Position Title: Youth Organizer
Employment Status: Full Time
FSLA Status: Exempt
Starting Salary: $45,760
Salary Bonus: Spanish Language Enhancement add $2,600
ABOUT ROGUE CLIMATE
Since 2013, Rogue Climate has been building a climate movement in Southern Oregon to achieve solutions to climate change that will result in cleaner energy, sustainable jobs, and a healthy climate. We have also played a lead organizing role to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure like the proposed Jordan Cove LNG fracked gas export project, to move forward clean energy policies, and more recently to support mutual-aid networks in the wake of the Almeda Fire. We are committed to working for climate solutions that result in a just transition to clean energy that benefits rural, low income, and Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color.
The youth organizer position will be responsible for recruiting, developing and supporting youth as they organize and lead campaigns for climate justice in Southern Oregon.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
- Develop relationships based on trust and respect with youth from various backgrounds and experiences.
- Active recruitment of youth and community volunteers through field outreach activities including phone-banking, canvassing, classroom visits, community presentations, digital organizing and more. Regular and ongoing field work is a requirement of this position.
- Plan and execute youth organizing internship programs and other workshops. Right now, this entails planning and facilitating engaging, inclusive, and creative online spaces.
- Facilitate and develop popular education workshops for youth and the broader community on organizing and campaign skills and on climate justice and its intersections with racial, LGBTQ++, immigration, gender, economic justice, and etc.
- Activate new youth leaders to be part of climate justice campaigns in Southern Oregon by working with youth leaders to plan regular volunteer activities, trainings, events and other creative onramps for youth engagement.
- Support ongoing youth-led teams in coordination with campaign staff to plan and execute projects, actions, campaigns and events that build the movement for Climate Justice.
- Work with campaign staff to identify and implement opportunities for youth leadership, growth and input in Rogue Climate campaigns.
- Support and grow healthy multiracial and multicultural youth organizing teams and identity-based youth spaces. This includes developing and evolving a multiracial and multicultural youth empowerment organizing model, and identifying opportunities to overcome white supremacy in our organizing and beyond.
- Continuously stay up to day on the youth climate movement, youth organizing strategies, stories and opportunities for Southern Oregon youth to connect to a broader movement for justice.
- Continue education in areas like trauma-informed care for youth, effective practices for supporting LGBTQ+ youth, cultural competency, etc.
- Support the Phoenix-Talent Fire Relief distribution as a hub for community organizing in response to the Almeda Fires and as a resource center for both Covid-19 and wildfire resources.
- Manage interns and/or part-time organizing fellows.
- At least one year of experience in grassroots, campus, or campaign organizing work.
- At least one year of experience working directly with youth.
- Experience and competency working with youth from a wide range of backgrounds including low income youth and youth of color. Ability to meet youth where they are at.
- Experience and competency developing youth programming and engaging trainings.
- A high level of competency facilitating workshops, trainings and meetings. Must be able to discuss race, class, gender, and other issues of power and identity with ease and comfort, and make the connections to building a movement for climate justice.
- Ability to work independently and in team settings, including virtually through the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Capacity to work irregular hours (including evenings and weekends) for field outreach, and youth trainings, etc.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, and social media.
- Organization skills, in particular time management and program
- Capacity to travel occasionally across Southern Oregon (Covid-19 permitting) to support youth organizing.
- The organizer will be working closely with the school district. Must be able to pass school district background checks.
- Experience managing interns or fellows.
- Experience managing volunteer databases.
- Experience and familiarity with the Climate Justice movement and issue-based campaigns.
- Fluency in both Spanish and English
LOCATION and BENEFITS
This position is based out of the Rogue Climate office in Jackson County, with some travel to Coos, Klamath, and Josephine Counties (Covid-19 Permitting). The organizer will be provided with a cell phone and a laptop. Benefits include health care, robust vacation, sick time, flexible holidays, a Spanish language salary enhancement and a student loan repayment stipend of up to $1,200.
To apply, email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 30, 2020 and specify “Youth Organizer” in the subject line. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, trans and gender nonconforming people, people from poor and working-class backgrounds, and women are encouraged to apply.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.