The New England Grassroots Environment Fund (Grassroots Fund) is a 501(c)(3) environmental justice funder with a mission to energize and nurture long term civic engagement in local initiatives that create and maintain healthy, just, safe and environmentally sustainable communities.
Our program work:
- fosters innovation by directly providing grants to frontline environmental justice/just transition organizers and engaging in conversation around our guiding practices towards transformative work;
- amplifies voices through our participatory modeling focused on shifting power in decision-making;
- convenes changemakers through our Community of Practice work, RootSkills Training Series, Catalyst Conversations and pop-up offices;
- reimagines philanthropy through our shared decision-making ethos, including participatory grantmaking and by working to disrupt white supremacy culture across programs.
The Grassroots Fund co-creates healthy and sustainable communities throughout New England by providing individuals and groups—particularly those who have been traditionally marginalized—with access to the tools, resources and connections they need to achieve environmental and social justice. Our Guiding Practices are fundamental to our mission, functions and programs.
The New England Grassroots Environment Fund, Inc. (Grassroots Fund) is seeking a Strategic Communications & Network Weaver with lived experience in environmental justice and social change advocacy and organizing, particularly in under-resourced and marginalized communities. The Grassroots Fund’s participatory process creates a myriad set of communication moments – pre-application, during review and post-application – with a wide variety of audiences. The Strategic Communications & Network Weaver is a new position that will coordinate the development of strategic messaging/narrative to ensure these communications deepen network building and help audiences understand the opportunities, responsibilities, tools and resources available. The Strategic Communications & Network Weaver will lead on external communications and knowledge management priorities in collaboration with all staff and will report to the Executive Director.
How To Apply
Please submit a single PDF that contains a cover letter, current résumé and the names and contact information of at least three professional or relevant references. We will begin review and interviews as applications are received. Please send your PDF application file to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct any questions to email only.