The Volunteer Network Coordinator will report to the Southern Region Deputy Director and will work with other national organizing staff and regional field staff to support FWW’s work to build the Food & Water Volunteer Network. The Volunteer Network Coordinator will have three main responsibilities: Working directly with existing volunteers; recruiting and onboarding new volunteers; and helping to develop, training and resources for our Volunteer Network.
This is an 8-month, part-time position (20-hrs/week). The rate is $16.10/hour.
Office Location: This position is approved for remote work.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Work directly with our incredible team of volunteers on our Central Volunteer (calling and texting) team, our Climate Liaison team of grassroots lobbyists, and other volunteers and volunteer leaders across the Food & Water Volunteer Network.
- Participate in planning and executing public-facing volunteer events, including regular volunteer orientations, phone/text banks, monthly team meetings, and trainings as needed.
- Conduct one-on-one outreach to recruit and engage prospective volunteers in our work.
- Help develop guides and resources for volunteers and for Food & Water Watch staff in supporting volunteers.
- Maintain familiarity with a diverse set of issues, research products, and FWW’s suite of digital organizing tools, and respond to information and support requests from volunteers.
- Regularly report on work to supervisors and donors.
- 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 Watch/Action.
- 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 be willing to develop an understanding of FWW’s Strategic Organizing model. The Volunteer Network Coordinator will be expected to work closely with organizing staff and volunteers to assist in moving campaigns forward.
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: Ability to understand effective organizing strategies. Previous volunteer experience, preferably with some background engaging on environmental issues. Experience supporting volunteers is a plus.
- 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 PowerPoint and proficiency with all other Microsoft Office products.
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.