Climate Defender

Impact

About the organization

Colorado has suffered from the effects of climate change with drought, wildfire, and an unreliable snowpack. With snow-related and river-related recreation as two huge pieces of the economy, Coloradans are feeling the economic effects. The 2018 wildfire season was terrifying, putting farms, homes, and lives in danger.

The good news is that Environment Colorado has been working to cut global warming pollution for decades and we’ve made progress from cleaner cars on the road to boosting solar and wind power. Unfortunately, crucial victories have come under attack from the Trump administration.

We won’t let that hold us back in Colorado or across the country. We’re drawing a line in the sand to stop the Trump administration from rolling back climate and clean air protections from the Clean Power Plan to clean cars.

Duties

The Colorado Climate Defense Campaign is a joint project of Impact and Environment Colorado. Colorado’s Climate Defender Organizers are responsible for recruiting, developing and mobilizing powerful teams of concerned Coloradans to become climate volunteers in critical communities and on college campuses across the state.

As a Climate Defender Organizer, you will work with our existing network of members and activists, and expand volunteer teams in key political areas and on college campuses to ensure support from local decision-makers for climate action. Whether it’s educational events, rallies, or bringing Coloradans to meet one-on-one with their elected officials, you and your volunteers will push decision-makers to lead on climate change.

You’ll coordinate regular meetings between local decision-makers and constituents; coordinate rapid response media to highlight climate impacts and hold public officials accountable; and help collect thousands of petitions and personal letters on climate change.

By the end of the campaign, you will have built volunteer teams in key areas that can continue the fight for Colorado’s environment for years to come.

Qualifications

We’re seeking applicants who are ready to commit their time, talent and passion to advocating, organizing and recruiting new leaders to protect the environment. We look for smarts, organizing experience and an eagerness to learn. We value leadership experience of all kinds, especially organizing, grassroots outreach and building campus groups. Candidates must have excellent judgment and discretion and the ability to oversee significant projects.

Salary

$27,000

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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Environment America is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy or veteran status.

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