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NY Organizing Coordinator, 350.org
350.org is looking for a talented New York-based person to support a mass mobilization in September, 2014. This is a full- time contract position in New York City.
On September 23, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is hosting a Climate Leadership Summit for heads of state from around the world to come to New York City and spend a day announcing new "pledges" of how they will take action to address the climate crisis. We're less interested in what will happen inside the summit, than what could happen out in the streets.
We think this UN climate summit is a unique opportunity to mobilize hundreds of thousands of people in the streets of New York City--and around the world--to demand climate justice and a new economy that puts people and planetary health first. The summit will likely be the only time in the next five years that the world's presidents and prime ministers will be in the same place to talk about climate change. This is our moment to turn the tide - helping organize a historic, ambitious event that brings together a diverse "movement of movements" to transform our political landscape and confront the climate crisis.
Position Type: Full time contract April through September, 2014 Application Deadline: This position is open until filled Start Date: ASAP Compensation: Competitive compensation based on experience Location: New York City
The New York Organizing Coordinator will work with the Mobilization Hub Team, creating and facilitating a Working Group focused on NY outreach and organizing. The position will be responsible for the following: Building and maintaining relationships with key grassroots leaders, stakeholders and partner organizations that work in the New York region. Coordinating closely with partners and allies in the New York metro area on outreach, recruitment, organizing, and other NYC- focused campaign efforts in the leadup to the mobilization possibly including, but not limited to: City-government focused campaigns to push for climate resiliency and clean energy. Peoples’ Summits and symposia to highlight key issues and voices not included in the UN summit. Popular education campaigns on climate and inequality led by civic, community, environmental justice and labor groups. Leadership development programs within key neighborhoods and constituencies. Managing and developing projects for three 350.org Fellows for the summer focused on the mobilization. Recruitment and up-to-date tracking of local volunteers for all aspects of the mobilization. Developing and managing NY-area canvass, phone bank and outreach programs. Engaging on overall mobilization logistics as part of a small team.
Experience running mass outreach and recruitment efforts. Experience working with diverse coalitions, including labor, grassroots, community, economic justice and/or political campaigns. Excellent facilitation skills and experience supporting multi- stakeholder processes. Experience with both project management and staff/volunteer management.
Desired (but not required) skills: Experience working in a horizontal and networked leadership structure. Ability to train others in organizing strategy and tools. Extensive experience working with environmental and social justice, labor and/or community groups in NYC is a bonus. Spanish language fluency.
How TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, please send your CV and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org, with New York Organizing Coordinator in the subject line. We will begin the interview process immediately, but this position is open until filled.
About 350.org 350.org is helping to build a global climate movement. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network and thousands of volunteers active in over 188 countries.