Details: Salary commensurate with experience.
436 14th Street
Position Title: Organizing Director, Green For All
Reports To: Deputy Director, Green For All
Location: Oakland, CA or Sacramento, CA
The Dream Corps is an incubator, platform and home for world-changing initiatives. We bring people together to solve America's toughest problems. #YesWeCode, #cut50, Green For All, and the #LoveArmy are initiatives of the Dream Corps. We work to close prison doors and open doors of opportunity. We fight hate with Love + Power.
About Green For All
Green For All was founded by CNN political commentator and former Obama White House advisor, Van Jones. Van started Green For All in 2007, to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Today, we do just that - through smart climate and clean energy policies that build green infrastructure, create green jobs, and improve health conditions for low-income communities and communities of color. We use strategic communications, distributed organizing, and partner and influencer engagement, to build public support for the solutions we need most.
The Organizing Director will play a critical role in developing and managing a national network of local and in-state partners across the country, to advance a bold national strategy for building an inclusive green economy. This includes campaigns for equitable carbon pricing policy and clean transportation solutions.
The Organizing Director will keep a pulse on local efforts, coordinate support to partners on the ground, and lead national engagement strategies that shape the national dialogue to build broad public support for solutions. This position works closely with the Deputy Director on strategy.
- Develops and manages relationships with community partners in states.
- Keeps a pulse on local efforts to advance inclusive green economy solutions.
- Identifies and executes on opportunities to elevate, amplify, and advance strategically-aligned local efforts by lending support.
- Works with partners to identify and uplift local stories in media and communications, to shape the public dialogue.
- Works with partners to identify and uplift policy examples and case studies of inclusive green economy solutions that work.
- Works with the GFA Digital Organizer to develop the policy curriculum, tools and resources needed to support Green For All volunteers.
- Develops materials and provides issue education (i.e. teach-ins, workshops, webinars) to cultivate local leaders and volunteers to be effective advocates.
- Works with the GFA Digital Organizer to develop and manage a team of local volunteers to build grassroots support and organizing power to advance priority campaigns in target states.
- Develops and leads national organizing and mobilization strategies that elevate issues in the national narrative and build broad public support (i.e. organizing a Green For All College Tour, coordinating a National Day of Action with press events across multiple states, and representing Green For All in coalitional efforts such as People’s Climate March events)
- Regularly reports on campaign progress in target states.
- Develops campaign materials as needed (i.e. talking points, outreach materials, training curriculum)
- Represents Green For All as a public speaker at events, stakeholder convenings, public hearings, etc.
- Other duties, as assigned.
- Significant travel may be required to support Green For All’s work in target states.
- Alignment with our core values and commitment to the vision of the Dream Corps, and mission of Green For All.
- Solid knowledge of energy and climate policy issues.
- Working knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes for advancing climate policy at the local and state levels.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze policy using a racial and economic justice lens.
- Ability to synthesize and clearly communicate complex information for diverse and mass audiences.
- Minimum of 4 years experience organizing people around policy and issue-based campaigns.
- Strength in coalition building and relationship management, including conflict resolution.
- Excellent project and time management skills.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively drive multiple projects/campaigns happening simultaneously, to completion.
- Experience leading distributed organizing campaigns (i.e. campaigns that span multiple geographies and leverage remote volunteers).
- Strong campaign writing skills.
- Ability to work productively independently and on a remote team.
- Highly reliable, organized, self-driven, and proactive.
- Experience using NationBuilder for volunteer management a plus.
- Experience public speaking and as a media spokesperson a plus.
- Spanish language fluency a plus.
Standard health and retirement benefits are provided, as well as paid vacation, holidays and sick days.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com with "GFA Organizing Director - YOUR NAME" in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled. We hope to have the position filled in time for a July start date.
Your cover letter should answer the following questions:
- Why you want to work with us.
- Why you will be great at this job.
- Give an example of a project or campaign that you initiated or led, which you are most proud of. Clearly describe what your role/contribution was, what the outcomes were, and what you learned from that experience.
Applications without cover letters, or cover letters that don’t answer the questions will be tossed out.
Please also include 3 references.
Dream Corps is an equal opportunity employer.