Coalitions Coordinator (DC*) - Union of Concerned Scientists

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Deadline: May 29, 2017
*Opportunity located in Washington, DC - This is a one-year temporary grant-funded position with a possibility of renewal.

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.

The UCS Food and Environment Program is leading the call for transformation to a food system that ensures access to affordable, healthy food for all Americans; protects the nation’s farmland, air, water, and climate; and guarantees fair wages and working conditions for millions of farm and food workers. As part of a 14-person interdisciplinary team, you will convene priority coalitions focused on addressing racial equity and social justice in the food system.  You will contribute to outreach and direct advocacy efforts with coalition partners, lead efforts to engage with diverse communities in support of UCS goals, and conduct research and writing on equity-focused topics.