Fields: environmental justice, racial justice, sustainability, environment, PNW
Location: Seattle, Washington
About the Organization: The Green Pathways Fellowship Program creates a pathway to the green sector for low-income young adults in living wage entry-level positions in the environmental justice movement. This new program is a partnership between Rainier Valley Corps and Got Green and cultivate leaders through a racial equity and intersectional lens and place them at a host environmental justice-focused organization, providing them with technical skill building and training in leadership development that is culturally relevant, community-center, and context driven. This program came about because communities of color, low-income communities, and indigenous communities face greater risks which aggravate health and economic disparities. These communities can be more exposed to hazards like fire, flood, drought, or extreme heat because of where they live or work. Yet these communities are often left out or are last to be included in the transition to a healthy, resilient, and sustainable future. We need more leaders of color in the environmental movement at all levels of this field.
About the Position: Green Pathways Fellows will be hired and placed, in partnership, with host sites for two-year fellowships. Along with leadership coaching and development, our fellows will be paid a living wage, with benefits! Available to work full-time at host organization for the duration of the two-year Green Pathways Fellowship Program. Here are some program highlights:
- Sept 2019: Opening Retreat — A week-long opening retreat to establish strong relationships and trust between Green Pathways Fellows. One of our values is community, and we strongly believe in building a foundation of trust at the start of the program so that the Fellows can learn from, rely on, and collaborate with each other in future endeavors.
- Sept – Oct 2019: Leadership Academy — 5-week Leadership Academy, in which they will build a shared understanding around environmental and climate justice frameworks, leadership skills, and other professional skills to be successful in environmental sector careers.
- Oct 2019 and Beyond: Work, Monthly Trainings, Convenings, and More! — Fellows work full-time (37.5+ hours/week) at host sites. Throughout the year, the fellows will engage in monthly all-day trainings as well as lunch-and-learn meetings, check-ins, peer-coaching, performance evaluations, and networking opportunities with community leaders. There will be mid-year retreats and celebrations annually to continue relationship-building and further reflection. Environmental justice-focused training; Monthly professional development training, networking lunches, and conferences; Fellows will be matched with a career environmental professional to get guidance and support; Fellows will also gain access to an expansive network of environmental leaders.
- Must be at least 18 years old
- At least 1 year of demonstrated work, academic, and/or volunteer experience in social and environmental justice
- Deep commitment to professional and leadership development
- Strong desire to advance professionally at host organization, post-fellowship.
- Passion for community work and social justice, with intent to advance in the green sector
- Willingness to be vulnerable, introspective, and learn outside comfort zone
Estimated Salary: $21+/hour + Medical benefits, Transportation benefits, Paid time off: Vacation, holidays, sick, family, etc., Professional Development Stipend, Technology/Technical Equipment Stipend, Additional training specific to the position
Deadline: March 15, 2019 priority. May 17, 2019 final deadline.
Rainier Valley Corps & Got Green Seattle