Organizers for America - Recent Job Postshttp://organizersforamerica.orgOrganizers for Americaen-usSat, 23 Sep 2017 08:39:02 -0400Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:39:02 -0400Copyright 2017 Organizers for AmericaKing Cow Central RSS Feed Generator (kingcow.com)State Director for Public Interest Nonprofit @ Environment AmericaFri, 22 Sep 17 18:53:21 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7631http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7631Organization Name: Environment America
Location: Portland, ME View Google Map
Job Post Date: 22 Sep 2017
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

State Director for the Public Interest Network

We’re expanding our state directing team to have a presence in 33 states, and we’re looking for highly qualified, driven and passionate candidates to run 10 of our state offices, and direct our environmental and public interest programs in those locations.

MISSION AND BACKGROUND:
The Public Interest Network is home to more than 16 organizations, including PIRG, Environment America and the National Environmental Law Center. Each of our groups has its own mission, whether it’s environmental litigation, consumer advocacy, research or training new organizers. The 500-plus staff in our network share a vision of a better country, a set of core values about our work, and a coordinated strategic approach to getting things done.

We also share a great track record. Over the past 45 years, our staff have worked on hundreds of projects and campaigns at the local, state, national and corporate levels. Because of the laws and other policies we’ve won, people are buying healthier and safer products, getting more of our energy from the sun and the wind, drinking cleaner water and breathing cleaner air ... the list just goes on. But every day brings a new challenge or new opportunity. That’s why right now we’re hiring.

SUMMARY
The State Director is responsible for developing our strategy, approach and local message to win our campaigns in a specific state. The State Director will also meet with local decision-makers and opinion leaders and represent our organization to allies and the media. State Directors help to build and foster our membership, grassroots and online base of support. Finally, the State Director will help recruit staff and volunteers to join us, fundraise for our programs, and maintain good systems for tracking and building on our work.

LOCATIONS
New York, Missouri, Connecticut, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia

RESPONSIBILITIES
Program: Run our in-state program participating in and overseeing policy development, research and messaging.

Advocacy: Bring problems and solutions to the attention of decision-makers—including state legislators, people on the governor’s staff, state regulators and local officials. Develop appropriate messages and materials for making the case to decision-makers. Build relationships with key players in the state, the region and at the federal level.

Campaign strategy: Develop plans to win on our environmental or public interest campaigns. Assess opportunities for building political support for our agenda through coalition-building, grassroots organizing, media coverage, endorsements and message development.

Media outreach: Serve as the public spokesperson for our environmental or public interest campaigns through media events, press releases, editorial board meetings and other outreach with a goal of building name recognition for the organization, educating the public about our issues, and building and demonstrating support for our positions.

Coalition building: Identify, reach out and work with partners who can help us win our campaigns.

Fundraising: Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff and meet with large donors, all to bring more resources to campaigns we're waging to protect our environment or the public interest. Work with our citizen outreach staff to build and develop our membership base.
Staff recruitment and development: Recruit new staff and volunteers to increase our impact and build our power.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates must have at least 3-5 years of relevant professional experience. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental and public interest issues and to citizen-based social change, as well as a track record of leadership. We're looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the ability to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and enthusiasm for the work. The ideal candidate will have experience in state-level political advocacy and organizing, a proven ability to recruit, train and develop staff, the ability to raise money, and demonstrated success in building relationships with the full spectrum of environmental and political stakeholders.

Pay & Benefits
Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. The Public Interest Network offers a competitive benefits package.

Locations
Hartford or New Haven CT; Portland or Augusta ME; Ann Arbor MI; Las Vegas or Reno, NV; Manchester or Concord NH; Raleigh NC; Columbus OH: Richmond VA, St. Louis MO; New York NY

To Apply
Please apply online at http://www.publicinterestnetwork.org/state-director.html

Visit http://www.publicinterestnetwork.org/core-values.html to learn what you should know about the network before you apply.

The Public Interest Network is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.

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Stop Drilling Campaign Director @ Environment AmericaFri, 22 Sep 17 18:49:27 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7630http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7630Organization Name: Environment America
Location: Denver View Google Map
Job Post Date: 22 Sep 2017
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Environment America seeks a Program Director to lead our campaign to stop drilling on our lands and off our coasts.

Environment America
Founded in 2007 by the Public Interest Network as the new home for U.S.PIRG’s environmental work, Environment America is a national advocacy organization with more than two million members and supporters spread across all 50 states. We defend America’s most precious resources, promote renewable energy, and work to reduce the pollution that causes climate change.

Job Description and Responsibilities
The Stop Drilling Program Director will lead a series of campaigns to block new efforts to drill for oil or gas along our coasts, on our public lands or in our communities building broad opposition from the public, key constituencies and local, state, and federal decisionmakers. The program director will:

Watchdog the Congress and the White House as well as key state capitols for new/expanded drilling proposals;
Meet with decision-makers to gather intel, educate, and advocate;
Reach out to the national and local media;
Generate content for social media;
Build new coalitions and work with existing networks opposed to drilling;
Write multi-year and annual strategic plans;
Fundraise through grants and large donors; and
Hire and develop interns, staff and future leadership.


Qualifications
The ideal candidate for our Stop Drilling Director will be:

● An experienced advocate with excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
● Creative and effective at solving complex problems, and a strategic thinker.
● A good people-person/listener with a track record of successful relationship-building.
● Well-organized and able to track multiple efforts and keep multiple balls in the air;
● 3+ years of experience in advocacy, grassroots organizing, coalition-building and/or campaign politics.

Compensation & Benefits: Compensation for this position is commensurate with the candidate’s relevant professional experience. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package.
Location: Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Washington, D.C. with frequent travel

Environment America is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Donor Associate for Public Interest Nonprofit @ The Public Interest NetworkFri, 22 Sep 17 18:47:26 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7629http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7629Organization Name: The Public Interest Network
Location: Seattle View Google Map
Job Post Date: 22 Sep 2017
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

The Public Interest Network - Donor Development Associate

We’re expanding our development team and aim to hire four regional development associates. We’re looking for highly qualified, driven and passionate candidates to spearhead fundraising efforts for our environmental and public interest programs.

MISSION AND BACKGROUND:
The Public Interest Network is home to more than 16 organizations, including PIRG, Environment America and the National Environmental Law Center. Each of our groups has its own mission, whether it’s environmental litigation, consumer advocacy, research or training new organizers. The 500-plus staff in our network share a vision of a better country, a set of core values about our work, and a coordinated strategic approach to getting things done.

We also share a great track record. Over the past 45 years, our staff have worked on hundreds of projects and campaigns at the local, state, national and corporate levels. Because of the laws and other policies we’ve won, people are buying healthier and safer products, getting more of our energy from the sun and the wind, drinking cleaner water and breathing cleaner air ... the list just goes on. But every day brings a new challenge or new opportunity. That’s why right now we’re hiring.

SUMMARY:
As a Donor Development Associate you’ll be part of a team that is building people power by deepening the financial and political support of our members. Our Donor Associates are responsible for developing a plan and outreach strategy to broaden the base of support for many groups within the Public Interest Network including Environment America and U.S. PIRG.

REPRESENTATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Fundraising
● Implement a monthly strategy of writing, calling and holding one-on-one meetings with current members and prospective donors to ask them to deepen their financial support.
● Identify house party hosts, and in some cases, plan and implement events.
● Meet specific weekly and monthly fundraising performance benchmarks related to annual organizational fundraising goals, typically visiting with about 40 members per month.
● Follow up on outstanding pledges.
Cultivation
● Keep in touch with donors throughout the year, creating and sending at least six personalized updates.
● Engage donors in program and organizational work, such as events or campaign actions.
● Develop and implement customized cultivation strategies for top donors.
Membership Development
● Work with program staff to craft compelling campaign stories.
● Relay the feedback of members you meet with back to program staff.
Administration
● Implement daily, weekly and monthly systems for tracking income and expenses.
● Implement required legal disclosures.
● Maintain excellent notes on all contacts with and information about members and donors.


TRAINING:
Donor Development Associates participate in an intensive, paid training program for the first week of the job, which is immediately followed by the first 1-month fundraising cycle. All associates take part in additional state, regional and national trainings and meetings throughout the year. There are opportunities for travel and advancement.

QUALIFICATIONS:
We are looking for smart and motivated college graduates who believe in and love fundraising and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidates must demonstrate a track record of being able to effectively work independently. Previous fundraising experience required.

