Hudson Valley Organizer

Hudson Valley Organizer

Food and Water Watch Website
  • Food and Water Watch
  • Hudson, NY
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
  • $60,000 annualized at a pro-rated rate USD / Year

Food & Water Action is looking for an organizer to join our New York organizing team and help build field capacity to protect our food, water, and climate, with a specific focus on stopping the proposed expansion of the Iroquois fracked gas pipeline. The organizer will work closely with volunteers, community partners and other staff at Food & Water Action. This position is based in Hudson with organizing work concentrated in New York’s 19th Congressional District, largely focused in the Hudson Valley part of the district.

About Food & Water Action:

Food & Water Action is working to create a healthy future for all people and generations to come—a world where everyone has food they can trust, clean drinking water and a livable climate. Making this happen requires involving people in the pressing issues of our time at the local, state, and federal level, building on one win after another, as we develop a larger movement that has the political power to make our democratic process work.

About the position:

The organizer will report to the New York State Director and will work with other staff on the organizer and communications teams to support Food & Water Action’s work. The organizer will focus on building a large activist base in the district, largely focusing on the campaign to stop the expansion of the Iroquois fracked gas pipeline. The organizer will recruit and train a large number of volunteers to petition, canvass, and phonebank. This is a full-time temporary grant-funded position from July through November 08, 2024.

Compensation: Compensation is $60,000 annualized at a pro-rated rate.

Location: In or near Hudson, NY
Responsibilities

  • Recruit volunteers and allies. Build a strong base of volunteers and organizations in support of our local, state, and national campaigns.
  • Develop canvass plan. Work with other staff staff and volunteers to create a large volunteer canvass plan, including cutting and analyzing turf.
  • Organize campaign tactics. Plan and execute strategic tactics to meet the needs of our campaigns, including a large base-building drive and actions directed at elected officials.
  • Build capacity. Develop the leadership of volunteers and grassroots organizations by offering training and organizing support.
  • Represent Food & Water Action. Speak at public events and in press interviews on behalf of the organization.
  • Write to inspire action. Develop educational materials such as factsheets, action alerts, web site content and newsletter articles on campaign issues.
  • Use digital tools. Become proficient in tools such as ThruText, Hubdialer, and Mobilize.
  • Build Food & Water Action for the long haul. Participate in member recruitment and fundraising activities for Food & Water Action.
  • Carry out other projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year of full-time organizing experience, or an equivalent combination of full-time and volunteer experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective organizing strategies.
  • Familiarity with New York politics and Hudson Valley communities.
  • Commitment to Food & Water Action’s core values of justice, human dignity, fair treatment, and equity.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse racial, ethnic, class, age, gender, and sexual orientation backgrounds.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent time management & organizational skills and ability to balance multiple projects.
  • Ability to work remotely using basic online programs, including email, Slack, and Google docs.

Desired but not required skills and experience:

  • Experience canvassing
  • Experience training others to canvass

Please include your resume, cover letter, and three professional references to be considered. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

We will review your application and if we feel that your knowledge, skills and abilities are potentially a good match for our organization, we will be in contact with you.

Food and Water Action is an equal opportunity employer who encourages applications from women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and other members of underrepresented groups.

Food & Water Action (FWA) is committed to the health and safety of its staff members. Moreover, FWA, as an organization, promotes science-based policy. Science clearly shows that unvaccinated populations drive the spread of the coronavirus and the emergence of new variants, and that unvaccinated people are more likely to contract COVID and experience severe symptoms. Effective immediately, prospective new staff members are required to provide proof of vaccination or request a waiver as a condition of their offer of employment.

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