Jobs at Pittsburgh United


Environmental Justice Coalition Organizer

Pittsburgh United is seeking an experienced, creative, and dedicated leader for the Environmental Justice Coalition Organizer position. With more than a dozen active coalition partners, the Environmental Justice Table at Pittsburgh United is poised to take on the region’s critical climate challenges through the Our Water Campaign and new environmental and climate justice work. Top priorities for this position include maintaining and growing strong coalitional relationships and moving partners to action on shared EJ priorities and identifying new campaigns, especially around infrastructure investment.

This is an exciting and dynamic job in a stable but growing coalition, with opportunities for advancement and leadership. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a strong work ethic and focus on the value of relationships, coalition, racial equity, and building power for climate justice through effective organizing. The Environmental Coalition Organizer works in a fast-paced environment that requires strategic thinking and a knack for “connecting the dots.” We are looking for a team player who shares our vision of a community and economy that work for all of us and a commitment to working together in coalition where we can accomplish more together than we can on our own.

The Position:
The Environmental Justice Coalition Organizer is responsible for organizing and leading the Our Water Campaign and related climate justice work at Pittsburgh United.

Primary responsibilities include:

Coalition Organizing and Management: Build and maintain strong and effective relationships with existing campaign partners, new campaign partners, allies, community members, elected officials, stakeholders, and leaders in the Environmental/Climate Justice Space; Conduct frequent meetings and check ins with partners and allies; Support and develop the leadership of coalition partners

Campaign Planning and Execution: Lead the development of strategic campaigns; Develop the capacity of table partners to participate effectively in campaigns; Plan and execute meetings, events, actions, or other strategic activities that further the goals of the campaigns; Monitor and/or participate in
governmental and public meetings and processes related to Pittsburgh United’s environmental justice campaigns, including lobbying and testifying on behalf of the campaign

Communications: Work with the digital organizer and communications team to promote events, resources, and actions; Act as a spokesperson for the campaign; Develop table partners to act as spokespeople; Speak at events to highlight the campaign where appropriate; Maintain various campaign
lists and data systems to facilitate campaign outreach

Fundraising and Administration: In coordination with the Executive Director, identify funding opportunities and build relationships with funders/program officers; Participate in grant writing and reporting where appropriate; Maintain organized digital and physical campaign records; Maintain
timesheets and calendar, especially for lobbying activities

Compensation and Job Design:
This is a permanent, full time position in the PA Workers United bargaining unit and reports to the Organizing Director. The organization is currently working remotely, and the position will be located in Pittsburgh, PA when the organization transitions back to in-person work. The work schedule can at times be greater than 40 hours per week and includes some evening and weekend meetings and events, as necessary. It is not a strictly 9am-5pm position. Travel is occasionally required around the Pittsburgh region or to state/national conferences related to environmental justice. Compensation will be based on skills and experience, with an approximate salary range of $43,000-$55,000 per year. Our comprehensive benefits package includes employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, 401k, communication and transportation benefits, and paid holidays, vacation, and sick days.

● Experience with coalition organizing, base building, and leading a team in campaign work
● Experience implementing a successful campaign plan, strategic campaign development/planning
experience preferred
● Personal or professional experience with and passion for environmental justice, lived experience +
● Strong interpersonal skills, including racial equity skills, and ability to work with a diverse array of
individuals, communities, and sectors
● Ability to challenge people to take risks in order to make change
● Exceptional communication skills
● Ability to receive and integrate performance based feedback into ongoing work plans as well as the
ability to provide relevant and timely feedback to peers in a constructive manner
● Commitment to justice as well as understanding race, class, gender and other equity issues as part
of the work as well as the impact these structural issues have on our collective work
● Exceptional planning and time management skills and ability to prioritize competing, complex

To apply:
Please email a cover letter and resume to, include the Subject Line: Environmental Justice Coalition Organizer

In your cover letter, please describe how your experience, skills, and interests align with this position and the organization’s mission. Preferred application deadline is Noon on July 2, 2021. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and considered as soon as they are received, until the position is filled. Pittsburgh United is an affirmative action employer. People of color, LGBTQIA people, and women are strongly encouraged to apply. We believe that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. Employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law. Pittsburgh United’s office is accessible, however, Pittsburgh United staff are currently working remotely.