Northern California Organizer

Food & Water Watch is working to create a healthy future for all people and generations to come—a world where everyone has food they can trust, clean drinking water and a livable climate. Making this happen requires involving people in the pressing issues of our time at the local, state, and federal level, building on one win after another, as we develop a larger movement that has the political power to make our democratic process work.   

The Northern California Organizer will report to the California Director and will work with other state and national organizing staff and policy, research, online and communications staff to support FWW’s work to build a strong base of organizations and individuals in support of our campaigns. This position will focus on developing and implementing two main campaigns:

  1. California’s Water Crisis: We are calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to end the expansion of and enact a moratorium on all oil and gas wells, water-intensive crops like tree-nuts and alfalfa, and stop the expansion of factory farms that abuse California’s limited water resources. Additionally, we are working to protect groundwater resources in California.
     
  2. Within our statewide coalition called Last Chance Alliance, we work with allies to move Gov. Newsom and state entities to stop new fossil fuel drilling and projects in California.

The Northern California Organizer will have several main responsibilities: fundraising including writing grants and reports, cultivating major donors, and ensuring the organizing team meet fundraising goals.

This position is a Union position covered under a contract between Food & Water Watch and the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU).

Compensation: $50,000 – $60,000 annually dependent upon experience and location.

Office Location: This position is approved for remote work, for candidates based in Northern California.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Build a strong base of organizations and individuals in support of our campaigns, with a particular emphasis on banning fracking and dangerous drilling and advocating for food and water justice in California and nationally.
  • Support fundraising efforts pertaining to the Northern California program including building and maintaining relationships with foundations and major donors.
  • Work with a team to develop strategic campaign plans including long and short term goals, strategies and tactics.
  • Work closely with team 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 Action/Watch 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 campaign issues.
  • Regularly report on work to supervisors and donors.
  • [If applicable] 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: All staff must assist in fundraising and development for the organization. All staff must demonstrate an understanding that our members and supporters make our work (and our salaries) possible and should provide the highest level of customer and member services to people outside the organization. While your job position does not require you to raise any particular amount, you are expected to always be an “ambassador” for FWW/FWA and our work. All staff are expected to help with and participate/attend events and other activities as appropriate that are organized for our supporters and donors. All staff are expected to be cognizant of fundraising opportunities and to share contacts and information that will help build and sustain FWW/FWA.
  • 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 FWW’s Strategic Organizing model and an ability to develop campaign strategy. The Organizer will be expected to work closely with volunteers and allied organizations to ensure campaigns are moving forward to achieve FWW’s 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
  • Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree or combination of relevant education and experience. One to three years of full-time experience organizing. Demonstration of ability to develop effective organizing strategies. Familiarity with California politics and northern California communities. Familiarity and experience working on elections strategies a plus. Development experience and experience working with donors 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 Power Point and proficiency with all other Microsoft Office products.         

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: 02.01.23

Job Type: Full Time

Office Location: Remote

Department: Organizing

Northern California Senior Organizer

Food & Water Watch is working to create a healthy future for all people and generations to come—a world where everyone has food they can trust, clean drinking water and a livable climate. Making this happen requires involving people in the pressing issues of our time at the local, state, and federal level, building on one win after another, as we develop a larger movement that has the political power to make our democratic process work.   

The Northern California Senior Organizer will report to the California Director and will work with other state and national organizing staff and policy, research, online and communications staff to support FWW’s work to build a strong base of organizations and individuals in support of our campaigns. This position will focus on developing and implementing two main campaigns:

  1. California’s Water Crisis: We are calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to end the expansion of and enact a moratorium on all oil and gas wells, water-intensive crops like tree-nuts and alfalfa, and stop the expansion of factory farms that abuse California’s limited water resources. Additionally, we are working to protect groundwater resources in California.
     
  2. Within our statewide coalition called Last Chance Alliance, we work with allies to move Gov. Newsom and state entities to stop new fossil fuel drilling and projects in California.

The Northern California Senior Organizer will have several main responsibilities: fundraising including writing grants and reports, cultivating major donors, and ensuring the organizing team meet fundraising goals.

This position is a Union position covered under a contract between Food & Water Watch and the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU).

Compensation: $60,000 – $70,000 annually dependent upon experience and location.

