August 6, 2022

New Mexico Organizer | Watch out for food and water

The New Mexico Factory Farm Organizer will report to the Factory Farm Organization Manager and work with other national organizing staff, regional field staff, and policy/research staff to support FWW’s work in the fight against factory farms and oil and gas drilling in New Mexico. The Organizer will have four main responsibilities: Building support for action to address the negative impacts of factory farms on our climate, air and water, and communities; strengthen opposition to the false climate solution of biogas and support sound climate policy; engage in coalition work to stop oil and gas drilling in New Mexico, including drilling in the Chaco Canyon; and increase support for key federal legislation that would overhaul our food system to be more just, sustainable and climate-friendly.

This is a subsidized position. As such, the position is dependent on continued funding from the grantor for the duration of employment. If the grantor fails to fund this position or cancels their sponsorship during the term of employment, Food & Water Watch may eliminate the position. This is a position in the union’s bargaining unit. The annualized salary is $40,000 to $47,200 depending on location and experience.

Office location: This position is approved for remote work anywhere in the state of New Mexico.

Core Duties and Responsibilities
  • Build a strong base of organizations and individuals to support our campaigns, with a particular focus on banning factory farms and oil and gas drilling.
  • Work with a team to develop strategic campaign plans that include long and short term goals, strategies and tactics.
  • Work closely with the team and partner organizations to develop and implement joint strategies.
  • Participate in coalitions on campaign issues and implement organizing and public education campaigns.
  • Speak at public events, forums and other venues, and act as a Food & Water Watch/Action representative to the public and media.
  • Help build the capacity and leadership of volunteers and allied grassroots organizations by providing training and organizational support.
  • Stay familiar with a diverse set of issues, research products, and FWW’s suite of digital organizing tools, and respond to requests for information and support from activists, coalition members, and the media.
  • Develop educational materials such as fact sheets, action alerts, website content and newsletter articles on campaign issues.
  • Report regularly on work to supervisors and donors.
  • Participate in membership recruitment and fundraising for Food & Water Watch/Action.
  • Support our culture of philanthropy: Demonstrate an understanding of the vital role of our members and supporters, and consistently serve as an ambassador for FWW/FWA and our work. Participate or attend events and other activities, if any, that are organized for our supporters and donors. Be aware of fundraising opportunities and share contacts and information that will help build and sustain FWW/FWA.
  • Complete other projects as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, the person in this position must have a full understanding of FWW’s strategic organization model and an ability to develop a campaign strategy. The organizer will be expected to work closely with volunteers and allied organizations to ensure that campaigns progress towards achieving FWW’s programmatic goals.

Essential qualifications
  • Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree or combination of relevant education and experience. One year of full-time organizational experience. Clear demonstration of the ability to develop effective organizational strategies.
  • Computer skills: a person must be able to work in a computerized environment and have adequate knowledge of word processing, e-mail, Internet and spreadsheet software; in particular have courses or certification in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and be proficient in all other Microsoft Office products.

Click on here to apply. Please include your resume, a cover letter and three professional references to consider.

We will review your application and if we believe your knowledge, skills and abilities are a potential fit for our organization, we will contact you. Please include a cover letter with your submission. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch (FWW) strives to create a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities to apply.

Food & Water Watch (FWW) is committed to the health and safety of its employees. Additionally, FWW as an organization promotes science-based policy. Science clearly shows that unvaccinated populations are driving the spread of the coronavirus and the emergence of new variants, and that unvaccinated people are more likely to contract COVID and experience severe symptoms. Effective immediately, potential new staff members are required to provide proof of vaccination or apply for a waiver as a condition of their job offer.