LOCATIONS:
Amherst, MA; New Brunswick, NJ; Chicago, IL; Seattle, WA.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. Compensation package will include opportunity to earn fundraising bonuses. The Public Interest Network offers a competitive benefits package.

TO APPLY:
Please apply online at http://www.publicinterestnetwork.org/application.html.

Visit http://www.publicinterestnetwork.org/core-values.html to learn what you should know about the network before you apply.

The Public Interest Network is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.

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U.S. PIRG Fellow @ U.S. PIRGFri, 22 Sep 17 18:45:20 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7628http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7628Organization Name: U.S. PIRG
Location: Chicago View Google Map
Job Post Date: 22 Sep 2017
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Speak For The Public Interest
Every day, whether it’s in Washington, D.C., a state capitol, or a corporate boardroom, someone is making a decision that will affect all of us -- it could be about our health, our safety, or our democracy.

Special interest groups spend billions of dollars to influence these decisions. Someone needs to speak for the public interest. As a U.S. PIRG Fellow, that’s what you’ll do.

What It Means To Be A Fellow
You won’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world, working on everything from reducing the overuse of antibiotics in the food industry to defending consumer protections on Wall Street. You’ll be recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to get results.

This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders with U.S. PIRG. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups.

Pay & Benefits
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,500 in the first year. U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. To learn more visit jobs.uspirg.org.


Locations & Start Dates
We’re hiring for positions in Washington, D.C., Boston and Chicago. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple locations. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Positions start in August 2018, or visit our website to see immediate openings.

Are you ready to speak for the public interest?

U.S. PIRG is part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit publicinterestnetwork.org to learn more.

U.S. PIRG is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

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U.S. PIRG Democracy Fellow @ U.S. PIRGFri, 22 Sep 17 18:43:19 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7627http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7627Organization Name: U.S. PIRG
Location: Boston View Google Map
Job Post Date: 22 Sep 2017
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Who We’re Looking For
Do you think big money is a big problem in our electoral system? Is overturning Citizens United one of the most important things we can do to put regular Americans back in the driver’s seat of our democracy?
If you agree — and if you’re willing to work harder than you’ll work at most jobs to win smart solutions on real problems that affect millions of lives — consider a job as a fellow with U.S. PIRG.
We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value organizing experience, including building campus groups.
What You’ll Do
This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders with U.S. PIRG.
You won’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world — recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to urge our public officials to do the right thing.
Pay & Benefits
The target annual compensation for this position is $25,500 in the first year. U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

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U.S. PIRG Consumer Fellow @ U.S. PIRGFri, 22 Sep 17 18:29:48 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7626http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7626Organization Name: U.S. PIRG
Location: 2 Locations: Chicago (View Google Map); DC (View Google Map)
Job Post Date: 22 Sep 2017
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

U.S. PIRG FELLOW
Who We’re Looking For
Are you passionate about protecting the CFPB? Do you think that we need to look out for consumers and hold corporations accountable for their actions?
If you agree — and if you’re willing to work harder than you’ll work at most jobs to win smart solutions on real problems that affect millions of lives — consider a job as a fellow with U.S. PIRG.
We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value organizing experience, including building campus groups.
What You’ll Do
This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders with U.S. PIRG.
You won’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world — recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to urge our public officials to do the right thing.
Pay & Benefits
The target annual compensation for this position is $25,500 in the first year. U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

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Digital Recruitment Director @ Work For ProgressFri, 22 Sep 17 18:27:04 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7625http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7625Organization Name: Work For Progress
Location: Boston View Google Map
Job Post Date: 22 Sep 2017
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Digital Recruitment Director

The Public Interest Network is hiring a Digital Recruitment Director to help staff a nationwide network of nonprofit groups dedicated to bringing people together in the fight for a stronger society, a healthier planet, and a government that works for all Americans.

We have over 400 professional staff and our network includes over a dozen groups like Environment America, U.S. PIRG, Green Corps, Frontier Group and the National Environmental Law Center.

Now more than ever our work is critical. The issues we care about are coming under fire under the new Administration, Congress and in many state governments. We have a President who denies climate change, and wants to roll back key consumer protections on Wall Street, and who is proposing massive cuts to the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Centers for Disease Control. We have our work cut out for us, and we are hiring talented, mission-driven people to join with us.

