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Green Corps Fellowship (Various Locations)

Early Winter Application Deadline: January 15th, 2015

Click here to learn more about Green Corps’ paid environmental organizing fellowship.

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. 

In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

For more information, read on or visit http://www.greencorps.org.

In your year with Green Corps:

Be trained by the best: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people like Phil Radford, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org.

Gain experience across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Corporate Accountability International, Food & Water Watch, and Toxics Action Center in across the nation.

Make an impact on today’s environmental challenges: Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep pass the first GMO labeling law; led to new laws to support clean, renewable energy; convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans; and much, much more.

Get paid! Green Corps organizers earn a salary of $25,000. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify.

Launch your career: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.
The application process:
In the next few months, we‘ll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2015 – 2016. We’re looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.

If you think you’re one of those people, visit www.greencorps.org to apply to join the 2015-2016 class of Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing.

Green Corps’ yearlong program begins in August 2015 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

For more information, visit http://www.greencorps.org or contact Jack Miller, Field Organizer at jack[at]greencorps.org

Organizational Intern, Toxics Action Center

At Toxics Action Center, we start from the core belief that everyone has a right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and live in a healthy community where government operates responsively and democratically. Our mission is to make these rights a reality by organizing side by side with residents who are facing toxic threats. We train residents in the skills and know-how they need to run effective local campaigns, while also developing long-term leaders to fuel New England’s progressive movements.
 
Over the last 26 years, Toxics Action Center has organized side by side with residents in more than 700 communities as the 911 of the environmental movement, winning countless victories to protect public health and the environment and sparking broader state and regional policy changes.
 
Toxics Action Center seeks an intern that will play a key role in support of our program work. Organizational interns work closely with the administrator, event planner and development director. They will take part in the foundations of Toxics Action Center’s work, helping with fundraising efforts, planning our annual activist conference, and administrative duties.
 
Responsibilities
 
- Manage Toxics Action Center’s social media, including Facebook, flickr and twitter.
- Create action alerts for members to weigh-in with decision makers on important issues.
- Play a key role in putting together events such as house party fundraisers and activist conferences.
- Maintain and organize records of donors, member lists, news articles, trainings and more.
- Recruit supporters out to events, including movie screenings, rallies, press conferences, and public hearings.
- Assist with general administrative tasks 
 
Skills Required
 
- Commitment to environmental issues and social change
- Strong communication and writing skills
- Desire to develop event planning and outreach skills
- Social media aptitude
- Must learn quickly and work efficiently
 
To Apply
 
Our internships operate on a rolling start and end date and have flexible hours. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to Megan Stokes at megan@toxicsaction.org.
 
Toxics Action Center is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the base of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Community Organizer, Toxics Action Center (Boston, MA; Montpelier, VT; West Hartford, CT; Amherst, MA)

Toxics Action Center, a New England-wide non-profit public health and environmental organization, seeks Community Organizers to be based in its Boston, MA, Montpelier, VT, West Hartford, CT and Amherst, MA offices.

For 25 years, Toxics Action Center has worked side by side with more than 700 communities to hold polluters accountable, galvanize government into action, and win real victories for public health and the environment while developing long-term leaders to broaden the environmental movement. Whenever the health and environment of a community is threatened in New England, Toxics Action Center is there. As the 911 of the environmental movement we help everyday folks be the change they want to see in the world.

The Community Organizer will join a strong and committed team to implement our core program of neighborhood assistance and organizing trainings. The Community Organizer will work closely with the Senior Community Organizer and Executive Director to give local grassroots groups the information, networking and organizing skills they need to win efforts to curb pesticide spraying, halt dirty incinerator proposals, close polluting power plants, clean up toxic sites, or promote clean energy and zero waste. Community Organizers serve as pro bono campaign consultants, mentors, and coaches to unlikely activists launching grassroots campaigns to protect their health and community.

Job Responsibilities
The Community Organizer will utilize Toxics Action Center’s Neighborhood Assistance Program with residents and community groups to help them develop and implement effective strategies to solve local toxic pollution problems. Organizing assistance and trainings includes but is not limited to: campaign planning; developing a message and campaign materials; group-building and recruitment; fundraising; working with the media; getting out the vote; and winning at public hearings.

Specifically the staff person will:
Assist 10-15 community groups a year on their local campaigns.
Conduct 25 organizing skills trainings and 50 leadership development trainings.
Join team efforts to organize a 200-person grassroots environmental conference.
Write grants and create other fundraising opportunities.
Become an issue expert on a toxic pollution problem.
Identify and cultivate donors to the organization.

Qualifications
Previous organizing experience, management and fundraising experience a plus. Sense of humor, flexibility and ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Desire to be part of a dynamic team. Articulate, detail-oriented, and able to tell a story. Strategic, personable, and able to work with a wide range of people.

Salary and Benefits
Salary based on experience. Benefit package includes health care option, 401k program, college and graduate school loan repayment programs for qualified staff, vacation, parental leave, travel and training opportunities.

To Apply
Send résumé with cover letter to: Sylvia Broude
Toxics Action Center, 44 Winter St., 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
Phone (617) 747-4407 Fax (617) 292-8057 Email sylvia@toxicsaction.org

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