Latino Community Fund views young people as community leaders. Our youth organizing and civic engagement education programs provide the opportunity for local Latinx high school youth and college students/young adults to become future leaders for the community by educating them on critical environmental justice issues, and providing them with opportunities to advocate for themselves on these issues. Through our work, we hope to raise a generation of socially conscious individuals that understand the importance of community engagement and civic involvement.
The Organizer would have the following specific responsibilities:
• Attend meetings related to environmental justice, health, civic engagement and advocacy;
Must be available to attend meetings on the following dates:
- Weekly telephonic meeting on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- 3-4 Quarterly meetings (For example: Monthly in-person meeting with LCF’s Healthy Latino Families Initiative program manager)
• Help plan, coordinate, and facilitate regular meetings with youth and college students/young adults on environmental justice issues;
• Help conduct EJ educational activities and workshops for youth to inform them of issues impacting immigrant youth and college student/young adult communities of color, including the Latinx community;
• Participate in community organizing efforts to build base of youth and college students/young adults;
• Participate in Environmental Justice Coalition meetings and act as liaison on behalf of LCF.
• Work closely with Advocacy and Organizing team to plan, develop and strengthen existing and new campaigns;
• Engage in advocacy efforts on behalf of youth, young adults, immigrants, and low-income community members.
Candidates will be evaluated on the following:
• Strong interest in environmental justice (EJ) issues;
• Desire to empower the Latinx community;
• Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills;
• Strong organizational skills and independence;
• Willingness to travel within the Puget Sound area and have reliable transportation;
• Experience working with youth (strongly preferred);
• Spanish-language skills in English and Spanish (required).
Latino Community Fund is looking to fill this position soon, however, we will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We will begin interviews this week. Please email a detailed cover letter describing your interest in the organization and position and your resume to: Oskar Zambrano, Youth Leadership and Civic Engagement Manager at Oskar@LatinoCommunityFund.org