Nature for All seeks a Policy Advocate and Organizer to implement community education, policy advocacy, and grassroots campaigns to protect and advance public lands, park equity, climate resilience, public health, urban greening, and access to nature in Los Angeles County.
The Policy Advocate and Organizer will plan and execute campaigns to effect changes at various levels of government and cultivate strategic partnerships with coalition members, allies, and representatives to advance policy objectives. This position will plan and implement a robust community-driven engagement process, and develop and maintain a grassroots and grass-tops network of supporters. This position will work closely with the Senior Program Manager and Executive Director to identify, plan, and deploy strategic community building and organizing techniques.
The Policy Advocate and Organizer, like all Nature for all staff, is expected to model professional workplace behavior and standards, and clearly and enthusiastically demonstrate our core values of collaboration, diversity, equity, inclusion, honesty, integrity, humility, open communication, and accountability.
Location: Los Angeles County. Hybrid position.
Job Type: Full-time, Exempt position.
Compensation: $65,000-$74,000, commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Coalition and Community Building
● Establish and cultivate collaborative relationships with community partners, coalitions,
engaged partners, and Nature for All leadership development community ambassadors,
academy participants and Nature for All stewards, to strengthen collaboration, and to support and engage Nature for All’s work and priorities
● Build, plan, facilitate, and participate in coalitions, attend and actively participate in community partner meetings and coalitions that focus on issues of interest
● Develop strategy and lead field organizing activities for policy campaigns; including developing advocacy letters and recruit diverse and powerful allies to sign on to support; advocacy materials including fact sheets, toolkits, action alerts, blog posts, and social media content
● Network with other community organizers who work on public lands issues and access to the outdoors and learn from their efforts
● Event planning to create inclusive and welcome community meetings, focus groups, tabling events, service projects, outings, and community training on identified topics ● Support recruitment and development of community-base building leadership development training program, voter education work, and sustain trusting and respectful relationships that will support the identification of community priorities
● Travel to various community sites to meet with individuals, conduct one-on-one, meetings, workshops, and facilitate community-engagement
● Attend various community events and support Nature For All Ambassadors in educational and outreach community activities
● Document outreach activities, take photographs, and provide basic copy describing photos, both of which may be used on social media platforms, as well as in institutional
communications including an electronic newsletter
● Help identify and tell compelling human stories to center the experiences of communities in the issue areas identified
● Enthusiastic and dedicated to Nature for All’s mission and the communities we work with
● Demonstrated consciousness and passion for social justice, power building, equitable access to nature, environmental justice causes, and climate
● At least 3 years of organizing, campaign, and/or advocacy experience; individuals with more than three years of experience are encouraged to apply
● Experience developing and implementing a successful grassroots and/or an advocacy
campaign at a federal, state or local level
● Experience planning and facilitating workshops, trainings, meetings, and other community events
● Flexible team player and also comfortable working independently and taking initiative
● Ability to participate in, create and sustain including and engaging spaces for all races/ethnicities, genders, ages, classes and geographic locations
● Familiarity with Los Angeles County
● Bilingual Spanish/English, with fluent conversational ability in Spanish
● Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Google applications
● Must have reliable transportation, possess a valid California Driver’s License, and insurance coverage to travel within Los Angeles County
Workload and Physical Demands
This position requires a willingness to work beyond a standard workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events. Travel throughout Los Angeles County, California and some out of state travel may be required. While performing this position, the employee is regularly required to operate a computer for up to 8 hours a day, to talk on the telephone or webcam for multiple hours per day, and to have the ability to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to support outdoor events and to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Because this position has responsibilities requiring direct interactions with others, the employee will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, although reasonable accommodation requests will be considered.
Nature for All is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. We value a diversity of experiences and encourage BIPOC+ and LGBTQI+ community members to apply!
Benefits: Benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance, life insurance; vacation and sick leave and eleven paid holidays.
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to: