Northeast Field Organizer

Title: Northeast Field Organizer

Location: Boston, MA, with expectation of traveling. This position is remote from the main office, which is located in Seattle, WA.

Overview of position: Our Climate is a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering the generations most affected by climate change to advocate for strong and equitable climate policy. We believe putting a price on carbon is a critical policy tool to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and we are educating and organizing young advocates across the country in support of the policy. Our Climate co-leads the national Put A Price On It campaign, with the National Geographic series Years of Living Dangerously.

States often serve as laboratories of democracy, and state-level wins have historically paved the way for groundbreaking federal legislation. Massachusetts is one of several states currently considering carbon pricing policy, which provides an opportunity to demonstrate the potential for effective, bipartisan climate action. In collaboration with national and state partners, we are empowering the next generation of leaders in Massachusetts to energize grassroots efforts and get the policy over the finish line.

The primary responsibilities of the Northeast Field Organizer are to conduct outreach to schools and universities across the state and engage students in advocacy efforts to advance state-level carbon pricing policy. Responsibilities include creative organizing (including action and event planning), recruitment and development of student leaders, and educating decision-makers about the efficacy of the policy and the need to take action on climate.

This position will be based in Massachusetts and will report to the Our Climate Program Director, who is based in Seattle, WA.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct outreach to university campuses in target districts across the state, building relationships via phone, email, and on-site visits;
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate student leaders to build local support and become powerful advocates;
  • Organize creative events to attract youth of diverse backgrounds to the movement and earn media attention;
  • Generate awareness of climate change, energy economics, and carbon pricing through traditional and social media;
  • Meet monthly benchmarks including volunteer recruitment and leadership activation;
  • Assist with Our Climate and Put A Price On It social media and communications;
  • Actively participate in the Massachusetts state carbon pricing coalition, and determine how students and millennials can most effectively contribute to existing efforts.

Minimum Qualifications:

We’re seeking candidates who are team players, results-oriented, and dedicated to our mission. Candidates should demonstrate the following:

  • Belief in the power of grassroots organizing and empowering young people to become powerful advocates;
  • 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, fast-paced, and flexible working environment;
  • Commitment to climate, environmental, and social justice;
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of organizing or campaign experience, in staff or volunteer capacity (including campus organizing).

Desired Qualifications

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered even stronger if they demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Stellar graphic design and/or social media skills
  • Experience using online platforms including NationBuilder and Salesforce   

The Massachusetts Field Organizer position is by no means limited to these responsibilities. As part of a small and ambitious team, the Massachusetts Field Organizer will be expected to participate in strategy, development, and planning discussions, among other organizational and campaign tasks.

Compensation & Benefits: This position starts at $32,000-$36,000, plus overtime, and is commensurate with experience. Employees get 20 days of paid time off, including sick time, cell phone reimbursement, public transit assistance, and are eligible to open a retirement account with employer match after 6 months of employment. We will work with employees to ensure health care costs are covered. Our Climate also provides a general professional development budget.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to Cassidy Jones at cassidy@ourclimate.us, with subject line “Northeast Field Organizer.”  Applications will be accepted until June 1st, 2018. Intended start date is August 8th, 2018.

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