The Senior Organizer will report to the NJ State Director and will work with other national organizing staff, regional field staff, and policy/research staff to support FWW’s campaigns to stop all new fossil fuel infrastructure projects, protect affordable, publicly owned and locally controlled water systems, and enact policies at the local, state and federal levels to facilitate a rapid and just transition off fossil fuels and onto 100% clean renewable energy.
This position will have the following Supervisory Responsibilities, in addition to the essential duties and responsibilities listed below:
- Responsibility for developing work plans for person/people you supervise and to use independent judgement in making sure those plans conform with the overall strategy of our campaigns.
- Responsibility for doing reviews of people you supervise and have the power to initiate and provide input into disciplinary action including termination.
- Responsibility for initiating and providing input into hiring processes for open positions you supervise.
- Responsibility to upper management to ensure that your direct reports are fulfilling their job duties.
Office Location: This position is approved for remote work, with a preference for New Jersey based candidates.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Build a strong and diverse base of organizations and individuals in support of our campaigns, with a particular emphasis on our campaigns to stop new fossil fuel projects including the LNG export terminal proposed on the Delaware River in Gibbstown, as well as our campaign to enact 100% renewable energy aggregation policies in target municipalities in South Jersey.
- Work with our NJ organizing team to develop strategic campaign plans including long- and short-term goals, strategies and tactics.
- Work closely with FWW staff and partner organizations to develop and implement joint strategies.
- Participate in coalitions on campaign issues and implement grassroots organizing and public education campaigns.
- Speak at public events, forums, and other venues, and serves as a representative of Food & Water Watch/Action to the public and the media.
- Assist in building the capacity and leadership of volunteers and allied grassroots organizations by offering training and organizing support.
- 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 activists, coalition members, and the media.
- Develop educational materials such as factsheets, action alerts, web site content and newsletter articles on various campaign issues. Maintain activist database and email lists to effectively communicate to members and supporters.
- Participate and/or develop non-partisan electoral strategies and tactics for either/both Food and Water Watch (c3) and Food and Water Action (c4).
- Regularly report on work to supervisors and donors.
- 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 have a complete understanding of FWW’s Strategic Organizing model, FWW’s policy positions and legislative goals, and an ability to balance multiple strategic priorities simultaneously. The Senior Organizer will be expected to work closely with volunteers and allied organizations to ensure campaigns are moving forward to achieve programmatic goals. This is a 1-year, grant-funded position. As such, the position is contingent upon continued funding from the grantor for the term of employment. Should the grantor fail to fund this position or rescind its sponsorship during the term of employment, Food & Water Watch may eliminate the position.
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: Bachelor’s Degree or combination of relevant education and experience. Four or more years of full-time experience organizing at FWW or elsewhere. Experience leading successful organizing campaigns. Clear demonstration of ability to develop effective organizing strategies and guiding others to develop effective organizing strategies.
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 Power Point and proficiency with all other Microsoft Office products.
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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.