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Environmental Community Organizer

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Texas Campaign for the Environment | Dallas, TX
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Texas Campaign for the Environment


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Published 6 days ago

March 4, 2020
August 31, 2020
March 4, 2020
Full time: $450/week +bonuses
Monday-Friday, 2-10PM. (Minimum of 3 days a week)

Texas Campaign for the Environment (TCE) has been fighting for every Texan’s right to clean land, clean air, and clean water since 1991.


Our purpose is to organize communities across the state to stand up to big polluters, to keep the pressure on our elected officials to do everything in their power to protect the people they serve, and to keep our homes and livelihoods safe and healthy for the present day as well as the generations to come.

If you have a passion for work that creates a difference in the world around you or if you’ve noticed the declining state of environmental protections and you want to do something about it please keep reading to learn more about how you can get involved with the movement!


Some of our victories include:

· Pressure EPA under Trump Administration to force two large corporations to pay for the $115 million cleanup of the San Jacinto Waste Pits

· Win recycling in apartments and condos in Dallas by 2020

· Win Houston city-wide curbside recycling

· Pass bill protecting existing tree ordinances

· End contaminated sludge dumping in Victoria County

· Phase out toxic flame retardants from furniture at Fort Worth-based Pier 1 Imports



Our dedicated year-round presence in our community, and the crucial grassroots organizing that we do every day, has resulted in monumental changes in our state and local environmental policies, and we've held polluters accountable for their actions! TCE has truly pioneered a community-based structure of organizing.

As an intern with TCE you will gain the knowledge of how to effectively communicate with and organize neighborhoods and communities into action that brings about real, substantial change!

TCE interns have an extensive 10-Day training period that will assist them in reaching their potential as effective community organizers and advocates of the environment. They will be offered opportunities to participate further in lobbying efforts that will give them a direct interface with the decision makers, and conferences that will expand their understanding of grassroots lobbying.

Qualified candidates possess strong communication skills and a genuine passion for the environment and progressive politics. Some related non-profit, political, or volunteer experience is preferred but not required.

The Community Organizer will be responsible for creating relationships within designated community areas of the city and building our grassroots base of supporters. The Organizer will be held to high expectations of performance with weekly and monthly goals for various organizing activities.



Key Responsibilities:

· Grassroots community organizing

· Membership recruitment and fundraising

· Grassroots community outreach and coalition-building

· Identifying voters and volunteers

· Planning and participating in demonstrations and political actions

· Meeting with elected officials and other policymakers


Hours:

Interns have the opportunity to work during Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter semesters.

We offer anywhere between 24-40 paid-internship hours.

Monday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Pay:

$450/week+ (5 days) $360/week+ (4 days) $270/week+ (3 days) - Bonuses available depending on fundraising success


Benefits include:

· Comprehensive benefit package including health, dental and vision available for full time employees after 90 days

· 2 weeks paid vacation per year with holidays and sick days

· Potential for rapid advancement and management training

· Opportunities for travel throughout Texas and the U.S., including national and regional conferences

· Valuable campaign experience from the perspective of an NGO advocate


Qualifications:

· High-level relationship building skills with the ability to build consensus, engage a wide range of diverse stakeholders and allies, and navigate complex community and political dynamics.

· Ability to work independently, problem solve, and manage time and priorities.

· Good listening, speaking, and writing communication skills.

· Team-player.

· Genuine commitment to the environment, progressive politics, and the vision of a just and equitable society.

· Some related non-profit, political, or volunteer experience is preferred but not required.

· Bilingual skills a plus.



Apply Online:

https://www.texasenvironment.org/careers


FIND US

• Web: www.texasenvironment.org

• LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/texas-campaign-for-the-environment

• Facebook: www.facebook.com/texasenvironment

• Twitter: www.twitter.com/txenvironment

• Instagram: www.instagram.com/txenvironment

Texas Campaign for the Environment (TCE) has been fighting for every Texan’s right to clean land, clean air, and clean water since 1991.


Our purpose is to organize communities across the state to stand up to big polluters, to keep the pressure on…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Paid

How to Apply

Please apply either through the website or you can send your resume to the jobsdallas email.

Please apply either through the website or you can send your resume to the jobsdallas email.

Location

3303 Lee Parkway, Dallas, TX 75219

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