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ENERGY CHALLENGE
Lead Community Organizer

Background: The SouthCoast Energy Challenge is a regional energy savings campaign. The goal is to engage people from all backgrounds across SouthCoast Massachusetts to reduce their energy consumption and carbon emissions, and enhance long-term community sustainability. Project staff will organize individual action and promote friendly competition among towns, schools, churches, and other community organizations. We’ll build a strong network of project partners and collaborators. Project strategies include public education and marketing, direct-action organizing, community outreach and e-based social marketing. Primary long-term objectives include:

  • Generate 1,500 completed MassSave home energy assessments as a direct result of Energy Challenge marketing and organizing activities over the next year.
  • Generate 7,500 new members in 2015
  • Establish vibrant network of at least 100 business, non-profit, and governmental partners over the course of the project, to contribute to a more permanent culture of sustainability within the region.

Lead Organizer Responsibilities: The primary focus of the Lead Community Organizer will be to plan and oversee Energy Challenge direct and indirect community outreach, develop and coordinate a volunteer base, and manage the organizing interns. Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Recruitment and supervision of outreach and organizing volunteers & student interns;
  • Organization of weekly canvass outings & occasional larger canvassing/outreach events;
  • Prepare canvassing materials (including training resources, scripts, maps, tracking sheets, etc.);
  • Manage tabling presence at other events (festivals, conferences, farmers markets, etc);
  • Oversee/organize data entry & management for hard copy Energy Challenge registrants;
  • Organize outreach to local groups, make presentations, & manage follow-up and follow-through;
  • Engage SEEAL Board and Lead Project Partners through direct contact, presentations, and event support;
  • Help design, print and distribute promotional materials as needed;
  • Other project activities as needed.

Required qualifications include:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Enthusiasm for grassroots organizing;
  • Experience with volunteer management strongly desired;
  • Fluency in MS Office and working familiarity with WordPress, Constant Contact, Facebook, and Twitter;
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders in a fast-paced environment;
  • Individual should be persistent, flexible, creative, and able to work as a team player and independently;
  • A willingness to understand energy and sustainability-related issues is essential; and
  • Must have own personal transportation and be willing to travel up to 80 miles a day.

The position will be salaried, at a competitive rate, based on experience. The ideal candidate would commit to the Challenge for at least one year, ideally staying on board into the future. This position will start as early as February 4th, 2015. For more information, please visit www.southcoastenergychallenge.org or contact the Energy Challenge with any questions, at the email address connected to this job posting or call (508) 910-1871.

Please submit resume & cover letter to karen.challenge@seeal.org by December 31, 2014. Resumes and cover letters will be considered on a rolling basis.


 

Outreach & Marketing Fellowship 2015

Hiring 3 for 2015

Fellowship Description:

The primary focus of the Challenge Fellowship will be community engagement through organizing and outreach, to spread awareness and increase participation in the Challenge. Fellows will work closely with the program coordinator to promote the Challenge. Some of the work will be in the Dartmouth Town Hall office, but predominantly the fellows will be working in the community at large. We require a one-year commitment with 10-20 hours a week during the school year and a full-time for 10 weeks during the summer.

Primary Responsibilities (Training Provided):

  • Meet with community leaders to engage them in the campaign
  • Organize educational events including home tours, forums, and cable access TV shows
  • Writing media advisories, PSAs, and newsletters
  • Managing online membership database
  • Contribute to social media and marketing campaigns
  • Management of a team of interns
  • Assist in the daily management of the non-profit
  • Designing community outreach

Desired Qualifications:

  • A demonstrated interest in energy and sustainability-related issues
  • Eagerness for learning and practicing grassroots organizing skills
  • Excellent social skills—ability to fearlessly talk to anyone!
  • Persistence, flexibility, creativity, and enthusiasm
  • Writing skills
  • Must attend, or have attended a college or university located in Massachusetts, or be a MA resident.
  • Be a sophomore or higher in college or have graduated from college in the last 12 months
  • Personal laptop computer

AND 2 or more of the following skills, experience, and/or education:

Graphic Design                         Student Leadership                   Educational Leadership

Business Management             Social Research                        Field Work

Physical Science                       Public Speaking                        Sales

Social Activism                          Sustainability                            Web Management

Social Work/Sociology             Biology                                        Marketing

Timeline & Compensation:

Schedules will be flexible in consideration of other commitments. Pay begins at $11/hr, plus bonuses and travel stipend. For more information, visit www.SouthCoastEnergyChallenge.org/jobs, before calling 508-910-1871, or contact info@SouthCoastEnergyChallenge.org


 

Outreach and Organizing Internship

Hiring 20 for Spring 2015

Internship Description:

The primary focus of the Energy Challenge Outreach & Organizing Interns will be community engagement through canvassing and tabling at events, to spread awareness and increase participation in the Challenge. Interns will work closely with the program coordinators to organize and promote the Challenge in Bristol and Plymouth counties. Some of the work will be in the Dartmouth Town Hall office, but predominantly, the Organizing Team will be primarily working in the community at large.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Attend special outreach events and neighborhood canvassing sessions, 2-3 times a week
  • Reach personal weekly goal of new Challenge registrations
  • Data entry and database maintenance as needed
  • Keep a weekly blog about sustainability

Desired Qualifications:

  • A demonstrated interest in energy and sustainability-related issues
  • Eagerness for learning and practicing grassroots organizing skills
  • Excellent social skills—ability to fearlessly talk to anyone!
  • Persistence, flexibility, creativity, and enthusiasm
  • Valid driver’s license and personal transportation
  • Personal laptop
  • Aged 17 or older (high school seniors, welcome)

Timeline & Compensation:

Schedules will be flexible in consideration of other commitments. All interns will be required to work evenings and weekends. Interns will work a total of 10-15 hours per week. Compensation is $11/hr, plus bonuses. For more information call 508-910-1871, or contact info@southcoastenergychallenge.org.

Submit resume and cover letter to: info@southcoastenergychallenge.org, or mail to: SEEAL/SouthCoast Energy Challenge, Cornell Street, New Bedford, MA 02740.

 

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