Job Opening – Field Organizer


Two Field Organizers

Growing, nationally recognized grassroots group hiring two field organizers to work with people 1)  dealing with the Wild West Bakken Oil Boom and 2) building sustainable family-operated agriculture and food efforts.

Dakota Resource Council (DRC), North Dakota’s only home-grown, state wide, multi-issue grassroots organization, is hiring two full-time field organizers, one in western North Dakota on oil and gas issues, and the other statewide for agriculture and food issues.

The oil and gas position is based in Bismarck and the work is on the front-lines of the Bakken Oil Boom where obvious destructive impacts provide the opportunity to work for common sense, sustainable solutions. The agriculture and food position is statewide and will include organizing for policies that strengthen family-owned and operated farms and ranches in healthy rural communities. Both positions will include organizing on member-identified issues in one or more chapters which are in Fargo, Grand Forks, Bismarck and Stark County. Local duties will be divided between the organizers after hiring.

Field organizers work with farmers, ranchers, and every-day North Dakota residents to protect the land, air, water, and people. Responsibilities include working with people to address the issues, maximize the power and participation of members, empower people to speak for themselves, and fundraise to support their efforts. Organizers use sound and successful organizing efforts to work with DRC members on issues that impact people’s lives and livelihoods.

The DRC office is a block from the historic and scenic Missouri River in a growing region with lots of recreation activities. Salary is based on experience, with generous benefits. DRC has been in the national spotlight recently, including the Rachel Maddow Show, NPR and The New York Times for work fighting for sustainable energy development. DRC was founded in 1978 and is an original member of the Western Organization of Resource Councils (


TO APPLY:  Email a cover letter, a resume, writing sample, and 3 references to, or mail it to Don Morrison, Dakota Resource Council, 1200 Missouri Avenue, Suite 102, Bismarck ND 58501.  The deadline is November 28, 2014 or until positions are filled.

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