Regional Organizer Specialist
350.org is looking for a resourceful regional organizer to support the movement against fossil fuels and for a just energy transition in Latin America.
350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world. The values that guide and drive our work are listed here.
About the Regional Organizer Specialist Position
The Regional Organizer will be responsible for growing, managing, inspiring and supporting a network of activists across Latin America (in Spanish speaking countries and with a focus in Colombia and Andean countries), helping them to create, organize and win decentralized campaigns that keep fossil fuels in the ground and enable a just energy transition to happen. They will also be responsible for supporting the work within the campaigns developed by 350 Latin America in Spanish speaking countries.
- Support, train and coordinate a network of local groups to develop strategic and successful local campaigns in line with 350’s national, regional and global strategies
- Develop strategies and structures to bring new people into the network, growing existing groups and forming new ones, with a focus on increasing diversity, equity and inclusivity
- Organize towards key events such as training, mass mobilisations and distributed days of action.
- Identify support needs in our network, and develop trainings and resources to meet them
- Develop and maintain partnerships relevant to distributed/decentralized campaigns in Latin America
- Understand 350.org’s history, campaigns, and theory of social change, and keep current with basic climate science and policy. From time to time, use this knowledge to represent 350.org's perspective externally, as required based on geographic location and areas of expertise.
- From time to time, contribute work towards 350.org's overall mission that is outside of standard responsibilities and instead relies solely on geographic location or work capacity.
- Participate in the organizing community of practice of 350.org
- Justice and Equity: Must embrace the principles of justice, diversity and inclusion, applying these in their approach to management and ensuring they are central to the team’s work.
- Interpersonal skills: Must be able to work effectively with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, including local volunteer groups, NGO partners, colleagues from other parts of 350, traditional communities, idigenous people, youth groups, etc.
- Organizational skills: Able to create work plans and to deliver work on time and on budget. Be comfortable juggling multiple priorities with competing deadlines.
- Understanding of the socio political and economic context in LATAM, and capacity to understand power and group dynamics.
- At least 3 of experience of organizing/campaigning – whether as part of non-governmental organizations, grassroots networks, or other groups
- Strong relationship building skills and experience
- Proven track record of creating and implementing effective organizing strategies, including developing staff organizers, cultivating volunteer leaders, scaling campaigns and supporting ongoing innovation.
- Experience organizing with an orientation to movement building and a broader social justice approach, including working in diverse coalitions, especially in communities of color, low-income communities, traditional and indigenous people and communities impacted by climate change.
- Experience of training grassroots activists and organizers as well as mobilizing people to take part in a particular campaign or event
- Ability to produce high quality online content and resources for specific target audiences
- Strong project management skills, with the ability to plan and deliver high-quality work within tight timeframes and a limited budget.
- Comfortable working independently as part of a remote team and communicating over videoconferencing, phone and messaging programs.
- Experience creating written, verbal and/or visual content for organizing campaigns.
- Fluent in English and Spanish
Desired (but not required) Qualifications
- Previous experience in a climate justice or social justice movement role.
- Demonstrable interest and passion for climate justice, sustainable development, or other social & environmental justice issues
We are looking for someone who is comfortable working remotely, both independently & on teams, and who is highly responsive, able to lead initiatives while also taking direction from others.
Location: Remote within Latin America, Colombia
Position Type: FULL TIME
Compensation: Level 1.3
350.org is an equal opportunity employer. 350.org strives to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a safe workplace where everyone is treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out our work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, regardless of race, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, assigned gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or identity, religion or creed, veteran status, marital or parental status, and genetic information. We also strive to include team members in communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.
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