TWS Action Fund Organizing & Project Manager
Denver Preferred. Open to other locations.
Type of Job
Mar 10, 2022
About the job
Location: Denver, CO preferred. Other TWS office locations may be considered.
Application Deadline: February 20th 2022
ABOUT THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY ACTION FUND
The Wilderness Society Action Fund, the 501 (c4) affiliate to The Wilderness Society, shares The Wilderness Society’s mission to unite people to protect America’s wild places, and its focus on making America’s system of public lands part of the solution to the most pressing conservation challenges of today: climate change, unprecedented species extinction and inequitable access to nature’s benefits.
The Wilderness Society Action Fund works to move voters to action. We multiply the impact of our partners by adding resources, expertise and boots-on-the ground in the states and races most critical for our issues in order to win enduring victories for public lands. The Action Fund invests in elections to put more public lands champions in office at the congressional, state and local levels, and relentlessly builds the pro-public lands majority year in and year out.
TWS Action Fund seeks an ambitious self-starter to join our team as an organizer who will work with the Organizing Director to build online (digital) and offline (field) plans that incorporate organizing tactics such as text, phones email, etc. The position will work as part of a highly collaborative team including regional and state staff, digital organizers and others to support organizing efforts. This position will also work with the organization’s Executive Director in managing key projects across TWS Action Fund.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who loves the challenge of building a base of engaged advocates, and who brings project management skills that can help support the organization’s success.
This position plays an important role in supporting an inclusive organizational culture that is grounded in trust and accountability to shared goals and outcomes. TWSAF has made diversity, equity, and inclusion a priority for the organization. The Organizing and Project Manager will integrate these priorities and values in their work. Across our team, we aspire to be campaign oriented, nimble, collaborative, innovative, transparent, and supportive of staff – our greatest asset.
The Wilderness Society Action Fund believes public lands belong to and should benefit all of us. We strive to ensure our organization and work embodies the cultures and perspectives of people and communities across our nation and connects and inspires people to care about the outdoors.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
· Support TWS Action Fund’s efforts to build a base of engaged advocates through strategic engagement and outreach including but not limited to text banks, phone banks, social media interaction and canvassing events(virtual and potentially in-person) Content creation including blog posts and other web content
· Track and be responsible for achieving monthly, quarterly, and annual activist engagement goals
· Maintain target universes, scripts, text lists and call lists in EveryAction
· Work collaboratively across departments and teams - digital, strategic communications, government relations, conservation, strategy and results and others - to support a shared advocacy strategy that makes strategic asks of activists to achieve the organization’s top priorities
· Support TWSAF staff with training, supporting, and managing staff in a civic engagement capacity
· Work with Executive Director to ensure staff coordination on key projects
· Other duties as assigned
Experience, Competencies, and Education
· 3-5 years of experience in organizing, and executing advocacy or political campaigns and programs
· Experience using member databases and votsuch as EveryAction, Votebuilder (VAN), or similar management systems
· Experience with digital organizing tools such as Hustle, ThuText and other digital platforms. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
· Track record working successfully in teams representing a rich mix of talent, backgrounds, and perspectives
· Strong project management skills and the ability to prioritize and manage a variety of campaigns/projects simultaneously.
· Experience coordinating or managing volunteers or staff
· Superb organizational skills and attention to detail.
· Ability to travel within the U.S.
· Ability to be flexible and adapt to shifting priorities and plans
· Bilingual a plus
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to adverse weather conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of this position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of experience, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.
The Wilderness Society Action Fund offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; sick and vacation leave; a sabbatical program; and a retirement plan. TWS is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair treatment of our employees and constituents across culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
As an organization, we aspire to being inclusive in the work that we do, and in the kind of organization we are. Internally this means working as a team that listens to different points of view, recognizes the contributions of every employee and empowers each employee to bring their whole selves to work every day. Externally this means ensuring that public lands are inclusive and welcoming, so that our shared wildlands can help people and nature to thrive. We are committed to equity throughout our work, which we define as our commitment to realizing the promise of our public lands and ensuring that all can share in their universal benefits.
To learn more about our commitment, please see http://wilderness.org/our-commitment-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-wilderness-society