350.org-- Power Shift Fellows
350.org is seeking a part-time New Hampshire Power Shift Fellow to lead our outreach and recruitment efforts for Power Shift 2013, primarily by identifying, recruiting, and supporting student leaders throughout New Hampshire.
The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to inspire, motivate, develop and recruit student leaders across the state. He or she will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle a heavy workload without dropping the ball. This position is an exciting opportunity to build networks, fortify campus groups, and mobilize students to attend one of this year’s most exciting climate gatherings- Power Shift 2013.
Through relentless campaigning and organizing over the past four years, 350.org has helped build a global grassroots movement to fight climate change. Working with diverse allies and volunteers, our spunky, fun team of organizers has energized millions of people around the globe, demonstrated sustainable solutions, organized with frontline communities and influenced the debate on climate in the media and among politicians. Fall of 2013 will provide a ripe opportunity to scale up the movement in the United States, bring in massive numbers of new people, hold politicians accountable and fight back against corporate fossil fuel interests.
# Research, develop, and implement a plan to grow the climate movement in your region, and increase its visibility.
# Recruit within your region for the 2013 Powershift conference.
# Work with national staff and students at Universities and Colleges in the area to kick off and support fossil fuel divestment campaigns throughout the region.
# Develop and train teams of on and off-campus climate activists and organizers throughout the region
# Guide and mentor campus leaders through power shift recruitment, and provide opportunities for them to develop their organizing skill set.
# Craft timely online and offline communications to 350.org's volunteers and leaders, building towards escalated action, and keeping up campaign momentum on campus and off.
# Communicate regularly with 350.org central staff, drafting brief weekly reports outlining that week’s activities.
# Understand 350.org’s history, campaigns and theory of social change, and keep current with basic climate science and policy. From time to time, use this knowledge to represent 350.org’s perspective in varied public venues based on geographic location and areas of expertise.
# From time to time, contribute work towards 350.org’s overall mission that is outside of standard responsibilities and instead relies solely on geographic location or work capacity.
We’re looking for an individual who is goal-oriented, ambitious, creative, hardworking, organized, dedicated, self-motivated and a fast learner.
# 1-2 years of experience in student organizing, grassroots organizing or political campaigns, paid or unpaid.
# Experience coaching, training and strategizing with student and community leaders.
# Commitment to and passion for the 350.org mission of building a movement to stop the climate crisis.
# Ability to navigate diverse cultures and political contexts.
# Strong verbal and written communications skills.
Skills that are nice, but not required:
# Passionate about holding our elected leaders and corporations accountable.
# Interested in pursuing creative new ways to build a movement and scale up volunteer led activism.
# Self-starter with the passion, creativity, and drive to make things happen.
# Proven ability to set and accomplish goals
# Proven ability to work both independently and in close coordination with a team.
# Commitment to empowering others and building grassroots power as a means to affect change.
# Demonstrated experience in cross-class/race/generational organizing.
# Experience in coalition-building and an ability to recognize and develop the diverse strengths of different kinds of organizations and organizers for one cause.
# Willingness to travel for site visits, training, and events and ability to work well from remote locations.
# Experience as an activist and organizer in the climate movement is a plus.
To apply: Send a brief cover letter in the body of your email, resume, and 1-3 writing samples (call scripts, action emails, blogs, event guides, or organizing-related writing preferred) to Janina@350.org with NEW HAMPSHIRE POWER SHIFT FELLOW in the subject line. Position open until filled.
POSITION TYPE: Part-time, contract, based in New Hampshire
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling Until Hired
POSITION END DATE: December 9, 2013
COMPENSATION RANGE: Dependent on Experience
HOURS PER WEEK: 20
REPORTS TO: National Divestment Organizer
Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way 350.org selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and effectiveness of our campaigns. 350.org strongly encourages applications from women, people of color, indigenous people and other under-represented communities.