Local Politics, Environmental Protection, Grassroots Action
Come Join our Team! Interested in learning how to make a positive environmental impact in your community? Come learn expert strategies on environmental advocacy and issue engagement.
Join our community of change makers and leaders who have helped pushed regional environmental policy for over 25 years!
WHO WE ARE:
Sonoma County Conservation Action’s mission is to better our quality of life in Sonoma County for all generations, through educating and directly engaging the public on local environmental issues and policies. SCCA’s staff has knocked on tens of thousands of doors for the past 25 years, proactively advocating a) for the protection of air and water and open space resources, b) for a much greater emphasis on pedestrian, bike, bus and train transportation; and, c) for the election of environmentally responsible elected official to implement environmentally progressive policies.
WHAT WE DO:
One of SCCA’s driving goals is to create and maintain environmental majorities on the local City Councils and Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. This is done through our extensive candidate endorsement process, and the follow through of our canvassers, who door-knock, handshake, and identify progressive voters months before every election. Conservation Action then acts as a watchdog that holds local elected officials accountable by publishing a annual political report card, which grades these officials on their environment voting records and on how well they are listening to their constituents.
Reports to: Canvass Director
Salary Grade/Level: $19 per hour
Schedule: 2:45-9:15 PM, Full or Part Time Available (3-day minimum). Daytime hours available for campaign season later in the spring! Experience preferred. Training provided for successful applicants.
Start Date: Immediately!
POSITION SUMMARY: The training and skills you will receive/develop as a canvasser are very transferable to other occupations including: fundraising, marketing, sales, political organizing, community organizing, campaign skill building, clear communication, team building, networking, relationship building and other environmental advocacy work.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Strong verbal communication
- Ability to learn quickly
- Time management
- Dedication to environmental causes
- Works well with others
Skills developed through our training program
- Clear communication and messaging
- Community organizing
- Issue campaign strategies
- Local environmental issue competency
- Advocacy tactics
This position provides the opportunity to grow within our organization. Successful canvassers can be come field trainers, field managers, and potentially move into a staff position. This role is an invaluable gateway into the non-profit and public service sectors. This is also a great opportunity for exposure to local and statewide environmental issues; and of course to Conservation Action’s extensive network of community leaders.
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