Career Opportunity

Position: Environmental Justice Fellow

The North Carolina Black Alliance (NCBA) is a 501(c)(3) organization that addresses policy and economic issues to enhance Black communities by developing and promoting systemic policy change as well as youth and leadership development. We also seek to collaborate with strategic partners to advance the work of those organizations and to enhance intentional collaboration with Black constituencies.

Position Description:

The Environmental Justice Fellow will help enhance internal and external capacity to track organizational environmental justice work and community movement. The fellow will be responsible for assisting with the development of research support on key environmental justice issues, such as PFAS, Energy Justice, CAFOs, disaster relief and recovery, environmental justice community organizing database, program support documents and local Black environmental justice leadership tracking.

The fellow will report to the Environmental Justice Coordinator and Associates to execute organizing efforts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The following duties and responsibilities of the Organizer are outlined below. Additional duties may be assigned.
  • Track our organization’s environmental justice movement and record metrics of community impact accomplished through the organization’s work.
  • Assist in the development of environmental justice profiles for tracking community members reached and trained.
  • Attend important meetings to help assist with overall Environmental Justice priorities.
  • Produce issue-related content for social media
  • Support environmental justice and faith-based research and events

Education & Qualifications:

  • Location: Must be a North Carolina Resident
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google applications.
  • Highly organized, reliable, able to work independently, and able to develop internal and external partnerships.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Willing to try new things and can find comfort in new tools and spaces.
  • Comfortable making a call to anyone and having a conversation about Black issues without intended confrontation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, experience meeting deadlines, and the ability to multitask.
  • Likes to look further than surface level but can control their research to not go down a rabbit hole.
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends.

Expectations & Compensation:

The Environmental Justice Fellow position is a set stipend of $1,500 per month and requires 20 hours a week commitment.

How to Apply:

Email résumé, writing sample, and cover letter to:

North Carolina Black Alliance is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

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