Statewide Organizer Job Description
States: Arizona, Wisconsin, Florida, Texas, Georgia, & Michigan
Want to save the planet? Join the world’s largest environmental movement.
EARTHDAY.ORG is looking for a qualified organizer with a strong interest in the environment to help fulfill its mission: mobilizing students to protect the Earth for future generations. This organizer role will work with the MobilizeU Coordinator, MobilizeU Associate, and student organizers to facilitate major events related to Earth Day and environmentalism as a whole in [insert state]. This organizer will also promote the theme of Earth Day 2024: Planet vs. Plastics by encouraging student organizations to adopt that messaging and provide resources to students, faculty, and administrators to eliminate plastics from their own campus.
This contract is largely remote but can provide opportunities to travel if you choose. This is a part-time, temporary contract, requiring 20 hours of work a week and will last from January of 2024 through April of 2024. The compensation will be $1,500 a month.
EARTHDAY.ORG is a nonprofit organization that works with more than 50,000 partners in 196 countries to sustain and support the modern environmental movement. Interns will work closely with EDO’s staff to write blogs, conduct research and coordinate grassroots outreach. Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the workforce, bolstering their professional resumes and building connections in the environmental field.
April 22nd marks Earth Day each year. College students have been at the core of Earth Day from the start and have always been a driving force behind the environmental movement. EARTHDAY.ORG is searching for organizers who want to step up to lead and provide support to college students in their state as they advocate for environmentally conscious policies on their campus, in their communities, and across the planet.
- Train student organizers and other student organizations within your state.
- Work with the MobilizeU Coordinator and MobilizeU Associate to organize major events at universities across your state for Earth Day.
- Organize major Earth Day events separately across multiple campuses, then come together to organize one large event in your state, joining students together from different campuses.
- Connect EARTHDAY.ORG (EDO) with students and organizations at universities already organizing.
- Ask organizers if EDO can sponsor their events and encourage them to adopt messaging around banning plastics.
- Promote the plastics treaty petition to students and organizations.
- Help students and faculty start clubs on their campus promoting environmentalism.
- Recruit students at universities across the country to serve as campus organizers.
- Provide logistical support to student organizers to organize:
- Phone banks
- Letter campaigns
- Public comments
- Provide toolkits and resources to student organizers to:
- Have conversations about banning plastics with administrators.
- Provide resources to administrators that can help them eliminate plastics on campus.
- Propose a ban on plastics through their student government administration.
- Provide resources to professors to:
- Add Earth Day messaging to their curriculum
- Conduct a teach-in
- Offer internship opportunities to their students
- Propose a ban on plastics at their school or in their community
- Provide resources to administrators:
- Information on the benefits of banning plastics.
- Information on other schools that have successfully banned plastics.
- Resources on how to ban plastics.
- A strong interest in and knowledge of current US politics and/or environmental issues
- Currently enrolled or recently graduated from an undergraduate or master’s degree program.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suites programs
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- College campus, political, volunteerism, or environmental organizing experience
- Experience with social media and general outreach such as canvassing or phone banking
- Experience working with student organizations, faculty, or administrators.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
- Respectful, hardworking, results oriented individual
- Enthusiastic, positive attitude that works well in a team but is also motivated, self-sufficient and can work well independently as needed.
About EDO: EARTHDAY.ORG’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, EDO is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with partners in over 192 countries to drive positive action for our planet.
To apply: Please send your resume in pdf format with subject line: “Application for Statewide Campus Coordinator” to [email protected]. This contract is open until filled. EARTHDAY.ORG is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates in this search.