Title: Washington Field Organizer
Location: Washington, with expectation of traveling when COVID safe. This position is remote from the main office, which is located in Washington, D.C.
Details: This is a part time position of approximately 15-20 hours a week.
Overview of position: The primary responsibility of the Washington Field Organizer is to oversee and implement Our Climate’s Washington program through coalition building, youth leadership development, fundraising, and government relations. The Washington Field Organizer’s primary responsibilities are strategic planning to pass climate policy on a state level, recruiting and empowering youth from across the state to become effective climate justice advocates, and relationship building within climate, economic, and racial justice coalition spaces to build the broad movement needed to ensure a livable, equitable, and just future for young Washingtonians.
This position will be remotely based in Washington and will report to Our Climate’s National Policy and Programs Manager.
Coalition and Relationship Building:
- Represent Our Climate at Steering Committee and Movement Building tables within the WA Climate Alliance, at Advisory Board meetings with WA for Black Lives, and at coalition meetings with Balance Our Tax Code
- 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 WA and create spaces to coordinate when needed for events, legislative sessions, and trainings
Youth Leadership Development:
- Oversee and implement Our Climate’s Washington Youth Leader Program;
- Conduct outreach to high schools, community colleges, and university campuses in target districts across the state
- 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
- Conduct research to secure future fundraising opportunities
- Assist in grant writing
- Participate in organization-wide fundraising efforts
- Strategize fundraising events and actions
- Create opportunities for youth leaders to participate in fundraising efforts
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
- Solidify Our Climate’s reputation as WA’s premier youth climate advocacy group among lawmakers and policy-focused partner organizations
The ideal candidate will be the ultimate team player, results and impact oriented, and dedicated to our mission. 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;
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;
The Washington Field Organizer position is by no means limited to these responsibilities. As part of a small and ambitious team, the Washington Field Organizer will be expected to participate in strategy, development, and planning discussions, among other organizational and campaign tasks.
Compensation & Benefits: This is a part-time hourly position; approximately 10-15 hours per week. The pay for this role is $19/hour. Benefits include cell phone reimbursements. Our Climate provides a 3% match for retirement benefits, which part-time employees are eligible for after earning more than $5,000 in wages over a period of at least six months.
To apply please send your cover letter and resume to Washington Field Manager Emily Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 5th.