Do you want to join a team focused on activating a base of people to stop Trump’s attacks on everything we care about and fought to protect? Are you experienced organizer? Do you want to help one of the oldest environmental groups turn a base of supporters into a base of activists at the very moment we need as many people active as possible? Do you like working virtually?
Position: Grassroots organizer (contract) to help stand up to Trump
Friends of the Earth-U.S., founded by David Brower in 1969, is the U.S. voice of the world’s largest federation of grassroots environmental groups, with a presence in 75 countries. Friends of the Earth works to defend the environment and champion a more healthy and just world. We are a hard-hitting, progressive, environmental organization that pulls no punches and speaks sometimes uncomfortable truth to power. It’s an approach that has worked for more than 45 years, resulting in landmark environmental laws, precedent-setting legal victories and groundbreaking reforms of domestic and international regulatory, corporate and financial institution policies.
To accomplish our mission, Friends of the Earth is working at the nexus of environmental protection, economic policy and social justice to fundamentally transform the way our country and the world value people and the environment. Our current campaigns focus on promoting clean energy and solutions to climate change, ensuring the food we eat and products we use are sustainable and safe for our health and the environment, and protecting marine ecosystems and the people who live and work near them.
We are seeking to hire a talented and dedicated organizer to do a four-month contract as a Friends of the Earth grassroots organizer focused on helping to engage grassroots activists by identifying, training, activating, and developing local leaders for a FOE grassroots network . The goals of the organizer will be to recruit new volunteers, develop leaders, and collaborate with allies on behalf of Friends of the Earth, and focusing that organizing on the urgent issue of stopping Trump, his friends in congress, and the fossil fuel industry from dismantling our environmental and social justice laws. We are looking for an experienced organizer who can help us maximize the impact of our organizing at this critical moment.
Principal duties and responsibilities
Two or more years of experience in grassroots/field organizing.
Skills and knowledge
This is a four month contract with Friends of the Earth. The contract will be commensurate with experience.