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WORC
Billings, MT, United States (hybrid)
22 days ago
WORC
Billings, Montana, United States (hybrid)
22 days ago

Description

The Western Organization of Resource Councils is seeking three full-time Campaign Coordinators to support our issue-based campaigns to win a more just and sustainable West.

The Coordinators are the bridge between our network’s state-based member groups and our national partners and coalitions, working to develop campaign strategies that advance our grassroots leaders’ priorities, center their voices and experience, and build our collective power to win. If you have a passion for making change and building power with folks of all walks of life in the rural West, this is the job for you!

We’re currently looking to fill three positions which would each lead work on separate issues. All three positions will work collaboratively with additional staff assigned to Washington D.C. advocacy, Communications, and Leadership and Training. The three issue areas are:

  • Holding oil and gas companies accountable for their damage and preventing further pollution (Oil and Gas Campaign Coordinator)
  • Winning an agriculture and food system that is fair and just for family farmers, ranchers, workers, and eaters (Agriculture and Food Campaign Coordinator)
  • Creating a just transition for coal-dependent rural communities, including by reclaiming coal mines and plants and accelerating community-scale renewable energy (Energy Transition Campaign Coordinator)

Read more and apply: https://apply.workable.com/western-organization-of-resource-councils/j/D820FAB73B/

WHO WE ARE

WORC is a regional network of eight grassroots community organizations in seven Western states. Our mission is to advance a vision of a democratic, sustainable, and just society through community action. For over four decades, WORC and our local and state-based member groups have been fighting for social change by organizing rural westerners to address long-term issues affecting their families, communities, and quality of life. WORC is nationally respected for our experience winning campaigns on natural resources, food, and farm issues through community organizing, training, leadership development, and voter engagement.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Campaign Coordinators, who are based in the rural West and report to the Program Director, work at the intersection of community organizing and policy advocacy, and are responsible for the following:

  • Building & fostering relationships with leaders and staff in our network, regional and national partners and allies, and issue experts.
  • Facilitating regular meetings of issue-based campaign teams to bring people together to find shared interest and opportunity, and develop strategies and messages, making sure lessons are shared across states, and state staff and members are engaged in federal issue campaigns.
  • Coordinating or creating original policy analysis and research that moves our state and federal campaigns forward.
  • Advocating for our networks’ priorities with coalitions, allies and decision-makers.
  • Supporting regional organizing trainings, network conferences, and other cross-program initiatives.

Requirements

WHO YOU ARE

Relationship and community building:

  • You understand that all of the issues we work on are deeply connected and impact people in different and intersecting ways.
  • You have experience developing and maintaining strong, collaborative relationships with a diverse group of individuals.
  • You are committed to centering and amplifying the voices of our members most impacted by the issues we center, including but not limited to those who live near fossil fuel extraction, Indigenous communities, family farmers and ranchers, and farmworkers.
  • You can communicate and create buy-in effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including leaders, network staff, national coalition partners, and community members either in-person or via Zoom.
  • You are skilled in group dynamics and democratic group decision-making processes, including the ability to bring people together around shared priorities.
  • You’re familiar with and committed to the principles of grassroots community organizing or structure-based community organizing.
  • You take pride in following through on assignments and commitments and being accountable to coworkers and teammates.

Creating change:

  • You relish the thought of spending a few hours with a PDF of draft Congressional legislation, combing through it to identify pieces that would impact our members, and writing a summary to share with our teams.
  • You can manage the creation of original action-oriented research, including bridging the gap between researchers and frontline members experiencing a challenge.
  • You’re interested in the rural West and its history and people, including Native communities and tribal sovereignty, law, and policies.

Building power for all:

  • You care deeply about the West and the issues that affect its people, and are committed to amplifying community voices to advocate for a more sustainable and just West.
  • You are committed to actively contributing to a more equitable and inclusive organization by joining and facilitating conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion with staff and members.
  • You recognize how your own identities show up in the work and welcome, reflect on, and act on feedback with an eye towards continuous learning about race, ability, and other lines of difference.

Experience in community organizing is strongly preferred, but not required. Experience working with grassroots leaders to run local, state, regional and/or national policy and advocacy campaigns is also helpful. We understand that the right candidate may have experience in different areas. If you don’t meet all the requirements above but have an interest in learning, we encourage you to apply.

IF YOU WERE THE CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR RIGHT NOW, YOU WOULD BE:

  • Working with your campaign team’s Chairperson to plan the facilitation of a virtual campaign planning meeting with other experienced members and staff from the network — perhaps planning a Washington, DC fly in to meet with Biden Administration officials.
  • Joining Zoom meeting with national allies and coalitions to share intelligence and shape campaign strategies.
  • Scheduling your next week-long trip to conduct 1:1 meetings with our member group’s leaders and staff in their communities and homes.
  • Taking a deep dive into one of our policy priorities so that you can develop educational resources to synthesize and communicate the importance of the complex policies and navigate the decision-making processes surrounding the issues that matter to our members.
  • Working with our training team to update the training curriculum for a piece of the upcoming community organizing training you’re supporting.

Benefits

WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW

WORC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to staff diversity and cultivating and preserving a work environment that is built on the premise of equity. We welcome qualified people of all backgrounds and abilities to apply. For more information about WORC, and to view our Equity Statement, visit our website at www.worc.org.

  • This position is full-time and is preferably based in Billings, MT; a remote location within WORC’s region (in or near Grand Junction or Montrose, CO; Boise, ID; Bismarck, ND; LaGrande, OR; Brookings, Sioux Falls or Rapid City, SD; or Sheridan, WY) will be considered for the right candidate
  • You must be comfortable working unconventional hours occasionally — including nights and weekends
  • This position includes both in-person and virtual components; you must have the ability to travel to a state in our network for up to a week, ~4-6 times a year, especially in the summer months
  • You must be comfortable being managed and building relationships with our nationwide team remotely

This is a full-time, non-exempt position and the salary range begins at $55,000, with generous benefits including:

  • 100% Employer paid Health and Dental Insurance and Opt-in Employee Vision Insurance
  • Retirement plan with an employer contribution
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Professional development funds
  • Generous paid time off, sick time, and flex time
  • Sabbatical policy

TO APPLY

Please tell us where you heard about the opening, which issue position(s) you are interested in being considered for, and where you would like to work from.

We will review applications on a rolling basis, but priority will be given to applications received before November 1st. The ideal start date for this position is in December of 2022. The positions will remain open until filled.



Job Information

  • Job ID: 66639773
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Billings, Montana, United States
    Wyoming, United States
    Colorado, United States
    North Dakota, United States
    South Dakota, United States
    Oregon, United States
    Idaho, United States
  • Company Name For Job: WORC
  • Position Title: Campaign Coordinator to lead Energy & Agriculture campaigns
  • Job Function: Policy
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: None
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: $55,000.00 - $60,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
Non-Profit / Charity
Billings , MT , US

WORC’s mission is to advance the vision of a democratic, sustainable, and just society through community action. WORC is committed to building sustainable environmental and economic communities that balance economic growth with the health of people and stewardship of their land, water, and air resources. Today, WORC has 18,435 members in 37 chapters in our seven-state region, including membership from most of our states’ Reservations. WORC helps share resources and experience throughout our groups and takes their unified ...

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