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Green Corps is an excellent organization training grassroots organizers. This is a high level position for someone with extensive experience as an organizer -- please share it with those who may qualify.

 


Job Description
 
Assistant Organizing Director, Green Corps

 
Green Corps is searching for an Assistant Organizing Director to train the next generation of environmental leaders.

 

Background

For the last twelve years, Green Corps has been the nation’s premiere environmental leadership training program. Green Corps has used the power of grassroots organizing to train the next generation of environmental leaders and win cutting edge environmental campaigns.  Since our founding, we have trained over 170 environmental activists and leaders who have put their training to use for more than 100 different environmental and social change organizations.

 

Each year, Green Corps trains 25 recent college graduates to develop the strategies and skills they’ll need to win tomorrow’s environmental battles while providing critical support to today’s most pressing campaigns. 

 

As part of the year-long training program, Green Corps has partnered with 60 environmental organizations to provide grassroots organizing and advocacy support to the campaigns of the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, U.S.PIRG, the Endangered Species Coalition, Rainforest Action Network, Oceana, Bluewater Network, ForestEthics and dozens of regional groups. Green Corps organizers have been instrumental in stopping Big Oil from drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, getting the largest solar facility in the world approved by voters and helping cap power plant emissions in New England.


Job Description

The Assistant Organizing Director will work in a team with two other Assistant Organizing Directors to train the class of Green Corps organizers.  The Assistant Organizing Director will directly supervise a team of 8-10 aspiring activist and train them in the skills and strategies they need to make a difference on critical environmental issues and launch their careers as advocates and organizers. Specific activities include, but will not be limited to: 

·       Leading classroom training: The Assistant Organizing Director will help lead the month-long Introductory Classroom Training in August and the subsequent four one-week classroom trainings. 

·       Campaign Management: The Assistant Organizing Director will help design the grassroots campaign with an environmental partner group and work with his/her team of organizers to implement the campaign. He/she will also provide weekly progress reports and a final report to the campaign partner.

·       Fundraising: The Assistant Organizing Director will lead citizen outreach offices for the summer campaign and participate in our major donor fundraising program.

·       Recruitment.  The Assistant Organizing Director will play a key role in recruiting and interviewing each class of Green Corps organizers by traveling to colleges and second interview dates across the country.

           

Location

Boston, MA

 


Qualifications

 

We’re looking for an individual, with a strong commitment to training the next generation of environmental leaders while making an impact on critical campaigns.  We’re also looking for someone who believes in the power of grassroots organizing and advocacy.

 

Candidates should have direct training and campaign experience and a strong interest in teaching the skills, strategies and history of grassroots social change.

 

Candidates for this position should have a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience, post-college.   Candidates must be willing to travel extensively.

 

Salary & Benefits

Salary for this position is commensurate with the amount of relevant professional experience that a candidate has. A competitive benefits package includes health care coverage, educational loan assistance, a retirement plan, and paid vacation and sick days. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and additional training are available.

 

 

To Apply

Email a compelling resume and cover letter to:

careers@greencorps.org

Green Corps

29 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111

617-426-8506

www.greencorps.org


Green Corps is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.