Posted: May 16, 2022
Applications Due By: June 15, 2022 at 5:00PM PST
Spanish Language Enhancement: $3,000
Rogue Climate – Rogue Valley Organizer
Rogue Climate is seeking a full-time Rogue Organizer to grow the capacity of Rogue Climate’s work in Jackson County, Oregon. The Rogue Valley Organizer position will be responsible for building a strong base of volunteers to move forward projects and campaigns in Rogue Climate’s key issue areas of Energy Justice, Stopping Fossil Fuels, Youth Leadership Development, and Disaster Resiliency & Preparedness that benefit communities most impacted by climate change in the Rogue Valley.
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 Organizer at Rogue Climate, you will be working closely with the Rogue Valley Coordinator to organize communities in the Rogue Valley through campaigns and projects that advance climate justice and communities resilient to the accelerating impacts of climate change.
- Organizing & Growing Community: Organize creative and consistent outreach to recruit and engage volunteers, especially those most impacted by the issues. This can look like organizing community listening sessions, phone banks, text banks, volunteer work parties, art-makes, outreach at community events, canvassing, webinars, community presentations, one-on-one meetings with volunteers, and planning events.
- Youth Organizing and Mentorship: Support the Rogue Climate youth action team in moving forward their youth-led climate justice campaigns and the Rogue Valley youth internship cohort. Recruit internship participants, mentor Rogue Valley participants, and support facilitation in weekly internship sessions.
- Campaign Implementation: Collaborate with community members and staff to implement local campaigns and projects for renewable energy, transitioning off fossil fuel infrastructure, community resilience, and climate justice.
- Leadership Development: Develop, train, and manage new community members and volunteers to grow their skills and leadership.
- Communications & Data tracking: Collaborate on developing campaign/program media (social media posts, eblasts, earned media, etc). Ensure data is collected and entered in a timely and accurate fashion.
Who you are, and keys to success:
To be successful in this job you will need
- Building community: You are good at connecting with community members, bringing people together around issues that matter to them, and moving folks towards shared goals. You have experience coordinating events and have creative ideas about how to engage people in the community to build leadership skills over time. You can facilitate community meetings, workshops and trainings and thoughtfully navigate individual relationships and community dynamics.
- 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 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, Slack, 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.
- At least one year of grassroots organizing, campus, or campaign-based organizing.
- A connection to the Rogue Valley and/or experience organizing in rural, or Tribal, or Latino/a/x/e communities.
- An understanding of environmental justice and familiarity with the Climate Justice movement.
- Experience with youth organizing, working with youth, or managing interns.
- Proficiency in both Spanish and English is a plus. (Bilingual staff members are eligible for $3000 annual Spanish language enhancement)
If you were here right now, you would be:
- Meeting weekly with the Rogue Climate Action [youth] Team to help them campaign for all-electric buildings, including booking event spaces, buying art supplies, and supporting their skillbuilding for outreach.
- Collaborating with a partner organization to offer kids crafts at the monthly Fire Relief resource fair.
- Talking to community members at events throughout the year to build Rogue Climate’s contact base and bring in new volunteers.
- Supporting community members in the Rogue Valley to testify for climate justice solutions at the city, county, state, levels.
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 $47,590 with a $3,000 Spanish Language Enhancement. Benefits include health and dental care (Rogue Climate pays 100% of premium), robust vacation, paid family medical leave, paid sick time, flexible holidays, internet stipend, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and specify “Rogue Valley Organizer” 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.