Food & Water Watch is hiring a Temporary New Hampshire Organizer to work as part of the campaign to fight the buildout of massive plastic petrochemical plants. The Organizer will be working with Food & Water Watch’s PetroHub team to pressure key U.S. senators who are in the national spotlight to oppose the loan guarantee for the petrochemical buildout. The Organizer will “birddog” senators making public appearances in New Hampshire, and ask them to commit to opposing federal subsidies for plastics plants. This tactic will help raise this issue in the media, and we will work to build a national narrative against the fracking-plastics partnership and buildout.
The Organizer will also help phone-bank to generate phone calls into key senators’ offices to build pressure on them to oppose the federal loans for the petrochemical plants.
- Attend as many events as possible held by or attended by Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Kirstin Gillibrand, Senator Kamala Harris, and Senator Amy Klobuchar.
- Ask senators if they will support an amendment that puts an end to federal subsidies for plastics plants. Capture the interaction on camera.
- Educate New Hampshire residents about the issue – that taxpayer money shouldn’t be spent to subsidize petrochemical plants.
- Phone-bank to generate calls into Senators’ offices.
- Work to recruit new allies and coalition partners in support of our anti-fossil fuel, anti-plastic campaigns.
- Other duties as assigned.
Experience: At least three month experience in grassroots/field organizing and/or advocacy on public policy issues.
Knowledge: Grassroots organizing, advocacy and legislative strategy techniques; familiarity with federal and state legislatures and legislative process; consumer and environmental issues; working with the media. Some familiarity with New Hampshire’s regions preferred.
Skills: Excellent oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; excellent organizational skills.
Capabilities: Ability to think creatively and quickly to respond to opportunities to speak to Senators; demonstrated leadership capability; 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 public interest work. Work well under pressure, and adapt to changing situations on a daily basis. High level of independent judgment.
Compensation: $35,900 - $48,100 annualized, based upon experience.
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.