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Enviro-Mich message from "Alma" <alowry@sugarlaw.org>

Below is a job announcement for a community trainer position at the Guild
Law Center in Detroit.  Please circulate to anyone who might be interested.
We'd like to hire someone before September, if possible.

Thanks, Alma

Alma Lowry
Environmental Justice Staff Attorney
Guild Law Center
(313)962-6540 (ph)
(313)962-4492 (fax)
alowry@sugarlaw.org (e-mail)

Job Announcement: Environmental Justice Community Trainer

The NLG/Maurice and Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice
(the Guild Law Center), a national, nonprofit, civil and economic rights
litigation/public policy organization, is hiring a full-time Environmental
Justice Community Trainer.

Job Responsibilities:

•	Conduct outreach to low-income communities and communities of color that
are facing environmental threats and disproportionate exposures to
environmental hazards;

•	Using workshops already developed by the Guild Law Center, train members
of these communities and community organizers to make effective arguments
before public decision makers considering permits for new pollution sources,
challenge existing environmentally damaging facilities, and build strong
support for claims of environmental injustice;

•	Tailor existing training materials to address the needs and skill levels
of workshop participants.

•	Promote the Guild Law Center’s environmental justice workshops and
resource materials throughout the region and the country;

•	Train community organizers and leaders to conduct the workshops on their
own and provide technical support as they plan and conduct these workshops;

This position will require travel throughout Michigan and possibly to
adjacent states.  Access to a car is needed.  Some evening/weekend hours are
required.  This is a grant-supported position, which is funded for a minimum
of two years.

Qualifications: One to two years experience in community organizing, adult
education or community-based training.  Strong communication, networking and
organizational skills.  Work experience, education or training in
environmental or civil rights issues and familiarity with internet research
preferred, but not required.  Women and persons of color encouraged to

To apply, send letter of inquiry, resume and references to: Alma Lowry,
Environmental Justice Staff Attorney, Guild Law Center, 733 St. Antoine,
Detroit, MI   48226.  If you have additional questions, please call:
(313)962-6540 or send e-mail to:

Application Deadline:	Will accept applications until position is filled
Position Start Date:	As soon as possible
Salary:			DOE
Benefits:		Full benefits package

The Guild Law Center is a project of the National Lawyers Guild, premised on
the principle that economic and civil rights are inseparable. We currently
have four areas of work: Plant Closings; Environmental Justice, Cities
Reinvestment and Economic Bill of Rights/Living Wage.

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