Organizing Jobs With Impact
Our country is in major need of positive change right now—for our environment, our health and our future. But real change only happens when people get organized. That’s where Impact comes in.
The theory behind our work is simple: Winning and sustaining positive social change requires a solid foundation of public and political support. Our campaign organizers build strong, enduring networks of support that help win positive change for our health and environment now, and provide the power to win more change in the future. When faced with resistance, often the only way you can win is to get lots of people to join together in taking the right action at the right time. Organizers make this happen. And in so doing, they lay the groundwork for even more positive change by recruiting, mobilizing and empowering new coalitions and constituencies.The theory behind our work is simple: Winning and sustaining positive social change requires a solid foundation of public and political support. Our campaign organizers build strong, enduring networks of support that help win positive change for our health and environment now, and provide the power to win more change in the future.
WHAT IMPACT ORGANIZERS DO
Impact staff go where organizing is needed to win positive change, working on up to four campaigns per year in as many locations. We supply the training and campaign tools you need. You get an opportunity to make a difference right now and build a foundation for more positive change in the future.
You can help launch a campaign, as Impact’s Ryann Lynn did in Los Angeles last year to get the lead out of kids’ drinking water. Or you can help block a bad policy, as Jean-Luc Duvall did in North Carolina to stop plans for offshore oil drilling. Or you can put a campaign over the finish line, like Erin Pang did in New Mexico, when the state committed to 100 percent clean energy.
During the summer, you’ll direct a campaign office, building our partner organizations by canvassing and training others to canvass. Last summer, our organizers built support for Environment America’s campaign to save the bees, educating the public and building support for statewide bans on bee-killing pesticides.
With Impact, you gain the experience that U.S. PIRG, Environment America and other groups look for when hiring new advocates and campaign directors.
- Build coalitions: Reach out to small business owners, farmers, public health officials and others to demonstrate support for your campaign.
- Educate the public: Organize public events like film screenings and panel discussions to educate the public about your campaign.
- Earn media attention: Organize news conferences and write opinion pieces to influence public opinion.
- Build grassroots support: Reach out to members of the public through petitioning, phonebanking and email to recruit supporters for your campaigns.
- Work with interns: Recruit, train and oversee 3-6 interns who will help hit your campaign goals.
- Run a summer campaign office: Hire and manage a staff of 20 canvassers. Raise money, build our organization and membership, and help win one of our key campaigns.
- You want to make the world a better place and have volunteered or worked on an issue or cause you feel passionate about.
- You’re smart and ready to solve problems.
- You’re eager to take on responsibility.
- You’ve held a leadership position and enjoy working with people.
- You have strong verbal and written communication skills.
Impact organizers go where the fight is, and wherever they can make the biggest impact. They could work on campaigns almost anywhere in the country, and while location preferences are considered for placements, we require all organizers to be geographically flexible.
PAY & BENEFITS
The target annual compensation for this position is $27,500 in the first year. Each of the groups that partner with Impact offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. Unless specified otherwise, positions start in August 2020.
THINGS TO KNOW WHEN YOU APPLY
Impact is part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better country, a set of core values, and a coordinated strategic approach to getting things done. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.
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Interested in internships?
As an intern with Impact, you’ll help us educate and engage more students and citizens on the most critical issues of our time. Interns work on campaigns like stopping global warming, getting big money out of politics, and protecting our rivers, lakes and streams.
We’re hiring interns in Washington, D.C., and in 25 states nationwide to work with us this year. Click here to apply for our internship program.
Impact is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy or veteran status.
For Los Angeles-based positions: Impact will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.