29 Jul 2021

Full-Time Regional Engagement Specialist (Mid Pacific Office)

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Job Description

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections.  We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.

Earthjustice’s Mid-Pacific regional office opened in 1988 to protect natural and cultural resources throughout Hawai‘i and the Mid-Pacific region. The only non-profit environmental law firm in Hawai‘i, Earthjustice works with local and national groups to protect fragile marine and island ecosystems, restore water and cultural rights to native communities, promote clean energy, and address threats to health.

In collaboration with Mid-Pacific Office litigation teams, the Regional Engagement Specialist supports our litigation campaigns by providing strategic assistance in community engagement and community-based advocacy.  This position primarily focuses on building and maintaining partnerships between the Mid-Pacific Office and grassroots local and Native Hawaiian communities throughout the pae ‘āina.  It will also provide some research and advocacy support for our community-based work, such as conducting factual and historical research, investigation, and analysis, and producing informational, advocacy and technical documents.

This position sits within the Mid-Pacific Office and reports to the Managing Attorney. This position is located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i and is assigned a limited term of two years.

Responsibilities:
• Develops, implements, and manages community outreach and engagement and builds partnerships and coalitions as an integrated part of Mid-Pacific Office litigation and legal advocacy campaigns.
• Provides research, writing, communications and social media, or other technical assistance to partner community groups to build capacity and support campaign work.
• Serves as a proactive and effective liaison between the Mid-Pacific Office and community members and leaders across the pae ‘āina.
• Conducts research, investigation, and analysis and produces informational, advocacy, or technical materials in support of current and potential campaigns.
• May participate in written, oral, or legislative advocacy (e.g. testifying in hearings, drafting comment letters, or meeting with agency or legislative staffers).
• Takes on special projects or additional tasks as assigned, including project management, working groups, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives.

Qualifications: 
• Bachelor’s Degree or a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience
• Demonstrated experience working with grassroots groups or disadvantaged or diverse communities in Hawai‘i.
• Literacy in the history and culture of Hawai‘i, and familiarity with environmental, cultural, and social justice issues in Hawai‘i.
• Ability to speak and read ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i and speak Hawai‘i Pidgin English is a plus.
• Awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
• Ability and commitment to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
• Must live in Hawai‘i and have the ability and willingness to travel to communities on the various islands.
• Strong initiative, work ethic, and creativity; attention to detail and ability to work independently, solve problems, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.
• Excellent research, analytical, organizational, written and oral advocacy, and computer skills.
• Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with colleagues, clients, partners, agency staff, and community members.

We offer a mission and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package including excellent benefits.  Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.

Salary is based on experience and location.
Salary range in Honolulu, Hawaii:  $71,800 – $79,800

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit the following via Jobvite:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter.

Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=obdpgfwN&s=Honolulu_Job_Board

Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.

Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.

For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Job Categories: Administrative and Clerical Jobs. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 60,000 - 80,000.

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