Nebraska Field Organizer

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

Details: This is a part time position of approximately 15 hours a week, with potential to increase to full-time depending on funding.

Background: Our Climate is a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering the generations most affected by the climate crisis 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, among others. 

Our Climate has already begun to cultivate a network of student leaders in Nebraska. We have found that Nebraska 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 Nebraska Field Organizer is to mobilize and empower student leaders to build support for equitable and science-based climate policy in Nebraska. While most of the work will focus on setting and advancing state climate goals, the Nebraska Field Organizer will also work to influence the national dialogue around climate change.

This position will be remotely based in Nebraska and will report to the Our Climate Executive 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 student field representatives and advisors to accomplish agreed-upon campaign goals.
  • Organize meetings to educate local, state, and/or federal elected officials about climate policy solutions;
  • Conduct outreach to university and college campuses 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’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 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 Nebraska Field Organizer position is by no means limited to these responsibilities. As part of a small and ambitious team, the Nebraska 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 $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 to Page Atcheson at page@ourclimate.us, with subject line “Nebraska Field Organizer.” Someone from our team will follow up with an optional demographics survey.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning September 15, 2019. Intended start date is October 15, 2019.

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

 


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