Lead Organizer

Texas Campaign for the Environment

About the organization

TCE Fund’s mission is to engage people and communities through face-to-face public education, grassroots organizing and action-oriented research for a cleaner and healthier Texas. TCE is the state’s leading canvass-based environmental advocacy group, directly influencing public policy through community-based lobbying. Both organizations lead local, statewide and national issue campaigns to fight pollution, especially fossil fuel facilities that harm communities and worsen climate pollution. TCE Fund and TCE promote clean economy solutions such as Zero Waste and renewable energy.

Duties

The Lead Organizer is responsible for building power through community organizing and advocacy campaigns in the local area. Specific job responsibilities will include community organizing and engagement, government relations, public speaking engagements, coalition work, and supporting canvass staff development. The lead organizer will regularly meet with directors and other staff to collaborate on messaging, campaign strategy, and organizational best practices.

Campaign Support - Work with senior TCE staff to support the issue campaign.
Support Canvass Staff Development - Regularly interface with field canvass staff to support.
Organizing and Community Engagement - Engage supporters to participate in volunteer efforts such as reaching out to others in the community, participating in public meetings or demonstrations.
Government Relations - Organize activists to put pressure on public officials.
Coalition Building - Collaborate with allies and volunteers to build coalitions on shared campaign objectives.
External Communications - Collaborate with allies and TCE Fund staff to execute traditional and social media strategies to build power and shape the public narrative on our campaigns.

Qualifications

At least one year of proven experience in grassroots community organizing, with a preference for environmental and/or social justice work.
Understanding of advocacy and organizing skills.
Outstanding verbal, public speaking, and written communication skills.
Demonstrated competency working with diverse audiences, including but not limited to elected officials, community leaders, coalition partners, and the general public.
Proficiency with MS Office and Google Drive. Other proficiencies such as constituent relations management software, digital advocacy tools, project management platforms, graphic design, and/or voter databases are preferred but not required.
Ability to quickly analyze and synthesize complex information.
A keen eye for good design and presentation of public-facing campaign materials.
Available to occasionally travel throughout the state with some less frequent trips out of state.
Additional experience in canvassing, online organizing, political campaigns, and/or direct action would also be welcome.
Spanish speaking and writing skills a plus.

A commitment to advancing the overarching goal of environmental/social justice.
An energetic person who can handle and prioritize multiple activities and responsibilities; a self-starter and finisher.
A team player
Strong critical thinker and planner.
Emotionally mature and self-confident.
Experience in area is preferred
Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination of anyone who is to be hired for this position.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Houston: https://texas-campaign-for-the-environment.breezy.hr/p/c2c3572c4a1b-lead-organizer
Austin: https://texas-campaign-for-the-environment.breezy.hr/p/279df8dd5b71-lead-organizer

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