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Contract: Energy Justice Coalition Coordinator/Facilitator
SC Energy Justice Coalition 

The Energy Justice Coalition (EJC):

The South Carolina Energy Justice Coalition is a dynamic group of over 40 organizations across the four regions of SC working to support communities dealing with high energy burdens and other inequities in the SC energy system. We are guided by facilitated dialogue (quarterly), our grassroots base, and Environmental Justice values as we advocate for a just and clean energy future for all South Carolinians.

About the Position:

The Energy Justice Coalition is looking for a contract position to coordinate/facilitate the work of the Energy Justice Coalition (EJC) and the EJC Steering Committee,  serving as the day-to-day point of contact for the coalition and to organize its efforts. The EJC coordinator will be responsible for the scheduling and facilitation of quarterly convenings with coalition members, working with the steering committee to guide the coalition’s efforts, growing relationships with existing coalition members, and creating new relationships to expand the coalition membership. In this position, the EJC Coordinator will also draft agendas, comment letters, educational content, and media content such as press releases and funding proposals to support the work of the coalition. This position will report to the coalition steering committee, with detailed guidance and feedback from the chair. This position is funded in support of the EJC and is posted on several coalition partner’s websites. 

Location: South Carolina. This position must be based in South Carolina (non-negotiable), but may be performed remotely from within the state. In person attendance will be required for meetings in different locations in SC.

Terms of Employment: This is a part-time contract position with an estimated workload of 15-20 hours per week. Occasional out-of-town travel will be required. This position is funded for 6 months and is eligible for annual renewal.  

Compensation: The EJC Coordinator is a contract position. Compensation includes $2,250/month contract fee and $250/month travel stipend. The initial contract will be for 6 months, with a potential for renewal for 12 months or longer.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 2-3 years of experience in training, facilitation, and/or community outreach, with preferred expertise in leadership development and public service training programs.
  • Experience building consensus among a wide range of stakeholders regarding public policy.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative, productive, respectful relationships with leaders and organizations representing a variety of interests and perspectives – including businesses, nonprofit organizations, and racially and socioeconomically diverse partners.
  • Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. Committed to increasing racial justice and equity in our movement and organization.

Responsibilities: 

  • Work with steering committee members to identify information needs and appropriate methods for communicating with the coalition. 
  • Meet regularly with steering committee members and other notable partners to keep them informed about the coalition’s progress
  • Take the lead in maintaining and updating coalition listserv and notices
  • Develop flyers, posters and other materials. 
  • Capture feedback from coalition partners and share this feedback with the steering committee for action. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A passion for creating a more just energy system in our state and an understanding of how high energy bills impact disadvantaged communities in South Carolina. 
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Experience in communications preferred
  • Ability to facilitate group discussions at in-person and virtual events
  • Experience with operating virtual platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts etc. 

To Apply: Please submit your resume and a cover letter that addresses how your interests and experience matches the contract description to [email protected] with EJC Coordinator in the subject line. An application is not considered complete and will not be considered unless both a cover letter and resume are provided. Applications will be accepted until the contractor has been hired.