Posting: Air and Water Projects Coordinator - Eastside Community Network, Detroit MI

January 25, 2023

Position Posting: Air and Water Projects Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Climate Equity

Positions Terms: Full Time salaried with some evening and weekend hours; $40,000-$45,000

Position Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life coverage

Position Scope: Coordinate projects for the Climate Equity department with a focus on drinking water access, flooding mitigation, and air pollution monitoring and advocacy. Duties will primarily be focused around collaborating with various community partners, helping facilitate community engagement and advocacy activities, and coordinating special air quality and flooding mitigation projects with eastside residents.

Eastside Community Network is seeking a person for a coordinator position in its Climate Equity Department. Experience with environmental issues is not required, though openness to learning about new topics is. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of the eastside of Detroit and willingness to learn about climate resiliency.

Resumes should be submitted to and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Baseline Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of community needs, priorities, and leadership
  • Passion for Detroit and advocating for positive change in the city
  • Experience working in Detroit communities, especially the eastside
  • Strong organization and logistical management skills
  • Comfort with using technology (email, video conferencing, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.)
  • Open to building knowledge around climate resiliency, environmental justice, and other related topics
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills
  • Proven ability to engage and interact with diverse populations
  • Proven ability to both take initiative and work independently as well as collaborate with team members
  • Willingness to develop new skills and knowledge as needed

Desirable Qualifications: 

  • Resident of Detroit's Eastside
  • Experience in climate, environmental justice, sustainability, or other environmental work, especially with air quality and water issues
  • Familiarity with Detroit city government officials and programs

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Supporting ECN’s Climate Equity work with specific focus on water and air quality issues
  • Coordinating project work, payments, schedules, budgets, and meetings with partner organizations
  • Outreach efforts with residents, including supporting residents directly on implementing projects
  • Expanding community knowledge of sustainability and climate issues, specifically with water and air
  • Organizing, attending, and participating in community meetings hosted by ECN and other groups
  • Preparing materials, taking notes, and creating next steps for meetings
  • Connecting residents to available resources
  • Broadening and strengthening ECN’s network around air quality and water issues
  • Undertaking other project tasks and providing administrative support as required


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