Mia DiFelice

Mia DiFelice

Digital Copywriter

Pittsburgh, PA

Senior Attorney II

Food & Water Watch is a leading national public interest organization that runs dynamic, cutting edge organizing campaigns to protect our essential resources—food, water and climate. Our mission is to stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment. In 2011, Food & Water Watch was the first national organization to call for a ban on fracking. We have won significant victories in the courts and in communities, including advancing the law around FERC’s review of fossil fuel projects’ indirect climate impacts, requiring EPA to include pollution monitoring in Clean Water Act permits for factory farms, banning fracking in states and communities across the country, and fighting water privatization in dozens of communities. Our legal work is focused on climate and energy issues, factory farming, and water privatization, all in pursuit of our organizational theory of change. Our work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun and numerous other major media outlets.

We are seeking a Senior Staff Attorney to focus on legal advocacy related to climate and energy issues. The Senior Staff Attorney will be responsible for:

  1. Developing and implementing litigation strategies to reduce fossil fuel use and pollution, strengthen regulation, and promote a rapid and just transition to renewable energy.
  2. Engaging in federal and state regulatory proceedings related to climate and energy issues.
  3. Reviewing and drafting federal and state energy policies; and
  4. Working closely with other FWW staff, including on our organizing, communications, and development teams, to promote and implement our climate and energy priorities. 
  5. Manage FWW’s climate and energy Staff Attorney and climate and energy docket.

Office Location: Washington, DC preferred; will consider remote candidates.

Compensation: Competitive salary, depending upon experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Research, develop, and implement various legal strategies, including a combination of leading and supporting all stages and aspects of litigation, to reduce fossil fuel use and pollution, strengthen federal and state oversight of relevant industries, oppose false climate solutions like carbon capture and sequestration, and delay and stop new fossil fuel infrastructure across the country.
  • Effectively coordinate with co-counsel and outside counsel and act as FWW plaintiff contact in coalition litigation.
  • Engage in both state and federal regulatory proceedings, including rulemaking, through drafting legal comments to pressure decision makers, strategically build administrative records, and preserve arguments for litigation.
  • Provide guidance and support for FWW’s climate and energy Staff Attorney.
  • Provide legal support for our in-house organizing staff advancing climate and energy campaigns across the country, as well as our key partners on climate and energy issues, by engaging in campaign strategy meetings, providing targeted legal research and analysis, and advancing specific legal tactics. 
  • Work in coalition with a wide range of partner organizations on climate and energy litigation, legal comments, and policy advocacy, and represent FWW in relevant coalition spaces.
  • Support FWW’s policy advocacy, including by analyzing and drafting local, state, and federal legislation and participating in meetings with policymakers, to deter fossil fuel reliance and promote a rapid and just transition to 100 percent renewable energy.
  • Act as a public spokesperson for FWW’s climate and energy work, including in media and at public forums, seminars and public hearings.
  • Help develop and review educational and development materials such as factsheets, action alerts, website content, newsletter articles, and grant proposals and reports related to our climate and energy work.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Education: JD from an accredited law school with bar admission in good standing.
  • Experience: At least seven years of relevant litigation experience, ideally related to climate and energy work. Relevant management experience.
  • Knowledge: Legal advocacy, case development, and litigation; strong understanding of environmental issues and relevant environmental law, particularly around climate and energy; working with the media.
  • Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills, including legal writing and oral advocacy; strong interpersonal and planning; excellent organizational and docket management skills.
  • Capabilities: Ability to work independently and in teams to develop and implement a wide range of creative legal strategies; ability to think creatively and quickly to respond to rapidly changing events and circumstances; ability to work well with a wide variety of people and to coordinate diverse tasks; comfortable presenting aggressive viewpoints to a mix of audiences; ability to present technical concepts to a mass audience; can-do attitude and commitment to public interest work; work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks at once; high level of independent judgment.             
  • Conditions: Strong interest in and commitment to advancing Food & Water Watch’s mission and campaigns.     
  • Applicant 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: 05.06.22

Job Type: Full Time

Office Location: Washington DC

Department: Legal

California Director

Food & Water Watch is looking for a bold leader, a team player, and passionate advocate who will work with us to build Food & Water Watch and spearhead our work in the California so we can effectively take on the most challenging issues of our time. For almost two decades, Food & Water Watch has been on the leading edge of campaigns across the state for clean water, safe food, and a livable climate. We have worked to ban fracking in communities across the state and supported front line efforts to ban neighborhood drilling and halt fossil fuel infrastructure. We have taken on water privatizers and bottling companies and won, highlighted impacts of factory farms, and exposed corporate abuse of our state’s water. As we face the climate crisis and historic drought, we are looking for a strategic leader who can elevate our campaigns, build the organization, and strengthen our coalition engagement. 

