Florida Field Organizer

Title: Florida Field Organizer

Location: Anywhere in Florida, with expectation of traveling throughout the state. This position is remote from the main office, which is located in Seattle, WA.

Details: This is a part time position of 15-20 hours a week. This position is funded for a year and may be extended should funding support it.

Background: 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.

Our Climate has already begun to cultivate a network of student leaders in Florida, with representation from Tallahassee, Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Miami. We have found that Florida students are eager to step into leadership roles and take advantage of opportunities to meaningfully advance carbon pricing efforts, in partnership with local and state organizations. Our Climate has a strategic relationship with Citizens’ Climate Education, which has 20 volunteer-led chapters across the state advocating for carbon pricing, and they are eager to enhance their impact by having more young voices at the table; we are also committed to cultivating relationships with other aligned organizations in the region to create a coordinated effort.

Overview of position: The purpose and goals of the Florida Field Organizer is to mobilize and empower student leaders across Florida in support of equitable and science-based climate policy, specifically federal carbon pricing policy.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct outreach to university and college 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;
  • Educate the public about climate change, energy economics, and carbon pricing through traditional and social media;
  • Meet monthly benchmarks including volunteer recruitment and leadership activation.

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 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, fast-paced, and flexible working environment;
  • Commitment to climate, environmental, and social justice.

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;   
  • Organizing experience is a plus.

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

Compensation & Benefits: This is a part time hourly position starting at $16/hour. Benefits include paid time off, cell phone reimbursements, and subsidized public transit. This position will be eligible for retirement benefits after 6 months.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume in one PDF file to our Deputy Director, Cassidy Jones at cassidy@ourclimate.us, with subject line “Florida Field Organizer.”  Applications will be accepted until August 1st, 2018. Intended start date is August 15th, 2018.

We welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage people of color, women, nonbinary and genderqueer people, transpeople, people with disabilities, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community to apply.


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