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Virginia Grassroots Coordinator

Organization Name: Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Website: chesapeakeclimate.org/
Job Post Date: 09 Jul 2019
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $38,000 and $42,000 annualy.
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION
The Virginia Grassroots Organizer will have the skills, passion and commitment to take on one of the biggest problems facing our planet in one of the toughest places to win. We are looking for a resilient, creative, and strategic problem-solver to join our team. The ideal candidate will see opportunities to build relationships, inspire mobilization, and urge faster and more equitable change to address the climate crisis.

WHAT YOU WILL DO
The primary responsibilities of the position include:

Outreach and Mobilization: Most of this person’s time will be spent building relationships with people and inspiring them to take action. This involves recruiting, training and supporting volunteers, as well as forming and cultivating active volunteer teams.
Grassroots Campaign Planning: Working with existing supporters, community partners, and coalition leaders to create strategic field plans aimed at winning CCAN’s priority campaigns.
Planning and Executing Inspiring Actions: Organizing and executing creative actions, media events and community meetings that will mobilize our base and influence Virginia’s decision makers.

Qualifications

Skills: QUALIFICATIONS
The qualified candidate will display the following capabilities and qualities:

Commitment to the mission of fighting climate change
At least 2 years of demonstrated experience building relationships through organizing racially diverse audiences;
experience organizing in Virginia is a plus
Demonstrated experience with campaign planning, coalition building, and media outreach
Proven ability to be self-driven, while working effectively with a team
Proven ability to multitask, while prioritizing measurable results
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Problem-solver; someone who thinks of solutions more than barriers
Willing to travel as needed, a valid driver’s license and car, a satisfactory driving record and auto insurance

Organization Description

ABOUT US
The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the only group in the Chesapeake region of Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. dedicated exclusively to building a powerful grassroots movement to fight climate change. We envision an equitable energy future where truly clean sources of power — efficiency, solar and wind — sustain every aspect of our lives, and dirty fossil fuels are phased out.

In Virginia, we are working on bold campaigns that would result in energy policies matching the scale of the climate crisis the state is facing. Never has our work been more important as we are facing stalls and rollbacks at the national level. For over a decade, we have been pushing the envelope of what’s “politically possible” in Virginia, using every tool inside and outside of the box – from organizing to lobbying to the law. We are standing in the way of two fracked gas pipelines, weakening one of the nation’s most powerful polluters (Dominion Energy), and we are pushing the most effective climate policies in the Commonwealth.

How to Apply

chesapeakeclimate.org

Contact: Courtney
Email: jobs@chesapeakeclimate.org
Job Post Online Expiration: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:42pm

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