Environmental Organizer

Green Corps

About the organization

Are you determined to make the biggest positive impact you can on issues like climate change and clean water, but you don’t know where to start? Green Corps offers a yearlong, paid training program that will prepare you for a career in environmental organizing and the broader social change movement.

After our training program, we connect graduates with organizing jobs in the environmental and social change movement. Many of these groups need trained organizers to run their campaigns, and most Green Corps graduates are able to find professional positions immediately.

For almost 30 years, our over 400 alumni have been infusing the environmental movement with the visionary ideas and organizing know-how to make a significant impact on some of our planet’s most pressing environmental issues.

Duties

The bulk of your training will come through hands-on experience. You will use the skills you learn in your classroom training to work on some of the most pressing issues of the day.

Over the course of the year, you’ll lead three to five different campaigns in communities across the country. By working with several different campaign partners, you’ll gain experience tackling a diversity of issues and working in a variety of communities.

Last fall, for example, eight organizers worked to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from drilling, developing 80 volunteer leaders to continue the campaign going forward. In the spring, another Green Corps team worked to move a major South Carolina utility to 100 percent clean energy, building a coalition of 67 businesses in support of moving the state toward clean energy.

Qualifications

You’ll participate in eight weeks of intensive classroom training conducted by environmental organizers and leaders from a wide range of organizations and campaigns.

Our staff and trainers present overviews on the biggest issues facing our environment, as well as more specific trainings on proven organizing tactics. Topics include volunteer recruitment, campaign planning, public speaking and much more. You’ll learn how to run campaigns that inspire the public and build organizations and political support needed to save our planet.

Application instructions

Green Corps is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change.

Green Corps is an equal opportunity employer.

Green Corps will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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