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Environmental Grassroots Organizer Featured

  2021-10-15     Clean Water Action      350 Frank H Ogawa Plaza      $16.50 - $20 hour  

Who We Are:

Clean Water Action is a non-profit environmental political advocacy group founded during the passage of the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972. With over 1 million members in the U.S. 

Our mission is to protect our environment, health, and quality of life for all communities. Clean Water Action advocates for strong environmental policy on the local, state and national level through coalition building and grassroots pressure. For 50 years Clean Water Action has succeeded in winning some of the nation's most important environmental protections through grassroots organizing, expert policy research and political advocacy focused on holding elected officials accountable to the public. 

Currently, we are working on putting back the pieces of decades worth of commonsense environmental policy that were gutted during the previous administration.

Clean Water Action is dedicated to being an anti racist organization. We believe that those most affected by environmental degradation should have a voice at the table and solutions to environmental problems contribute to broader goals of justice for the most vulnerable among us.

In order to be an effective ally and partner in environmental justice work, we are working to create a culture that allows all people to thrive and grow within the organization. We know that a diverse staff will result in more varied, effective ideas and approaches to our campaign objectives, strategy, and tactics.

Candidates who possess a strong commitment to environmental, social, and political justice, a positive attitude, and a good sense of humor will be well suited for this role. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.


Some of the other Issues we work on:

  • Environmental Justice

  • Climate Change

  • Renewable Energy

  • Water as a Public Trust

  • Toxics in Everyday Products

  • Lead in Drinking Water

  • Restoring Democracy

  • Oil and Gas pollution


Responsibilities of a CWA Grassroots Organizer:

  • Promote political action on progressive issues to influence national, state, and local decision makers.

  • Communicate with and educate people about important issues that matter to them.

  • Recruit new and existing members and motivate them to take action on a specific campaign.

  • Raise and track funds to support our research, lobbying and educational campaigns.

  • Participate in daily briefings to learn more about the issues and strengthen your skills.



  • Must be located in the Bay Area.

  • Must have strong communication skills.

  • Must be committed to the cause of diversity, equity, justice and inclusion.

  • Desire for non-profit career development is a plus.

  • Must commit to a minimum of 3 months. Shifts are from 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm Monday through Friday. Must be available 3 shifts/week minimum.

  • Experience with canvassing, political organizing and successful negotiations are a big plus!

  • Bilingual, POC, LGBTIQ and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

What's in it for you?

  • Starting rate of $16.50-$20/hr

  • Gain valuable experience in the non-profit sector.

  • Relaxed, fun and casual workplace culture.

  • Get to know your local neighborhoods

  • Paid Training.

  • Flexible Scheduling.

  • Paid Sick Leave

  • Enhanced benefits available for employees who work 21+ hours/week.

  •  While on staff, you will gain knowledge of pressing concerns facing our country, learn how to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the political process.

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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