The Digital Director will work with our organizations to direct our online recruitment strategy. Our goal is to recruit talented entry-level and experienced candidates so we can add to the staff, in more than 29 states, and help us build top-notch teams of advocates, researchers, organizers and central support staff.

Responsibilities:
•Build our online reputation by developing marketing strategies, search engine optimization, building relationships with vendors, generating innovative ideas to increase web traffic, and key online platforms so we can maximize our reach.
•Manage our advertising program to ensure we are targeting qualified candidates and converting interested leads to applicants.
•Track and analyze key metrics to continually improve our performance and develop best practices.
•Design the content for our marketing on our websites, online job sites and social media platforms.
•Train staff to use digital technologies and ensure brand consistency.
•Keep up on and implement emerging digital trends and strategies, technologies, and best practices by regularly communicating with allies and digital professionals and attending conferences and trainings.

Qualifications:
•Solid experience with online marketing tools and web-based technologies
•Familiarity with Google Analytics and social media platforms like facebook, linkedin, twitter.
•Proven team management skills
•Strong analytical skills

Compensation & Benefits:
Compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. The Public Interest Network offers a competitive benefits package.

Location:
Boston, MA, Washington, D.C., or Denver, CO

To Apply:
Fill out our online application. Direct your application to Leigh-Anne Cole, Recruitment Director for The Public Interest Network.

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Services Administrator-The Public Interest Network @ The Public Interest NetworkFri, 22 Sep 17 18:24:14 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7624http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7624Organization Name: The Public Interest Network
Location: Denver View Google Map
Job Post Date: 22 Sep 2017
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Services Administrator
The Public Interest Network is looking for an administrator to help the advocates, campaigners, and leaders in U.S. environmental, consumer, and economic social movements work more effectively to solve some of America’s most pressing problems. The organizational, systems, and support work needed to power 500+ world-changers can be staggering. We’re looking for the kind of driven, detail-oriented person who can set up fifteen new email accounts, figure out how to get a vendor to fix a broken database connection, and talk an organizer in the field through how to connect to Wi-Fi. And that’s just before lunch.

About The Public Interest Network
The Public Interest Network is a nationwide network of nonprofit groups, including Environment America, U.S. PIRG, and Fair Share, that is dedicated to bringing people together in the fight for a stronger society, a healthier planet, and a government that works for all Americans, not just corporations. The organizations that make up the Public Interest Network each strive for solutions on their own, while the force of our combined strategies builds pressure for change across the political and economic spectrum. Several of those organizations are headquartered in the Denver office, home to approximately 75 full time staff and one of the Network’s citizen outreach offices. These organizations are responsible for numerous successes in Colorado and across the country ranging from expanding our use of clean energy such as solar and wind, to saving bee populations, to protecting consumers from the overuse of antibiotics, to name just a few examples.

Job Description
The Services Administrator will provide support for the use, maintenance, and improvement of many of the information technology systems across The Public Interest Network. This includes Quick Base, Google G Suite, hub office computer networks, and individual team and department systems. The Services Administrator will exercise independent judgment and discretion over the following realms and take on other projects as assigned:

User Administration
● Set up new users on all of our centrally managed systems
● Manage/update existing users
● Ensure that relevant user norms and policies are enforced
● Handle user management and behavioral issues

Documentation
● Write user-facing documentation, best practices, and how-tos
● Write admin-facing documentation, best practices, and how-tos
● Ensure that all documentation remains up-to-date with respect to organizational principles and evolving platform capabilities

User Training
● Design trainings on our centrally managed systems
● Work with other department’s administrators to ensure good trainings are developed and run for key systems
● Run trainings on core systems on a pre-determined schedule throughout the year
● Ensure that trainings remain up-to-date with respect to organizational principles and evolving platform capabilities

Tier 1 Support
● Monitor help desk website and email address
● Provide initial user support for system, application, and hardware issues
● Escalate more complex requests as appropriate to the IT Director
● Use support interactions to further refine documentation and trainings

Database Upkeep
● Review and approve/reject proposals for new and upgraded database applications
● Develop a library of “how-tos” and “tips and tricks” for database development and design
● Work with database managers to troubleshoot issues, think through design problems, and develop their skills in database design and development
● Enforce and update/develop principles and best practices for good database design, data integrity, and workflow
● Help identify opportunities for automation, better communication, and simplification across the database ecosystem

Training
A key part of the Public Interest Network’s mission is to train leaders who are capable of organizing and winning results for the public interest. The Services Administrator will receive hands-on training throughout the year from administrative staff and the IT Director as well as participate in a classroom training program. They will receive training on IT systems and infrastructure, basic programming, and administrative skills, as well as have the opportunity to learn campaign, organizing, and leadership skills.

