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Regional Organizer: Gulf South for Green New Deal

Position Located: Gulf South (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Puerto Rico), with a preference for TX and FL

Preferred Start Date: Immediately

About Us

GCCLP

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP) is a non-profit, public-interest law firm and justice center promoting structural shifts toward climate justice and ecological equity in communities of color on the frontline of climate change. GCCLP serves and builds power with communities on the frontline of climate change in the Gulf South and nationally.  

Gulf South for Green New Deal

Gulf South for Green New Deal (GS4GND) is a multi-year, multi-state initiative anchored by GCCLP, which is facilitating the formation for three years with the goal of self-governance. This regional formation of organizations, networks, small businesses, and engaged residents of the Gulf South (TX, LA, MS, AL, FL, and Puerto Rico) addresses the climate crisis and its impacts on the region through the advancement of equity and justice along with the creation of millions of living wage, ecologically sustainable jobs. GS4GND connects long-existing work in the Gulf South towards climate, racial, and economic justice. GS4GND develops policy, advances civic engagement through regional campaigns, and organizes communities in the creation of a uniquely Gulf South version of a Green New Deal, centering the realities, power, and relevance of the region. GS4GND builds regional power to advance a uniquely southern, collective, frontline vision for a sustainable future that centers laborers, farmers, fisherfolk, tribal nations, and frontline communities in a just transition away from extractive economies that accelerate the global climate crisis. 

The Gulf South for a Green New Deal is a regional movement infrastructure built through regional convergences, strategic convenings, and innovative spaces for collective healing and reconciliation. GS4GND is advancing a policy platform across the Gulf South rooted in community leadership and vision and built over a six-month participatory process from the ground-up.

About the Position - GS4GND Regional Organizer

GCCLP is seeking applicants for a Regional Organizer position to help support the strategic vision and implementation of Gulf South for a Green New Deal across the five Gulf South states and Puerto Rico. Candidates who are committed to climate justice, frontline leadership, and building a movement for a more just and sustainable economy are encouraged to apply. The Regional Organizer will help move this platform forward into implementation while supporting the long-term vision of a self-sustained movement infrastructure that is governed by and accountable to community leadership. The role of Regional Organizer is not a decision-making leadership role for Gulf South for Green New Deal, but rather a facilitative leadership role supportive of collective decisions.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate information, communication, relationships, and processes to advance Gulf South for a Green New Deal Initiative.

  • Manage organizational and frontline relationships.

  • Set agendas and facilitate meetings and strategy sessions.

  • Build capacity and train leaders in facilitation processes to support self-governance.

  • Support the development and implementation of political education curricula.

  • Support on communications and narrative strategies.

  • Help co-create the infrastructure for a self-sustained and self-determined Gulf South for a Green New Deal.

  • Mediate and work to resolve conflicts at the community level.

 

Additional Information

The role is expected to last two years, with the goal of creating a self-sustaining movement of work. Regional Organizers currently report to the Executive Director and will ultimately report to the Organizing Lead. GCCLP currently has one GS4GND Regional Organizer and is seeking two more.

Schedule
  • This is a full-time, remote position. 

  • Significant travel is required when COVID allows safe travel and social interactions. GCCLP hosts in-person staff meetings up to four times a year and multiple convenings throughout the year. In addition, GS4GND Regional Organizers regularly visit GS4GND partners and frontline communities.

Compensation
  • This position is currently classified as an independent contractor. GCCLP is forming a 501(c)3 and will transition all consultants to employees in 2022.

  • The compensation is $50,000, plus a $400/month health care stipend.

About You

Qualifications & Experience

Ideal candidates will possess:  

  • 7–10 years of experience in grassroots organizing around climate justice, racial justice, and/or economic justice.

  • 5 years of experience in coalition building, alignment, and community network development.

  • Significant skills in using digital organizing platforms, including calendaring software, video conferencing and webinars, listservs, social media, and other similar tools for coordination and communication with distributed teams.

  • Knowledge of database management, surveying, and data analysis.

