National Audubon Society Nationwide
Nov 17, 2016Full time
The Field Organizer will work with Audubon chapters, partners, supporters, and volunteers to accomplish conservation and engagement victories in communities across America. S/He will be highly energetic, adaptable, relationship-oriented, and a results-driven team player who engages volunteers and community organizations in action and advocacy, from events and volunteer days to recruitment drives and phone banking. The Field Organizer will also help train and build the capacity of volunteers and local leaders and serve as a vital link in bringing Audubon’s ambitious conservation-focused strategic plan to life in communities from coast to coast and in making Audubon the most effective conservation network in America.We are currently hiring in the following locations:Albany, NYCharleston, South Carolina Cincinnati, Ohio Detroit MichiganEllensburg/Wenatchee, Washington Little Rock, ArkansasLos Angeles, CaliforniaMaitland, FloridaSan Antonio, Texas Essential Functions: Build and deepen relationships with Audubon chapters, volunteer leaders, and other partnersExpand network of Audubon supporters, volunteers, and partners through recruitment and partnership building to meet quarterly growth goalsEngage the local Audubon network in conservation, engagement, and advocacy activities – including conducting or coordinating necessary trainings – to meet quarterly participation and outcome goalsCoordinate and staff events and activities, from volunteer days to phone banksSupport and build capacity of volunteer leadersWork with volunteers and partners to raise the profile of Audubon’s work and mission in the community through presentations, earned media, and other outreach activitiesDeliver input from volunteers and partners to Field Manager and other Audubon leaders to help inform strategiesWork closely with Field Organizing Manager to execute on goalsQualifications and Experience: 3+ years field organizing experience (e.g., managing volunteers, staffing community events, canvassing)Excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to build consensus amongst a wide range of individuals. Comfort with presenting and engaging in public speaking events also necessary.Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills; ability to motivate volunteers and partners essential.Experience working with diverse constituencies, including bipartisan coalitions and communities of colorA self-starter, one who is motivated, able to work in a decentralized work environment with minimal supervision, and juggle multiple projects simultaneously.Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.Strong problem solving skills, including ability to respond quickly and effectively to unforeseen challenges.Effective listening, probing, and assessment skills.Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and goalsStrong commitment to conservation and climate solutionsProficiency with digital organizing tools (including CRMs and voter files), Microsoft Office, and social mediaSpanish-language proficiency preferred (and may be required in some locations)Willing and able to travel and work nonstandard hours, e.g., evenings and weekendsAbility to reliably provide own local transportation Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com.