Post Date: 03/24/2020
Close Date: 05/29/2020
Organizational and Campaign Overview:
Our Children’s Trust is a non-profit public interest law firm that provides strategic, campaign- based legal services to youth from diverse backgrounds to secure their legal rights to a safe climate. We work to protect the Earth’s climate system for present and future generations by representing young people in global legal efforts to secure their binding and enforceable legal rights to a healthy atmosphere and stable climate, based on the best available science. We support our youth clients and amplify their voices before the third branch of government in a highly strategic legal campaign that includes targeted media, education, and public engagement work to support the youths’ legal actions. Our legal work – guided by constitutional, public trust, human rights laws and the laws of nature – aims to ensure systemic and science-based climate recovery planning and remedies at federal, state, and global levels. We seek legally-binding, countrywide and/or statewide science-based Climate Recovery Plans that will return atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations to levels below 350 ppm by the year 2100.
o Eugene, Oregon preferred; open to remote for right candidate.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
o Maximize strategic impact of Our Children’s Trust (OCT) alliances and relationships with external constituencies.
o Identify, cultivate, and educate constituent organizations in locales where OCT has or will have legal actions about our work, as early as possible, and support those organizations to turn out their constituencies for impactful participation and turn out at OCT events/actions in their locales (focus primarily on faith, school and local NGOs.)
o Execute and evaluate strategic Juliana v. United States curriculum distribution plan, supporting K-12, higher education, and law school educators using the curriculum for maximum impact.
o Design, distribute, and evaluate OCT-specific, legal strategy, and/or science-focused learning tools and materials for legal, general, and youth audiences, including in-house webinar series.
o Design, facilitate, and evaluate internal trainings for OCT plaintiffs/guardians and partners.
o Manage relationship with documentary filmmaker for maximum OCT benefit on distribution of film, prequels, and surrounding impact campaign.
o Field, manage, coordinate, and respond to all incoming partnership requests.
o Field, manage, distribute, and track all incoming emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reporting Duties and Responsibilities:
o Report internally as requested. Position Reports to:
o Communications, Education and Engagement Director
o Experience managing, cultivating, and participating in national-level partnerships and coalitions.
o Exceptional writing, organizational, and communications skills, including ability to effectively secure buy-in of organizational goals and needs.
o Experience designing, distributing, and evaluating curricula.
o Experience creating, distributing, and evaluating other educational/public engagement
o Experience teaching coursework and/or facilitating trainings.
o Creative, big picture thinking and planning abilities.
o Experience with online learning pedagogies and methods preferred.
Compensation and Benefits:
OCT offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience and with the other members of our team. Employee benefits include employer-paid medical, vision, life, and disability insurance, retirement savings plan with employer match, paid vacation and holidays, and a relaxed work environment (albeit fast-paced).
We welcome, embrace, and respect diversity of people, identities, and cultures. We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. OCT is an equal opportunity employer.
Applicants should submit in a single PDF a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to Julissa@ourchildrenstrust.org. Please put “Education and Alliances Manager” in the subject line of your email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
You can find out more about OCT at our website: www.ourchildrenstrust.org.