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate skills across multiple perspectives and geographies,

  • Demonstrated ability to co-create inclusive and participatory processes of agenda-setting, meeting facilitation, and strategy development.

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically as well as understand local nuances.

  • Demonstrated ability to create short- to long-term work planning processes.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a grassroots team.

  • Demonstrated ability to foster and cultivate membership. 

  • A deep commitment to supporting, amplifying, and following frontline leadership.

  • A deep commitment to fostering self-determined and governed work.

  • A deep understanding, knowledge, and experience in working in the Gulf South.

  • A dedication to self-governance and community autonomy.

  • Experience working effectively within communities of color and other frontline communities.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, social media handles, and three relevant professional references to jobs@gcclp.org with the subject line “GS4GND Regional Organizer.”

 

Deadline: Applications for this position will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Organizing Lead

Location: This is a remote position located anywhere in the US, with a preference for the U.S. South.
Preferred Start Date: Immediately

About Us

GCCLP

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP) is a non-profit, public-interest law firm and justice center promoting structural shifts toward climate justice and ecological equity in communities of color on the frontline of climate change. GCCLP serves and builds power with communities on the frontline of climate change in the Gulf South and nationally.  
 

Facilitative Leadership

GCCLP seeds and anchors multiple formations of communities on the frontlines of climate change. Past, current, and emerging formations include Gulf South Rising, Southern Communities for a Green New Deal, Red, Black & Green New Deal, Just Transition Lawyering Network, and the Global Black Climate Network. Our primary mode of organizing is through facilitative leadership, which is focused on building movement power and providing a transparent, accountable, and participatory process to help collective leaders and formations to come together and build infrastructure for long-term movement.

About the Position - Organizing Lead

GCCLP is seeking applicants for an Organizing Lead position to provide strategy, facilitative leadership, and organizing practices that build movement power, self-determination, and collective governance with GCCLP’s anchored and supported formations. Candidates who are committed to climate justice, frontline leadership, Black Liberation, and building a movement for a more just and sustainable economy are encouraged to apply. 

Key Duties & Responsibilities
  • Co-create, lead, and implement the next phase of GCCLP’s facilitative leadership model.

  • Co-develop political education curriculum, facilitation processes, and tools that support self-governance.

  • Cultivate emergent formations and practices of self-governance.

  • Represent GCCLP in regional, national, and global partnerships.

  • Manage the organizing team.

  • Provide guidance and support to the Gulf South for a Green New Deal.

  • Co-create infrastructure and processes to undergird the Global Black Climate Network, Just Transition Lawyering Network, and other emergent efforts.

Additional Information

This position reports directly to the Executive Director and supports the Strategy Lead and Operations Lead. The Operation Lead will manage a team of organizers supporting multiple formations; currently, that includes the Gulf South for a Green New Deal regional organizer, the Southern Regional Organizer, and the Red, Black & Green New Deal regional organizers. 
 

Schedule
  • This is a full-time, remote position. 

  • Significant travel is required. GCCLP hosts in-person staff meetings up to four times a year (when COVID allows safe travel and social interactions) and multiple convenings throughout the year. In addition, the Organizing Lead is likely to visit GCCLP partners and frontline communities with some frequency.

Compensation
  • This position is currently classified as an independent contractor. GCCLP is forming a 501(c)3 and will transition all consultants to employees in 2022.

  • The compensation is $100,000 - 150,000 per year.

About You

Qualifications & Experience

Ideal candidates will possess: 

  • Experience working with frontline communities who are impacted by extractive economies.

  • Experience in organizing, facilitation, and supporting collective governance processes.

  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team in collective decision-making process.

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and offer critical thinking, direction, and processes to address challenges.

  • Demonstrated ability and capacity to develop organizing and facilitative strategies that support and build self-determination, community governance, and agency.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a team in ways that support agency, participation, and support a healthy working team.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of intersectionality and issues that impact frontline communities (this could include issues surrounding water, energy, land, housing, healthcare, labor, economic justice, anti-carceral, or democracy and human rights).

