ORGANIZER (Fall/Winter 2014 and Spring 2015)

The Labor Network for Sustainability (LNS) is a national organization with a vision of a just transition to full spectrum sustainability (economic, social and environmental). LNS works at the nexus of the labor movement and the environmental movement with a focus on breaking out of “silo” style organizing and on building relationships between organized labor and environmental, faith and community organizations.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Contract position, ¾ time for up to six months, based in Washington DC-Baltimore area. Organizer will do research and field work to build LNS in Maryland, and to pull together and conduct 4 to 6 meetings of a “Futures Commission”, to include labor leaders together with leaders from faith, environmental and other communities. Task of the Commission is to define a vision for a Sustainable Maryland.  Organizer will be supervised by, and report directly to, Labor Network for Sustainability (LNS) Executive Director Joe Uehlein.  SALARY commensurate with experience and skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct research into unions in MD to approach for support of goals and projects (not money).
  • Arrange, plan, and conduct meetings with these unions, and with MD environmental organizations, faith organizations and community organizations.
  • Draft a founding mission statement for a MD Futures Commission
  • Plan and staff meetings of the commission.
  • Other associated administrative work for MD LNS and Futures Commission.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong research, writing and speaking skills
  • Strong computer, social networking, and people skills
  • Labor background
  • Environmental background
  • Organizing background
  • Ability to work with people of different cultures, ideologies, and orientations
  • Willingness to travel and access to a vehicle
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of LNS

FOR QUESTIONS or TO APPLY:

Email resume, cover letter & 3 references with subject line “MD Organizer” to: 

Joe Uehlein joeuehlein@mac.com