Community Organizer

Offered By: 
Texas Campaign for the Environment
Job Location: 
Dallas
Salary: 
Paid
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Job Description: 
TEXAS CAMPAIGN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT (TCE) is fighting for real environmental protections while politicians are making vague promises about what they will do if elected. You can dedicate your time to a candidate with whom you "kind of agree with on some issues if he/she has the attention span to remember campaign promises," or you can join the biggest, baddest environmental activist group in Texas that works year round to accomplish what elected officials can not or will not. ** Amongst other landmark victories, we've recently accomplished: - Fort Worth-based Pier 1 Imports phasing out out toxic flame retardants in their furniture - Houston Mayor Annise Parker bringing curbside recycling to all Houston households - Rayovac publicly announcing its support for manufacturer-led battery recycling programs ** TCE has truly pioneered a community-based structure of organizing. Now we need your help to tackle Texas' most recent problem, millions of batteries being tossed into leaking Texas landfills. ** We're seeking qualified, highly motivated individuals to fill the role of Community Organizer, which serves an important role on the front lines of today’s progressive fights. Such experience is vital to any career in politics. The Community Organizer will be responsible for creating relationships within designated community areas of the city and building our grassroots base of supporters, while working to promote progressive environmental ideas and ideologies. ** The Organizer will be held to high expectations of performance with weekly and monthly goals for various organizing activities. ** TCE Community Organizer tasks include: - Grassroots door-to-door canvassing - Membership recruitment, fundraising, and letter-writing campaigns - Community outreach and coalition-building - Working as part of a team to implement campaign strategy - Planning and participating in demonstrations and political actions - Testifying at public hearings and events ** 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. ** HOURS/PAY - Full-time: Monday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Part-time positions available (minimum 3 days per week; hours are still 2pm-10pm). -$450/week+ (Full-time), $360/week+ (4 days), $270/week+ (3 days) ** BENEFITS - Medical and dental insurance coverage - Paid vacation, paid sick days and paid holidays - Rapid advancement and management training - Opportunities for travel throughout Texas and the U.S., including national and regional conferences - Two weeks paid vacation per year, paid holidays and sick days. ** 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 ** It is the policy of TCE to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, TCE will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** politics, environment, grassroots, nonprofit, charity, canvass, canvasser, canvassing, communications, green, sustainable, sustainability, recycling, waste, knocking, advocacy, pollution, justice, campaign
Application Instructions: 
https://www.texasenvironment.org/careers/#Dallas
Experience Required: 
Preferred
Contact Information: 
https://www.texasenvironment.org 214-599-7840 jobsdallas at texasenvironment.org
Type of Internship: 
Non-Profit
Comments: 
This position is in Dallas, TX. We are unable to provide US work authorization, housing, or relocation assistance.
Posted By: 
Danny Koningisor
Expiration Date: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017