The California Director will work to build the organization’s reputation and membership base, as well as overseeing the organizing campaigns in California and managing a broad range of responsibilities, requiring an equally wide range of skills. Among the tasks to be performed are: (1) building Food & Water Watch’s advocacy efforts to support federal action on climate change, protecting our water resources, and banning factory farms; (2) overseeing strategic direction of many of Food & Water Watch’s local and state  campaigns in California; (3) managing the  California organizers; (4) working in close collaboration with the philanthropy team to identify and cultivate major donors and foundation support in the state; (5) working closely with our legislative, research, communications, outreach and field staff to build the organization and further our campaign goals; (6) working with organizers to build out the Food & Water Volunteer Network in the state.

Office Location: While FWW has physical offices in Washington D.C., New York, NY, New Brunswick, NJ, Los Angeles, CA, and Ventura, CA, this position is approved for remote work within California. All staff are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Salary competitive and dependent on experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage the California organizers.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of strategic organizing campaign plans for the state including long- and short-term goals, strategies and tactics that elevate our issues and grow  the organization in the state.
  • Work closely with the philanthropy team to build the membership base and to identify and cultivate major donors and foundation contacts in California.
  • Maintain familiarity with a diverse set of issues and research products, and respond to information requests from activists, coalition members, and media. Work with the Food & Water Watch research team to develop pieces related to the key campaigns in the state.
  • Develop and implement key pieces of legislative, field organizing, online, and media strategies in support of this campaign, as well as educational materials such as factsheets, action alerts, website content and newsletter articles on the issue.
  • Present Food & Water Watch views on climate, food and water issues to local, state, and federal elected officials in the region.
  • Travel to target areas to support local and state organizations and individuals through public speaking, media appearances, strategic planning and training, and meetings with state and local governments.
  • Carry out other projects, 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 our coalition partners and donors; a moderate degree of contact with elected officials; and a low degree of contact with 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

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree (BA, BS, etc.); at least 10 years experience in strategic campaign planning that includes managing organizers;  advocacy and legislative strategy development; familiarity with federal and state legislatures; consumer and environmental issues; organization building  and development experience; working with the media;. Knowledge of climate, water or food issues 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 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: 04.26.22

Job Type: Full Time

Office Location: Remote

Department: Organizing

Finance Director

The Finance Director is responsible for directing the financial and risk management operations of the 501(c3), 501(c4), and PAC. This includes leading all financial planning and analysis including accounting, forecasting, budgeting, and cash flow management. The Finance Director will also manage all administrative functions of the finance department including payroll, grant/funding reporting, creating organizational and program budgets, and creating and implementing organizations policies and procedures. 

Nonprofit Finance, as well as progressive supervisory experience, is required.

Office Location: This position is approved for temporary remote work, but is based out of the Washington, DC office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide strategic recommendations to the Managing Directors based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis.
  • Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with organization’s strategic plan.
  • Engage the Managing Director of Development and other Managing Directors to align financial management with short- and long-term financial planning and projections.
  • Reconcile income from all sources on a monthly basis.
  • Oversee FWW/FWA’s compliance with all rules related to the organizations’ 501(c3)/ 501(c4)/PAC status and reporting obligations.
  • Oversee budgeting, and the implementation of budgets, monitoring progress and operational metrics.
  • Ensure that finance staff maintains financial record systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and monitor the use of all funds.
  • Oversee the preparation and approval of all financial reporting materials and metrics for funders.
  • Direct annual audit and 990 processes, serving as the principal liaison to the external auditor.
  • Prepare monthly and annual financial statements for review, (including explanations for variance analysis) and prepares cash flow analysis.
  • Work in collaboration with HR to ensure proper accounting of benefits and staff allocations.
  • Review all formal finance-related procedures, processes, and administration; recommend improvements, and manage the systems in place.
  • Manage banking relationships.
  • Responsible for the appropriate and timely implementation of all regulatory procedures impacting the organization’s financial reporting.
  • Present financial reports to executives, board members, and other stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Develop and manage staff in finance department.
  • Engage other members of the organization to facilitate cross-department collaboration that ensures that all financial solutions positively support FWW/FWA’s evolving strategy, operational delivery, and data collection needs.
  • 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 staff; a moderate degree of contact with other vendors and a low degree of contact with donors.

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 in finance, accounting, or comparable experience is required; management experience is preferred.
    • Master of Business Administration or a Master’s in Finance is a plus; 8 or more years of senior financial leadership experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.
    • Candidates with experience in 501(c3) and 501(c4) organizations will be considered first.
  • 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 Office Suite and Excel and familiarity with software like Salesforce and QuickBooks.                                             

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: 04.25.22

Job Type: Full Time

Office Location: Washington DC

Department: Finance

Rosemarie Fiscus

Rosemarie Fiscus

Human Resources Director

Ventnor City, NJ

Ben Murray

Ben Murray

Senior Researcher

Madison, WI

Andrea Vega

Andrea Vega

Southern California Organizer

Los Angeles, CA

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. Within our statewide coalition called Last Chance Alliance, we work to move Gov. Newsom to stop new fossil fuel drilling and projects, drop existing fossil fuel production in California and to roll out a 3,200ft health and safety buffer between drilling and sensitive sites.
     
