Manager of Political Giving

Reporting to the Director of Individual Philanthropy, the Manager of Political Giving will be a key member of Food & Water Watch’s (FWW) and Food & Water Action’s (FWA) Philanthropy team. This role will primarily focus on raising leadership and major gifts from individual donors in support of FWA and FWA’s aligned political action committee (PAC), while also providing input on digital and direct mail fundraising efforts. As the 2022 cycle progresses, this role’s expectations and goals have the capacity and likelihood to change depending on the organization’s political fundraising needs. The salary range for this position is $65,000 to $80,000.

This is a temporary position ending November 30, 2022.

Office Location: This position is approved for remote work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Cultivate and solicit major gifts ranging from $1,000 – $250,000 in support of FWA and FWA PAC.
  • Develop strategies and tactics for upgrading current FWA donors and members.
  • Work with Individual Philanthropy team to develop materials, strategies, and tactics to discuss FWA/FWA PAC fundraising opportunities with donors in portfolio.
  • Analyze political giving and other relevant information of FWW/FWA membership.
  • Develop strategies for reaching new audiences that would support FWA/FWA PAC.
  • Assist Special Events Manager in planning and executing online or in-person events related to FWA/FWA PAC.
  • Work with digital team to create fundraising emails and digital ads for FWA/FWA PAC.
  • Work with finance team and general counsel to ensure compliance with federal election laws.
  • Work with finance and political teams to ensure they have necessary data to provide quarterly FEC reports.
  • Liaison with the Leadership Team to develop fundraising strategies and plans for significant organizational decisions and programs (this work will regularly pertain to sensitive and confidential organizational issues related to program strategy, staffing, budgeting, fundraising, donor communication, and organizational/leadership strategies). Provide confidential advice and guidance to the Executive Director, Managing Directors and Leadership Team related to political strategy.
  • Handle sensitive information in a confidential manner.
Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, the person in this position has a high degree of contact with donors and prospects; a high degree of contact with other staff; and a low degree of contact with non-development related activities.

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
  • 5+ years experience in political fundraising
  • 3+ years experience in direct gift solicitation, with a track record of securing $5,000+ gifts
  • When travel is safe, the ability to travel up to 25% of the time
  • Experience with Salesforce or comparable CRM software
  • General knowledge of federal election laws
  • Strong research skills                    
  • Strong skills with Google Apps including Docs, Sheets, and Drive    

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: 12.15.21

Job Type: Temporary

Office Location: Remote

Department: Development

Taya Dennis

Taya Dennis

Salesforce System Administrator

San Francisco, CA

Enrico Donda

Enrico Donda

Food & Water Action Europe
Campaigner

Brussels, Belgium

Madeline Kelsey

Madeline Kelsey

Manager of Monthly Giving

Richmond, VA

Factory Farm Organizing Manager

The Factory Farm Organizing Manager will report to the Factory Farm Organizing Director and will work with other national organizing staff, regional field staff, and policy/research/legal staff to support FWW’s work on state factory farm organizing campaigns.

The Factory Farm Organizing Manager will have four main responsibilities: (1) manage Food & Water Watch’s involvement in factory farm organizing campaigns in Oregon and other western states as needed including building relationships with key national, state and local partners in support of robust organizing and legislative efforts; (2) build Food & Water Watch’s organizing efforts in support of our national campaign to ban factory farms (3) respond to factory farm-related state legislation and regulatory efforts, including writing email alerts to our membership and coordinating with allies, (4) assist in coordinating our factory farm core team including collaboration with policy, research, legal, communications, outreach and field staff to further our campaign goals.

Office Location:

This position is approved for remote work, with a preference for candidates based in either Mountain or Pacific time zones.

This position will supervise full-time organizers in specific locations primarily located in the western U.S.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Build a strong base of organizations and individuals in support of our campaigns, with a particular emphasis on factory farm moratorium campaigns in Oregon and other western states as needed.
  • Work with a team to develop strategic campaign plans including long- and short-term goals, strategies, and tactics.
  • Work closely with team and partner organization 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.
  • Build 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, 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.
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 balance multiple strategic campaigns and targets simultaneously. The Factory Farm Organizing Manager 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. Three or more years of full-time experience organizing at FWW or elsewhere. May manage multiple temporary staff or interns. Experience leading multiple successful organizing campaigns. Clear demonstration of ability to develop effective organizing strategies and guiding others to develop effective organizing strategies.

