• Field Organizer, Eastern Washington

    Job Locations
    US-WA-Seattle
    Type
    Seasonal, Full-Time
    Job Category
    Community Relations/Outreach
    ID
    2020-4315
    City
    Seattle
    State/Province
    WA
  • Overview

    Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

     


     

    Position Summary

    The Field Organizer is responsible for working closely with communities in Eastern Washington to help build support for climate programs that invest in working lands such as farms and fields. The organizer will work remotely and be based in Central or Eastern Washington.

     

    Deliverables include, but are not limited to: generating supportive phone calls to legislators, postcards, community-leader sign-on letters, and community information sessions.

     

    The Field Organizer will work closely with Audubon chapters in key legislative districts to develop programs and accomplish the deliverables. The Field Organizer will report to the State Campaign Manager and work closely with the State Field Organizer and Chapter Network Manager on implementation. 

     

    This is a short-term, full-time (approximately 30 hours/week) temporary position for immediate hire. Employment lasts from February through May of 2020.

    Essential Functions

    • Recruit (and work with existing) district leaders from Audubon chapters to volunteer for advocacy and campaign needs.
    • Plan and host educational events in the community to build support for programs such as natural climate solutions and sustainable farms and fields.
    • Attend events in the community to gather letters and postcards in support of Audubon Washington legislative goals.
    • Manage volunteers to meet deliverables on phone calls, postcards, and in-person advocacy.
    • Work with state and national campaign staff to create and execute plans for goal implementation.
    • Gather signatures in support of Audubon legislative priorities from community leaders in Eastern Washington.
    • Travel required.
    • Will involve working nights and weekends in order to work with volunteers.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and to different audiences.
    • Comfort speaking to different audiences and groups.
    • Excellent writing and public speaking skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Ability to solve programs creatively and think on your feet.
    • Understanding of Eastern Washington, culturally and politically.
    • Passionate about community advocacy and taking action to stop global climate change.
    • Ability to work nights and weekends when needed.
    • Regular travel will require a driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.

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