Green Workers Alliance

Green Workers Alliance

Lead Organizer

Based in Washington, DC
(with extensive travel to other parts of the country)


The Green Workers Alliance (greenworkers.org) is a project of the PowerSwitch Action (formerly the Partnership for Working Families) that is currently organizing solar installers and wind turbine technicians nationally using an online-to-offline model. We are beginning ground operations as we campaign to dramatically raise job standards in the field and increase investment in the green sector. We are a strong worker-led voice supporting the Green New Deal, a just transition and the fight against structural racism in the workforce. We are a unique project in that we are both a workers organization and an organization that also has as its core mission to fight climate change.

We are seeking a Lead Organizer to strengthen our online organizing and help us develop our ground organizing as we build out our organizing staff.

The Lead Organizer will head up our organizing efforts to build a membership base, develop leadership, and ensure that member voices are leading on our decision making and campaign work. The Lead Organizer is the one who ensures that we are building a mass-based organization. The ideal Lead Organizer will have a mix of both worker organizing and digital experience. The Lead Organizer is responsible for engaging in outreach experiments to green workers and those who aspire to work in the field. One week the Lead Organizer could be at a worksite for a wind installation talking with workers and in the next week, those workers could be virtually attending a shareholders meeting, or engaged in direct action against mega-utility companies. Responsibilities include:

  • Solicit membership through a combination of on-line and workplace and home visits.
  • Scale up the digital organizing strategy.
  • Develop organizing skills of members.
  • Identify, recruit, train and develop leaders.
  • Develop various communication systems to effectively reach members and providers.
  • Work to build coalitions with environmental, labor and community organizations.
  • Mobilize, turn out and engage membership
  • Train and supervise new organizers
  • Help co-create the internal participatory membership engagement processes

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • At least five years of experience in organizing and management
  • Spanish fluency strongly preferred
  • Campaign planning experience, both labor and community side
  • Ability to lead a diverse team
  • Experience working through a racial equity lens
  • Ability to both think creatively and implement effectively.
  • Work effectively in team settings, as well as independently.
  • Effectively prioritize and multi-task assignments and responsibilities.
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, often including nights and weekends.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, auto insurance that covers business driving, and an automobile for business use.

Compensation and Location
This is a full-time position. We offer a competitive starting salary at $55,000 to $75,000 (depending on experience) and generous benefits, including covering full health benefit premiums (health, dental and vision) and a 401k plan with an employer contribution

The position will be based in Washington, DC, with extensive travel to other parts of the country.

To Apply
Please send a letter of interest, résumé, and a list of 3-4 professional references including at least one supervisor. Send all application materials to info@greenworkers.org and include “Lead Organizer Position” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

PowerSwitch Action is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women and gender non-binary people, people of color including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender/gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status.

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