BostonCAN is a group of Boston residents taking action in personal, social, and political ways to achieve climate justice. It is comprised of a 7-member board, a larger action team which implements the campaigns,  and a contact list of over 450 activists. They are seeking a consultant to serve as Campus Coordinator to help them lead their new campaign focused on expanding access to renewable energy for Boston residents via Community Choice Aggregation.



  • Coordinate bi-weekly meetings and campaign activities of action team
  • Help implement Community Choice Aggregation campaign by: building relationships with City officials and gain political knowledge about how to influence the Walsh administration and city council during election year; strengthen relationships with partner groups and develpo a shared action agenda; help lead campaign to win approval of City ordiance and/or Mayoral executive action prior to an international climate action meeting in Boston during summer 2017
  • Recruit new members to campaign via monthly events organized with action team in Winter 2016-17
  • Plan and facilitate meetings and events with partner groups and city officials in order to further the campaign
  • Organize and attend campaign-related events, including occasional public speaking
  • Document activities and expenses regularly for BostonCAN board and treasurer


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • At least 2 years community organizing or campaign experience, including creating and implementing campaign strategies, recruiting new members, and developing organizational leadership
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, attending events throughout Boston
  • Familiarity with issues of energy policy, climate change, and environmental justice, especially as they relate to decisions about energy pricing and provision at city level
  • Experience working with small, grassroots organizations
  • Experience working with, and preferably coordinating, collaborative networks
  • Experience working with diverse constituencies, preferably low-income communities of color, public officials, private sector partners, and non-native English speakers
  • Knowledge of Boston neighborhoods and with the diverse array of groups working on climate change from variety of perspectives
  • Experience with social media and digital organizing tools
  • Ability to communicate in second language widely spoken in Boston preferred
  • Experience writing grants preferred


  • BostonCAN’s board anticipates being able to fund either a full-time or part-time position, with rate per hour and hours per week to be decided collaboratively between the Consultant and Board. Duration of contract is negotiable, with the opportunity of renewal contingent on funding.
Application Deadline: Nov 11, 2016
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to