Director of Environmental Equity and Justice
Status: Full-time Exempt
Reports to: Executive Director
Positions reporting to this position: One to start
Location: Tucson, LA, Oakland, DC, Portland, Raleigh, Other
The Center for Biological Diversity believes the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence of a vast diversity of wild animals, plants and people. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law, activism and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that humans, other species and all communities need to survive and thrive. We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.
The root causes of extinction, habitat destruction, pollution, climate change and ruthless wildlife exploitation are also the driving forces of systematic racism and the marginalization and exploitation of human communities. We believe white supremacy is incompatible with justice and ecological balance. We cannot secure one without the other; and will secure neither as long a racism prevails. The Center’s Environmental Equity and Justice Director will work with our conservation programs, other conservation groups, justice and environmental justice groups, the media, lawmakers and agencies to secure visionary new environmental justice laws and policies, integrate environmental justice into the Center’s on-the-ground conservation campaigns, and broadly promote the importance of integrating environmental and justice work.
Beginning with a staff of two, the Environmental Equity and Justice Program will focus on:
Environmental Equity and Justice Vision, Legislation and Policy:
Conservation and Communication Programs:
Requires some long, unpredictable work hours, including some weekends; fast-paced working style and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Some travel.
Compensation and Benefits:
Salary will be $80,000 to $110,000, commensurate with experience. Health care plan (including free optical and dental) is excellent. Generous 403(b) plan with employer contribution, paid time off, federal holidays, and paid sabbatical.
To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter expressing your interest, and references. Cover letters should express your understanding and experience in working within the landscape of the racial justice and economic justice movements and their intersection with conservation.
Black, Indigenous and People of Color strongly encouraged to apply.
This position is currently not accepting applications.
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