Virginia Grassroots Coordinator

Chesapeake Climate Action Network Published: March 8, 2019
Richmond, Virginia
Job Type
Communications / PR / Outreach / Advocacy /

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~ The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. ~

Our mission is to build a diverse movement powerful enough to put our region on the path to climate stability, while using our proximity to the nation’s capital to inspire action in neighboring states, regions nationwide, and countries around the world.

We envision an equitable energy future where truly clean sources of power — efficiency, solar and wind — sustain every aspect of our lives, and dirty fossil fuels are phased out; where communities now sacrificed to the fossil fuel industry – from South Baltimore to Southwest Virginia and beyond – have won the freedom to decide where their energy comes from and how it’s used; and where we’ve kept the increase in the global average temperature below 1.5 degrees Celsius, protecting the most vulnerable communities in our region and the world from the worst impacts of climate change.

Position Overview

The Virginia Grassroots Coordinator will have the skills, passion, and commitment to take on one of the biggest problems facing our planet in one of the toughest places to win. We are looking for a resilient, creative, and strategic problem-solver to join our team. The Virginia Grassroots Coordinator will be joining CCAN at a critical time – a time where the political winds are shifting to a progressive future where true climate action is possible in this southern coal state. The ideal candidate will see opportunities to build relationships, inspire mobilization, and urge faster and more equitable change to address the climate crisis.

This position is based in Richmond, Virginia. The Virginia Grassroots Coordinator reports to the Virginia Director.


  • Outreach and Mobilization: Most of this person’s time will be spent building relationships with people and inspiring them to take action. This involves recruiting, training and supporting volunteers, as well as forming and cultivating active volunteer teams.
  • Grassroots Campaign Planning: The coordinator will work with existing supporters, community partners, and coalition leaders to create strategic field plans aimed at winning CCAN’s priority campaigns.
  • Planning and Executing Inspiring Actions: The successful candidate will organize and execute creative actions, media events, and community meetings that will mobilize our base and influence Virginia’s decision makers.


  • Commitment to the mission of fighting climate change.
  • At least 2 years of demonstrated experience building relationships through organizing racially diverse audiences; experience organizing in Virginia is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience with campaign planning, coalition building, and media outreach.
  • Proven ability to be self-driven, while working effectively with a team.
  • Proven ability to multitask, while prioritizing measurable results.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Problem-solver; someone who thinks of solutions more than barriers.
  • Willing to travel as needed, a valid driver’s license and car, a satisfactory driving record and auto insurance.


  • Salary is commensurate with experience in the range of $35,000-$45,000.
  • We provide a generous benefits package including health care, dental coverage and 4 weeks’ paid vacation. 

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to upload your cover letter and resume. 
  • We are accepting applications on a rolling basis but aim to make a final hiring decision by March 31st.

~ CCAN is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse workforce. We value bringing a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives on staff because it makes us smarter and more effective at what we do and, ultimately, we want our staff and supporters to reflect the communities we organize. We are seeking to recruit individuals from underrepresented groups to apply for this position. ~

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