UnFrack the Dnc Organizer Pa

Posting ID : A1068493750
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Nonprofit

Food & Water Watch is a leading national advocacy organization that runs dynamic, cutting-edge campaigns challenging the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources. We are seeking an UnFrack the DNC Organizer to work with Food & Water Watch staff and grassroots partners to support the development and implementation of a plan to hold a large-scale rally in Philadelphia leading up to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia July 2016.

About UnFrack the DNC

A national leader in the fight against fracking, we have worked around the country and around the world for a ban on fracking, of recent note keeping fracking out of New York (with a ban) and Maryland (with a moratorium). With the Democratic National Convention descending on Philadelphia in July of 2016, we see an opportunity to mobilize the anti-fracking movement to influence national decision-makers, holding up the aforementioned state-level victories as models for national policy. Working with our partners in the national coalition, Americans Against Fracking, we will organize UnFrack the DNC. This will include a sustained presence of our movement in Philadelphia during the DNC, including a large march through the streets of Philadelphia, ending in Independence Mall, the weekend preceding the week of the convention.

About the UnFrack the DNC Organizer Role

The UnFrack the DNC Organizer will help us pull together this major project, bottom-lining this tactic. The UnFrack the DNC Organizer will work with Food & Water Watch's communications, online outreach, and organizing teams and with our partners to move forward the plan. This position will also be responsible for logistics and implementation of UnFrack the DNC and related lead-up tactics, for instance bottom-lining things like transportation and housing. This position will also hold grassroots mobilization responsibilities, helping us to develop the grassroots infrastructure necessary to mobilize thousands. The UnFrack the DNC Organizer will work out of our office in Center City Philadelphia.

Specific Responsibilities:

Work with Food & Water Watch staff, volunteers and coalition partners to build a compelling and powerful action to ban fracking at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA in July of 2016.
Identify, train, and mobilize grassroots leaders around the region to coordinate turnout in their communities.
Coordinate national turnout and publicity tactics, such as national activist conference calls, regional events tied to the DNC rally plan, coordinating phone banking efforts.
Bottom-line all rally logistics (ie. Working with local police, stage/sound, other insight needs).
Over the course of the year, there may be opportunities to work on our state and local fracking campaigns, as the rally work plan permits.


Education: College degree or equivalent experience required.
We are looking for someone with experience organizing large-scale (1000+ people) rallies/mobilizations.
At least two years experience in grassroots/field organizing, with skills in volunteer recruitment and leadership development.
Planning skills- we want someone to help us use the entire year leading up to July 24, 2016 to make this a powerful tactic that can tell our movement's story.
Strong interpersonal and planning skills; excellent organizational skills.
Capabilities: Ability to think creatively and quickly to respond to developments; demonstrated leadership capability; ability to work well with a wide variety of people and to coordinate diverse tasks; can-do attitude and commitment to public interest work. Work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks at once, and adapt to changing situations on a daily basis. High level of independent judgment.
Knowledge of fracking and related issues (climate change, public health, etc.) and familiarity with these social movements is a plus.
Conditions: Strong interest in and commitment to promoting the goals of Food & Water Watch. Long/irregular hours and travel possible. This position will report to the Senior Pennsylvania Organizer, but will also be interfacing with staff in Washington DC and other field offices.
Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States.


Competitive salary, depending upon experience. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes 100% employer paid medical/dental/long-term disability, 403(b) retirement plan, and generous paid leave.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample and three references in one document to noting, "DNC Fracking Organizer" in the subject line. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and differently-abled people to apply.

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