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Program Manager, Environmental Health and Justice (EHJ)

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

Manages Liberty Hill's emPOWER Campaign to support community-based organizations to conduct outreach in disadvantaged communities to increase awareness of energy efficiency, renewable and EV incentive programs. Position provides assistance and administrative support to other Environmental Health and Justice (EHJ) programs. Responsibilities will include ensuring the long-term viability of the campaign, overseeing deliverables, designing training programs, workshop and event facilitation, and communication and coordination of activities with public agencies and environmental, environmental justice and community advocates including statewide, regional and local coalitions, local grassroots community-based organizations and environmental issue-based organizations.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Primary areas of responsibility and tasks that may typically be assigned include but are not limited to:

emPOWER REGIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAM
  • Trains and supports Community-Based Organizations' (CBOs) staff on current resources available to low-income households, campaign messaging, and reporting requirements.
  • Proactively communicates with subcontractors to manage timelines and streamline workflow.
  • Manages communication between outreach organizations and vendors, to maximize influence of local knowledge and community-based input.
  • Develops and monitors project plans, budgets and deliverables in collaboration with the EHJ and Finance team.
  • Works closely with primary funders to manage expectations and meet deliverables.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with key staff members at various agencies (e.g. ARB, SCAQMD, SoCal Edison, LADWP etc.) to keep up to date on promoted programs.
  • Oversees the updates to the Guide to Green residential resource directory of current relevant incentives, rebates and programs focusing on disadvantaged/low-income communities.
  • Keeps abreast of significant relevant developments, including current issues, funding trends, and local, regional, and State policy developments.
  • Assists with program activities related to the campaign and broader EHJ projects, including policy research, publications, communications, conferences and other activities.
  • Works with the Foundation's communications team as needed to develop successful communications strategies and tools.
  • Assists the EHJ Deputy Director in expanding the base of financial support for the initiative.
PROJECT PLANNING & COORDINATION
  • Creates a project management calendar for fulfilling goals and objective and meeting deadlines.
  • Organizes, attends and participates in stakeholder meetings.
  • Documents and follows up on important actions and decisions from meetings.
  • Ensures all documentation is maintained appropriately for each project and distributes summaries to all project team members.
  • Develops project strategies in collaboration with the EHJ Deputy Director.
  • Aids in project evaluation to determine needed changes, if any.
  • Assists in the development, design and dissemination of research reports, PowerPoint presentations and public education materials.
FIELD MANAGEMENT & COORDINATION
  • Gathers information on perspectives and practices of community-based organizations related to environmental and climate justice.
  • Manages outreach to key ally organizations to secure endorsements; schedules delegations; prepares materials and secures letters of endorsement.
  • Assists in preparation of oral and written public comment.
  • Assists with meeting facilitation where appropriate.
  • Participates in local/regional/statewide meetings related to sustainability issues and climate-related investments in disadvantaged communities.
  • Coordinates meetings of community and EJ advocates, including scheduling, room reservations, managing logistics, overseeing invitations and RSVPs, and event implementation and follow-up.
  • As needed, assists with outreach presentations related to project and program activity securing equitable climate and water investments.
SUPERVISON
  • Provide supervision and training to project-based staff including coordinators, consultants, volunteers and interns.
  • Provide training and performance feedback as requested on project-based staff.
ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATION AND SUPPORT
  • Assists in the development of foundation reports, and proposals.
  • Assists in processing of financial reimbursements, invoices and reports.
  • Informs and coordinates with Liberty Hill staff about EHJ activities.
  • Maintains hard copy and electronic management files.
  • Engages in special projects as assigned.
  • Providing administrative support as needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Knowledge of:

  • Social justice & community organizing groups.
  • Policy development and policy-making process at local and state levels.
  • Social justice issues, especially environmental and economic justice.
  • Experience working in communities of color.
  • Principles of working effectively with diverse and broad-based community constituencies.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation delivery.
  • Relationship development and management principles and practices.

Skills in:

  • Developing training curriculum and leading trainings.
  • Facilitating campaign meetings.
  • Event management.
  • Public speaking and presentations.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment that requires continual updating and engagement of the multiple internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strategy development and execution.
  • Judgment and analysis.
  • Problem analysis and resolution.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Budgeting and resource allocation.
  • Influencing and negotiation.
  • Supervision and performance management.
  • Time management and delegation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university is preferred (or Bachelor's degree plus equivalent combination of education, training and experience).
  • Three to five years' progressively responsible experience in nonprofit, government or labor union programs or campaigns.
  • Experience leading organizing or policy advocacy campaigns.
  • Experience managing multi-racial/multi-ethnic coalitions.
  • Computer proficiency in Windows operating system and MS Office software including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Basic graphic design skills.
  • Strong preference for fluency in written and oral Spanish.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Manual dexterity for operating a computer keyboard, printer, facsimile machine, photocopier, calculator and/or ten-key adding machine.
  • Ability to sit at a desk or conference table for extended periods of time within an office environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.
  • Ability to drive own automobile for attendance at meetings and other functions.

COMPENSATION

Liberty Hill offers a highly competitive salary commensurate with experience as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should send a resume, salary requirements and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to jobposting@libertyhill.org. Only applicants whose resumes are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Liberty Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to having the rich diversity of the Los Angeles community reflected in their workforce. Liberty Hill strongly encourages people of color and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.

Liberty Hill promotes equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. In doing so, we comply with local, state, and federal laws and regulations to ensure an equal employment opportunity for everyone. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, military service obligation, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. Our policies and personnel practices are intended to ensure that all employees are treated equally with regard to recruiting, hiring, and advancement, and our decisions on employment are made to further the principle of equal employment opportunities for employees.