Qualifications
We are looking for skilled candidates with a demonstrated commitment to social change and an appreciation of the importance of political organizing, who is motivated more by the success of the movement than by individual achievement. Additionally, top candidates will:

● Have at least two years of relevant experience, though strong entry level candidates will be considered. Prior IT experience, particularly with a public interest advocacy organization or on political campaigns, is preferred;
● Have strong computer skills. IT help desk experience, basic programming knowledge, familiarity with Linux and macOS, and basic knowledge of database design and administration, network design and administration, and web application design is preferred, but training will be provided;
● Have good communication, writing, and people skills, and be comfortable working with both people and technology;
● Be organized, have a good attention to detail, and be skilled at managing multiple projects;
● Possess the curiosity, motivation, and willingness to experiment to pick up new skills, knowledge, and interests through their work;
● Be flexible, ready to embrace new challenges, and have a strong work ethic;
● Have a demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in solving problems; and
● Be able to work independently and creatively, as well as take direction and work as part of a team.

This position requires a two-year commitment.


Compensation & Benefits
Target annual compensation for this position is $27,250. Eligible staff receive paid holidays, sick days, and vacation days; and the opportunity to enroll in our group health care, college loan assistance, and 401(k) programs. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and additional training are available.

Location
Denver, CO

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Policy Associate with National Think Tank @ Frontier GroupFri, 22 Sep 17 18:21:42 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7623http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7623Organization Name: Frontier Group
Location: New York View Google Map
Job Post Date: 22 Sep 2017
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Frontier Group Policy Associate
Our mission:
Frontier Group uses the power of ideas and information to achieve a cleaner environment and a fairer and more democratic society. We are issue experts, writers and analysts who recognize that having the facts on your side is important but isn’t enough to change the world – it also takes effective communication, organizing and advocacy to get real results.
We produce timely, high-quality research reports on the nation’s pressing challenges: environmental protection, sustainable energy, good government and more. We help shape effective public policy strategies that address those problems. And we work to make sure the public and decision-makers hear our message through the media.
To maximize our impact, we partner with groups in The Public Interest Network – the nation’s premier network of public interest organizations – and other organizations to insert our research and ideas into public policy debates at the local, state and federal levels.
We're hiring Policy Associates to do policy research and analysis, plus get hands-on experience in public interest advocacy and organizing.
As a policy associate, you will:
• Write compelling reports on social problems and solutions, using a variety of methodologies including literature reviews and data analysis.
• Help advocates in the field craft a message that will change minds, spur action and generate media attention.
• Write op-eds, blog entries and journal articles that insert our findings into the public debate.
• Participate in trainings, presentations and panels.
• Learn the skills of canvassing and managing a fundraising operation, and run a canvass office for a partner organization during the summer months.
• Learn recruiting skills and participate in recruiting new Frontier Group staff

Candidates should have:
• Excellent writing skills
• An orientation to problem-solving
• The ability to thrive under deadlines
• The ability to think critically and present persuasive arguments.
• A track record of academic success and proven leadership ability.
• Familiarity with quantitative analysis is a plus; as is experience in debate, public speaking, journalism, political campaigning, fundraising, and/or grassroots political organizing.
Compensation and Benefits
Compensation will total approximately $26,000. Frontier Group offers a competitive benefits package.
Location
Denver, CO, Boston, MA, New York, NY and Santa Barbara, CA

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Clean Energy Advocate @ Environment AmericaFri, 22 Sep 17 18:17:53 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7622http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7622Organization Name: Environment America
Location: Philadelphia, PA View Google Map
Job Post Date: 22 Sep 2017
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

PennEnvironment is seeking an experienced staff person to spearhead our climate change and clean energy programs. This person will work with our statewide program and field team, our digital organizer, our citizen outreach operations and our national advocates at Environment America to build momentum, expand support, and win policies that accelerate Pennsylvania’s shift to clean, renewable energy.

