Community Organizer

Community Organizers work to solve environmental issues and incorporate clean energy policies and technologies in a neighborhood or community. They understand local issues and are aware of resources and connections on how to address them.

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

A Community Organizer has collected survey information on which clean energy initiative will be most useful in their neighborhood. The decision is to install solar panel charging stations at bus stops. The Community Organizer coordinates with local government officials to seek funding and licensing as well as reaches out to companies to install the equipment.

TYPICAL TASKS SRC

  • Organize and promote targeted public awareness campaigns.
  • Reach out to community leaders and organizations to create a support system, build rapport, and increase access to resources.
  • Give presentations to groups of all sizes and backgrounds.
  • Organize rallies, participate in campaign trainings, research issues, and gather signatures to define problems and issues.
  • Discuss possible actions and outcomes to community issues.

MEDIAN PAY SRC

$38,557

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL

Bachelor’s Degree

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

None

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Writing Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Organizational Skills, Communication Skills, Research Skills, Leadership Skills, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Management Skills, Time Management

SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Canvasser, Lobbyist