The Director, Grassroots Engagement will report to the Senior Political Director to develop and implement a national grassroots field and organizing strategy for the 2020 election cycle and beyond. The Director, Grassroots Engagement will enhance our advocacy engagements by activating members, activists, and grasstops in politically important states, with a particular focus on the 2020 cycle. The Director will be a senior leader in a rapidly growing organization and responsible for maximizing EDF Action’s reach, influence and impact in key states across the country.
The Director, Grassroots Engagement will work in coordination with colleagues at EDF, help build a program to harness existing activist energy and develop new activists that can support political and policy objectives both in the short-term and over the long-term. This organizing will support EDF’s top environmental priorities, political and policy goals and to influence state and federal legislators and other key decision makers.
Working closely with membership and other teams at EDF, the Director will help design and manage a targeted grassroots field strategy, strategically harnessing membership and activist lists throughout the organization to maximize political impact. This work includes identifying grassroots leaders in target states, building relationships with these leaders, providing content to support local organizing, coordinating local events and other on-the-ground engagement opportunities, and establishing benchmarks and goals for our grassroots organizing efforts.
The Director, Grassroots Engagement will have a special focus on mobilizing activists to impact the policy dialogue around the 2020 elections, with a goal of ensuring that sound environmental policy carries appropriate weight in the discussions. Beyond the current election cycle, the position will focus on building out and leveraging these field assets to target, influence local, state, and federal decision-makers, and coordinate closely with leadership development programs in the organizations.
The Director, Grassroots Engagement will also work in partnership with field and grassroots organizers from other EDF initiatives as well as working closely with other environmental organizations. The Director will oversee project management that ensures cooperation across programs and departments.
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