Position: Intersectional Environmental Justice/Mining Accountability Fellow

Overview of PLAN


PLAN is a multi-issue, multi-constituency coalition formed in 1994 to build collective strategic action among partners. PLAN uses research, public education, leadership development and grassroots organizing to build power and create more humane solutions to Nevada’s problems. PLAN works with diverse constituencies—many of whom do not traditionally work together—and builds bridges so that collectively we can harness the power to influence policy decisions on a wide range of issues.


We work to cross-pollinate issues and leaders to make sure that big mining has an ever-expanding and diverse range of critics challenging the industry and demanding fundamental reforms.


PLAN is also working to build a new narrative in Nevada that looks beyond “extractivism” as an ideology and that forces us to look at the true costs of mining to our economy over the long haul once impacts to water and wildlife are considered.


PLAN’s overall mining accountability goal is to fiercely hold accountable transnational mining conglomerates. Since our mining accountability campaign began just four years ago, we’ve worked hard build critical opposition to mining’s strong-arming of state regulators and to enact state policies to increase safeguards on the mining industry.


Within our EJ program, we also focus on Clean Energy and Climate Justice with a People, Planet First framework to tie all of our programs and efforts together.

Overview of Position & Role


PLAN’s Environmental Justice (EJ) program is looking for a fellow to help further build the EJ mining accountability program’s efforts through the end of December 2017 in both Northern and Southern Nevada. Start date is Oct. 1st, 2017, or sooner depending on the qualified candidate’s availability. Options to expand the end-date or to grow into other staff roles are likely.


This position is responsible for building a powerful base of grassroots leaders who can help win mining and climate justice campaigns that build long-term power and achieve short terms victories. This position will also work closely and in collaboration with our member groups, such as Great Basin Resource Watch (GBRW). This is an exciting position for an individual with a passion for community organizing, racial and environmental justice.

Work Areas and Responsibilities

Expected Learning Outcomes for the Fellow



The position pays $15 per hour. 15-20 hrs per week. Start date is Oct. 1st, 2017, or sooner depending on the qualified candidate’s availability.

How to Apply

Submit a resume and a 1-page cover letter to EnvironmentalJustice@planevada.org, with “EJ Fellow” in the subject line by 5pm, Sept. 19, 2017.

Women, Indigenous, and People of Color strongly encouraged to apply.

Learn more about PLAN at http://mdigitalnet.com and it’s Environmental Justice Program at http://ej.planevada.org.


It’ll be fun and rewarding!