Organizers for America - Recent Job Postshttp://organizersforamerica.orgOrganizers for Americaen-usTue, 22 Jul 2014 19:50:39 -0400Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:50:39 -0400Copyright 2014 Organizers for AmericaKing Cow Central RSS Feed Generator (kingcow.com)Field Organizer @ Clean Water ActionTue, 22 Jul 14 16:43:50 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4903http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4903Organization Name: Clean Water Action
Website: www.cleanwateraction.org
Location: 320 miller ave, suite 180 ann arbor MI 48103 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 22 Jul 2014
Job Terms: Part Time / Evening
Salary: $400 weekly
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

For more than 10 years over half our streams and 20 million acres of wetlands have been vulnerable to destruction due to bad policy decisions taking away their protection under the Clean Water Act. That means over 1.4 million people in Michigan, and a third of Americans nationwide, have been getting their drinking water from unprotected sources. Join Clean Water Action in the fight to restore those protections, and make sure all Americans have access to clean drinking water!

As part of our staff, you would organize communities around environmental issues. Responsibilities include one-on-one communication, fundraising, dispersing information, and good record keeping.

Qualifications

Skills: We look for candidates who have strong oral and written communication skills, and who possess good attention to detail. Candidates should have an interest in working to protect our environment. We do provide extensive training on the job responsibilities and on the issues we cover.

The hours for the work are from 2pm to 10:30pm, Monday through Friday, or at least 3 days a week between Monday and Friday. We are hiring for positions starting immediately for spring and summer semesters as well as for long term work. We provide benefits, travel opportunities, and the potential for growth within the organization.

Organization Description

Clean Water Action is a non-profit organization with nearly 300,000 members in Michigan working to empower people to take action to protect America's waters, build healthy communities and to make democracy work for all of us. For 40 years Clean Water Action has succeeded in winning some of the nation's most important environmental protections through grassroots organizing, expert policy research and political advocacy focused on holding elected officials accountable to the public.

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Canvassers: Full or Part-time @ Progressive Maryland Mon, 21 Jul 14 17:50:37 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4779http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4779Organization Name: Progressive Maryland
Website: ProgressiveMaryland.org
Location: 35 University Boulevard East, Silver Spring, MD 20901 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 21 Jul 2014
Job Terms: Part Time Leading to Full Time / Evening
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

Full-time, part-time and career positions are available, year-round. All positions offer an exciting opportunity to get in at the ground level with one of the most effective grassroots organizations in the state and to make a significant difference in the lives of thousands of working families in Maryland.

Progressive Maryland recently worked to raise the minimum wage in Maryland. We fight to reduce income inequality and against discrimination, to ensure corporations pay their fare share of taxes, and to guarantee fair elections.

Job Responsibilities include:

Educating Maryland residents about issues like sustainable wages, election reform and tax fairness
Informing Maryland residents about Progressive Maryland's solutions
Fundrasing for Progressive Maryland
Mobilizing community members around Progressive Maryland's campaigns
Recruiting new members and building an active volunteer base
Keeping solid records on campaign activities
Reporting regularly to the Canvass Director
Training new canvassers as you gain experience

Qualifications

Skills: An outgoing personality with strong interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to engage a diverse audience with comfort and confidence
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
A self-starter attitude with the ability to take initiative on individual projects
The ability to work well independently and in cooperative settings
A strong desire to achieve economic justice for Maryland's working families
Applicants aged 16 years and older, with a car, car insurance, and valid driver's license are preferred
Spanish or Asian language skills a plus
Some travel required. Class credit may be arranged.

Organization Description

Progressive Maryland builds power for working families by mounting issue campaigns and organizing people to take action on issues that will improve the lives of working families. We are made up of more than 23,000 members and supporters and more than 30 affiliated religious, community and labor organizations making change through research, public education, and direct political action in Annapolis, Washington and communities statewide.

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Now hiring Climate Organizers to help us fight global warming! @ Environment AmericaMon, 21 Jul 14 16:05:41 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4902http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4902Organization Name: Environment America
Location: 2 Locations: Denver, CO (View Google Map); Boulder, CO (View Google Map)
Job Post Date: 21 Jul 2014
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Now hiring Climate Organizers to help us fight global warming!
Send your resume and cover letter to Kim Stevens, Campaign Director for Environment Colorado, at kim@environmentcolorado.org with “Summer Climate Organizer” in the subject line. We are hiring organizers to start right away.

The Campaign
I’m sure you know that global warming is the most pressing environmental problem of our time. From Hurricane Sandy to the worst drought since the Dust Bowl, extreme weather is becoming more frequent and severe. If we don’t act now to cut global warming pollution, the consequences for future generations will be devastating.

And we know what we need to do: dramatically reduce the carbon emissions created when we burn fossil fuels, become a lot more efficient – so that we use less energy, and ensure that all of the energy we do use comes from clean renewable sources like the sun and the wind.

This summer, we have the best chance we’ve had in years to cut global warming pollution. President Obama has directed his Environmental Protection Agency to develop standards that would cut carbon pollution from power plants – the single largest source of global warming pollution in the country. Now it’s our job to build the public support it will take to make sure these standards become reality, and our window of opportunity to build that support is this summer. If we succeed, this will be a historic step in the fight against global warming.

The Job Description
As part of a nationwide effort, Environment Colorado’s Climate Organizers will collect hundreds of public comments and recruit volunteers to get thousands of Coloradans to show their support for these new power plant standards to highlight the dangers of climate change. Organizers will also develop local leaders who can take on more responsibility and run other grassroots actions throughout the summer as needed. And by the end of the campaign, organizers will have built a volunteer team who can continue the fight for Colorado’s environment well past the summer.

Dates
We are hiring organizers to start right away and end in late August, but there is some flexibility in the start and end dates.

Locations
Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins

If you’re interested in working on this campaign outside of Colorado, please let us know. We have opportunities available nationwide.

Training
There will be a week-long training near the beginning of the campaign.

Salary
Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Qualifications
We’re seeking applicants who are ready to commit their time, talent and passion to advocating, organizing and fighting for the environment. We look for smarts, academic excellence and an eagerness to learn. We value leadership experience of all kinds, especially organizing, grassroots outreach and building campus groups. College graduates, graduating seniors, and rising seniors are invited to apply. Our Climate Organizers will have the opportunity to apply for a career position with Environment Colorado and Environment America - the federation of state groups of which we’re a part - at the end of the campaign.

How to Apply
Send your resume and cover letter to Kim Stevens, Campaign Director for Environment Colorado, at kim@environmentcolorado.org with “Summer Climate Organizer” in the subject line. Slots will fill at a first-come, first-served basis.

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Now hiring Climate Organizers to help us fight global warming! @ Environment AmericaMon, 21 Jul 14 16:00:56 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4901http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4901Organization Name: Environment America
Location: 3 Locations: Philadelphia, PA (View Google Map); Pittsburgh, PA (View Google Map); Doylestown, PA (View Google Map)
Job Post Date: 21 Jul 2014
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Now hiring Climate Organizers to help us fight global warming!
Send your resume and cover letter to Adam Garber, Field Director for PennEnvironment, at agarber@pennenvironment.org with “Summer Climate Organizer” in the subject line. We are hiring organizers to start immediately, and will hire on a rolling basis.

The Campaign
I’m sure you know that global warming is the most pressing environmental problem of our time. From Hurricane Sandy to the worst drought since the Dust Bowl, extreme weather is becoming more frequent and severe. If we don’t act now to cut global warming pollution, the consequences for future generations will be devastating.

And we know what we need to do: dramatically reduce the carbon emissions created when we burn fossil fuels, become a lot more efficient – so that we use less energy, and ensure that all of the energy we do use comes from clean renewable sources like the sun and the wind.

This summer, we have the best chance we’ve had in years to cut global warming pollution. President Obama has directed his Environmental Protection Agency to develop standards that would cut carbon pollution from power plants – the single largest source of global warming pollution in the country. Now it’s our job to build the public support it will take to make sure these standards become reality, and our window of opportunity to build that support is this summer. If we succeed, this will be a historic step in the fight against global warming.

The Job Description
As part of a nationwide effort, PennEnvironment’s Climate Organizers will collect hundreds of public comments and recruit volunteers to get thousands of Pennsylvanians to show their support for these new power plant standards to highlight the dangers of climate change. Organizers will also develop local leaders who can take on more responsibility and run other grassroots actions throughout the summer as needed. And by the end of the campaign, organizers will have built a volunteer team who can continue the fight for Colorado’s environment well past the summer.

Dates
We are hiring organizers to start right away and end in late August, but there is some flexibility in the start and end dates.

Locations
Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Doylestown

If you’re interested in working on this campaign outside of Pennyslvania, please let us know. We have opportunities available nationwide.

Training
There will be a week-long training near the beginning of the campaign.

Salary
Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Qualifications
We’re seeking applicants who are ready to commit their time, talent and passion to advocating, organizing and fighting for the environment. We look for smarts, academic excellence and an eagerness to learn. We value leadership experience of all kinds, especially organizing, grassroots outreach and building campus groups. College graduates, graduating seniors, and rising seniors are invited to apply. Our Climate Organizers will have the opportunity to apply for a career position with PennEnvironment and Environment America - the federation of state groups of which we’re a part - at the end of the campaign.

How to Apply
Send your resume and cover letter to Adam Garber, Field Director for PennEnvironment, at agarber@pennenvironment.org with “Summer Climate Organizer” in the subject line. We are hiring organizers to start immediately, and will hire on a rolling basis.

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Help Young People Get Their Voice Heard @ PIRG - New Voters Project OrganizerMon, 21 Jul 14 15:46:23 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4900http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4900Organization Name: PIRG - New Voters Project Organizer
Location: 12 Locations: Charlotte, NC (View Google Map); Denver, CO (View Google Map); Boulder, CO (View Google Map); Raleigh, NC (View Google Map); Durham, NC (View Google Map); Boone, NC (View Google Map); Portland, OR (View Google Map); Austin, TX (View Google Map); Boston, MA (View Google Map); Philadelphia, PA (View Google Map); Pittsburgh, PA (View Google Map); Chicago, IL (View Google Map)
Job Post Date: 21 Jul 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: $24,500 annualy

Job Description

Student PIRG’s New Voters Project Campus Organizer Job Description
The New Voters Project is a nonpartisan effort to help register young people and get them to the polls on Election Day. The full participation of young people in the political process is essential to a truly representative, vibrant democracy.

The outcome of elections this November will have a lasting impact on our communities. People elected will make decisions about issues we care about, like jobs, the economy, college affordability and the environment. That’s why the Student PIRGs are working to make sure that students turn out to the polls in a big way on Election Day, so we can raise our voice on the issues we care about. Together we can make a difference.

We believe that for our democracy to work, young people need to be engaged. For forty years, the Student PIRGs have built a legacy of recruiting, training, and inspiring young people to participate in democracy. The Student PIRGs’ New Voters Project is the largest non-partisan, on-the-ground young voter mobilization effort in the nation. Since 1984, we have helped to register more than 1.7 million young voters and made over one million personalized get-out-the-vote contacts.

