Position Title: Miami Climate Alliance Digital Organizing Fellow
Reports to: MCA Coordinator
Position Classification: Part-time independent contractor
Salary Range: $20,000-$24,000
Estimated Hours: 10 to 15 hours per week
Start Date: June 1, 2020
End Date: December 1, 2020
Application Deadline: May 15, 2020
General Description: South Florida is one of the most at-risk regions in the world for climate change impacts. Since its creation in 2015, the Miami Climate Alliance has built urgency, power, and cohesion around climate change and sea level rise by achieving significant policy wins and working to establish a model for just, equitable, and resilient communities. Our principles and priorities are as follows: 1) We are action-oriented – focused on solutions addressing causes and effects of climate change; 2) We are a dynamic network of individuals and organizations working toward equity and climate justice; 3) We are locally-focused on tangible wins for people and the natural and built environment; 4) We are informed by peer-reviewed climate science, our direct experience, and documented and projected impacts in our region; 5) We are committed to democratic governance, operational transparency, and open data sharing.
In order to expand Miami Climate Alliance’s digital presence and virtual workstreams, MCA is seeking a part-time digital organizer to effectively engage members and the public across our many social media platforms, working groups, and committees. This position will directly support and amplify all aspects of our community resilience and disaster response work. This new hire will also be charged with building out the MCA’s digital brand presence and helping to drive “turnout” for our many ongoing webinars, organizing meetings, working group calls, calls to action, and other routine- or one-off engagement opportunities. Additional responsibilities, requirements and skills are listed below. Please email a resume and cover letter to MiamiClimateAlliance@gmail.com to apply.
- Work closely with the MCA Coordinator to plan and execute communication strategies and campaigns that effectively connect climate justice, hurricane preparedness and recovery, and the impacts of COVID19, including supporting Hustle-based direct voter engagement, Action Network digital actions, and earned media amplification.
- Create and post graphics, digital materials and timely informational content on COVID-19 and later hurricane/disaster prep to share with our member organizations and across all of our social media platforms; Monitor and engage posts across platforms as needed
- Provide direct digital organizing support for all resilience hub programs including volunteer recruitment, marketing for laptop collection / distribution, review and disbursement of mutual aid, and other vehicles for coordinated action;
- Build, develop and maintain data models, reporting systems, data automation systems, dashboards and performance metrics for participation analytics that support key strategic decisions for expanding and improving social media and digital communications influence
- Support each MCA working group and co-lead efforts to build digital communications campaigns that connect to community resilience and disaster relief across issue areas organizations driving their efforts in building targeted digital communications campaigns
- Support digital organizing training efforts to help MCA working groups, committees and member organizations learn the effective use digital organizing tools and strategies;
- Participate in strategic planning as necessary
- Foster and support organization-wide collaboration and communication
- Participate in other relevant project activities as needed
- Support the overall mission and values of the Miami Climate Alliance
Skills and Requirements:
- Must be able to participate in digital meetings through Zoom, GoogleHangout or other web conferencing services
- Must have consistent, reliable access to a personal computing device and internet
- Willingness to sign a confidentiality agreement to protect sensitive information
- Strong attention to detail; ability to manage multiple projects and communications campaigns simultaneously, ability to maintain clear, timely and accurate records
- Willingness and ability to participate in rapid community response during an active emergency, like a hurricane
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and deadline-management skills; ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, as well as being a self-starter who can work independently; willingness to embrace collaboration with a positive “team-player” attitude
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Possesses and demonstrates cultural sensitivity and commitment to racial and social justice.
- Computer skills required: Graphic Design Software, like Canva or Adobe Creative products; Mailchimp or other CRM experience; Social Media Marketing; Microsoft Office
Education, Knowledge, & Experience:
- Educational: 5+ years of related work experience without formal education or training, OR 2+ years of communications and/or marketing experience with a Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university
- Interest in and a baseline knowledge of climate change.
- Interest in and a baseline knowledge of racial and social justice issues impacting local communities in Miami-Dade.
- Fluency in Spanish or Kreyol preferred
- Experience in or knowledge of resilience hubs, emergency management, disaster response or the South Florida Community Emergency Operations Centers preferred
- Position is primarily remote, with some local travel required in the Miami area
Please send cover letter, resume with professional references, and sample work product to firstname.lastname@example.org before May 21, 2020