Noa Gordon-Guterman

Noa Gordon-Guterman

Stop Fracked Gas Exports Organizer

New York, NY

Keya Meshesha

Keya Meshesha

Philanthropy Coordinator

Washington, DC

Food Policy Analyst

Contact Email: [email protected]

Post Date: 08.27.21

Job Type: Full-time

Office Location: Washington, DC

Department: Policy

Job Description: 

The Food Policy Analyst works in Food & Water Watch’s organizing and advocacy campaigns around food and sustainable agriculture. The position tracks federal and state policy and lobbies in support of our strategic food campaigns, including those that seek to stop false solutions like factory farm gas and carbon markets, fight corporate control of the food system, promote food safety, and assist farmers in transitioning to organic and regenerative farming systems.

The ideal candidate is hard-working, creative, and driven by a passion for creating socially just and regenerative food systems that benefit all farmers, food chain workers and eaters. This is a Bargaining Unit/Union Position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1) Cultivate strong and enduring relationships with Capitol Hill offices and relevant agency officials, lobbying them in support of legislative and regulatory priorities.

2) Track federal and state policy relating to our food campaign work, and keep the Policy Team staff informed. May also lend support as needed to policy needs for our water, climate and energy campaigns.

3)  Assist in the development of organizational responses or positions relative to existing or proposed policies.

4) Produce letters, emails, op-eds, briefs, web content and other campaign materials to educate allies, opinion leaders, policymakers, the press and the public about the impact of policies on our organizational programs and interests.

5) Work closely with the organizing team in support of our factory farm campaign.

6) Develop events and meetings such as petition deliveries, webinars, briefings, lobby days, etc.

7) Collaborate with coalitions and partner organizations to advance campaign priorities.

8) Work with our communications department to advance campaign objectives via traditional and social media, including press monitoring and drafting press releases and social media content.

9) Carry out other projects, as assigned.

10) 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 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, the person in this position has a high degree of contact with Policy Team and Congressional Staff; a moderate degree of contact with other staff; and a low degree of contact with members and supporters.

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: Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, political science, or related field. Candidates with Bachelor’s degrees in other fields are welcome to apply if they demonstrate relevant experience in food and/or environmental policy, such as through internships and job experiences, major research projects, etc.

Experience: 3 to 6 years of relevant experience in food and/or environmental policy advocacy.

Communications Skills: Outstanding writing skills, with the ability to write clearly and concisely for diverse audiences and translate technical materials into everyday language. Ability to speak with media and make public presentations. 

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, and proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Coursework or certification in Microsoft Office products is a plus.

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.

Help us fix broken systems, protect our resources, and stand up against corporate control. Submit your résumé today!

Bernice Guity

Bernice Guity

Human Resources Director

Washington, DC

Human Resources Director

Contact Email: [email protected]

Post Date: 07.23.21

Job Type: Full-time

Office Location: Washington, DC

Department: Human Resources

Job Description: 

The Human Resources Director will manage the HR processes of Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action. The Director will manage the HR team and assist with labor relations, gathering, collecting, and maintaining documents and records required for contract and policy development, investigations, and negotiations. The HR Director will ensure that FWW hires and retains the most effective staff to accomplish its mission and is in compliance with labor law in multiple locations. A diverse staff is key to FWW effectiveness.

The HR Director is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, and compensation. The HR Director provides strategic leadership by articulating HR needs and plans to the executive management team.         

