Status: Full-time Exempt Reports to: Campaign Director
Salary: low to mid 40,000’s (depending on experience) plus generous benefits, including health (after 30 day waiting period), dental insurance, short term disability insurance, 2 weeks paid sick leave and 3 weeks paid vacation.
OVERVIEW: Gulf Restoration Network is increasing our work in to address pollution hotspots in coastal Florida and eastern coastal Alabama. The waters off of the Gulf coast of eastern Alabama and Florida support numerous species of fish, marine mammals and wildlife, and afford essential habitat for migratory waterfowl. They also improve the quality of life of the Gulf residents and support a vibrant tourism industry.
Tragically, these irreplaceable resources are in peril from a myriad of pollution issues. Not least among these is the growing threat to our coastal waters associated with discharges from faulty sewage treatment and storm water collection systems. Yet, the Alabama Department of Marine Resources, Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection and federal agencies are doing little to address the sources of contamination or engage communities in efforts to make the infrastructure investments needed to stop the flow of pollution.
GRN’s Science and Policy staff have years of experience analyzing and advocating on sewage and storm water issues in Louisiana and Mississippi. We want to use their expertise to assist coastal communities in the areas of Florida, and eastern coastal Alabama. GRN is currently completing data collection to identify “hotspots” of sewage and stormwater pollution to waters in eastern coastal Alabama and Florida with the goal of producing a “Gulf Coast Pollution Atlas” that outlines our findings and identifies coastal communities that are “hotspots” for pollution. We seek an experienced and passionate individual to work with coastal communities in Florida and eastern Alabama identified in the Atlas to develop strategies for addressing the sources of pollution. The organizer will also work with communities to resist efforts to increase the risk of pollution of the coast by lifting the moratorium on oil and gas development in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.
GRN is committed to developing diverse leadership and strongly encourages people of color, women, working-class, LGBTQ, gender non-conforming and differently-abled people to apply. We prohibit discrimination and harassment and provide equal employment opportunity without regard to, and not limited to, ethnicity, religion, race, national origin, abilities, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or genetic information. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, supporting and promoting those from traditionally marginalized groups.
The Coastal Campaign Organizer will be responsible for