Office Location: This position is approved for remote work, for candidates based in Northern California.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Build a strong base of organizations and individuals in support of our campaigns, with a particular emphasis on banning fracking and dangerous drilling and advocating for food and water justice in California and nationally.
  • Lead fundraising efforts pertaining to the Northern California program including building and maintaining relationships with foundations and major donors.
  • Work with a team to develop strategic campaign plans including long and short term goals, strategies and tactics.
  • Work closely with team 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 Action/Watch 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 campaign issues.
  • Maintain activist database and email lists to effectively communicate to members and supporters.
  • Regularly report on work to supervisors and donors.
  • Maintain accurate records in our database of supporter activities, volunteers, allies, and coalitions.
  • [If applicable] 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: All staff must assist in fundraising and development for the organization. All staff must demonstrate an understanding that our members and supporters make our work (and our salaries) possible and should provide the highest level of customer and member services to people outside the organization. While your job position does not require you to raise any particular amount, you are expected to always be an “ambassador” for FWW/FWA and our work. All staff are expected to help with and participate/attend events and other activities as appropriate that are organized for our supporters and donors. All staff are expected to be cognizant of fundraising opportunities and to share contacts and information that will help build and sustain FWW/FWA.
  • 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 FWW’s Strategic Organizing model and an ability to develop campaign strategy. The Senior Organizer will be expected to work closely with volunteers and allied organizations to ensure campaigns are moving forward to achieve FWW’s 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
  • Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree or combination of relevant education and experience. One to three years of full-time experience organizing. Demonstration of ability to develop effective organizing strategies. Familiarity with California politics and northern California communities. Familiarity and experience working on elections strategies a plus. Development experience and experience working with donors 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 Power Point and proficiency with all other Microsoft Office products.         

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: 02.01.23

Job Type: Full Time

Office Location: Remote

Department: Organizing

Southwest PA Canvass Director

Food & Water Action is a leading national organization that mobilizes regular people to build political power to move bold and uncompromised solutions to the most pressing food, water, and climate problems of our time. We work to protect people’s health, communities, and democracy from the growing destructive power of the most powerful economic interests.

Food & Water Action has been working to build political power in southwest Pennsylvania for almost ten years. With the 2023 primary election this May, we’re looking to use the power we’ve built in the region to mobilize voters, and to grow that power for future victories in the region.

The Allegheny County Canvass Director will recruit and manage a team of canvassers who will hit our goals to win major victories in 2023. 

This position will start as soon as possible, running through May 19, 2023.

Office Location: Our full time staff in Allegheny County work remotely. We do not have a physical office space, and are not planning renting office space for this campaign. Instead, we plan on running the canvass remotely, with regular meetups in the field for canvassers to get training and materials.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

This position will be based in Pittsburgh.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Recruit and hire canvassers
  • Training canvassers to effectively conduct voter persuasion, voter mobilization, and volunteer recruitment
  • Cutting and assigning turf
  • Analyzing canvasser performance, including running VAN reports, tracking petitions and pledge cards collected
  • Scheduling and tracking hours, and working with the Finance team to ensure canvassers are paid in a timely fashion
  • Completing at least one canvass shift themselves each week
  • Ensuring a daily transportation plan for canvassers to get to turf and back, including acquiring rental cars when necessary
  • Identify meetup locations for canvass sendoffs
Qualifications
Essential Qualifications
  • At least one election cycle canvassing experience (either electoral or issue organizing works!)
  • Familiarity with VAN or a similar voter database tool                                               
Preferred Qualifications         
  • One election cycle canvass directing or one year organizing on an issue advocacy campaign
  • Experience training others
  • Experience with using Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets to track work
  • Knowledge of Allegheny County and/or southwest Pennsylvania
  • Relationships with organizers and potential canvassers in this area
DESIRED SKILLS/INTERESTS       
  • Strong interest in Food & Water Action issues and commitment to social change.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and time management skills.
  • Desire to develop campaign organizing skills.

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: 01.31.23

Job Type: Temporary

Office Location: Remote

Department: Organizing

Accounting Manager

The Accounting Manager provides useful financial insight, guidance, and analysis to management in accordance with FWW/FWA’s strategic plan. In addition, the Accounting Manager will provide financial leadership to other managers of the organization and recommend and report benchmarks to measure organizational performance.

Office Location: Washington, DC (remote schedule negotiable)

Compensation: $93,500 – $110,000 annually, dependent upon experience

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepare and analyze accurate monthly financial and management reports, including income statement, balance sheet, budget and variance, projections and forecast, and others as requested.
  • Oversee and manage the general accounting functions, including, but not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and business taxes.
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are processed accurately, timely, and in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Help with quarterly and year-end financial audit activities and the annual financial controls audit.
  • Supervise junior finance department staff.
  • Develop staff by managing performance, setting goals, providing ongoing training, and maintaining strong employee relationships.
  • Administer US-based payroll, using various tools and partnering with payroll service provider to deliver accurate payments and reports.
  • Assist HR with payroll service trainings and benefits reconciliation.
  • Assist in management of grant reporting and compliance.
  • Create, implement, and manage financial policies and procedures for best practices related to accurate reporting and internal controls. 
  • Assist with monthly closings and annual budget preparation.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and projects as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • 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.
Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, the person in this position has a high degree of contact with Finance Department and other Department Managers; a moderate degree of contact with other staff; and a low degree of contact with donors and vendors.

