Central Valley Regional Organizer

Mobilizing · Central Valley, California
Department Mobilizing
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $60,000 - $65,000 DOE

The Climate Center

Job Description


Central Valley Regional Organizer

Reports to: Senior Statewide Organizer 

Location: Central Valley

Status: Full Time with Benefits


The Climate Center seeks an experienced community organizer with a strong commitment to accelerated, equitable climate action to lead its partnership and coalition building efforts in California's Central Valley.


The Central Valley Regional Organizer (CV Organizer) is responsible for recruiting, mobilizing, coordinating, cultivating, and tracking partner organizations and volunteers in the Central Valley that will take action on our Climate-Safe California campaign. The goal of the campaign is to equitably achieve net-negative emissions through significant carbon reduction and  by drawing down more pollution from the atmosphere than we are emitting by 2030.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Build relationships, including, but not limited to labor, environmental justice groups, environmental organizations, health organizations, and  businesses in support of the goals and current initiatives of Climate-Safe California;
  • Develop, organize, coordinate, and manage campaigns in support of The Climate Center’s legislation and other initiatives;
  • Support the formation of clean energy-focused Community Choice Energy agencies (CCAs) in Fresno, Stockton, and other Central Valley local governments;
  • Represent The Climate Center and actively participate in relevant coalitions and community partner meetings;
  • Support efforts to build a network of volunteer leaders who will encourage others to take action on Climate-Safe California initiatives;
  • Track existing and new partner contacts and information utilizing The Climate Center database;
  • Collaborate with The Climate Center communications team to amplify partner and volunteer leadership and stories online, in the media and for advocacy;
  • Help identify and develop compelling human stories to detail the experiences of communities impacted by fossil fuel production and use, climate injustice and climate impacts;
  • Create opportunities to engage in targeted outreach with partners e.g., webinars, op-eds, blogs, social media posts, and sign-on letters;
  • Collaborate with The Climate Center policy and legislative team on the annual policy summit and lobbying/advocacy meetings with state and local elected officials and government agencies; 
  • Recruit and train volunteers on advocacy and lobbying meetings;
  • Cultivate relationships with law makers and decision makers;
  • Develop and promote regional meetings, events, and webinars to support Climate-Safe California goals;
  • Work closely with senior statewide organizer;
  • Develop and implement an annual work plan with specific, measurable quarterly outcomes;
  • Support The Climate Center fundraising efforts in Central Valley and identify businesses to participate in The Climate Center’s Business Network;
  • Travel throughout the Central Valley to build partner relationships;
  • Support The Climate Center’s 501(C)(4) campaigns and communicate as necessary with partners;
  • Other duties as assigned by Senior Statewide Organizer.

Desired Qualifications:

  • B.A. or A.A. degree or equivalent experience
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Minimum five years of experience organizing in California -- working with environmental justice groups, labor, environmental or similar organizations
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to empathize, connect, and work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including persuasion and facilitation skills
  • Active listening and problem solving skills
  • Proven team player
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience organizing with working class and/or communities of color on the frontlines of climate impacts and fossil fuel pollution
  • Ability to work independently, navigate obstacles, discern priorities, meet competing deadlines and handle multiple projects
  • Familiarity with digital strategies and online organizing
  • Ability to work flexible schedule with some travel
  • Valid driver's license, car and insurance
  • Comfortable with a remote work culture
  • Sense of humor

Benefits:

  • Generous medical, dental and vision plan
  • 401(k) plan with opportunity for match
  • Dynamic and supportive team atmosphere


At The Climate Center, we care about each other and know that each employee has a whole life that includes time outside of work. The Climate Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. We value diversity and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply, even if you do not meet all of the preferred qualifications.


Application Process

Please apply online by submitting a cover letter, résumé, short sample of some recent communications (written, video, social media) developed primarily by you, and 3-5 references with your application. BIPOC are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit materials by Friday, June 24th. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


About The Climate Center


The Climate Center is a climate and energy policy nonprofit working to rapidly reduce climate pollution at scale, starting in California.


Our vision: We believe in thriving, healthy communities. We envision a future where everyone in California enjoys clean air and water, renewable and reliable energy, healthy food, thriving nature, and more.


California has the tools and know-how to make this vision a reality — if our elected leaders act with the urgency the climate crisis demands. California must put policies in place as soon as possible to accelerate equitable climate action, putting us on track to remove more climate pollution than we emit while securing resilient communities for all by 2030. That’s how we’ll keep our friends and loved ones safe from worsening climate disasters, create millions of family-sustaining jobs, and give everyone the chance to thrive in the clean energy economy. Working together, we will ensure California leads once again toward a climate-safe future for all.


Since 2001, The Climate Center has been a leader in making climate solutions a reality in California at speed and scale. We are a think-tank, do-tank working to turn bold ideas into action for a climate-safe future. Today, we work statewide with businesses, local governments, labor unions, and environmental justice leaders to deliver the equitable climate solutions that science demands. 


All of The Climate Center’s work is guided by three core principles: follow the latest science, prioritize climate justice, and secure a just transition for oil and gas workers. Our staff and experts are laser-focused on equitably reducing climate pollution at the speed and scale necessary to secure a climate-safe future. 



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  • Location
    Central Valley, California
  • Department
    Mobilizing
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    $60,000 - $65,000 DOE