U.S. Climate Plan is hiring for a 6-month full-time National Field Organizer, with possibility of longer-term employment.
The National Field Organizer will help build power for the youth climate justice movement by supporting a grassroots constituency of young people who understand that tackling the global climate crisis will require bold government action from the United States. This will primarily be through organizing related to U.S. Climate Plan’s Future Power initiative to transform the millennial generation’s passive support for climate action to active support for policy changes that match the scale of the challenge. We aim to support state-level campaigns for ambitious climate action, help build statewide and national networks of youth climate activists, leverage crucial political opportunities in the coming years, elevate climate change to a priority issue in key states, shift the public narrative around climate and energy, and build pressure for national action.
- Support student and youth climate activists around the country with organizing and training through our Future Power initiative
- Empower millennial climate activists to create uncompromised visions of the energy systems and communities they want to see
- Train leaders in social movement theory, campaign strategy, action planning, anti-oppression, non-violent direct action, coalition building, promotion, recruitment, and more
- Identify and develop youth leadership
- Support local, state, and national network infrastructure
- Help build national, state, community, and campus power for the youth climate movement
- Cultivate relationships with public officials at the local, state, and national level
- Represent U.S. Climate Plan to the public and in the media
- Passionate about working for solutions to the climate challenge
- Experience running grassroots community organizing or political campaigns
- Events and action planning
- Ability to plan and facilitate trainings; experience as a facilitator and trainer
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop trusting, productive relationships with staff, partners, and activists
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work independently and within a team to meet goals
- Willingness to work more than 40 hours per week and unconventional hours
- Willingness to travel
- Experience working with diverse communities
- Provide your own laptop and cell phone
Desired (but not required) skills and experiences:
- Experience with direct action organizing
- Experience with student organizing on college campuses
- Training development and delivery
- Digital organizing, social media, and online to offline organizing
- Grassroots fundraising and grantwriting
Position type: Full-time, salary
Start date: ASAP (negotiable)
Location: Flexible. (Washington, DC preferred)
Application instructions: Please send a résumé, cover letter, and contact info for 2 organizing references to firstname.lastname@example.org with “National Field Organizer” in the subject line.
About U.S. Climate Plan:
U.S. Climate Plan was formed in June of 2013 in response to President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to build support and draw attention to the need for comprehensive energy policy solutions grounded in scientific demands — not politics. We are working to build a movement of people who understand that tackling the global climate crisis requires bold federal action from the United States. We seek to activate the people who share our vision for a just and beautiful world in order to shift the public narrative in our country and create the political will necessary to secure ambitious, comprehensive, and just national climate legislation and policy.
U.S. Climate Plan is a 501(c)3 non-profit and an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage people of color, indigenous people, women, LGBTQ, and members of other marginalized groups to apply.