Posted on: March 2, 2023
We’re the nation’s most respected training program for environmental organizers.
Are you determined to make the biggest positive impact you can on issues like climate change and clean water, but you don’t know where to start? Green Corps offers a yearlong, paid training program that will prepare you for a career in environmental organizing and the broader social change movement. Here’s how it works:
Learn skills from environmental leaders
To make an impact, you need training. We provide top-notch, unparalleled training in the skills of organizing and advocacy to help you launch a lifetime career of impact.
Our staff and trainers present overviews on the biggest issues facing our environment, as well as more specific trainings on proven organizing tactics. Topics include volunteer recruitment, campaign planning, public speaking and much more. You’ll learn how to run campaigns that inspire the public and build organizations and political support needed to save our planet.
Hands-on experience on real campaigns
Green Corps packs extensive experience into one short year, with organizers working in three, four or even five different cities throughout the Green Corps year on a variety of issues with multiple partner groups.
You work on the most pressing environmental issues of the day – from saving our last wild places, to protecting our oceans, to reducing climate change pollution.
Last year, for example, a team of organizers worked on a campaign with the Solar Rights Alliance to protect rooftop solar in California, helping to turn out over 2,000 people to campaign events and build a coalition of over 600 organizations and businesses in support of the campaign.
Launch your organizing career
After our training program, we connect graduates with organizing jobs in the environmental and social change movements. Many of these groups need trained organizers to run their campaigns, and most Green Corps graduates are able to find professional positions immediately.
Over the last 30 years, our more than 400 alumni have been infusing the environmental movement with the visionary ideas and the organizing know-how to make a significant impact on some of our planet’s most pressing environmental issues.
Location and compensation
The target annual compensation for this position is $31,500 (but compensation may range between $31,500 and $39,000 depending on location). Green Corps’ benefits package includes medical insurance for employees and dependents, needs-based student loan assistance, commuter benefit program, sick pay (60-72 hours/year depending on location), and 80 hours (2 weeks) of accrued vacation. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
Green Corps organizers go where the environment needs them 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.
Why work with Green Corps? Check out 10 reasons: https://greencorps.org/about.html
Things to know when you apply
Green Corps is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change. Read more about our network when you apply: https://greencorps.org/core-values.html
Green Corps is an equal opportunity employer.
Green Corps will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
COVID-19: We take COVID-19 safety very seriously. Employees must follow our COVID safety protocols and be fully vaccinated and boostered. Accommodations are provided to the extent required by law.
$31,500 – $39,000
The target annual compensation for this position is $31,500 (but compensation may range between $31,500 and $39,000 depending on location).
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