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
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Accounting; Certified Public Accountant preferred
  • 8-10 years of experience in accounting and/or financial analysis
  • Ability to synthesize large quantities of complex data into actionable information
  • Ability to work and effectively communicate with senior-level business partners
  • Excellent business judgment, analytical, and decision-making skills
  • 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; specifically, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.                                             

    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: 01.13.23

    Job Type: Full Time

    Office Location: Washington DC

    Department: Finance

    Alexa Moore

    Alexa Moore

    New Mexico Organizer

    Taos, NM

    Ryan Nuckel

    Ryan Nuckel

    Director of Individual Philanthropy

    Sleepy Hollow, NY

    Jomar Lloyd

    Jomar Lloyd

    Maryland Organizer

    Baltimore, MD

    Lilli DiPaola

    Lilli DiPaola

    Oregon Organizer

    Beaverton, OR

    Media Relations Coordinator

    The Media Relations Coordinator achieves organizational and campaign goals by implementing creative, ambitious traditional media relations plans that support the policy, research, and organizing initiatives of Food & Water Watch/Food & Water Action (FWW/FWA). This position works closely with policy, political, organizing, and research staff to strategize, plan and implement communications tactics that forward policies and campaigns, and elevate the identity of the organization. This position serves as the day-to-day media relations lead for a specific set of regional and/or national policy and organizing initiatives and campaigns. This position is a Union position covered under a contract between Food & Water Watch and the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU).

    Office Location: This position is approved for remote work in the New York City area.

    Compensation: $50,000 – $56,500 annually, dependent upon location and experience.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Write, edit, and/or support the development of media relations plans and tactics related to signature campaigns, aligned issues, and other organizational priorities (including, but not limited to, communications plans, media statements, press releases, research reports, speeches, talking points, staff briefings, policy memos, web content, video/audio scripts, social media content, etc.).
    • Plan and implement national, state, and local media relations campaigns and tactics.
    • Build and maintain relationships with reporters, editors, producers, and other media professionals, and place news, opinion, and advertising in desired media targets, including radio/TV/web interviews for staff.
    • Collaborate with FWW/FWA staff to develop and implement communications strategies and tactics to support organizational initiatives (including political and organizing campaigns, policy initiatives, research initiatives, etc.).
    • Help create and implement communication training for FWW/FWA staff.
    • Track and catalog media hits for FWW/FWA.
    • Carry out other projects, as assigned.
    • SUPPORTING OUR CULTURE OF PHILANTHROPY: All staff must assist in fundraising and development for the organization. All staff must demonstrate an understanding that our members and supporters make our work (and our salaries) possible and should provide the highest level of customer and member services to people outside the organization. While your job position does not require you to raise any particular amount, you are expected to always be an “ambassador” for FWW/FWA and our work. All staff is expected to help with and participate in/attend events and other activities as appropriate that are organized for our supporters and donors. All staff is expected to be cognizant of fundraising opportunities and to share contacts and information that will help build and sustain FWW/FWA.
    Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must have proven previous experience with media, public relations, publications, and team management. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.    

    Essential Qualifications
    • Education/Experience: B.A. degree in Communication, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field; 1-3 years of communications or journalism experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 
    • Computer Skills: The incumbent must 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.                                                 

    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: 12.12.22

    Job Type: Full Time

    Office Location: Remote

    Department: Digital Services

    Media Relations Officer

    The position of Media Relations Officer achieves organizational and campaign goals by implementing creative, ambitious traditional media relations plans that support the policy, research, and organizing initiatives of Food & Water Watch/Food & Water Action (FWW/FWA). This position works closely with policy, political, organizing, and research staff to strategize, plan and implement communications tactics that forward policies and campaigns, and elevate the identity of the organization. This position serves as the day-to-day media relations lead for a specific set of regional and/or national policy and organizing initiatives and campaigns. This position is a Union position covered under a contract between Food & Water Watch and the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU). 

    Office Location: This position is approved for remote work in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area.

