Toxics Action Center

At Toxics Action Center, we believe everyone has the right to clean air and clean water, that our communities should be sustainable and that our government should operate responsively and democratically.

Toxics Action Center Boston, MA, USA
Aug 04, 2018
Full time
At Toxics Action Center, we start from the core belief that everyone has the right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and live in a healthy community where government operates responsively and democratically. For the last 30 years, our mission has been to make these rights a reality by organizing side by side with residents who are facing toxic threats to build their capacity and power. We train residents in the skills and know-how they need to run effective local campaigns, while also developing long-term leaders to fuel New England’s progressive movements. Our work has helped groups win hundreds of local victories: we prevented radioactive waste dumps from being built across Massachusetts, won fights against incinerators and landfills and for zero waste across the region, won retirement of three coal-fired power plants in Massachusetts, we won an 86% reduction in pollution from the six dirtiest power plants in Connecticut, and organized with citizens in South Portland to stop Exxon Mobil’s plans to bring tar sands into Maine. Representative responsibilities include: Event Planning.   Take a lead role in organizing the Annual Local Environmental Action Conference and assist in the coordination of all other New England conferences, issue summits and leadership retreats. Help plan and implement staff retreat and leadership retreats for activists. Assist the Development Director in the planning and implementation of fundraising house parties. Maintain an Information Repository.   Assure good systems for health and environmental information, contacts, organizing work and financial records. Publicity and Outreach.  Format and share recent media clips and updates with staff. Provide updates to coalition partners on our organizing efforts for publication. Cultivate community assistance referrals from other organizations. Our Network.   Expand our expert referral network in each state and make information available to the staff. Answer member inquiries and connect expert referrals and community groups with the appropriate staff person. Organizational Support.   Maintain the website. Assist in developing and managing budgets, and income and expense monitoring forms. Provide support for our major donor drives, such as printing and compiling materials. Coordinate Board meetings. Maintain our contact databases and organizing tracking systems. Cultivate relationships with universities to attract interns. Update member database with new gifts and donors. Follow up on outstanding pledges. Set up conference calls, video conferencing, and rental car reservations for staff. Materials.  Take inventory and place orders on stationary, workbooks, business cards and other office materials. Coordinate sending materials to all our regional offices. Finances.   Manage and track income and expenses.  Ensure that all income from membership, donations, major donor, and sponsorships is deposited and recorded correctly.  Ensure that vendors are paid on time. Fundraising . Assist in researching and writing grants, identifying and cultivating donors to the organization. Depending on years of experience, staffer may also run a summer fundraising and outreach canvass office. Program . Field phone calls from potential community groups, and following up with issue research support. Qualifications: We are looking for skilled candidates who are passionate about community organizing, movement building, and racial and environmental justice.  Additionally, top candidates will: – Have a bachelor’s degree and at least one year of relevant experience, but strong entry level candidates will be considered. – Experience in fundraising and/or writing for a nonprofit is also preferred; – Be flexible, embrace new challenges, and have a strong work ethic; – Be detail oriented, deadline driven, highly-organized, and have excellent project management skills; – Have strong computer skills. – Like, and be excellent at, working with all types of people, but be comfortable behind the scenes; and – Be able to work independently and creatively, as well as take direction and work as part of a team. Pay and Benefits: Pay for this position is commensurate with relevant professional experience. Toxics Action Center offers a competitive benefits package Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Toxics Action Center Portland, OR, USA
Aug 04, 2018
Full time
Job Description We are seeking an experienced community organizer to direct Toxics Action Center’s programs and campaigns in Maine. Key responsibilities include: Strategic planning and program development: Set the organization’s agenda in Maine. You’ll identify the biggest local environmental threats in Maine, enter communities, and build relationships with key local leaders. You’ll work with local leaders to identify solutions to local environmental problems and develop creative strategies to win, including building coalitions. Community organizing training and leadership development: You will organize with 10-15 community groups each year, conducting group training consultations on campaign skills as well as having one-on-one coaching and leadership development sessions with group leaders. Communications and organizational visibility: You will work to increase Toxics Action Center’s media presence and name recognition by organizing events, news releases, holding one-on-one meetings, and doing online outreach and visibility. Fundraising: You will build lasting relationships in the funder community and build resources for your work through foundation grants, cultivating major donors, door-to-door canvassing, event fundraisers, and other grassroots fundraising opportunities. Volunteer and Staff Management: Recruit, train and manage a team of interns with potential to oversee staff as well. Qualifications: The ideal candidate is passionate about community organizing, movement building, and environmental and racial justice. Candidates must have at least three years of post-college professional experience, such as community organizing, campaign coordination, environmental advocacy, or coalition building. If you have less experience, you can apply for our  Community Organizer  job. Salary and Benefits: Salary for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate possesses. We offer a competitive benefits package including health care, 401(k), education loan assistance, and paid vacation and sick days. Opportunities for advancement, travel and additional training are available. Toxics Action Center is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workplace and a diverse movement.  People of color, women, and LGBT people are strongly encouraged to apply.  Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com