Posts Tagged ‘grassroots’

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The Sierra Club, the nation’s largest and most effective grassroots environmental organization, seeks an organizer for our ground-breaking, history-making Beyond Coal campaign in Indiana. This key position will help build winning campaigns to move Indiana off coal and transition to a clean energy future. The ideal candidate is creative, flexible, and has willingness to travel. In additional to shaping the grassroots organizing strategy and tactics, this person will train volunteer leaders, build relationships with allied organizations and elected officials, and design cutting edge actions. Candidates should have 1-2 years of organizing experience, and a passion for environmental, social change,corporate accountability and public health. This position is based in Indianapolis.

For more details and to apply please send a cover letter to allison.fisher@sierraclub.org.


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In 1985, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) was founded with the belief that a sustainable and just world can and must be created in our lifetime, and that it will take individuals and communities standing together to confront corporate power to get us there. Through education, grassroots organizing and nonviolent direct action, RAN’s campaigns focus on catalyzing market and investment pressure to transform corporate and government policies and behavior in support of forests, the climate and human rights.
The ideal Development Coordinator will bring extraordinary energy, a love of multi-tasking, no fear of learning new technology, multi-faceted skills in project management, event planning and execution to help RAN’s development team raise $4.5mil this coming year. The right person will enjoy providing customer-service-style warmth and information directly to our development team and our “customers,” some of the world’s most dedicated philanthropists for the planet! The Development coordinator will join a fast-paced team that cares deeply about consistency of brand message, customized outreach, professionalism and creating special settings for intimate gatherings and big events.

  • Exceptional project management and organizational skills
  • Experience in Special Events management/coordination
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects and timelines
  • WIllingness to work independently from beginning to end of project, as well as side-by-side with Development Director and/or Board members as needed
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as great care and judgement for tone
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Experience with database management
  • Enthusiasm for RAN’s mission and work is essential
Fabulous Bonus Experience:
  • Advanced experience with Raiser’s Edge and ability to run effective queries
  • Experience with Salsa and Drupal
  • Desire to learn about all the different channels of fundraising
  • Ability to “weather” the occasional “fire-drill”
  • High energy, comfort with deadlines and good work-life balance
  • Interest in anti-oppression and diversity work
Please send resume and letter of interest to resumes@ran.org or fax to 415-795-3770 or mail to
HR, Rainforest Action Network
22 Pine St.
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94104
No phone calls, please.

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We are seeking candidates who have the desire and skills to work on exciting grassroots organizing issues. Candidates must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal), demonstrated leadership skills and have professional experience in direct action organizing techniques and implementation. Candidates need the following; ability to work independently; ability to travel extensively throughout the state and willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes weekends. The position emphasizes the skills sets of a community organizer. Familiarity with New England coastal and ocean issues are a plus.

  • Work under the supervision of the Director of Chapters to support and build Surfrider Foundation’s volunteer chapter network within the states of CT, RI, MA, NH and ME.
  • Coordinate the statewide efforts of chapters within the regions.
  • Engage our chapter network in Northeast Regional Ocean Council issues in coordination with the New England Ocean Action Network.
  • Assist in growing regional membership
  • Facilitate and train chapter volunteers in direct action organizing techniques including, but not limited to; campaign planning, recruitment, strategy, tactics and program implementation.
  • Represent Surfrider Foundation at local administrative hearings and public events when necessary.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Development, develop and maintain positive relations with the regional funding community.
  • Coordinate with the Director of Chapters to develop and facilitate statewide training conferences for the regional Chapter network.
  • Coordinate with the Ocean Program Manager and Mid-Atlantic Policy Manager to promote regional ocean policy issues (throughout the chapter network) where appropriate.
  • Administrative Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; writing newsletter articles, grant reports, oversight of chapter governance reporting and social media outreach.

Please email cover letter and resume to:
Edward Mazzarella, Director of Chapters
Deadline for receiving resumes is November 19, 2012

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San Francisco, CA

The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is an effective corporate campaigning organization looking for a savvy campaigner that will to defend our climate and environment by challenging the largest global banks to shift their money away from fossil fuels and toward clean, renewable energy production. The chosen candidate will work with campaigners and support teams, create and foster relationships with allied organizations and communities, research campaign opportunities, and implement strategies to influence tough corporate targets.


  • Work on and provide campaign strategies and tactics against tough corporate targets
  • Coordinate volunteers and empower and motivate grassroots activists
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with strategic local, regional, national and international NGOs
  • Coordinate non-violent direct actions
  • Stay abreast of climate, energy, finance and human rights issues
  • Supervise interns and volunteers


  • Minimum 3 years of campaigning and grassroots organizing experience
  • Expertise or demonstrated interest with issues including corporate social responsibility, climate change, finance, human rights, fossil fuel and renewable energy politics
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking, writing and networking skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in online organizing and campaigning
  • Proven track record of working with diverse coalitions and coordinating with activists from various backgrounds
  • Commitment to non-violent direct action
  • Proficiency in English; additional language skills a plus


Send resume and cover letter in which you describe a project you have worked on that will help RAN understand your interest and qualifications to resumes@ran.org or HR, Rainforest Action Network, 221 Pine St., Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94104 or fax 415-795-3770.


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White Plains, NY

Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) is a grassroots political organization in New York whose goal is to protect the health, economy, environment and livelihood of communities in the state. The organization’s organizers serve as catalysts for positive change.


  • Excellent communication skills,
  • strong background in community service or customer service,
  • strong commitment to environmental, social, and political justice,
  • ability to work in a team,
  • positive attitude, self-motivation, quick learner, good sense of humor

Salary and Benefits
$22,000/year base salary plus bonuses, contingent upon fundraising and leadership responsibilities
Major medical and dental insurance, 2 weeks paid vacation/year, paid holidays and sick days
Opportunities for travel, including national and regional conferences


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