Sustainability & Environmental Policy Organizer — Part Time
Texas Campaign for the Environment (TCE) has been working for every Texan’s right to clean land, air, and water since 1991. Our purpose is to organize communities across the state so we can stand up against big polluters, keep pressure on our elected officials to accomplish everything in their power while protecting the people they serve, and keep our homes and livelihoods safe and healthy for the present-day as well as the generations to come.
Currently, we need in-person voices to add to our current staff of inclusive and passionate activists so we can strengthen our community mobilization presence in Central Texas. We offer extensive training, opportunities for management experience, and travel.
Field Organizers will create relationships within our communities and build a grassroots base of supporters. The key responsibility of the Field Organizer is conducting membership recruitment, fundraising, and letter-writing drives within the community, through COVID-safe door-to-door canvassing. When Organizers can demonstrate proficiency in their core responsibilities, from time to time there will be special projects or city hall meetings where staff can participate in other forms of organizing work / political advocacy.
We win campaigns and build political power by engaging community members year-round with door-to-door, face-to-face, grassroots organizing. Knocking on doors for the last thirty years all across Texas has brought about monumental changes in our state and local environmental policies, and we’ve held polluters accountable for their actions! Some examples of this include our work in the early 2000s, where we succeeded in pressuring electronics companies such as Dell, Apple, Samsung, and others to create takeback recycling programs. In 2017, after Hurricane Harvey, we assisted in the efforts to clean up the San Jacinto Waste Pits east of Houston after many toxic waste sites were flooded. More recently, in 2020 we have broadened our organizing to address the other ways the fossil fuel industry contributes to pollution, climate change, and the destruction of our natural resources. TCE has truly pioneered a community-based structure of organizing.
The hours for this position are Monday-Friday, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. (schedule may occasionally vary based on campaigns).
- Past work or volunteer experience using one-on-one communication skills.
- Ability to communicate with folks from different backgrounds,
- Familiarity with Google Drive and its various applications ( Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc…), Google Workspace, Zoom, and Slack a plus.
- Ability to work independently, manage time, and problem-solve.
- Genuine commitment and passion for the environment, progressive politics, and the vision of an equitable society.
- Team player who works well with others, and is passionate about a cohesive and inclusive work environment.
- Related non-profit, political, or volunteer experience is a plus but not required.
- Bilingual skills (especially Spanish) are a plus, but not required.
- US work authorization is required, we cannot provide sponsorship
Benefits & Compensation (full-time)
- $31,200/year, with potential opportunities for weekly fundraising bonuses
- Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision available after 90 days of employment
- Two weeks of paid vacation per year plus paid holidays and sick days
- 401(k) retirement plan
- Commuter and transit benefits
- Potential for advancement and management training
- Opportunities for travel throughout Texas and the U.S., including national and regional conferences
TCE is an equal-opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. TCE encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, and record of arrest or conviction.