Impact Organizer- Immediate Start
Posted on: June 27, 2017
FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT, OUR DEMOCRACY, OUR FUTURE.
Impact was created by leading advocacy organizations like Environment America, U.S. PIRG and the PIRG Campus Action project. We build the grassroots action and power it takes to make an impact on important issues. By joining Impact, you’re making a commitment to spend the next year working in key states advocating full time for our environment, our democracy and our future.
Our organizers currently work in over 2 dozen key congressional districts across the country to help us win campaigns and build grassroots action and power. We’re working with national campaigns to stop the rollback of important environmental and consumer protections, get our country to 100 percent renewable energy and end the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.
WHAT YOU’LL DO WITH IMPACT
First, you’ll come together with other new and experienced staff from across the country to learn how to make your impact in classroom trainings that focus on the issues, our campaigns, our strategies and the tactics you’ll be using throughout the year. Then, you’ll put those skills to use in the field.
For example, you might build the coalition that convinces a major restaurant to stop serving meat raised on antibiotics. Or you could organize the news event that convinces the governor in your state that switching to more renewable energy is an opportunity to be a hero with the public. You’ll go to the places where you can make the biggest impact- states where there is a strategic need for you to be working to mobilize people, and you’ll be working on the campaign on which you can make the biggest difference.
HOW YOU’LL MAKE AN IMPACT
Even when there’s not a vote coming up, organizing helps build long-term power to secure victories in the future. By first educating people on an issue, and then connecting on shared values and common-sense solutions, we lay the groundwork for political change. On top of that, we pick our campaigns and states strategically, looking for opportunities where you can both build this long term power and also move us closer to victory on the campaign. That means you’ll be working in the place where you’re most needed, for the campaign that you’re running. You might be bolstering support for environmental protections in Nevada in the fall and then building support among small business owners and community members for renewable energy in Georgia in the spring.
It’s all challenging, fun and incredibly meaningful. We’re taking on big issues and we’re up against big adversaries. We run campaigns with concrete goals, detailed plans, rigorous training, and above all, a laser-like focus on results.
During the summer, you’ll direct a campaign office, building the organization by canvassing and training others to canvass. And you’ll recruit the next wave of Impact organizers and interns so we can continue to work on more campaigns. So if what you want to do after college is join a team of people who bring their passion to work every day to make an impact on issues that matter, then we’re the group for you.
PAY & BENEFITS
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000 in the first year. Impact offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
THINGS TO KNOW WHEN YOU APPLY
Impact is part of The Public Interest Network — a group of organizations that share a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to making positive change. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.
TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY: WeAreImpact.org
Impact is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.
For Los Angeles-based positions: Impact will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
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