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Power Shift Actions Coordinator
LOCATION: Washington, DC
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling until hired
POTENTIAL START DATE: Sept 16, 2013 or as soon as possible
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time, temporary
COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate on experience
POWER SHIFT ACTIONS COORDINATOR
Energy Action Coalition is seeking a smart, ambitious and experienced Actions Coordinator to manage and coordinate our 5,000+ person Power Shift 2013 action in October of this year.
When 10,000+ young people come together this fall for Power Shift 2013 it will be a defining moment in our fight for a clean energy future. As part of that conference, participants will join together for one large demonstration or rally. YOU will be the driving force to make it happen.
The Power Shift Action Coordinator will have a hand in developing strategy, then driving planning and implementation. We need someone who can project manage the event as a whole, and drive individual pieces forward in a way that is collaborative but focused on results.
This is a chance to shape history. If you believe we need major change in the next couple of years, and have what it takes to make it happen, than we want to hear from you!
ABOUT ENERGY ACTION COALITION AND POWER SHIFT 2013
Founded in June 2004 by youth climate leaders, the Energy Action Coalition (EAC) mobilizes the collective power of the millennial generation to stop climate change and create a just, clean energy future and resilient, thriving communities for all. The 30 partners and allies of Energy Action Coalition work together to leverage our collective power and create change for a clean, efficient, just and renewable energy future. Our work is focused on four strategic areas: campuses, communities, corporate practices, and politics. To learn more visit http://www.wearepowershift.org
The primary objectives for the conference include:
Engage and elevate the diversity of stakeholders in the climate movement through the recruitment process, keynote selection, partners and allies engagement, trainings and workshops, and arts and cultural events and spaces. PS13 will highlight the solidarity of the Millennial Generation to stand with those most impacted by climate change and the fossil fuel economy.
Recognize and understand the broken cultural, economic and political systems that are at the root of climate change and other injustices by ensuring that a rights-based social justice and climate justice analysis is at the forefront of the Power Shift 2013.
Prepare participants with the concrete skills and tools necessary to be effective at creating change at the local, regional, and national level through trainings/workshops, regional/topical caucuses, online infrastructure, and follow-up, and provide straightforward opportunities to connect to campaigns and projects that affect concrete change.
Grow our movement and escalate the pressure on the Obama Administration, other levels of government, corporate targets, as well as higher education, global institutions, and other institutions, as part of a long-term strategy that grows our power. Power Shift will set the stage and be a launching point for change at the national level through national calls to action, issue breakouts and state breakouts.
The Power Shift Action Coordinator will work with the staff team at Energy Action Coalition and our partners to create a mass demonstration in Pittsburgh that empowers 10,000 young people to take a stand and make real progress towards the movements’ goals. This position reports to the Power Shift Coordinator. The primary responsibilities of this position are to:
- Design and plan the demonstration and march
- Work with city government to secure permits
- Liaise with local Pittsburgh government, police and emergency services
- Manage the execution of the rally/demonstration and the coordination or staff and volunteers
- Recruit and train staff and volunteers for marshaling and other demonstration responsibilities
- Work with coalition and Pittsburg partners to coordinate goals and outcomes of the actions at Power Shift.
- Work with Campaign Director and Field team to update and support participants and other stakeholders.
- Trained in non-violent direct action
- Experience as a project manager for complex events with multiple stakeholders.
- Excellent communication skills for diverse audiences: youth activists, the press, the public; community activists, VIPs, donors, etc.
- Enjoy working under pressure, under deadline, and can think quickly on your feet without ever, ever losing your cool externally.
- Strong judgment.
- Exceptional organizational skills.
- Interpersonal and team management skills that are focused on inclusive processes, with a lens of justice and equity.
- Familiarity with the youth climate movement
- Experience with consensus-based decision-making.
SUBMISSIONS: Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) references from your most recent employment and/or education.
Send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Power Shift Action Coordinator” in your email subject line.
Energy Action Coalition is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to engaging the skills and leadership of people of color, low-income persons, LGBT persons, differently-abled people, and other people from diverse backgrounds. People from these and other historically marginalized backgrounds and communities are strongly encouraged to apply.