Organizers for America - Recent Job Postshttp://organizersforamerica.orgOrganizers for Americaen-usFri, 22 Jun 2018 10:55:05 -0400Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:55:05 -0400Copyright 2018 Organizers for AmericaKing Cow Central RSS Feed Generator (kingcow.com)Energy Finance Campaigner @ Rainforest Action NetworkWed, 20 Jun 18 19:10:03 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=8728http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=8728Organization Name: Rainforest Action Network
Website: www.RAN.org
Location: 425 bush street View Google Map
Job Post Date: 20 Jun 2018
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $51,000 and $57,000 annualy.

Job Description

Energy Finance Campaigner

ABOUT RAN
For 30 years, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has campaigned for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life. In coalition with Indigenous communities and allies from around the world, RAN uses non-violent direct action, grassroots organizing, education, and strategic communications to challenge corporations to stop destructive operations, respect human rights, and adopt comprehensive policies that reduce their contributions to global warming.
Position responsibilities:
RAN is looking for a passionate and hard-working Campaigner to join our Climate and Energy Program. In this position you will use your writing skills and strategic smarts, high level of professionalism, mastery of project management, and negotiating savvy. The ideal candidate will enjoy interacting with people whether inside RAN or in corporate meeting rooms or on street protests. You will spend most of your time planning and implementing strategies to get insurance companies and banks to stop supporting fossil fuels. You must be able to travel domestically on a regular basis and, occasionally, internationally.
This position is full-time, with a competitive salary and excellent benefits and reports directly to one of RAN’s Climate and Energy Program Senior Campaigners. This position is based in the US, preferably in RAN’s San Francisco office.
Specific duties may include:
• Assist in designing and implementing a campaign to get US insurance companies to stop insuring and investing in fossil fuels, in particular tar sands and coal;
• Develop a solid knowledge of the role of insurance companies in funding climate change, as well as the political, economic and human rights issues that relate to RAN’s climate and energy work;
• Assist in implementing RAN’s ongoing work to get banks to stop financing coal;
• Conduct, direct or support research to be used for crafting campaign strategy and activities;
• Develop and maintain relationships with potential and established allied groups
• Engage with corporate and government campaign targets;
• Act as a spokesperson for RAN in the media and at public events, and represent RAN in activist coalitions;
• In conjunction with the Communications and Digital teams, write and review compelling communications materials, including press releases, supporter emails and social media content;
• Work with other Climate & Energy team members to research, write and produce reports and briefing sheets;
• Support other aspects of RAN’s work (e.g. helping during major fundraising events, grassroots trainings, direct actions, or campaigns priorities as requested by supervisor);
• Share office responsibilities to maintain a healthy and safe workplace.

Qualifications

Skills: Experience and skills required:
• Preferably at least three years experience with justice-related or environmental campaigning, ideally with a financial sector focus;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
• Strong interpersonal, time management and project management skills,
• Ability to work to tight deadlines;
• Highly organized, ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced campaigning environment;
• Proven ability to design and implement corporate/finance campaign strategies;
• Passionate commitment to climate justice, human and Indigenous rights;
• Understanding of the science and politics of climate protection;
• Understanding of how financial institutions, in particular insurance companies and banks, impact climate change;
• Skills, or able to demonstrate aptitude to develop skills and/or expertise, in the following key areas: use of media and social media; financial analysis; collaboration with activist and grassroots allies;
• Understanding of non-violent direct action as both a strategy and a tactic;
• Solid computer skills (MS Office-literate);
• Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
• Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
EQUITY AND RACIAL JUSTICE
RAN strives to integrate values of equity and fairness into our work, which includes bringing an intentional racial justice analysis to our programmatic work and organizational structure. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this ongoing process and work with us to create a just and inclusive work environment and world. RAN provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities while also staying committed to providing accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. We encourage applicants of color to apply for this position.
COMPENSATION
Target salary range is intended to be between $51,000 and $57,000 with the final salary determination being based on candidate experience, overall qualifications and geographic location.
The salary for this position is competitive for the small non-profit San Francisco Bay Area market. Benefits include full health coverage for the employee and their partner/family (plus an employer funded HSA), VSP & dental insurance, 4 weeks PTO (increases to 5 weeks after 2 years), and a Simple IRA retirement plan with a 3% fully vesting employer match. Additionally, after 5 years, staff becomes eligible for a 3 month fully paid sabbatical.


