Environment Texas is hiring a Houston organizer to lead our campaigns in the region, including:
Mission and Background
Environment Texas is a policy and action group with tens of thousands of supporters across the state. Our mission is to protect clean air, clean water and open space. Over the last 13 years we have won dozens of campaigns, including successfully suing four of the state’s biggest air polluters, including ExxonMobil, and helping convince the Legislature to create a rebate program for electric cars.
The Houston Organizer is responsible for developing our strategy, approach and local message to help us win campaigns. The organizer will meet with local decision-makers and opinion leaders and represent our organization to allies and the media. The organizer will also help to build and foster our membership, grassroots and online base of support. Finally, the organizer will help recruit staff and volunteers to join us, fundraise for our programs, and maintain good systems for tracking and building on our work.
Program: Participate in policy development, research and messaging.
Advocacy: Bring problems and solutions to the attention of decision-makers—including state legislators, people on the governor’s staff, state regulators and local officials. Develop appropriate messages and materials for making the case to decision-makers. Build relationships with key players in Greater Houston.
Campaign strategy: Assess opportunities for building political support for our agenda through coalition-building, grassroots organizing, media coverage, endorsements and message development.
Media outreach: Serve as the public spokesperson for our environmental campaigns through media events, press releases, editorial board meetings and other outreach with a goal of building name recognition for the organization, educating the public about our issues, and building and demonstrating support for our positions.
Coalition building: Work with allies in existing coalitions, including the One Breath Partnership, to identify, reach out and work with new partners who can help us win our campaigns.
Fundraising: Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff and meet with donors, all to bring more resources to campaigns we're waging to protect our environment.
Staff recruitment and development: Recruit new staff and volunteers to increase our impact and build our power.
Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental and public interest issues and to citizen-based social change, as well as a track record of leadership. We're looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the ability to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and enthusiasm for the work. The ideal candidate will have experience in state-level political advocacy and organizing, a proven ability to recruit, train and develop staff, the ability to raise money, and demonstrated success in building relationships with the full spectrum of environmental and political stakeholders.
Pay & Benefits
Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. Environment Texas offers a competitive benefits package.
Please direct your cover letter to Kate Canada, Hiring Director.
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