  • Demonstrated ability to connect local to global fights and challenges.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and three relevant professional references to jobs@gcclp.org with the subject line “Organizing Lead.”

 

Deadline: Applications for this position will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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Communications Lead

Location: This is a remote position located anywhere in the US, with a preference for the U.S. South.
Preferred Start Date: Immediately

About Us

GCCLP

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP) is a non-profit, public-interest law firm and justice center promoting structural shifts toward climate justice and ecological equity in communities of color on the frontline of climate change. GCCLP serves and builds power with communities on the frontline of climate change in the Gulf South and nationally.  

About the Position - Communications Lead

GCCLP is seeking applicants for a Communications Lead to advance GCCLP’s climate justice narrative centering Black Liberation to both US and Global audiences. GCCLP’s leadership is grounded in frontline organizing and is looking for communications professionals with an organizing background. Candidates who are committed to climate justice, frontline leadership, Black Liberation and building a movement for a more just and sustainable economy are encouraged to apply. 

Key Duties & Responsibilities
  • Co-create, lead and implement the communications strategy for GCCLP.

  • Develop and execute a new branding strategy, including logos, brand guidelines, printed collateral, voice, and digital and social presence. 

  • Support frontline formations in developing narratives and messages to advance climate justice work.

  • Represent GCCLP communications narrative in regional, national, and global partnerships.

  • Develop narrative, messaging, and communications material to support frontline formations, policy solutions, and organizational vision.

  • Manage processes for creative content development for social and digital media, arts, culture, and other vehicles at the intersection of organizing and narrative.

  • Develop, update, and publish GCCLP public communications material (websites, e-newsletters, podcasts, social media, etc).

  • Manage earned media development (including press outreach and opportunities).

  • Manage communications team and consultants.

  • Serve as a publicist for the executive director’s media appearances.

  • Create evaluation tools and messaging analysis.

Additional Information

This position reports directly to the Strategy Lead and supports the Executive Director and Operations Lead.

Schedule
  • This is a full-time, remote position. 

  • Some travel is required; GCCLP hosts in-person staff meetings up to four times a year (when COVID allows safe travel and social interactions) and hosts a number of convenings throughout the year.

Compensation
  • This position is currently classified as an independent contractor. GCCLP is forming a 501(c)3 and will transition all consultants to employees in 2022.

  • The compensation is $100,000 - 150,000 per year.

About You

Qualifications & Experience

Ideal candidates will possess: 

  • Experience working in multiple communications media: digital, print, broadcast, social, and arts and culture.

  • Relationships with relevant media outlets and PR management experience. 

  • Experience working with and taking direction from frontline communities.

  • Deep experience in organizing, facilitating, and supporting collective governance processes.

  • Demonstrated ability and capacity to develop communications strategies that activate, organize, and move people into action for change.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of graphic design principles and tools.

  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team in collective decision-making processes.

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and offer critical thinking, direction, and processes to address challenges.

  • Excellent Zoom meeting and webinar production chops are a big plus.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and three relevant professional references to jobs@gcclp.org with the subject line “Communications Lead.”

 

Deadline: Applications for this position will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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Development Lead

Location: This is a remote position located anywhere in the US, with a preference for the U.S. South.
Preferred Start Date: Immediately

About Us

GCCLP

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP) is a non-profit, public-interest law firm and justice center promoting structural shifts toward climate justice and ecological equity in communities of color on the frontline of climate change. GCCLP serves and builds power with communities on the frontline of climate change in the Gulf South and nationally.  

About the Position - Development Lead

GCCLP is seeking applicants for a Development Lead position to manage all GCCLP’s fundraising efforts, including grants, major gifts, and individual contributions. The Development Lead will be responsible for co-creating development strategies to foster sustainability, self-determination, and movement-building work. Candidates who are committed to climate justice, frontline leadership, Black Liberation, and building a movement for a more just and sustainable economy are encouraged to apply. 

