Mighty Earth Northwest Arkansas Field Organizer

Sydney Jones

Press Secretary

[email protected]

Carole Mitchell

Sr. Director Communications

[email protected]

Field Organizer — Northwest Arkansas

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Mighty Earth, an environmental advocacy organization, is accepting applications for a Northwest, AR – based field organizer for our campaign for agricultural practices that protect the water, soil, and climate. If you are passionate about fighting climate change and protecting critical habitat, this position may be a good fit.

We’re looking for a talented leader, campaigner and team builder with the experience and strategic skills in advocacy, organizing and communications to organize with us in Arkansas. This is a short-term contract position, with the potential for longer-term continuation. You will be a leader of a campaign focused on winning transformational changes from some of the biggest polluters in the business.

Who we are:

Mighty Earth is a global campaign organization that works to protect tropical forests, oceans, and the climate with staff based around the world. We have played a leading role in persuading the world’s largest food and agriculture companies to adopt policies to eliminate deforestation and human rights abuse from the palm oil, chocolate, and rubber industries, and driven adoption of multi-billion-dollar shifts to clean energy. Our Chairman, former Congressman Henry Waxman, is responsible for some of the most important environmental legislation of the last 50 years, notably the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments and the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Background on the position:

In 2017, we launched a major project to protect US land and water, and combat climate change, with a focus on breaking the link between industrial agriculture and pollution. Through creative, hard-hitting campaigns and savvy negotiating, Mighty Earth has helped lay the groundwork for action. However much more action is needed – and we are planning to ramp up.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Recruiting and engaging a base of local volunteers.
  • Running a local campaign to transform the meat industry, promote regenerative agricultural practices, and support increased use of plant-based protein.
  • Developing and implementing effective plans and strategies to achieve campaign goals.
  • Integrating the campaign’s communications, online, field and grassroots work.
  • Generating media attention through events, press conferences and strategic actions.

Who you are:

  • You have experience in grassroots organizing, whether in a professional capacity or as a volunteer.
  • You are passionate about protecting the environment and advancing a more just society.
  • You are comfortable operating in highly dynamic environments where changes in politics, economics, and other external events regularly create opportunities and challenges on a regular basis
  • You are comfortable working with various internal and external stakeholders and can network and build coalitions across diverse constituencies.
  • You are a good writer and can take complex information to distill into understandable products such as press releases, reports, and letters.
  • You are outgoing and comfortable engaging large numbers of people in a new campaign.
  • You are excited to recruit and engage volunteers.
  • English fluency is required.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Additional language skills, including Spanish, is a plus, but not essential.
  • Expertise in agricultural issues is a plus, but not required.

More about our team: Mighty Earth is made up of people from various backgrounds including people with background in non-profit organizations, election campaigns, government, the private sector, and legislative offices, at a range of experience levels. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming place for people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, parents, empty-nesters, and more.

Details: This position is based in Northwest Arkansas. You will report to our senior associate. Candidates are required to adhere to all U.S. government disclosure requirements.

To apply: Please submit a resume and a cover letter as soon as possible to [email protected].

Compensation: Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and we can discuss your expectations early in the interview process.

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Protected: Avoiding forests, protecting people, and electrifying vehicles
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