INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT – EJ YOUTH/YOUNG ADULT ORGANIZER
Latino Community Fund of Washington State is accepting applications for a Youth/Young Adult Environmental Justice Organizer (part-time) position. The Organizer will coordinate and lead our Latinx youth environmental justice organizing and education efforts to empower high school youth and college students/young adults in the Puget Sound area.
Our vision is a vibrant and civically engaged Latinx community in Washington. Latino Community Fund of Washington identifies, shares and advocates for what is working in the Latinx community. Healthy and educated Latinx families build vibrant local communities and economies in Washington State. We cultivate new leaders, support cultural and community based non-profit organizations, and improve the quality of life for all Washingtonians. To achieve our mission and address the needs of Latinx people, LCF programs create a vibrant community through civic engagement, healthy families, arts and culture.
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).
Stipend and Benefits
There is a competitive stipend to accompany this environmental justice work.
How to Apply
Latino Community Fund is looking to fill this position by end of January, however, we will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We will begin interviews this week. Please email a cover letter describing your interest in the organization and position, and your resume to: Monserrat Jauregui, Health Program Manager, at Monserrat@latinocommunityfund.org