Food & Water Watch

Food & Water Watch is a leading nonprofit running strategic campaigns to move America Off Fossil Fuels, ensure safe drinking water for all, and challenge the corporate control of our food, water and democracy. 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. We are proud progressives who don’t accept any corporate or government funding so we can stand up for what we believe in without any conflicts of interest.


Over the past few years, we expanded our California program to move a progressive environmental agenda for the golden state. We have worked with various communities to defeat fracking and other fossil fuel projects, and we have built grassroots power to protect water as a public resource and oppose wasteful privatization projects. We have also expanded our work to move off dirty fossil fuels and transition to 100% renewable energy.

Jul 03, 2019
Food & Water Watch is a leading national advocacy organization that runs dynamic and cutting-edge campaigns in support of clean water, healthy food, and a livable climate for all. We challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food, water, and common resources through various issue campaigns.   Nationally, Food & Water Watch has had several major victories including banning fracking in New York and Maryland, stopping over half a dozen major fossil fuel infrastructure projects, preventing water privatization in 40 communities, and working to introduce strong climate and water legislation in Congress. In California, we have been a driving force behind the growing movement to ban fracking, shut down drilling, power plants and other fossil fuel infrastructure, and move off of fossil fuels and onto 100% renewable energy. Our California team of seven organizers works out of four offices in Oakland, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles. With Los Angeles being the hub of our largest regional campaign and a critical power base in the state, this position will be based there. This position reports to the Organizing Director. Specific Responsibilities: Oversees the development and implementation of long- and short-term campaign and organizing goals, strategies and tactics for local, state and federal campaign priorities in California.  Supervises and mentors organizing staff and ensures that individual performance goals are met. Serves as Food & Water Watch representative on statewide coalition, manages relationships with statewide leaders and elected officials. Supervises contract lobbyist in Sacramento and leads the development of our legislative strategy. In consultation with the development department, plays a key role in developing a California fundraising strategy, which includes identifying potential foundations and high-donors, writing grants and soliciting donations. Coordinates with the Creative Strategy and Engagement Department in creating a compelling narrative for on-line donors and activists that tells the story of our work in California. Works as part of the national Organizing Department Management Team and leads regional meetings and strategy sessions. Works with Organizing Director, Communications and Policy staff to develop media strategies, including print, radio, TV, and social media. Drafts opinion pieces, letters to the editor, and blog posts. Speaks at public events, forums, and other venues, and serves as a representative of Food & Water Watch to the public and the media. Increases Food & Water Watch’s impact by expanding our membership base, seeking new coalition partners, and building our staff. Periodic travel within California and to Washington, DC. Other duties as assigned. Requirements: At least 10 years of successful advocacy or grassroots organizing experience. At least 5 years of successful staff management experience Significant knowledge of California politics and legislature Documented success in planning and implementing short- and long-term strategic campaigns and organizational goals. Knowledge of public interest campaigns, including grassroots organizing strategies and advocacy techniques. Strategic thinker as evidenced through previous organizing campaigns and successes. Experience working with grassroots organizations. Clear written and oral communication skills with ability to work with remote staff. Ability to manage time with competing priorities. High energy and enthusiasm. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and general social media. Qualifications   Desired but not required skills: Familiarity with constituent relationship management (CRM) databases and online organizing software and strategies. Familiarity with California water, climate, and energy policy. Significant fundraising experience. Bilingual, in English & Spanish, a plus College degree Compensation: Salary dependent on experience. 
Food & Water Watch Los Angeles, CA, USA Senior Management - Director
Jul 03, 2019
Food & Water Watch are seeking an Organizer based in our Los Angeles, California office to bottom line our work in the Los Angeles and Southern California area. Under the direction of the California Director and a Los Angeles Senior Organizer, this position will plan and implement campaigns, recruit and oversee volunteers, and assist with fundraising. The leading campaign for Food & Water Watch in Los Angeles is the 100% real, clean energy by 2030 campaign. This position will help implement key aspects of this campaign, including organizing on the West Side of Los Angeles to support the Protect Playa Now coalition, which is working to Shut down the Playa del Rey Gas Storage Facility, Transition the Playa del Rey Scattergood Gas Powered Generating Station to clean energy, End neighborhood drilling, and Transition Los Angeles to 100% real, clean energy by 2030. Specific Responsibilities: Work closely with Food & Water Watch organizing staff Build a strong base of organizations and individuals in support of our campaigns Participate in coalitions on campaign issues Develop and implement long and short-term campaign and organizing goals, strategies and tactics Participate in coalitions on campaign issues Implement grassroots organizing and public education campaigns Implement strategic campaign plans through field organizing, online, and media strategies Work with Communications and Policy Staff to develop and implement media strategies including print, radio, TV, and social media. Draft opinion pieces, letters to the editor, and blog posts Speak at public events, forums, and other venues, and serve as a representative of Food & Water Watch to the public and the media Develop online action alerts to engage our activists on key issues in the region Recruit, supervise, and develop volunteers and interns Increase Food & Water Watch’s impact by expanding our membership base Work and assist Development staff on maintaining donor relationships Maintain familiarity with a diverse set of issues and research, and respond to information requests from activists, coalition members, and media Develop educational materials such as factsheets, action alerts, web content, and newsletter articles on various campaign issues. Maintain social media presence for the coalition. Maintain activist database and email lists to effectively communicate to members and supporters Other duties as assigned Qualifications: Education: College degree or equivalent education and experience Experience: At least 2 years of successful advocacy or grassroots organizing experience Clear demonstration of ability to develop effective organizing strategies, and guide others to develop effective organizing strategies Familiarity with California politics and southern California communities Fundraising experience a plus Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States 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. 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.  
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