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Job / Position Title: Community Organizer at Partners in Health
Where: Boston, MA
List Date: July 16, 2014
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Job / Position Title: Community Organizer
at: Partners in Health
Where: Boston, MA
List Date: July 16, 2014
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Organizational Profile:

Partners In Health (PIH) is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Boston, MA, whose mission is to provide quality health care for the poor and marginalized in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Dominican Republic, and Navajo Nation. In addition, PIH has a growing network of affiliated organizations and initiatives in several other countries, including Nepal, Burundi, Mali, Liberia, and Togo. Through service delivery, training, advocacy and research, PIH works around the globe to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of it, to serve as an antidote to despair, and inspire others to do the same.

This is an exciting time for PIH. We are taking on immense challenges, and a newfound visibility has brought the opportunity to influence great change on the global stage. PIH seeks individuals committed to the mission and values (see PIH Values) of the organization to join the team.

General Responsibilities: 

The Community Organizer will join a growing team at PIH dedicated to building the movement for the right to health. The primary program of the Community Organizing Team is PIH Engage, a grassroots network of local communities of volunteers who execute year-long campaigns consisting of fundraising, advocacy, and educational activities. The Community Organizer will work to build the PIH Engage campaign scaffolding, coach PIH Engage community leaders on organizing skills, and critically evaluate the program’s progress.

Specific Responsibilities: 

Under the direction of the Director of Grassroots Organizing, the Community Organizer will be primarily responsible for:

Coaching and training local community leaders (60%)

  • Serve as part of a community organizing team that supports the network of PIH Engage communities around the globe.
  • Play a key role in creating systems and providing the mentorship and support needed to enable their success.
  • Execute bi-monthly coaching phone calls with a specified group of chapter leaders, host monthly webinars, and conduct periodic online and in-person trainings.

Monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on progress (15%)

  • Build processes for understanding of what is working, what is not, and learning how to do this collective work better will be essential for the success of each campaign.
  • Responsible for creating systems to track and evaluate the progress of our chapters including collecting quantitative data, qualitative information, and multimedia data, synthesizing this data into monthly reports, and developing concrete strategies to improve the quality of the program.

Developing campaign strategy (15%)

  • Serve as an integral contributor in designing the annual campaign architecture for PIH, in conjunction with the larger strategic objectives of the organization.
  • Throughout the year, contribute to making adjustments to the campaign as needed, and to serving as the voice of the chapters they support in helping to shape effective grassroots engagement strategies.

Promoting inter-community communication and building the network (5%)

  • Connect local PIH Engage communities with each other and build a sense of collective purpose.
  • Responsible for facilitating conversation across teams and promoting a culture of information-sharing, shared strategy, and solidarity.

Supporting the management of the PIH Engage volunteer national team in Boston (5%)

  • Support the recruitment, training, and management of a part-time volunteer support staff who work to support campaigns over the course of the year.
  • Support the planning, agendas, and running of weekly strategy session meetings, as well as managing individual volunteer schedules, priorities, and work-flow.

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years experience in community organizing, movement building, or large-scale volunteer mobilization programs
  • Experience delivering training and coaching through a range of platforms (phone, online, in-person) and to varying group sizes (one-on-one, small groups, 100+ people)
  • Experience tracking and evaluating large and diverse data sets
  • Be able to handle diverse and frequent challenges with poise, resolve, and strategic efficiency
  • Feel passionate about the movement for health as a human right, and wish to dedicate their life to health equity
  • Have a hunger for moral purpose, the ability to inspire, a sharp wit, and most importantly – an unflappable pursuit of justice
  • Strong written and verbal communicator, especially via phone, email, and video conferencing
  • Ability to motivate and lead others
  • Competence with Microsoft Office, email, skype and other video conferencing software
How to Apply:

See application form at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=PIH&cws=1&rid=821

Contact via Email: Jon Shaffer
Job / Position Title: People’s Climate March Field Organizer at AVAAZ
List Date: July 08, 2014
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Job / Position Title: People’s Climate March Field Organizer
at: AVAAZ
List Date: July 08, 2014
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On September 23, nearly every Head of State from around the world will convene in New York for a one-day emergency summit at the United Nations focused solely on the issue of climate change. This will be the first and last meeting of world leaders specifically focused on climate ahead of crucial international negotiations on a global deal at the UNFCCC Paris Climate Summit in 2015, and is therefore an unparalleled opportunity to frame the urgency for climate action felt by the public.

 

This is our chance to show world leaders that we’re watching, we won’t accept half measures, and the time for real action on climate is now.  On September 21st, the largest-ever mobilization on climate — the People’s Climate March — will greet those world leaders in the streets of New York City and put us on a path to action.

 

Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of a Field Organizer is to recruit, manage, and train volunteers to organize their communities and neighborhoods into teams that turn out ambitious numbers for the March, through street canvassing, making phone calls, and other tactics. Their responsibilities will include but not be limited to developing a plan to organize their turf based on its unique characteristics; identifying and cultivating volunteer team leaders; planning and executing events and trainings; building relationships with community leaders; and ensuring data integrity.

 

Qualifications

  • Enthusiasm about fighting climate change, passion for climate justice

  • Strong teamwork skills, comfortable in a highly collaborative team culture and a hierarchical team structure.

  • Skilled in team-based, volunteer-led organizing

  • Highly detail oriented while managing multiple workstreams on varying timelines.

  • Willingness and ability to work long, irregular hours, including evenings and weekends

  • Ability to make magic in a high pressure, metrics oriented workplace

  • Tech savvy. Familiarity with the VAN a plus.

  • Ties to New York City a plus

 

Compensation commensurate with experience.

 

Avaaz is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, abilities, and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, weight, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

 

We pursue diversity because we serve a diverse constituency.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply via the web form at http://bit.ly/AvaazPCM

Contact via Email: Application form
Job / Position Title: Organizer at Free Press
Where: Florence, MA
List Date: July 07, 2014
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Job / Position Title: Organizer
at: Free Press
Where: Florence, MA
List Date: July 07, 2014
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Free Press is a nonpartisan organization that fights for your rights to connect and communicate. We’re working to create a world where people have the information and opportunities they need to tell their own stories, hold leaders accountable and participate in policymaking. We fight to save the free and open Internet, curb runaway media consolidation, protect press freedom and ensure diverse voices are represented in our media.

Our team is hard-working, creative and collaborative. We seek employees who thrive in a fast-paced environment and are critical thinkers, adept problem solvers and accomplished project managers who will help build on our solid track record of success.

We’re seeking an organizer who’s fired up about saving the Internet and protecting press freedom. If you believe that people should have a seat at the table when media and technology policies are crafted; that we should hold policymakers accountable; that organized people can be more powerful than corporations; and that diverse coalitions are essential to winning campaigns, then we encourage you to apply.

The organizer will focus on engaging Free Press members, allies and the broader public in our most pressing campaigns, which involve efforts to secure real Net Neutrality protections, block the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, stop government and corporate surveillance and protect press freedom.

In collaboration with the advocacy and organizing team, the organizer will identify and execute member-engagement opportunities, work on event planning and execution, manage staff deployment to events, anchor in-district organizing, reach out to campuses and youth, and engage with core allies and coalitions. The organizer will also create content for email outreaches and blog posts, develop creative tactics, and continually evaluate our engagement efforts both online and off. The organizer will report to the managing director. This job requires a flexible schedule, including occasional evening and weekend work. Occasional domestic travel is required.

Required Skills: Project management, organizing, event management, volunteer recruitment and engagement, strategy development. Clear and concise writing, message development and social media outreach skills are desired.

Position Status: Full time

Work Location: Florence, Mass. While we prefer the organizer work out of our Florence office, we will consider qualified applicants in other locations, including Washington, D.C., provided applicants can demonstrate their ability to work remotely.

Essential Functions:

  • Organize and manage online and offline field events, field hearings, member briefing calls, in-district meetings between constituents and members of Congress, rallies, visibility events, petition deliveries and other campaign actions.
  • Recruit and manage volunteers.
  • Engage Free Press members in campaign actions and events.
  • Manage our youth- and campus-engagement efforts.
  • Develop creative engagement and organizing tactics.
  • Maintain and expand relationships with allied organizations and cultivate relationships with local allies and member champions.
  • Manage staff-deployment program.
  • Create educational materials to support our campaign and engagement efforts.

Personal Attributes:

  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues and allies.
  • Must be able to address challenges and seize opportunities as they arise.
  • Must have a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socioeconomic circumstance.
  • Must have a strong work ethic.
  • A great sense of humor and flexibility are musts.

Bonus Skills:

  • Understanding of how to leverage social media platforms in campaigns.
  • Experience writing email alerts, blog posts and other Web content for campaigns and organizational outreach.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and other graphics-editing software.
  • Experience using a CRM like ActionKit.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or two-three years of experience leading successful organizing efforts featuring a combination of online and offline organizing, rapid-response work, volunteer engagement, political advocacy and digital activism.
  • Interest in media and technology issues and demonstrated experience working on those or similar issues.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.

Compensation

Free Press offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. Starting salary will depend on selected applicant’s experience and will be set within the context of established Free Press pay ranges for similar work.

Benefits include generous amount of vacation, health-related and personal time off each year, employer-provided group health insurance, retirement contribution, short- and long-term disability insurance and other progressive benefits and perks.

How to Apply:

Complete our online application at http://www.freepress.net/node/106400. You’ll have the opportunity to tell us about yourself and your employment history. You will also be asked to submit three writing samples.

Application Requirements
A cover letter is required. Your cover letter should explain why you want to work for Free Press. It should include an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career goals.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and this position will remain open until filled. The search committee will contact applicants of interest directly. Due to the anticipated volume of applications, please do not contact us to inquire about your status. We will acknowledge receipt of your application.

Free Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We value excellence and diversity in our workforce. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

Contact via Email: Application form
Job / Position Title: Digital Campaigner at Free Press
Where: Florence, MA
List Date: July 07, 2014
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Job / Position Title: Digital Campaigner
at: Free Press
Where: Florence, MA
List Date: July 07, 2014
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Free Press is a nonpartisan organization that fights for your rights to connect and communicate. We’re working to create a world where people have the information and opportunities they need to tell their own stories, hold leaders accountable and participate in policymaking. We fight to save the free and open Internet, curb runaway media consolidation, protect press freedom and ensure diverse voices are represented in our media.

Our team is hard-working, creative and collaborative. We seek employees who thrive in a fast-paced environment and are critical thinkers, adept problem solvers and accomplished project managers who will help build on our solid track record of success.

We’re seeking a digital campaigner who’s fired up about saving the Internet and protecting press freedom. The ideal candidate will know how to leverage technology as a creative tool for social change, will be on top of trends in online organizing, and will have ideas for how to translate complex but crucial issues into actions that have broad appeal. The digital campaigner will focus on online engagement around our popping campaigns, which involve efforts to secure real Net Neutrality protections, block the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, stop government and corporate surveillance, and protect press freedom.

The digital campaigner will work closely with Free Press’ organizing, communications and development teams to create and implement creative digital campaign strategies that advance our campaign goals and support our rights to connect and communicate. In collaboration with the program team, the digital campaigner will develop our online campaign strategy, identify organizing opportunities and engage in rapid-response work.

