BostonCAN is hiring!

Job Description: Campaign Director for Boston Climate Action Network
What is BostonCAN?
BostonCAN is a group of Boston residents taking action in personal, social, and political ways to achieve climate justice.  Our organization is comprised of an 8-member Board, a larger ” action team” which implements our campaigns, and a contact list  of over 600 activists.
BostonCAN seeks a Consultant to help lead our new campaign focused on expanding access to renewable energy for Boston residents via Community Choice Aggregation.
Responsibilities
  • coordinate bi-weekly meetings and campaign activities of our action team
  • help to implement the Community Choice Aggregation campaign by: building relationships with City officials and political knowledge about how to influence the Walsh administration and city council during an election year; strengthen relationships with partner groups and develop a shared action agenda; and help lead campaign to win approval of City ordinance and/or Mayoral executive action prior to international climate action meeting in Boston during summer 2017
  • recruit new members to our campaigns via monthly events organized with the action team in Winter 2016-17
  • plan and facilitate meetings and events with partner groups and with City and perhaps officials in order to further our campaign
  • organize and attend campaign-related events, including occasional public speaking
  • document activities and expenses regularly for BostonCAN Board and treasurer
Qualifications
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • at least 2 years community organizing 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 the issues of energy policy, climate change, environmental justice; familiarity with issues of  public health and community development preferred
  • 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 a variety of perspectives
  • experience with social media and digital organizing tools
  • ability to communicate in a second language widely spoken in Boston (Spanish, Haitian, Cape Verdean or Haitian Creole, etc.) preferred
  • Experience writing grants preferred
Compensation
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.
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to bostonclimateaction@gmail.com by Nov 11.  We plan on conducting interviews the week of Nov 14, and having the Coordinator start soon thereafter.

 

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