  2. We are developing a statewide campaign on the drought and water issues in California. We are working to end the expansion of water intensive crops like almonds, alfalfa and pistachios and stop the expansion of factory farms that abuse California’s limited water resources. Additionally, we are working to protect groundwater resources 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 is a Union bargaining unit position.

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. Three years of full-time experience organizing. Clear 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: 04.07.22

Job Type: Full Time

Office Location: Remote

Department: Organizing

Human Resources Generalist I

The Human Resources Generalist I is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with, and supports, the Human Resources Director and the Managing Director of Operations.

The HR Generalist I also supports the overall mission of Food & Water Watch, while maximizing employee potential by fostering a positive work environment. The HR Generalist I should have the ability to field questions and resolve some issues when the Director is unavailable. 

This position will report directly to the Human Resources Director.

Office Location: This position is Washington, DC based and approved for temporary remote work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Troubleshooting of all Paycom related issues.
  • Provide program oversight, technical advice and guidance to colleagues regarding   processes and procedures within Paycom.
  • Coordinate and conduct Paycom trainings for new hires as needed.
  • Reconcile health insurance invoices for both accounts ensuring premiums reflect current monthly activity.
  • Performs the biweekly 403b and HSA reconciliation and troubleshoot issues that arise.
  • Performs the quarterly HSA reconciliation and troubleshoot issues that arise.
  • Maintain records and employee personnel-related data (payroll, personal information, leaves, turnover rates etc.) in both paper and the database and ensure all employment requirements are met.
  • Assists with the Recruitment Process including scheduling interviews if Hiring Managers are not scheduling the interviews; and participate in interviews upon request if the HR Director is not available to participate in the interview.
  • Performs the Onboarding Process.     
  • Performs the Offboarding Process.
  • Assists with Open Enrollment for staff with the support of the HR Director.
  • Assist with the FMLA approval process.
  • Process I-9s for new hires.    
  • Process employment verifications.    
  • Update Labor Law posters in each office and ensure company complies with any employment laws and regulations.
  • Prepare reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
  • Along with the HR Director, complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned.
Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, the person in this position has proven previous experience with 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.  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field preferred.
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or SHRM-CP is a plus.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant and current Human Resources experience with Bachelor’s degree or 5 + years of relevant experience can replace education requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of multi-state employment laws, including EEO and ACA.
  • This is a unionized organization. Experience working with unions is preferred, but not required.
  • Experience with payroll is a plus.                                     
  • Strong understanding of I-9 compliance and on boarding.
  • Able to review, source and find applicable candidates for open positions.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with HRIS systems is needed. Paycom experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and the ability to work well within teams across the organization.
  • Commitment to outstanding customer service, both internal and external.
  • Experience resolving issues and escalating internally when appropriate.
  • Fast learner and able to absorb directions clearly and accurately.
  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Confidentiality is a MUST.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently.

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: 04.07.22

Job Type: Internship

Office Location: Washington DC

Department: Human Resources

Iowa Organizer

The Iowa Organizer will report to the Factory Farm Organizing Director and will work with other Iowa organizers, national organizing staff, regional field staff, and policy/research staff to support FWW’s work fighting false solutions and for a factory farm moratorium in Iowa.

The Organizer will have three main responsibilities: Support our longstanding campaign to build momentum for a moratorium on new and expanding factory farms in Iowa, influence the national conversation around agricultural climate change emissions by building opposition to false climate solutions and support for sound climate policy, and increase support for key federal legislation that would overhaul our food system to be more just, sustainable, and climate-friendly.

This is a 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. This is a Union bargaining unit position. The annualized salary is $40,000 – $51,200 dependent on location and experience.

Office Location: This position is approved for remote work in the Iowa City or Cedar Rapids, Iowa area.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Build a strong base of organizations and individuals in support of our campaigns, with a particular emphasis on fighting false solutions and building support for a factory farm ban.
  • Work with a 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 campaign issues. Maintain activist database and email lists to effectively communicate to members and supporters. 
  • 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.
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 year of full-time experience organizing. Clear demonstration of ability 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.       

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: 03.24.22

Job Type: Full Time

Office Location: Remote

Department: Organizing

Mikindra Morin

Mikindra Morin

Factory Farm Organizing Manager

Livingston, MT

Grant Writer

Food & Water Watch is seeking an experienced and highly organized grant writer to join our philanthropy team. This is a new position and will be a vital part of the three-person Foundation team, which raises over 3 million annually, or 15% of the total organizational budget.

