Cause: Environment, Economic Inclusion
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Role: Project Management, Energy Management
Founded in 1966, UPROSE is Brooklyn's oldest Latino community-based organization. An intergenerational, multi-racial, nationally recognized community organization, UPROSE promotes sustainability and resiliency in Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood through community organizing, education, indigenous and youth leadership development, and cultural/artistic expression. Central to our work is advocacy to ensure meaningful community engagement, participatory community planning practices, and sustainable development with justice and governmental accountability. As lead advocates of climate justice, UPROSE views the just urban policy—ranging from transportation to open space—as the heart of climate adaptation and community resilience.
About the Job
UPROSE seeks an Energy Democracy Coordinator to lead the organization's renewable enrgy development and policy work. This will include coordinating community-based energy planning efforts; the Sunset Park Solar Project - the first community-owned solar cooperative in New York - and the development of community solar in Sunset park; coordinating research into financial and legal models; advocacy for just energy policy and regulatory framworks; and supporting community-led implementation strategies.