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May 16, 2022

 Posted:  May 16, 2022
Applications Due By:  June 15, 2022 at 5:00PM PST
Salary: $53,777
Spanish Language Enhancement: $3,000

 

Rogue Climate – Rogue Valley Organizer

Rogue Climate is seeking a full-time Rogue Valley Coordinator to continue building a movement for climate justice in Southern Oregon and the South Coast. The Rogue Valley Coordinator position will be responsible for ensuring ongoing community organizing and expansion to new Rogue Climate supporters in the Rogue Valley. You’ll coordinate the Rogue Valley Organizers and partners to hold events, involve volunteers in campaigns, and support youth organizing. Collaborating with the rest of Rogue Climate to ensure that Rogue Valley community members are plugged into all areas of work (advocacy, leadership development, etc.)

About Rogue Climate

Since 2013, Rogue Climate has been building a climate movement in Southern Oregon and the South Coast to achieve solutions to climate change that will result in clean energy, sustainable jobs, and a healthy climate and communities. We have also played a lead organizing role to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure like the Jordan Cove LNG fracked gas export project, move forward local and state clean energy policies, and more recently 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 communities, low-income communities, Latino/a/x, Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color.

What you will do:

As the Rogue Valley Coordinator at Rogue Climate, you will be working closely with the Campaigns Director, Organizing Director, Rogue Valley Organizers, and other staff to build the movement for climate justice in the Rogue Valley.

    • Community Organizing: Organize and coordinate with staff and volunteers to build community power in the Rogue Valley to win on our programs and campaigns in the transition to clean energy and jobs. Work with Rogue Climate Directors to develop local actions to plug community members most impacted by an issue into the work. Make sure there’s enough people helping with campaigns so that we win! Be the primary point of contact for regional projects, campaigns, and new opportunities that are region specific. Work with Communications Coordinator to create campaign/program media (social media posts, eblasts, earned media, etc)

       

    • Management and Training of Organizers: Develop the leadership of staff and volunteers by identifying areas for growth, one-on-one mentorship, alerting the team of needs for additional training, and assisting staff in creating and achieving their work plans.

       

    • Regional Coordinating: Coordinate Rogue Valley staff to make sure all projects are moving forward, staff have adequate support, and fill in gaps when needed. Stay up to speed on the region and reach out to partner organizations and community leaders that will be mutually beneficial. Work with the Admin Team on region specific administrative priorities.

       

    • Volunteer Engagement and Management: Grow the Rogue Climate “base” (contact list and people involved) with Organizers, and community leadership development with the Leadership Development and Culture Director. Coordinate with Organizers to host regular volunteer opportunities (work parties, art-makes, phone banks, etc.), field work, training, and etc. Support Organizers in running youth and other volunteer teams. Develop, implement, and recruit volunteers to help with community outreach.

       

    • Fundraising and Admin: Plan and coordinate grassroots fundraising opportunities in the Rogue Valley (ex: soliciting business donations for auctions, planning fundraising events, etc.) alongside the Finance Committee. Ensure regional data is updated consistently. Keep an eye on project budgets and communicate when more or less funding is needed to reach our organizing goals. 

     

    Who you are, and keys to success:

    To be successful in this job you will need.

    • Strong organizational, time management and planning skills: You track the upcoming projects as well as the current projects. You are good at choosing which tasks take priority, and can help guide a team to identify priorities. You usually start projects before a deadline, and also use partial deadlines to motivate yourself and others. 
    • Creating and maintaining relationships:  Your contact with other organizations and community leaders clearly reflects that relationships are built on trust, and organizing “happens at the speed of relationships.” You know our projects will succeed if we are networked to a diverse group. You’re comfortable being a face for Rogue Climate in the Rogue Valley. 
    • Managing people: You can train, coach, and provide constructive feedback to organizers. You can identify and implement opportunities for youth and community leadership, growth and input in Rogue Climate campaigns. You’re excited to support and grow healthy multiracial and multicultural youth organizing teams and identity-based youth spaces.
    • Commitment to racial equity and climate justice: You are experienced and competent working with people from a wide range of backgrounds, including working class people, Black, Indigenous and People of Color, and rural communities. You recognize and can communicate the role of race, income, age, gender, immigration status, ability, and other identities in climate justice, and you consistently look for ways to embed equity and justice in all aspects of campaigns and programs. You recognize how your own identities show up in the work, and welcome, reflect on, and act on feedback with an eye toward continuous learning. 
    • Independent and collaborative: You can manage your time across multiple projects independently, and also work in team settings in person and virtually. You keep tasks from falling through the cracks for your projects or team projects.
    • Proficient at online work: Much of our work is done online, especially during the pandemic. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, Canva or other graphic design platforms, and social media, and a willingness to learn new tech platforms to facilitate organizing and connection across the organization is key.  Experience bringing people together across technological barriers (such as internet access) is a plus. 

       

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • At least two years of grassroots organizing, campus, or campaign-based organizing
      • A connection to Southern Oregon and the Rogue Valley and/or experience organizing in rural, or Tribal, or Latino/a/x/e communities 
      • At least one year of experience managing staff
      • Experience working with a contact database such as Powerbase, Nationbuilder, EveryAction, etc
      • A commitment to environmental justice and familiarity with the climate justice movement

         If you were here right now, you would be:

        • Holding biweekly meetings with the Rogue Valley staff team to plan who will textbank, table at events, and write emails in the next two weeks on various campaigns.
        • Provide additional mentorship to organizers on writing email blasts.
        • Meet with a professor at the University to plan Rogue Climate’s involvement in a Climate Justice Conference this fall.
        • Program a mass text bank written by an organizer to inform fire survivors of an upcoming hearing on where wildfire funding should go. 
        • Schedule and host an event at a local library with the Campaigns Director to introduce a new campaign. 
        • After checking on the campaign plans for the summer, seek out a summer organizing fellow to fill a gap in capacity.

         Location and Benefits

        This position will be based out of the Rogue Climate office in Phoenix, Oregon. As a community organizer, some evening and weekend work is required to meet the needs of the community. You will be provided with both a cell phone and a laptop. This position may require occasional travel.

        The salary for this position is $50,835 with a $3,000 Spanish Language Enhancement.  Benefits include health care (Rogue Climate pays 100% of premium), robust vacation, paid family medical leave, paid sick time, an internet stipend, flexible holidays, and a $200/month student loan repayment stipend ($2,400 annually).

        Organizational Covid-19 Policy 

        Rogue Climate’s work centers community and we value the health and safety of our staff and the communities that we engage with in our work.

        Rogue Climate requires Covid-19 vaccination for all employees involved in certain activities such as field work and working from our offices, including this position. Additional safety protocols are outlined in a policy statement that applies to all employees. Rogue Climate reserves the right to update Covid-19 related policies at any time.

        How to Apply

        To apply, email your resume and cover letter to apply@rogueclimate.org and specify “Rogue Valley Coordinator” in the subject line by June 15, 2022 at 5PM. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

        Black, Indigenous, Latino/a/x/e, 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.   

         

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