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Part-Time Environmental Justice Programming Assistant

Date: Jan 17, 2023

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

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  • The Environmental Justice Programming Assistant will assist in the development and logistical planning around the soon to be launched Environmental Justice Fellows Program being spearheaded by the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy.

Essential Functions

  1. Research: Diligent research around the intersections around carbon dioxide removal mechanisms and the Environmental Justice. Community at large, with a strong focus on North America. Investigation into dynamics within the EJ community and identification of potential working partners. Identifying potential locations of CDR development within the U.S. and the frontline communities that may be impacted. Fellowship and summer school programs that can provide a roadmap for strategic planning.
  2. Event planning and travel coordination: Booking travel including flights, hotels, ground transportation, etc. for up to 30 people at a time, for multiple locations throughout the U.S. Identifying and securing various venues for meetings in D.C. and in multiple locations throughout the U.S. Arranging meal services, including catering, for groups of up to 30 people in in D.C. and in multiple locations throughout the U.S. Various other event planning duties as needed.
  3. Communications and outreach: Maintaining contact with the established group of EJ Fellows, tracking activities and progress, and addressing any needs or concerns in a professional and timely manner. Social media outreach and engagement around EJ Fellowship activities and developments.
  4. Budgeting: In partnership with the Institute’s Grants and Contracts Assistant. Developing a budget around the needs of the EJ Fellowship Program Tracking all expenses relating to the EJ Fellowship Program, ensuring the program stays within budget.
  5. Other miscellaneous administrative duties as needed.

Work Environment

  • Potential travel required; up to 3 weeks/year.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 10-15 hours per week, Monday - Friday.
  • Sr. Coordinator/Analyst A.
  • Exempt.

Salary Range

  • $18.00 - $20.00/hour; to commensurate with experience.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience; in administrative positions.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • 1-3 years of relevant experience.
  • Event coordination, program development, educational outreach & engagement with frontline, BIPOC communities.




AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. Click here to learn about American University's unique benefit options.


Union Eligibility

This position is part of a collective bargaining unit represented by SAG-AFTRA. That means the terms and conditions of your employment are governed by university policy (including the Staff Personnel Policies Manual) and any collective bargaining agreement entered into between American University and SAG-AFTRA.


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