The Environmental Justice and Climate Just Cities Network is looking to hire two graduate students (Master’s or PhD) to support the work of the network.
The EJCJC Network is an open space for collaboration and dialogue on environmental and climate justice on campus across institutions and disciplines. Positions start over the summer and ideally continue into the fall. Start dates are somewhat flexible.
We are especially keen to support co-learning with environmental justice advocates and community-based organizations, and share that learning across national and global networks. Our goals are to inform the underlying value system, operating model, research and curriculum of the Earth Institute and the Columbia University Climate School; make our institutions more responsive to the urgent social and environmental demands of this moment; and support direct application of climate just approaches to implementation of urban policy, advocacy, planning and programs. More information is available on our website.
The EJCJC fellows would be responsible for helping coordinate and co-develop network activities, linking to other activities and networks on campus, developing a Climate Justice Primer, and working with a postdoctoral fellow associated with our network. Tasks may include helping to organize staff meetings, webinars and events; providing website and social media support; preparing communication and outreach material; managing projects and follow-up; and developing and managing systems and processes to maintain network connectivity. Fellows will play a strategic supportive role to the co-directors, helping to implement outputs, which may vary in size and scope (e.g. seminars, events, podcasts, articles, courses, research projects, exhibitions, etc.).
This is an excellent opportunity to engage with researchers and practitioners across the University. Fellows are expected to work 10-15 hours a week and will be paid $20 per hour. The position starts June 1, 2022 (with flexibility on start date and hours over the summer) and runs through the academic term 2022-2023.
Ideal candidates should show strong commitment to environmental and climate justice, excellent communications, writing and organizational skills, and cooperative and team building skills. Some experience working with community groups is a strong plus. To apply, please contact jk2002@columbia with a cover letter, CV and a reference.