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Community Organizer (Organizing Representative)

Organization: STOP BIG SILVER 

Context:  Engages with staff, volunteers, and community members to build grassroots power in support of the organization’s goals. Participates in the development of strategies and priorities for the work and other campaigns as assigned.

The Community Organizer is Responsible For:

- Recruiting members and activists, primarily on mining issues. 
- Identifying and developing current activists and new volunteers to take on the role of team leaders and building grassroots power and networks.
- Building meaningful relationships and developing partnerships with impacted communities.
- Identifying and building alliances with other organizations to advance movement building and influencing decision-makers.
- Working closely with volunteer leaders and staff in developing and implementing strategies to engage grassroots activists in accomplishing organization priorities.
- Managing website, database and digital archives and records.
- Communications liaison with Press / Legal team
- Communications with other groups opposing the mine

Reports to:

Big Silver organizing group, Friends of Cobscook Bay and Maine Woods Conservancy Please Send Resume to: [email protected]

Duties

  • Works independently, as well as with volunteer leaders and staff to develop strong presence in the region on campaigns or programs. 
  • Collaborates in developing campaign or program strategies.  
  • Coordinates the identification, recruitment and organizing of volunteers within the organization around priority campaign.   
  • Seeks opportunities to advance equity, inclusion, and justice initiatives through new partnerships and community engagement strategies where appropriate.
  • Maintains and develops new partnerships with affinity groups who share many common goals and values. Provides organizing support in electoral campaigns, as assigned, during certain periods of the year.
  • Develops and implements a variety of engagement strategies including digital organizing and social media networks to support campaigns and programs.
  • Represents the organization to the public and in the media, as appropriate. Works with other organization and coalition staff/ volunteers to develop public education and media strategy.
  • Aids in the identification and facilitation of volunteer leadership development trainings and resources, including but not limited to organizing, advocacy, equity and inclusion, movement building, and communications.
  • Develops meaningful working relationships with existing coalitions on campaign issues; works to build and sustain new issue coalitions.
  • Identifies and develops volunteers who will take work as part of a team and take on the role of team leaders to build our grassroots power and networks. Helps those leaders succeed by training and coaching them how to strategize, organize, inspire and motivate.
  • Provides information, research, and other assistance to organization and coalition leaders, the public and others about the campaigns and priority issues. 
  • Attends organization/ coalition meetings, as appropriate.
  • Coordinates and measures success of activities with manager, volunteer leaders, and campaign leads to ensure progress towards the mission and goals of campaigns.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties as directed. 
  • Heavier workloads may occur as a result of project deadlines, staff absences and vacancies, and during peak activity periods.

Qualifications

  • Ideally lives locally in Washington County, born in Maine
  • Degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science or a closely related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • 3 plus years’ experience in the environmental field that includes research and organizing campaigns, press relations and public speaking.
  • 1 year experience in digital organizing preferred.
  • Experience in political campaigns is a plus.
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.
  • Requires extensive travel.
  • Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required. 

Work Environment

Work will be performed primarily within Washington County, with possibility of travel depending upon special projects. Greenhorns can offer free room and board.

Hourly Pay

$20/hour, 20 hours a week as an independent contractor. Pay can be negotiable based upon experience.

Executive Assistant

Seeking an autonomous, highly organized, and quick to learn Executive Assistant to support Greenhorns, a young farmer advocacy and agrarian media production organization. As an Executive Assistant to the Creative Director (transitioning from Executive Director) of Greenhorns, you’ll support high energy and high profile internal and external communication streams by proactively coordinating and booking meetings, phone calls, and interviews, as well as providing copywriting/editing support, event coordination, and fundraiser outreach. This role is part-time (~15 hours/week) and currently remote.

Reports to:

This position reports directly to the Executive Director (transitioning to Creative Director).

Duties

  • Manage the Calendar for ED/CD
  • Assist in setting up internal and external meetings
  • Assist in acquiring/developing new programs and initiatives
  • Proofing and grammar checking documents
  • Assisting with the research of donors, foundations, and corporations for fundraising
  • Uploading data into software
  • Other duties as requested by the ED/CD
  • Working with ED/CD on email

Qualifications

  • Post high school education; Bachelor’s degree preferred (B.A. or B.S.)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Google Drive
  • Proficiency in adapting to new software and communications tools
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable with a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment
  • A desire for ongoing professional development
  • Must have own computer and broadband internet

Work Environment

Work will be performed virtually at home with the possibility for in-person work in Pembroke, Maine in summer 2021.

Hourly Pay

$20-25/hour, depending on experience, 10-15 hours/week

Video Editor sought for Greenhorns

We Greenhorns have been documenting this young farmers movement in film and audio media for the last 13 years (Greenhorns documentary, Ourland Film series, Panels/ Events, Earthlife series). WE have a treasure trove of footage at our headquarters in Downeast maine, and as we approach our 15th anniversary and the production of Earthlife.tv videos we have a need to dive into the archive to haul up the pearls, string them gaily into a novel set of sparkling media necklaces and bracelets to drawn in the next set of young and ever younger farmers to this work of land healing. We are seeking someone with a passion for agro-ecology and a keen eye for beauty, abstraction, humor and agro-botanical learning opportunities to come work with us at our beautiful campus in Maine sifting and sorting and cleaning and pecking through the archives as well as recently shot footage from the Earthlife. TV shoots in the Desert Southwest and last summer in Maine— to create the systems and the shot lists and the ‘ pre assembly’ so we can enter into post post-production and layout into the Earthlife.tv web app/ mobile app. It also means cutting up little mini episodes that go along side it in a ‘ digital magazine’ format. This is a job that you can do for a few dedicated hours a day while pursuing another remote-work job using our wifi, or as a part time while also farming with us. We have very nice modest rooms looking out onto scenic landscapes and shared meals of all organic food served in our outdoor kitchen to a lovely revolving world of guests, paying customers, friends, artists, activists, scholars. We are very keen to create a ritualized method of sharing what you are finding with our team so that the co-creative process of discernment, narrative-creation, and capturing of all the textures and tactics of this movement. We need you to be VERY disciplined and self motivated, carefully archiving and ordering, updating the systems logic, making the work easier for the next person to come along behind you who is also working, and cleaning up a few snarly little mouse-nests of mis-labelling and confusions that have been lurking in our USB cable pile. Please send examples of your work, resume and letter of interest to [email protected].

Hourly Pay

We are prepared to pay $25/ hour for this work and to barter room and board for work on the farm.

Development Lead / Grantwriter and Coordinator, Greenhorns

Lead grant writer charged with reaching grant goals set by Executive Director
Supports the director of operations in budgeting and financial planning

This is a position for an experienced grant writer who is familiar with funding opportunities within the fields of environmental humanities / agriculture / arts / non-profit publishing. The Development Coordinator is charged with managing fundraising spreadsheets and email accounts, writing and submitting grants, and maintaining exceptional donor relationships. This position may be supported by grant writing interns or editors but requires a great deal of autonomy.

2020 funders of the Greenhorns include: The Globetrotter Foundation, The Quimby Family Foundation, The Furthermore Foundation, The Flora Foundation, The Hope Foundation, The Generations Fund, Northeast SARE.

Projects that require funding include: Earthlife TV and curriculum | Traveling Art Exhibits | Historic Restoration and Preservation School | Wholistic Forestry Program | Seaweed Commons: Alternative Materials in Aquaculture, Best Practices Certification, Localized Seed Production Program.

Projected total Greenhorns Operational expenses 2021: $200,000.00

Work Environment

This position is remote with the possibility of on-site work in Pembroke, ME.

How to Apply

Email office(at)greenhorns.org with attached PDF copies of your resume and cover letter.

Greenhorns is an equal opportunity employer.