Field Organizer

Northern Plains Resource Council Published: September 12, 2018
Location
Billings, Montana
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Natural Resources/ Restoration / Outreach / Advocacy /

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Description

~ Northern Plains is a grassroots conservation and family agriculture group that organizes Montana citizens to protect our water quality, family farms and ranches, and unique quality of life. ~

Our mission is to protect Montana’s greatest assets: the quality of our natural resources, the character and viability of family-based agriculture, and the ability of citizens to shape the public policies that affect our land, our water, and our lives so that we may pass them on, unimpaired, to future generations.

We speak with a clear and consistent voice about issues affecting our land, air, and water. We believe in good stewardship of our water and land, and in using natural resources responsibly. We believe in always looking to the next generation. Check out our website for more information on the organization.

“This thriving citizens organization exemplifies the ideal of public involvement in public processes.”
– Billings Gazette

Position Overview

Each of our field organizers works with Northern Plains as a whole, with our locally-based affiliate groups, (mostly in small, rural communities), and with our issue task forces. Overnight travel averages perhaps 2-3 times a month. As a Northern Plains Organizer, you won’t be tied to a desk, you’ll meet lots of people, and you’ll make change happen at the grassroots level. 

  • This is a permanent, salaried position
  • Start date is negotiable: October 1 – December 1, 2018

Responsibilities

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement strategy on issue campaigns
  • Conduct research
  • Participate in grassroots fundraising efforts
  • Train members in organizational skills
  • Organize meetings and events
  • Communicate clearly, orally and in writing
  • Recruit new members
  • Generate turnout for events
  • Help members in their contacts with public officials and the press
  • Assist with duties such as member renewal, special events, and routine office tasks
  • Help produce earned media in the form of letters to the editor and press coverage

Qualifications

  • Commitment to Northern Plains’ issues and values
  • ability to get along well with people from diverse backgrounds
  • strong speaking and writing skills
  • ability to travel and be away overnight
  • willingness to work long hours when needed

Also helpful:

  • Experience (either as a volunteer or staffer) with a nonprofit organization working for social change or on environmental issues
  • Experience in a political campaign
  • General familiarity with the workings of legislative bodies and agencies
  • Familiarity with conservation and agriculture issues
  • Experience with the media and fundraising
  • This is very much a “people” job

Compensation

  • $31,000- $36,000 to start, depending on experience
  • Health insurance
  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Pension program
  • 8 paid holidays, paid sick leave
  • Flex time, opportunity for advancement, and sabbatical program after 5 years of employment

To Apply

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  • Cover letter (tell us why you want the job)
  • Resume
  • Short writing sample
  • Contact information for 3 professional references

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