Ventura County Temporary Organizer

The Temporary Organizer will report to the Central Coast Organizing Manager and work with other staff to support Food & Water Watch’s campaign on important Ventura County fossil fuel issues.

The Temporary Organizer will report to the Central Coast Organizing Manager and will work with other national organizing staff, and policy and communications staff as necessary. The Temporary Organizer will support FWW’s campaign to move local and state legislators on important Ventura County fossil fuel issues including: oil drilling, electoral work on oil referendum in June 2022, health and safety buffer zones and stopping the expansion of the SoCalGas compressor station.

The Temp Organizer will work remotely with volunteers and allied organizations with the goal of growing FWW’s organizing capacity, building volunteer affinity with FWW, turning out voters for the June 2022 referendum 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 grant-funded, temporary position for 7 months (40 hrs/week).  

Office Location: This is a remote work position — Ventura, CA preferred.

Compensation: The annualized compensation is up to $45,000. 

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 citizens and pressure targets. 
  • 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. 
  • Recruit for and manage phone banks/canvasses to engage voters.
  • 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.
Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, the person in this position is expected to have a complete understanding of Food & Water Watch’s Strategic Organizing model and an ability to develop campaign strategy. The Temporary 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, especially VAN or PDI.
  • Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States.                                                    

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.

Food & Water Watch (FWW) is committed to the health and safety of its staff members. Moreover, FWW, as an organization, promotes science-based policy. Science clearly shows that unvaccinated populations drive the spread of the coronavirus and the emergence of new variants, and that unvaccinated people are more likely to contract COVID and experience severe symptoms. Effective immediately, prospective new staff members are required to provide proof of vaccination or request a waiver as a condition of their offer of employment.

Contact Email: [email protected]

Post Date: 11.09.21

Job Type: Temporary

Office Location: Remote

Department: Organizing