CCEJN is now Hiring a Community Organizer in Kern Co. Apply Today.



The Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN), a fiscally sponsor project of the Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE); is accepting applications from motivated individuals to fill a Community Organizer Position for Kern County.

CCEJN seeks to preserve the natural resources of the San Joaquin Valley by working towards minimizing or eliminating environmental degradation within our communities.  Rural communities in California’s Central Valley suffer a disproportionate amount of negative health, social, and economic impacts due to disproportionate environmental degradation. CCEJN upholds the principles of environmental justice through direct action, movement building, advocacy, and resident engagement in all of its efforts. CCEJN is looking for candidates who share our organizational values and are interested in working in the field of Environmental & Social Justice Issues in Kern County.

Job Description

The Community Organizer position is a temporary, part-time position that is responsible for providing community education and outreach in low-income communities of color in Kern County. Specific areas of responsibility include working closely with residents in Arvin, Shafter and other Kern County communities as needed, offering bilingual education on basic environmental literacy and fracking issues; engagement of residents in relevant project work; community meeting coordination; and offering support for residents that want to engage in collection of targeted samples and pollution logs of oil and gas related emissions. The selected candidate will also help to educate residents on how to identify fracking and other extreme oil production methods violations and how to report it to the IVAN Kern Reporting Network. The Community Organizer will report directly to CCEJN Kern County Coordinator and will work closely with CCEJN’s director and other community partners.

This is a non-exempt temporary part-time position. It is expected that this person will work approximately 20 hours per week over a 10-month period, with the possibility of extending the number of hours per week and the number of months of work based on funding availability.

Major Responsibilities

General Responsibilities

Required Qualifications

 Preferred Qualifications

Starting Date: Open until filled

Compensation: $16/hourly

How to Apply:

Interested candidates must send an e-mail that includes a cover letter and resume to with “CCEJN Kern Community Organizer” as the subject line.  For more information about the position please contact Nayamin Martinez at 559-351-6398.