Half of all American’s live in areas where the air is not safe to breathe. This is unacceptable. Fortunately, we can do something about it right now. The EPA will soon be proposing rules that cut down on carbon emissions from power plants. Through these new standards we can protect future generations from unsafe levels of air pollution that contribute to asthma, heart attacks, and other serious health problems every year. The EPA is giving the public a 90-day comment period to respond to these new standards. Big polluters will spend millions of dollars to convince the public that this will raise their rates and cost them jobs. We must be out there to counter this message.
Grassroots Voter Outreach is partnering with national environmental organizations, including the Sierra Club, to hire Field Organizers to win this campaign. Field Organizers will run a volunteer mobilization campaign to build public support for the EPA’s proposed clean air rules and to help overcome opposition from big polluters.
Help generate thousands of calls into Congress protecting clean air standards.
Recruit volunteers to attend rallies, trainings, and other campaign-related events.
Develop on-going volunteer infrastructure for top environmental groups.
Field Organizers will have a minimum of one year organizing or campaign experience. Strong communication and motivational skills, work ethic, and desire for the environment are essential. Candidates must be able to work within a team, have proven leadership ability and experience handling a lot of responsibility. Strong self-direction and the ability to take initiative are also necessary qualifications.
Newly hired Field Organizers will typically spend their first weeks on staff doing field training, working intensely alongside an Organizing Director. Organizers will also attend classroom trainings. Additionally, Organizers receive support from experienced Organizing Directors throughout their time on staff.
Minimum commitment through the end of the election which includes the Clean Air Defense Campaign through the middle of the summer and at least one other campaign through the election. Long-term opportunities available. Campaign hours can run 80-100 hours per week, including work on weekends.
Annual salary for Field Organizers begins at $24,000. Staff may opt into our health care plan (PPO). Paid training, vacation and sick days are included; student loan assistance is available.
Timing and Location:
Positions are available starting in March in the following locations:
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs
Ohio: Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati
Virginia: Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia; Richmond; and Norfolk
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