Work with Rogue Climate: No Pipeline Rural Landowner Organizer

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: No Pipeline Landowner Organizer

Rogue Climate is hiring a community organizer to provide regional support for landowners in southwest Oregon impacted by the proposed Pacific Connector fracked gas export pipeline.

ABOUT ROGUE CLIMATE

Rogue Climate has been building a climate movement in southern Oregon since 2014,

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 are also a leader in statewide organizing to protect Oregon from harmful projects like the proposed Pacific Connector pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG export terminal. Rogue Climate is committed to supporting frontline communities in the fight against the Pacific Connector Pipeline and facilitating a just transition to clean energy.  

ABOUT THE No-LNG CAMPAIGN

For more than 12 years, southern Oregon communities and impacted landowners have been held hostage to the threat of eminent domain for a fracked gas pipeline and export project proposed by a Canadian energy company. Although the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied key permits for the Jordan Cove and Pacific Connector projects in 2016, citing a lack of public benefit, the fight is far from over. With assurances from the Trump administration, Pembina Pipeline, the company behind Jordan Cove has reapplied for federal and state project permits for a third time.  The majority of nearly 600 landowners have resisted signing easements to-date; however,  the company is stepping up their efforts to divide landowners, thus increasing the threat of eminent domain for opposing property owners. Rogue Climate seeks to strengthen rural organizing efforts by identifying and organizing with impacted landowners along the pipeline route and supporting their resistance to the project.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Landowner Organizer will:

  • Work with a Landowner Advisory Committee comprised of landowners active in the fight to stop the pipeline. Together, they will help identify priorities, goals and best practices for connecting with other landowners.
  • Develop relationships with landowners impacted by the construction of the Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal and the Pacific Connector Pipeline, supporting and connecting them to other landowners.  
  • Organize and participate in canvasses and phone banks in Klamath, Jackson, Douglas and Coos counties to directly connect with rural landowners who haven’t connected with the coalition.
  • Work with the Landowner Advisory Committee to develop resource materials including a “know your rights guide” and FAQs.
  • Work with the Landowner Advisory Committee to schedule workshops and social gatherings to engage and network more landowners.
  • Serve as a resource for landowners in navigating the numerous permitting processes for local, state and federal decision-making entities; assist landowners in becoming intervenors, submitting written comments and resisting pressure to sign any easements.
  • Maintain a landowner database, develop communication systems and email/mail lists.
  • Other duties will be assigned as needed.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to travel between Klamath, Jackson, Douglas and Coos counties several times per month.
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license and reliable vehicle, a satisfactory driving record and auto insurance.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work successfully with people from a wide range of backgrounds and political dispositions.
  • Experience working with grassroots field campaigns and volunteer management.
  • Willingness to travel and commitment to working long and irregular hours (including evenings and weekends) as needed.
  • Ability to stand and walk for several hours at a time.
  • Ability to work independently and in group settings.
  • Goal-oriented and able work well under pressure.
  • Proficient in computer and online tools including Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Documents, and Facebook.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Background in engaging with rural communities and individuals from diverse backgrounds, including socio-economic, political, generational and cultural
  • Basic knowledge of property ownership, easement agreements, eminent domain and private property rights issues
  • Familiarity of responsible agencies and basic understanding of local, state and federal permitting processes for pipeline infrastructure projects
  • Basic understanding and commitment to climate issues

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Salary range is between $35,000-$38,000 a year depending on experience. Travel reimbursement, health and leave benefits offered. Position location is southern Oregon
  • To apply, please send resume and cover letter only to Apply@RogueClimate.org with the subject line “Landowner Organizer” by February 1st, 2018.


Women, People of Color, LGBTQ folks, people with disabilities, and veterans, and people of all ages are encouraged to apply

 

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