|Ohio Youth Organizer|
Company: Alliance for Climate Education
Location: Cleveland, OH
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 05/26/2020
Expire Date: 07/26/2020
Job Categories: Education, Environmental, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Ohio Youth Organizer|
Remote position based in Cleveland, Ohio
The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) exists to confront climate change as the most urgent crisis of our time, disproportionately threatening the health of communities and ecosystems across the globe. ACEís 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.
The Ohio Youth Organizer will work to educate and empower young people in the Cleveland, Ohio area to take action on climate change through civic engagement and advocacy campaigns. The scope of responsibilities range from youth organizing and training, delivering education programs with schools, implementing climate justice voter registration, Get Out The Vote (GOTV) and other strategic campaigns and initiatives, partnership development, and communications.
The Youth Organizer will have two main roles: delivering Alliance for Climate Educationís (ACE) in-person and virtual climate education program in partnership with local high schools and implementing an electoral-focused Action Fellowship program for ~15 high school students in Cleveland. Through these two programs, the Youth Organizer will work to strengthen ACEís role and impact in the Ohio climate movement space through coalition-building and partnership development with organizations that share our values and interests in advocating for a just and equitable transition to renewable energy, the fight for climate justice, and turning out first-time youth voters.
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.
This is a full-time, temporary position through December 2020 with the possibility of becoming permanent. This is a remote position based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Youth Organizer will work from home, meet weekly by video chat with Program Team members and have weekly national full staff meetings with colleagues online. As part of the Youth Organizerís management of the Action Fellowship program, they will meet regularly with the group of ~15 high school Action Fellows. The Youth Organizer needs to be available for regular regional travel to deliver ACEís in-person education program at high schools and occasional travel to participate in local partner meetings, conferences, actions, events, and to attend staff retreats.
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
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
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 driverís 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
Strong comprehension of 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 socio-economically and racially diverse communities
Company Name: Alliance for Climate Education
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. ACEís 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.