Job Posting – Pull Together Organizer
Contract role: September to December, 2017
The Pull Together campaign is one of the most successful community fundraising and organizing projects in the country, having supported nearly 6,000 people to raise over $1M to support Indigenous lawsuits blocking unwanted pipelines. “The People vs Kinder Morgan” has been running since last December, and has raised over $500,000 to support the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Coldwater First Nations’ lawsuits.
With Kinder Morgan planning construction in September 1 of this year, First Nations lawsuits remain the strongest legal path forward to blocking or slowing this project. Court dates are set for two weeks in early October, and the campaign intends to raise an additional $100,000 or more to support ongoing legal costs and additional nations joining the campaign.
We seek a powerhouse organizer to work with our dozens of volunteers, partners, and allies and support them to organize community events, turn their existing events into Pull Together fundraisers, or fundraise online for the campaign. This is a high energy position perfect for someone with existing strong relationships in the BC climate justice and Indigenous communities who is passionate about Indigenous rights and fighting climate change.
- Supporting volunteers to organize fundraising events
- Reaching out to existing volunteer organizers and recruiting new ones
- Contacting organizers of existing events to pitch them on fundraising for Pull Together
- Attending events, supporting details, and often speaking on behalf of Pull Together
- Organizing events outside the hearings in Vancouver (first 2 weeks of October)
- Liaising with local Indigenous community members and organizers
- Assisting event organizers to set up online fundraising accounts with our software platform
- Working with the communications and social media team to tell great stories about events
- Working closely with the Pull Together teams at Sierra Club BC and RAVEN on the campaign plan and priorities
- 2-3 years experience as a community organizer or campaigner
- Well connected within the environmental / climate and Indigenous rights communities
- Based in the Lower Mainland
- Comfortable reaching out to people you don’t know, hustling to make things happen
- A real people-person who wants to help others succeed and have the limelight
- Possess an understanding of decolonization, United Nations Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous People, and Truth & Reconciliation.
- Digital media capture or writing skills would be an asset (taking photos at events, etc)
The details: This is a contract position, starting immediately, until mid December, with a fixed budget of $12,000.
To apply: please send cover letter and resume to leah at raventrust dot com. Applications open until August 31, 2017.