Title: Northern New Mexico Community Organizer
Status: Part-time, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Campaigns Director
Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund (CVNM Education Fund) is a statewide nonprofit environmental organization that believes that protecting our environment begins with the people of New Mexico. We do this by engaging the people of New Mexico in our long-standing shared values of protecting our air, land, water and the health of our communities. We do this by mobilizing people to advocate on policy, enhancing the voting process, encouraging people to vote, cultivating conservation leaders and amplifying the voices of those most affected.
CVNM Education Fund launched our Northern New Mexico program in 2016, and is focused on educating and mobilizing the broader community in support of renewable energy. This program is a grassroots community organizing effort that works to ensure that families in Rio Arriba County have a strong voice and the power to influence local, state and national decisions that impact their health and environment.
We are seeking a part-time (30 hours/week) Community Organizer to join our program team. The Organizer will be tasked with engaging and building relationships with Rio Arriba families to take action and build support for a deeper investment in renewable energy at the local level. We are looking for a creative, ambitious, and goal-driven individual who enjoys working with a team, and is passionate about building collective power in rural and/or communities of color. This position is based in Rio Arriba County and also requires the ability to work a non-standard work week, and some evenings and weekends.
- Build, develop and train a base of dedicated Rio Arriba County volunteers that will have a long-term voice for environmental justice policies and values in the community.
- Collaborate with the Campaigns Director to identify and implement strategies that successfully recruit volunteers, build community leaders, and get the attention of decision-makers and media, including public events, press events, meetings or presentations.
- Identify new volunteers and nurture their involvement by conducting in person meetings, presentations, door to door canvassing and other outreach methods.
- Manage contracts or consultants that implement key strategies or projects to fulfill campaign goals, as needed.
- Conduct leadership trainings for high-level volunteers to grow their advocacy skillset.
- Organize public events that engage the broader public in the campaign, including a Renewable Energy Festival.
- Track organizing work through a database and assist with campaign reporting, as needed.
- Work effectively as a member of team, with the independence required of this position.
- Participate in coalition meetings related to the campaign goals and vision, as needed.
- Comply with CVNM’s policies and procedures and grant requirements including regular reporting using the Voter Activation Network and participation in grantee meetings.
- Additional duties as assigned by senior management.
- Position is based in Rio Arriba County.
- Minimum 2+ years in grassroots community, issue or labor organizing programs, or in industries that engage the general public, like sales, customer service, or education.
- Experience with databases and/or Excel is a plus.
- Comfortable presenting to bi-lingual and multi-cultural audiences, and engaging or collaborating with people in both group and one-on-one settings.
- Enthusiasm and commitment to amplify the voice and leadership of communities of color in New Mexico.
- Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity, and an interest in environmental issues that impact our air, land, water and community health.
- Must be able to work a non-standard work week, including nights and weekends on occasion.
- Must be able to learn about and implement key organizing strategies like door-to-door canvassing, phone banking and public speaking.
- Both in-state and out-of-state travel may be required, including regular travel from Rio Arriba County to Santa Fe.
- Position is focused in Rio Arriba County, and organizer must be comfortable in a remote work setting and/or working from home.
- A valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance, and reliable mode of transportation.
This is a part-time hourly position with compensation based on experience. CVNM Education Fund also offers a benefits package for part-time staff that includes vacation and sick time, as well as health, dental and vision coverage.
To apply: Please send your resume, cover letter, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Northern NM Organizer” in the subject line by July 6th, 2018. Position is open until filled. No calls please. Employment with CVNM Education Fund is at will.
CVNM Education Fund is an equal opportunity employer. Employment with CVNM Education Fund is at will.