DRC is Hiring

Dakota Resource Council, North Dakota’s only home-grown, statewide, multi-issue grassroots organization, is looking for a full-time field organizer for our just transition campaigns. We are working to ensure the communities and workers most affected by the historic energy transition are not left behind and help build stronger, more resilient, and diversified economies that work for everyone. The organizer’s responsibilities include working with people to address issues with sound and successful organizing efforts, empowering people to speak for themselves. The organizers work with DRC members on issues related to impacts on people’s lives and livelihoods. In Addition to just transition, DRC members work on impacts from oil and gas development, agriculture and food, and with local chapters across the state. DRC formed in 1978 and is a founding member of the Western Organization of Resource Councils.

 

Executive Director

 The Executive Director manages the day-to-day operations of the grassroots membership organization, implementing policy and action decisions made by the Board of Directors, task forces, local affiliates, and by the general membership at DRC’s annual meeting.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Work with the Board of Directors to develop and maintain successful Board functioning, including Board recruitment, orientation, and training; provide information to the Board that enables it to make best decisions; and implement all Board actions.
  • Hire, assign job duties, supervise and regularly evaluate staff performance in accordance with DRC personnel policies; delegate work duties appropriately; model excellent teamwork and communication skills for staff; and ensure training and development opportunities for all staff.
  • Work with the Board to engage in continuous long-range planning and provide leadership to develop and monitor the annual operating plan, including membership recruitment, member engagement, planning goals, and mission achievement.
  • Work with the Finance Committee to develop, monitor and administer the annual operating budget of the organization and assure compliance with proper accounting procedures and legal requirements; and work with the Fundraising Committee to design and supervise the internal income development plans for DRC, including relationships with members and donors.
  • Demonstrate success in writing grant proposals and in successfully implementing grant requirements.
  • Serve as DRC lead contact to maintain an excellent working relationship as a member of the Western Organization of Resource Councils. Continuously assess the feasibility and appropriateness of DRC organizational participation with other community groups and coalitions and advise the Board or specific committees regarding the benefits and costs of various forms of community networking activities.
  • Work with the Board and staff to develop and monitor the organization’s communications and media strategy.
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal laws.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors

Click HERE to download the complete job description.

COMPENSATION

Salary based on experience. Generous benefits, including health, life, disability, vision, dental, and retirement investment.

HOW TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to:

don@drcinfo.com or

Don Morrison

Dakota Resource Council

1200 Missouri Avenue, Suite 201

Bismarck, ND 58504

Application Deadline: May 6, 2018.

DRC is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

FULL-TIME FIELD ORGANIZER-JUST TRANSITION

RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Field Organizer is responsible for:

  1. Empowering individuals to speak for themselves by identifying and developing a diverse group of members who agree to serve as the organization’s public voice on a variety of issues.
  1. Formulating sound organizing strategies by analyzing the social and economic forces, power relationships, and political agendas that shape the local communities where they live and in North Dakota as a whole.
  1. Identifying, recruiting, and developing leaders and conducting one-on-ones on a regular basis.
  1. Working with people to define problems and issues, and helping them think through the strategies and tactics necessary to act with confidence and win.
  1. Recruiting members to strengthen and expand the membership base and making fundraising an integral part of their everyday organizing work.
  1. Enabling members to make good decisions by sharing information and raising questions, options and alternatives.
  1. Enabling members and leaders to hold good, productive meetings.
  1. Ensuring that members receive a consistently high standard of appropriate and effective training, development, and support.
  1. Striving to reflect on and improve skills on an ongoing basis and developing an annual self-development plan.
  1. Performing the administrative tasks necessary to accomplish their job.

Click here to download the complete job description.

COMPENSATION

Salary based on experience. Generous benefits.

HOW TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to:

don@drcinfo.com or

Don Morrison

Dakota Resource Council

1200 Missouri Avenue, Suite 201

Bismarck, ND 58504

Application Deadline: June 1, 2018 or until position is filled.

DRC is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

 

 


FULL-TIME COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Communications Coordinator is responsible for:

  1. Managing DRC communications, including website, email marketing, social media, public relations, and member communications.
  2. Developing and maintaining media relations, maintaining media list and contacts.
  3. Drafting and sending news releases, handling media requests and connecting media with DRC member spokespeople, coordinating news conferences as needed.
  4. Developing DRC spokespeople with assistance of organizers, providing media preparation assistance to members for interviews, letters to the editor, talk radio and other situations, and assisting with media and spokesperson training workshops for members and the Board.
  5. Maintaining, updating and enhancing DRC’s website, Facebook, and other digital channels to engage wider audience.
  6. Working with organizers and members to create and lead content production for a variety of uses: videos, blog posts, statements, fact sheets, digital campaigns, direct mail.
  7. Putting together a regular update email (eventually with podcast/video) and producing the quarterly member newsletter.
  8. Working with organizers and the Executive Director to write and send email action alerts, information updates, and contribution appeals as needed.
  9. Handling communications technology for DRC, the annual meeting and other events and communications efforts.
  10. Supporting campaign-specific communications needs, including news releases, advertising, promotion, event planning and promotion, and member communication.
  11. Working with organizers and Executive Director to maintain rapid response communications plan.
  12. Performing the administrative tasks necessary to accomplish his or her job.

Click here to download the complete job description.

 

COMPENSATION

Salary based on experience. Generous benefits.

HOW TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to:

don@drcinfo.com or

Don Morrison

Dakota Resource Council

1200 Missouri Avenue, Suite 201

Bismarck, ND 58504

Application Deadline: June 1, 2018 or until position is filled.

DRC is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.