Apply for the South Coast Field Organizer Position!
Application deadline extended to Friday, Sept. 22.
Posted: August 17, 2023
Applications Due By: 09-22-2023
Spanish Language Enhancement: $3,000
About the Position:
Rogue Climate is seeking a full-time Field Organizer to grow the capacity of Rogue Climate’s work in Coos County, Oregon. The South Coast Field 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 on the South Coast.
Apply today! Complete the form and upload your resume at the link below by 5PM on September 22nd. Please do not send a cover letter.
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 energy justice, 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, the South Coast team has been organizing to ensure climate justice solutions for the Coos Bay Estuary, ran a campaign against a destructive state-wide policy, and hosted community listening sessions about offshore wind. We are committed to working for climate solutions that result in a just transition to renewable energy that benefits rural communities, low-income communities, Latino/a/x, Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color.
What you will do:
As the South Coast Field Organizer at Rogue Climate, you will work with a team of staff and community members to organize communities on the South Coast through campaigns and projects that advance climate justice and communities resilient to the accelerating impacts of climate change.
- Field Work: Conduct weekly field work, including setting up and leading phone and text banks, canvassing and tabling at community events, and recruiting and training volunteers to participate in field work.
- Growing Community: Organize creative and consistent community meetings and events to recruit and engage community members, especially those most impacted by the issues, in partnership with the South Coast Coordinator.
- Youth Organizing: Develop a South Coast youth action team and support the South Coast youth internship program. Recruit and mentor South Coast internship participants,and support workshop facilitation during annual internship program.
- Campaign Implementation: Implement local campaigns and projects for renewable energy, transitioning off fossil fuel infrastructure, community resilience, and climate justice.
- Volunteer Training & Support: Support community members to move into volunteer roles through one-on-ones and training in collaboration with the South Coast Regional Coordinator and Organizing Director. Lead trainings for volunteers on phone banking, text banking, canvassing and tabling.
- Communications: Collaborate with the Communications Coordinator on developing campaign/program media (social media posts, e-blasts, earned media, etc)
- Data tracking: Ensure data is collected and entered in a timely and accurate fashion in the Rogue Climate database
Who you are and keys to success:
To be successful in this job you will be skilled in these areas
- 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 organizing people to turn out to events and have creative ideas about how to engage people long-term. You can facilitate community meetings, workshops and trainings and thoughtfully navigate individual relationships and community dynamics.
- Outreach and recruitment: You enjoy connecting with new people and are energized by bringing people into campaigns and community. You have fun with outreach tactics like phone banking and canvassing, and are eager to work with volunteers to reach collective goals.
- Attention to detail and follow through: You are able to follow the detailed steps of leading outreach tactics like phone and text banking from start to finish. You are committed to following up with community members to continue building relationships and leadership.
- 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. You recognize that there are community members who view climate justice values differently yet can still have a respectful dialogue amidst disagreement.
- 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: Our team is spread across two regions so much of our collaborative work is done online. Familiarity with Zoom, Google Drive, 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 campus, or campaign-based organizing.
- A connection to the South Coast and/or experience organizing in rural, coastal, Tribal, or Latino/a/x/e communities.
- An understanding of environmental justice and familiarity with the Climate Justice movement.
- Experience with youth organizing 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:
- Building community engagement in campaigns around a healthy estuary, a just energy transition, and coastal climate resilience.
- Leading weekly field work such as tabling at the Coos Bay Farmers Market.
- Running a phone bank with volunteers to recruit community members for monthly meetings.
- Building the youth South Coast Action Team to develop the leadership of youth organizers through campaigns.
- Providing base building and organizing support in ongoing campaigns such as the Coos Bay Estuary Management Plan update.
- Supporting community members on the South Coast to prepare to take action for climate justice solutions at the city, county, and state levels, for example giving public comment at city council meetings.
Location & Benefits:
This position will be based out of the Rogue Climate office in Coos Bay, Oregon. As a community organizer, you will be expected to work an average of two evenings a week and 1-2 weekend days per month in order to meet the needs of the community. There will be some commuting between community events, field work and meetings required. We practice a 36 hour work week, and our team uses flex time to adjust for additional hours worked week-to-week. You will be provided with both a cell phone and a laptop. This position may require occasional travel.
The salary for this position is $52,500 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, 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, complete this google form and upload your resume by September 22nd at 5pm PST. 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.