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Clean Water Action is dedicated to building a movement of strong environmental leaders. For that purpose, we are hiring experienced activists that wish to grow within the organization and the movement. Our Grassroots Management Trainee positions are open to those who want to select the fast-track to develop into Field Managers and Canvass Directors. This is an ideal full-time, entry-level role for people entering a nonprofit career track with previous activism experience and ambitious career goals. Over the course of a year, you will learn the basics of community organizing and running a successful grassroots campaign, including, but not limited to, staff management, fundraising and donor recruitment, sustainability initiatives, public policy, and balancing a budget.

In order to be an effective ally and partner in environmental justice work Clean Water Action has also turned inward in effort to identify and remove potentially racist structures and policies. We want to create a culture that allows all people to thrive and grow within the organization. It is through this effort that our staff can resemble the communities in which we organize. Furthermore, a diverse staff will result in bring more varied, effective ideas and approaches to our campaign objectives, strategy, and tactics.

Field Managers play a critical role ensuring the success of the organization’s grassroots campaigns.

Responsibilities include:

  • Train, develop, and manage a crew of canvass staff to do high quality community organizing.
  • Report to and work with the Canvass Director to recommend who is hired, fired, promoted.
  • Analyze crew and individual performance, make recommendations for improvement.
  • Carry out administrative, logistic, and financial management responsibilities as necessary to run efficient and safe crews.
  • Meet/exceed all canvassing and organizing standards. Understand, educate, and hold staff accountable to organizational policies and procedures.


  • This position is in Baltimore, Maryland. This position is not remote.
  • The hours are from 1:30pm-9pm.
  • Full-time: Work days are Monday-Friday
  • Part-time: 3 days of your choice, Monday-Friday.
  • Able to provide COVID vaccination documentation.
  • Experience with canvassing and political organizing is a big plus!

What’s in it for you?

  • Starting rate of $17+ bonus.
  • Work with an industry leading environmental Non-Profit.
  • Relaxed, fun, and casual workplace culture.
  • Paid training.
  • Gain knowledge of local politics, campaign strategies, and environmental issues.
  • Possibly earn college credit.
  • Enhanced benefits available for employees who work 21+ hours a week.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Clean Water Action is dedicated to non-discrimination in every aspect of employment. No person is to be discriminated against in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or any other ground prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. This equal opportunity policy applies to veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. This policy covers all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotions, terminations, pay, and the work environment.