Now Recruiting! Organizer, Grassroots Climate Action

Location: Home office with possibility of occasional travel
Term: 12 months
Hours: Approximately 25 hours/week. Some flexibility in scheduling. This role requires some
availability outside a traditional 9-5 working schedule, as it will involve working with
volunteers in different time zones across the country and who often are most
available during evening or weekend hours.
Compensation: $36.72/hour

About For Our Kids

For Our Kids (FOK) is a grassroots network of close to 6,000 parents, grandparents and guardians advocating for climate justice. We are from diverse backgrounds and experiences, united by our concern for our children’s future and determined to take action to reduce the impacts of climate change.

Our goal is to build a powerful constituency for more urgent action, motivated by love for all kids and future generations. We include social justice actions in our definition of climate action because climate breakdown does not impact everyone equally; our kids can't have a more just and resilient world without also addressing colonization, racism, gender inequity, ableism and poverty.

Overview of Role

The Organizer role is part of a small network support team of contracted consultants working from home offices who are at the service of FOK members, facilitating conversations, providing training and guidance, and building the capacity of parents to succeed.

FOK practices an organizing model in which parents take the lead, choosing what to work on and stepping up into leadership. They are organized in local teams taking action in their communities to make them liveable, sustainable and equitable, and collectively they advocate for regional and national action on the climate emergency. The Organizer facilitates this critical work by supporting parents who come to the network from a broad range of experiences and are looking to connect with other parents in action that makes a difference. The focus is on building the organizing and leadership skills of local teams and members and amplifying their impact.

We’re looking for an outgoing, people person who understands and is passionate about grassroots organizing. You will be skilled in deep listening and mentoring, meeting parents where they are at and growing their confidence to lead. Interactions are largely virtual, with increasing opportunities for in-person sessions.

We work in a flat structure, with lots of freedom to innovate, but also with accountability to meeting goals and targets. We work collaboratively as a team, but formally this role reports to the National Network Director. We connect via weekly team calls and use Slack, Google Workspace and NationBuilder for communications.

Job Description and Duties

This is one of three part-time Organizer positions within a 5-member national network support team. Team members work collaboratively toward FOK’s goal of empowering parents through strengthening capacity, organizing and leadership skills. Individually, each Organizer takes primary responsibility for different areas of work.

In this position, you will be working closely with parents engaging with their school communities on a variety of actions from on-the-ground activities to school district policy, and you will act as the main contact for FOK’s electric school bus campaign. While experience with school-based action is beneficial, it is your experience with grassroots-led organizing and understanding of the capacity within diverse volunteer groups of parents that is most important.

Key responsibilities:

  • Engage with existing teams of parents in the FOK network looking to take action within their school communities and more broadly within the education system.
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and logistical support for school-based actions and campaigns, including opportunities for teams and members to work collectively for additional impact.
  • Capture network stories for communication in a variety of formats, to normalize conversations around climate action and reach more parents
  • Design new supporter journey and engagement ladders for campaigns and projects collectively with other network support team members.
  • Create capacity building opportunities for parents to develop their organizing, leadership and advocacy skills, including starting new local teams.
  • Help design network activities, collective actions, events, skill-based training and campaigns that engage current network members and draw in parents not yet part of the network.
  • Host orientations, individual and group onboarding sessions for members who are new to the network and parents new to climate action.
  • Help connect new members to existing local teams, and support local teams to develop their own onboarding processes and group structure.
  • Track and monitor activities in NationBuilder and evaluate efforts for improvement.

Required Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate will have a good combination of the following:

  • Organizing experience - working with grassroots groups, organizing one-on-one support sessions and demonstrated ability helping others step into leadership roles.
  • Strong listening, interpersonal, and facilitation skills.
  • Event and action coordination experience, online and offline.
  • Familiarity with school community organizing and educational systems would be an asset.
  • Creativity, energy, and strong attention to detail.
  • Awareness of climate justice issues and strong understanding of anti-oppression and equity
  • A belief that individuals working together can have an impact and experience leading collective
    actions and campaigns.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to shifting focus areas.
  • Ability to work irregular hours, depending on the schedules of network members.
  • Familiarity with CRMs (preferable NationBuilder), online design tools, and a variety of social
    media platforms.
  • Openness to occasional travel and meetings and events in person.

Our Hiring Approach

We are aware that not everyone will have all the skills we are seeking and we are open to finding the right candidate who is willing to learn alongside us, so please apply if interested. We encourage applications from members of equity-seeking groups and are committed to a recruitment process and working environment free from discrimination, where individuals can participate safely and confidently. If you require accommodation during the application process, please contact us at [email protected]


Please apply with a CV and one-page cover letter summarizing your interest and focusing on your compatibility with this position by January 22 at [email protected] with “Organizer” in the subject line. We appreciate all applications received; at the same time, due to capacity constraints, we can reply only to those selected for an interview.