Mothers Out Front believes in the power of people — especially women and mothers — to take collective action. We are seeking a talented and passionate organizer located in the Boston area to join our team and help build a diverse and powerful movement of mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers, stepping up in big ways to take action on climate change.
As a Boston and Quincy organizer, you will engage and support mothers and caregivers to lead local campaigns for climate justice. We have passionate member-led teams across Massachusetts advocating for a swift transition away from fossil fuels towards clean and renewable energy and running powerful campaigns, including our Beyond Gas campaign. As an organizer with Mothers Out Front, you will be a key part of these initiatives, including a campaign to prevent construction of poisonous gas infrastructure on the South Shore and a campaign to protect children and improve air quality near Logan Airport. You will help us focus resources in communities that suffer the injustices of climate change and fossil fuel use today and have been historically marginalized, especially in Quincy and East Boston.
As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, all of our organizing has moved to a virtual approach until it is safe for us to do in-person meetings and travel again.
About Mothers Out Front:
Mothers Out Front builds our power as mothers to ensure a liveable climate for all children. We are building a diverse national movement, dedicated to convincing elected officials and business leaders to work for a swift, complete, and just transition away from fossil fuels to clean and renewable energy. We know that mothers have an important role to play in the climate change movement, and, when it comes to protecting their children, mothers are an unstoppable force for change! Our goal is simple: to enable mothers to take active leadership in their communities, by providing the structure, training, and tools for them to work together on campaigns. We are a member-led, national organization that is growing quickly. Founded in 2013, we currently have staff in 8 states and have no plans of slowing down.
Your overall responsibilities will include:
- Reaching out to mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers to establish and strengthen Mothers Out Front community teams. Recruiting through tactics such as door knocking, phone calls, one-on-one meetings, attending local events, and digital outreach, etc.
- Increase the engagement of mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers in Mothers Out Front movement building activities by building a snowflake model for team leadership.
- Providing strategic advice, training, and support for new and existing teams around to develop strategic campaign plans, actions and materials; setting and helping teams to meet goals; ensuring the campaigns are in alignment with Mothers Out Front’s goal of a swift and just transition to renewable energy.
- Support members in developing relationships with a diverse mix of allied organizations, coalitions, and community leaders.
- Establish working relationships with key decision-makers, funders, media and other stakeholders.
- Ensuring that key data (including number of people engaged, house parties held, attendance at events, etc.) is recorded in our database, NationBuilder. Recruit and train volunteers to ensure that all community teams are effectively maximizing the database.
- Working closely with the volunteer leadership to coordinate events and house parties.
- Participating in fundraising initiatives, as needed, including working with development staff to meet membership goals. Provide relevant data for the development department and attend fundraising events.
- Recruiting members to serve on state-level leadership teams and functional teams.
What we’re ideally looking for in you:
- At least three years of experience in grassroots, community, or union organizing with an emphasis on leadership development, ideally in a campaign setting.
- High creativity and flexibility. An ability to thrive in a dynamic, goal-oriented, fast-paced, campaign-oriented environment.
- Demonstrated ability and commitment to working with people from a variety of backgrounds, especially ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Ability to work remotely and be productively self-directed and personally organized.
- Strong communication skills.
- The ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
- Ability to travel across the state periodically, and to twice yearly staff meetings out of state.
- Access to reliable transportation.
- Bilingual Spanish-English or Cantonese-English preferred.
- A passion for justice and addressing climate change a plus.
- Knowledge of Massachusetts organizing landscape, energy and climate issues or related a plus
- An aptitude for working with databases preferred.
Details: Mothers out Front is a virtual organization. You will work from a home office and the position will involve some travel for state and national meetings. You should anticipate travel for twice yearly staff retreats lasting up to one week. Candidates must be based in the Boston area, in commuting distance to Quincy. During the pandemic and while the stay-at-home requirements are in place, our staff will not be doing any in-person meetings or travel. This is a full-time, exempt positions that will report to the Massachusetts Organizing Manager.
Salary and benefits: The salary range for most candidates is $40,000 to $51,500, depending on experience. Benefits include health and dental coverage, 401(k), flexible spending plan, paid vacation, holidays, sick days, and support for remote work set-up. We offer ongoing training opportunities, a fast-paced, dynamic, supportive, and collaborative setting and we are proudly women-led!
Screening process: Our interview process involves a phone interview, video interview, writing exercise, reference calls, and an in-person interview for those who advance through the process. We have a commitment to building a sizable and diverse candidate pool before moving applicants to the final interview stages, which means there may be some delays. Our hope is that our process allows us to make the best possible decision and for you to learn more about us. We appreciate your understanding if there is a delay at any point. We will do our best to keep you posted on your status throughout the process and ask that you stay in touch too.
To apply: Please click on the apply button. Include a resume and cover letter and let us know where you heard about the opportunity. The job will be posted and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Mothers Out Front is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.