It Takes Root National Organizer

Scope of Work

This is a full-time project position through the end of June 2021, with the potential of becoming a long term position based on evaluation.

It Takes Roots (ITR) to Grow the Resistance centers the leadership and power of urban and rural communities on the frontlines of racial, gender, housing, environmental, energy and climate justice in the United States to advance regenerative economies and healthy communities. ITR is a multiracial, multicultural, multi-generational alliance of networks and alliances representing over 200 organizations and affiliates in over 50 states, provinces, territories and Native lands in the U.S. and Canada, and is led by women, gender nonconforming people, Indigenous Peoples, Black, Latina/o, API, Arab and working class white communities. It is an outcome of years of organizing and relationship building across the Climate Justice Alliance (CJA), Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ), Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), and Right to the City Alliance (RTTC). Learn more at http://ittakesroots.org

This position will be housed with Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ) and will report to the ITR Organizational Development Coordinator.  

Flexible Location. During COVID-19 travel restrictions, all of our programming and organizing work is happening remotely. Once travel restrictions are lifted, travel will be required for this position on average 5-10 days per month in the US, and 15 days per year internationally.

Compensation: $65,000-$70,000. Salary is commensurate with experience. This position is full-time with benefits beginning after 3 month introductory period, including health, dental and vision coverage and generous vacation.

Position Summary: This position will join the ITR Organizing Team to lead, develop, and implement programs, with a focus on coordinating ITR’s participation in United Front, ie the Green New Deal and Rising Majority organizing. Applicants must have a strong ability to build relationships with integrity and humility, work independently, forecast and plan multiple projects several months in advance, attention to detail as well as big picture political analysis, and consistent communication while working remotely. 

Job Responsibilities 

Coordinate ITR representation in Green New Deal work

  • Represent ITR at GNDN Coordinating Table
  • Participate in United Frontline Table Fundraising Committee
  • Organize & convene internal mtgs of United Frontline Table WG
  • Follow current policy shifts and keep ITR team updated

Develop and lead strategy development and organizing of members and allies for ITR’s overall program 

  • Lead integration of ITR’s United Front work (eg Green New Deal, Rising Majority) work into the broader alliance strategy 
  • Coordinate and lead convenings, national and international delegations, political education trainings, and creative direct actions, as necessary as it pertains to UF work.
  • Work with communications staff to develop comms plan to members and allies.

Regular Participation in teams

  • Bi-Weekly check-ins w/ Organizational Development Coordinator for work-planning and guidance
  • Attend weekly GND working group meetings
  • Attend staff advances and staff meetings 

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • At least 7 years of experience with base-building and organizing direct action and/or policy campaigns.
  • Experience organizing in Black & Brown led organizations.
  • Knowledge of national landscape of climate/environmental justice, familiarity and political alignment with Global Well-being and Just Transition frameworks.
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining close communication with remote team.
  • Friendly, outgoing, personable approach to communication.
  • Ability to write and speak English as well as a second language, preferably Spanish.
  • Experience in multi-racial, multi-generational, multi-cultural settings.
  • Knowledge of common computer applications: MS Office, Google docs, Dropbox, and Zoom video tele-conferencing systems.
  • Ability to work flexible hours (evenings and weekends), including communicating with allies in other parts of the world in different time zones.
  • Willingness to travel (when permissible according to COVID-19 travel restrictions): average 5-10 days per month in the US, and 15 days per year internationally.
  • Driver’s license and liability insurance.

Preferred Experience

  • Familiarity with CRM systems and Database management (Powerbase).
  • Experience using social media & web development tools: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WordPress.
  • Strong peer-counseling, conflict-management, and crisis management skills.

To Apply:

Please upload a cover letter, resume, and a sample of an organizing or campaign plan that you have created from previous work, as one document. Additionally, please provide 3 references; including someone who has supervised you and someone you have supervised or mentored. Accepting resumes, etc until October 9th, 2020.  

Please submit your application by clicking “Apply for this Job” at the top right-hand corner. 

 Only candidates that are being considered will be contacted.  

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