The Oregon 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 FWW’s work to win a mega-dairy moratorium in Oregon. The Organizer will have three main responsibilities: 1) implement Stand Up to Factory Farms (SUFF) coalition campaign work on factory farming issues to build widespread support for and advance meaningful reforms in state law and regulatory oversight of the factory farm industry; 2) help the organizing effort to stop the negative impacts of factory farming on the environment, family farms, and communities; and 3) build family farmer, local government, individual and other support across the state for action.
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 is a Union bargaining unit position. The annualized salary is $40,000-$50,000 dependent on location and experience.
Office Location: this position is approved for remote work in Oregon.
About Food & Water Watch
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Build a strong base of organizations and individuals in support of our campaigns, with a particular emphasis on winning a moratorium on mega-dairies in Oregon.
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 the Stand Up to Factory Farms coalition 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 FWW’s 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, website 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 and/or develop non-partisan electoral strategies and tactics for either/both Food & Water Watch (c3) and Food & Water Action (c4) and the Stand Up to Factory Farm coalition.
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 the Stand Up to Factory Farms coalition 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.
To perform this job successfully, the person in this position is expected to have a complete understanding of FWW’s 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 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 Power Point 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 FWW’s mission and values.
- 100% employer-paid health care, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance.
- Three weeks of paid vacation to start and three personal days.
- Food & Water Watch offices are closed for all federal holidays and an extra week at the end of December.
- Paid sick days.
- Paid family and medical leave.
- 403(b) retirement plan with annual employer contribution after the first year on staff.
- Professional development opportunities on an ongoing basis.
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 their 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.
To apply for this position, please copy and paste the following link: