Bantam Communications: Community Organizer

Location

Remote

Salary

45-65 / Hourly

Company

Bantam Communications

Department

Organizing

Employer Type

Campaign

Contact

[email protected]

Application Instructions

Please CC: [email protected] when sending resumes Application Deadline: May 23, 2024

Job Description

Bantam Communications is in search of a highly skilled and motivated Community Organizer to join our vibrant team. The Organizer will prioritize grassroots and mid-level stakeholder organizing to build a robust and active base of supporters for our client’s utility-scale wind, solar, and storage projects nationwide. The ideal candidate should possess excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, an understanding of local community dynamics, and experience conducting direct outreach.


**Job Requirements**
- **Community Engagement:** Use context from the project team and internal research to develop and execute grassroots outreach plans. Build and maintain positive relationships with supporters, landowners, community leaders, and relevant stakeholders in project areas through meetings, calls, and other contacts. Make recommendations on strategy as necessary.
- **Volunteer Organizing:** In conjunction with Campaign Strategists and the Director of Community Affairs, identify, recruit, and mobilize supporters to contact local elected officials or agencies, attend public meetings, and communicate project benefits with community members in support of projects around the country.
- **Political and Community Dynamic Analysis:** Demonstrate a deep understanding of community and political power dynamics, employing this knowledge to conduct outreach and inform strategic-decision making. Effectively analyze and report on results from outreach activities, with a special emphasis on identifying new and growing trends on the ground.
- **Government Relations: **Monitor county and municipal government proceedings related to renewable energy generally and the project specifically. Professionally represent the project and developer at business, local government, and community functions.
- **Events Management: **Help plan, build, and manage local events. If necessary, travel to project locations to staff events and conduct outreach.
- **Data Organization and Information Management:** Ensure all data gathered from outreach and engagement activities are entered and maintained in various databases and systems. Triage questions, comments, and concerns gathered during outreach and ensure answers are provided.
- **Communication Excellence: **Possess excellent communication skills to effectively convey campaign messages and objectives to clients, internal teams, and communities involved.


**Bantam Communications**
We are a mission-driven organization with a singular focus on clean energy deployment. Bantam’s robust team of public affairs experts has supported over 2,300 megawatts of successfully permitted large-scale wind and solar projects onto the grid in communities across the United States.
Bantam was built to support the United States’ largest wind and solar developers with proactive and strategic community organizing that gets projects over the finish line. Our team conducts rigorous community assessments, plots strategic roadmaps for stakeholder engagement, and educates residents about clean energy with an efficient, digital-first approach supported by scalable protocols and our proprietary community engagement knowledge hub, BantamOne.