The ideal candidate will have experience in engaging the public via social media and will be knowledgeable about emerging digital platforms. The digital campaigner will develop email alerts and other online communications for Free Press members; analyze data to better understand what messages resonate best with our list; use digital tools to amplify our vision and actions; and use social media to engage new supporters. The digital campaigner will leverage existing and emerging digital technology to advance our goals, keeping us ahead of the curve when it comes to online engagement and organizing trends. The digital campaigner will report to the managing director. This job requires a flexible schedule, including occasional evening and weekend work. Occasional domestic travel is required.

Required Skills: Strategy development, online organizing, online fundraising, experience using social media as an organizing tool, experience with Action Kit or other CRM, experience with HTML, CSS, and Drupal. Strong writing skills for an online audience are a must.

Position Status: Full time

Work Location: Florence, Mass., or Washington, D.C. While we prefer the digital campaigner work out of one of these offices, we will consider qualified applicants in other locations, provided applicants can demonstrate their ability to work remotely.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with the digital communications, advocacy and organizing, and development teams to create compelling and accessible content that effectively communicates Free Press’ mission and purpose.
  • Develop and execute effective online engagement strategies.
  • Write email alerts, outreach materials and other Web content for campaigns and general organizational outreach.
  • Develop creative online organizing tactics using new and emerging digital platforms.
  • Represent Free Press via social media and use social media to engage people in our work.
  • Leverage technology to advance campaign goals.
  • Create communications that distill complex media policy issues into tangible and accessible terms.
  • Oversee Free Press websites to ensure usability; draft engaging Web content.
  • Evaluate and analyze our online organizing and engagement efforts on a regular basis and apply lessons to future efforts.
  • Monitor political and social developments in our campaign areas.

Personal Attributes:

  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues and allies.
  • Must have a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socioeconomic circumstance.
  • Must have a strong work ethic.
  • A great sense of humor and flexibility are musts.

Bonus Skills:

  • Copy editing and attention to detail.
  • Experience in Web design or programming.
    Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and other graphics-editing software.
  • Experience in data analytics, statistical analysis and/or designing A/B and/or multivariate experiments and interpreting and communicating the test data.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or three-five years of experience leading successful campaigns featuring online and offline organizing, rapid-response work, volunteer engagement, political advocacy and digital activism.
    Interest in media and technology issues and demonstrated experience working on those or similar issues.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of how to leverage social media platforms in campaigns.
    Attention to detail, flexibility and demonstrated capacity to operate in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience using a CRM like ActionKit.
  • Working knowledge of and comfort with HTML and Drupal.

Compensation

Free Press offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. Starting salary will depend on selected applicant’s experience and will be set within the context of established Free Press pay ranges for similar work.

Benefits include generous amount of vacation, health-related and personal time off each year, employer-provided group health insurance, retirement contribution, short- and long-term disability insurance and other progressive benefits and perks.

How to Apply:

Complete our online application at http://www.freepress.net/node/106399. You’ll have the opportunity to tell us about yourself and your employment history. You will also be asked to submit three writing samples.

Application Requirements
A cover letter is required. Your cover letter should explain why you want to work for Free Press. It should include an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career goals.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and this position will remain open until filled. The search committee will contact applicants of interest directly. Due to the anticipated volume of applications, please do not contact us to inquire about your status. We will acknowledge receipt of your application.

Free Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We value excellence and diversity in our workforce. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

Contact via Email: Application form
Job / Position Title: Lead Organizer at B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign
List Date: May 09, 2014
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Job / Position Title: Lead Organizer
at: B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign
List Date: May 09, 2014
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WHAT:  Seeking a new Lead Organizer for the B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign, which is the anti-violence campaign of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.  B-PEACE for Jorge started in October 2012 as a response to the tragic murder of Jorge Fuentes, who was an important part of our church community and youth programs.   B-PEACE seeks to engage Episcopalians and their community members from across the Diocese in organizing to address the root causes of violence in our society. For more information about the B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign, please visit www.bpeaceforjorge.net; for more information on the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, please visit www.diomass.org.  As B-PEACE enters its third year, the needs and resources will have evolved and the Lead Organizer’s work must shift to match them.  We are seeking a candidate who can fill the following role:

 

DATES OF AGREEMENT: June 15, 2014 through June 15, 2015 *There can be flexibility around the start date for the right candidate.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This position would continue to serve as the key point of contact for all elements of the Campaign, organizing the work of the Jorge Fuentes Anti-Violence Task Force and Executive Committee.  The Lead Organizer will also continue to coordinate with the Facilitators in charge of each of the Task Force’s subcommittees, which currently include:

 

  • Gun Reform and Public Policy
  • Jobs and Workforce Development
  • Internal Education & Special Events
  • Youth and Family Engagement
  • School Partnerships (currently on hiatus for Spring 2014)

 

The new Lead Organizer will work with these teams to move forward on a plan of action as created at the Executive Committee retreat on May 14, 2014, where they will be invited to join the team.  At this retreat, important decisions will be made about which elements of the Campaign should be focused on for the 2014-2015 campaign year.  Not all subcommittees will continue work in the same manner, and the Executive Committee may make decisions about putting more emphasis in particular areas, including youth engagement.

 

Through regular phone and email contact and in-person individual and group meetings, the Lead Organizer will guide Facilitators in building strong teams, refining goals of their initiatives, and keeping these goals and strategies aligned with those of the greater B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign.

 

The Lead Organizer will also serve as the point of contact in coordinating interior and external partnerships, including the growing partnership with the Leadership Development Initiative (LDI).  Responsibilities also include communicating with Diocesan staff regarding special events, Diocesan Council, individual congregations, and communication and media.

 

Additionally, the Lead Organizer will serve as supervisor to the Life Together Micah Fellow working as the B-PEACE for Jorge School and Congregation Organizer.  Supervision will include twice-weekly meetings and regular reporting as required by Life Together and AmeriCorps.

 

As the Campaign seeks to engage more young people as leaders, the Lead Organizer will spend significant work time focusing on youth engagement. This work includes:

  • Supervision of the part-time (15 hr/wk) B-PEACE Youth Organizer (if funding is secured again for this position)
  • Engaging youth ministries as well as other church-based youth programs in projects supporting the goals of the B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign
  • With the help of the Youth Organizer and the Leadership Development Initiative, co-facilitating trainings and workshops teaching community organizing skills to young people throughout the Diocese

 

In addition, the Lead Organizer will support the funding of the B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign through several efforts, including speaking events at congregations, coffee hours, and grant proposals.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree required, Masters degree preferred
  • Minimum of three years professional work experience in community organizing and/or youth work
  • Experience supervising adult professionals and/or young adults early in their career

 

Required Skills and Strengths:

  • Strong background in community organizing practice and principles, especially faith-based organizing
  • Displayed passion for violence prevention and community work
  • Ability to work on a team, both as a leader and a contributing participant
  • Strong organization skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, including public speaking skills and the ability to present in front of large groups
  • Ability to contribute to and enact a strategic plan bringing the campaign into the next phase
  • Ability to work with a diverse array of people across race, age, class, and other difference
  • Sense of humor, can-do attitude, ability to bounce back from disappointment

Preferred Skills and Strengths:

  • Familiarity with the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and/or Episcopalian worship and theology
  • Foreign language skills, especially Spanish
  • Massachusetts drivers license with a clean driving record

Other Information for Interested Candidates:

  • This position reports to Rev. Liz Steinhauser, Director of Youth Programs, St. Stephen’s Youth Programs and Convener, Jorge Fuentes Anti-Violence Task Force.
  • Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
  • To apply, please send resume and cover letter to jobs@ststephensbos.org with “B-PEACE Lead Organizer” as subject line.
How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@ststephensbos.org with “B-PEACE Lead Organizer” as subject line.

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Job / Position Title: Director of Training at Leadership Development Initiative
Where: Brookline, MA
List Date: April 28, 2014
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Job / Position Title: Director of Training
at: Leadership Development Initiative
Where: Brookline, MA
List Date: April 28, 2014
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Salary: Competitive compensation, based on experience, full-time

Start Date: July 15, 2014

Organizational Profile

The Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) is dedicated to developing spiritual leaders for God’s dream of a just and reconciled creation.  LDI was founded in 2009 by a small team working in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts who believed that the vitality of the church and the urgent needs of the world required better equipping of lay people for mission and justice. LDI does this through training church and inter-church teams to design six-month mission projects using Marshall Ganz’s organizing and leadership practices. Participants receive regular coaching from LDI staff and rejoin monthly for further training. LDI has now trained over 50 teams from across the country.

 

Position Overview

LDI is seeking a trainer to manage recruitment, design, implementation, and evaluation of LDI trainings and clinics, locally and nationally.  The Training Director will develop and lead trainings in the Ganz leadership practices, adapted for church contexts, including public narrative, relationship-building, creative effective teams, strategy, and action. The Training Director will be responsible for recruitment, communication, and coaching of teams, as well as the recruitment and supervision of LDI coaches and facilitators to share this responsibility. The Training Director will draw on their own experience with these leadership tools in the field to do this work.

 

Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of LDI’s training programs, including recruitment of staff and participants, curriculum development, operations, evaluation, and budgets
  • Manage communications related to trainings, including website, social media, and newsletter
  • Train, coach, and facilitate teams as needed
  • Participate in weekly supervision with Executive Director and weekly worship with other LDI Staff and program partners
  • Design and manage systems for curriculum management and evaluation

 

Experience

The ideal candidate is a professional with 2-3 years in the organizing and leadership field with experience both recruiting and developing teams, as well as leading and designing trainings. The candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Advanced degree in public policy or divinity a plus.
  • Expertise in Marshall Ganz’s organizing framework, specifically public narrative, relationship-building, creating effective teams, strategy, and action
  • Experience coaching teams and developing trainers.
  • Passion for working at the intersection of faith, justice, and leadership development.
  • Knowledge of mainline churches, especially the Episcopal Church
  • Comfortable with Christian prayer and worship.
  • Strong communication skills (writing and public speaking)
  • Willingness to travel and work some nights and weekends.
  • Organizational skills for planning events and executing logistics
  • Ability to work productively in highly collaborative settings while also able to function independently
  • Ability to thrive in a startup environment by being curious, flexible, interdependent, and able to create structure
  • Willingness to work in a professional culture that values organizational and individual learning

 

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to duncan@diomassleads.org. Please include DIRECTOR OF TRAINING in the subject of your email and let us know where you heard about the job. Please provide a thoughtful cover letter on why you are interested in this position and faith-based leadership development.

Contact via Email: Duncan Hilton
Job / Position Title: Lead Organizer at North Bay Jobs with Justice
Where: Santa Rosa, CA
List Date: April 09, 2014
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Job / Position Title: Lead Organizer
at: North Bay Jobs with Justice
Where: Santa Rosa, CA
List Date: April 09, 2014
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Job Announcement: Lead Organizer

North Bay Jobs with Justice/Living Wage Coalition seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Lead Organizer. Deadline for applying is May 2nd 2014. The position will begin June 15th.

North Bay Jobs with Justice is a long-term, strategic alliance of labor, faith, immigrant rights, civil rights, and community-based organizations working together to build a progressive movement for economic and social justice. North Bay Jobs with Justice is based upon a direct action model of solidarity and reciprocity, and we organize strategic campaigns in the common interests of our broad-based membership. Campaigns include: the right to organize, living and minimum wage, anti-big box, immigrant rights, racial and gender justice, community benefits, health care for all, opposing cuts to the social safety net, corporate accountability and tax fairness. The organization is affiliated with the national Jobs with Justice network and is based in Sonoma and Marin counties with an office in Santa Rosa, California.

