Position for Part-Time Environmental Justice/Equitable Development Expert
Skeo Solutions is seeking an expert in Environmental Justice and Equitable Development to provide company-wide support and insight as it relates to the cleanup and reuse of hazardous waste sites and other environmental issues. This position offers the opportunity to work with clients who are seeking to solve tough environmental challenges while meeting community needs. It also offers the opportunity to work with a creative and multi-disciplinary team at Skeo who are deeply committed to providing thoughtful support to our clients that advances positive environmental justice and equitable development outcomes.
The right candidate for this Expert/Advisor-level position is a collaborative, innovative individual with a science, planning or policy background and experience promoting environmental justice and equitable development in government programs. The ability to help navigate and inform a wide range of scientific, planning, communication and community involvement-related projects is required. Strong facilitation skills and experience with a consulting organization culture are preferred. Applicants should be proficient with Microsoft Office programs. Applicants should be able to multi-task, work effectively on a team, maintain a positive attitude, mentor junior staff and have excellent communication skills. Applicants must be willing to travel approximately ten trips per year at various locations throughout the United States.
This is a flexible part-time position with the potential for expanded hours or a full-time position. Approximately 20 hours per week are estimated. Skeo will work with qualified candidates to find a balance that works for both parties.
Skeo is an environmental consulting firm providing innovative, collaborative and multidisciplinary solutions to complex and pressing issues in environmental cleanup and reuse, stewardship, social equity and economic opportunity. We serve clients who face significant challenges at the intersection of the environment and equity. Examples of services Skeo offers that would benefit from wisdom brought from this position include:
- Integration of environmental justice and equitable development principles into technical methodologies such as Geographic Information System data collection, analysis and risk assessment.
- Training, including job training or coaching associated with the remediation of hazardous waste.
- Communication and outreach materials related to risks associated with hazardous waste, cleanup and reuse of hazardous waste sites, and other environmental issues.
- Evaluation of remedies at Superfund sites to ensure protection for current and future residents.
- Development of best practices or guidance.
- Meeting and conference support related to hazardous waste sites and in some cases, their reuse, and other environmental issues.
- Facilitation and conflict resolution.
- Visioning and strategic planning for communities and organizations.
- Equitable development, community engagement, resilience and climate equity services for federal, regional and neighborhood planning processes.
The right candidate will be able to demonstrate how they can contribute to and strengthen these and related offerings in collaboration with our team. Required qualifications include:
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field.
- Expertise in environmental justice and equitable development.
- Familiarity with environmental science concepts, land use planning, or public health and the racial and social equity dimensions of this subject matter.
- Collaborative working style.
- Comfort and familiarity consulting with and working for government agencies.
- Strong writing and communication skills, including cross-cultural communication.
- Demonstrated focus on working with economically-disadvantaged/underserved communities and communities of color.
- Willing to travel for approximately ten trips per year throughout the United States.
- Strong facilitation and conflict resolution skills.
- Preference for candidates located in the mid-Atlantic region.
- Ability to effectively mediate high-conflict scenarios.
- Demonstrated ability to build trust quickly with a broad range of stakeholders including leadership from communities facing environmental justice issues, local government and industry.
Position open until filled. Preference will be given to applications received by June 30, 2021. Multiple hires may be made, depending on the expertise and fit of the applicant pool. Pay range will be dependent on years of direct experience and required/advantageous qualifications, ranging from $50 to $90 per hour. Part time employees are eligible for bonus after six months and 401(k) benefits. Full-time employees, with full-time starting at 30 hours per week, are eligible for all benefits including health, dental and life insurance among others. To apply, please submit:
- A cover letter that describes your unique strengths in environmental justice and equitable development and your interest in working with Skeo.
- A resume of up to four pages.
Up to five project examples that demonstrate your skills and project outcomes relevant to Skeo’s needs are welcome for context.
All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis, and without regard to sex, race, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, citizenship, national origin, or any other status protected by applicable law. Persons of color and persons who are bilingual in Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply.
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