Becca Ligrani

Becca Ligrani

Grant Writer

Poughkeepsie, NY

Miho Suzuki-Robinson

Miho Suzuki-Robinson

Donor Communications Manager

Ann Arbor, MI

Mia DiFelice

Mia DiFelice

Digital Copywriter

Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

Taya Dennis

Taya Dennis

Salesforce System Administrator

San Francisco, CA

Enrico Donda

Enrico Donda

FWA Europe Campaigner

Brussels, Belgium

Madeline Kelsey

Madeline Kelsey

Manager of Monthly Giving

Richmond, VA

Laurel Levin

Laurel Levin

National Climate Organizer

Washington, DC

Noa Gordon-Guterman

Noa Gordon-Guterman

Stop Fracked Gas Exports Organizer

New York, NY

Keya Meshesha

Keya Meshesha

Philanthropy Coordinator

Washington, DC

JONATHAN KELLAM

Jonathan Kellam

Director of Individual Philanthropy

Washington, DC

KRISTEN ANDERSON

Kristen Anderson

Director of Donor Engagement

New York, NY

Southern California Organizing Manager

The Southern California Organizing Manager will report to the California Director and will work with other national organizing staff, regional field staff, and policy/research staff to support FWW’s work to get the City of Los Angeles to a fair and just transition to 100% renewables by 2030, shut down dangerous fossil fuel infrastructure like Aliso Canyon and Playa del Rey gas storage facilities, end neighborhood drilling and stop fossil fuel production and infrastructure. The Organizer Manager will have several main responsibilities: managing Los Angeles organizers, including full-time, part-time and intern organizers; fundraising responsibilities including writing grants and reports, cultivating major donors, and ensuring the organizing team meets fundraising goals.

This position will also support California and National campaigns to move off fossil fuels, ban factory farms and support the WATER ACT.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage organizers in the Los Angeles office including full-time, part-time and intern organizers.
  • Lead fundraising efforts pertaining to the Los Angeles program including building and maintaining relationships with foundations and major donors.
  • Build a strong base of organizations and individuals in support of our campaigns.
  • 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 various campaign issues. Maintain activist database and email lists to effectively communicate to members and supporters.
  • 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 Action/Watch.
  • 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, an ability to develop campaign strategy and ability to manage organizers. At least 3 years of management experience is required. The Organizer will be expected to work closely with organizing staff, volunteers and allied organizations to ensure campaigns are moving forward to achieve 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.                                                                                            

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.

Compensation:  $68,500.00 – $85,000.00 Salary/year

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 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: 06.09.21

