New Jersey Organizer


Job Type

Full Time Contract

Salary

Minimum: $40,000.00
Maximum: $40,000.00
Details: This position may also be undertaken as a 25 or 30 hour/week position with a corresponding adjustment in the salary.

Published:

04/03/2018

Start Date:

06/04/2018

Application Deadline:

04/30/2018

Address

101 South Third Ave., #12
Highland Park
New Jersey
08904
United States

Description

GreenFaith’s Organizers foster the emergence, development, and increased public environmental leadership by local faith leaders, thereby deepening, accelerating, and scaling the religious-environmental movement. Organizers build a relational and digital foundation for GreenFaith’s work in a specific geographic area and help launch GreenFaith Circles, vehicles through which local leaders find and raise their voices, exert influence, and create change. Circles represent at least five faith communities and active individuals from a town or city, or a portion of a county or province. The Organizer brings together these people of faith from within congregations and the “spiritual but not religious,” and helps them


  • Develop and deepen their religious-environmental identity
  • Build relationships with each other, other people and institutions of faith/spirituality and environmental organizations
  • Build skills in relational organizing, issue analysis, strategic planning, and public action
  • Assume increasing levels of leadership in defining and implementing local religious-environmental action strategies.


GreenFaith Circles educate their members and communities about climate and environmental issues from a religious perspective. They advocate, organize and mobilize for environmental stewardship and justice, foster sustainable lifestyles, and promote eco-spirituality. These Circles embody a spiritual, moral, locally-organized and globally connected response to environmental concerns.

 

The GreenFaith New Jersey Organizer will be responsible for carrying out organizing and Circle development work across the state, with a particular focus on key target areas. GreenFaith seeks a skilled, enthusiastic person to join our diverse and active team in this capacity. The Organizer will have the following responsibilities.


1.    Relational Organizing


The Organizer will:


  • Participate in GreenFaith Organizing Training
  • Organize in-person meetings with religious leaders and lay people throughout their organizing area, particularly among vulnerable and frontline communities
  • Work with local faith and civil society leaders to identify potential new Circle members
  • Help grow the existing Circles in New Jersey
  • Organize Circle exploratory meetings and ongoing meetings in new locations so that Circles can launch and grow
  • Help Circle members build relationships with local, environmental, and civic leaders
  • Connect local Circles and their members with national and international organizing and mobilizing campaigns
  • Secure Circle membership commitments from member groups.


2.    Leadership Development


The Organizer will:


  • Develop and deliver in-person and virtual trainings for local Circle members and Coordinators, in collaboration with other GreenFaith Organizers
  • Identify, work closely with, and support the development of Circle Coordinators - the volunteer co-leaders of each circle. 
  • Organize trainings for Circle members in relational organizing and public leadership in diverse cultural, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic contexts
  • Provide training, mentoring in
  • Conducting 1:1 meetings
  • Mapping power in communities
  • Running effective meetings
  • Mentoring Circle Coordinators
  • Engaging the “spiritual but not religious”
  • Fostering interfaith dialogue
  • Mobilizing
  • Traditional and social media
  • Public speaking
  • Advocating and campaigning


3.    Communications and Organizational Alignment


The Organizer will:


  • Engage Circle members in GreenFaith campaigns, programs, and resources, specifically the Jersey Renews campaign, and support their participation
  • With GreenFaith communications staff, develop and implement a traditional and digital/social communications plan for their territory
  • With GreenFaith communications staff, organize and update website content on Circles
  • Work with the Organizing team to develop strategy for and ensure the integration of GreenFaith organizing work into the organization’s overall strategy


4.    Professional Development


The Organizer will:


  • Participate in the GreenFaith Organizer Team
  • Develop a process, with support from GreenFaith, for their own growth and development as an Organizer

Benefits

Medical and dental policy

403b retirement policy

Section 125 Flexible Spending Account

Level of Language Proficiency

English - fluent

Spanish - conversational strongly preferred

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

info@greenfaith.org

http://www.greenfaith.org

Applicants please provide a 1-page cover letter, resume, writing sample of 1,000 words or less, and 2 references. Applications should be sent to info@greenfaith.org. No phone calls please.


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