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Mar 15 / BARD CEP

New Jersey Field Organizer (Job or Internship), Food & Water Watch

Organization: Food & Water Watch

Position Title: New Jersey Field Organizer (Job or Internship)

Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey

Dates and compensation:

Hours: 2-10pm Monday through Friday; Part time schedules are available for the same hours (must be available at least three days a week)

  • $500-700 per week; contingent on performance and leadership responsibilities
  • $100-140 per day for part time schedules
  • Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as paid sick and vacation days available after six months of employment
  • Advancement and career opportunities are available for qualified individuals

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Since 2005 Food & Water Watch has advocated for common sense policies that will result in healthy, safe food and access to safe and affordable drinking water. We have utilized original research and grassroots organizing to effectively change both corporate and governmental policies to better protect the public. Our team is currently working to require labeling of genetically engineerd foods sold in New Jersey but we have successfully passed local, county, and statewide legislation to stop fracking, prevent the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, halt the privatization of water, and a host of other issues. To help bolster public participation in the legislative process we are hiring field organizers in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Responsibilities: The duties of the field organizer will be to educate the public on critical consumer and environmental issues and to help build strength in numbers to effect policy changes. Organizers will be responsible for petitioning, fundraising, letter writing and phone call campaigns, and registering volunteers.

Qualifications: We are looking for exceptional candidates with excellent verbal communication skills, a background in environmental, public health, or consumer issues, and a passion for social justice and progressive change. We offer leadership training and advancement opportunities for qualified individuals and ensure that all staff members develop valuable political advocacy skills.

How to Apply: Call our office at (732) 839-0861 to schedule an interview or email our staff director at tvankirk@fwwatch.org.

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