South Florida Part Time Organizer

Website Food & Water Watch

Fight like you live here.

The South Florida Part Time Organizer will report to the Southern Region Deputy Director and will work with other organizing, policy, and communications staff to support FWW’s campaigns. The main responsibility of the Part Time Organizer in Florida will be to help stop the worsening impacts of climate change by moving local and federal elected officials to oppose liquified fracked gas (LNG) operations in South Florida.

The Organizer will help grow FWW’s organizing capacity in the region by building a team of volunteers and allied organizations to help educate community members living near LNG facilities and shipping hubs about the dangers associated with LNG and climate change.

Office Location: This is a remote work position based in Broward or Miami-Dade County.

Compensation: $20/hour for 16 weeks, 29 hours per week

About Food & Water Watch

Food & Water Watch is a leading national public interest organization that runs dynamic, cutting edge organizing campaigns to protect our essential resources—food, water and climate. In 2011, Food & Water Watch was the first national organization to call for a ban on fracking and are running campaigns to move the U.S. Off Fossil Fuels. We utilize online and field organizing to build the people power we need to win real victories – including banning fracking in New York and Maryland.  In Florida, we’ve moved 90 communities to oppose fracking in Florida and stalled a planned LNG facility in Citrus County.  Our mission is to stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment.

We don’t accept any corporate or government funding so we can stand up for what we believe in without any conflicts of interest.  Our work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel and other major media outlets.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build a strong base of organizations, community leaders, and individuals in support of stopping LNG operations and addressing climate change.
  • Meet with elected officials and educate them on the climate impacts of exporting natural gas
  • Work with a team to develop strategic campaign plans including goals, strategies, and tactics.
  • Coordinating campaign events to engage citizens, garner media attention, and pressure elected officials to act.
  • Represent Food & Water Watch and recruit new activists at events.
  • Assist in media outreach to educate the South Florida community.
  • Produce online materials such as action alerts, newsletters, and activist guides.
  • Recruit for and manage phone banks/canvasses to engage community members.
  • Conduct research on local LNG operations and election officials to move campaigns forward.
  • Maintain strong records of work and assist with database development.
  • Carry out other projects as assigned

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, the person in this position is expected to have an understanding of Food & Water Watch’s Strategic Organizing model and an ability to develop and carry out campaign strategy. The Part Time Organizer will be expected to work closely with organizing staff, volunteers and allied organizations to ensure campaigns are moving forward to achieve programmatic goals.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong interest in Food & Water Watch priorities and commitment to social change.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and time management skills.
  • Desire to develop campaign and grassroots organizing skills.
  • Adequate knowledge of word processing, email, internet and spreadsheet software. Experience or knowledge of digital organizing tools is a plus, especially VAN.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

BENEFITS

  • 100% employer-paid health care, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance.
  • Three weeks paid vacation to start and three personal days.
  • Food & Water Watch offices are closed for all federal holidays and an extra week at the end of December.
  • Paid sick days.
  • Paid family and medical leave.
  • 403(b) retirement plan with annual employer contribution after the first year on staff.
  • Professional development opportunities on an ongoing basis.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please include your resume, cover letter and three professional references to be considered.

We will review your application and if we feel that your knowledge, skills and abilities are potentially a good match for our organization, we will be in contact with you. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Food & Water Watch (FWW) is committed to the health and safety of its staff members. Moreover, FWW, as an organization, promotes science-based policy. Science clearly shows that unvaccinated populations drive the spread of the coronavirus and the emergence of new variants, and that unvaccinated people are more likely to contract COVID and experience severe symptoms. Effective immediately, prospective new staff members are required to provide proof of vaccination or request a waiver as a condition of their offer of employment.

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