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Community Organizers

Are you passionate about climate action and finding local solutions to ecological degradation? Sick of the same old boring community organizing? Want to join a team that is fighting climate change and feeding people all while having a ton of fun?

We're looking for energetic and creative people for our Community Organizing Team, our crack unit of Merry Pranksters that go out into the public and call attention to the benefits of local climate action. A good candidate is an outgoing, dynamic person with exceptional oral communication skills. They're self motivated individuals who will be responsible for engaging with others on a personal basis in order to promote the brand in both physical and virtual communities. The ideal candidate can provide their own transportation, is able to carry up to 50 pounds of materials, and is comfortable in front of a crowd.

Here are the deets:

Department: Marketing

Employment Type: Part-Time Contractor

Pay: $20/hour

Work will mostly be evenings and weekends.

What you'll do:

  • Work as a team to develop and execute fun and engaging live PR campaigns

  • Advertising products or events on social media networks

  • Spreading brand awareness through word-of-mouth marketing techniques

  • Distributing posters, stickers, and flyers throughout their communities

  • Convincing consumers to attend events or purchase products

  • Operating as the “face” of a brand in physical and virtual networks

  • Attending relevant events to promote their brand

  • Transporting promotional materials to and from various locations

  • Offering exclusive giveaways, promotions, or trials of a company’s product

The right candidate will be:

  • Fun and engaging

  • Creative

  • Very comfortable in front of a crowd

  • Persuasive

  • Great communication skills

  • Good dancer

Compensation:

$20/hour with potential for commission.

Apply by sending your resume and a short description of why you want to work for Roots Down to tres@rootsdownga.com.

Data and Policy Analyst Summer Internship

Roots Down is seeking a detail oriented, driven person for the Data and Policy Analyst Summer Internship. Roots Down’s mission is to shift the paradigm of landscaping from mow, blow, spray to landscapes that fight climate change, end food scarcity, and provide green jobs. Shifting the paradigm of landscaping requires policy shifts that institutionalize this change. This internship will be pivotal in moving that mission forward all while gathering valuable experience in policy research, the climate movement, and urban ag space.

Here are the deets:

Department: Policy and Government Relations

Employment Type: Part-Time Contractor

Pay: $20/hour

What you'll do:

  • Conduct research and data analysis to support program oversight and inform future policy development

  • Research and analyze existing DeKalb County budget and policy

  • Work with the Roots Down team to identify policy suggestions and outlines for Productive Urban Landscape policies

  • Support in policy communications internally and externally

  • Keep staff up to date on research and data findings 

  • Assist with strategy for research and data collection opportunities 

  • Assist with written positions, recommendations, and summaries on key policy issues for all audiences (influencers, adults / advocates, youth)

  • Provide support to policy staff by informing on updates and action alert opportunities 

  • Assist with content creation based on research findings (blogs, social posts, emails, surveys, etc.)

The right candidate will be:

  • Interest in climate action and food justice work

  • Strong writing and research skills 

  • Comfortable analyzing data and existing policy

  • Ability to manage priorities and tasks in a timely and detail-oriented

  • Ability to work flexibly within a team and individually

Compensation:

$20/hour

Apply by sending your resume and a short description of why you want to work for Roots Down to miranda@rootsdownga.com.

Program Coordinator Summer Internship

Roots Down is seeking a detail oriented, driven person for the Program Coordinator Summer Internship role. Roots Down’s mission is to shift the paradigm of landscaping from mow, blow, spray to landscapes that fight climate change, end food scarcity, and provide green jobs. Shifting the paradigm of landscaping requires engaging programs that educate and empower a wide range of people. This internship will be pivotal in moving that mission forward all while gathering valuable experience in program building, fundraising, the climate movement, and urban ag space. 

 

Here are the deets:

Department: Programming

Employment Type: Part-Time Contractor

Pay: $20/hour

 

What you'll do:

  • Analyze existing programs and recommend improvements for operations, communications, procedures, and curriculum

  • Analyze alumni engagement strategy and improve upon

  • Assist in development of programming for different age groups 

  • Assist in creation of program curriculum and materials

  • Assist in impact reports and program write ups for funding purposes

 

​The right candidate will be:

  • Interest in climate action and food justice work

  • Ability to manage priorities and tasks in a timely and detail-oriented

  • Ability to work flexibly within a team and individually 

  • Great communication skills

  • Creative

Compensation:

$20/hour

Apply by sending your resume and a short description of why you want to work for Roots Down to miranda@rootsdownga.com.