Does the idea of supporting your local community to build a strong regional economy for farming, fishing, recreation, clean energy, and port and tribal businesses inspire you? How about doing so while making abundant, harvestable salmon and steelhead populations in the Columbia River Basin a reality?
Washington Conservation Voters (WCV) is seeking a community organizer to work in the Tri-Cities area to organize and activate the community for our work with the Our Northwest Opportunity campaign. This person will facilitate and organize in the Tri-Cities area advocating for policies that incentivize clean energy, salmon restoration, and fulfillment of tribal treaty rights. This community organizer will work in close collaboration with WCV, existing community groups, external partner groups, as well as reach out to other local leaders, including community of color led organizations and labor groups.
This position is a temporary part-time employee and will report to the WCV Field Director. This position will be working remotely from the Tri-Cities area. Our teams have access to a variety of online tools and systems that support remote work and supervision. We anticipate this job will involve some travel (up to 30% of time) to different parts of the greater Tri-Cities area.
Who we are
WCV engages in ongoing efforts related to statewide salmon recovery and clean energy, while working to elect environmental champions to public office. The organization maintains strategic relationships with elected officials, Tribal and other government officials, and key constituencies such as labor. We are actively working towards advancing comprehensive solutions on lower Snake River dam issues in the greater Tri-Cities area. WCV is involved with Our Northwest Opportunity campaign, an existing network of dozens of organizations who share the goals of a strong regional economy, abundant and harvestable salmon and steelhead populations, fulfillment of our federal treaty responsibilities with tribes, and a reliable, affordable, clean electric power system in the Columbia River Basin.
Washington Conservation Voters (WCV) (c4) ensures Washington’s decision makers keep our environment protected, healthy, and vibrant. Over the last 35 years, we have elected environmental champions, held our elected leaders to the highest standard, and built statewide momentum for environmental campaigns through innovative voter outreach efforts and community organizing. WCV is committed to making sure all people in Washington State have a healthy environment and a strong, sustainable economy.
Compensation and Benefits
This temporary position will be compensated at $20/hour for 20 hours a week. This position has an immediate start date upon hiring and is currently funded for four months with the goal to extend the position through the end of the year conditional upon securing additional funding. The position is eligible for healthcare benefits, pro-rated vacation and sick leave, and will be reimbursed for travel costs, and up to $50/month cell phone reimbursement.