Food & Water Watch is looking for a New Mexico Factory Farm Organizer to join our Organizing team and help support campaigns to protect our food, water, and climate. The Organizer will work closely with volunteers, community partners, and other staff at Food & Water Watch. This position is remote within New Mexico. This position is a Union position covered under a contract between Food & Water Watch and the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU).
The New Mexico Factory Farm Organizer will report to the Factory Farm Organizing Manager and will work with other staff on the organizing, digital, and communications teams to support Food & Water Watch’s work. The Organizer will build support for action to address the negative impacts of factory farms on our climate, air and water, and communities; build support for sound climate policy; engage in coalition work to stop oil and gas drilling in New Mexico; and increase support for key federal legislation that would overhaul our food system to be more just, sustainable, and climate-friendly. The Organizer will primarily work on campaigns to build power to pressure decision-makers in the state to take action to address the harms of factory farms on our climate, air and water, and communities. This is a full-time temporary grant-funded position with a 1-year contract.
Food & Water Watch provides an excellent benefits package for full-time employees. This includes 100% employer-paid health, dental and vision plans for staff; 403b retirement plans with employer contribution after 1 year; 12 weeks paid parental leave; 3 weeks vacation for new employees; 12 sick days and 5 personal days; paid federal holidays and winter break (December 24 – January 1).
Location: Remote in New Mexico
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Recruit volunteers and allies. Build a strong base of volunteers and organizations in support of our local, state, and national campaigns.
- Develop campaign plans. Work with other staff to establish long and short-term goals, strategies, and tactics to win our campaigns.
- Organize campaign tactics. Plan and execute strategic tactics to meet the needs of our campaigns, including educational events, base-building drives, and actions directed at elected officials.
- Build capacity. Develop the leadership of volunteers and grassroots organizations by offering training and organizing support.
- Represent Food & Water Watch. Speak at public events and in press interviews on behalf of the organization. Participate in coalitions and joint campaigns or tactics.
- Write to inspire action. Develop educational materials such as factsheets, action alerts, website content and newsletter articles on campaign issues.
- Use digital tools. Become proficient in tools such as ThruText, Hubdialer, and Mobilize.
- Know our issues. Maintain familiarity with Food & Water Watch’s priority issue campaigns and policy positions, and respond to information and support requests from activists, coalition members, and the media.
- Build Food & Water Watch for the long haul. Participate in member recruitment and fundraising activities for Food & Water Watch.
- Carry out other projects as assigned.
- At least 1 year of full-time organizing experience, or an equivalent combination of full-time and volunteer experience.
- Demonstrated ability to develop effective organizing strategies.
- Commitment to Food & Water Watch’s core values of justice, human dignity, fair treatment, and equity.
- Ability to work effectively with people of diverse racial, ethnic, class, age, gender, and sexual orientation backgrounds.
- Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent time management & organizational skills and ability to balance multiple projects.
- Ability to work remotely using basic online programs, including email, Slack, and Google docs.
Desired but not required skills and experience:
- Familiarity with New Mexico politics and communities.
- Proficiency in Spanish
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.