Job Description

Organizing responsibilities:

·          Collaborate with Executive Committee, that acts as the Board of Directors, and the Steering Committee, that has representatives from each member organization, to develop annual strategic plan and campaign priorities, and to develop agendas for the monthly and quarterly meetings.

Build consensus on common goals and priorities among the diverse member organizations and other community stakeholders.

Develop strategic direct action campaigns for economic and social justice and coordinate campaign implementation, mobilization, and evaluation.

Support Jobs with Justice committees that are the foundation of the chapter by providing logistical support, facilitating communication and coordination between committees, and developing agendas and campaign materials.

Encourage, foster, and develop the skills of rank and file members to play leading roles in strategic campaigns, committees, and building the organization.

Maintain and develop a bilingual print, social media, and web based communication infrastructure for the organization; and maintain a wide range of contacts with local and regional media.

Serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization and represent the organization to the media, elected officials, the general public, and at a variety of labor and community coalition tables.

Administration, fundraising, & nonprofit management responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Executive Committee to develop the annual budget; and participate in the fundraising committee to raise funds through a combination of member dues,      grassroots fundraising, and foundation grants.
  • Write grants and maintain relationships with foundations and major donors.
  • Recruit and supervise new staff, volunteers, and interns.
  • Co-ordinate all reporting. Manage the administration of the organization in collaboration with the officers, book keeper, and consultants including: maintain the financial records and minutes of meetings, meet annual federal and state reporting requirements, and maintain the organizational database.

 Key Qualities and Competencies

* Strong commitment to and understanding of worker justice and the labor movement.

* 3-5 years experience labor or community organizing including base building, leadership development, campaign research, and communications. This may include volunteer experience and participation in campaigns as a rank and file organizer.

*Ability to work collaboratively within a diverse organization.

* Knowledge, skill, and experience in developing and leading effective campaign strategy and commitment to developing rank and file leadership.

* Strong verbal and written communication skills.

* Ability to provide oversight for finances and record keeping.

*Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and experience or the ability to learn social media, Access, Quick books, Salsa labs and other applications;

*Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed.

*Own a vehicle that can be used for work; possess a valid driver’s license and car insurance.

 Additional qualifications and skills desired:

*Bi-lingual English and Spanish

*Teaching or training experience                                                                

*Knowledge of and participation in Jobs with Justice campaigns

*Experience with coalition based organizing

 

Compensation

Anticipated starting annual salary of $40,000-$45,000 depending on experience; fully paid comprehensive health and dental benefits; three weeks paid vacation and paid holidays.

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three relevant recommendation letters and contact information by May 2, 2014 to: North Bay Jobs with Justice, PO Box 427, Santa Rosa, CA. 95402. Candidates may call (707) 346-1187 or email mbennett@vom.com for further information or to confirm receipt of an application.

For more information about the new North Bay Jobs with Justice chapter (formerly the Living Wage Coalition) please go to: http://www.livingwagesonoma.org.

North Bay Jobs with Justice is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage youth, people of color, women, LBGT, and differently-abled people to apply

Contact via Email: Marty Bennett
Job / Position Title: Senior Organizer at Center for Community Change
Where: Flexible
List Date: March 24, 2014
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Job / Position Title: Senior Organizer
at: Center for Community Change
Where: Flexible
List Date: March 24, 2014
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About the Center for Community Change

The Center for Community Change is a national social justice non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.  Founded in 1968 to honor the life and values of Robert F. Kennedy, our mission is to build the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to have a significant impact in improving their communities and the policies and institutions that affect their lives.

The Center for Community Change is committed to help build powerful and dynamic movements in diverse communities across America that will be the impetus for creating a society in which everyone has enough to thrive and achieve their full potential.  Inspired by a belief in the dignity of all people, the Center has been instrumental in the fight for comprehensive and fair immigration reform, a push for a bold jobs agenda, and protecting essential retirement security programs. The Center played a major role in recent positive changes to immigration laws that will keep thousands of immigrant families together. Our Housing Trust Fund Project has helped bring affordable housing to millions of people.  For further information please visit our website at: www.communitychange.org.

About the Campaign for Community Change

The mission of the Campaign for Community Change is to increase the profile of policy issues that matter to low-income people and people of color, as well as to educate and empower low-income people and people of color to act on those issues.

In recent years, the Campaign and its partners have won important improvements in the social safety net, protected critical retirement security programs from the chopping block, defeated numerous anti-worker measures and mobilized communities across the country to win historic health care reform.  The Campaign has been widely credited with preventing anti-progressive forces from seizing the U.S. Senate through our work building a “firewall” with Latino, low-income and immigrant voters. Today, the Campaign is training more than 1,000 new activist leaders in swing states as we build a new movement for job creation.  For further information, please visit our website at www.campaignforcommunities.org

Position Description:

The Center for Community Change (CCC) is seeking dynamic, experienced organizers to help launch and build a new movement for economic justice, jobs and to end poverty in America.  The Center seeks skilled organizers to increase the civic engagement of poor people, raise the salience of the issues of poverty and economic injustice in the national debate and win large scale public policy and/or private sector breakthroughs at the local, state and national level.

By leveraging the combined power of the Center’s grassroots partner organizations across the country, building alliances with state and national organizations and building on relationships with organizations that are part of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), the Center for Community Change (CCC) seeks to build a new movement for economic justice that will robustly address and reduce poverty at a local, state and national level.

The Center seeks skilled organizers to work in different arenas including the building of new low-wage worker organizations, work to organize in communities with a high level of poverty and persistent unemployment and work to build transformative state coalitions able to make an impact on poverty, racial justice and gender justice creating political opening for change.

Examples of breakthrough wins at the local or state level include improvements in job quality for low-wage workers through policy (e.g., minimum wage) and private sector agreements,  job creation in communities with high unemployment & poverty or removal of barriers and support for re-entry of “returning citizens.”
Successful applicants will be long-term, skilled organizers with experience in a variety of community, labor, electoral or immigrant rights organizing.    Organizers must have the full range of skills to build relationships, create successful partnerships, engage different types of leaders and organizations and successfully assist local and state partners to win breakthrough campaigns.

Principal Responsibilities:

The Senior Organizer’s job responsibilities will include:

  • Organizing, training and building local or state coalitions with key existing or new partners to build power to reduce poverty, create jobs and fight for economic justice.
  • Helping grassroots organizations to develop strategies for building alliances, partnerships, and coalitions with other organizations to enhance their power and to achieve their goals.  This may include organizational and strategic development work, fundraising, leadership training, and non-partisan electoral work.
  • Collaborating with local, regional, and national organizing partners, organized labor, policy organizations and other grassroots partners to build successful local and state organizations.
  • Supporting coordinated national and/or local, state or regional campaigns on specific issues targeting poverty and bringing innovative grassroots strategies such as movement building training, online organizing, electoral organizing, media, research and policy tools designed to help partners maximize the impact of their organizing.
  • Training and mentoring both local organizational leaders as well as organizing staff working for CCC.
  • This position requires extensive and frequent travel.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of seven to ten years of experience in community organizing, electoral, labor or immigrant rights organizing and work leading campaigns at the local, state or national policy initiatives on poverty issues.  A mix of experiences in these arenas is ideal.
  • Demonstrated experience in organizational assessment and development; ability to provide significant help in organizational and coalition development.
  • Familiarity with and openness to different approaches to grassroots organizing and policy work.
  • Strong facilitation and coalition building skills.
  • Financial expertise and budget management.
  • Ability to work democratically and effectively with diverse groups and people.
  • Willing to work long, flexible hours and to travel extensively.
  • Experience and comfort working as part of a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team and know how to combine assets available to the team in a way that maximizes ability of the team to function at a high level.
  • Strong team player, familiar with team dynamics and willing to work in a team environment.
  • Strong commitment to social justice and social change.
  • Knowledge of key issues that the Center currently works on, such as poverty, criminal justice reform, jobs, economic justice, immigration and/or other issues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must.
  • The ability to produce consistent, quality work in a fast-paced environment is essential.
  • Ability to speak a second language a plus.

Salary & Benefits: CCC offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

Closing Date of Position: Open Until Filled

 

How to Apply:

How to apply: Please submit resume, a cover letter that includes salary expectations and at least two writing samples to:

Contact via Email: E-mail
Job / Position Title: Community Outreach Coordinator at Mothers Out Front
Where: Boston, MA
List Date: March 21, 2014
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Job / Position Title: Community Outreach Coordinator
at: Mothers Out Front
Where: Boston, MA
List Date: March 21, 2014
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Mothers Out Front is building a movement of mothers and grandmothers to provide the political will needed to achieve a livable climate and bright future for all children in the face of climate change. We are looking for a Community Outreach Coordinator to help support the development of a diverse constituency of mothers and grandmothers calling for a swift and responsible transition from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy in Massachusetts.

Responsibilities

Work with Mothers Out Front volunteer teams and the Community Outreach Team and staff to support the diversity and inclusion work already underway at the local level; develop new initiatives in communities where there are MOF teams; and help build this work in new communities strategic to the MOF campaign.

Work with MOF functional teams to help develop communications materials, trainings, and strategy that meet the needs of an increasingly diverse constituency in Mothers Out Front.

Qualifications

Strong relationship building skills; Multi-cultural competencies, and demonstrated ability to work with people from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, religious, physical ability, sexual orientation and gender identity, and generational backgrounds; Experience working with community groups and volunteers; Experience with leadership development; An interest in learning about and working with a movement building framework; Excellent organizational and communication skills with demonstrated follow-through on tasks; Multi-project/multi-task orientation; Experience with social and environmental justice issues, and knowing or learning about issues of climate change.

Salary commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Serious applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to jobs [at] betterfutureproject.org.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  No calls please.

Better Future Project is an equal-opportunity employer, and strongly encourages applicants who increase the diversity of our team to apply, including women, people of color, indigenous people and other underrepresented and historically disenfranchised communities.

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Job / Position Title: Brooklyn Organizer at Transportation Alternatives
Where: Brooklyn, NY
List Date: February 21, 2014
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Job / Position Title: Brooklyn Organizer
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Where: Brooklyn, NY
List Date: February 21, 2014
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Transportation Alternatives

 Brooklyn Organizer (part time, potential to transition to full-time)

Transportation Alternatives is New York City’s leading transportation advocacy organization, with a citywide network of a hundred thousand supporters committed to better bicycling, walking and public transit in the five boroughs. Our mission is to reclaim New York City’s streets from the automobile, and to advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit as the best transportation alternatives.

Summary of Position

We are seeking a self-motivated and energetic person to coordinate campaigns that will make Brooklyn’s streets safer and more accessible for people to walk, ride bikes and take public transportation. Applicants should be familiar with current local politics, have experience in political and/or community organizing and have a strong affinity for the mission of Transportation Alternatives.

Most of your time will be spent working with people and neighborhood leaders in Brooklyn to organize support for measures that make local streets safer for biking and walking. This will not be a traditional 9-5 position. Night and weekend work will be required, as you will need to attend community board meetings, meet with local community members in the evening and conduct outreach events on the weekends. The position will entail approximately 20 hours of work per week.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting outreach,  recruiting volunteers to transform community streets by attending and hosting public meetings; canvassing and conducting targeted online recruitment campaigns, among other initiatives
  • Developing relationships with key political players, opinion leaders and allied organizations
  • Developing strong volunteer leaders
  • Participating in coalitions with other organizations

Qualifications:

  • Union, community or political organizing experience
  • Strong time management skills, with the ability to meet goals and deadlines while working independently
  • Strong work ethic and ability to multi-task
  • Detail-oriented and extremely well-organized
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build trust and maintain relationships with dozens of  community partners
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Adept with social media and other web-based outreach tools
  • Knowledge of Brooklyn neighborhoods
  • Basic Adobe InDesign skills are a plus.

