Jul 03, 2019

Los Angeles Nonprofit Organizer Role

  • Food & Water Watch
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Programs Environmental Social Justice

Job Description

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.  

Title / Level of Responsibility

Entry Level

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