South Florida Part Time Organizer

The main responsibility of the Part Time Organizer in Florida will be to help stop the worsening impacts of climate change by moving local and federal elected officials to oppose liquified fracked gas (LNG) operations in South Florida.

The South Florida Part Time Organizer will report to the Southern Region Deputy Director and will work with other organizing, policy, and communications staff to support FWW’s campaigns. The main responsibility of the Part Time Organizer in Florida will be to help stop the worsening impacts of climate change by moving local and federal elected officials to oppose liquified fracked gas (LNG) operations in South Florida. 

The Organizer will help grow FWW’s organizing capacity in the region by building a team of volunteers and allied organizations to help educate community members living near LNG facilities and shipping hubs about the dangers associated with LNG and climate change. 

Compensation: $20/hour for 16 weeks, 29 hours per week

Office Location: This position is approved for remote work, with a preference for Broward or Miami-Dade County based candidates.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Build a strong base of organizations, community leaders, and individuals in support of stopping LNG operations and addressing climate change.
  • Meet with elected officials and educate them on the climate impacts of exporting natural gas.
  • Work with a team to develop strategic campaign plans including goals, strategies, and tactics.
  • Coordinating campaign events to engage citizens, garner media attention, and pressure elected officials to act.
  • Represent Food & Water Watch and recruit new activists at events.
  • Assist in media outreach to educate the South Florida community.
  • Produce online materials such as action alerts, newsletters, and activist guides.
  • Recruit for and manage phone banks/canvasses to engage community members.
  • Conduct research on local LNG operations and election officials to move campaigns forward.
  • Maintain strong records of work and assist with database development.
  • Carry out other projects as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, the person in this position is expected to have an understanding of Food & Water Watch’s Strategic Organizing model and an ability to develop and carry out campaign strategy. The Part Time 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.

Essential Qualifications
  • 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.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.                                                     

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: 01.05.22

Job Type: Part Time

Office Location: Remote

Department: Organizing