The Organizing Associate will report to the Central Coast Organizing Manager and will work with other national organizing staff, development staff and policy and communications staff as necessary. The Organizer will support FWW’s campaign to move local and state legislators on important Santa Barbara County fossil fuel issues including: oil drilling, local electrification campaigns, health and safety buffer zones from oil wells and stopping the expansion of SoCalGas infrastructure in Santa Barbara County. The Organizer will work remotely with volunteers and allied organizations with the goal of growing FWW’s organizing capacity, fundraising and recruiting monthly partners, building volunteer affinity with FWW, and moving target legislators to support FWW policy goals. The Organizer may also support state or regional campaigns on FWW aligned issues. This position will require flexibility and adaptability as campaign and political circumstances shift. This is a temporary position for 6 months (29 hrs/week). This is a remote work position — Santa Barbara, Ca preferred.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assisting in building strategic coalitions with labor groups, elected officials, faith-based organizations, citizen activists, businesses, and students.
Coordinating campaign events to engage residents and pressure targets.
Recruiting new monthly partners and major donors
Represent Food & Water Watch and recruit new activists at events.
Assisting in media outreach to educate the Ventura County community.
Producing online materials such as action alerts, newsletters, and activist guides.
Researching emerging issues to move campaigns forward and power mapping key targets.
Maintain strong records of work and assist with database development.
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 Organizing Associate will be expected to work closely with organizing staff, 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.
Strong interest in Food & Water Watch priorities and commitment to social change.
Strong verbal and written communication and time management skills.
Desire to develop campaign and grassroots organizing skills.
Adequate knowledge of word processing, email, internet and spreadsheet software. Experience or knowledge of digital organizing tools is a plus.
Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States