The Public Interest Network Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Jan 08, 2020Full Time
COLORADO CLIMATE DEFENDER ORGANIZER Colorado has suffered from the effects of climate change with drought, wildfire, and an unreliable snowpack. With snow - related and river-related recreation as two huge pieces of the economy, Coloradans are feeling the economic effects. The 2018 wildfire season was terrifying, putting farms, homes, and lives in danger. The good news is that Environment Colorado has been working to cut global warming pollution for decades and we've made progress from cleaner cars on the road to boosting solar and wind power. Unfortunately, crucial victories have come under attack from the Trump administration. We won't let that hold us back in Colorado or across the country . We're drawing a line in the sand to stop the Trump administration from rolling back climate and clean air protections from the Clean Power Plan to clean cars. If we are going to be successful in fundamentally changing the way that we power our country, we are going to need every elected official who believes in the science of climate change and who wants to see us take it on to be vocal in their support and call on other elected leaders to do the same. And we need them to make this stand as loudly as possible to make it clear that supporting climate action is good policy and good politics. The Job Description Colorado's Climate Defender Organizers are responsible for recruiting, developing and mobilizing powerful teams of concerned Coloradans to become climate volunteers in critical communities and on college campuses across the state. As a Climate Defender Organizer, you will work with our existing network of members and activists, and expand volunteer teams in key political areas and on college campuses to ensure support from local decision-makers for climate action. Whether it's educational events, rallies, or bringing Coloradans to meet one-on-one with their elected officials, you and your volunteers will push decision-makers to lead on climate change. You'll coordinate regular meetings between local decision-makers and constituents; coordinate rapid response media to highlight climate impacts and hold public officials accountable; and help collect thousands of petitions and personal letters on climate change. By the end of the campaign, you will have built volunteer teams in key areas that can continue the fight for Colorado's environment for years to come. Training There will be a week-long training near the beginning of the campaign. We will also hold periodic trainings on advanced skills for organizers. Qualifications We're seeking applicants who are ready to commit their time, talent and passion to advocating, organizing and recruiting new leaders to protect the environment. We look for smarts, organizing experience and an eagerness to learn. We value leadership experience of all kinds, especially organizing, grassroots outreach and building campus groups. Candidates must have excellent judgment and discretion and the ability to oversee significant projects. APPLY NOW The position starts on January 6, 2020 and requires a commitment through the end of July 2020. Organizers may have an opportunity to be placed on election projects with one of our partner groups at the end of the campaign. Please fill out the application form on our website and upload a PDF of your cover letter addressed to Len Montgomery, Field Director and a PDF of your resume. Pay & Benefits The target annual compensation for this position is $27,000 in the first year. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. Location Colorado Springs, CO Things To Know When You Apply Environment America and Environment Colorado are part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better country, a set of core values, and a coordinated strategic approach to getting things done. Visit https://publicinterestnetwork.org/core-values.html for things you should know about our network when you apply. Environment America is an equal opportunity employer.