Washington Yes on 1631 Organizer

Title: Washington Yes on 1631 Organizer

Location: Washington State, with preference for Seattle, WA. Expectation of traveling for 30% of time.

Overview of organization: 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.

Overview of position: States often serve as laboratories of democracy, and state-level wins have historically paved the way for groundbreaking federal legislation. Washington is currently considering carbon pricing policy, which provides an opportunity to demonstrate the potential for powerful and equitable climate action. In collaboration with national and state partners, we are empowering the next generation of leaders in Washington to mobilize youth support for Initiative 1631. The initiative, which is backed by the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy, enacts a fee on pollution and invests in clean energy and Washington communities.

The primary responsibility of the Washington Yes On 1631 Organizer is to supervise 10 part time student Fellows to reach campaign deliverables in advocacy efforts to advance I-1631. These deliverables include but are not limited to grassroots organizing trainings, voter education events, phone banking, art installations, written and placed media, tabling events and more.

This position will be based in Seattle, Washington and will report to the Our Climate Deputy Director. The position ends on November 30th, 2018.


  • 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 for equitable, science-based carbon pricing;
  • Organize creative events to empower youth of diverse backgrounds to the movement and earn media;
  • Generate awareness of climate change, energy economics, and carbon pricing through traditional and social media;
  • Track and hit monthly campaign deliverables, in collaboration with the Yes on 1631 coalition;
  • Assist with Our Climate social media and communications.

Minimum Qualifications

We’re seeking candidates who are team players, are results-oriented, and are 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 quantitative and qualitative goals 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, 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
  • Stellar graphic design and/or social media skills
  • Experience using online platforms including NationBuilder and Salesforce  

Salary: This position starts at $15/hour for 40 hours a week. This position is temporary.

Duration of the position: We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. The desired start date of this position is September 5th, 2018. The end of the position is November 30th, 2018.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume as one PDF to Cassidy Jones at cassidy@ourclimate.us, with subject line “Washington Yes on 1631 Organizer.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as possible.

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

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