Organizing Director – Organizing for Change
Organizing for Change (OFC), a project on MakeWay’s shared platform, is a backbone initiative advancing a collective strategy on behalf of some of BC’s best known and most effective environmental groups. OFC works with its member organizations to build the collective power of the BC environmental movement by increasing its salience with decision-makers. Our two main programs are: Government Relations – advancing key policy priorities to ensure government knows it will be held accountable for high-bar environmental commitments; and Community Empowerment – ensuring British Columbians have the tools, abilities and shared strategy to demonstrate their desire to see decision-makers take action on environmental issues.
OFC is seeking an experienced candidate who is passionate about building an effective and active environmental community and who will lead and continue to shape our Community Empowerment Program. This program provides training and coaching for OFC member groups as well as grassroots volunteers throughout the province to ensure they are best able to attract and organize supporters and thereby ensure decision-makers take action on important environmental issues, both locally and provincially. As well, OFC works with many groups during and in the run-up to elections to ensure people who care about environmental issues get out to vote and are seen to vote at high rates.