Career Opportunity

DEIAJ Associate

  • Career Opportunity
  • Remote
  • Applications have closed

Website Second Nature

Accelerating climate action in, and through, higher education.

The DEIAJ Associate is a part-time (20h / week) staff member who leads Second Nature’s DEIAJ working group activities, tracks progress towards prioritized DEIAJ initiatives, and provides advice and feedback to members of the Second Nature team on how DEIAJ principles can inform organizational decision-making. This position reports to Second Nature’s President.

Responsibilities include:

Facilitating Second Nature’s DEIAJ Working Group and related committees, including
Setting meeting agendas

Designing strategies and tactics to meet the organization’s DEIAJ goals

Supporting the activities of volunteer staff

Conceptualizing, planning, and coordinating DEIAJ related trainings for staff

Tracking progress towards DEIAJ annual goals

Serving as a resource for Second Nature staff during program and strategic discussions to ensure DEIAJ considerations are applied across the organization’s decision-making and implementation

Developing and cultivating organizational partnerships that can support Second Nature’s DEIAJ priorities and activities

Knowledge and experience in DEIAJ organizational best practices, preferably with small (under 20 employees) non-profit organizations

Experience developing and leading DEIAJ trainings and programming

Demonstrated cultural competence and communication skills to nurture cooperative relationships and foster courageous conversations

Experience developing services and programs that meet the needs of stakeholders with diverse lived and professional backgrounds

Experience leading volunteer groups and facilitating group discussions

Outstanding interpersonal skills and high levels of emotional and social intelligence

Studies have shown that women, people of color, and other under-represented groups are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. Second Nature will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

Position Classification, Salary and Benefits

This is a part-time (20 hours/week) salaried position. Compensation will be commensurate with experience within a range of $25,000 to $33,000. This position is fully remote.

This position does not offer health insurance, but does offer paid time off and a $100 monthly work-from home stipend.

Second Nature is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on any of the following: race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or gender characteristics, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Second Nature is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, Second Nature will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact

People from systemically minoritized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Process

Submit a cover letter and resume for consideration.

The review of applications will begin on January 18, 2023.

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