Climate Action Organizer

  • Full Time
  • Vermont (statewide)
  • $61,000-$65,000 (includes $18,000 annual stipend that may be used for pre-tax benefits and/or taken as salary) USD / Year

Website Vermont Natural Resources Council

Vermont Natural Resources Council, in collaboration with its strategic partner, Vermont Conservation Voters, is seeking a passionate and dedicated Climate Action Organizer to support our policy, electoral and grassroots campaigns, volunteer management, and outreach. This role will be focused on community and public engagement, grassroots organizing, and campaign management and advancement.

The organizer will help build relationships and capacity in communities across Vermont, including through the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network (VECAN), and will work to identify and strengthen relationships with other Vermont nonprofits, businesses, stakeholders and community leaders that can be effective partners in our mission. A more detailed job description can be found on our website.

Qualifications 

The successful candidate will have a background in organizing, campaign work, or community engagement, an interest in environmental issues and building climate resilience in Vermont and a dedicated commitment to advocacy, and the ability to think and plan strategically as part of a team.  Excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to multitask to meet deadlines is a must. Experience with EveryAction/NGP VAN software is preferred, but not required.

Employment Details

The starting salary range for this position is between $43,000 and $47,000, plus a generous benefits package that includes: an $18,000 annual stipend that may be used for pre-tax benefits (e.g., health care) or taken as salary; generous paid leave; a 3% employer match to a SIMPLE IRA; and a flexible and hybrid work schedule.

VNRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates whose identities have been historically underrepresented in the environmental movement, including people who identify as Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian or Pacific Islander, or people of color; people from historically disenfranchised economic backgrounds; and people living with disabilities.

To apply, please send a single PDF document with a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Alex Connizzo, [email protected] with the subject line “Climate Action Organizer”. All submissions will be treated confidentially. The deadline to apply is June 7, 2024, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About Vermont Natural Resources Council

As Vermont’s oldest independent environmental advocacy organization, Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) works from the grassroots to the Legislature to advance policies, programs and practices that strengthen the foundation upon which Vermont’s economy thrives — vibrant communities and healthy downtowns, clean and abundant fresh water, working farms and forests, wild places, a healthy population, clean energy, and climate action.

About Vermont Conservation Voters

Founded in 1982, Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) is a non-partisan, non-profit, statewide, environmental organization working to elect environmentally-friendly candidates to public office. We endorse candidates for public office who have a track record of supporting our environmental values. Via political action committees, we help elect endorsed candidates using a range of strategies including financial support, mail, canvassing, and coordinating phone banks. We advocate for strong environmental laws and hold elected officials accountable for the decisions they make affecting our air, water, wildlife, land, communities, and health.

To apply for this job email your details to aconnizzo@vnrc.org