Green Corps Organizer
Posted on: March 1, 2017
We’re the Field School for Environmental Organizing
Are you passionate about the environment? Are you ready to learn how to run campaigns to help solve the climate crisis or save our last wild places? We offer a year-long, paid training program that will prepare you for a career in environmental organizing.
Here’s how it works:
Part One: Classroom Training
You’ll participate in roughly eight weeks of intensive classroom training conducted by representatives from a wide range of organizations and campaigns.
Our staff and trainers present overviews on the biggest issues facing our environment, as well as teaching our organizers a variety of valuable skills such as volunteer recruitment, campaign planning, public speaking and much more.
Part Two: Field Training on Real Campaigns
As a Green Corps organizer, you’ll receive the bulk of your training through hands-on experience working on behalf of organizations such as the Wilderness Society and Climate Reality Project. Job responsibilities include recruiting, training and supervising volunteers; organizing visibility events; securing media coverage; and building strong coalitions.
You’ll lead three to five different campaigns in communities across the country. By working with several different campaign partners, you’ll gain experience tackling a diversity of issues and working with a variety of individuals.
For example, a team of organizers recently helped run a campaign that persuaded Kellogg’s, the cereal company, to pressure its supplier of palm oil to stop destroying tropical forests. Other Green Corps organizers have played critical roles in the retirement of more than a dozen coal-fired power plants on the Beyond Coal campaign.
Part Three: Launch Your Career
After completing the training program, Green Corps connects graduates to groups looking to hire full-time staff. Our alumni now work with organizations such as Environment America, Greenpeace, Corporate Accountability International, Rainforest Action Network, National Wildlife Federation, 350.org and NRDC, among others.
Location and Compensation
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000. Green Corps offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. Green Corps organizers go where the fight is and wherever they can make the biggest impact. They could work on campaigns almost anywhere in the country and while location preferences are considered for placements, we require all organizers to be geographically flexible.
Green Corps 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.