Glynn Environmental Coalition – Climate Justice Organizer

Posted Aug 21, 2023 Brunswick, Georgia


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Expires Sep 30, 2023


GEC was founded in 1990. Its mission is to assure a clean environment and healthy economy for
citizens of coastal Georgia. GEC engages residents who live, work, and play in neighborhoods near
hazardous waste sites and active polluting industries; have poor air and water quality; or who face
impacts from climate change. GEC advocates for environmental justice and works to empower
affected citizens by organizing them around a united vision for change.

The Glynn Environmental Coalition (GEC) is recruiting a motivated professional to assist
in organizing Brunswick and the greater Glynn County around Climate Resilience. Over the past
33 years, the GEC has helped organize communities around environmental justice concerns
and provided crucial environmental health services to coastal Georgia.

The Climate Justice Organizer position will work to build community power to advocate for a just
and climate resilient Brunswick. The ideal candidate will have grassroots organizing experience,
knowledge of climate change problems, especially those facing coastal regions, and experience
building relationships with a wide variety of constituencies. Responsibilities include: outreach and
dialogue with diverse communities and communities disproportionately subjected to
environmental harms; networking with a wide variety of stakeholders to grow broad community
support for climate solutions; building and formalizing a Network of organizations working on
climate change solutions; organizing public outreach events, training workshops and partner
meetings; and developing communication materials to support all activities.

The Organizer must report directly to the organization’s main Brunswick; remote work is subject
to the discretion of the Executive Director. The Organizer will travel locally around Brunswick and
may occasionally participate in state or regional environmental conferences or meetings. Some
early morning, evening, and weekend work may be required.

Essential duties and responsibilities

Engage with local leaders from state and local government, universities, environmental and conservation organizations, and the EJ community to build a collaboration Network around climate change. • Engage and build leadership among communities disproportionately affected by environmental hazards and those with health and other social risk factors (i.e., those with risk factors that make them less resilient to disaster). • Conduct outreach to schools, churches, community centers, neighborhood planning assemblies, and more. • Organize program and logistics for various sized meetings (e.g., coalition-building and partnership meetings, training workshops for the EJ community, and public outreach events. • Work with a university partner and college student to develop a Clearinghouse for local climate change and resiliency materials. • Give presentations and serve as a resource to grassroots activists, community leaders, and other advocacy groups to provide information and resources related to building a just and climate resilient Brunswick.


• Passionate about environmental justice and climate change issues. • Excellent interpersonal and cultural sensitivity to respectfully work with the EJ community • Highly skilled in building relationships, trust, and motivation. • Excellent organization and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. • Ambitious individual who self-motivates, creative problem-solver, and a self-starter. • Excellent oral and written communication skills; comfort with public speaking, giving presentations, hosting events, and engaging community and partner groups. • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. • Virtual and in-person event planning experience. • Basic office skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office, Zoom, and Google docs; competent social media skills across platforms. • Education, work, or volunteer experience related to community campaign canvassing, environmental justice, climate, and other environmental issues.

Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education or work experience in a relevant field. • 1–3 years of professional environmental organizing experience with a demonstrated record of excellence and accomplishments.

Salary/Salary Range

$32,500 to $37,500/year

How to Apply

Submit a complete application which include one (1) PDF file containing: a cover letter, resume or CV, and three references. In the cover letter, the applicant should describe relevant professional/personal experience, interest, and preferred compensation. Application materials must be merged into one (1) PDF file totaling no more than five (5) pages in length. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Completed applications can be submitted via email to with “Climate Justice Organizer - Application” in the subject line. Within 72 hours, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please call 912-466-0934 (your email likely has gone to spam).


Glynn Environmental Coalition


Rachael Thompson | Email