Employment: Temporary, full-time hourly position from June 2021 to May 2022
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Reporting Line: MN350 Clean Transportation Organizer
Timeline: Applications accepted through June 16 or until the position is filled
MN350’s Transit Justice Organizer will lead a team of MN350’s active volunteer leadership to organize with and grow our membership base in order to build power and win campaigns that advance climate justice in Minnesota. The MN350 Clean Transportation Team is building out a base of transit riders in order to advocate for mass transit buildout in Minnesota.
MN350 is a dynamic, volunteer-led grassroots organization building a people’s movement to demand that Minnesota take action and leadership in addressing the climate crisis in an equitable and sustainable way. Our mission is to unite Minnesotans as part of a global movement to end the pollution damaging our climate, speed the transition to clean energy, and create a just and healthy future for all. MN350 is a 501(c)(3) organization.
MN350 Action is a 501(c)(4) advocacy nonprofit that is seeking to build a bold, diverse mass movement for climate justice by building public support and equipping them the build power to effect change and the local, municipal and state levels. MN350 Action is a sister organization to MN350 that shares staff, offices and volunteers. MN350 and MN350 Action work collaboratively with the global 350.org and numerous coalition partners to build a movement for climate justice.
Throughout this job description, references to MN350 also include MN350 Action.
MN350 is currently in a period of growth, accountability, and development. All prospective applicants must be willing to grow with the organization as we move into our next iteration.
ABOUT THE ROLE
MN350 is looking for a dynamic and relational person to fill a new designated role of Transit Justice Organizer to organize transit canvasses in order to build leaders on transit and work towards community-centered transportation policies for racial, economic, and climate justice.
The MN350 Clean Transportation team includes the MN350 Clean Transportation Organizer and several dozen volunteers committed to running campaigns to make Minnesota a Clean Transportation leader. Our goal is to make sure all Minnesotans can affordably access their choice of transportation modes, none of which emit greenhouse gases, by 2040.
The transit organizer would work with members of the MN350 Transit Team to design transit canvases on lines with off-board payment to discuss public safety, transit equity, and quality of transit. This, and the following up and relationship building from this, will be a core duty of the transit organizer and shared with the volunteer team members.
The role would be supervised by the MN350 Clean Transportation Organizer.
KEY INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITIES
KEY SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES AS MEMBER OF THE STAFF
Strong candidates will have:
RELATIONSHIPS & LEADERSHIP
SALARY, BENEFITS & OTHER INFO
To apply to join this diverse, growing organization that is making a difference in Minnesota, please submit your resume and cover letter to email@example.com; questions may be directed to the same email address.
TIMELINE & PROCESS
Applications being accepted through June 16. The position is open until filled.
Strongly encourage people who do or have depended on and/or benefited from public transportation are highly encouraged to apply.
EOE. Women, people of color, indigenous/Native American, and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Position is based in Minneapolis, MN
Currently work is performed at home and in person as our community opens up safely given COVID-19 cases. As approved by the Clean Transportation Organizer, alongside staff director teams, this position will involve canvassing outdoors, in person, with occasional in-office demands; occasionally lifting light objects unassisted and heavier objects with assistance. This job may require walking or standing for long periods of time and may involve a significant amount of time doing computer work and heavy phone usage.
Flexibility is needed to work outside normal business hours, including evenings and weekends and occasional extended work hours to accomplish the mission of the organization. Some local and out-of-state travel may be required.