Food & Water Watch is a leading national public interest organization that runs dynamic, cutting edge organizing campaigns to protect our essential resources—food, water and climate. Our mission is to stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment. In 2011, Food & Water Watch was the first national organization to call for a ban on fracking. We have won significant national victories including banning fracking in states and communities across the country as well as fighting water privatization in dozens of communities. Our legal work is focused on industrial agriculture, water privatization, food safety and climate and energy issues, all in pursuit of our organizational theory of change. Our work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun and numerous other major media outlets.
This position is based out of our New Brunswick, NJ office.
The NJ Campaign Coordinator will join our 100% renewable energy campaign team in Central New Jersey with a specific focus on building grassroots political power in NJ’s 6th Congressional District. This individual would be responsible for building relationships with new volunteers and coalition partners in support of our climate and energy policy goals. This person will learn how to use Food & Water Watch systems and services that will allow them to complete their job duties. The NJ Campaign Coordinator will report to the New Jersey State Director.
In order to advance our campaign to move New Jersey and the Nation off fossil fuels and onto 100% renewable energy by 2030, the NJ Campaign Coordinator will have the following
Map networks of grassroots power in our target communities, including student, faith, environmental, labor, civic and social justice organizations.
Work directly with our organizing team to conduct targeted outreach to new partner organizations with the goal of scheduling one on one meetings and moving onto presentations and direct engagement of their full organizational membership.
Organize public informational sessions at local libraries as well as more personal gatherings in the homes of new volunteer leaders in each of our target communities to expand our volunteer base in the communities.
Work with our organizing staff to develop and implement a volunteer leadership development program, with a goal of developing 2-3 volunteer leaders in each of our 10 priority towns in NJ’s 6th Congressional District.
The NJ Campaign Coordinator will help promote a positive work environment by maintaining respectful interactions with FWW employees, members, volunteers and coalition partners. This position requires the ability to function successfully in both team and independent work environments.
Education: High school diploma/GED
Experience: Some grassroots organizing and/or advocacy experience preferred
Knowledge: Strong interest in Food & Water Watch issues and commitment to social change.
SkillsStrong verbal and written communication skills.
Strong organizational and time management skills
Desire to develop campaign organizing skills.
Capabilities: Ability to communicate with diverse groups of people and organizations about Food & Water Watch issues and campaigns.
Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States.