Values:

  • Commitment to making NYC a better place to bike, walk and use public transit
  • Commitment to organizing people to achieve change
  • A good sense of humor

Compensation:

$16/hour

 

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to: job_applications@transalt.org with “Brooklyn Organizer” in the subject line

No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Hiring immediately. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

Transportation Alternatives is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, political orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal state or local law.

Contact via Email: Transportation Alternatives
Job / Position Title: Field Organizer at Democracy Matters
Where: Work from home between Southern NH and Boston area
List Date: January 17, 2014
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Job / Position Title: Field Organizer
at: Democracy Matters
Where: Work from home between Southern NH and Boston area
List Date: January 17, 2014
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Democracy Matters, a national college-campus based organization founded in 2001, is seeking a field organizer to recruit and work with college students at universities in New Hampshire and the Boston area. The mission of Democracy Matters is to “get big private money out of politics and people back in.”  We organize campus chapters by linking the need for publicly financed election campaigns to a range of issues including growing inequality, the environment, the rising cost of higher education, and sequestration and cuts in social services. Through campus events and actions organized by DM chapters, we involve young people in political activism. This field organizer position will  concentrate on MA  and NH colleges, looking forward to 2016 and the Presidential primaries in New Hampshire.

Qualifications:

  • Passion for social and political change
  • College graduate
  • 1 year organizing  experience minimum
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Strong organizational detail
  • Interpersonal skills

Location: Work from home between Southern NH and Boston area

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Employment type: Full time

Contract: Beginning: February 1, 2014

How to Apply:

Email a resume, a cover letter describing why you fit this job, and the names and contact information for three references to: Joanmandle16@gmail.com

Job / Position Title: Online Organizer at Mothers Out Front
Where: Cambridge, MA
List Date: January 10, 2014
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Job / Position Title: Online Organizer
at: Mothers Out Front
Where: Cambridge, MA
List Date: January 10, 2014
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jobs

How to Apply:

Serious applicants should forward a cover letter and resume
to Jobs@betterfuturerproject.org.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. No calls
please.

Contact via Email:
Job / Position Title: Network Coordinator at Leading Change Network
Where: Remote location
List Date: December 19, 2013
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Job / Position Title: Network Coordinator
at: Leading Change Network
Where: Remote location
List Date: December 19, 2013
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About Leading Change Network
The Leading Change Network is a nonprofit global community of practice including organizers, researchers and educators. (Visit our website: leadingchangenetwork.com). Initiated by Marshall Ganz, Harvard Kennedy School, and others, its purpose is to support its participants in developing the leadership, building the organizational capacity, and improving the ability of democratic organizing to meet the critical challenges of our times.

At present, participants in 11 countries work on topics that range from immigration reform, human rights, gender equity, and economic justice to climate change, public health, and domestic violence. The demand, however, far exceeds our current capacity to respond, indicated by a growing database of over 4,500 interested persons in 60 countries who would like to engage with us. The purpose of our search is to find a person who can build upon the achievements of this young network and enable it through deep collaborative work to realize it’s full potential.

 

Network Coordinator, Leading Change Network
We are looking for a proactive, creative and “well organized” person to work with a diverse leadership team and staff to grow the network, build its capacity, and strengthen its infrastructure. Equivalent to Executive Director.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Network growing strategy (scale): taking initiative by coordinating with the board and staff to achieve network goals by developing its leadership, expanding its reach, and enhancing its programs.
  • Network building strategy (scope): developing new human, technological, and financial resources to ensure the viability, health, and ongoing growth of the network.
  • Network infrastructure strategy (continuity): managing staff, overseeing fiscal performance and overseeing day-to-day operations

 

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to grassroots organizing, leadership development, and the network goals
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, especially writing and content creation
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, and program development
  • Experience in fundraising, internal funding and other financial strategies in a nonprofit context.
  • Ability to collaborate with volunteers on time limited as well as long term projects
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, collaborate with, and develop staff
  • Budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
  • Must thrive on change, innovation, and teamwork in fast paced, demanding, and changing environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and 5+ years management experience.
  • Most responsibilities can be done virtually.
How to Apply:

Compensation: To be negotiated based on experience
How to apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume as one document to leadingchange2013@gmail.com. Include in email subject line "Network Coordinator"
Deadline: Applications are due by January 20, 2014

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Job / Position Title: Senior Program Associate at Center for Education Organizing, Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University
Where: Providence, RI or New York, NY
List Date: December 06, 2013
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Job / Position Title: Senior Program Associate
at: Center for Education Organizing, Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University
Where: Providence, RI or New York, NY
List Date: December 06, 2013
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Position Summary:

The Senior Program Associate is responsible for leading and developing key technical assistance and training opportunities for the National Center for Education Organizing. This individual is responsible for conceptualizing and developing training materials and technical assistance tools to deepen the Center’s support to the field of education organizing. The Senior Program Associate will lead key community organizing and engagement technical assistance projects, facilitate internal and external meetings, provide direct support to external partners and community organizations nationally, and represent the Annenberg Institutes Center for Education Organizing at national conferences and meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in education or related field, or equivalent experience of at least 5-years in the field of community organizing;
  • Must be an effective facilitator and trainer in the fields of education and/or community organizing;
  • Experience and comfort working with racially and socioeconomically diverse communities and multiple stakeholders, including schools and district personnel, policymakers, community leaders and youth; deep knowledge of education reform history and current education policy;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities; willingness to travel.

 

How to Apply:

Applicants for AISR positions must submit resume and letter of interest online to Brown University.
Note: To access AISR job listings "search postings" for Annenberg Institute under the Department drop down menu.

Job / Position Title: Director of Community Organizing at Twin Cities Community Development Corporation
Where: Leominster and Fitchburg, MA
List Date: November 08, 2013
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Job / Position Title: Director of Community Organizing
at: Twin Cities Community Development Corporation
Where: Leominster and Fitchburg, MA
List Date: November 08, 2013
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The Twin Cities Community Development Corporation (the CDC) seeks a Director of
Community Organizing to lead our community organizing department, and actively participate in
our community development work in Fitchburg and Leominster, Massachusetts.

Twin Cities CDC is a thirty-year-old community-based non- profit organization. Our vision is to
create healthy neighborhoods where residents choose to live, work and invest, thereby forming a
powerful unified community. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of persons with low
and moderate incomes in the cities of Fitchburg and Leominster. We improve and stabilize neighborhoods, promote business development and build the economic, physical and personal
assets of our communities and their residents. These assets range from a house or a business to a
new leader or a community working together to affect change.
Community organizing is one of our three major program areas, along with housing development
and our homeownership activities. Directors of these program areas form a Senior Management
Team, together with our Executive Director and CFO.
The CDC has both a neighborhood focus and a regional focus. After years of working in the
Cleghorn Neighborhood of Fitchburg (where we were founded), five years ago we began to
concentrate on the Elm Street Area Neighborhood. Simultaneously we expanded our presence in
our Twin City of Leominster. In 2013, Twin Cities CDC became the manager of the Greater
Gardner Community Development Corporation.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZING AT TWIN CITIES CDC
As part of our 2010 strategic plan, we chose to replicate the success that we had in revitalizing the
Cleghorn Neighborhood in the Elm Street Area Neighborhood of Fitchburg. We recently
expanded that effort to include the College Neighborhood. Our work in the Elm Street Area has
been widely recognized. We received an excellence award from the Massachusetts Housing
Investment Corporation, the Trellis Community Partner Award from Growing Places Garden
Project, and an Innovation Award from Mass Inc.

In the past year, our Community Organizing Department has led the following activities:
• Organizing our monthly Elm Street Area Neighborhood meetings to set the direction for the
neighborhood
• Leading our expansion in the College Neighborhood
• Overseeing our Community Impact Measurement Data Collection and Analysis as part of
Neighborworks America’s effort to quantify the impact of neighborhood revitalization
• Coordinating Trick or Treat on Main Street, an event that now attracts fifty businesses and
1,500 participants
• Directing our clean and green activities, including advocating for a new recycling law in
Fitchburg, organizing neighborhood clean ups, and now pushing for a property registration
ordinance in the Fitchburg City Council, and
• Overseeing our organizing of artists in the community, so that we can convert the former BF
Brown School into artist housing.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZING DIRECTOR
The Community Organizing Director coordinates all of our community organizing activities.
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, s/he develops our organizing strategies, and
coordinates efforts with our housing development staff and homeownership center staff to create
vibrant neighborhoods. The Organizing Director works closely with community residents, board
and committees, neighborhood residents, City councilors, Police, Health, DPW and other City
officials.
Specific responsibilities include:
• Oversee the work of two full time VISTA volunteers plus up to six additional summer interns
• Work with the community and specific neighborhood groups to build consensus on
neighborhood goals
• Manage outreach to neighborhood residents through: door knocking, one on one meetings,
organizing small house meetings, and leading neighborhood wide meetings.
• Build a diverse group of participants through targeted outreach and networking
• Identify residents with leadership potential and design training programs to increase skills
• Recruit CDC members in accordance with CDC’s membership recruitment plan.
• Identify new members’ interests and develop specific activities that support their involvement
• Recruit new members to join committees and other activities of the CDC
• Assist with fundraising as assigned by Executive Director
• Attend Board and Board committee meetings as required
• Represent the CDC on Boards and at meetings and events of partners, funders, and related
companies Plan and participate in organizational events, membership meeting and special
events as required
• Perform other duties as appropriate and consistent with the mission of Twin Cities CDC
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE
Our ideal candidate will have a passion for community based development and community
organization. S/he will have many of the following skills and experiences:
• Demonstrated experience in and commitment to community based organizing, campaign
development and leadership development
• Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and individuals
• Program development and supervisory skills
• Ability to manage multiple tasks in a responsible and dedicated manner
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Comfort using technology for organizing, including spreadsheets, databases, word
processing, computer graphics, and social networking software
• Ability to communicate well in Spanish
• Minimum of a B.A. or equivalent in work experience; Master’s or the equivalent in work
experience preferred.

 

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter, including your salary
requirements, to: Director of Community Organizing Search, Twin Cities CDC,
jobs@twincitiescdc.org. No letters or phone calls please.
Twin Cities CDC offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Applications will be reviewed and acknowledged as they are received.. For more information,
see our website at www.twincitiescdc.org
TCCDC is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunity in employment.

Job / Position Title: Senior Organizer at American Jewish World Service
Where: New York, NY or Washington, D.C.
List Date: October 24, 2013
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Job / Position Title: Senior Organizer
at: American Jewish World Service
Where: New York, NY or Washington, D.C.
List Date: October 24, 2013
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About the Department
The Campaigns and Organizing Department (COD) of American Jewish World Service is charged with developing and implementing strategic campaigns to mobilize the American Jewish community to support AJWS’s U.S. and international policy change agenda. Over the past decade, AJWS has led several major campaigns—including an effort to end the genocide in Darfur and a campaign to reform the international food aid portion of the U.S. Farm Bill—and the organization is poised to deepen and expand its commitment to campaigns and organizing as a core strategy. The COD coordinates cross-departmental collaboration on AJWS’s campaigns to ensure that they fulfill broad organizational objectives around policy change, brand permeation, stakeholder acquisition and fundraising. The COD is directly responsible for training, organizing, supporting and empowering city-based AJWS action teams, comprised of AJWS activists, to build and deploy power in service of the organization’s policy change agenda.

