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Environment America Summer Field Organizer

Posted on: May 2, 2018

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Job description

      SUMMER FIELD ORGANIZER

Environment America is hiring summer field organizers to help us fight global warming!

2017 was one of the hottest years ever recorded. More than four in 10 people in the United States live in counties that have unhealthful levels air pollution. At a time when we need to be moving forward to protect our health and climate, President Trump and the Congress are moving backwards – dismantling dozens of important environmental protections.

This summer, Environment America will be building public support in important states across the country to defend against attacks on our air and climate and support clean energy. We’ll organize to guard against rollbacks to the Clean Air Act, clean car standards, and the Environmental Protection Agency while promoting clean energy solutions.  

That’s where you come in. Environment America’s summer field organizers will work to generate media attention, mobilize hundreds of citizens across their states, and build diverse coalitions of organizations and opinion leaders to push for action. Our field organizers will also spend two weeks working with our citizen outreach offices to recruit new members and raise money through canvassing to support our campaigns.

Summer field organizing is an incredible opportunity for both experienced and brand new organizers who want to gain skills in environmental activism and organizing. We offer an excellent training program and work to place our organizers with organizations working for change after the summer campaign.

Qualifications

  • We’re seeking applicants who are ready to commit their time, talent and passion to advocating, organizing and fighting for the environment
  • We look for smarts, academic excellence, and an eagerness to learn
  • We value leadership experience of all kinds, especially organizing, grassroots outreach, and building campus groups.

Timeline

This position begins in May and ends in August. Our summer field organizers will have the opportunity to apply for a career position with Environment America at the end of the campaign.

Training

There will be a week-long training in Washington D.C. near the beginning of the campaign.

Pay

The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000.  We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement

Locations

Portland, ME , Columbus, OH, and Washington D.C.

 

To Apply

Apply online and address your cover letter and resume to Lindsey Mendelson. 

Things To Know When You Apply

Environment America 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 changeClick here for things you should know about our network when you apply.

Environment America 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 or veteran status.

 

Location

Portland, ME

Details

Employer
Environment America

Job category
Issue Organizing

Employment type
Full Time

Experience
0+ years

Compensation

Start date
June 30, 2018

Apply by August 31, 2018