2 Jobs: Environmental Justice Organizer and Economic Justice Organizer

Rights and Democracy
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About the Job

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Rights and Democracy VT is hiring for two benefits eligible, union positions (AFSCME Local 1343), based in Vermont:
· Economic Justice Organizer (PT, temporary)
· Environmental Justice Organizer (FT, temporary)
Rights & Democracy (RAD, 501c4) is a member-led, people’s organization working in New Hampshire and Vermont. Our mission is to shift the political landscape through electoral and community organizing to ensure that the values and needs of our communities guide the policies of our government. We are doing this by building a popular movement to advance human rights, dismantle economic inequality, racism, and sexism, and to build a real democracy.
RAD’s Economic Justice work is focused on One Fair Wage in Vermont, a campaign to demand fair wages for employees in the service sector.
Rights & Democracy’s Economic Justice Organizer is a temporary, project-based, half- time position (20 hours a week) ending Dec 31st 2022, based in Vermont and reporting to the state Organizing Director.
Our sister organization, Rights & Democracy Institute (RDI, 501c3) works across Vermont and New Hampshire to advance human rights and a healthy, just, and equitable future for our communities. Through grassroots organizing, transformative policy work, and supporting the development of a new generation of leaders from rural communities, particularly those that have been most impacted by harmful policies, RDI is building power for a strong and inclusive multiracial democracy where everyone can thrive.
RDI is also the anchor organization for VT Renews, a statewide coalition working to cobat climate change in a just and equitable manner. Grounded in this work, RDI’s Environmental Justice Campaign is focused on building a strong environmental justice framework and network in Vermont. Central to this work is the Vermont Renews BIPOC Council, which includes more than a dozen members from across the state. This advisory council was established within VT Renews because Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), and those facing systemic inequities, are disproportionately affected by environmental injustices including climate change.
RDI’s Statewide Environmental Justice Campaign Organizer is a 1 year long, project-based temporary, full-time position based in Vermont and reports to the state Organizing Director. This position is a predominately remote work setting with potential in-person meetings or needs depending on CDC guidelines, and may require occasional nights and weekend requirements.
The link to the job descriptions on our website are here: https://www.radvt.org/jobs/
RAD/RDI is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. RDI is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As a part of our commitment to equity, RAD/RDI will ensure that persons with disabilities disclosed or undisclosed are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed or desired to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Kirthana Vallesi at kirthana@radvt.org

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

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Rights & Democracy is committed to equity and inclusion within and externally. Core to our work is an understanding of the multiple and intersecting ways in which society is constructed to disadvantage and marginalize people of color, LGBTQ people, immigrants, indigenous peoples, women, low-income people, people with disabilities, previously incarcerated people, and others. We believe that underrepresented and marginalized communities must be centered in the work that we do. Our staff, board and members are in a constant learning environment to better identify and transform white supremacy culture in our workplace into an anti-oppressive space in which all can thrive. We have engaged in significant efforts to diversify our staff and board and are committed to continued anti-racism work.
Please share the percentage or proportion of BIPOC.
Staff: 33%
Boards: 56%

Wage or Salary
EJ $51,000-$58,000 annually / Economic Justice Organizer: $20-22/hour depending on experience