Title: Oregon Field Organizer

Location: Oregon, with expectation of traveling. This position is remote from the main office, which is located in Washington D.C.

Reports to: National Policy and Programs Manager

Salary:This is a part-time hourly position at $19/hour; approximately 15-20 hours per week. 

Background: Our Climate empowers young people to advocate science-based and equitable climate solutions that build a livable world. Young people are overwhelmingly supportive of climate action and eager to work for an equitable transition to clean energy; over the past year, millions of young people across the world have taken to the streets to demand action from elected officials. Our Climate provides young leaders with the education, tools, and experience to advocate concrete policy solutions to mitigate the climate crisis and protect our shared future.

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 climate justice and are committed to prioritizing equity, diversity, and inclusion in our programs, hiring process and organizational culture.

We encourage all applicants to review our DEI Action Plan to better understand our commitment. Additionally, we encourage applicants to review our Organizational Culture Memorandum to better understand how we hold our team members accountable to being the best team we can be.

Overview of Position: The Oregon Field Organizer will liaise and coordinate with other members of statewide campaign, and mobilize and empower young leaders to build support for equitable and science-based climate policy in the state of Oregon.

The primary responsibility of the Oregon Field Organizer is to recruit, train, and support youth leaders from across the state to reach campaign deliverables that advance climate policy in Oregon and build youth support for bold climate action. These deliverables include but are not limited to: grassroots organizing trainings, voter education events, phone banking, art installations, written and placed media, tabling events and more.
Responsibilities: 
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate student leaders to build local and statewide support for climate action and become powerful advocates;
  • Supervise ~ 15 Youth Leaders, who work 5-10 hours a week to build support for climate action;
  • Organize meetings to educate local and state elected officials about climate policy solutions;
  • Conduct outreach to university and college campuses in target districts across the state, building relationships via phone, email, and on-site visits;
  • Educate the public about climate change, energy economics, and carbon pricing through attending and hosting community events and sharing our work via social media;
  • Meet monthly benchmarks including volunteer recruitment and leadership activation; 
  • Liaise and coordinate strategies and actions with other members of statewide coalitions.
  • Support in developing a Youth Impact Statement with partnership organizations, coalitions, and youth across the state. 
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.

Desired 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, NationBuilder, and Salesforce; 
  • Experience using social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, Handshake, Slack and Canva.
Compensation & Benefits: This is a part-time hourly position; approximately 15-20 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 email a cover letter and resume speaking to your ability to meet our “must haves”, as well as highlighting any experience related to the Preferred Qualifications and a resume to emily@ourclimate.us, with subject line “Oregon Field Organizer”. Our team will follow up with an optional demographics survey.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning Monday, November 15, 2021. Priority deadline: December 7th. Intended start date is January 3, 2021.

Read our full hiring policy here.

We welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage Black, Indignous, and people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply for this role.

Published On: November 15th, 2021 / Categories: Blog, Career /