Job Opening: New Jersey Field Organizer

BY ON June 27, 2016

Moms Clean Air Force is seeking a highly motivated individual in New Jersey who is dedicated to children’s health and addressing climate change. This part-time position will be dedicated to executing an issue-based campaign in order to:

Develop a strong coalition of partners and supermoms to support and grow Moms Clean Air Force’s mission in New Jersey

  • Cultivate a diverse group of activists and stakeholders to build public and political support that supports our mission
  • Work with, and develop, Latina/o leaders in New Jersey to serve as message champions for air quality improvements and healthy ports

Lead visits to the state capitol and other governmental offices to build relationships with elected officials/staff and advocate policy priorities

  • Mobilize Moms Clean Air Force supermoms and other members to communicate and engage with elected officials and other decision makers on climate change and air quality
  • Organize individual advocacy meetings and/or day-longs to bring visibility to policy priorities

Engage and testify at public hearings and workshops related to New Jersey air emission issues

  • Organize supporters to attend and testify at hearings and workshops

Plan and execute meetings and events to educate, build relationships and create visibility for Moms Clean Air Force in New Jersey

Plan and execute grassroots actions

  • Engage Moms Clean Air Force membership through online platform including action alerts, emails, phone banking and canvassing
  • Cultivate and educate Supermoms throughout New Jersey to build diverse constituencies of support for policy priorities
  • Educate and present at public meetings, events, town halls, schools and parenting events

Increase the visibility of the Moms Clean Air Force, climate change and air quality issues through media

  • Coordinate with communication staff to place opinion pieces in local papers
  • Identify local parent voices to echo Moms Clean Air Force’s message in media
  • Identify earned media opportunities in family-centric print, TV, radio, and online platforms
  • Organize press events in rapid response to key policy issues and surrounding region
  • Build relationship with local media and provide quotes and speaking opportunities to media

Work with Moms Clean Air Force’s social media director to implement a social media plan to amplify Moms Clean Air Force’s key messages and engage new constituency groups

Identify issues specific to the Latino community and work with Moms Clean Air Force’s team to develop materials that are most useful with constituency

  • Coordinate with Moms Clean Air Force’s team to create and maintain bilingual fact sheets, website, materials, and social media platforms

Provide periodic reports through weekly conference calls, monthly written reports and other communications as needed.

Qualifications include:

  • Experience developing and implementing issue-based campaigns
  • Media and communications skills
  • Familiarity working with online advocacy tools, website, and/or blogs
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to work proactively and independently
  • General understanding of environmental issues and New Jersey politics
  • Bilingual: English and Spanish, preferred but not required

Please send resume and cover letter to Trisha Sheehan, tsheehan@momscleanairforce.org

TOPICS: Activism, New Jersey