Equity & Justice Coordinator

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The New York State Urban Forestry Council (NYSUFC) is a 501(c)3 organized formally in 1999 to advise and assist the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) in executing its urban and community forestry program. The mission of the NYSUFC is to engage in public, private, and volunteer partnerships to do planting, management, and education leading to robust urban and community forests throughout New York State.

Statement of Intent:

The NYSUFC strives to be a leader in equitable urban forestry by supporting and promoting the expertise and leadership of people who have been historically marginalized in the field of urban forestry and have the most at stake in environmental injustice, including Black, Indigenous, and all People of Color (BIPOC), people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people.

The NYSUFC aims to be an organization that is inclusive of and centers marginalized people and communities through its internal structure, funding allocation, messaging, and programs for the health of our urban forests and communities.

Objective of the Position:
The NYSUFC seeks a part-time Equity & Justice Coordinator to develop, champion, and roll out a nascent Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion strategy. Under the leadership and expertise of the Equity & Justice Coordinator, our ultimate goal is to integrate equity into every aspect of our work, including membership, Board participation, programs, funding and grant allocation, education, and the annual New York ReLeaf Conference. The Equity & Justice Coordinator will work closely with our volunteer Equity & Justice Committee to develop proposals for concrete changes to the way we operate internally and externally, starting with small initiatives and building on successes.

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