DC Climate Justice Organizer – Takoma Park – Chesapeake Climate Action Network

BACKGROUND
This fall, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) and our allies in the “D.C. Carbon Fee and Rebate” coalition are working to make D.C. the first place in the country to hold polluters accountable with a progressive and equitable carbon-fee-and-rebate policy. That’s why we’re hiring a DC Climate Justice Organizer.

We’re looking for a driven, smart organizer to ensure robust participation in the campaign from historically underrepresented stakeholders and residents across the city. The ideal organizer will highlight, integrate, and advocate the economic justice and related priorities of the campaign.

HOW TO APPLY
Email a copy of your cover letter and resume to CCAN’s Carbon Pricing Coordinator, Camila Thorndike, at camila@chesapeakeclimate.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through December 15th.

Washington, D.C. is at the forefront of cities nationwide when it comes to promoting clean energy and tackling the climate crisis head-on. Now it’s time for D.C. to lead again—not only in cutting fossil fuel pollution but in creating a more just and sustainable economy for all.

We know that putting a price on carbon is the most straightforward and cost-effective way to fight climate change and spur more clean energy.

That’s why we are working with partners across the District to move toward putting a price on carbon. By making fossil fuel polluters pay for the real and damaging costs of their emissions, we can unleash the clean energy solutions we need, and make D.C. families better off in the process.

WHAT YOU’LL DO AS AN ORGANIZER ON OUR CAMPAIGN TO PRICE POLLUTION IN D.C.
Lead or assist in the planning and execution of events and/or actions
Spearhead public outreach, including group presentations, tabling, phone banking and petition drives
Recruit, train, and coordinate campaign volunteers of diverse backgrounds and talents
Identify and develop intersectional partnerships to broaden the campaign’s reach and shared ownership
Initiate and steward a youth leadership team within the campaign
Develop digital, social media, and print communications as needed
Learn grassroots campaigning from an organization that climate activist Bill McKibben called the “best regional climate organization in the world.”

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR IN A CLIMATE ORGANIZER
A driving passion to enact structural change to address the causes of climate change and win
Roots in D.C. — through lived experience and/or organizing history
An eagerness to learn new advocacy and organizing skills and put them to work right away
A willingness to work hard
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
A self-starter with a collaborative and team-oriented leadership style
A sense of humor

QUALIFICATIONS
Commitment to CCAN and the coalition’s mission;
Positive, energetic attitude and a strong belief in the power of grassroots organizing;
Experience (as volunteer or staffer) delivering results in a campaign environment;
Ability to meet deadlines and work quickly and cooperatively under pressure;
Excellent writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills;
Willingness to work irregular hours (occasional nights and weekends);
Conversational Spanish is a plus.

MORE ON THE CAMPAIGN
A carbon fee will mean less carbon pollution wrecking our lungs and our atmosphere, more investment into energy efficiency solutions, and a faster transition to clean, renewable energy sources. D.C. families would benefit both economically and environmentally from cleaner air and water, new jobs created in energy efficiency and renewable energy, and more money in family bank accounts.

D.C. can be a trailblazer on the East Coast for progressive climate policy—sending a strong message to our national leaders on Capitol Hill—while ensuring D.C. families gain better health and economic security in the process.

LOCATION & SALARY
Our main office is on the border with D.C. in Takoma Park, MD, but field work is all in the District. The pay is commensurate with experience.

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