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Partnerships Director @ Yale Program on Climate Change CommunicationWed, 20 Jun 18 14:24:28 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=8727http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=8727Organization Name: Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
Website: climatecommunication.yale.edu
Location: 205 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 20 Jun 2018
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

The Director will design and lead the expansion of the external partnerships program for the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. In this role, s/he will help develop climate change communication strategies, tactics and tools for advocates, governments, educators, and companies drawing on YPCCC data and insights, including the Yale Climate Opinion Maps, microtargeting models, and online message experiments.

The position includes three main responsibilities:

1. Develop a partnership strategy and maintain a network of relationships with organizations working on climate change, ranging from large institutions to small grassroots groups.

2. Leverage YPCCC research to improve the communication and engagement capacity of partner organizations and the broader climate change community through trainings at conferences, workshops, courses, and consulting.

3. Work with partners and YPCCC’s research team to design and implement climate change communication and engagement experiments.

The Director will work closely with the YPCCC Director, Research Team, and Digital Director.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Skills: Required experience:

– Master’s Degree or equivalent undergraduate training or work experience in a relevant field, like environmental studies, political science, psychology, sociology, etc.
– 2-4 years in campaign or community organizing, including digital campaigns.
– Experience developing and implementing professional trainings.
– Experience working with and explaining quantitative data.
– Experience with message testing.
– Experience as a staff manager.
– Passion for building a more effective and equitable climate change community.

Required skills and abilities:

– Proven track record of priority setting and multi-tasking;
– Excellent verbal and written communication;
– Ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse partners;
– A working understanding of grassroots campaign strategy and data tools including microtargeting, digital ads, relational organizing;
– Demonstrated ability to work with a team, as well as on one’s own;
– Willingness to travel.

Yale University supports a diverse and inclusive workplace and climate change movement. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.

Organization Description

Based at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, we conduct scientific research on public climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy preferences, and behavior, and the underlying psychological, cultural, and political factors that influence them. We also engage the public in climate change science and solutions, in partnership with governments, media organizations, companies, and civil society, and with a daily, national radio program, Yale Climate Connections.

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Polis for Colorado - Field Organizer @ Polis for ColoradoWed, 20 Jun 18 14:01:53 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=8726http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=8726Organization Name: Polis for Colorado
Job Post Date: 20 Jun 2018
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

Polis for Colorado - Field Organizer

Polis for Colorado is seeking full-time Field Organizers for a data driven volunteer field operation. Field Organizers are responsible for building a grassroots network of volunteers capable of turning out enough voters to deliver a margin of victory within their assigned turf.

Jared Polis is a progressive member of the United States House of Representatives who is running for Governor of Colorado on a platform that includes renewable energy, Medicare for all, reproductive justice, equal work for equal pay, and Universal Full-Day Pre-K and Kindergarten in Colorado. Jared broke barriers as the first openly gay elected member of congress and if elected governor he will be the country’s first openly gay governor. Jared has been endorsed by Civil Rights pioneer Congressman John Lewis and dozens of elected officials and labor unions. Reflecting our candidate our campaign is inclusive, solutions-oriented, and places an emphasis on staff development.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Recruiting, managing and training volunteers to participate in direct voter contact activities including canvassing, phone banking, and voter registration.
• Meeting and exceeding strict daily, weekly, and monthly goals including volunteer recruitment dials, volunteer shift recruitment, volunteer shift completion, and volunteer productivity.
• Preparing canvass and call materials for volunteer activities.
• Adhering to a strict daily reporting schedule.

Qualifications:
• Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to successfully relate to voters and volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds.
• Ability to work independently and in team settings.
• Ability to work long and irregular hours in a fast paced, metrics driven work environment.
• Basic computer literacy and database skills.
• Must have reliable access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license.
• One year of campaign experience or community organizing experience preferred but not necessary.
• Knowledge of Votebuilder/VAN preferred but not necessary.

To apply, please submit a resume to resumes@polisforcolorado.com. Please include 3-5 professional references upon application.

Polis for Colorado is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. Polis for Colorado is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, ancestry, genetic information, military service, veteran’s status or any other protected category under local, state, or federal law. Polis for Colorado will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.

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Paralegal [RJP-06/ CJ-12] @ American Civil Liberties UnionWed, 20 Jun 18 11:30:56 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=8725http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=8725Organization Name: American Civil Liberties Union
Website: www.aclu.org
Location: New York, NY 10004 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 20 Jun 2018
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on Experience
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

Paralegal [RJP-06/ CJ-12], Racial Justice Program, NY
Office: National Offices, New York, NY
Location: New York

JUNE 18, 2018

Paralegal [RJP-06/ CJ-12]
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Racial Justice Program, NY

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than a million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, record of arrest or conviction.
The Racial Justice Program of the American Civil Liberties Union National Office in New York is seeking applicants for a full-time Paralegal position.

