Title: Climate Organizer
ALIGN: the Alliance for a Greater New York unites labor and community for a more just and sustainable New York. Formed by the merger of New York Jobs with Justice and Urban Agenda, ALIGN builds upon 20 years of creating good jobs, healthy communities, and a more accountable democracy for all New Yorkers. Successes include the “Trades and Residents for Apprenticeship Development and Economic Success” (TRADES) project, which has created over 300 careers in construction for local public housing residents through New York City Public Housing Authority capital repairs; securing one of the nation’s first municipal green buildings policies, which has eliminated over 200,000 metric tons of harmful greenhouse gas emissions; as well as anchoring the Alliance for a Just Rebuilding and achieving the Build it Back local hiring program in Sandy-impacted communities. For more information about our work, visit www.alignny.org.
We seek a talented, motivated, and dedicated Climate Organizer to join our team. This is an exciting time to be engaged in building an ambitious organization at the forefront of innovative movement building efforts in New York.
Position Description & Responsibilities
The Climate Organizer will report to the Executive Director and is responsible for:
● Campaign Development: Leading the development of local organizing efforts which will involve visioning, planning and strategy development done in conjunction with allies. The primary focus will be on continuing to grow our campaigns in the “Climate Works for All” coalition which brings together economic justice, environmental justice and labor partners towards unified political power necessary to compel NYC elected officials to pass bold climate justice policy.
● Campaign Coordination: Leading a team of organizational partners to effectively implement campaign plans through setting and consistently achieving yearly, quarterly, and weekly goals as well as responding to campaign flow, stakeholders’ and internal priorities to adapt plans effectively; managing public education, advocacy, tactic and action/event coordination.
● Alliance-Building: Strengthening and growing our NYC “Climate Works for All” coalition and our longstanding alliance through broad-based institutional and individual relationship-building and maintenance; building leadership and mobilization capacity of community and labor allies; deepening our involvement in the NY climate movement network.
● Policy Advocacy: Driving political organizing strategy to achieve policy demands, coordinating research and other needs among staff and allies, and directing external strategies such as actions and mobilizations.
Qualifications: A commitment to social, economic and racial justice and the labor movement; Minimum 3 years of professional organizing experience working in a community organization and/or labor union; Strong coalition building and facilitation skills across a diverse set of organizations and constituents; Knows the New York political landscape and communities; Ability to independently manage projects from conception to completion, supervise junior staff, and work as part of a team; Excellent organizational, writing and communication skills; Ability to multi-task and work in a deadline driven environment; Ability to work independently and manage projects from conception to completion.
Terms of Employment: The Climate Organizer is a full-time position with health, retirement, vacation, and other benefits. These terms, and others relevant to your employment, are spelled out in the ALIGN Personnel Policy that is available upon request.
Application Process: This position is available immediately. Please send applications by July 2 with “Climate Organizer” in the subject line of the email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and three references. No phone calls please. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not receive a response.
ALIGN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, LGBTQ and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.