To match the rapidly growing threats to our food, water, and climate, Food & Water Watch (FWW) has an aggressive 5-year strategic plan to increase revenue to support our grassroots organizing, legal, communications, digital, and research teams. The grant writer contributes by crafting compelling letters of intent, proposals, and grant reports to secure renewal grants and new sources of foundation funding. A qualified candidate will be a self-starter with a passion for storytelling using persuasive messages to engage foundation partners. The ideal candidate will be well versed in grassroots organizing theory of change and comfortable conveying complex political campaign messages to a variety of stakeholders, including foundation staff and board members. 

Office Location: While FWW has physical offices in Washington D.C., New York, NY, New Brunswick, NJ, Los Angeles, CA, and Ventura, CA, this position is approved for remote work if desired. Other Foundation team members live in Chicago and Los Angeles and all staff are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Compensation: $58,000 – $68,000 annually

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Grant Writing (75%)
    • Work closely with 15+ program staff on generating 50-70 LOIs, proposals, and reports annually
    • Assist program staff find their roles in the grant and storytelling process, help staff members improve their writing, and provide editing and proofreading for all grant materials
    • Handle sensitive information related to budgets in a confidential manner
  • Internal Written Communications (10%)
    • Assist with funder meeting preparation by creating profiles on foundation staff and board members
    • Produce a quarterly report encompassing organizational-wide progress, used for a variety of internal and external purposes
    • Draft and proof Philanthropy pieces in organizational newsletters as needed
  • Operations (15%)
    • Ensure all documentation relating to grant applications are tracked and kept up to data in Salesforce
    • Maintain and respect sensitive, private and confidential information related to grant recommendations, grantees, donors, advisors, and foundations
    • Create a database driven process to manage cross-team collaborations to gather insights, data, and report to funders on progress 
    • Create compelling and tailored acknowledgement letters for incoming grant awards
    • Participate in weekly staff and team meetings to stay attuned to rapidly changing campaign dynamics
    • Provide confidential grantor information to the Executive Director, Managing Directors and Leadership Team related to funder engagement
  • 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.
Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Essential Qualifications
  • 2-3 years of grant writing experience at an environmental, social, economic non-profit, or similar organization.
  • Proven track record of writing grants that have successfully secured funding in the six-figure range from private, community, or corporate foundations. 
  • Exceptional at conveying impact through writing.
  • Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and has excellent grammar and proofreading skills; presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.
  • Can distill complicated information for a variety of audiences. Ability to quickly understand grassroots organizing and our theory of change, as well as, legal, political, and scientific information for a wide variety of campaigns.
  • Familiarity with program evaluation and expressing quantitative and qualitative success in communications with funders.
  • Well versed in training and providing feedback to program staff assisting with written materials.
  • Self-sufficiency in Salesforce, or similar database. Able to build reports and track metrics.                                            

Click here to apply. Please include your resume, cover letter with salary requirements, three professional references and three writing samples 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: 02.16.22

Job Type: Full Time

Office Location: Remote

Department: Development

Eastern Pennsylvania Organizer

The Eastern Pennsylvania Organizer will report to the Pennsylvania State Director and will work with other national organizing staff, regional field staff, and policy/research staff to support FWW’s work targeting fossil fuel infrastructure and fracking projects in Pennsylvania. This is a Union bargaining unit position. 

Office Location: This position is approved for remote work, with a preference for Eastern Pennsylvania-based candidates.

Compensation: $40,000 annual salary

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Advance Outreach Strategy:
    • Help development campaign strategy for developing a statewide coalition to defeat fossil fuel expansion and infrastructure projects in Pennsylvania
    • Develop and carry out tactics that will move forward this strategy, and bottomline the rollout of these tactics
  • Build Grassroots Volunteer Infrastructure:
    • Recruit and support volunteers in effective actions
    • Maintain campaign data
    • Develop volunteer roles that will advance our campaign strategy, and build volunteers’ investment in our campaign by plugging them into these roles
  • Represent Food & Water Watch:
    • Represent Food & Water Watch at public events and with local media
    • Participate in membership recruitment and fundraising for Food & Water Watch
  • Build Coalition:
    • Maintain close relationships with and engage coalition allies
  • Other duties as required
Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, the person in this position has a high degree of contact with volunteers and allied organizations; and a moderate degree of contact with other staff. 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 year of full-time experience organizing.
    • Clear demonstration of ability to develop effective organizing strategies.
    • An understanding of, and commitment to, climate and environmental justice.
  • 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: 02.11.22

Job Type: Full Time

Office Location: Remote

Department: Organizing

Kate Delany

Kate Delany

Senior Organizer

Collingswood, NJ

Kat Ruane

Kat Ruane

Researcher

Washington, DC