Fields: environment, climate change, campaigns, social justice, advocacy
Location: Tacoma, Washington
About the Organization: Washington Environmental Council (WEC) is a nonprofit, statewide advocacy organization that drives positive change to solve our state’s most pressing environmental challenges. For 50 years, we have been at the forefront of environmental protection in the state, securing laws and policies that safeguard the health of our families and our environment. From bedrock laws like the State Environmental Policy Act, to free electronic waste recycling, to finding solutions that reduce our climate emissions and build our clean energy economy, WEC ensures a healthy future for our state so it remains a great place to live and work. WEC works with our partner organization, Washington Conservation Voters, which is the statewide political voice for the environment. Combined, we have a staff of 35 and work in a LEED-certified building in downtown Seattle with a view of Elliott Bay. We are committed to a diverse, socially just, and welcoming work environment and people of color, people with varying abilities, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are especially encouraged to apply. We seek to apply a social and racial justice lens to all of our work.
About the Position: Can you envision a healthier, more just Tacoma? Have you been engaged in environmental or social advocacy in Tacoma? Does the idea of supporting the community and business efforts to transition off fossil fuels towards clean energy jobs for more Tacoma residents inspire you?
Washington Environmental Council is seeking a campaign organizer contractor to work in Tacoma to build an alliance across environmentalists, labor, businesses, social equity groups/interests, and tribal nations for climate and clean energy work. The goal of the work is to build trust and relationships to support a cross-sector dialogue on what is possible for Tacoma’s communities and economy.
This campaign organizer contractor will work for and in close collaboration with WEC and build relationships between and with existing community groups, businesses, labor groups, and community of color organizations. Additionally, the organizer contractor will reach out to the Puyallup Tribe and include the Tribe in ways the Tribe wants.
- Knowledge and experience with Tacoma and Pierce County, including political and community dynamics
- At least 2 – 3 years of organizing or related experience implementing successful grassroots advocacy or electoral campaigns. Campus or community organizing of any kind can meet this requirement.
- Experience planning and facilitating community meetings and/or participatory planning processes; Demonstrated ability in outreach and communications.
- Commitment to open dialogue and principles of racial, social and economic justice.
- Ability to take initiative, develop ideas and turn them into action; Ability to work effectively both independently and with a team in a dynamic environment.
- A valid driver’s license and ability to travel to different parts of the greater Tacoma area, and to WEC’s office in Seattle as needed.
- Relationships with businesses, labor union, community organizations, social justice groups, environmental groups, tribes
- Familiarity with City of Tacoma public processes
- Familiarity with green economy / workforce development concepts
- Bilingual abilities
Estimated Salary: This contract is for a total of $20,000 for time and travel, and is estimated to be approximately 15 hours per week. This position has a flexible start date in September 2018 and goes through June 2019.
Deadline: August 31, 2018
Washington Environmental Council