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Wisconsin Democracy Organizer

Milwaukee, WI, USA
Full-time
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How to Apply

Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter, to [email protected], with the “Democracy Organizer, WI” in the subject line. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEOC guidelines.

The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) exists to confront climate change as the most urgent crisis of our time, threatening the health of communities and ecosystems across the globe. ACE’s mission is to educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action. Since our founding in 2008, ACE has educated over 3 million youth, grown our action network to 300,000 members, tracked over 1 million climate actions, and registered and turned out tens of thousands of first-time climate voters.

Areas of Responsibility: 

The Democracy Organizer in Wisconsin will work to educate and empower young people in Wisconsin to take action on climate change through civic engagement.  The scope of responsibilities range from delivering education programs at schools, implementing climate-focused voter registration and Get Out The Vote (GOTV) strategies, and working in collaboration with local partners. 

Educational Background: 
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Skills/Experience: 

An ideal candidate will possess most of the following: 

 

  • 1+ years experience in field organizing, advocacy work, youth engagement or youth development, project management, preferably with a climate focus

  • Experience in voter registration/GOTV/ electoral work

  • Demonstrated competence in managing projects

  • Ability to train and coach youth or organizers

  • Public speaking expertise

  • Strong analytical skills with ability to set priorities, complete work with minimal supervision, and meet deadlines

  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills and creativity

  • Existing expertise or willingness to master trends in science education, youth development, youth organizing and the climate movement.

  • Awareness of the issues impacting this generation and particularly young people in your region, including climate change and environmental justice, and a passion for inspiring youth to take action

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to cultivate and manage partnerships and internal and external relationships

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

  • Strong computer skills (Google Apps, Microsoft Suite, Salesforce, Social Media)

  • Basic familiarity with, or ability to master, using a Salesforce and or EveryAction database to organize contacts and manage emails.

  • Comfortable working remotely and as part of a small team 

  • Must have a valid driver’s license, consistent access to a car (or live in an area with abundant car share or public transportation options), and be willing to travel within a two hour radius around regional hub   

  • Strong understanding of climate science and passion for climate justice 

  • Teaching, training, or facilitation experience or other experience working with high school age students

  • Experience organizing youth for social justice

  • Experience working with school systems or secondary school teachers

  • Familiarity with local organizations working on climate change, civic engagement or related issues

  • Experience working with diverse communities

  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus

Compensation/Benefits: 
  • Salary Range: $40,200 - $48,000 Commensurate with experience

How to Apply: 

Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter, to [email protected], with the “Democracy Organizer, WI” in the subject line. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEOC guidelines.

Additional Information: 
  • Schedule: Full-time position

  • Temporary: Through December 1, 2020 with the possibility of becoming permanent 

  • Salary Range: $40,200 - $48,000 Commensurate with experience

  • ACE is an equal opportunity employer that highly values staff diversity

  • Anticipated start date: Immediately

  • Deadline: Open until filled

  • Location: Wisconsin, with preference to Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha counties

Organization Info

Alliance for Climate Education

Overview
Headquarters: 
Boulder, CO, USA
Annual Budget : 
$1-5M
Size: 
11-50 employees
Founded: 
2009
About Us
Areas of Focus: 
Mission: 

ACE’s mission is to educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action.

Programs: 

The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) exists to confront climate change as the most urgent crisis of our time, threatening the health of communities and ecosystems across the globe. ACE’s mission is to educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action. Since our founding in 2008, ACE has educated over 3 million youth, grown our action network to 300,000 members, tracked over 1 million climate actions, and registered and turned out tens of thousands of first-time climate voters.

 

Why Work For Us?: 

This is an exciting moment to join the ACE team as we work to scale our Action Fellowship and in-person education programs and build youth power to move forward just, equitable climate policy and elect strong climate leadership in the 2020 elections. 

  • Includes generous benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, 11 Holidays, Floating Holidays, Vacation and Sick Time)

  • ACE is an equal opportunity employer that highly values staff diversity

 

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Feb 11 2020
Active Until: 
Mar 11 2020
Hiring Organization: 
Alliance for Climate Education
industry: 
Nonprofit