Hi Folks, this ad should send a message to all landowners interested in maintaining their rights. The facts are, that the game is not organized to serve landowner interests. Our state elected leadership is not interested in right or wrong, good or bad, just in polls, donations and re-election.The carrot will go to whoever pays most and lobbies best. We as landowners have passively waited for the state to do the right thing and follow established law. It does not matter to NY politicians that we are the only gas rich state not participating in achieving cheaper gas, reduced carbon foot print, and JOBs for our state. We are being out lobbied, out funded by the anti gas groups and miss represented by our elected officials. If we continue to sit passively by, we will get exactly what we deserve, nothing. Join a coalition, fund a lobbyist, go to a rally, no, go to ten rallies, make calls until you cannot talk any longer. Get involved it will make a difference.JLCpulse
Pay is $800.00 per week!! (So much for volunteer organizing)
Food & Water Watch is a leading national consumer advocacy organization that runs dynamic, cutting edge campaigns challenging the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources. Working together with Frack Action and over 170 groups across the state we formed New Yorkers Against Fracking, a broad-based coalition fighting for a ban on fracking throughout New York.
We are building out our organizing capacity in New York to prevent fracking in New York State and are seeking temporary contract organizers to build capacity in the following five areas of the state: Long Island, the Hudson Valley, Albany, Syracuse, and Rochester. Each Organizer will work to develop and implement legislative, field organizing, and media strategies in support of this campaign. The Organizer represents FWW and New Yorkers Against Fracking and works as a leader in local coalitions to broaden support for our policy goals. This position runs from October through the end of the year.
- Serving as New Yorkers Against Fracking’s representative in the local area as needed.
- Developing localized campaign plan
- Outreach to local organizations and elected officials and other grass-tops leaders
- Developing and working with activists and volunteers to build support for a ban on fracking and incorporating them into Food & Water Watch’s leadership development structure
- Developing and implementing organizing strategies for gathering petitions and data basing those petitions so we can contact new activists through our e-alert system
- Participating in media events and other speaking engagements
- Leading strategy sessions
- Coordinating with Food & Water Watch and New Yorkers Against Fracking staff in New York
- Electronic communication with activists on fracking
- Promotion of New Yorkers Against Fracking membership at events.
- Other duties as assigned
- Experience: At least one year experience in advocacy on public policy issues, and/or grassroots/field organizing.
- Knowledge: Organizing, advocacy and legislative strategy techniques; familiarity New York political environment; consumer and environmental issues; working with the media. Experience and familiarity with the local area is a major plus but not required.
- Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal and planning; excellent organizational skills. Knowledge of online activism and email listservs strongly preferred.
- Capabilities: Ability to think creatively and quickly to respond to legislative developments and to take advantage of breaking news; demonstrated leadership capability; ability to work well with a wide variety of people and to coordinate diverse tasks; ability to present technical concepts to a mass audience; can-do attitude and commitment to public interest work. Work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks at once, and adapt to changing situations on a daily basis. High level of independent judgment.
- Conditions: Strong interest in and commitment to promoting the goals of Food & Water Watch and New Yorkers Against Fracking. Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States.