Grassroots Organizer in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



United States


The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than70 countries, all 50 United States, and your community. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity, therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. learn more.

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Chapter team.

The Nature Conservancy’s MN, ND, SD chapter seeks a Grassroots Organizer (GO) to implement strategies to build local volunteer leadership in support of the Conservancy’s initiative to protect drinking water for people by securing public funding to protect and restore land in the Mississippi headwaters region of Minnesota. The GO will support the Conservancy’s goals through interactions with coalition partners, community leaders, and local elected officials.

Duties will encompass developing efforts to mobilize constituents on legislative priorities related to the Conservancy’s work in the Mississippi headwaters region. The GO will engage in efforts to help the public understand the threats to clean water in the region. They will identify and recruit leaders through 1:1meetings, phone banks, door to door canvassing and events. They will coach leaders in the skills and attitudes needed to speak out for change, organize effective teams that can lead grassroots efforts and work with leaders to organize effective actions to build a base of support. They will work with partner organizations and some government agencies. The GO must be able to organize their time well and manage diverse activities to meet deadlines. This position requires a valid driver’s license, a good driving record and the ability to work some evenings and weekends. This is a full-time regular position with benefits including health and dental insurance, paid time off, flexible schedules and more. One position is available, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and working in the Metro area.

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

  • High school degree and 6 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Fluency in English spoken and written. Experience writing and editing promotional and informational material.
  • Experience presenting to and communicating with internal and external audiences.
  • Experience with Microsoft office suite, including databases, spreadsheets and presentation software.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, and want to receive great benefits, including paid vacation, sick and holidays, a 401K retirement savings plan, health and dental insurance plus more, then please visit learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number46747 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on August 24, 2018.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.