Food & Water Watch is working to create a healthy future for all people and generations to come—a world where everyone has food they can trust, clean drinking water and a livable climate. Making this happen requires involving people in the pressing issues of our time at the local, state, and federal level, building on one win after another, as we develop a larger movement that has the political power to make our democratic process work.
The Clean Energy Campaign Organizer will report to the NJ State Director and will work with other national organizing staff, regional field staff, and policy/research staff to support FWW’s campaign to enact 100% renewable energy laws in 5-10 target NJ municipalities in 2021.This is a Bargaining Unit/Union Position. The Clean Energy Campaign Organizer will have the following main responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with our NJ organizing team to recruit and manage 75 Organizing Fellows and 340 Campaign Volunteers to reach our goal of 4,200 petition signatures.
Provide training and ongoing support to Organizing Fellows to help them achieve their individual goal of collecting 30 petition signatures each in support of our 100% renewable energy policy.
Work with our NJ Organizing team and our existing base of members and volunteers to recruit, develop and manage 340 volunteers in our target municipalities.
Provide training and ongoing support to Volunteers to help them achieve their individual goal of collecting 6 petition signatures in support of our 100% renewable energy policy.
Work with our NJ Organizing team to develop strategic campaign plans including long- and short-term goals, strategies and tactics.
Work closely with team and partner organization to develop and implement joint strategies.
Participate in coalitions on campaign issues and implement grassroots organizing and public education campaigns.
Speak at public events, forums, and other venues, and serves as a representative of Food & Water Action/Watch to the public and the media.
Build the capacity and leadership of volunteers and allied grassroots organizations by offering training and organizing support.
Maintain familiarity with a diverse set of issue, research products, and FWW’s suite of digital organizing tools, including the database.
Respond to information and support requests from activists, coalition members, and media.
Participate and/or develop non-partisan electoral strategies and tactics for either/both Food and Water Watch (c3) and Food and Water Action (c4).
Participate in membership recruitment and fundraising for Food & Water Action/Watch.
Support Our Culture of Philanthropy: Demonstrate an understanding of the essential role of our members and supporters, and consistently serve as an ambassador for FWW/FWA and our work. Participate in or attend events and other activities as appropriate that are organized for our supporters and donors. Be cognizant of fundraising opportunities and share contacts and information that will help build and sustain FWW/FWA.
Carry out other projects as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, the person in this position is expected to have a complete understanding of FWW’s Strategic Organizing model, FWW’s policy positions and legislative goals, and an ability to balance multiple strategic campaigns and targets simultaneously. The Central Jersey Organizer will be expected to work closely with volunteers and allied organizations to ensure campaigns are moving forward to achieve programmatic goals.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree or combination of relevant education and experience. Three or more years of full-time experience organizing at FWW or elsewhere. May manage multiple temporary and part time staff or interns. Experience leading multiple successful organizing campaigns. Clear demonstration of ability to develop effective organizing strategies and guiding others to develop effective organizing strategies.
Computer Skills: An individual should be able to work in a computerized environment and have adequate knowledge of word processing, email, internet and spreadsheet software; in particular have coursework or certification in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point and proficiency with all other Microsoft Office products.