Divest Ed Campus Organizer

Supervisor: Director of Campus Programs
Position Status: Full-time
Salary Range: $34,000-$36,000
Location: Our office in Cambridge, MA - Remote work only negotiable for candidates with exceptional experience


Better Future Project is looking for an experienced, strategic, and collaborative Campus Organizer to join our Divest Ed team and support the national student fossil fuel divestment movement! The Campus Organizer provides strategic and coaching support to student-led campaigns for climate justice on college campuses across the country. They will work with the Divest Ed team to coordinate our national network, our digital training calls, and our Fellowship, which is a digital and in-person organizing training and leadership development program for college students. They will also help with planning national strategy around reinvestment, national student power-building, faculty and alumni engagement, and other initiatives. Target campaigns focus primarily, but not necessarily exclusively, on fossil fuel divestment and building student power. This is a full-time permanent position, with an ideal start date of December 1, 2018 in order to prepare for the January 2019 Fellowship Training Retreat.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help coordinate the Fellowship by conducting recruitment, leading organizing training webinars, and providing coaching and mentorship to student fellows.
    • Must be available January 17-21, 2019 for Fellowship Training Retreat.* (Please note the updated retreat date)
  • Support students in campus divestment campaigns to develop strategy, build student power, conduct negotiations, earn media attention, and develop organizing skills.
  • Some travel to make site visits to campuses will be required.
  • Connect student leaders with opportunities for off-campus engagement, such as major climate and environmental justice mobilizations and relevant political or legislative fights.
  • Guide students to coordinate activities, strategies, and resources across campuses and connect with existing student networks.
  • Assist in the design, recruitment for, and implementation of a summer fellowship program for 2019 that would provide the opportunity for 15-30 student leaders to grow their organizing skills, while connecting with and supporting the broader climate justice movement.
  • Occasional travel to visit students in other states required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of campaigning or organizing experience
  • Familiarity with divestment
  • Demonstrated interest in climate, environmental, and/or social justice
  • Experience leading and designing trainings (can include any of the following topics: organizing skills, organizing theory, climate justice, anti-oppression, leadership development, action planning)
  • Comfort working with undergraduate college students in on-campus settings
  • Familiarity with and passion for building an intersectional movement and learning about anti-oppression and social justice issues
  • Familiarity with movement-building and organizing theory
  • Competency with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)

An ideal candidate would also possess:

  • Experience working in or with other social movements, such as immigration justice, racial justice, student debt, labor and worker justice, education reform, etc.
  • Familiarity with public colleges and/or community colleges
  • Experience with NationBuilder or other database software
  • Experience with negotiation theories and practice

Terms of Employment:

  • Full-time
  • Permanent
  • Start date: Ideally December 1st, 2018

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Comprehensive benefits package, including dental, vision, and health insurance and fossil free retirement plan
  • Generous paid time off, including separate personal, vacation, and sick time

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Jobs[at]betterfutureproject.org with the subject line “Campus Organizer.” Include your last name in your resume and cover letter files. The cover letter should speak to your interest in student organizing and the fossil fuel divestment movement. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. No calls please.

Divest Ed is a program of Better Future Project. Better Future Project is an equal opportunity employer. While we still have much work to do, we are an organization working to actively challenge systems of oppression. People of color, women, indigenous people, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, military veterans, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are encouraged to apply.

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