Community Organizer

Texas Campaign for the Environment Published: August 4, 2020
Location
Dallas, Texas
Job Type
Full-time Part-time
Categories
Outreach / Advocacy / Policy /

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Description

TEXAS CAMPAIGN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT (TCE) envisions a Texas free from pollution, where all communities have equal access to healthy land, water, and air.

As the largest environmental group in Texas organizing support through grassroots efforts is both who we are and what we do.

Among other landmark victories, we've recently accomplished:

  • Win recycling in apartments and condos in Dallas by 2020
  • Win Austin curbside composting
  • Pressure polluters to pay for and complete cleanup at a toxic waste site in Houston after Hurricane Harvey
  • Fort Worth-based Pier 1 Imports phasing out toxic flame retardants in their furniture
  • Houston Mayor Annise Parker bringing curbside recycling to all Houston households
  • Rayovac publicly announcing its support for manufacturer-led battery recycling programs

Our dedicated year-round presence in our community, and the crucial grassroots organizing that we do every day, has resulted in monumental changes in our state and local environmental policies, and we've held polluters accountable for their actions! TCE has truly pioneered a community-based structure of organizing. 

Internship Overview

As an intern with TCE you will gain the knowledge of how to effectively communicate with and organize neighborhoods and communities into action that brings about real, substantial change! TCE interns have an extensive 10-Day training period that will assist them in reaching their potential as effective community organizers and advocates of the environment. They will be offered opportunities to participate further in lobbying efforts that will give them a direct interface with the decision makers, and conferences that will expand their understanding of grassroots lobbying.

  • If you're looking for a way to make an impact in the community, earn a living, and to create tangible change for the planet this is the right internship for you!
  • Hours:
    • Interns have the opportunity to work during Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter semesters.
    • We offer anywhere between 24-40 paid-internship hours.
    • Monday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Responsibilities

As a TCE Organizer, you will be responsible for creating relationships within designated community areas of the city and building our grassroots base of supporters. The Organizer will be held to high expectations of performance with weekly and monthly goals for various organizing activities, including:

  • Grassroots community organizing
  • Membership recruitment, fundraising and letter-writing campaigns
  • Community outreach and coalition-building
  • Identifying voters and volunteers
  • Planning and participating in demonstrations and political actions
  • Testifying at public hearings and events

Compensation

  • $450/week+ (5 days) $360/week+ (4 days) $270/week+ (3 days)
  • Bonuses available depending on fundraising success

Benefits:

  • Medical and dental insurance coverage
  • Paid vacation, paid sick days and paid holidays
  • Rapid advancement and management training
  • Opportunities for travel throughout Texas and the U.S., including national and regional conferences
  • Two weeks paid vacation per year, paid holidays and sick days.

Qualifications

  • High-level relationship building skills with the ability to build consensus, engage a wide range of diverse stakeholders and allies, and navigate complex community and political dynamics.
  • Ability to work independently, problem solve, and manage time and priorities.
  • Good listening, speaking, and writing communication skills.
  • Team-player.
  • Genuine commitment to the environment, progressive politics, and the vision of a just and equitable society.
  • Some related non-profit, political, or volunteer experience is preferred but not required.
  • Bilingual skills a plus.

Find Us

  • Web: www.texasenvironment.org
  • LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/texas-campaign-for-the-environment
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/texasenvironment
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/txenvironment
  • Instagram: www.instagram.com/txenvironment

It is the policy of TCE to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, TCE will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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