Environmental Justice Organizer

Position Description

Neighborhoods Organizing for Change is hiring a part-time environmental racial justice organizer for a position lasting until at least April 2016.  This organizer will have the opportunity to work with NOC’s senior leadership, community members, and respected local experts to build a community-based and People of Color-led coalition to strategize an agenda for concrete wins and structural change.

Responsibilities include but not limited to: 

  • Organize bi-weekly coalition meetings that address the impact of the Minneapolis HERC incinerator on our communities as well as broader environmental racial justice and climate change issues.  Develop community analysis and agenda around Minneapolis Clean Power Plan.

  • Organize two NOC membership meetings around environmental racial justice

  • Host listening session with 20 community members for feedback on Clean Power Plan

  • Generate individual public commentary on Clean Power Plan

  • Submit letters to the editor, generate earned media, organize multi-media exhibits with support from local artists.

  • Engage and train new volunteers and community leaders.  


  • Passion for and knowledge of environmental racial justice issues.

  • Experience with field organizing, community organizing, leadership development, and issue advocacy. 

  • Ability to manage and energize committed group of staff and volunteers.

  • Demonstrated accountability to low-income communities and communities of color.

  • Ability to work in multicultural and multi-racial settings.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Brings empathy, passion, and humor to the work.

  • Ability to deliver numbers-based results in a fast-paced and self-directed environment.

  • Highly organized and efficient, able to multi-task and meet deadlines.


Introducing NOC

Neighborhoods Organizing for Change is a grassroots, member-led organization building power in under-resourced communities and communities of color across the Twin Cities.  NOC works at the intersectional framework of race, the economy and public policy. NOC is a collaborative, movement-building organization where decisions are made by people who are most affected by the inequities we seek to change.

NOC is widely regarded as a ‘movement hub’ as much as it is recognized as a traditional non­profit.  We believe that in order to work towards transformational change rooted in the liberation and sustainability of all communities, we need to build a POC-based organizational coalition based in a shared vision and aligned goals in order to move collective power. We are rooted in the geography, culture, history, and present-day experience of under-resourced communities and communities of color.


To Apply

Please send resume to mike@mnnoc.org by January 4. 


Neighborhoods Organizing for Change is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

We desire a diverse pool of applicants and particularly encourage applications from women, people of color, the LGBTQ and immigrant communities.

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