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

Compensation: $50,000.00 – $65,000.00 salary/year based on labor market, education and experience.

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: 11.09.21

Job Type: Full Time

Office Location: Remote

Department: Organizing

Legal Intern — Summer 2022

We are currently seeking summer law clerks for the Food & Water Justice program, the legal arm of Food & Water Watch, for our Washington, D.C. office or potentially working remotely. The law clerks will participate in all aspects of Food & Water Justice’s work,
including legal and policy research, writing, and litigation.

Responsibilities will include both legal- and policy-oriented work on issues including factory farming, food safety, climate change, fracking, water privatization, pollution trading, and open government. Applicants should be self-motivated, detail-oriented law students who are committed to the social and environmental justice mission of the organization and who are considering a nonprofit career after graduation. Coursework or clinical experience with administrative, environmental, energy, and/or food law is preferred, but not required.

Office Location: This position is located in Washington, DC. Potential for remote work will be considered.

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, three references, and a short (3-5 pages) writing sample to Adam Carlesco, via email to [email protected].

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: 11.09.21

Job Type: Internship

Office Location: Washington DC

Department: Legal

Human Resources Generalist

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

The HR Generalist also supports the overall mission of Food & Water Watch, while maximizing employee potential by fostering a positive work environment. The HR Generalist 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. The annualized compensation is $50,500.

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.
  • Manage the biweekly 403b and HSA reconciliation and troubleshoot issues that arise.
  • Manage 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.
  • Manage the entire Recruitment Process including scheduling interviews if Hiring Managers are not scheduling the interviews; and participate in interviews upon request by the Hiring Manager or if the HR Director is not available to participate in the interview.
  • Manage the entire Onboarding Process.     
  • Manage the entire Offboarding Process.
  • Manage 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.
  • 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.
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or SHRM-CP is a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant and current Human Resources experience with Bachelor’s degree or 8 + 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 required.
  • 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.

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.                                                                                                    

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will regularly be required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use their hands. 
  • Some local, regional and national travel will be required, pending public health restrictions.
  • The work environment is typical of an office setting. 
  • Applicants 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: 11.08.21

Job Type: Full-Time

Office Location: Washington DC

Department: Human Resources

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

MACKENZIE AIME

Mackenzie Aime

Iowa Organizer

Iowa City, IA

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

Senior Manager 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

VIVIAN CHAN

Vivian Chan

Finance Manager

Washington, DC

ARIANNA CHOPELAS

Arianna Chopelas

Social Media Manager

Reno, NV

ROMAIN COETMELLEC

Romain Coetmellec

Digital Director

Los Angeles, CA

MELODY COLLEGE

Melody College

Digital Strategist

Falmouth, MA

ZACH CORRIGAN

Zach Corrigan

Senior Staff Attorney

Madison, WI

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 Campaign 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

MEG ROBBINS

Meg Robbins

Senior Manager of Individual Philanthropy

Washington, DC

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

Alex Nagy

Alex Nagy

California Regional Director

Los Angeles, CA

Thomas Meyer

Thomas Meyer

National Organizing Manager

Olympia, WA

Megan McDonough

Megan McDonough

Pennsylvania State Director

Elizabeth, PA

Rebecca McDaniel

Rebecca McDaniel

Adminstrative Manager

Washington, DC

Robin Martin

Robin Martin

Southwest Pennsylvania 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

Annual Giving & Data Associate

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 Manager

Washington, DC

Christina Holtzen

Christina Holtzen

Digital Design Lead

Portland, OR

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Luz Hernandez

Luz Hernandez

Digital Campaigner

Oakland, CA

Luz Hernandez is a Digital Campaigner at Food & Water Watch, where she works with our organizers on the ground to help them develop and implement integrated online to offline organizing strategies. In the past, Luz has worked with Planned Parenthood as a Raiz organizer where she helped build long-term community organizing structures in Latinx communities. Most recently, she worked with NextGen Climate in Nevada during the election as their statewide Data Director. She can be reached at lhernandez(at)fwwatch.org. 

Yonit Friedman

Yonit Friedman

Social Media Coordinator

New York, NY

Angie Aker

Angie Aker

Digital Content Manager

Kenosha, WI

Kilian Sweeney

Kilian Sweeney

Web Developer

Chicago, IL

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Trent Macintosh

Trent Macintosh

IT Support Specialist

Washington, DC