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Posted: June 10 2015
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DescriptionEnvironment Illinois is a project of Environment America. We are a citizen-based environmental advocacy organization operating at both the state and national level. Our staff and members work to protect the places we love, advance the environmental values we share, and win real results for our environment. Recently, we worked with our allies to rally 800,000 people to support the EPAs plan to restore Clean Water Act protections.
This summer, Environment Illinois on is working on a campaign to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act. Loopholes in the law leave more than half of our nation’s waterways open to unchecked pollution –putting the drinking water for 1 in every 3 Americans at risk. The US Senate will decide the fate of these waterways this summer, and we need to make sure our Illinois Senators are on the right side of the issue. We're hiring staff to build the public support it will take to restore protects to our rivers and streams
As paid campaign staff, students will build grassroots power, learn the building blocks of political organizing, and work closely with our senior staff management team.
ResponsibilitiesThe job is canvassing neighborhoods. We go door-to-door to talk with as many people as possible, face-to-face about the campaign. We identify people who support the issue and get them involved. Every day, each one of our staff on average will talk to thirty-five people, sign up four or five new members, find ten people to sign a petition, distribute campaign literature and raise between $120-$200 for the campaign.
We are also hiring for several different leadership positions. The most important one is the Field Manager position. Field Managers oversee a team of 3 to 5 staff and are responsible for hitting goals in a particular town. They recruit, train and manage their team both in the office and out in the field. Field Managers take part in weekly staff meetings with directors; they are the leadership team and play an even larger role in having an impact on our campaigns. We are looking for the top candidates to fill these positions and with that we offer additional pay.