Job Summary
The Senior Organizer is charged with building a powerful activist base that mobilizes new and existing AJWS constituencies while contributing to the design of strategic and effective national organizing campaigns that have a policy impact. Reporting to the Director of Campaigns and Organizing, the Senior Organizer will work within the COD to meet its campaign goals through a diverse portfolio of work that includes: base-building, campaign design, community organizer management, project management, and partnerships internal and external to the organization.

Responsibilities

  • Create and execute innovative, thoughtful and impact-oriented campaign strategy as well as work plans based on specific goals developed in coordination with the COD Director and other AJWS staff;
  • Manage field organizing efforts for AJWS in targeted region, bottom-lining goal-setting, staff management and budget planning;
  • Collaborate with appropriate staff to develop, manage and implement campaign activities, including proactive, activist-based programs and ongoing rapid response to the political landscape;
  • Build and manage relationships with key opinion leaders and stakeholders through one-on-one meetings designed to expand and sustain our base of activists;
  • Support the coordination of day-to-day campaign operations within AJWS, by facilitating cross-organizational matrix meetings, promoting information-sharing, trouble-shooting, and strategic coordination across departments to incorporate all aspects of campaign work (communications, research, lobbying, constituent engagement, etc.);
  • Represent AJWS in a variety of public settings as a speaker and trainer, with partners nationally and internationally, as well as with the press;
  • Oversee planning and execution of large-scale campaign events and programs that will engage both existing and potential AJWS activists and supporters in the organization’s domestic campaign work;
  • Maintain familiarity with current news related to AJWS key issue areas and respond to information requests from activists and coalition members;
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of campaign activities on both participants and the issues on which AJWS seeks to impact; and
  • Manage administrative tasks necessary for portfolio maintenance.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in issue-based advocacy, political organizing campaigns or community organizing;
  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Significant knowledge of and experience with a range of advocacy tactics, including grassroots and grasstops pressure, advocacy communications and government affairs;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage field operations and work independently, including a talent for juggling multiple tasks under tight deadlines and performing in a fast-paced environment;
  • Experience with and strong commitment to producing measurable results;
  • Strong facilitation, collaboration and coalition-building skills;
  • Excellent public speaking and representational skills;
  • Highly organized and detail oriented;
  • Excellent political judgment and the ability to interact with activists, donors, grasstops leaders, press and Jewish communal professionals at a high level;
  • Willingness to work evenings and/or weekends;
  • Passion for global justice and the AJWS mission;
  • A strong interest in promoting Judaism’s imperative for social justice;
  • Experience living or working in the developing world and/or knowledge of the U.S. Jewish community, a plus; and
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.
How to Apply:

For immediate consideration, please forward your resume and cover letter to asmotrich@ajws.org. Please include your name and "Senior Organizer" in the subject line.

We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with AJWS. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

AJWS is an equal opportunity employer and provides competitive salaries and benefits.

Job / Position Title: Community Organizing Assistant at Partners In Health
Where: Boston, MA
List Date: August 12, 2013
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Job / Position Title: Community Organizing Assistant
at: Partners In Health
Where: Boston, MA
List Date: August 12, 2013
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General Responsibilities:

The Community Organizing Assistant (COA) will work alongside the Community Engagement Coordinator to execute the year-long PIH | Engage campaign. This position is a 9-month temporary paid position, with the hope that with overall success of the program and the candidate, we will be able to extend the position to a full-time salaried position.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Community Engagement Coordinator, the Community Organizing Assistant will be primarily responsible for:

 

Coaching community organizers:

The Community Organizing Assistant will be the daily link to the network of approximately 60  PIH | Engage Community Coordinators and 10 Regional Organizers, and will be play a key role in creating systems and providing support to enable their success. The COA will be responsible for executing bi-weekly coaching sessions, monthly webinars, and periodic online and in-person trainings.

 

Monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on progress:

Building an understanding of what is working, what is not, and learning how to do this collective work better will be essential for the success of the campaign. The COA will be responsible for generating detailed notes and standard data collection though bi-weekly coaching sessions, surveys to collect quantitative data on progress, quarterly reports on progress, success, challenges, and things to change, and collecting multimedia from communities for use in communications and other venues.

 

Helping to develop campaign strategy:

As the campaign progresses, we will need to adapt, change, and revise strategy in response to internal and external circumstances. As new opportunities present themselves, challenges arise, and organizing conditions change, we will need to work together to devise and put into practice new strategy.

 

Supporting the management of the PIH | Engage volunteer national team in Boston:

PIH | Engage has a team of part-time volunteer support staff who work to create and support campaigns over the course of the year. The COA will be responsible for supporting, along with the Community Engagement Coordinator the planning, developing agendas, and running of weekly strategy session meetings, as well as managing individual volunteer schedules, priorities, and work-flow.

 

Qualifications:

The ideal Community Organizing Assistant will:

  • Have experience in community organizing, movement building, or large-scale volunteer mobilization programs
  • Be able to handle diverse and frequent challenges with poise, resolve, and strategic efficiency
  • Feel passionate about the movement for health as a human right, and wish to dedicate their life to health equity
  • Have a hunger for moral purpose, the ability to inspire, a sharp wit, and most importantly – an unflappable pursuit of justice
  • Be able to start in early September

 

Other skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communicator, especially via phone, email, and video conferencing
  • Ability to motivate and lead others
  • Competence with Microsoft Office, email, skype and other video conferencing software

 

Job / Position Title: Multicultural Youth Organizer at TENNESSEE IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RIGHTS COALITION
Where: Nashville or Memphis, TN
List Date: July 15, 2013
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Job / Position Title: Multicultural Youth Organizer
at: TENNESSEE IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RIGHTS COALITION
Where: Nashville or Memphis, TN
List Date: July 15, 2013
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TIRRC Background:

Since its founding in 2001, TIRRC has worked to develop immigrant leadership, build the capacity of its immigrant-led member organizations, help immigrant community members understand and engage in the civic process, and educate the public about policies that would better promote integration of new immigrants and facilitate their full participation in US society. In just a few years TIRRC has grown from a grassroots network of community leaders into one of the most diverse and effective coalitions of its kind, a model for emerging immigrant rights organizations in the Southeast and throughout the United States. TIRRC has more than 350 members and works with a dozen member-led committees on a regular basis to examine root causes, find common interests, and organize for better conditions.

 

Position Summary:

The Organizing Team identifies, trains, and organizes community members to create long-term improvements in neighborhoods, jobs, and lives at the local, state, and national level through strategies including communications, collective direct action, and voter education and mobilization. The Multicultural Youth Organizer performs a variety of tasks to build power by organizing and developing young immigrant and refugee leaders throughout Tennessee.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION/CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

ORGANIZING

  • Coordinate statewide and local campaigns.  Develop, execute, and evaluate campaigns to achieve social change using tactics such as direct action against targets, media exposure, and coalition building with allies, including research to identify targets and create campaign strategy.  Work as part of the campaigns team to connect community members with leadership opportunities, and ensure that immigrant leaders are involved at all stages of planning, implementing and evaluating statewide campaign efforts.
  • Support current immigrant youth-led groups and help build new immigrant and refugee youth-led groups throughout Tennessee.  Plan with groups and support with technical assistance to build and grow their base of leadership and allies. Continue to develop statewide youth network, UNITY, and other immigrant and refugee youth organizations in Latino and non-Latino communities, supporting them to drive forward local campaigns and other local work.
  • Maintain and grow leadership pipeline.  Create individual leadership development plans, develop and facilitate trainings, connect individuals to both internal and external growth opportunities. Identify leaders for organizing campaigns through in-depth 1-on-1 recruitment, and use popular education methodology to educate people about their rights.  Specifically, implement the Justice Project, TIRRC’s popular education program for youth.
  • Provide individual support for committee leaders and youth leaders including resource referral, meetings with parents, rights abuse documentation, crisis response and deportation defense, and college counseling.
  • Connect broader immigrant community with TIRRC’s work in general and ensure their representation in other broad organizational events, key meetings, the board of directors, and the Immigrant State Assembly.
  • Support the development and expansion of the dues-paying membership program.
  • Deepen relationships with allies in the broader movement for racial, social, and economic justice, and develop and maintain relationships with strategic allies to further TIRRC issue campaigns.
  • Identify areas of common interest with youth, adult Latino, and non-Latino groups around issues of religious and racial profiling.  Function as liaison with TIRRC national partner, the Rights Working Group, http://rightsworkinggroup.org/

 

ADVOCACY & COMMUNICATIONS

  • Facilitate community dialogue and action on issues identified by immigrant community members, promoting a two-way flow of information such that local perspectives are reflected in TIRRC priorities and resource allocation and local issues are addressed.
  • Work with Advocacy Team to facilitate meetings between grassroots immigrant leaders and policymakers; Monitor the local legislative process for potential impact on the immigrant/refugee community.
  • Organize and mobilize youth members to develop and execute legislative and electoral campaigns. Monitor regional media for stories/issues of potential interest to the immigrant community, and work with Communications Coordinator to engage local media on TIRRC issues.
  • Help communicate with membership, supporters, and general public about TIRRC issue campaigns, including updates in TIRRC e-newsletters, oral presentations, and maintenance of materials on the organizational website.

 

OPERATIONS

  • Maintain lists of members and meeting records in the organizational database.
  • Coordinate interns and volunteers.
  • Manage program budget.
  • Participate in and coordinate fundraising campaigns with support from the operations team.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong commitment to TIRRC’s goal of building a powerful voice in immigrants and refugees from Tennessee and understanding of the issues and policies that affect the rights of immigrant and refugee youth.
  • At least 2 years community organizing experience, direct action, political organization, campaigning, facilitation and giving presentations.
  • Availability to work flexible hours, including 1 or 2 nights a week and also occasionally some weekends, access to a private vehicle at all times.
  • Have strong interpersonal communication, and the ability to work in teams; prioritize and be accountable to plans and commitments.
  • Ability to use online resources to supplement face-to-face contact with groups across the state including Skype, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English, Arabic/English, Somali/English, Kurdish/English).
  • Basic literacy with Microsoft Office suite, Skype, and data management systems.

 

How to Apply:

TO APPLY:  Send cover letter and resume to jobs@tnimmigrant.org

Contact via Email: jobs@tnimmigrant.org
Job / Position Title: Issue/grassroots Organizer at Brookline Coalition for Sensible Schools
Where: Brookline, MA
List Date: July 12, 2013
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Job / Position Title: Issue/grassroots Organizer
at: Brookline Coalition for Sensible Schools
Where: Brookline, MA
List Date: July 12, 2013
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JOB OPENING:  Issue/grassroots Organizer

WHEN:   Immediately (posted July 10, 2013)

WHO IS HIRING:     a coalition of Brookline neighbors (aka the Brookline Coalition for Sensible Schools)

 

BACKGROUND: The Town of Brookline is experiencing a rapid growth in school age children and yet lacks the physical school capacity to accommodate them.  As a result, Brookline is engaged in a public process designed to identify ways of expanding classroom capacity and, in order to get matching Massachusetts funding, intends to come up with a proposal by September 15, 2013.  The “BSpace” Committee, which reports to the School Committee, is overseeing the initial review process and is considering options that include expanding existing schools, building a new school(s) and/or rehabilitating an old derelict school on Route 9 (called the Old Lincoln School or OLS).