OVERVIEW
The Racial Justice Program (RJP) attorneys and staff work on a broad range of racial justice issues, particularly in the areas of criminal justice, education and economic justice. In the area of criminal justice, we are dedicated to reducing the unwarranted and disproportionate targeting, arrest and incarceration of people of color and jailing indigent people for the inability to pay court fines and fees. In the area of education, we seek to ensure that all children have access to quality education, regardless of race or ethnicity. Our economic justice work focuses on eliminating barriers to fair borrowing and eliminating policies and practices that criminalize poverty. Specifically, we have filed civil challenges relating to the inadequate provision of indigent criminal and juvenile defense, racial profiling and disparate educational opportunities. We have also advocated against the racially disproportionate imposition of incarceration and school discipline among people of color as well as economic policies which have a disproportionate impact on communities of color, such as predatory lending, seizure of property through unfair asset forfeiture polices and jailing indigent people because of their inability to pay court fines.
The Paralegal will be an integral part of the RJP team, will attend regular staff meetings and will have the opportunity to learn about strategies for protecting the rights of communities of color.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Respond to individuals who contact the Program for legal assistance; utilize and maintain the intake database to respond to requests
• Ensure timely responses to inquiries
• Cite check, edit, format, produce and serve litigation documents
• Draft declarations, prepare deposition summaries, review and organize documents
• Conduct internet and other factual research and collaborating with other project staff in preparing background memoranda on selected policy issues
• Collect and analyze social science and other research for use in litigation and policy presentations.
• Provide support to the attorneys with client and witness interviews
• Assist in the development and maintenance of RJP websites and other public information outlets.
• Act as liaison with clients, co-counsel and partner organizations
• Act as liaison between staff attorneys and legal administrative assistant to disseminate work assigned attorneys and provide routine and/or procedural guidance regarding work assignments
• Provide administrative support for manager review of applications for legal administrative assistant and intern positions
• Work jointly with interns and communicate routine and/or procedural guidance on projects assigned by managers
• Perform special projects and other duties within the paralegal job functions as assigned by the Director and staff attorneys

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
• A Bachelor's degree is required; or one year of paralegal or related experience is preferred
• Demonstrated interest in racial justice is preferred but not required
• Excellent research, including internet research, and writing skills
• Must take initiative, be highly organized and detail oriented and possess strong interpersonal and time-management skills
• Able to multi-task, demonstrate grace under pressure and meet deadlines
• Ability to work independently as well as within a team
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Word Perfect 10. Familiarity with other Microsoft Office programs including MS Excel, Outlook, Power Point and database software. Experience with Westlaw and STATA strongly preferred
• Experience with the maintenance of websites, layout and electronic posting of content is strongly preferred
• Experience in word processing functions including creating tables of contents, tables of authorities, mail merges, and creating/inserting macros
• Demonstrated commitment to the ACLU's mission to defend civil rights and civil liberties

COMPENSATION
Salary for this position is $53,474. We also offer an excellent benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a cover letter, resume, at least two references and a writing sample to hrjobsRJP@aclu.org Reference [RJP-06/CJ-12] in the subject line. Please indicate where you learned of this job posting. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.
ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction.
The ACLU undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.
We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: hrjobsincl@aclu.org. Correspondence sent to this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.
The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU.”

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Experience: At least 2 years
Skills: • A Bachelor's degree is required; or one year of paralegal or related experience is preferred
• Demonstrated interest in racial justice is preferred but not required
• Excellent research, including internet research, and writing skills
• Must take initiative, be highly organized and detail oriented and possess strong interpersonal and time-management skills
• Able to multi-task, demonstrate grace under pressure and meet deadlines
• Ability to work independently as well as within a team
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Word Perfect 10. Familiarity with other Microsoft Office programs including MS Excel, Outlook, Power Point and database software. Experience with Westlaw and STATA strongly preferred
• Experience with the maintenance of websites, layout and electronic posting of content is strongly preferred
• Experience in word processing functions including creating tables of contents, tables of authorities, mail merges, and creating/inserting macros
• Demonstrated commitment to the ACLU's mission to defend civil rights and civil liberties

Organization Description

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than a million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, record of arrest or conviction.

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