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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.
- 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.

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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