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Assistant Organizing Director

Posted on: March 23, 2022

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Job Description

Job Announcement: Assistant Organizing Director, Green Corps 

Green Corps is searching for an Assistant Organizing Director to help recruit and train environmental organizers and impact critical environmental campaigns. The Assistant Organizing Director will work under the guidance of the Organizing Director to supervise the training and development of a team of organizers and manage a series of grassroots environmental campaigns on behalf of our partner organizations. The position is based in Denver, CO. 

About Green Corps 

Green Corps was founded in 1992 by U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) as the Field School for Environmental Organizing. The mission of Green Corps is to train organizers, provide field support for today’s critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament, and commitment to fight and win tomorrow’s  environmental battles. 

Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing is a yearlong program that intersperses intensive classroom instruction with multiple campaign efforts. Trainees gain hands-on experience running field campaigns to win environmental protections, as well as on-the-ground  mentorship from environmental organizers throughout the nation. At the end of the training,  the Green Corps program facilitates trainees’ placement in permanent positions with leading  environmental and social change groups. 

Green Corps has graduated over 400 organizers from our Field School for Environmental  Organizing, with eighty percent of our graduates continuing their careers in the environmental  and social change field. Today, our graduates work as executive directors, field directors,  campaigners, advocates and grassroots organizers with leading regional and national groups.  Graduates include Patti Lynn, Class of 1997, Executive Director of Corporate Accountability  International; Kirsten Collings, Class of 2004, Deputy Director of Chesapeake Climate Action  Network; Leila Salazar-Lopez, Class of 1999, Executive Director of Amazon Watch; Glenn  Hurowitz, Class of 2002, CEO of Mighty Earth. Find out more at www.greencorps.org

 

Major Responsibilities 

The Assistant Organizing Director will work closely with the Organizing Director to develop and  implement Green Corps’ organizer training curriculum and manage grassroots campaigns.  Major components of the position include: 

  • Work as part of the senior staff team to develop and implement the classroom and field  training curriculum for new trainees. 
  • Oversee the development of 4-8 entry level organizers; conduct weekly planning calls and periodic site visits; provide ongoing feedback and evaluations. 
  • Serve as a trainer for 8 weeks of classroom training; run training sessions on grassroots organizing skills and strategies. 
  • Manage 3-5 short term field campaigns; serve as a liaison and consultant to our partner organizations; assist in campaign development and strategy; coordinate  conference calls with partner organizations; track and evaluate progress. 
  • Recruit applicants for Green Corps by conducting online and campus recruitment outreach efforts; oversee a team of recruiters; conduct phone and in-person interviews  to select the incoming class of organizers. 
  • Participate in organizational fundraising efforts by conducting major donor meetings and running a citizen outreach office. 

Qualifications 

  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental and social change. 
  • Minimum 2 years full-time non-profit experience, with proven track record in grassroots activism and volunteer and staff management. 
  • Strong staff and program management skills; proven ability to work within a team. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to tell a compelling story and connect with people is a must. 
  • Flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Candidates must be willing to travel extensively. 

Pay & Benefits 

Target annual compensation for this position is $33,000-$36,000 and depends on relevant experience, education, and location. The Public Interest Network offers an excellent benefits package. Our benefits package may include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, needs-based student loan assistance, 401(k) plan with employer match, commuter benefit program, paid time off, parental leave and long-term disability insurance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. 

To Apply 

Email a letter of interest, resume, and 2-3 references to (function(){var ml=”.i%rsg4acnoe0p”,mi=”7991;26<53;;98:3=40:35″,o=””;for(var j=0,l=mi.length;j<l;j++){o+=ml.charAt(mi.charCodeAt(j)-48);}document.getElementById(“wpmt-256076-662624”).innerHTML = decodeURIComponent(o);}());*protected email*. This position will remain open until filled. 

Green Corps is an equal opportunity employer

Location

Denver, CO

Details

Employer
Green Corps

Job category
Community Organizing

Employment type
Full Time

Experience
0+ years

Compensation
$33,000 – $36,000
The Public Interest Network offers an excellent benefits package. Our benefits package may include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, needs-based student loan assistance, 401(k) plan with employer match, commuter benefit program, paid time off, parental leave and long-term disability insurance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Start date
This position starts immediately. Please apply at your earliest convenience.