Title: WA Field Coordinator / Organizer

Reports to: Staff and Partnerships Manager

Supports: Field team

Compensation: 30 hours a week @ $27 an hour

Location: Hybrid- Remote with the exception of periodic hosting of in-person events. WA resident preferred.

Start Date: August 2024


Background: Our Climate empowers young people to advocate for the science-based, equitable and intersectional climate justice policies that build a thriving world. We engage and empower young leaders to eliminate greenhouse gas pollution and achieve a transition away from an extractive, profit-based economy towards one that is equitable and regenerative to build a thriving world. Since our founding in 2014, Our Climate has mobilized thousands of young people to advance state and federal level climate justice policy. 


Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ):  While Our Climate is now a Black-led organization working on a complex, multifaceted issue that disproportionately impacts frontline communities, we do acknowledge our history as a white-led organization. We understand that racism is a part of the very institutions we’re a part of and that bias and unintentional harm will be perpetuated if we do not make an explicit effort to incorporate DEIJ into our organization.  We’re dedicated to intersectional climate justice and are committed to prioritizing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our programs, hiring process and organizational culture.


We encourage all applicants to visit our DEIJ website page to learn more about our recent DEIJ achievements and our journey to cultivate a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice for all in Our Climate’s internal and external work. 



Overview of Position: The purpose and goals of the WA Field Coordinator is to

mobilize, empower and mentor student leaders across WA, to build support for equitable and science-based climate policies on the state and federal level. This position will be remotely based in WA.


Responsibilities:


Coalition and Relationship Building:

  • Represent Our Climate at Steering Committee and Movement Building tables
  • Build meaningful relationships within each coalition space by finding opportunities to partner on events, find shared policy priorities, and uplift the work partner organizations are doing through speaking invitations and social media
  • Build relationships with other youth organizations across the region and create spaces to coordinate when needed for events, legislative sessions, and trainings
  • Build relationships with impacted communities across WA

Youth Leadership Development:

  • Conduct intentional outreach to high schools, community colleges, and university campuses across the region to build Youth Leader Programs that reflect those who are on the frontlines of the climate crisis
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate student leaders to build local support and become powerful advocates for equitable, science-based, state level climate policy
  • Create spaces to provide guidance for youth leaders across movements to strategize advocacy efforts
  • Support youth in organizing creative events, writing and producing earned media, and utilizing social media platforms to spread awareness
  • Support youth in the creation of a State Zine

Policy and Government Relations:

  • Build relationships with key legislators through regular meetings and actions
  • Organize Youth Lobby Days and cohost Lobby Days with partner organizations and coalitions
  • Work with youth leaders and partner organizations to analyze and improve policy and to determine priority legislation
  • Identify and pursue policy and campaign opportunities

Administrative:

  • Join and participate in weekly staff meetings, and other administrative tasks as they arise
  • Occasionally assist with internal and external written communications, including program evaluations, annual reports, and website content.

The WA Field Organizer position is by no means limited to these responsibilities. As part

of a small and ambitious team, they will be expected to participate in strategy, development, and planning discussions, among other organizational and campaign tasks. Given the limited number of hours of this role, the organizer will not be asked to spend more than 10% of their time on these sorts of tasks.


Minimum Qualifications:

We’re seeking candidates who are collaborative, results-oriented, forward thinking, dedicated to our mission, and view the world through a creative political lens. They will resonate with our organizational culture values and be dedicated to advancing equity.  In addition to these “must haves”, candidates should demonstrate the following:

  • Belief in the power of grassroots organizing and empowering young people to become compelling advocates; 
  • An organized, collaborative, and proactive work style;
  • Commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done, even in the face of obstacles;
  • Ability to work in remote and flexible working environments; 
  • Demonstrated commitment to climate, environmental, racial, and social justice;
  • Strong communication skills and ability to take initiative.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered even stronger if they demonstrate the following:

  • Experience organizing their community;
  • Experience with policy analysis and advocacy;
  • Experience working within a coalition;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience using online platforms including Google Suite, Action Network, and Slack;
  • Experience using social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, Canva, Instagram, and

Sendible;



Compensation & Benefits: 

This is a full time exempt role at 30 hours a week compensated at $27 an hour commensurate with experience. Our Climate also has a generous benefits package. Benefits include 20 vacation days, 12 sick days, 401k retirement (3% employer match), Headspace subscription (if you have chosen to utilize this), monthly cell phone reimbursement, and subsidized public transit. In addition to these benefits, you will also receive group health insurance.



To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Washington Field Organizer” in the subject line. Only applications submitted via email will be considered. The deadline to apply for this position is June 21, 2023.



EEO Statement: We welcome applications from all communities, and strongly encourage Black, indigenous, and people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply for this role. Our Climate is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity, gender expression or transgender status), national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age, protected genetic information, status as a parent, marital status, political affiliation, or retaliation based on prior protected EEO activity. In addition, Our Climate will not permit discrimination or harassment – sexual or nonsexual – of any employee or applicant for employment.

Published On: May 16th, 2024 / Categories: Career /