Temporary New York City Organizer

Temporary New York City Organizer

Food & Water Watch is looking for a temporary organizer to join our New York team and help organize the March to End Fossil Fuels. The organizer will work closely with volunteers, community partners, and other staff at Food & Water Watch. This is a full-time temporary grant-funded position with an end date of September 29th. The position must be based in New York City.


About Food & Water Watch:

Food & Water Watch 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 Strategic Organizing Projects Director and will work with other staff on the organizing teams to support Food & Water Watch’s work. The organizer will work exclusively on recruitment for the March to End Fossil Fuels, which will be in New York City on September 17th. Primary responsibilities will be organizing promotional and recruitment events in the field, such as tabling, petitioning, flyering, phone banks, and other similar activities.


Salary: $50,200-$56,900 annually ($4,100-$5,400 per month), depending on experience.

Location: New York City (Food & Water Watch’s office is in downtown Brooklyn)




  • Recruit volunteers and allies. Build a strong base of volunteers and organizations in support of the March to End Fossil Fuels.
  • Develop project plans. Work with other staff to set benchmarks and plans to meet our goals for the March.
  • Organize campaign tactics. Plan and execute strategic tactics to meet our goals, primarily recruitment and outreach events.
  • Build capacity. Develop the leadership of volunteers and grassroots organizations by offering training and organizing support.
  • Represent Food & Water Watch. Participate in joint events and tactics with partner organizations on behalf of Food & Water Watch.
  • Use digital tools. Become proficient in tools such as ThruText, Hubdialer, and Mobilize.
  • 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.
  • Commitment to Food & Water Watch’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 using basic online tools, including email, Slack, and Google docs.

Desired but not required skills and experience: 

  • Experience managing and developing volunteers
  • Proficiency in languages other than English, especially Spanish

Compensation: $50,200-$56,900 annually ($4,100-$5,400 per month), depending on experience.

Click here to apply. Please include your resume, cover letter, and three organizing-related references to be considered. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Contact tmeyer@fwwatch.org with questions.


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 Watch 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 Watch (FWW) is committed to the health and safety of its staff members. Moreover, FWW, 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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