Clean Water Action is a national organization working for clean, safe and affordable water, clean air, and healthy communities that helps prevent health-threatening pollution, create environmentally-safe jobs and businesses, and empower people to make democracy work. Clean Water Fund organizes strong grassroots coalitions and campaigns to protect our environment, health, economic well-being and quality of life.
Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are looking for a motivated Maryland Organizer to support our Zero Waste campaigns, helping promote composting as a Zero Waste strategy that sequesters carbon and improves soil health. In recent years, we have campaigned for state legislation mandating organic waste diversion, promoting and funding school composting, and other actions to increase composting in the state, and supported local-level campaigns to move more Maryland communities, cities, and counties toward composting. We’re in search of a motivated candidate, preferably multilingual, who thrives on creating relationships that drive planet-forward changes.
The Maryland organizer will focus on organizing to build support for composting. The primary work involves direct outreach to community groups, institutions, and other potential partners. This job requires a persuasive voice that can convince businesses to change their practices. Our work is based on relationship-building, so having the ability to connect to people quickly is absolutely essential.
- Participate in meetings to plan, coordinate, and implement composting and zero waste programs;
- Foster existing and new partnerships with zero-waste and community-based organizations to further the mission of the program in a collaborative fashion by requesting, hosting, and facilitating meetings with allies;
- Contact institutions including universities, K-12 schools, large-scale businesses and government agencies to identify those with the interest and ability to engage in the compost program;
- Design and hold webinars to educate schools, business associations, community coalitions and others about the program;
- Provide program support for field and phone canvass programs, preparing briefings and campaign materials and working in partnership to help build strong canvass programs;
- Perform other duties as directed by Supervisors.
- Paid or volunteer experience in issue organizing or community/neighborhood-based campaigns. Must have experience in community outreach and campaign development.
- Able to communicate effectively with businesses and the public (canvass experience a plus);
- Strong writing skills;
- Must be organized, detail-oriented, able to work independently, meet deadlines and complete assignments on time while juggling multiple projects and tasks;
- Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel for weekend and evening meetings;
- Passion for racial equity and environmental justice, experience in working with diverse communities;
- Fluency in a language in addition to English is a plus;
- Having your own personal vehicle is a plus (travel reimbursements will be provided).
To Apply: Send your resume to Emily Ranson, Maryland Director, Clean Water Action at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application taken until position filled. Internal candidates should contact their supervisors first.
Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all positions that work in our offices or travel in our vehicles. Proof of vaccination will be required for applicants for this position.
Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund value a diverse workplace. People of color and those from economically disadvantaged communities are particularly encouraged to apply. Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.