Transportation Justice Senior Policy Advocate

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APPLICATION DEADLINE:

04/27/2017

Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) is a San Diego/Tijuana non-profit social and environmental justice organization dedicated to the prevention and cleanup of toxic pollution threatening our health, our community and the environment.

The Transportation Justice Senior Policy Advocate (PA) works within EHC’s Climate Justice Campaign to advance policies and projects that reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from transportation sources. The PA focuses on low income communities of color that are the most impacted by these sources and works with community leaders to identify key issues and community-driven solutions. With community leaders and other non-profits, the PA conducts policy advocacy to influence local governments and state regulatory and legislative bodies to reduce impacts in low- income communities of color in the San Diego region.

The PA will advocate to and work with local, regional, and state entities including SANDAG, San Diego Unified Port District, City of San Diego and National City, California Legislature, and other regulatory bodies related to transportation justice, goods movement, air pollution, climate change, and public health. The PA is responsible for representing the interests of EHC members before decision-making authorities and ally groups in order to change or enforce public policies.

Working with Community Organizers and Leaders, the PA will coordinate EHC’s work in City Heights related to air pollution, transportation and land use with our base of resident members. The PA will work to implement City Heights Community Driven Action Plan to accomplish the following goals that support the Building Healthy Communities Initiative:

  • To create a City Heights community where residents live with health-promoting land use, transportation and community development and
  • To increase opportunities for diverse low-income City Heights residents to organize and actively advocate for desired changes in land use, transportation and planning issues that improve their health and well-being.

Applications: Submit cover letter, resume, 3 references and salary requirements to EHC: frontdesk@environmentalhealth.org.