New Jersey Election Organizer
Entry
NJ Office - c3 - New Brunswick, NJ
Contractor
High School
$17.50 - $17.50 Hourly
Up to 25%
Day
Nonprofit - Social Services
Description

**THIS IS A TEMPORARY CONTRACTOR (1099) POSITION.**

We are working to create a healthy future for all people and generations to come—a world where everyone has food they can trust, clean drinking water and a livable climate. Making this happen requires involving people in the pressing issues of our time at the local, state, and federal level, building on one win after another, as we develop a larger movement that has the political power to make our democratic process work.

Food & Water Watch is a leading national consumer advocacy organization that runs dynamic, cutting edge campaigns that challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources, empower people to take action and transform the public consciousness about what we eat and drink. Since 2005, we have won significant victories to protect our food and water. Our work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post and other major media outlets. For more information check out our website at www.foodandwaterwatch.org.

We are currently seeking a New Jersey Election Organizer interested in fighting for safe food, clean water, and healthy oceans. This position will mostly involve going door-to-door in neighborhoods in Middlesex County, New Jersey, discussing our clean energy campaign - the ability to physically canvass communities for up to 4 hours at a time is required for this position.

This is a paid temporary position running from September to November 5, ranging from 29 - 40 hours a week.

Other responsibilities may include:

  • Building strategic coalitions with religious groups, labor groups, elected officials, citizen activists, businesses and students.
  • Coordinating campaign events to engage citizens and pressure targets.
  • Represent Food & Water Watch and recruit new activists at community meetings, festivals, and other events.
  • Assisting in media outreach to educate millions of people.
  • Producing printed and online materials such as action alerts, newsletters, and activist guides.
  • Researching emerging issues to move campaigns forward and power mapping key decision makers.
  • Bottom-lining at least one element of the campaign.
  • Maintain strong records of work and assist with database development.
     

 

Qualifications
  • Strong interest in Food & Water Watch issues and commitment to social change.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and time management skills.
  • Desire to develop campaign organizing skills.
  • Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
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