** Applications due Oct. 26, 2007 - apply online today at
Green Corps is the non-profit Field School for Environmental Organizing,
founded by leading environmentalists in 1992 to train environmental
organizers. Our program includes intensive classroom training, hands-on
experience running urgent environmental campaigns, and placement in
permanent positions with leading environmental and social change groups.
Classroom Training. Our intensive classroom training combines issue
briefings, workshops and skills trainings to prepare you to run a grassroots
campaign. Issue briefings include Clean Cars, Renewable Energy, Forests and
Endangered Species. Strategy workshops include The Legislative Process,
Social Change Methodology and Effective Media: Messaging and Framing.
Finally, hands-on skills trainings include Leadership Development, Training
Volunteers and Running Effective Meetings. Training is run by the Green
Corps Central Staff, as well as environmental and social change experts such
as John Passacantando, Executive Director, Greenpeace USA, Bill McKibben,
author and climate change expert, and Wendy Wendlandt, Political Director,
Field Training. Our field training puts you on the front lines of today's
most urgent environmental campaigns. With Green Corps, you will work in
multiple cities nationwide, chosen for their ability to make an impact on
critical environmental problems. Potential locations include, but are not
limited to, San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC and Boston, MA.
You must be willing to relocate during your year with Green Corps.
Dates. The program begins in August 2008 and concludes with graduation in
Responsibilities. Plan and implement a series of critical environmental
campaigns with groups like Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club and
Greenpeace. You will secure media coverage, recruit and manage volunteers,
train new leaders, and mobilize grassroots activists.
Career Development. Upon completion of the training program, Green Corps
will connect you to organizations that are seeking full-time professional
staff. Green Corps graduates hold positions with MoveOn.org, Sierra Club,
Greenpeace, Global Exchange, Endangered Species Coalition, Global Trade
Watch, Corporate Accountability International, ForestEthics, and many other
environmental and progressive groups.
Qualifications. Each year we select 35 recent college graduates to join
Green Corps. We are looking for people who are serious about saving the
planet, have demonstrated leadership experience, and want to work for change
over the long haul at the grassroots level.
Salary & Benefits. Salary of $23,750. Optional group health care coverage,
paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation, and a student loan
repayment program for qualifying staff.
To Apply. To apply to Green Corps, fill out our online application by the
Early Application Deadline of Oct. 26, 2007. Deadlines, 2nd round interview
locations and our online application are at http://www.greencorps.org.
Contact. Jesse Littlewood, Recruitment Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org,