Key Duties & Responsibilities
  • Co-create, lead, and implement GCCLP’s development strategy.

  • Develop, cultivate, and maintain relationships with funders, individual donors, and critical community partners.

  • Manage the development team.

  • Manage the full development process, from prospecting, grantseeking, grant writing, grant reporting, and donor cultivation and recognition.

  • Identify new sources of sustainable, non-extractive, and community-aligned sources of revenue.

  • Co-develop tools and support leadership development of GCCLP formations to build long-term self-determined fundraising and development strategies and plans. 

  • Represent GCCLP in regional, national, and global partnerships.

  • Support development of capital campaign strategies.
     

Additional Information

This position reports directly to the Strategy Lead and supports the Executive Director and Operations Lead. The Development Lead will manage a full-time Development Coordinator.
 

Schedule
  • This is a full-time, remote position. 

  • Minimal travel is required; GCCLP hosts in-person staff meetings up to four times a year (when COVID allows safe travel and social interactions).

Compensation
  • This position is currently classified as an independent contractor. GCCLP is forming a 501(c)3 and will transition all consultants to employees in 2022.

  • The compensation is $100,000 - 150,000 per year.

About You

Qualifications & Experience

Ideal candidates will possess: 

  • Experience working with frontline communities who are impacted by extractive economies.

  • Experience in organizing, facilitation, and supporting collective governance processes.

  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team in collective decision-making process.

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and offer critical thinking, direction, and processes to address challenges.

  • Demonstrated ability and capacity to develop organizing and facilitative strategies that support and build self-determination, community governance, and agency.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a team in ways that support agency, participation, and support a healthy working team.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of intersectionality and issues that impact frontline communities (this could include issues surrounding water, energy, land, housing, healthcare, labor, economic justice, anti-carceral, or democracy and human rights).

  • Demonstrated ability to connect local to global fights and challenges.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and three relevant professional references to jobs@gcclp.org with the subject line “Development Lead.”

 

Deadline: Applications for this position will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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Development Coordinator

Location: This is a remote position located anywhere in the US, with a preference for the U.S. South.
Preferred Start Date: January 15, 2021

About Us

GCCLP

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP) is a non-profit, public-interest law firm and justice center promoting structural shifts toward climate justice and ecological equity in communities of color on the frontline of climate change. GCCLP serves and builds power with communities on the frontline of climate change in the Gulf South and nationally.  

About the Position - Development Coordinator

GCCLP is seeking applicants for a Development Coordinator position to support fundraising through grants and donor database management. This position involves maintaining both a grants database and a donor database, managing a large amount of very detailed information, working alongside GCCLP executive and program staff members, and interfacing with foundation staff members. Candidates who are committed to climate justice, frontline leadership, Black Liberation and building a movement for a more just and sustainable economy are encouraged to apply.

Key Duties & Responsibilities
  • Maintain Fluxx Grantseeker database to ensure timely and accurate tracking of grant applications, reports, payments, allocations, and other information.

  • Manage grants calendar to track key dates.

  • Compile grant application materials for submission by coordinating with Executive Director, Strategy Lead, Operations Lead, and other krewe members.

  • Prepare grant reports for timely submission.

  • With support of Executive Director and Strategy Lead, develop and maintain GCCLP’s case for support.

  • Conduct prospecting research to create a pipeline of grant opportunities.

  • Maintain Salsa CRM database to track individual donor information, including contributions, contact information, and stewardship notes. 

  • Prepare and run reports on grant and donation revenue, receivables, and expenses.

  • Correspond with donors and funders as directed to schedule meetings and provide requested information. 

Additional Information

This position will report to the Development Lead and support the Executive Director and Operations Lead.
 

Schedule
  • This is a full-time, remote position. 

  • Minimal travel is required; GCCLP hosts in-person staff meetings up to four times a year (when COVID allows safe travel and social interactions).

Compensation
  • This position is currently classified as an independent contractor. GCCLP is forming a 501(c)3 and will transition all consultants to employees in 2022.

