We are excited that our funders have decided to renew their support for 2015, and we are able to hire a part-time coordinator! Read more for the full job description.
Who is BostonCAN?
BostonCAN is a group of Boston residents taking action in personal, social, and political ways to achieve climate justice. Our organization is comprised of an 8-member Board, a 10 member ” action team” which implements our campaigns, and a membership of over 600 activists.
BostonCAN seeks a part-time Coordinator for a one year period beginning in March 2015 to coordinate its two principal campaigns: influencing the implementation of the City of Boston’s Climate Action Plan, and advocating for reduction in the use of natural gas by stopping leaks and promoting alternatives to new gas infrastructure.
- coordinate weekly meetings and campaign activities of our action team
- help to implement Boston’s climate action plan by: building relationships with City officials and political knowledge about how to influence the new administration; strengthening relationships with partner groups and developing a shared action agenda; and helping to corral data, funding, and other necessary resources needed for plan implementation
- help to steer Boston and Massachusetts towards energy policy that is not reliant on natural gas by: publicizing the problem of gas leaks in Boston and working to fix the leaks; tying the gas leaks issue with that of proposed natural gas pipelines; and working with partner groups to change the dominant narrative, from natural gas as a “bridge” fuel to localized, democratized renewable energy production
- recruit new members to our campaigns via kickoff events organized with the action team in Spring 2015
- plan and facilitate meetings and events with partner groups and with City and State officials in order to further our campaigns
- facilitate board meetings, including strategic planning and board development
- organize and attend campaign-related events, including occasional public speaking
- coordinate communications, including drafting and distributing regular newsletters, maintaining our blog, and ensuring that our member database is updated
- manage funds with the Board treasurer and fiscal sponsor
- work with the Board and partners on funding proposals
- document activities and write reports for funders
- excellent verbal and written communication skills
- at least 2 years community organizing experience, including creating campaign strategies, recruiting new members, and implementing campaigns while developing organizational leadership
- ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, attending events throughout Boston
- familiarity with the issues of energy policy, climate change, environmental justice, public health, and community development
- experience working with small, grassroots organizations
- experience working with, and preferably coordinating, collaborative networks
- experience working with diverse constituencies, including low-income communities of color, public officials, private sector partners, and non-native English speakers
- knowledge of Boston neighborhoods and with the diverse array of groups working on climate change from a variety of perspectives
- ability to communicate in a second language widely spoken in Boston (Spanish, Haitian, Cape Verdean or Haitian Creole, etc.) a plus
- Experience writing grants a plus
BostonCAN’s board anticipates $25,000 will be available for this part-time position, with rate per hour, hours per week, and availability of benefits to be decided collaboratively between the new Coordinator and Board. The position is anticipated to last one year from the start date, with the opportunity of renewal contingent on funding.
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, March 8th. We plan on conducting interviews the week of March 16th, and having the Coordinator start in late March.