The Permian Gulf Coast Coalition (PGCC) is a coalition of more than two dozen grassroots, Indigenous, and ally organizations building power to challenge one of the largest climate threats on earth: the rapidly expanding web of oil and gas wells, pipelines, petrochemical plants, and export terminals from the Permian Basin of west Texas and southeast New Mexico to the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast.
Founded in November 2019, our coalition is governed by a steering committee that is anchored by Indigenous, people of color led, and select ally organizations most impacted by the buildout of new oil, gas, and petrochemical infrastructure, along with select ally organizations. Together, we are developing a strategy to confront the planned expansion of oil, gas, and petrochemical infrastructure, towards a just transition to a safe and equitable energy economy.
The PGCC seeks to hire a coordinator to help advance our coalition’s mission, by supporting the functioning of our coalition’s steering committee and working groups, recruiting and supporting coalition members, and shepherding the implementation of our campaign strategy.
Supporting coalition leadership
- Support the leadership and shepherd the functioning and facilitation of the coalition steering committee and working groups
- Coordinate schedules and send meeting reminders to attendees
- Ensure steering committee and coalition-wide meeting notes are kept, organized, and shared with coalition members
Implementing the strategy
- Support the implementation of the coalition’s strategic plan
- Support organizing of shared coalition actions and events
- Help member organizations leverage their resources (base, digital platforms, email list, staff capacity, funding etc.) in service of the coalition’s shared goals
Moving resources to the front lines
- Support the administration of the PGC Coalition’s participatory frontline grants fund
- Help manage the coalition budget and assist with writing and editing grant reports and applications as needed
Building the movement
- Support the recruitment of new coalition members
- Manage orientation and onboarding for new members
- Support organizing of any in-person coalition convenings (COVID-dependent)
- Help manage the coalition website and digital platforms as needed
- Encourage new content and contributions from coalition members
- Understanding of advocacy and organizing principles and strategies
- Demonstrated competency working with diverse organizations and people
- Proficiency using collaborative tools (Google Drive)
- Experience in organizing, campaigns, coalitions, and/or direct action
- Project management skills
- Proficiency with wordpress
- Proficiency in languages other than English, especially Spanish
- A commitment to antiracism and advancing environmental justice, with an understanding of the range of current challenges and opportunities.
- A team player who inspires collaboration and operates decisively
- Must have excellent communication skills, with coalition members, allies, philanthropic groups and organizations
This is a full time, permanent position; an employee of Earthworks and accountable to the PGC Coalition for day to day work. The salary for this position is competitive for the small to medium non-profits, ranging from $55-63K depending on experience. Earthworks provides a competitive benefits package, including employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, a focus on work-life balance, and generous holidays and vacation time.
The Permian Basin or Gulf Coast regions, within Texas, southeastern New Mexico, or Louisiana.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
Earthworks requires all those hired to provide proof of full vaccination (vaccination and booster) against COVID-19. New hires who have disabilities that make the vaccine medically inadvisable or those who have a sincere religious belief that the vaccine is impermissible may request an accommodation by contacting Lezlie Griffin, Director of Talent and Equity, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Accommodation will be provided only as required by applicable law.
About the Permian Gulf Coast Coalition
The Permian Gulf Coast Coalition is aimed at slowing and stopping the oil, gas, and petrochemical buildout from the the oil fields of west Texas and southeast New Mexico to the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. Expansion of oil, gas, and petrochemical infrastructure in the Gulf Coast region threatens to construct an expansive, permanent network which would have catastrophic long lasting impacts to public health, land and water resources, Indigenous sacred sites, and our global climate.
Grassroots communities and allies are rising to challenge this threat. Collectively we will strengthen and amplify our voices, generate and distribute more resources to the frontlines of our campaigns, and hold each other accountable to our principles and commitments in the fight for a just and equitable economy across the regions of the Permian Basin supply chain to the Gulf.
We believe that we will have a greater chance of success in protecting our communities and our climate if we work together with clarity, unity, and accountability. We will work collaboratively and in coordination while being rooted in values of shared leadership, shared resources, democratic participation rooted in the Jemez Principles.
Earthworks is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, working to protect communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mining and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions. Earthworks supports frontline communities, reforms government policies, improves corporate practices, influences investment decisions, and encourages responsible materials sourcing and consumption. Earthworks is a chartered member of the PGC Coalition. The PGC Coalition Coordinator will be employed by Earthworks and accountable to the PGC Coalition Steering Committee for their day to day work.
How to Apply
Apply online at https://www.careers-page.com/earthworks-2. Please include a cover letter, resume, and 2 short writing samples with your online application. No phone calls please.