Take Back The Tap Campus Coordinator- Nationwide
Join the movement to Take Back the Tap, promote water as a human right, and work with your campus to promote tap water over bottled water! Food & Water Watch is working with students across the country who are dedicated to helping break the bottled water habit on their campuses and in their communities. Instead of relying on overpriced, environmentally harmful bottled water, students deserve free and easy access to high quality and environmentally sustainable tap water on campus. Join other students who have organized their campuses and have asked decision makers to:
- Stop serving bottled water in food service areas
- Provide filtered water refilling stations for reusable water bottles
- Educate fellow students, hold taste tests, and host bottled water-free events
- Sell reusable water bottles at campus bookstores and other retail locations
Many campuses across the country have already demonstrated their ongoing commitment to sustainability by promoting safe tap water access as the best choice for public health, the environment, and the economy. Take part in hosting speakers and film screenings, running petition drives, meeting with elected officials, and holding media events. Gain hands- on grassroots experience with a national advocacy nonprofit organization; learn concrete organizing skills from professionals in the field; and win real victories for environmental and socioeconomic justice.
Responsibilities may include:
- Recruiting interested students, facilitating group meetings, and providing guidance for group efforts
- Building strategic coalitions with faculty, staff, student groups, alumnae, and board members on your campus
- Coordinating outreach to influential religious groups, labor groups, elected officials, citizen activists, and businesses
- Recruiting and managing volunteer leaders to run strategic campaign actions
- Assisting in media outreach to educate millions of people (CLEARED BY FWW)
- Participating in national campaign strategy sessions and developing local tactics
- Maintaining records of work and assist with database development
Strong interest in Food & Water Watch issues, commitment to social change, strong verbal and written communication skills, and excellent time management skills. GOOD STRATEGIC SENSE, THE ABILITY TO WORK UNSUPERVISED, THE ABILITY AND DEDICATION TO IMPLEMENT THE TAKE BACK THE TAP PROGRAM AT YOUR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY, AND THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE MONTHLY WRITTEN UPDATES ON PROGRESS TO THEIR SUPERVISOR. Candidate should have the desire to develop campaign-organizing skills. A small stipend may be provided.
How to Apply:
Please email tailored cover letter, resume and writing sample to Katy Kiefer, [email protected], subject heading: TBTT Campus Coordinator application.