We are seeking a Miami Organizer to support our campaigns to protect our food, water and climate. This is a temporary position for 24 weeks. The new Miami Organizer will be responsible for:
- Working with the Senior Florida Organizer to create and implement a local campaign to continue building and demonstrating support for a statewide ban on fracking in Miami-Dade.
- Working with the Food & Water Watch Florida Team and Floridians Against Fracking Coalition to organize educational and campaign events like volunteer meetings, call-in days, media events, etc.
- Leading community outreach on the ban fracking campaign in Miami-Dade through petitioning, tabling, and group presentations.
- Recruiting and training volunteers on organizing skills like petitioning and tabling.
- Coordinate with other environmental and social justice organizations in Miami-Dade to build community engagement and support for banning fracking and other critical climate issues.
- Represent Food & Water Watch and recruit new volunteers at community meetings, colleges, and other events.
- Work with our base of partner organizations and individuals in support of our anti-fossil fuel, pro-clean energy campaigns and continue to recruit new allies.
- Hold public events to educate Miami-Dade residents about the dangers of fossil fuels.
- Implement grassroots organizing tactics to educate legislators about the dangers associated with fracking and other extreme drilling techniques such as offshore drilling.
- Recruit and maintain a team of volunteer activists.
- Outreach to strategic coalition partners including religious groups, labor groups, elected officials, citizen activists, businesses and students.
- Assisting in media outreach including writing letters to the editor and organizing media events such as press conferences.
- Maintain strong records of work and assist with database development.
- Travel throughout Miami-Dade to implement these responsibilities.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education: High school diploma/GED
Experience: At least 6 months of grassroots organizing/field experience preferred.
Knowledge: Strong interest in Food & Water Watch issues and commitment to social change.
- Strong verbal and written communication and time management skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills. Deep connections in Miami-Dade a plus.
- Work well under pressure and ability to think creatively and quickly to respond to legislative developments and breaking news.
- Ability to talk to people about the issues we work on.
- Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
- Spanish and Creole speaking abilities are a plus.
Compensation: Annualized salary of $36,500.00 - $48900.00.
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.