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Supervises all HR activities, communications, reports, requests and documents created and received by the team.
  2. Handles labor relations and human resource inquiries related to policies, procedures, and bargaining agreements.
  3. Support, guide, train supervisors to help maintain effective working relationships with BU members.
  4. Serves as the initial contact and liaison for intake and assessment of employee complaints.
  5. Conducts initial interviews and gathers information for employee relations matters such as harassment allegations, work complaints, or other concerns; informs appropriate staff when additional investigation is required.
  6. Ensure that all personnel files are up-to-date with necessary documents.
  7. Interface between staff and health insurance broker to assist staff in resolving questions.
  8. Ensure pay bands across the organization are up-to-date and equitable.
  9. Work with finance to ensure benefits are accurately charged.
  10. Manage employee onboarding and offboarding.
  11. Responsible for recordkeeping related to hiring, termination, leave, transfer, and promotion particularly as related to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and diversity initiatives.
  12. Collects information and data to assess cost and policy implications of negotiations and disputes. This may include management and union proposals, pay scales and wages, benefits, working conditions, and other mitigating circumstances.
  13. Conducts surveys, interviews, and other research related to human resource policies, compensation, and other labor negotiations; collects information and reports results to Managing Directors.
  14. Maintains knowledge and understanding of laws and regulations related to EEO, collective bargaining, unions, labor relations, and human resources.
  15. Prepares plans, policies, documents, and reports including EEO-1, organizational charts, labor agreements, and employee handbooks.
  16. Assists with preparation of documents and records required for contract negotiations, meetings, and negotiations with employee and labor organizations.
  17. Collaborates with senior leadership to understand the organization’s goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention.
  18. Creates recruitment plans, interview schedules and evaluation standards in accordance with HR methodologies and labor laws.
  19. Research compensation standards set by industry and governing bodies in order to create salary structures and administer employee benefits.
  20. Monitors and ensures the organizations compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  21. Performs other related duties as assigned.
  22. 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 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.

Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience required
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and verbal skills are required
  • Passion for the mechanics of fundraising and building a culture of philanthropy
  • Approach interactions with donors and supporters with a customer-service mindset
  • Ability to work well with a wide range of people, under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with close attention to detail
  • Good computer skills are required, including strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar database, or a demonstrated capacity to learn new technology quickly and effectively
  • Strong interest in and commitment to promoting the goals of Food & Water Watch

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, the person in this position has a high degree of contact with other staff; a moderate degree of contact with vendors and a low degree of contact with volunteers and 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.                                                  

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Labor Relations, Business or related field required. A minimum of five years progressively responsible, professional experience in collective bargaining and labor relations activities, including two years supervisory 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; 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 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.

Help us fix our broken systems and stand up against corporate control. Submit your résumé today!

Los Angeles Organizing Associate

Contact Email: [email protected]

Post Date: 06.30.21

Job Type: Seasonal Employee

Office Location: Los Angeles, CA

Department: Organizing

Job Description: 

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 Organizing Associate will report to the California Director and will work with other California organizing staff, and policy and communications staff as necessary. The Organizer will support FWW’s campaign to move Los Angeles targets in priority districts on FWW signature campaigns, and support the California Organizing team as necessary. The Organizing Associate will work remotely with volunteers and allied organizations in target districts with the goal of growing FWW’s organizing capacity, building volunteer affinity with FWW, and moving target legislators to support FWW policy goals. The Organizing Associate may also support state and federal campaigns on FWW aligned issues. This position will require flexibility and adaptability as campaign and political circumstances shift.   

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinating the Los Angeles Volunteer Program.
  • Assisting in building strategic coalitions with labor groups, elected officials, faith-based organizations, citizen activists, businesses and students. 
  • Coordinating campaign events to engage citizens and pressure targets. 
  • Represent Food & Water Watch and recruit new activists at events. 
  • Assisting in media outreach to educate millions of people. 
  • Producing online materials such as action alerts, newsletters and activist guides. 
  • Researching emerging issues to move campaigns forward and power mapping key targets.
  • Maintain strong records of work and assist with database development.
  • Carry out other projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong interest in Food & Water Watch priorities and commitment to social change. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication and time management skills. 
  • Desire to develop campaign and grassroots organizing skills. 
  • Adequate knowledge of word processing, email, internet and spreadsheet software. Experience or knowledge of digital organizing tools is a plus.
  • Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

Hourly Rate:  $15.00/hour

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. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities to apply. 

