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The Keep Long Valley Green Coalition is excited to announce an opening for a part-time Organizer.

Keep Long Valley Green Coalition Organizer

Position Summary

The Keep Long Valley Green Coalition seeks an organizer to assist with defending water resources needed to maintain the cultural heritage, environment and economy of Payahuunadu/the Eastern Sierra from excessive transfer out of the region to Los Angeles. The position may be full or part time, according to the needs and desires of the organizer and the KLVG coalition. The position will report to the KLVG executive committee.

Payahuunadu/the Eastern Sierra, or Los Angeles, California preferred.

Responsibilities and Activities
● Develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders in the Payahuunadu/Eastern Sierra and Los Angeles areas, including, the tribal community, businesses, recreation, conservation community, ranching and agriculture communities;
● Manage and grow the coalition website, keeplongvalleygreen.org, and social media sites (Facebook, Twitter), etc. Coordinate with coalition leadership to develop content, including educational and advocacy messaging;
● Attend and participate in KLVG bi-monthly coalition calls and other KLVG meetings;
● Assist with concepts, research and drafting of Every Last Drop newsletter;
● Plan and execute events to educate and advocate for the protection of Long and Little Round Valleys and all water resources in Payahuunadu/the Eastern Sierra,
such as demonstrations, informational events, and Adopt-a-highway cleanups.
● Meet with potential supporters of Keep Long Valley Green to grow the coalition and its supporters;
● Plan and prepare materials for meetings with decision makers such as LADWP Commissioners and LA Mayor’s office;
● Build relationships with LADWP Commissioners and their staff;
● Regularly attend LADWP meetings, electronically or in person, to advocate for campaign goals;
● Gather signatures, with a focus on Mono, Inyo and Los Angeles Counties, in support of campaign goals;
● Organize stakeholders to attend meetings and events, including meetings with LADWP, write letters, and find creative, nontraditional ways expand our advocacy efforts;
● Uplift and inspire supporters to submit articles for publication in local print media and online.

Preferred Qualifications
● Knowledge of the culture and issues of Payahuunadu/the Eastern Sierra.
● Knowledge of history and current status of water issues in Payahuunadu/the Eastern Sierra;
● Experience with community organizing;
● Experience and desire to work with a broad range of communities, including indigenous, rural, Hispanic and urban communities;
● Experience writing advocacy and informational materials, in print and online;
● Experience developing strategic communications and social media assets;
● Multicultural skills; English-Spanish bilingual skills;

● Able to work on a computer, including sitting at a desk for extended periods, to read a computer screen and manual dexterity to operate a keyboard;
● Able to think creatively, maintain accurate records and multi-task;
● Able to communicate concisely and persuasively and be understood by others, both orally and in writing;
● Able to work some evenings and weekends;
● Able to travel throughout the Eastern Sierra and infrequently to Los Angeles.
● Must have valid State Driver’s license and automobile insurance.

The Keep Long Valley Green Coalition is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship.

Compensation for the position will be based on qualifications and experience, in the range of $20 to $23 hourly. Please submit a resume and cover letter to the coalition at Wendy@friendsoftheinyo.org. Position is open until filled; the first review of applications will begin October 22, 2021.

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