 

CAMPAIGN OBJECTIVES: Our first priority is to get the OLS option off the table because OLS is a substandard site for a Kindergarten to 8th grade (K-8) school. OLS was de-commissioned as a permanent K-8 nearly 20 years ago when the school was deemed unhealthy, unsafe, and unfit for renovation.  All the problems that closed the school then remain just as present today. It is on a busy highway with all the pollution (and accompanying serious health risks), noise and danger that entails (with little kids crossing and walking along Rte 9). Its limited green space is on the other side of (and along) the highway.  No amount of renovation can overcome these inherent limitations and hazards.  We are also committed to helping solve the school overcrowding issue and intend to participate in the development of appropriate alternative solutions.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION: We seek up to 2 experienced issue and grassroots organizers to help educate and organize the Brookline community to defeat OLS as an option (at the BSpace Committee (July/August), School Committee (Sept. 15), or if it advances, in defeating an Override campaign) and to help advance appropriate alternatives.

 

SKILLS: experience in organizing and/or campaign work (including, for example, writing, meeting planning, public speaking, canvassing, social media, info drops, phone banking, press, etc.  Familiarity with Brookline a plus (but not required).

 

PAY: Competitive

How to Apply:

TO APPLY OR FOR MORE INFORMATION: send a cover letter and/or resume to Jason Adkins at jadkins@akzlaw.com and Shannon Liss-Riordan at sliss@llrlaw.com

Contact via Email: Jason Adkins
Job / Position Title: Network Organizer at Leading Change Network
List Date: July 08, 2013
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Job / Position Title: Network Organizer
at: Leading Change Network
List Date: July 08, 2013
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About Leading Change Network

The Leading Change Network is a global community of practice of some 100 organizers, researchers and educators. (Visit our website: leadingchangenetwork.com). Initiated by Marshall Ganz, Harvard Kennedy School, and others, its purpose is to support its participants in developing the leadership, building the organizational capacity, and improving the ability of democratic organizing to meet the critical challenges of our times. At present, for example, participants in 11 countries work on topics that range from immigration reform, human rights, gender equity, and economic justice to climate change, public health, and domestic violence. The demand, however, far exceeds our current capacity to respond, indicated by a growing data base of over 2000 interested persons in more 25 countries who would like to engage with us. The purpose of our search is to find a person who can enable us to respond.

 

Position Description

 

We seek a proactive, creative and “well organized” online organizer to work with a diverse leadership team to build the network, grow the network, and manage network infrastructure (database, web site, social media, etc.)

 

Responsibilities

  • Network building strategy (scope): developing ways participants can engage in mutual online  support (peer learning, resource sharing, project collaboration, information sharing) as well as online fund raising activities.

 

  • Network growing strategy (scale): engaging “new people” in the network: participants in courses, workshops, and campaigns; visitors of website, Facebook, linked in; and other potential sources.

 

  • Network infrastructure management (continuity): coordinating database, website, and social media.

 

Required Skills

  • Ability to recruit, engage, and coordinate others in time limited collaborative projects.
  • Deep understanding of internet, social media, and information management technologies.
  • Commitment to grassroots organizing, leadership development, and the network goals.
  • Campaign experience: i.e., online and offline, grassroots, electoral, community, labor, etc.
  • Solid project management experience, including ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, especially writing and content creation
  • Must thrive on change, innovation, and teamwork in fast paced, demanding, and changing environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or 3+ years experience

 

Compensation: to be negotiated.

How to Apply:

How to apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to grandone8@gmail.com

The position starts immediately. We will begin reviewing resumes on a rolling basis until August 3, 2013.

Contact via Email: Dan Grandone
Job / Position Title: Lead Organizer at West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition
Where: Charleston, WV
List Date: June 27, 2013
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Job / Position Title: Lead Organizer
at: West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition
Where: Charleston, WV
List Date: June 27, 2013
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Background

                The WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition is a 15 year-old organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of West Virginia’s children and families.  Historically, the Coalition has focused their efforts largely on advocacy on behalf of the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the establishment of an Oral Health Coalition in West Virginia.  The Coalition is now transitioning to focus on building a broader coalition to advocate on the wider issue of child poverty.

We are currently looking to hire a staff person as a Lead Organizer to work closely with our Director.   The Lead Organizer would be responsible for splitting community organizing and advocacy operations throughout the state with our Executive Director.  How that splits happen (which regions, which specific tasks) depends largely on the skills and experience of the person we hire.

This job description is intentionally unorthodox.  We are much more interested in finding the right person to build around than we are in filling a role.

Either position would report to the Director.

 

Activities of Lead Organizer:

  • Split organizing responsibilities with the Director.  This person would be responsible for organizing half of the state.  In their half, the Senior Organizer would be responsible for all of the following:

o   Maintaining strong relationships with our diverse base of grassroots and grasstops partners (including service providers, parents, teachers, unions, businesses, legislators and faith groups);

o   Constantly recruiting new partners and funders in that area, with a special emphasis on recruiting parents and kids affected by child poverty;

o   Organizing frequent local trainings and political forums that develop new leaders and advance our statewide issues;

o   Identifying local issues and projects of concern and mobilizing people around those concerns;

o   Organizing outreach efforts on key programs (particularly, helping to make sure that 120,000 West Virginians get signed up for Medicaid);

o   Organizing local press activity, op-eds, press releases;

o   Generating phone calls, e-mails, letters, etc. in support of issues;

o   Being creative and opportunistic about attracting new people, new issues, and new money to the organization;

 

Preferred Qualifications and qualifications for Lead Organizer

  • (Note: you must not have all of these qualifications in order to apply.)
  • At least 3-5 years experience and a track record doing community organizing, advocacy, voter turnout, faith, or non-profit management work;
  • Experience building teams or mobilizing leaders from various sectors and walks of life;
  • A deep desire to build power among everyday people to win real change;
  • Willingness to travel; many weeks will require as many as 15-20 strategy meetings with a wide range of partners, sometimes in different regions of the state;
  • Outstanding self-motivator; you will be responsible for managing your own calendar;
  • A thick skin; willing to stand up for what he or she believes in;
  • Ideally would bring some expertise in at least one of the following areas: policy, public health/Medicaid/CHIP, HR/administration, fundraising, social media, and/or working with poor and working class families.

 

How to Apply:

Pay is $35,000-$50,000 per year + benefits, commensurate with experience.  Please send resume, cover letter, and the names and contact info of 2 references to Stephen Smith at ssmith@wvhealthykids.org (and write the word APPLICATION in the Subject Heading).

We strongly encourage applications from women, men, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community.

Contact via Email: Stephen Smith
Job / Position Title: Senior International Water Organizer at Corporate Accountability International
Where: Boston, MA
List Date: June 07, 2013
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Job / Position Title: Senior International Water Organizer
at: Corporate Accountability International
Where: Boston, MA
List Date: June 07, 2013
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Corporate Accountability International, a powerhouse in challenging corporate abuse for 35 years, is seeking a Senior International Water Organizer to play a lead role in organizing pressure on the World Bank to end promotion of water privatization, while advancing the human right to water through the United Nations (UN) system. The Senior International Water Organizer will identify and engage key World Bank and UN constituencies; monitor World Bank and UN activities; mobilize advocates for public water services and systems; and carry out tactics that will build the power necessary to change policies and practices that advance the right to water.

 

Our Campaign to Challenge Corporate Control of Water has become a formidable force and the Senior International Water Organizer will be critical in accomplishing our ambitious plans. In 2010, in coalition with allies around the world, we helped advance recognition and implementation of the human right to water through the UN. Domestically, we have promoted dramatic shifts in public attitudes towards bottled water, with 40% of Americans going back to the tap since 2006. Corporate Accountability International has a long history of working directly with global governing bodies to achieve our vision, and we played a lead role in advancing the world’s first public health and corporate accountability treaty, the global tobacco treaty, through the World Health Organization.

 

The Senior International Water Organizer will work with a committed team of organizers and research staff. They will report directly to the International Water Campaign Director while also working closely with organizational leadership, including the Managing Campaigns Director and
Research Director. The organization is made up of more than 60 smart and driven staff and interns working in a fast-paced and fun working environment with a network of members and allies across the world.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Recruit and mobilize powerful advocates to end the World Bank’s promotion of water privatization.
● Hold in-person and phone meetings with NGO allies, economists, academics, policymakers and other experts.
● Build relationships with leaders in UN agencies and officials in key governments world-wide.
● Cultivate relationships with and coordinate strategy among allied organizations.
● Create materials and develop stories to engage and motivate Corporate Accountability International’s membership to support the campaign.
● Develop in-depth understanding of the World Bank, UN system and water privatization.
● Regularly evaluate progress against campaign objectives, and help develop effective ongoing strategies.
● Participate in organization-wide planning, fundraising and campaign activities.
● Maintain comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date files, records and systems.
● Recruit and manage interns.
● Participate in campaign activities and fundraising drives.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
● Demonstrated commitment to corporate accountability, with a global perspective.
● At least five years of experience, including a background with corporate campaigning and international organizing.
● Experience organizing government officials, policymakers, NGOs, academics and other experts.
● Demonstrated ability to manage organizing projects, to develop and implement plans, and to track results.
● Excellent oral and written communication skills.
● Proven ability to work well with a diverse group of people.
● Enthusiasm for national and international travel.
● Familiarity with international institutions a plus.
● Fluency in Spanish or French a plus.

 
Salary and benefits: Commensurate with experience, with a generous benefits package including health, dental, FSA, 401 (k), ongoing training and growth opportunities. Upbeat, collaborative, and goal-oriented office atmosphere.

How to Apply:

Email letter of interest, resumé, and three to five references to Sarah Bennett at jobs@stopcorporateabuse.org. Please let us know where you heard about the position.

Job / Position Title: Community Organizer at Action for Regional Equity
Where: Boston, MA
List Date: June 07, 2013
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Job / Position Title: Community Organizer
at: Action for Regional Equity
Where: Boston, MA
View on the web at: http://action4equity.org/
List Date: June 07, 2013
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Action for Regional Equity is seeking a community organizer to drive a new initiative to build the movement to turn bad jobs into good jobs, particularly in communities of color, including both Black and Latino neighborhoods.  This is an opportunity to grow.  Our first year will be devoted to developing a committed, thoughtful, and experienced base of leaders and activists in Dorchester, Roxbury and Everett and to building our cross-neighborhood committee.

Action for Regional Equity is a coalition of 11 groups in Greater Boston committed to equity and working to change the socio-economic landscape for communities of color and communities of low opportunity.

Responsibilities and skills

  • Demonstrated capacity to recruit residents and move them to action
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead others in community outreach, surveying and canvassing, including following up on all new contacts
  • Capable of maintaining community relationships between actions and meetings
  • Capable of running community meetings
  • Some leadership development experience, including facilitating group discussions and 1-on-1 meetings
  • Capable of mobilizing in support of partner campaigns including shaping the message and assessing responses
  • Work with the campaign coordinator and other leaders to build the cross-neighborhood committee

Requirements

  • At least 1 year of experience in direct organizing in community, workplace or union setting
  • Committed to and comfortable working in coalitions and with diverse populations
  • Very interested in improving organizing skills
  • Sees the big picture and follows through on small details
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively, orally and in writing.
  • Committed to social justice and improving the quality of life of working people.
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including weekends.
  • Comfortable with email, Microsoft Office, recordkeeping.
  • Driver’s license very useful.  A reliable car a plus.
  • Spanish or Portuguese speaking a big plus.

Compensation: $32,000-$35,000 based on experience, with health benefits, vacation, holidays.

Candidates of color strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Weezy Waldstein at weezy.waldstein@gmail.com

Apply by July 1. Thank you.

Contact via Email: weezy.waldstein@gmail.com
Job / Position Title: West Tennessee Organizer at Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC)
Where: Memphis, TN
List Date: June 05, 2013
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Job / Position Title: West Tennessee Organizer
at: Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC)
Where: Memphis, TN
List Date: June 05, 2013
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POSITION:  West Tennessee Organizer

TYPE:  Full-time exempt

BASED AT:  Memphis TIRRC Office

REPORTS TO:  Organizing Director

 

TIRRC Background:

Since its founding in 2001, TIRRC has worked to develop immigrant leadership, build the capacity of its immigrant-led member organizations, help immigrant community members understand and engage in the civic process, and educate the public about policies that would better promote integration of new immigrants and facilitate their full participation in US society. In just a few years TIRRC has grown from a grassroots network of community leaders into one of the most diverse and effective coalitions of its kind, a model for emerging immigrant rights organizations in the Southeast and throughout the United States. TIRRC has more than 350 members and works with a dozen member-led committees on a regular basis to examine root causes, find common interests, and organize for better conditions.

 

Position Summary:

The West Tennessee Organizer facilitates community education, dialogue and action, develops immigrant leadership, and grows the coalition through individual and organizational member recruitment in the West Tennessee region. The Organizer also works as part of the campaigns and organizing teams to connect community members with leadership opportunities and ensure community ownership of campaigns.  Key functions include reaching out to and maintaining relationships with leaders, facilitating community meetings and trainings, and coordinating actions and events.

 

Job Description/CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Organizing

▪     Develop the skills of individual leaders in the western part of the state through popular education methods and conduct ongoing community education

▪     Identify and engage immigrant leaders and immigrant-led groups throughout West Tennessee; Help build the capacity of immigrant-led organizations by working with leaders to assess their organizational needs and access training and technical assistance through TIRRC’s member network

▪     Build and strengthen local organizing committees (Comités Populares), supporting them to drive forward local campaigns and other local work; Ensure participation of Comite leaders in the Immigrant State Assembly (ISA)

▪     Work to grow the coalition by recruiting individual and organizational members

▪     Work as part of the campaigns team to connect community members with leadership opportunities, and ensure that immigrant leaders are involved at all stages of planning, implementing and evaluating statewide campaign efforts

▪     Maintain list of outside resources and provide referrals for individual cases

▪     Deepen relationships with allies in the broader movement for racial, social, and economic justice, and develop and maintain relationships with strategic allies to further TIRRC issue campaigns

 

ADVOCACY & COMMUNICATIONS

▪     Work with Welcoming TN Organizer to support Welcoming TN programs in West TN 

▪     Facilitate community dialogue and action on issues identified by immigrant community members, promoting a two-way flow of information such that local perspectives are reflected in TIRRC priorities and resource allocation and local issues are addressed 

▪     Work with Director of Advocacy to build the civic engagement of immigrant leaders through facilitating meetings between grassroots immigrant leaders and policymakers; supporting the monitoring of  the local legislative process for potential impact on the immigrant/refugee community 

▪     Monitor regional media for stories/issues of potential interest to the immigrant community, and work with Communications Coordinator to engage local media on TIRRC issues 

▪     Help communicate with membership, supporters, and general public about TIRRC issue campaigns, including regional updates in TIRRC e-newsletters, oral presentations, and maintenance of materials on the organizational website

 

OPERATIONS

▪     Maintain lists of West Tennessee members and meeting records in the organizational database

▪     Coordinate human resources needs for West Tennessee with the Operations Team regarding an assistant, interns and volunteers

▪     Ensure overall office functionality and maintain equipment

▪     Manage program budget

▪     Participate in and coordinate regional fundraising campaigns with support from the operations team

 

QUALIFICATIONS

▪     Strong commitment to TIRRC’s goal of building a powerful voice for immigrants and refugees in Tennessee and understanding of the issues and policies that affect the rights of immigrants

▪     Availability to work flexible hours, including 1 or 2 nights a week and occasionally weekends,

▪     Access to a private vehicle at all times

▪     Strong interpersonal communication, and the ability to work in teams;

▪     Strong organizational skills, prioritize and be accountable to plans and commitments

 

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume via e-mail to jobs@tnimmigrant.org  with "West Tennessee Organizer Search" in the subject line, or by fax to (615) 833-0387. Applications will be accepted until an adequate pool is established. TIRRC is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, immigrants and refugees to apply.

Available immediately, open until filled, with first consideration June 1st.

Contact via Email: gaby@tnimmigrant.org
Job / Position Title: Community Organizer at United Interfaith Action
Where: New Bedford and Fall River, MA
List Date: May 03, 2013
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Job / Position Title: Community Organizer
at: United Interfaith Action
Where: New Bedford and Fall River, MA
List Date: May 03, 2013
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United Interfaith Action is seeking a full-time community organizer to lead organizing in congregations in New Bedford and Fall River, by recruiting and training grassroots leaders and leading campaigns which may include Immigration Reform, Economic Justice, Civic Engagement and/or Parent Organizing.

The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to build relationships and identify community leaders, fostering cooperation and leadership development, think strategically about building people power, and execute actions to influence decision-makers over the course of a campaign. He or she will have a passion for organizing and a creative and tenacious approach to adapt to a variety of campaign topics, organizing obstacles, and community environments. Support of local, state and national organizing colleagues and regular professional development provided. Spanish or Portuguese fluency highly valued.

 

About United Interfaith Action

United Interfaith Action is an interfaith coalition organizing for dignity and justice in New Bedford and Fall River. We are made up of active and aspiring citizens from 16 congregations who come together to unlock the power of people to improve their communities. In recent years, we have won the opening of a new small school, a street outreach worker violence prevention program, a local hiring ordinance, police commitments for cooperation with undocumented immigrants, and a Teacher Home Visit program. UIA is part of a state network working to shift resources and power to overlooked/under-resourced communities and cities in Massachusetts, and the national PICO Network (People Improving Communities through Organizing).

 

Job Responsibilities

The Community Organizer is responsible for the following:

 

  • Building relationships with congregation members, clergy, and local allies through 12-15 one-on-one relational meetings per week.
  • Identifying and recruiting leaders
  • Training and developing leaders one-on-one and in groups
  • Building teams of grassroots leaders in and across congregations who are organizing their congregations to address locally-identified issues of concern.
  • Supporting teams to develop and execute strategic campaign plans to build power and gain commitments and implement solutions
  • Participating in strategic organizational and network visioning, planning and development

 

Qualifications

We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship building, have strong instincts of how to build teams and build power, and follow through on tasks and plans. You should have:

  • 2+ years organizing experience
  • A track record of building relationships and bringing people together to accomplish shared goals
  • An ability to articulate the personal experiences that motivate you to organize, and to probe other people to identify their stories and interests
  • Training and facilitating skills
  • Capacity to think strategically and analytically about social, economic, cultural, and political issues affecting a community
  • A disciplined, self-starter mentality, and ability to work effectively in an unstructured and changing environment
  • Desire to learn and openness to challenge
  • Ability to carry out job responsibilities in Spanish or Portuguese as well as English highly valued

 

Salary and Benefits for the Community Organizer will be competitive and will be based on experience.

 

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Lew Finfer, Director of Massachusetts Communities Action Network, at lewfinfer@gmail.com

 

For more information:

http://www.unitedinterfaithaction.org/

http://www.piconetwork.org/

Liz Aeschlimann, UIA Associate Director, lizaeschlimann@unitedinterfaithaction.org

Lew Finfer lewfinfer@gmail.com

Job / Position Title: Statewide Organizer at Building One Pennsylvania
List Date: April 18, 2013
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Job / Position Title: Statewide Organizer
at: Building One Pennsylvania
List Date: April 18, 2013
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Building One Pennsylvania has an opening for a statewide organizer (as does our allied organization, Building One New Jersey). Candidates should have a desire to address local issues at a regional, state and federal level.  Background and understanding of regional politics and social dynamics a plus.  Experience and interest in working on bi-partisan policy solutions a plus.  Background in regional land use, housing and fiscal policies a plus.  Skills with social media and technology may be a plus. Must be self-motivated and a systemic thinker.  This position is not a social service, research or public relations job.

Duties include:

Recruitment of member institutions
Raising money through membership dues, foundations, fundraisers and individual donors
One-on-one meetings – identification and recruitment of leaders
Creating and maintaining strong leadership teams at a local and regional level through training and development
Successfully moving leaders into powerful issue campaigns that address regional disparities.
Track and record activity in organization’s database.
Travel throughout regions and states.  Car is required.

Skills:

Knowledge of political process and ability to operate in the public arena
Knowledge of community organizing practice and principles (completion of leadership organizing training a plus
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with members of the public, elected officials, clergy and other constituencies representing a variety of economic, racial, ethnic, political and social backgrounds.
Ability to build key relationships with a variety of leaders (local-elected, faith, civic and labor) and to develop alliances with other organizations while remaining independent and promoting an agenda based on equity.
Ability to work under pressure.
Strong computer and database skills.

 

How to Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and writing sample demonstrating your ability to think critically and communicate effectively to jobs@buildingoneamerica.org

 

 

Job / Position Title: Project Coordinator at ReThink Health
Where: Virtual Position
List Date: April 10, 2013
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Job / Position Title: Project Coordinator
at: ReThink Health
Where: Virtual Position
View on the web at: www.rethinkhealth.org
List Date: April 10, 2013
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JOB DESCRIPTION
ReThink Health seeks a project coordinator to join the team. ReThink Health is an organization of thought leaders and change agents who are committed to revitalizing the American health system. We work with motivated regional leaders and like-minded allies to move regional health systems in new, sustainable directions. Our approach builds on the understanding that health and health care are fundamentally local. We also know that a sustainable system that delivers optimal health, the highest quality care, equity across the population, and the lowest possible cost can only be achieved by leaders who: think and act from a whole system perspective; work together across organizational boundaries; are committed to fundamental system redesign; and can mobilize others in pursuing shared and visionary goals. See www.rethinkhealth.org for more information.

This key administrative position will support ReThink Health directors on multiple projects related to regional health system redesign, including projects in collaboration with Dartmouth Hitchcock Health and Dartmouth College, distance learning, and other educational and experimental learning.

