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Position: Lower Mainland Field Organizer
Organization: Force of Nature Alliance 
Job Location: Greater Vancouver BC

Force of Nature is a non-profit society that is galvanizing breakthrough climate action in Lower Mainland municipalities through community organizing. We are seeking a passionate and experienced field organizer to build capacity and run campaigns for ambitious climate targets and high-impact, locally relevant climate solutions. Specific communities may depend on the candidate but likely will include one or more of: Richmond, Surrey, North Shore, Burnaby.

Job-Type: 40 hours per week

Salary: $19.00 - $21.00 per hour, negotiable with experience.

Job Description: Reporting to the director, the candidate will work closely with the Manager of Field Operations to:

  • Identify, recruit and train volunteer leaders in target municipalities; establish stable local teams of bonded volunteers; convene and facilitate meetings, mentor and support team to engage with Mission: Transition organizing framework
  • Work with volunteer teams to seek out deep local knowledge of target municipalities; identify prospective campaign goals, facilitate strategic planning sessions; plan and execute effective coordinated action.
  • Advocate for the adoption of IPCC-recommended climate targets by the municipality for all community-wide emissions.
  • Identify, network and build coalitions with local stakeholders and allies
  • Establish and maintain relationships with local leaders including mayors, councillors, and city staff
  • Meet regularly with manager and Force of Nature staff
  • Partner with FON team to execute trainings, forums and events
  • Track and report all results.
  • Manage all data and administration related to your position.

Required Skills:

  • Experience working on political, environmental or social justice campaigns, including some experience as a community organizer or an equivalent role (management, volunteer coordination, facilitation etc) Both paid and volunteer experience will be considered.
  • Knowledge, passion and experience around environmental and political issues, ability to learn and develop your understanding of complex concepts on an ongoing basis. A sincere desire to affect progressive change is also required.
  • Self direction, creativity, and the ability to develop outcome-oriented plans with explicit goals, targets and metrics. Willingness to experiment, challenge yourself, learn from failure in order to achieve explicit outcomes.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, ability to work in and develop a team, strong verbal communication skills, experience with group facilitation, and the ability to mentor and train others.
  • Must be mobile and work evenings and weekends

How to apply:

Please email your résumé and cover letter in one document to morag@forceofnaturealliance.ca with the subject line "Lower Mainland Field Organizer". Applications will be considered on a rolling basis — please apply as soon as possible!

Force of Nature is committed to employment equity and actively seeks diversity in the workplace. We encourage applications from members of equity-seeking groups, including but not limited to women, LGBTQ+ individuals, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, low-income earners and the unemployed, and members of racialized and otherwise marginalized groups. If you wish to identify as a member of (an) equity-seeking group(s), please feel free to do so in your cover letter.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Sep 5 2019    Numéro : 54679