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Community Organizer

Position: Community Organizer
Organization: Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (FACS)
Location: Northern Virginia

Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (FACS), a 501(c)(3) non-partisan organization, creates partnerships of faith communities in Northern Virginia to develop local solutions to climate change. FACS believes that climate change is the ethical and moral issue of our time. We have built a powerful interfaith grassroots advocacy movement in Northern Virginia that motivates local and state policy makers to implement concrete actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while ensuring those actions are carried out justly. We develop models of interfaith and secular climate action and assist faith communities throughout the DC metropolitan area to develop their own local climate solutions. We welcome all people to our work, including those who do not identify as a faith member.

We seek a Community Organizer to support, strengthen and grow FACS’ stakeholders, including its faith community network, partners, coalitions and advocacy teams while advancing its campaigns and impact. The Community Organizer will report to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Community Outreach and Engagement
    • Recruit new members to join FACS through meetings with faith communities, speaking engagements, tabling and other community events
    • Diversify FACS membership by proactively recruiting underrepresented populations
    • Deepen relationships with faith communities through FACS sustainability campaigns
    • Partner with local organizations with compatible goals for climate solutions
    • Manage online webinars and in-person events
    • Maintain customer relationship management system
    • Support FACS hubs in multiple counties and cities in Northern Virginia
  • Communications
    • Manage FACS social media channels
    • Manage creation of monthly web-based newsletter
    • Write action alerts and other email communications
    • Develop marketing materials, handouts, and other written documents
  • Other duties as assigned; FACS is a small nonprofit organization

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of climate change issues
  • Community organizing experience in the political, nonprofit, or religious fields
  • Ability to communicate with members of diverse interfaith and secular communities
  • Strong speaking and writing skills
  • Adept at managing social media channels on a day-to-day basis
  • Knowledge of digital content management systems
  • Familiarity with membership database systems, Salsa CRM preferred
  • Flexibility and demonstrable track record of managing multiple, simultaneous priorities
  • Self-starter; must be able to produce consistent, quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to advancing economic, racial, and gender justice essential
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout Northern Virginia; mileage will be reimbursed
  • Flexible schedule; working some evenings and weekends is mandatory

Commitment:

  • 40 hours a week.

How to apply: