Field Organizer

Northern Plains Resource Council Published: August 26, 2019
Billings, Montana
Job Type
Outreach / Advocacy /

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For 47 years, the Northern Plains Resource Council has helped Montana citizens organize to protect water quality, family farms and ranches, and our unique quality of life. 

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

– Billings Gazette

Job Description

Each of our 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, and exempt position.

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Specific Duties Include:

  • 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; and
  • Help produce earned media in the form of letters to the editor and press coverage.


  • 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; and
  • 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; and
  • Experience with the media and fundraising.

Note: This is very much a “people” job.

Salary & Benefits

  • $31,000- $35,000 starting salary, depending on experience;
  • Health insurance;
  • 4 weeks paid vacation;
  • 8 paid holidays;
  • Flex time;
  • Pension program;
  • Paid sick leave; and
  • Opportunity for advancement.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email the following to Sydney Ausen:
    • Cover letter (tell us why you want the job);
    • Resume;
    • Short writing sample; and
    • Contact information for 3 professional references.
  • Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Position open until filled.
  • Early applications encouraged to apply.

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