and student evaluation processes. Determine feasibility of internship site visits for ongoing student support and employer satisfaction.

· Prepare reports that provide the demographic profile of participating students, number of enrolled students, employers, number of available internships, number of internship placements, and number of completed internships.

· Conduct presentations at high schools, community colleges and for community resource partners.

· Help develop collateral materials for program initiatives, and update fact sheets, data reports, and program website content.

· Help develop strategies to increase access and internship placement opportunities through strong industry partnerships

· Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

· Bachelor of Arts/Science with 2-3 years experience;

· Associate Degree acceptable with 5-7 years of related professional experience

· Detail oriented with proven administrative/management skills

· Communicate effectively – verbally and in written form

· Ability to work under pressure and to multi-task – organize and track multiple contractor trainings, campus schedules, enrollment procedures, and student achievement.

· Takes initiative and ability to work independently

· Act judiciously under pressure and adhere to established protocols and procedures at all times.

· Use the Microsoft Office software to perform presentations, tracking, desktop publishing, and other professional software

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience.

Emerald Cities Collaborative is an equal opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen based on ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $0.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

COVID-19 considerations:
We are all working remotely from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education:

  • Associate (Preferred)

Required travel:

  • 25% (Preferred)

This Job Is:

  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply

Company’s website:

  • www.emeraldcities.org

Company’s Facebook page:

  • https://www.facebook.com/emeraldcitiescollab

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

Chief Strategy Officer, Emerald Cities Collaborative, Washington, DC

Emerald Cities Collaborative Background

The Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) is a national non-profit organization comprised of community, labor, business, sustainable development and policy organizations united around the goal of building high road – sustainable, just and inclusive – regional economies. In essence, ECC works at the intersection of environment, economic and equity with a commitment to just and democratic practices. Our multi-stakeholder collaboratives design and implement climate resilient economies in which Black, Indigenous, Communities of Color (BIPOC) and other climate impacted communities are central actors and beneficiaries. In addition to operating local programs in a half dozen metro regions, ECC provides technical assistance on justice-centered policies and programs for numerous government and private sector sustainability programs.

ECC works on greening all areas of the built environment with major focus on energy efficiency/clean energy, sustainable food economies and green infrastructure development. Our core programs include: 1) community and multi-stakeholder engagement and capacity building, 2) RENEW – energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for multi-family affordable housing developments; 3) economic Inclusion policies and programs, including education and training programs in green building technologies for disadvantaged workers and contractors; and 4) Anchors in Resilient Communities (ARC) and other public and private procurement strategies to build community climate resilience. Visit our website for more information: http://www.emeraldcities.org/

Overview of Position

The chief strategy officer (CSO) is a senior level management position based in, but not limited to, any of ECC’s local sites/markets[1] but with responsibilities overseeing and developing high road initiatives across the country. The CSO reports directly to the President/CEO but works within a collegial, non-hierarchical organizational environment.

This new position directs a diverse portfolio. The core responsibility, however, involves identifying and implementing strategies to take ECC’s high road mission to scale through expanding existing programs and establishing new ones. Success entails effectively transitioning the organization from its start-up phase into its highly dynamic and exciting new growth phase.

The CSO works with multiple stakeholders to accelerate the broad adoption of equity and inclusion in sustainability policies and programs. The goal is to promote a values-based (high road) approach to clean infrastructure investments that involve and benefit communities most impacted by a legacy of environmental racism and economic and social inequities.

The breadth of responsibilities include accelerating model high road climate policies and programs through capacity building, technical assistance and strategy development that facilitate: 1) multi-stakeholder engagement in planning and implementation, 2) union and livable wage jobs; 3) diversity and inclusion in jobs and business opportunities; 4) public and private sector procurement strategies to scale the impact on community health, wealth and climate resilience in low-income communities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Chief Strategy Officer is responsible for a broad portfolio. The candidate will work with ECC’s president and senior staff to refine, manage and expand ECC’s programs and initiatives. The range of duties include:

Strategic planning

  • Support and build trusting relationships within the broader environmental/climate, economic development and social justice eco-system to identify and advance justice-centered collaborative efforts;
  • Provide thought leadership and senior management support on overall organizational direction;
  • Lead review and formulation of business strategies that align with ECC’s mission and values;
  • Champion use the of strategic tools and management systems;
  • Support ECC’s strategic communication goals, including conference attendance, presentations, blogging;

Program development and management

  • Assist local sites develop and implement sound annual program plans and annual budgets;
  • Assist local directors with program and market development;
  • Promote cross-site learning and exposure;
  • Continuous enhancement of ECC’s existing programs and services, including model policies and programs;
  • Define frameworks for performance evaluation;
  • Measure and track performance;

Growth & Diversification

  • Identify and pursue new market opportunities and revenue for organizational growth;
  • Develop initiatives/programs/products and services that can be implemented and marketed;
  • Design & incubate new ventures, pilots; and
  • Proposal and fund development.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate is a mission driven social entrepreneur and solidly rooted in environmental/climate and economic justice. Both visionary and task-oriented, the candidate must demonstrate experience in building and managing organizations and/or programs. Direct experience in such technical areas as clean energy, community/cooperative development, and/or construction is a plus. Other desired qualifications include:

Academic/Professional:

  • BA required; masters preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience
  • 3 years leadership experience/senior level management
  • Proven track record in designing and implementing large scale programs/initiatives
  • Strong writing and verbal communication and analytical skills
  • Business acumen—quick to grasp underlying revenue, cost and profit drivers

Technical Skills:

  • Experience in consulting, business or program development, strategic planning
  • Functional experience (research, marketing, product development)
  • Desired technical skills include climate, clean energy, construction, community/coop development.

Personal Qualities:

  • Systems/strategic thinker
  • Sound judgement based on a combination of observation, analysis and experience
  • Success in working with multiple constituencies – labor, community, industry and government
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work as a self-starting member of a team.
  • Ability to multi-task – organized and flexible.
  • Commitment to the goal of advancing equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to travel.

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter.

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience.

EMERALD CITIES COLLABORATIVE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND ENCOURAGES MINORITIES TO APPLY. PERSONNEL ARE CHOSEN BASED ON ABILITY WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY, MARITIAL STATUS OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL AND STATE LAW.

[1] Los Angeles, San Francisco/Oakland, Seattle/Portland, Boston, Washington, DC

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $0.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

COVID-19 considerations:
Everyone is currently working remotely from home.

Experience:

  • Professional: 5 years (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Required)

This Job Is:

  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply

Company’s website:

  • www.emeraldcities.org

Company’s Facebook page:

  • https://www.facebook.com/emeraldcitiescollab

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19