The Southern Energy Network is looking for a motivated individual to work
full-time as a Florida student organizer. Please see below for more
information. The ideal candidate has a good relationship with one or more
Florida Universities, has at least a year of campus organizing experience,
and is ready to work full-time on climate and energy action in Florida.
(Sorry, no current students, we need commitment for a full 40 hours a week.)
Please forward to anyone who you think might fit the bill.
POSITION TITLE: FLORIDA CAMPUS ORGANIZER
ORGANIZATION: SOUTHERN ENERGY NETWORK
CAMPAIGN: CAMPUS CLIMATE CHALLENGE
LOCATION: FLORIDA (South East or North Central FL preferred, but flexible)
SALARY: $25,000 + benefits including health, dental, and life insurance
TERM: JANUARY 3, 2008 THROUGH AUGUST 1, 2008 (With strong possibility of
extension, pending funding)
DEADLINE: soft deadline: January 8, and then rolling deadline until filled
The Southern Energy Network is looking for a dynamic organizer to take on
the role of student organizing around global warming and energy issues.
With large portions of Florida expected to be underwater due to the effects
of global warming, we need someone who is dedicated to pursuing campus
victories and leveraging those victories toward broad spectrum policies NOW.
The fun-filled exciting and fast-paced position offers countless
opportunities for skill building and development and is highly personally
ABOUT SOUTHERN ENERGY NETWORK AND THE CHALLENGE
The Southern Energy Network (SEN) is a project of the Southern Alliance for
Clean Energy and our work is focused on supporting campus climate organizing
in the Southeast and leveraging our campus victories to achieve better local
and state policies. SEN is a founding member of the Energy Action Coalition,
which is a project of over 40 environmental and social justice organizations
in the U.S. and Canada working to unify the growing student and youth
movement for a clean, safe and just energy future. The Challenge aims to
engage one million youth on over 700 college campuses to make their campuses
models of sustainability and to influence local, state and national climate
The Florida Campus Organizer is responsible for managing the Challenge
campaign in Florida by supporting student clean energy and global warming
initiatives, Florida student networking, and connecting students to
communities engaged in fighting new dirty power plants. This job involves
substantial travel, mostly within Florida, to visit campuses and attend
summits and events. The position also supports Southeast regional
coordination and initiatives.
Specific responsibilities include:
$B"+(B Attend January trainings including: Southern Energy Network Staff Retreat
January 3-6, if hired by then.
$B"+(B Continue support of Campus Climate Challenge campaigns on 10-15 campuses,
with a focus on 3-4. Including direct support of state wide intiatives.
$B"+(B Continue the development of the Florida Alumni and Students for
Sustainable Campuses Network.
$B"+(B Manage an internship program of 1-5+ interns
$B"+(B Provide resources and support for students on campus and local media and
empower students to get their actions and messages out in campus, local and
$B"+(B Get Florida students excited about the Southeastern Student Renewable
Energy Conference in February at Valdosta State University in Georgia.
$B"+(B Support Southeast regional work as needed including fundraising, website
content, and newsletters.
$B"+(B Support Campus Climate Challenge/Energy Action Coalition national work
through involvement on at least 1 committee and as needed.
SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
$B"+(B Excellent planning and project management skills;
$B"+(B Excellent outreach and networking skills;
$B"+(B Experience working with students and youth;
$B"+(B Knowledge of and experience with global warming and clean energy advocacy;
$B"+(B Excellent writing skills;
$B"+(B Good media and messaging skills;
$B"+(B Problem solving skills and analytical skills;
$B"+(B Proficiency with Word; Excel; Google Suite: GCal, GMail, Docs & Spread
$B"+(B Ability to travel for weeks at a time.
The Southern Energy Network highly values diversity and encourages
applicants from traditionally marginalized
groups to apply for positions.
Send cover letter, resume, and 2-3 references
to: Liz Veazey; [log in to unmask]
cc: Jason Misner; [log in to unmask]
re: Florida Organizer
this position description and more info can be found here:
Regional Campus Coordinator
Southern Energy Network, a project of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
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919-619-5964 (c) | 865-637-6055 x17 (work)
lizvz6 (AIM) | greenenergygirl (Skype)
Campus Climate Challenge: www.climatechallenge.org
Youth Energy/Climate Blog: www.itsgettinghotinhere.org
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy : www.cleanenergy.org