POSITION OPEN: Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment (MASE) Coordinator
MASE seeks to retain a coordinator to provide the services described below, on an independent contractor basis with travel and work-related expenses reimbursed.
GEOGRAPHIC AREA SERVED
Services provided by the Coordinator will take place from Albuquerque through the Grants Mineral Belt to the Navajo Nation. The contractor may work from any location with some office support services available at the Southwest Research and Information Center’s (SRIC) office in Albuquerque.
Between $30,000 – $40,000 depending on experience, education and skills levels.
Coordinator should possess:
- Understanding environmental justice & social justice concepts, including environmental justice principles.
- Community and event organizing experience
- Competent knowledge of southwestern Indigenous Peoples’ culture & customs, in particular Navajo & Pueblo.
- Competent knowledge of Navajo and Pueblo governmental systems.
- Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision.
- Ability to handle and resolve recurring problems.
- Ability and leadership to carry out projects from idea to reality.
- Ability to be a team player and work well collaboratively.
- Ability to work odd hours.
- Ability to submit written updates and progress reports.
- Ability to communicate well with others – verbally & written.
- Ability and experience in writing press releases & work with media entities.
- Flexibility to travel
Please submit a resume and letter indicating how qualifications and experience make you a strong candidate for this position and why working with MASE fits your personal goals and commitments.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 4524
Albuquerque, NM 87196
DEADLINE: November 15, 2013
The Multi Cultural Alliance for a Safe Environment
The Multi Cultural Alliance for a Safe Environment (MASE), founded in 2008, is a coalition of grassroots organizations from communities and tribes adversely affected by the environmental degradation related to uranium mining and milling. The Alliance is comprised of five CORE groups that work to address the legacy of uranium contamination which has compromised the health of the land, water, community residents, uranium workers and workers’ families.
MASE is rooted in the experiences of uranium-impacted communities of the Southwestern U.S. We are communities working to restore and protect the natural and cultural environment through respectfully promoting intercultural engagement among communities and institutions for the benefit of all life and future generations.
- Organize, through its CORE groups, tribes and communities directly affected by the legacy of uranium mining and milling contamination to voice their experiences, needs, and requirements for remediation and reparations.
- Educate those within New Mexico and the region about the largely ignored impacts uranium mining and milling has had on the land, water and people of Northwest NM.
- Educate local, state and national policy makers about the legacy of uranium, its dangerous effects, the need for clean up.
- Advocate for a strong regulatory environment to prevent future degradation as well as provide compensation for those workers and their families who are crippled by medical conditions related to uranium mining, milling and transportation.
- Educate the larger environmental community and citizens in general…especially those supportive of ‘clean’ nuclear power…about the destructiveness of the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle on the environment, workers, and cultures.
- Participate on the international level with other indigenous nations adversely impacted by resource extraction, who seek to remedy their respective situations and coalesce to influence world opinion on the environmental and cultural impacts of unregulated or poorly regulated extraction and processing.
- Strengthen MASE Core Groups with resources, training, technical assistance and other aids to increase their effectiveness, build membership and develop innovative programs.
- Strengthen the organization of MASE with resources, training, technical assistance particularly in the area of organizational development, media strategies, and effective educational programs for policy makers, citizens, environmental and public health groups.
MASE CORE GROUPS
Bluewater Valley Downstream Alliance (BVDA)
Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining (ENDAUM)
Laguna-Acoma Coalition for a Safe Environment (LACSE)
Post-71 Uranium Workers Committee (Post ‘71)
Red Water Pond Road Community Association (RWPRCA)
MASE COORDINATOR’S WORK
|The MASE coordinator implements the work of the organization decided by the CORE groups, including organizing, administrative, and fundraising operations. The Coordinator is directly accountable and evaluated by MASE Core groups.|
|Assisting CORE Groups:
Campaigns: Roca Honda, HRI, Homestake, RECA
|Education and Networking Programs