Pennsylvania has been at the heart of the nation’s energy decisions and policies for more than 100 years. Our state’s abundance of dirty energy sources like coal, oil, gas and nuclear energy has left a legacy of pollution that has existed for generations, scarring Pennsylvania’s landscape and compromising our communities’ health for too long. Our state stands at an energy crossroads, and we know that in order to move beyond a dirty energy past we need a vision for a clean energy future.

It’s time for Pennsylvania to again shape the nation’s energy future by aggressively pushing towards 100% renewable energy as quickly as possible. From powering homes in Philadelphia with solar, to building wind farms along Lake Erie, to aggressive efforts to slash energy use through efficiency, we can be at the forefront of the clean energy revolution.

The opportunity for progress has never been more real. Clean energy jobs are outpacing fossil fuel jobs, and as the price of clean energy has quickly become cost effective with dirty power sources, new solar arrays and wind turbines are popping up in Pennsylvania every day.

PennEnvironment is ready to make this vision a reality. We’ll need to raise the profile and benefits of clean energy projects that are already happening, and engage the public to push decision makers to embrace a 100% renewable future. We will use our expansive statewide network and access with decision makers, opinion leaders and power brokers to get more citizens, more people and more organizations representing varied and powerful constituencies engaged in the effort.

Responsibilities:
Campaign Director: First and foremost, PennEnvironment’s Climate and Clean Energy Advocate will be the point person to develop and drive this campaign. This means working with our staff and our allies to ensure success for our clean energy campaigns. And it involves developing and executing our initiatives, managing our partnerships with allies, and meeting our strategic and tactical objectives.

Coalition Building: One of the most exciting opportunities in our clean energy work is our ability to build powerful and non-traditional coalitions in support of clean energy. For our Climate and Clean Energy Advocate, this means managing our partnerships with collaborating organizations and key players, cultivating relationships with diverse and powerful allies, and expanding the constituencies supporting our efforts. This includes the clean energy business sector, academics and experts, labor unions, minority organizations, public health groups and civic organizations.

Grassroots Mobilization: PennEnvironment’s Climate and Clean Energy Advocate will spearhead our work to inform and engage the public on these important issues. This means working with our organizers and advocates across the state to build our network of supporters and members, while also educating and mobilizing citizens. This also entails working with our digital team to expand and deepen the support we have through our online community, in order to create opportunities for action for our members and for the general public.

Media and Visibility: PennEnvironment’s Climate and Clean Energy Advocate will be the spokesperson for our organization on all things related to this subject. This means through the media, at speaking engagements and other mediums, with the goal of getting the word out far and wide about this campaign, its importance, and its opportunities for success. By elevating the issue of clean energy in the public debate, we can better educate and motivate citizens while holding decision-makers accountable. At the same time, increasing visibility means greater exposure for PennEnvironment through public forums, speaking engagements, and in the media, in turn helping to build a stronger, more sustainable organization.

Research and Policy: PennEnvironment’s Climate and Clean Energy Advocate will manage research associated with the campaign, including in-house and vendor-related research reports, messaging and packaging, and policy review.

Advocacy: PennEnvironment’s Climate and Clean Energy Advocate will be the staff person who is bottom line responsible for tracking, researching and ensuring PennEnvironment’s engagement on state, regional and national policies that will help the Commonwealth move towards 100% clean, renewable energy. This includes spearheading the writing and submission of testimony; drafting and distribution PennEnvironment position papers on legislation and regulations; and communicating directly with elected officials and regulators in support of, or opposition to, specific policies as they relate directly to clean energy issues for Pennsylvania.

Fundraising and Organization Building: PennEnvironment’s Climate and Clean Energy Advocate will be charged with developing and implementing a new strategy for building foundations and donor support for our clean energy program work, as well as work with our citizen outreach team and digital organizer to raise money for our clean energy campaigns. At the same time, the Advocate will help recruit new staff, interns and volunteers to increase our impact and build more sway. Coordination of staff working on the campaign including organizers and advocates and citizen outreach team working on the campaign and adding new staff over the course of the first two years.

Location
Philadelphia, PA

Compensation
Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. PennEnvironment offers a competitive benefits package.

PennEnvironment is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

How to Apply

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