Job Type: Full-Time

Office Location: Los Angeles

Department: Organizing

Ginny Kerslake

Ginny Kerslake

Eastern Pennsylvania Organizer

West Whiteland Township, PA

Caroline Wren

Caroline Wren

Researcher

WASHINGTON, DC

Kristina Beggen

Kristina Beggen

Oregon Organizer

Corvallis, OR

Greg Layton

Greg Layton

Delaware Organizer

Camden-Wyoming, DE

Jessica Gable

Jessica Gable

Media Relations Officer

Pasadena, CA

Phoebe Galt

Phoebe Galt

Media Relations Officer

Portland, ME

Kate Schwanhausser

Kate Schwanhausser

Special Events Manager

Washington, DC

Joelle Whiteman

Joelle Whiteman

Southwest Pennsylvania Organizer

Elizabeth, PA

Emily Miller

Emily Miller

Staff Attorney

Oakland, CA

Jorge Aguilar

Jorge Aguilar

Southern Region Director

Washington, DC

MICHELLE ALLEN

Michelle Allen

Southern Region Deputy Director

St. Petersburg, FL

JOHN ASPRAY

John Aspray

Senior Iowa Organizer

Des Moines, IA

NOAH GRACE BAUMAN

Noah Grace Bauman

Sr. Mgr. of Foundation Relations

Los Angeles, CA

ALEX BEAUCHAMP

Alex Beauchamp

Northeast Region Director

New York, NY

AMANDA BYRNES

Amanda Byrnes

Digital Campaign Manager

Washington, DC

ADAM CARLESCO

Adam Carlesco

Staff Attorney

Washington, DC

ARIANNA CHOPELAS

Arianna Chopelas

Social Media Manager

Reno, NV

ROMAIN COETMELLEC

Romain Coetmellec

Dir. Digital Membership & Advocacy

Los Angeles, CA

MELODY COLLEGE

Melody College

Digital Strategist

Falmouth, MA

SAM DIFALCO

Sam DiFalco

North Jersey Organizer

New Brunswick, NJ

BROOKE ERRETT

Brooke Errett

Senior Florida Organizer

St. Petersburg, FL

JANE FIEGEN GREEN

Jane Fiegen Green

Director of Philanthropy Operations

Washington, DC

KIM GIRTON

Kim Girton

Senior Graphic Design Lead

Washington, DC

SETH GLADSTONE

Seth Gladstone

Media and Public Relations Director

New York, NY

MARY GRANT

Mary Grant

Public Water For All Director

Baltimore, MD

LILY HAWKINS

Lily Hawkins

Maryland Organizer

Washington, DC

TARAH HEINZEN

Tarah Heinzen

Legal Director

Portland, OR

LEAH GARLAND

Leah Garland

Individual Giving Manager

Los Angeles, CA

NISHA SWINTON

Nisha Swinton

Senior Organizer

New York, NY

PETER HART

Peter Hart

National Communications Manager

New Brunswick, NJ

SAM BERNHARDT

Sam Bernhardt

Political Director

New York, NY

REBECCA WOLF

Rebecca Wolf

Food Policy Analyst

Washington, DC

ERIC WELTMAN

Eric Weltman

New York Senior Organizer

New York, NY

JIM WALSH

Jim Walsh

Policy Director

Washington, DC

JASMIN VARGAS

Jasmin Vargas

Southern California Senior Organizer

Los Angeles, CA

SHAKALIA TALLEY

Shakalia Talley

IT Support Specialist

Washington, DC

MONICA STICKLEY

Monica Stickley

Data Specialist

Tampa, FL

AMANDA STARBUCK

Amanda Starbuck

Research Director

Washington, DC

MATT SMITH

Matt Smith

New Jersey State Director

New Brunswick, NJ

EMILY SKYDEL

Emily Skydel

Hudson Valley Organizer

New York, NY

LAURA SHINDELL

Laura Shindell

Senior New York Organizer

New York, NY

SHELLEY SHERMAN

Shelley Sherman

Lead Finance Associate

Washington, DC

OAKLEY SHELTON-THOMAS

Oakley Shelton-Thomas

Senior Researcher

Washington, DC

ELIZABETH SCHUSTER

Elizabeth Schuster

Government Affairs Rep

Washington, DC

EMMA SCHMIT

Emma Schmit

Senior Iowa Organizer

Rockwell City, IA

JOCELYN SAWYER

Jocelyn Sawyer

Digital Campaigner

Philadelphia, PA

TOMÁS MORALES REBECCHI

Tomás Morales Rebecchi

Central Coast Organizing Manager

Ventura, CA

EMMA PETIT

Emma Petit

Digital Campaigner

Chicago, IL

ALX PAREJA

Alx Pareja

Data Analyst

Los Angeles, CA

MARTIN OSBORNE

Martin Osborne

IT Security Systems Manager

Washington, DC

RACHEL NISSLEY

Rachel Nissley

Director of Foundation Relations

Chicago, IL

Santosh Nandabalan

Santosh Nandabalan

Senior New York Organizer

New York, NY

Thomas Meyer

Thomas Meyer

National Organizing Manager

Seattle, WA

Megan McDonough

Megan McDonough

Pennsylvania State Director

Elizabeth, PA

Rebecca McDaniel

Rebecca McDaniel

Adminstrative Manager

Washington, DC

Robin Martin

Robin Martin

Senior Organizer

Pittsburgh, PA

Tyler Lobdell

Tyler Lobdell

Staff Attorney

Boise, ID

Tyler Lobdell joined Food & Water Watch’s legal team as a staff attorney in 2019, and focuses on combating factory farms through legal advocacy. Prior to joining Food & Water Justice, Tyler spent two years as the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Food Law Fellow. A long-time environmentalist, Tyler spent almost 10 years leading conservation programs across the U.S. before attending law school.

Tyler graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2017 with certificates in Environmental and Natural Resources Law as well as Animal Law. During school he worked for several environmental protection organizations and served as Co-Editor in Chief of the Animal Law Review. Tyler works remotely in Boise, Idaho. He can be reached at [email protected].

Johnte Lee

Johnte Lee

Human Resources Generalist

Washington, DC

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Kevin Larson

Kevin Larson

Salesforce Director

Oakland, CA

Charlie Kratovil

Charlie Kratovil

Central Jersey Organizer

New Brunswick, NJ

Jennifer Kolarsick

Jennifer Kolarsick

Manager of Philanthropic Discovery

New Brunswick, NJ

Frida Kieninger

Frida Kieninger

Director of EU Affairs

Brussels, Belgium

Frida Kieninger is a Brussels-based Food & Water Europe campaign officer promoting a ban on fracking in Europe. Working with local European groups and US-based researchers, she raises awareness of the countless risks of hydraulic fracturing. After completing her master’s thesis on intensive agriculture in southern Spain, Frida became involved with issues concerning the European food system as well as the transition to a sustainable energy system, community energy and questions of climate justice. She has dealt with various food and energy issues in the context of EU institutions and Brussels NGOs. To contact her, email her at fkieninger(at)fweurope(dot)org.

Katy Kiefer

Katy Kiefer

Volunteer Engagement Director

New York, NY

Katy Kiefer is the Distributed Organizing Director at Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action. The Distributed Organizing team engages with volunteers and students across the country to fight for clean water, safe food and a liveable climate. Katy and her team provide trainings, resources, and opportunities to engage in critical and urgent campaigns at the local, state and national level. Prior to joining the Food & Water Watch team in 2010, Katy completed the Green Corps program for environmental organizing and advocacy, and then worked with Green Corps as a Lead Organizer. She graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a B.S. in environmental science and a minor in faith-justice studies. She can be reached at kkiefer(at)fwwatch.org.

Krissy Kasserman

Krissy Kasserman

Factory Farm Organizing Director

Atkinson, NC

Krissy Kasserman is Food & Water Watch’s Factory Farm Organizing Manager and is based in Atkinson, NC. Krissy oversees our factory farm organizing and campaign work in several states and at the federal level as we work toward a ban on factory farms and a safer, more sustainable and equitable food system. Prior to joining Food & Water Watch in 2017, Krissy spent 11 years in Pennsylvania as the Youghiogheny Riverkeeper working on coal, fracking and public lands issues. She has a M.P.S. in Community and Economic Development from Penn State and can be reached at kkasserman(at)fwwatch.org.

Renee Jones

Renee Jones

Interim Technology Solutions Mgr.

Washington, DC

Christina Holtzen

Christina Holtzen

Digital Design Lead

Portland, OR

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Yonit Friedman

Yonit Friedman

Social Media Coordinator

New York, NY

Angie Aker

Angie Aker

Senior Digital Content Manager

Kenosha, WI

Kilian Sweeney

Kilian Sweeney

Web Developer

Chicago, IL

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Trent Macintosh

Trent Macintosh

IT Operations Administrator

Washington, DC