    Compensation: $55,000 – $60,800 annually, dependent upon location and experience.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Write, edit, and/or support the development of media relations plans and tactics related to signature campaigns, aligned issues, and other organizational priorities (including, but not limited to, communications plans, media statements, press releases, research reports, speeches, talking points, staff briefings, policy memos, web content, video/audio scripts, social media content, etc.).
    • Plan and implement national, state, and local media relations campaigns and tactics.
    • Build and maintain relationships with reporters, editors, producers, and other media professionals, and place news, opinion, and advertising in desired media targets, including radio/TV/web interviews for staff.
    • Collaborate with FWW/FWA staff to develop and implement communications strategies and tactics to support organizational initiatives (including political and organizing campaigns, policy initiatives, research initiatives, etc.).
    • Help create and implement communication training for FWW/FWA staff.
    • Track and catalog media hits for FWW/FWA.
    • Carry out other projects, as assigned.
    • SUPPORTING OUR CULTURE OF PHILANTHROPY: All staff must assist in fundraising and development for the organization. All staff must demonstrate an understanding that our members and supporters make our work (and our salaries) possible and should provide the highest level of customer and member services to people outside the organization. While your job position does not require you to raise any particular amount, you are expected to always be an “ambassador” for FWW/FWA and our work. All staff is expected to help with and participate in/attend events and other activities as appropriate that are organized for our supporters and donors. All staff is expected to be cognizant of fundraising opportunities and to share contacts and information that will help build and sustain FWW/FWA.
    Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must have proven previous experience with media, public relations, publications, and team management. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.    

    Essential Qualifications
    • Education/Experience: B.A. degree in Communication, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field; 3-5 years of communications or journalism experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 
    • Computer Skills: The incumbent must 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.                                                 

    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: 12.12.22

    Job Type: Full Time

    Office Location: Remote

    Department: Digital Services

    Staff Researcher

    The Researcher conducts analysis and develops written materials that support Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action’s (FWW/FWA) fast-paced organizing and advocacy campaigns on the most pressing food, water, and climate and energy issues we face. These include local, state, and federal campaigns to fight corporate consolidation of our food and water systems, ban factory farms, reject water privatization, ban fracking, and transition to 100 percent renewable energy.

    The Researcher will report directly to the Research Director and work closely with the Research Team to produce compelling research and advocacy materials that bolster, move, and win campaigns. This position is a Union position covered under a contract between Food & Water Watch and the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU). The annualized salary is $49,820-$56,000 dependent on location and experience.

    Office Location: This position is approved for remote work.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • In coordination with the Research Director, and other teams as warranted, develop thoroughly researched and persuasively written education materials such as reports, factsheets, web content, articles, talking points, and other materials to advance our core campaigns.
    • Respond to information requests from colleagues, activists, coalition members, media, and others.
    • Monitor and maintain knowledge and circulate media coverage, academic literature, and other publications over the diverse set of issues, research products, and current events related to our campaigns.
    • Maintain accurate records to support citation and quality standards for work product, and assist in fact-checking peers’ work.
    • Assist in developing public testimony, regulatory submissions, professional presentations, and other materials, as requested.
    • Direct the work of interns, as needed.
    • 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.
    • Other duties as necessary and assigned.
    Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, the person in this position has proven previous experience with conducting research on food, water, and/or climate issues, including longer analyses as well as fast-paced research requests. 

    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
    • Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree or combination of relevant education and experience.
    • 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. Coursework or certification in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point and proficiency with all other Microsoft Office products is a plus.                                               

    Click here to apply. Please include your resume, cover letter, two writing samples (one under 1,000 words and another not more than 5,000 words) 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: 12.02.22

    Job Type: Full Time

    Office Location: Remote

    Department: Research

    Chirag Bhakta

    Chirag Bhakta

    California Director

    San Francisco, CA

    Gabriella Rutherford

    Gabriella Rutherford

    Annual Giving Associate

    Brooklyn, NY

    Brooke Crouch

    Brooke Crouch

    Oregon Organizer

    Portland, OR

    Becca Ligrani

    Becca Ligrani

    Grant Writer

    Tuscaloosa, AL

    Miho Suzuki-Robinson

    Miho Suzuki-Robinson

    Donor Communications Manager

    Indianapolis, IN

    Mia DiFelice

    Mia DiFelice

    Digital Copywriter

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Rosemarie Fiscus

    Rosemarie Fiscus

    Human Resources Director

    Ventnor City, NJ

    Ben Murray

    Ben Murray

    Senior Researcher

    Nashville, TN

    Andrea Vega

    Andrea Vega

    Southern California Organizer

    Los Angeles, CA

    Mikindra Morin

    Mikindra Morin

    Factory Farm Organizing Manager

    Livingston, MT

    Kate Delany

    Kate Delany

    Senior Organizer

    Collingswood, NJ

    Kat Ruane

    Kat Ruane

    Researcher

    Washington, DC