Florida Field Organizer

 logo_large_(1).gifTitle: Florida Field Organizer 

Location: Florida, with expectation of traveling. This position is remote.

Details: This is a part time position of approximately 10-15 hours a week. 

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 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 and other climate policy efforts, in partnership with local and state organizations. Our Climate is committed to deepening relationships with aligned organizations in the region to advance shared goals .

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

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

Responsibilities: 

  • Recruit, train, and coordinate student leaders to build local support for climate action and become powerful advocates;
  • Supervise 3-5 student fellows, who work 5-10 hours a week to build support for climate action;
  • Organize meetings to educate local, state, and/or federal elected officials about climate policy solutions;
  • Conduct outreach to university and college campuses in target districts across the state, building relationships via phone, email, and on-site visits;
  • 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 are seeking and will evaluate candidates who are team players, results-oriented, dedicated to our mission, and demonstrate a commitment to equity. 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 and flexible working environment; 
  • Demonstrated commitment to climate, environmental, racial, 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; 
  • Experience using online platforms including Google Suite, 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. Given the limited number of hours of this role, the organizer will not be asked to spend more than 10% of their time on these sorts of tasks.

Compensation & Benefits: This is a part time hourly position starting at $18/hour. Benefits include paid time off, cell phone reimbursements, and subsidized public transit. Our Climate provides a 3% match for a Simple IRA, which part-time employees are eligible for after earning more than $5,000 in wages over a period of at least six months. 

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to Steven Kirchner at steven@ourclimate.us, with subject line “Florida Field Organizer.” Someone from our team will follow up with an optional demographics survey.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning January 15, 2020. 

Learn more: A webinar sharing goals, expectations, and to answer candidate questions about the position will be held on January 22nd at 7pm EST. It is not required to attend this webinar to be considered for the position. Please email steven@ourclimate.us with the subject line “RSVP for Florida Field Organizer Webinar” to RSVP for the webinar.

We welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), women, people with disabilities, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply for this role. 

 


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