Mission: Empowering Texans to fight pollution through sustained grassroots organizing campaigns that shift corporate and governmental policy. We envision a Texas free from pollution. As the largest environmental group in Texas organizing support through door-to-door canvassing ...
I have been working at Texas Campaign for the Environment full-time (Less than a year)
Communication skills will increase to full potential with this job. They say 2 years of door to door work will give you an equivalent of 4 years majoring in communications. I find that to be entirely true. If you believe in this job and what TCE has accomplished then you will go far. There is a laundry list of victories for the environment due to the organizing work done at this amazing non- prof. If you want a job that has validity then come in and join. I have learned so much from this job. My favorite thing is when people from other groups and like-minded organizations come to give us briefings. From bee keepers to former EPA employees fired for whistle blowing, and everything in between. Grateful to have found this place.
You have nightly standard to raise which is 100% doable every night, however, some people get in their own head and believe they can't achieve that fundraising level which inevitably happens and they are let go of. It makes sense, we are community funded and if you cost the org money and drain them of their resources there will be no TCE left. Once you understand the basics of non profits and accept the reality you can start to make a difference.
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Keep up the good work!
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Texas Campaign for the Environment (Dallas, TX) in October 2016.
The interview has 2 phases. The first phase is the actual interview. I was interviewed with staff director for about 15-20 mins and offered to join the observation day. The observation day is the second phase of the interview. It is a great place to learn the environmental issues and gain experiences. The coworkers are very friendly and knowledgable.
In November 2015, together with the national Mind the Store campaign, we pressed Pier 1 Imports (based in Fort Worth!) to phase out toxic flame retardants in their furniture.
2015: TCE canvassers generated hundreds of phone calls, letters, & emails to Houston City Council members to support an ordinance reducing heavy truck idling & preventing toxic diesel emissions - at the final vote, the ordinance had unanimous support