Organizers for America - Recent Job Postshttp://organizersforamerica.orgOrganizers for Americaen-usWed, 01 Jul 2015 02:30:30 -0400Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:30:30 -0400Copyright 2015 Organizers for AmericaKing Cow Central RSS Feed Generator (kingcow.com)Organizing Coordinator II @ SEIU InternationalTue, 30 Jun 15 16:09:44 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5718http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5718Organization Name: SEIU International
Location: Oakland, California, United States, 94601 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 30 Jun 2015
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

SEIU
Organizing Coordinator II Grade: C
This position may be based in Los Angeles, CA or in Oakland, California

Purpose:

To represent and assist the International Union in achieving the Public California Organizing Program goals in the field; to supervise, train and direct teams of International Union staff, local union staff, or special project staff; to design and implement organizing and affiliation plans in collaboration with Local Union Organizing Directors; to plan large scale campaigns covering large geographic areas with Regional Organizing Directors.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Organizing Coordinator II has major responsibility for the field administration of the overall national organizing program and performs a wide range of duties and responsibilities which may encompass many of those included in the Organizing Coordinator I job description. In addition, the Organizing Coordinator II will routinely:

*Provide organizing leadership on major campaigns involving large scale and large geographic areas, innovative strategies, coordination of local union and international resources, inter-union and multi-union political complexities, and complex staffing arrangements.
*Oversee requests for organizing assistance from locals and deals directly with such requests.
*Build effective organizing teams through development of comprehensive staff development plans.
*Supervises, leads, assigns, and evaluates staff including developing individual work plans and overseeing their implementation and evaluation. Administers corrective discipline including termination if necessary.
*Recruits, interviews, and recommends hiring of staff
*Creates and administers organizing plans and campaign budgets including strategic planning, budget development, and office administration. Authorizes expenditures within the campaign budget.
*Creates mutual assistance plans among SEIU locals unions and other organizations for member organizing, loaning organizer exchanges, organizer training, multi-local campaigns, and development of local union's organizing capacity.
*Propose and carry out innovative ideas and large scale plans to achieve SEIU's organizing goals

Contacts:
Include SEIU staff, elected leadership; local union leaders; and staff and members; International Union staff and officers. CTW staff; state federation and central labor council leaders and staff; staff of other unions; public officials; and key staff; and leaders.

Direction and Decision Making:
This position reports to the Regional Organizing Director.

Education and Experience:
B.A. degree or at least three (5) years of supervisory experience and seven (7) years of related work experience or combination of education and experience that would provide for the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

*Ability to execute campaign goals and objectives, to work effectively with local leaders, and carry out required objectives.
*Extensive experience directing large, complex campaigns.
*Thorough knowledge of labor program planning and development.
*Knowledge of strategies and techniques used by SEIU to organize and lead division workers.
*Knowledge of unions and their issues.
*Knowledge of bargaining, organizing and organizational management.
*Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to make formal presentations and write advocacy papers.
*Ability to use personal computer.
*Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
*Ability to handle multiple “priority” projects and meet established timelines.
*Fluency in Spanish required (verbal and written).
*Ability to work independently and effectively with elected leaders and staff in complex political and local union situations.
*Ability to conduct training sessions.
*Ability to communicate political and policy priorities to SEIU members.

Physical Requirements:
The Organizing Coordinator II must be available for regular and/or long-term travel over large geographic areas. The position often requires temporary assignments away from home as well as long and irregular hours.

Application Requirements:
A resume and cover letter are required for all applications. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for SEIU, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan.

Benefits:
SEIU staff enjoy top notch benefits including comprehensive health benefits, major medical, dental and vision for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, competitive salaries, generous holiday and vacation policies, and both a pension plan and a 401(K) Plan.

SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)

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Field Manager for Labor Union - Homecare @ Local 775NWTue, 30 Jun 15 14:51:51 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5717http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5717Organization Name: Local 775NW
Location: Seattle, Washington View Google Map
Job Post Date: 30 Jun 2015
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

SEIU 775
Field Manager for Labor Union - Homecare
MEMBER PROGRAMS AND PARTICIPATION DEPARTMENT

Seattle, WA

Reports to: Deputy Director, Member Programs & Participation Department

Description: Salaried/overtime exempt position excluded from the Staff Union bargaining unit (managerial/supervisory)

SEIU 775, the long-term care workers union, represents more than 42,000 home care and nursing home workers in Washington State and Montana. We are one of the largest and fastest growing unions in the region, and take a bold and aggressive approach to politics and organizing. We are committed to uniting all long-term care workers, to improving the lives of working people and leading the way to a more just and humane world.

Summary: Homecare Field Manager, is a management position on the Leaders in Action team in the Member Programs and Participation department. The field manager is responsible for developing and maintaining member leadership, recruiting and executing major union wide events, and developing and executing campaigns geared toward achieving the goals of the union. The field manager leads a team of organizers and member volunteers to carry out the work of the union. Continuously work toward membership maintenance. Position works with young, fast-growing, innovative, bold and progressive union that has grown from 1700 to 44,000 members in the long-term care industry in the space of 12 years.

Principal duties and responsibilities include:
• Supervise team of 8 organizers. Responsible for staff development and discipline, hiring, and assuring union dues are used appropriately.
• Develop and implement standardized curriculum for leadership trainings, staff trainings, and member trainings.
• Long term strategic planning for the LiA team and as well as larger union wide programs.
• Developing program, campaign plans, and messaging and execute multiple complex field plans simultaneously.
• Insuring that each program achieved goals while functioning to develop the leadership of union members, leaders, and staff organizers.
• Responsible for the hiring and management of a diverse staff with special attention to coaching and developing leadership skills and qualities, creating a culturally competent workplace that represents the diversity of the organization
• Innovation to best serve the needs of the field programs
• Major event planning and recruitment for large and small member events.
• Anchor legislative session field program and grass roots lobbying efforts.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Skills: Requirements include demonstrated experience in the following:
• Running leadership development programs with attention to teaching and curriculum development.
• Long term strategic planning.
• Campaign planning.
• Utilizing and developing metric based tracking systems.
• Supervising and developing staff.
• Union organizing including having been a lead union organizer or other similar field leadership accountability.
Preferences: Fluency in a second language is plus. Experience working with a labor union, progressive non-profit, community organization, advocacy group, political campaign or elected official is a plus. Demonstrated commitment to creating positive worker/employer relationships while fighting to raise standards for all workers in the industry is also a plus.

Compensation: Salary range is $64,000 to $74,000 annually, depending on experience. Benefits include fully employer-paid family benefits (includes domestic partner) for health, dental, pharmacy and vision coverage, fully employer-paid defined benefit pension (SEIU), disability and life insurance, a generous leave package, car allowance, an optional 401(K) plan, and other benefits outlined in the policies of SEIU 775.

To be considered, your application must include: A rιsumι, cover letter with salary history and 3 professional references .


SEIU 775 is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Community Organizing Coordinator @ The Independence CenterTue, 30 Jun 15 13:35:02 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5716http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5716Organization Name: The Independence Center
Website: theindependencecenter.org
Location: Colorado Springs, CO View Google Map
Job Post Date: 30 Jun 2015
Job Terms: Part Time Leading to Full Time
Salary: Depending on Experience

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Community Organizing Coordinator EFFECTIVE DATE: June 2015
DEPARTMENT: Independent Living REPORTS TO: Community Organizing Manager
STATUS: Part-time; 20 hour/week; non-exempt/hourly

Position summary:
This position is designed to develop leadership skills around Community Organizing for individuals with disabilities within the communities of our 6 county regions for the purposes of increasing access by removing barriers and organizing for systems change. The Organizer will identify key barriers to assist with the implementation of a Strategic Plan and have a strong background in Community Organizing techniques and training. Identify PWD in our catchment areas, work with them to identify needs that are experienced by community members and provide training and mentoring for leaders to address priorities through the community organizing model.