The project coordinator will contribute to the project management process in administrative, operational and developmental ways.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and assist in the successful implementation of projects, including details and logistics of project work plans.
    Maintain project timelines to ensure projects are delivered on time and within established budgetary constraints.
    Coordinate interview and meeting schedules with clients.
    Coordinate internal meeting schedules.
    Draft, proofread, and edit documents, including communications materials, project materials, presentations, and reports.
    Provide internal and external administrative support including note taking, sending meeting and other reminders, maintaining calendars, drafting agendas, tracking budgets and creating budget reports, supporting hiring processes, and providing other logistical support.
    Assist with the use of technology including, but not limited to: Blackboard Collaborate, Webex and Google Applications.
    Support project teams with recruitment, logistics, materials development, registration, and other support related to distance learning and other educational and experimental learning.
    Support business development efforts.
    Provide comprehensive support to other projects as they emerge.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree in public health, business, public policy or social sciences a plus.
  • Ability to work as part of a remote team.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills required. Previous experience in project coordination, planning, and/or management a plus.
  • Self-motivated, deadline-oriented, and thrives in fast-paced environments. Candidate must be flexible, comfortable with uncertainty, and able to juggle several complex projects at once.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, and able to work with high-level executive and academic staff.
  • Solid editing and formatting skills and experience writing for diverse audiences.
  • Can learn and master new technology quickly. Comfortable with all Microsoft and Google products and other cloud computing.
  • Candidate should have a desire to learn.

ADDITIONAL USEFUL SKILLS

  • Experience or knowledge of the health care system, specifically related to health and health care improvement.
  • Experience or knowledge of community organizing, group facilitation, dialogue, conflict resolution or other group process skills.
  • Prior experience with distance learning software, such as Blackboard or WebEx.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND SCHEDULE

ReThink Health is an initiative of the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation. This is a virtual position – there is no ReThink Health office. Candidates must be able to work from home from a laptop or computer equipped with a solid high-speed internet connection and the ability to run Skype, Blackboard, and other teleconferencing software. There may be occasional travel. There is a preference for candidates in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions, but all strong candidates will be considered.

The work schedule for this position is flexible. All required meetings fall during the regular workweek, but this position may require occasional work during the weekends and evenings. This position is for an independent contractor, on an initial 6-month contract with the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation. Full-year contracts may be renewed in subsequent years. Pay is commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter by April 26th to Lisa Holtzman
lholtzman@rethinkhealth.org. Start date is June 3, 2013.

Contact via Email: Lisa Holtzman
Job / Position Title: Director of Training and Education at Center for Community Change
Where: Washington, DC or TBD
List Date: February 22, 2013
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Job / Position Title: Director of Training and Education
at: Center for Community Change
Where: Washington, DC or TBD
List Date: February 22, 2013
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About the Center for Community Change: The Center for Community Change is a national social justice non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.  Founded in 1968 to honor the life and values of Robert F. Kennedy, our mission is to build the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to have a significant impact in improving their communities and the policies and institutions that affect their lives.

The Center for Community Change is committed to help build powerful and dynamic movements in diverse communities across America that will be the impetus for creating a society in which everyone has enough to thrive and achieve their full potential.  Inspired by a belief in the dignity of all people, the Center has been instrumental in the fight for comprehensive and fair immigration reform, a push for a bold jobs agenda, and protecting essential retirement security programs. The Center played a major role in recent positive changes to immigration laws that will keep thousands of immigrant families together. Our Housing Trust Fund Project has helped bring affordable housing to millions of people. For further information please visit our website at: www.communitychange.org

 

Position Description:  The Director of Training and Education leads the Center’s efforts to educate grassroots leaders and online supporters about the economic, political and structural factors that affect their lives; and how they can make change by engaging in collective action and supporting the Center’s campaigns. The Director works closely with all programmatic areas of the Center – community organizing, communications and policy – by developing a wide range of materials that advance campaign and movement-building goals, such as trainings to develop organizing and leadership skills, discussion guides to translate complex policy issues, and meeting agendas that facilitate authentic learning and relationship-building.

 

This position reports to: National Campaign Director

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Design a wide range of cutting-edge materials and tools that develop grassroots leaders’ organizing skills, political consciousness, and content/issue knowledge
  • Oversee and conduct field trainings, and develop a cadre of trainers within CCC staff and partner organizations who can replicate field trainings
  • Work closely with CCC organizers and campaign partners to tailor trainings to meet local realities and campaign demands
  • Continually evaluate and redevelop training models, tools and activities
  • Adapt field and issue training materials for the Center’s general audience of supporters (particularly using new media)
  • Translate and elevate complex policy/legislative issues
  • Cultivate relationships with other trainers, in order to develop a learning community and share best practices among field partners

 

Qualifications:

  • At least seven years experience in non-profit, community organizing, and/or educational settings;
  • Familiarity with the Center’s various issue priorities;
  • Ability to match a variety of interactive training methodologies to the diversity of adult learning processes;
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, low-income constituencies, community-based organizations, and grassroots organizing;
  • Strong communication, writing, and research skills;
  • Spanish-language skills (particularly translation of written documents) are a plus;
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple demands and projects;
  • Ability to work as part of a team of professionals spread across the nation.

 

Salary & Benefits: CCC offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

Closing Date of Position: Open Until Filled

How to Apply:

How to apply: Please submit resume, a cover letter that includes salary expectations and at least two writing samples to: employment@communitychange.org

Job / Position Title: Lead Trainer at Be the Change – Kenya
Where: Kenya
List Date: January 16, 2013
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Job / Position Title: Lead Trainer
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Where: Kenya
View on the web at: www.bethechangekenya.org
List Date: January 16, 2013
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Organization Summary:

Currently Kenya is dominated by a ‘top‐down’ approach to poverty in which solutions originate from voices separated from the ‘on‐the‐ground’ experience of poverty. Tatua Kenya is reversing this approach by providing opportunities for the local community, those ‘on‐the‐ground,’ to join in the creation of solutions to Kenya’s poverty crisis.

 

Our program involves two components. One, we run Be the Change – Kenya. Be the Change is our flagship initiative and a model of Tatua Kenya’s ‘ground‐up’ approach to poverty alleviation working towards the eradication of child poverty in Kenya. Two, we strengthen the work of local Kenyan organizations by providing access to high‐quality community organizing training.

 

Job Summary

Tatua Kenya is hiring a highy qualified Lead Trainer to work with our flagship initiative, Be the Change – Kenya.

 

Be the Change ‐ Kenya works towards the eradication of child poverty by building the capacity of local leaders and organizations. We work alongside the Kenyan community to build relationships, mobilize local resources and create sustainable solutions for children living in poverty in Kenya. In 2012 we developed partnerships with five local organizations that are providing direct aid to children living in poverty. In 2012 partners participated in a multi‐faceted management‐training program that included course work, executive mentorship and access to a network of pro‐bono advising services.

 

In addition enlisted young adult leaders in our work. Young adults were trained in community organizing material, centered on Marshall Ganz’s community organizing practices. BTCKE young adults were grouped into teams and attached to one of our partner organizations. These teams recruit donors, volunteers, corporate sponsorship, clinical services and more for the Partner Organization to which they are attached.

 

Although we saw incredible results in 2012, young‐adult organizers reported a desire for an increased period of instruction with the material, an increase in the time spent within the communities in which they are organizing as well as more individual coaching.

 

Next year BTCKE is hoping to overcome this challenge by hiring four Lead Organizers to work as full‐time employees. In 2013 BTCKE’s Lead Organizers will attend an in‐depth community‐organizing training taught by a highly qualified teaching team. This training will include classroom style learning as well as field exercises accompanied by coaching. BTCKE is currently hiring a Lead Trainer for this community organizing training. The Lead Trainer will be responsible for writing the training curriculum and leading a teaching team for a four‐week community organizing training.

 

Job Outcomes

‐ BTCKE 2013 Lead Organizers learn community‐organizing model.

‐ BTCKE 2013 Lead Organizers able to apply material to their own setting.

‐ BTCKE can quantifiably demonstrate the knowledge gained by students.

‐ BTCKE Program Director is trained in all applicable organizing skills, and prepared to train organizing community throughout 2013.

 

Job Responsibilities

‐ Design curriculum for month‐long community organizing/leadership training, including ‘on‐site’ practice activities.

‐ Design training team needed for course,

‐ Coach/supervise all members of the training team.

‐ Teach majority of the training material.

‐ Coach students based on performance during ‘practice activities.’

‐ Design and grade mid‐course and final exam for students.

‐ Create report for BTCKE staff demonstrating knowledge gained by students.

‐ Coaches Program Director in creation of curriculum (Via Skype) through June

‐ Attend meetings with child poverty experts in Kenya to discuss applicability of training material to eradication of child poverty in Kenya.

 

Required Credentials and Attributes

‐ Excellent relationship building skills.

‐ Well‐versed in community organizing skills including but not limited to Marshall Ganz Community Organizing material.

‐ Two‐years active organizing experience. Experience should include creation of strategy and team leadership.

‐ Participation in five community organizing training sessions. Experience should include the writing of curriculum as well as experience managing team of trainers.

‐ Experience coaching community organizers in their field of practice.

‐ High‐level proficiency in English, including experience teaching community organizing in English.

How to Apply:

Job Timeline

‐ Expressions of interested accepted until 14 January 2013

‐ Final decision on hire will be made 18 January 2014

‐ Remote work begins ASAP preparing curriculum, latest date possible 28 of January

‐ Lead Trainer arrives in Kenya ASAP, latest date possible 5 February 2013

‐ Lead Trainer expected to stay in Kenya five weeks.

‐ Report displaying the learning of BTCKE Lead Organizers expected by end of March 2013

 

Compensation

‐ Stipend for travel insurance, immunizations and living expenses in Kenya.

‐ Purchase of round‐trip ticket to Kenya.

‐ Housing in Kenya.

 

For more information about Be the Change ‐ Kenya visit www.bethechangekenya.org  or

www.bethechangekenya.wordpress.com. Questions and expressions of interest should be

directed to Tatua Kenya’s Executive Director, Natalie Finstad, Natalie@Tatuakenya.org

Job / Position Title: Synagogue Organizer at Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston
Where: Boston, MA
List Date: January 09, 2013
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Job / Position Title: Synagogue Organizer
at: Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston
Where: Boston, MA
List Date: January 09, 2013
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Mission: The Greater Boston Synagogue Organizing Project is a nationally recognized initiative of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, to engage local synagogues in social justice organizing. GBSOP identifies, trains and mentors synagogue leaders to develop and implement campaigns on issues of critical concern, both on a local and regional level, in partnership with other faith communities. On a broader level, GBSOP seeks to transform synagogues and the Jewish community through organizing.

 

General Statement of Duties: Responsible for organizing several synagogues, i.e. identifying and training leaders, providing support in congregational development and implementation of issue campaigns. Functions as part of JCRC’s organizing team and in collaboration with local broad based organizations, Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO).

 

Reports to: the Associate Director (additional mentoring will be provided through JCRC Organizing Team)

 

  • Identification and Development of Leaders: Through multiple individual meetings with congregational members, clergy and leadership, identify leaders and support them in forming core teams that will function as the engines to organize the congregations
  • Training: Provide training as needed on a range of topics associated with organizing, for congregational staff and lay leaders.
  • Mentoring: Provide support and guidance in developing issue campaigns and political strategies. Campaigns may include internal development and issues internal to the congregations to political campaigns, with local or broad-based partners. May also provide supervision to Organizing Fellow.
  • Partnerships; Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with organizing partners; GBIO.
  • JCRC Social Justice Team: Participate as member of Social Justice Team and provide organizing resources as needed to team members
  • Youth Organizing; Depending on interest and experience of candidate, this position may include organizing young leaders.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in organizing, ideally in broad based organizing.
  • Working knowledge of Jewish community and synagogue culture.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to identify, develop and mentor staff and leaders
  • Keen political understanding
  • Strong Jewish background
  • Willingness to work evenings and Sundays as needed
  • Sense of humor!

 

How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Jean Connolly at jconnolly@jcrcboston.org