We’re Hiring a Policy Advisor/Community Organizer

CRCJ is growing! We have a new position for which we are recruiting and encourage all to apply whose qualifications and experiences align with the job description.

Position: Policy Advisor/Community Organizer

Position Summary:

The Policy Advisor/Community Organizer for the CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs (CRCJ) is a full-time staff member who assists in the development and implementation of climate
justice-related policies and plays a significant role in organizing public support for CRCJ initiatives. The CRCJ Policy Advisor/Community Organizer works closely with the Policy Director and Executive Director to promote a just transition to a low-carbon economy through research, organizing, and advocating for policy change. Duties/responsibilities for the Policy
Advisor/Community Organizer include:

Policy, Advocacy & Organizing
● Work with the staff and board to develop public policy agendas and strategies for
advocating those agendas
● Perform research that supports CRCJ’s advocacy platform and initiatives
● Monitor state, regional, and municipal activities that relate to climate justice and a just transition and report to Policy Director and team on a timely basis
● Produce advocacy materials such as legislative tool kits, fact sheets, and public
● Engage with community stakeholders in Bridgeport and other municipalities to build support for Carbon Free & Healthy Schools and other initiatives as needed
● Cultivate relationships with organizational partners and community leaders to find shared interests with CRCJ’s policy and advocacy priorities
● Organize stakeholder listening sessions and other events for various CRCJ initiatives including Carbon Free & Healthy Schools

Other Duties/Responsibilities
● Work with the staff to provide a professional public presence for the organization, speaking at events and serving on official bodies, as appropriate
● Work with the staff to provide educational programming that deepens the understanding and commitment of affiliated groups and their members and engages new constituencies in the Roundtable’s work
● Participate in collaborative efforts among similar initiatives across the state, region, and country
● Assist with grant proposals and fundraising opportunities

Required Skills/Abilities

● A people person comfortable communicating and working with diverse audiences
● Bilingual preferred

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to synthesize and
explain complex information in an accessible manner
● Extremely proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and G Suite
● Excellent organizational skills, strong initiative, and attention to detail
● Enjoys working in a small team with an ‘all hands on deck’ attitude
● A commitment to addressing the historical and current impacts of racism, sexism and
other social injustices in building a diverse coalition

Education and Experience
● Bachelor’s degree in related field required
● Two years of experience in public policy, community organizing, or a related field
required (education and volunteer roles may be counted towards experience)
● Background knowledge on climate change, environment, and justice and equity issues, and an understanding of how these issues intersect
● Demonstrated experience working effectively and collaboratively with a wide range of people and organizations
● Values that align to our mission and platform

Salary Range: $45,000 – $55,000 depending on experience

To apply: Please send a cover letter that describes your interest in and qualifications for this position along with your resume, in one PDF document, to Michelle Eckman at [email protected].

The Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs is an antiracist organization committed to providing equal
opportunities to people regardless of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and
sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

Aisha K. Staggers
Author: Aisha K. Staggers

Provider of "proactive and strategic communications" with a solid background in print and digital journalism. Communications Director of Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs.