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January 15, 2020

Field Representative

Reno, Nevada Area

 

Position: Field Representative
Location: Reno, Nevada
Reporting to: Policy & Advocacy Director
Timeline: 5 Hours/Week, January-July 2020, 10 Hours/Week, August-November 2020, Non-Benefited, Temporary Employee
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 

Background

Based in Boulder, CO, Protect Our Winters (POW) is a nonprofit that engages and mobilizes the outdoor sports community to lead the fight against climate change through educational initiatives, political advocacy, and community-based activism. 

Founded by pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones in 2007, POW works against climate change by turning passionate outdoor people into effective climate advocates. We are a community of athletes, thought pioneers and forward-thinking business leaders working to affect systemic political solutions to climate change. We work hard, but we enjoy taking our meetings to the chairlift or backcountry. 

The Opportunity

We are seeking field representatives to work on the ground in POW’s priority states for the 2020 election year: Nevada, Colorado, Michigan, and New Hampshire. This part time, temporary position will focus on field organizing in two major areas: on-the-ground event execution and partner/volunteer development and support. The field representative will ensure POW’s 2020 Ground Game Plan can be executed within the target state by serving as the on-the-ground contact to lead on event logistics and by creating and maintaining the partnerships and relationships necessary. The field representative will work to ensure that all partners and volunteers have the training, resources, and materials they need. Ultimately, the Field Representative serves as an accountable, reliable representative of POW as a national non-profit within the key geography.  

This representative will need to be flexible with hours, understanding that no week is the same, especially when moving into August through November. This position will require hours on nights and weekends as well as travel throughout the state, and therefore, the representative will need to have reliable transportation. 

Description of Responsibilities

  • Events Organization & Logistics
    • Assisting with event logistics in the planning process, especially with on-the-ground needs
    • Attending and working POW events within the region 
    • Managing, tracking, and delivery of event materials
    • Securing opportunities for donation collection, via Square or otherwise
    • Driving home POW’s call to action and reporting out event metrics
    • Managing event sign-up and attendance into POW’s databases
  • Partner Relationships
    • Meet in person with current and potential partners in the region to ensure event activations or otherwise, pitching to each how they can get involved
    • Maintain partner relationships
  • Supporting Volunteers
    • Supporting volunteers working POW events to ensure they have the contacts, resources and materials needed
    • Playing a supporting role Local Lead Volunteer and formation of Local Alliance
  • Data Management and Reporting
    • Participate in weekly planning meetings with POW HQ
    • Report out event metrics and log in POW’s CRM database
    • Database attendees and volunteer sign ups 

Ideal Candidates Will Possess

  • Experience in event planning and logistics, project management experience a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and relationship-building skills
  • Comfortable working remote for a fast-paced, mission-driven non-profit organization 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with minimal direction
  • Strong relationships within the target community
  • Understanding of the current political landscape and/or campaign experience preferred
  • Experience within the climate change arena preferred
  • Keen understanding of the outdoor sports community and our culture preferred 
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically with reliable transportation in region

Details of Position

This temporary employee position will be 5-10 hours per week, non-benefited, for ten months, reporting to the Policy and Advocacy Director. The position is located remotely in the Reno, Nevada area. Location flexible, but will require ease of access to Reno; Nevada resident preferred. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter including your commitment to growing POW’s presence in your region and why you are compelled to work on 2020 elections within the outdoor community to [email protected] with ‘NV Field Representative Application’ in the subject line by Thursday, February 6.

Physical demands and work environment:

Must operate within the context of established objectives. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see. The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms.

Policy & Advocacy

January 15, 2020

Field Representative

Grand Rapids, Michigan Area

 

Position: Field Representative
Location: Grand Rapids, MI Area
Reporting to: Policy & Advocacy Director
Timeline: 20 Hours/Week, Non-Benefited, Temporary Employee from March-November 2020
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 

Background

Based in Boulder, CO, Protect Our Winters (POW) is a nonprofit that engages and mobilizes the outdoor sports community to lead the fight against climate change through educational initiatives, political advocacy, and community-based activism. 

Founded by pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones in 2007, POW works against climate change by turning passionate outdoor people into effective climate advocates. We are a community of athletes, thought pioneers and forward-thinking business leaders working to affect systemic political solutions to climate change. We work hard, but we enjoy taking our meetings to the chairlift or backcountry. 

The Opportunity

We are seeking field representatives to work on the ground in POW’s priority states for the 2020 election year: Nevada, Colorado, Michigan, and New Hampshire. This part time, temporary position will focus on field organizing in two major areas: on-the-ground event execution and partner/volunteer development and support. The field representative will ensure POW’s 2020 Ground Game Plan can be executed within the target state by serving as the on-the-ground contact to lead on event logistics and by creating and maintaining the partnerships and relationships necessary. The field representative will work to ensure that all partners and volunteers have the training, resources, and materials they need. Ultimately, the Field Representative serves as an accountable, reliable representative of POW as a national non-profit within the key geography.  

This representative will need to be flexible with hours, understanding that no week is the same, especially when moving into August through November. This position will require hours on nights and weekends as well as travel throughout the state, and therefore, the representative will need to have reliable transportation. 

Description of Responsibilities

  • Events Organization & Logistics
    • Assisting with event logistics in the planning process, especially with on-the-ground needs
    • Attending and working POW events within the region 
    • Managing, tracking, and delivery of event materials
    • Securing opportunities for donation collection, via Square or otherwise
    • Driving home POW’s call to action and reporting out event metrics
    • Managing event sign-up and attendance into POW’s databases
  • Partner Relationships
    • Meet in person with current and potential partners in the region to ensure event activations or otherwise, pitching to each how they can get involved
    • Maintain partner relationships
  • Supporting Volunteers
    • Supporting volunteers working POW events to ensure they have the contacts, resources and materials needed
    • Playing a supporting role Local Lead Volunteer and formation of Local Alliance
  • Data Management and Reporting
    • Participate in weekly planning meetings with POW HQ
    • Report out event metrics and log in POW’s CRM database
    • Database attendees and volunteer sign ups 

Ideal Candidates Will Possess

  • Experience in event planning and logistics, project management experience a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and relationship-building skills
  • Comfortable working remote for a fast-paced, mission-driven non-profit organization 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with minimal direction
  • Strong relationships within the target community
  • Understanding of the current political landscape and/or campaign experience preferred
  • Experience within the climate change arena preferred
  • Keen understanding of the outdoor sports community and our culture preferred 
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically with reliable transportation in region

Details of Position

This temporary employee position will be 20 hours per week, non-benefited, for nine months, reporting to the Policy and Advocacy Director. The position is located remotely in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. Location flexible, but will require ease of access to Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter including your commitment to growing POW’s presence in your region and why you are compelled to work on 2020 elections within the outdoor community to [email protected] with ‘MI Field Representative Application’ in the subject line by February 6.

Physical demands and work environment:

Must operate within the context of established objectives. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see. The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms.

Policy & Advocacy

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