DC Metro Organizerhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535478/DC Metro OrganizerDC Metro OrganizerInterfaith Power and Light<p> "I get to be involved with a lot of awesome campaigns. For example, I attended the People's Climate March in NYC, helped Baltimore homeowners go solar, testified at a hearing on coal-fired power plant emissions, and am working on a campaign to have Maryland commit to 40% renewable energy. It's exciting and empowering!" - Clara Summers, Maryland Program Associate, 2014-2015 </p> <p> Job responsibilities </p> <p> <ul> <li>Assist with each of the areas of IPL's program work, as well as the day-to-day operations of a small non-profit. </li> <li>Serve as coordinator for Virginia Climate Action Campaign, representing IPL on conference calls, organizing Northern Virginia's faith communities, and working hard to meet aggressive deliverables on grassroots actions and media hits. </li> <li>Identify and participate in emerging opportunities for the DC metro area community to have a unique voice in local and national environmental advocacy campaigns. </li> <li>Support environmental education efforts by organizing IPL's Speaker Bureau and serving as a speaker in congregations. </li> <li>Assist with IPL's work to help congregations to go green by organizing presentations on energy efficiency, and supporting congregational efforts to go solar or buy clean energy.</li> <li>Conduct outreach for our programs and events through social media, emails, phonebanking, and tabling. </li> <li>In addition, get a taste of everything that a small non-profit must do to stay ''in business'' -- acknowledging donations, contacting congregations for financial support, updating our database, preparing materials including our multi-faith light switch reminders, keeping our books, and researching and applying for grants.</li> </ul></p> <p> The DC Metro Organizer will work with the Program Coordinator and the Director on a daily basis to carry out the work of the organization. Additionally, they have the opportunity a few times each month to be present in the community and develop relationships with our congregations. </p> <p> The position offers a meaningful way for someone to live out their faith through climate activism. Because we're a small non-profit, there is a great deal of opportunity to grow professionally as an organizer and each person has the ability to make a big impact and develop many different skills that help the organization thrive. There is also flexibility in being able to pursue specific projects or tasks that cater to skills and interests. Challenges about the position could include working in a small office environment with up to 4 people at a time, needing to stay on top of multiple tasks with various deadlines, and helping with more repetitive tasks including entering data and phonebanking. </p> <div class="ExternalClass19C6A5F5A017429F9BFED1670ADA2E46"><p> Educational requirements </p> <ul> <li> <p> Undergraduate degree </p> </li> </ul> <p> Service corps volunteers will attend a "Owning the Work" training provided by The Management Center on how to be an effective part of an organization. Additional training and professional development opportunities are available as the volunteer is interested. </p> <p> Detail-oriented </p> <p> Flexible </p> <p> Proactive </p> <p> Clear communicator </p> </div>

 

 

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