Outreach Campaign Organizer
Food and Environment
Union of Concerned Scientists
The Outreach Campaign Organizer will conceive, coordinate, and implement outreach and capacity-building activities in select states and congressional districts in support of the program’s strategic campaigns. The right candidate will also assume primary responsibility for working with Communications staff and campaign staff to develop and coordinate national and local/state digital outreach strategies and activities in support of the overall campaign. The ideal candidate will bring a strong combination of organizing experience, political savvy, and bold, creative thinking focused on bringing new energy, ideas and approaches. They’ll be comfortable working with experts, activists, elected officials, and partners and people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Qualifications and Experience
Completed Bachelor's degree preferred. Work requires three to five years of successful comparable and relevant experience in an outreach, organizing, campaign, or advocacy position. Must have demonstrated competency in campaign planning and strategy, as well as outreach/organizing, legislative and media strategies, and program coordination. An understanding of basic scientific principles and the ability to quickly digest and translate scientific content for lay audiences is helpful. Education or experience in food and agriculture policy issues is helpful. Experience with organizing in and with marginalized communities is preferred; an understanding of racial equity and social justice issues in the U.S. food system is required.
Ability to work independently, balance a multitude of tasks, and collaborate as a member of a multidisciplinary team is necessary. A solid understanding of tools key to effective organizing such as social media, online organizing platforms, and Microsoft Office is required. The position also requires strong writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills, the ability to coordinate collaborative activities and projects, and the ability to communicate effectively with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, including representatives of marginalized communities, grassroots coalition partners, and professionals who may be experts and/or prominent in their fields.
Little or no exertion; may require extended periods at a computer and occasionally moving heavy boxes. Some late hours and/or weekends may be required in connection with events or critical deadlines.
Some required travel (up to 20% time).
At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.
UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.