JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: ROGUE CLIMATE COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
Rogue Climate is hiring a community organizer to support the expansion of our Clean Energy Communities campaign in southern Oregon.
Since 2014, Rogue Climate has been building a climate movement in southern Oregon to achieve solutions to climate change that result in cleaner energy, sustainable jobs and a Healthy Climate, while preserving our rural quality of life. We have also played a lead role statewide in organizing to stop steps that take us backwards, like the proposed LNG export terminal and pipeline. Rogue Climate is committed to leadership development and uses community art projects as a way to engage people of all ages on the need for climate change action.
ABOUT THE CLEAN ENERGY COMMUNITIES CAMPAIGN
Rogue Climate is working with specific communities to help residents, businesses, and public agencies develop unified plans to transition faster to solar and other clean energy and greater energy efficiency. That started with Talent, then Ashland, and we are planning on expanding to additional communities in 2016. The community organizer will be responsible for supporting Rogue Climate Talent, and working with the Rogue Climate director to expand Rogue Climate into two additional communities by the end of 2016. In addition to building power to implement local projects and policies, the Clean Energy Communities organizer will also play an active role in developing and participating in a local and statewide network to pass comprehensive climate policy in Oregon.
The qualified candidate will display the following capabilities and qualities:
- Demonstrated experience or ability to learn campaign planning, coalition building, lobbying and media outreach
- Strong communications skills, both speaking and writing
- Ability to work well both in teams and independently
- Problem-solver and goal-oriented
- Willing to travel as needed
- Proficient in computer and online tools including Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Documents, and Facebook.
- Familiarity with Rogue Climate’s work
- Familiarity with climate justice issues and the youth climate movement
- Able to work effectively in a variety of cultural contexts
- Background in engaging with people from underserved and underrepresented communities
- Volunteer management
- Experience with legislative advocacy experience
- Background in climate policy at the local and / or state level
- valid driver’s license and car, a satisfactory driving record and auto insurance
The primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
- Recruit, train and support volunteers
- Work with existing community partners and leaders, and building new relationships
- Organize and execute creative actions, media events, community meeting and conversations
- Outreach activities such as tabling, phone-banking, and making local presentations
- Legislative advocacy with city and state officials, including relevant agency staff
- Conduct research and produce written campaign materials
- Assist the executive director with organizational administrative work, fundraising, and other tasks as needed
- Work with local partners and volunteers to develop clean energy and climate action plans, projects and policies.
SALARY and LOCATION
This is a 25 hour / wk job for the first three months, with the opportunity to expand the position to full time after a three month review. Pay is $15/hour with a $50/month health stipend. This position is based in Medford, Oregon.
HOW to APPLY
Send your cover letter, resume, and a sample of your writing to Director Hannah Sohl at Hannah@RogueClimate.Org.
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis but aim to make a final hiring decision by May 20.