Help us fix our broken systems and stand up against corporate control. Submit your résumé today!

Finance Associate

Contact Email: [email protected]

Post Date: 06.22.21

Job Type: Part-Time

Office Location: Main Office — Washington, DC

Department: Finance

Job Description: 

The Finance Associate is responsible for the accounting function of the Finance Department, ensuring timely completion in accordance with established deadlines and reporting to accounting leadership. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create Check Requests
  • Print, match and mail checks
  • Review and verify company credit card receipts
  • Process weekly deposits (in-house and bank run)
  • Assist with new vendor vetting procedure and vendor management process
  • Maintain and organize filing systems
  • Assist with annual audit/990 preparation
  • 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 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.

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

Education/Experience: High School diploma, GED, or equivalent; familiar with basic accounting principles. 1 year of experience of accounting is preferred.

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: $20/hourly

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 strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Help us fix our broken systems and stand up against corporate control. Submit your résumé today!

Stop Fracked Gas Exports Temporary Organizer

Contact Email: [email protected]

Post Date: 06.16.21

Job Type: Seasonal

Office Location: Work Remotely

Department: Organizing

Job Description: 

The Stop Fracked Gas Exports Campaign Organizer will report to the NJ State Director and will work with other national organizing staff, regional field staff, and policy/research staff to support FWW’s campaign to stop a proposed LNG Export terminal on the Delaware River. The person in this role will be expected to engage in some in-person events in Southern New Jersey.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with our NJ organizing team to organize a public education and outreach campaign in the communities near Gibbstown and directly along the most likely LNG transport routes through South Jersey.
  • Organize impacted residents in Gloucester, Camden, Burlington and Mercer Counties to lobby their elected officials, with a goal of passing at least 12 municipal resolutions in opposition to the Gibbstown Logistics Center and LNG transports.
  • Work with our NJ organizing team to earn public statements of opposition to the project from at least five state legislators.
  • Organize directly impacted residents and activists to “bird-dog” the Governor at high profile public campaign events, applying increased pressure and earning media coverage to hold the Governor accountable to stop the project.
  • Work with our NJ organizing team to hold at least one large public education event serving at least 100 directly impacted residents in Gibbstown and along the transport route.
  • Speak at public events, forums, and other venues, and serves as a representative of Food & Water Action/Watch to the public and the media.
  • Build the capacity and leadership of volunteers and allied grassroots organizations by offering training and organizing support.
  • Maintain familiarity with this issue, and FWW’s suite of digital organizing tools, including the database.
  • Respond to information and support requests from activists, coalition members, and media.
  • 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: Demonstrate an understanding of the essential role of our members and supporters, and consistently serve as an ambassador for FWW/FWA and our work. Participate in or attend events and other activities as appropriate that are organized for our supporters and donors. Be cognizant of fundraising opportunities and share contacts and information that will help build and sustain FWW/FWA.
  • Carry out other projects as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, the person in this position is expected to have a complete understanding of FWW’s Strategic Organizing model, FWW’s policy positions and legislative goals, and an ability to balance multiple strategic priorities simultaneously. The Stop Fracked Gas Exports Campaign Organizer will be expected to work closely with 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 or more years of full-time experience organizing at FWW or elsewhere. Experience leading a successful organizing campaign. Clear demonstration of ability to develop effective organizing strategies and guiding others to develop effective organizing strategies.

Computer Skills: An individual should be able to work in a computerized environment and have adequate knowledge of word processing, email, internet and spreadsheet software; in particular have coursework or certification in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point and proficiency with all other Microsoft Office products.

Compensation: Annualized at $40,000-$42,500, dependent upon experience and based on labor market.

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.

Help us fix our broken systems and stand up against corporate control. Submit your résumé today!

JONATHAN KELLAM

Jonathan Kellam

Director of Individual Philanthropy

Washington, DC

KRISTEN ANDERSON

Kristen Anderson

Director of Donor Engagement

New York, NY