Stop Fracked Gas Exports Temporary Organizer

The Stop Fracked Gas Exports Campaign Organizer will work with other staff to stop a proposed LNG Export terminal on the Delaware River. This person in this role will attend in-person events in Southern New Jersey.

Contact Email: [email protected]

Post Date: 06.16.21

Job Type: Seasonal

Office Location: Work Remotely

Department: Organizing

Job Description: 

The Stop Fracked Gas Exports Campaign Organizer will report to the NJ State Director and will work with other national organizing staff, regional field staff, and policy/research staff to support FWW’s campaign to stop a proposed LNG Export terminal on the Delaware River. The person in this role will be expected to engage in some in-person events in Southern New Jersey.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with our NJ organizing team to organize a public education and outreach campaign in the communities near Gibbstown and directly along the most likely LNG transport routes through South Jersey.
  • Organize impacted residents in Gloucester, Camden, Burlington and Mercer Counties to lobby their elected officials, with a goal of passing at least 12 municipal resolutions in opposition to the Gibbstown Logistics Center and LNG transports.
  • Work with our NJ organizing team to earn public statements of opposition to the project from at least five state legislators.
  • Organize directly impacted residents and activists to “bird-dog” the Governor at high profile public campaign events, applying increased pressure and earning media coverage to hold the Governor accountable to stop the project.
  • Work with our NJ organizing team to hold at least one large public education event serving at least 100 directly impacted residents in Gibbstown and along the transport route.
  • Speak at public events, forums, and other venues, and serves as a representative of Food & Water Action/Watch to the public and the media.
  • Build the capacity and leadership of volunteers and allied grassroots organizations by offering training and organizing support.
  • Maintain familiarity with this issue, and FWW’s suite of digital organizing tools, including the database.
  • Respond to information and support requests from activists, coalition members, and media.
  • Participate and/or develop non-partisan electoral strategies and tactics for either/both Food and Water Watch (c3) and Food and Water Action (c4).
  • Participate in membership recruitment and fundraising for Food & Water Action/Watch.
  • 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.
  • 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, FWW’s policy positions and legislative goals, and an ability to balance multiple strategic priorities simultaneously. The Stop Fracked Gas Exports Campaign 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 or more years of full-time experience organizing at FWW or elsewhere. Experience leading a successful organizing campaign. Clear demonstration of ability to develop effective organizing strategies and guiding others 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.

Compensation: Annualized at $40,000-$42,500, dependent upon experience and based on labor market.

Click here to apply. Please include your resume, cover letter and three professional references to be considered.

We will review your application and if we feel that your knowledge, skills and abilities are potentially a good match for our organization, we will be in contact with you. Please include a Cover Letter with your submission. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch (FWW) strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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