Minimum Qualifications:
• Baccalaureate Degree in Human Services, Social Services or related field.
• Experience and a desire to work with people with disabilities.
• Experience in Community Organizing.
• Proficient with computer, including, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
• The capacity to treat individuals with disabilities in a respectful and dignified manner which supports and empowers their capacity for independence.
• The ability to arrange transportation and travel independently including the ability to travel freely throughout El Paso, Teller, Kit Carson, Park, Lincoln, and Cheyenne counties to provide IL services.
• Demonstrates The IC’s core values of Inclusiveness, Flexibility, Person First, Accountability, and Integrity.
Essential Functions/Areas of Accountability:
1. Develop and implement group and community level interventions that organize and mobilize communities to improve the capacity of people with disabilities to live independently, in line with the philosophy, mission and goals of the independent living program.
2. Work with the Community Organizing Manager to identify community organizing opportunities that will be beneficial for the development of a strategic plan for the community organizing department in The IC’s 6 county regions.
3. Recruit and develop leaders and advocates from the community and consumer base. Provide leadership and mentorship to interested community organizing participants, including development of trainings and opportunities for achieving self-identified goals of participants.
4. Execute action plans and program activities at the direction of Community Organizing Manager. Monitor project milestones and timelines.
5. Have a basic understanding of Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and Fair Housing as it relates to the organizing project at hand. Research policy and political setting of community organizing initiatives at the local, state, and national level.
6. Develop relationships and connections with internal and external community organizing-related programs.
7. Work with Independent Living staff to collaborate and understand consumer needs and barriers in order to develop a strong base of consumers interested in Community Organizing.
8. Attends department, weekly supervision, agency wide staff meetings and other meetings as determined appropriate by Community Organizing Manager.
9. Develop and build a base of citizen support for initiatives and legislation at the local, state and national levels.
10. Work with Marketing as needed to educate the public in order to advance initiatives through publications, company newsletter, website, etc.
11. Maintain confidentiality as outlined in the employee handbook.
12. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.
13. Understand, model and implement The Independence Center philosophy, vision and mission.

Skills and Abilities:
• Personal experience with a disability and knowledge of the Independent living movement is desirable.
• Ability to network and assess the community for barriers to people with disabilities.
• Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to write routine reports, assessments and related correspondence.
• The capacity to empower individuals with disabilities to advocate for themselves.
• Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
• Able to work with minimum supervision.

Physical/Environmental Requirements:
• Office environment requiring ongoing computer use and extended amount of time sitting or standing.
• Considerable regional travel may be required.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

This position may also require the performance of other duties as assigned.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The Independence Center adheres to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination, as explained in its employee handbook, to all eligible participants regardless of age, sex, color, ethnic origin, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, or disability. Reasonable accommodations maybe made to empower the most qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of this position.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Experience: At least 12 monthes

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Data Analyst Director @ Work for Progress/Environment America Action FundMon, 29 Jun 15 16:58:16 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5715http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5715Organization Name: Work for Progress/Environment America Action Fund
Website: www.workforprogress.org/data_analytics?utm_source=OFA&utm_medium=06-29-2015&utm_campaign=1309
Location: 2 Locations: Denver, CO (View Google Map); Washington, DC (View Google Map)
Job Post Date: 29 Jun 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $28,000 and $40,000 annualy.
Anticipated Start Date: 17 Aug 2015

Job Description

Data Analyst Director wanted for Environment America Action Fund. Win elections by developing models, collecting election data, and identifying effective campaign strategies. The Director will support the work of political action committees supporting similar issues and policies.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Experience: At least 2 years

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Clean Energy Campaign Advocate @ Environment AmericaMon, 29 Jun 15 16:51:27 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5714http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5714Organization Name: Environment America
Website: jobs.environmentamerica.org/cleanenergy.html?utm_source=OFA&utm_medium=06-29-2015&utm_campaign=1313
Location: Washington, DC View Google Map
Job Post Date: 29 Jun 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: 24 Aug 2015

Job Description

Environment America is seeking an experienced campaigner for our clean energy team: drive our campaigns to expand clean power across the country and off our coasts. This person will work with our national program team as well as with our organizers, advocates and key allies to strategize a campaign that will build momentum and expand support for clean energy alternatives. 3 years' experience in political advocacy/policy/organizing.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Experience: At least 3 years

