Overview

Job Summary

The New Mexico Factory Farm Organizer will report to the Factory Farm Organizing Manager and will work with other national organizing staff, regional field staff, and policy/research staff to support FWWs work fighting factory farms and oil and gas drilling in New Mexico. The Organizer will have four main responsibilities: Build support for action to address the negative impacts of factory farms on our climate, air and water, and communities; build opposition to the false climate solution of biogas and support for sound climate policy; engage in coalition work to stop oil and gas drilling in New Mexico including drilling in Chaco Canyon; and increase support for key federal legislation that would overhaul our food system to be more just, sustainable, and climate friendly.

 

This is a grant-funded position. As such, the position is contingent upon continued funding from the grantor for the term of employment. Should the grantor fail to fund this position or rescind its sponsorship during the term of employment, Food & Water Watch may eliminate the position. This position is a Union position covered under a contract between Food & Water Watch and the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU).. The annualized salary is $46,000 – $50,000 dependent on location and experience.

 

Office Location: This position is approved for remote work anywhere in the state of New Mexico.

1.    Build a strong base of organizations and individuals in support of our campaigns, with a particular emphasis on a factory farm ban and oil and gas drilling.

2.    Work with a team to develop strategic campaign plans including long- and short-term goals, strategies and tactics.

3.    Work closely with team and partner organizations to develop and implement joint strategies.

4.    Participate in coalitions on campaign issues and implement grassroots organizing and public education campaigns.

5.    Speak at public events, forums, and other venues, and serve as a representative of Food & Water Action/Watch to the public and the media.

6.    Assist in building the capacity and leadership of volunteers and allied grassroots organizations by offering training and organizing support.

7.    Maintain familiarity with a diverse set of issues, research products, and FWWs suite of digital organizing tools, and respond to information and support requests from activists, coalition members, and the media.

8.    Develop educational materials such as factsheets, action alerts, web site content and newsletter articles on various campaign issues. Maintain activist database and email lists to effectively communicate to members and supporters.

9.    Regularly report on work to supervisors and donors.

10. Participate in membership recruitment and fundraising for Food & Water Action/Watch.

11. 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.

12. Carry out other projects as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, the person in this position is expected to have a complete understanding of FWWs Strategic Organizing model and an ability to develop campaign strategy. The 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. One year of full-time organizing experience. Clear demonstration of ability 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 PowerPoint and proficiency with all other Microsoft Office products.

 

COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

§  Interpersonal Skills: Maintains confidentiality; remains open to others ideas; exhibits willingness to try new ways of doing things.

§  Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification.

§  Written Communication: Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and has excellent grammar and proofreading skills; presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.

§  Planning/organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans; meets deadlines and adheres to specific timelines; tracks multiple processes to meet goals for timeliness.

§  Quality control: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and looks for ways to improve and promote quality of own work; promotes and upholds office policies and procedures.

§  Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; handles several projects concurrently; is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.

§  Problem-solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

§  Judgment: Displays willingness to make timely decisions; exhibits high-level, sound and accurate judgment.

§  Safety and security: Actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures; uses equipment and materials properly.

§  Teamwork: Contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; provides excellent internal and external customer service.

§  Diversity: Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.

§  Ethics: Treats people with respect and dignity; works with integrity and ethically upholds FWWs mission and values.

§   PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will regularly be required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use his/her hands. Some local, regional and national travel will be required.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment described below is representative of what an employee may encounter while performing the duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

The work environment is that which is typical of an office setting.

 

How to apply

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About Food & Water Watch

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1.    In coordination with the Research Director, and other teams as warranted, develop thoroughly researched and persuasively written education materials such as reports, factsheets, web content, articles, talking points, and other materials to advance our core campaigns.

2.    Respond to information requests from colleagues, activists, coalition members, media, and others.

3.    Monitor and maintain knowledge and circulate media coverage, academic literature, and other publications over the diverse set of issues, research products, and current events related to our campaigns.

4.    Maintain accurate records to support citation and quality standards for work product, and assist in fact-checking peers’ work.

5.    Assist in developing public testimony, regulatory submissions, professional presentations, and other materials, as requested.

6.    Direct the work of interns, as needed.

7.    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.

8.    Other duties as necessary and assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, the person in this position has proven previous experience with conducting research on food, water, and/or climate issues, including longer analyses as well as fast-paced research requests.

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.

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. Coursework or certification in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point and proficiency with all other Microsoft Office products is a plus.

 

COMPETENCIES:  To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Interpersonal Skills: Maintains confidentiality; remains open to others’ ideas; exhibits willingness to try new ways of doing things.

Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification.

Written Communication: Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and has excellent grammar and proofreading skills; presents numerical data effectively; comprehends and translates technical information for general audiences.

Planning/organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans; meets deadlines and adheres to specific timelines; tracks multiple processes to meet goals for timeliness.

Quality control: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and looks for ways to improve and promote quality of own work; promotes and upholds office policies and procedures.

Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; handles several projects concurrently; is able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Problem solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

Judgment: Displays willingness to make timely decisions; exhibits high-level, sound, and accurate judgment.

Safety and security: Actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures; uses equipment and materials properly.

Teamwork:  Contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; supports everyone's efforts to succeed; provides excellent internal and external customer service.

Diversity:  Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment; supports and bolsters FWW’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Ethics:  Treats people with respect and dignity; works with integrity and ethically uphold FWW’s mission and values.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will regularly be required to talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit and use his/her hands. The employee may be asked to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment described below is representative of what an employee may encounter while performing the duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment is that which is typical of an office setting.

 

How to apply

To apply for this position, please copy and paste the following link:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=88626&clientkey=0A5F37CA41A7C8767ABF129CEA481FEC&session_nonce=c6803c3c4eea56bbaca9625942e65b0e

 

Application Process: Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals and differently-abled people to apply. Please submit a cover letter & resume with two writing samples attached (one under 1,000 words and another not more than 5,000 words) and three professional/academic references.