Regenerative Agriculture Organizer
The Climate Reality Project is a nonprofit organization founded by former US Vice President Al Gore. Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society.
At The Climate Reality Project, we come to work every day to help solve the climate crisis. We do it by working from the ground up, empowering people and communities worldwide to fight for their future and together drive a just transition to clean energy.
We are committed to building a more just and equitable world, one where all voices are heard and respected regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or physical ability. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other historically marginalized communities. We encourage applicants to read our diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice statement on our website.
The ideal candidate for this role will possess political and distributed organizing skills. The Regenerative Agriculture Organizer is responsible for supporting Climate Reality’s federal and state policy advocacy campaign, Our Climate Moment™: Let’s Get to Work, and its sub-campaign on IRA implementation From Acts to Action. These campaigns are distributed and run through our online platform Reality Hub and our US volunteer-led Chapter network.
The Regenerative Agriculture Organizer is primarily responsible for supporting US Chapters, working groups, and Climate Reality Leaders on education and advocacy around regenerative agriculture as a solution to the climate crisis. This includes drafting materials, hosting meetings/trainings, implementing programming, coordinating with partners, outreach to Congressional contacts, supporting fly-ins with elected officials, and reporting on outcomes.
The Associate will also provide project management and administrative support to Climate Reality teams and assist with the planning and implementation of organizational events as needed. Currently reporting to the Legislative Advocacy Senior Manager on the Global Campaigns team, this role has no direct reports.
This position is within a union-represented collective bargaining unit, and specific terms and conditions of employment will be subject to a collective bargaining agreement between Climate Reality and the union.
This is a hybrid position, currently expected to work from The Climate Reality Office in downtown Washington DC at least two days per week.
This is a grant run position that will end in February 2025.
The salary for the role is $55,000/year.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Supporting the development and implementation of strategies and tactics for education and advocacy with Chapters and Climate Reality Leaders to preserve and implement the climate provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
- Supporting the development and implementation of strategies and tactics and to educate and mobilize climate champions in Congress about federal policy as a vehicle for regenerative agriculture solutions to climate change.
- Working with other Climate Reality departments to create content for public education highlighting the role that agriculture can play in solving the climate crisis.
- Creating content for and supporting execution of national webinars to educate our volunteers and partners on regenerative farming, policy opportunities, and conservation funding available through the IRA and encourage mobilization.
- Engaging Climate Reality leadership, Chapters, and the regenerative agriculture volunteer-based working group in targeted calls, emails to, and meetings with key Members of Congress.
- Supporting the development and execution of virtual and in person fly-ins with Members of Congress on agriculture education including logistics, meetings, receptions, and materials.
- Providing technical assistance to Chapters, working groups, and Climate Reality Leaders working on regenerative agriculture issues.
- Drafting materials such as toolkits, one pagers, FAQs, and educational technical information.
- Attending coalition calls to strengthen relationships with national and regional organizations.
- Supporting Climate Reality’s Climate Underground conference and other events, working with vendors and consultants, and project managing programmatic elements and initiatives.
- Reporting regularly on metrics, impacts, lessons learned, and future recommendations both verbally and in writing.
- Supporting and contributing to the ongoing improvement of our operations and enrichment of our culture, for example by serving on ad hoc or ongoing work groups, assisting with the onboarding and training of colleagues, and participating in efforts to assess, refine, and strengthen our culture and practices.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Skills and Abilities
- Climate change experience preferred.
- Agriculture experience preferred.
- Strong organizational, written and verbal communications skills required.
- Strong project management documentation, planning, tracking, and communicating to all stakeholders with the goal of turning in all deliverables to stakeholders successfully.
- Ability to manage deadlines and multi-task.
- Experience and awareness of cultural diversity, ability to work effectively with a diverse group of organizations and volunteers.
- Salesforce and/or EveryAction experience preferred.
- A dedication to solving the climate crisis.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree—or equivalent experience.
- Has between 1-3 years of advocacy and/or policy experience.
- Working knowledge of organizing communities, leading climate change campaigns, and cultural diversity.
The Climate Reality Project has adopted a competency-based approach to job definition, hiring, performance assessment, and professional development. The following are our seven organization-wide competencies and examples of how they manifest for this role.
- Teamwork and Collaboration: Builds and sustains productive working relationships with colleagues; actively listens to others and seeks to understand diverse perspectives; follows through on commitments.
- Flexibility and Adaptability: Demonstrates the ability to adapt to changing priorities and circumstances; takes initiative to solve problems, improve processes, and/or achieve outcomes; learns quickly when faced with new situations or systems.
- Written and Verbal Communication: Written communication is clear and concise; verbal communication is intentional and straightforward; provides timely and helpful information across the organization as needed; gives and receives constructive feedback in a thoughtful manner.
- Time and Project Management: Possesses a strong work ethic i.e., a sense of ownership over tasks, commitment to following things through, and a willingness to do what it takes to get the job done; manages multiple competing priorities, tasks, and projects effectively, appropriately seeking help from others when needed.
- Professional Development: Shows commitment and acts to continuously improve; connects with advocates, experts, mentors, and resources, and actively seeks new ways to grow and be challenged through internal and external training opportunities; accepts assignments that broaden capabilities.
- Climate Justice: Works to understand and achieve anti-racist principles to disrupt the systems of white supremacy, privilege, classism, sexism, and racism; seeks to understand how systemic racism and environmental injustice impact individuals and frontline and fenceline communities; works to promote a welcoming and inclusive environment in Climate Reality spaces (workplace, events, trainings, and other convenings).
- Climate Reality Mission and Focus: Is passionate about Climate Reality's role and mission and can act as a Climate Reality ambassador to a diverse set of audiences.
In addition to organization-wide competencies, each role has its own competencies. Below are examples of how each competency manifests in this role.
- Cultural Awareness: Operates with an awareness of cultural diversity, with a specific lens on equity and justice; can work effectively with diverse groups, such as organizations, coalitions, and volunteers; works with communities to cultivate issue knowledge and advocacy.
- Technology and Data Systems: Identifies and solves system weaknesses with creative solutions.
- Interpersonal Skills: Is communicative, persuasive, patient, conscientious, and polite to Climate Reality colleagues and the general public over email, phone, and in person; works with internal staff to execute large-scale events for climate leaders; collaborates with internal staff and external agencies and consultants.
- Leadership and Management: Stewards long-term engagement strategies with internal and external stakeholders.
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Climate Reality, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in this job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
The Climate Reality Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.
Excellent benefits, including employer paid 100% employee medical, life, dental, vision insurance. 401K, Paid Parental Leave, and other benefits such as wellness days, vacation and sick time are all included.