Northeast Minnesota Organizer

Minnesota Environmental Partnership

OVERVIEW: Worried about sulfide mining? How about the danger of lead in Duluth’s drinking water? Help MEP expand its outreach and understand the interests of frontline communities, especially Black and Indigenous communities. Help frontline communities achieve their goals in relation to protecting community health and protecting Lake Superior.

JOB STATUS: 0.6 FTE (24 hours per week)

COMPENSATION: $21.00/hour starting. Position is eligible for MEP benefits, including health insurance, earned vacation and sick time, and paid holidays.

LOCATION: Duluth area, open to remote work within region. MEP currently maintains an office space in Duluth and values workplace collegiality.

MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  1. Work with diverse communities along the St. Louis River and North Shore, including Indigenous, Black and other frontline communities, to develop relationships and engage on issues of shared significance.
  2. Provide support to MEP’s Mining Cluster (a working committee of nonprofits engaged in local issues)
  3. Work with MEP member groups and emerging environmental groups in the region to identify community organizing needs, and to assist them to carry out campaigns and activities.

TRAVEL: The Organizer will travel for work within the Duluth area frequently. Organizer may at times need access to a personal vehicle.  All relevant travel expenses including mileage will be reimbursed.

ABOUT MEP: The Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MEP), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, is a statewide coalition of environmental and conservation nonprofits. For more information, visit www.mepartnership.org

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum qualifications:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in related field (for example, environmental sciences, American Indian studies, political science, public health, social work, etc.) OR Two years’ experience in community organizing, conservation policy or related field.  
  • Demonstrated experience working with people of color and frontline communities.

Additional desired qualifications

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including public
  • Comfort using digital technology and an ability to learn new technologies quickly. Training will be available.
  • Basic understanding of natural resource issues and environmental sciences.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

MEP recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and members and in supporting its mission. As such, MEP is committed to attracting and retaining employees who contribute to the cultural diversity of our workplace. We encourage interested applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

HOW TO APPLY: Please email a resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and relevant qualifications to: andrew@mepartnership.org.

CONTACT: Please reach out to Andrew Slade, 218-727-0800, andrew@mepartnership.org

DEADLINE: Posting open until position is filled. MEP is hoping to have the Organizer begin work as soon as possible.

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