  • The compensation is $50,000 - $75,000 per year, plus a $400/month health care stipend.

About You

Qualifications & Experience

Ideal candidates will: 

  • Understand philanthropic funding sources, including family, corporate, public foundations, and have the ability to locate potential sources for funding.

  • Understand relevant grant funding policies and procedures and applicable regulations.

  • Be extremely organized and meticulous with details.

  • Possess excellent project management skills and the ability to prioritize work and resources.

  • Have excellent written communication skills.

  • Thorough understanding of effective grant writing techniques.

  • Have a proven track record of consistently meeting deadlines.

  • Confidently interpret financial data and prepare budgets and financial grant reports.

  • Practice a high degree of discretion with personal information that may be needed for some grants, such as employee salaries or upcoming projects.

  • Have experience with grant and donor databases (experience with Fluxx Grantseeker and Salsa CRM is a plus).

  • Be proficient in Google Workspace apps, especially Google Docs, Gmail, and Google Calendar.

  • Work remotely from a location with reliable internet access and a web camera.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and three relevant professional references to jobs@gcclp.org with the subject line “Development Coordinator.”

 

Deadline: November 31, 2021

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Human Resources Coordinator

Location: This is a remote position located anywhere in the US, with a preference for the U.S. South.
Preferred Start Date: December 1, 2021

About Us

GCCLP

The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP) is a non-profit, public-interest law firm and justice center promoting structural shifts toward climate justice and ecological equity in communities of color on the frontline of climate change. GCCLP serves and builds power with communities on the frontline of climate change in the Gulf South and nationally.  

About the Position - Development Coordinator

GCCLP is seeking applicants for a Human Resources (HR) Coordinator position to help support the build-out and maintenance of our human resources function. Candidates who are committed to climate justice, frontline leadership, Black Liberation, and building a movement for a more just and sustainable economy are encouraged to apply. 

Key Duties & Responsibilities
  • Maintain personnel records in accordance with all applicable regulations.

  • Support recruitment process by preparing and posting job descriptions, tracking applications, communicating with applicants, scheduling and coordinating interviews, and working with hiring managers to ensure thorough onboarding.

  • Help develop onboarding processes and procedures.

  • Manage benefits enrollment and administration.

  • Practice extreme discretion in maintaining confidentiality.

  • Maintain professional and personal development needs and coordinate opportunities.

  • Manage HR budget.

  • Coordinate logistics of team supports including employee appreciation, team retreats, and healing and wellness practices. 

  • Monitor team morale and ensure internal culture is well attended to by the Executive Team, raising opportunities and concerns where appropriate.

Additional Information

GCCLP is deeply committed to ensuring that our values of abundance, justice, and community-centeredness are embedded in our HR practices, and we believe that taking care of our team is our greatest responsibility. We know that the principles of extraction that created climate change can also show up in our workplaces, and we resist capitalist values through a firm family-first stance and a commitment to wellness and rest. The HR Coordinator will be expected to support and advance this vision through their work, rejecting compliance-based HR practices in favor of values-driven efforts. 

The HR Coordinator will report directly to the Operations Lead.
 

Schedule
  • This is a full-time, remote position. 

  • Minimal travel is required; GCCLP hosts in-person staff meetings up to four times a year (when COVID allows safe travel and social interactions).

Compensation
  • This position is currently classified as an independent contractor. GCCLP is forming a 501(c)3 and will transition all consultants to employees in 2022.

  • The compensation is $50,000 - $75,000 per year, plus a $400/month health care stipend.

About You

Qualifications & Experience

Ideal candidates will possess: 

  • 3-5 years of experience in the human resources field.

  • Knowledge and experience with some or most of the following functions: benefits administration, employment recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation, employee appraisal and assessment, and HR systems.

  • Demonstrated experience executing equitable hiring and staffing practices.

  • A strong commitment to developing and maintaining liberatory workplace culture.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and three relevant professional references to jobs@gcclp.org with the subject line “HR Coordinator.”

 

Deadline: October 31, 2021

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