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Clean Water Program Director @ Environment AmericaMon, 29 Jun 15 16:49:07 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5713http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5713Organization Name: Environment America
Website: jobs.environmentamerica.org/cleanwater.html?utm_source=OFA&utm_medium=06-29-2015&utm_campaign=1312
Location: 3 Locations: Colorado (View Google Map); Washington, DC (View Google Map); Boston, MA (View Google Map)
Job Post Date: 29 Jun 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: 24 Aug 2015

Job Description

Environment America needs a National Campaign Director to run our successful Clean Water Program. Responsibilities include: coordinating program development, advocacy, field organizing and communications, recruiting and managing the team and building the resources for our work.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Experience: At least 8 years

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National Campaign Advocate for Tax & Budget Program @ US PIRGMon, 29 Jun 15 16:45:50 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5712http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5712Organization Name: US PIRG
Website: www.uspirg.org/jobs/usp/us-pirg-tax-budget-campaign-advocate?utm_source=OFA&utm_medium=06-29-2015&utm_campaign=1311
Location: Washington, DC View Google Map
Job Post Date: 29 Jun 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $35,000 and $55,000 annualy.
Anticipated Start Date: 24 Aug 2015

Job Description

U.S. PIRG needs an advocate to assist in our national effort to stop corporate corruption and ensure corporations are carrying their fair tax burdens. We’re looking for an experienced political advocate who will be responsible for research, policy development, media outreach, coalition building, developing staff, and fundraising.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Experience: At least 4 years

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Assistant Organizing Director @ Change CorpsMon, 29 Jun 15 16:41:25 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5711http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5711Organization Name: Change Corps
Website: www.changecorps.org/apply.html?utm_source=OFA&utm_medium=06-29-2015&utm_campaign=1310
Location: Denver, CO View Google Map
Job Post Date: 29 Jun 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $28,000 and $35,000 annualy.
Anticipated Start Date: 10 Aug 2015

Job Description

Change Corps seeks a dynamic leader and experienced organizer who knows that it takes an engaged and active citizenry to make democracy work. The Assistant Organizing Director directs a group of 6 to 10 community organizers. This person will oversee staff while driving forward our training program, planning and implementing strategic campaigns, and managing relationships with key campaign partner organizations. The Director will report directly to the Executive Director.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Experience: At least 2 years

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Media Communications Director @ The Public Interest NetworkMon, 29 Jun 15 16:36:17 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5710http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5710Organization Name: The Public Interest Network
Website: publicinterestnetwork.org/page/pin/apply?utm_source=OFA&utm_medium=06-29-2015&utm_campaign=1308
Location: 3 Locations: Washington, DC (View Google Map); Denver, CO (View Google Map); Boston, MA (View Google Map)
Job Post Date: 29 Jun 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $50,000 and $65,000 annualy.
Anticipated Start Date: 17 Aug 2015

Job Description

The Public Interest Network is hiring an experienced media strategist to be our Media Communications Director. The Director will convey our messaging and sustain our reputation as a leader in the progressive campaign movement. The Director will build our relationship with print, visual, and digital media, create media strategy materials, and launch press campaigns to highlight our campaign victories.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Experience: At least 8 years

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Web Project Manager @ Public Interest GRFXMon, 29 Jun 15 16:32:42 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5709http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5709Organization Name: Public Interest GRFX
Website: publicinterestnetwork.org/page/pin/apply?utm_source=OFA&utm_medium=06-29-2015&utm_campaign=1307
Location: Philadelphia, PA View Google Map
Job Post Date: 29 Jun 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: 01 Sep 2015

Job Description

PIRG and our network are seeking a Web Project Manager to coordinate digital campaigns, manage major web development projects, and help build our online following.

You’ll coordinate digital projects and strategies with PIRG and other advocate teams. You’ll be point on working with external developers and vendors as we test and scale up new efforts to grow our list, raise more funds, and raise more hell on critical issues like climate change, getting big money out of politics, and stopping the overuse of antibiotics, just to name a few.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Experience: At least 3 years

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