Midwest Organizing Associate

The Organizing Associate will support FWW’s campaign to move federal targets in priority districts on FWW signature campaigns, work remotely with volunteers and allied organizations in target districts, and support the National Organizing team as necessary.

Contact Email: [email protected]

Post Date: 06.21.21

Job Type: Seasonal

Office Location: Work Remotely

Department: Organizing

Job Description: 

The Organizing Associate will report to the National Organizing Manager and will work with other national organizing staff, and policy and communications staff as necessary. The Organizer will support FWW’s campaign to move federal targets in priority districts on FWW signature campaigns, and support the National Organizing team as necessary. The Organizer will work remotely with volunteers and allied organizations in target districts with the goal of growing FWW’s organizing capacity, building volunteer affinity with FWW, and moving target legislators to support FWW policy goals. The Organizer may also support local 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 10 weeks (40hrs/week). This is a remote work position — Chicago, IL preferred.                                 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assisting in building strategic coalitions with labor groups, elected officials, faith-based organizations, citizen activists, businesses, and students. 
  2. Coordinating campaign events to engage citizens and pressure targets. 
  3. Represent Food & Water Watch and recruit new activists at events. 
  4. Assisting in media outreach to educate millions of people. 
  5. Producing online materials such as action alerts, newsletters, and activist guides. 
  6. Researching emerging issues to move campaigns forward and power mapping key targets.
  7. Maintain strong records of work and assist with database development.
  8. Carry out other projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: 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 Senior Organizer 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.                                                                                       

Compensation: $15/hourly

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. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities to apply. 

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