The Allegheny County Organizer will be a full-time position working at the local level to fight fracking. This position will focus on working with community members and local elected officials in municipalities in Allegheny County to pass and enforce oil and gas zoning ordinances that will protect these communities from fracking. Specific projects will include organizing actions, tracking data, community outreach, building relationships, and volunteer leadership development.
This is a full-time grant funded position starting as soon as possible, running for one year with possible extension dependent on renewed funding.
This organizer will report to the Municipal Ordinance Project Organizer.
Advance Municipal Outreach Project strategy
Help development campaign strategy for these communities
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 local coalition allies
Other duties as required
- 1 year experience in grassroots/field organizing.
- Grassroots organizing skills, including: volunteer recruitment and leadership development; Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal and planning; excellent organizational skills; ability to work independently or in teams as required
- Proven ability to develop campaign timelines and implement them as planned; ability to work well with a wide variety of people and to coordinate diverse tasks, ability to present technical concepts to a mass audience, can-do attitude and commitment to justice-oriented work; work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks at once, and adapt to changing situations on a daily basis; high level of independent judgment.
- Understanding of fracking in Pennsylvania
- Experience using web-based organizing tools such as peer-to-peer texting tools, automated dialers, MiniVAN, mass emailing tools, and SalesForce (or similar database tools)
- Experience organizing in Southwest Pennsylvania
- Knowledge of the political landscape in Allegheny County
- Experience working at the municipal level
- Experience working with local zoning ordinances
Strong interest in and commitment to promoting the goals of Food & Water Watch. Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
We offer an excellent benefits package that includes 100% employer paid medical/dental/long-term disability, 403(b) retirement plan, and generous paid leave.
Please include your resume, cover letter and three professional references to be considered. Click here to apply. 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.