Field Organizer

  • National Audubon Society
  • Nationwide
  • Nov 17, 2016
Full time Advocacy Climate Change/GHG Environmental Education/Communication

Job Description

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, NY
  • Charleston, South Carolina  
  • Cincinnati, Ohio  
  • Detroit Michigan
  • Ellensburg/Wenatchee, Washington  
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Maitland, Florida
  • San Antonio, Texas  

Essential Functions:
  • Build and deepen relationships with Audubon chapters, volunteer leaders, and other partners
  • Expand network of Audubon supporters, volunteers, and partners through recruitment and partnership building to meet quarterly growth goals
  • Engage the local Audubon network in conservation, engagement, and advocacy activities – including conducting or coordinating necessary trainings – to meet quarterly participation and outcome goals
  • Coordinate and staff events and activities, from volunteer days to phone banks
  • Support and build capacity of volunteer leaders
  • Work with volunteers and partners to raise the profile of Audubon’s work and mission in the community through presentations, earned media, and other outreach activities
  • Deliver input from volunteers and partners to Field Manager and other Audubon leaders to help inform strategies
  • Work closely with Field Organizing Manager to execute on goals

Qualifications 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 color
  • A 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 goals
  • Strong commitment to conservation and climate solutions
  • Proficiency with digital organizing tools (including CRMs and voter files), Microsoft Office, and social media
  • Spanish-language proficiency preferred (and may be required in some locations)
  • Willing and able to travel and work nonstandard hours, e.g., evenings and weekends
  • Ability to reliably provide own local transportation
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Job Level

Mid-level

Sector

Nonprofit- NGO