The New Voters Project Campus Organizers will:
• Run a non-partisan voter registration and turnout campaign in a campus community. Campus Organizers recruit and train a cadre of volunteers to register 18-29 year olds, collect pledges to vote from 18-29 year olds who are already registered to vote, and contact all of these young people to turn out to vote on Election Day.
• Educate students and train new leaders. Campus Organizers teach citizenship and organizing skills. Campus Organizers also oversee an internship program, through which students can earn academic course credit for their work to boost youth voter engagement.
• Build a coalition. Campus Organizers work with student volunteers and interns to build a diverse, invested coalition of organizations and people, such as the student government, college president, College Republicans, College Democrats and others, to boost youth voter turnout.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate has strong in-person communication skills and experience with grassroots organizing tactics such as petitioning, phone-calling, or canvassing. Leadership experience with campus groups or student government is a plus. Applicants should be driven by the idea of working on a huge, non-partisan youth voter mobilization project, capable of taking on leadership, and ready to work 50-70 hour weeks. We are looking for a commitment through November 2014.
Salary & Training: In an entry level position, you will earn $24,500 in your first year on staff. In addition, full-time staff can opt into our state health care coverage, are eligible for paid sick and vacation days, and can apply for our college loan assistance program. Our staff accrue two weeks of vacation by the end of their first year and three weeks by the end of their second year. Staff are also eligible to join our 401(k) program in their second year.
Locations: We are hiring Campus Organizers in Colorado, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas
Application: Submit your cover letter and resume online by September 20, 2014. We'll carefully consider your application and if we think you may be a good fit, we'll be in touch.
The Student PIRGs are an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Design Associate, Public Interest Network @ Public Interest GRFXMon, 21 Jul 14 15:41:26 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4899http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4899Organization Name: Public Interest GRFX
Location: Philadelphia, PA View Google Map
Job Post Date: 21 Jul 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $24,000 and $28,000 annualy.

Job Description

Design Associate for Public Interest GRFX Do you believe the power of story, image and design can help organize a better world?

Global warming. Fracking. Politics corrupted by billionaires and Super PACs.

It's no secret: As a society, we've got some major challenges in front of us.

So how we do handle them? How do we set about addressing the biggest problems of our time and organizing a better world?

By mobilizing hundreds of thousands of people at the grassroots to take action.

That's where the Public Interest Network comes in.

We're a nationwide network of nonprofit groups dedicated to bringing people together in the fight for a greener America, a more democratic America, and a government that works for all of us, not just powerful corporations.

If this sounds slightly ambitious, that's because it is. But you're ambitious too. You've got big ideas, big dreams, and an even bigger drive to achieve them. And that's why we need you.

The job

Public Interest GRFX is the in-house communications team for the Public Interest Network. To build the people power it takes to overcome powerful special interests and fix the urgent problems we're facing as a society, we need to reach the public. And to do that, we need to tell our story in a way that connects with people—visually, emotionally, intellectually—and motivates them to join the fight for a better world.

That'll be your job. As a designer, you'll be in charge of design, artwork, layout and more for a number of organizations within the Public Interest Network.

The requirements
You're smart.
You're great at design work.
You want to make the world a better place.
You're creative.
You're a leader.
You're accountable.

Application deadline

August 18, 2014

The next step

To apply, please complete the online application at http://publicinterestnetwork.org/page/pin/apply. We'll carefully consider your application and if we think you're a good fit, we will be in touch.

This is an entry-level position where salary starts at $24,000. Salary for this position is commensurate with relevant professional experience. A competitive benefits package includes health care coverage, educational loan assistance, a retirement plan and paid vacation and sick days. Opportunities for advancement, travel and additional training are available.

Questions? Contact Jenne Turner at 215-985-1113 ext. 4# or jturner@publicinterestnetwork.org.

We need people like you. The world needs people like you.

So apply today. We can't wait to get started.

www.publicinterestgrfx.org

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Communications Organizer - Fast Food Workers Campaign @ Allied - East Bay Organizing CommitteeFri, 18 Jul 14 03:00:23 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4898http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4898Organization Name: Allied - East Bay Organizing Committee
Location: Oakland, California, United States, 94601 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 18 Jul 2014
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

East Bay Organizing Committee (EBOC)



Communications Organizer - Fast Food Workers Campaign, Bay Area



Location: Oakland




Background: One of the largest and most momentous organizing campaigns for low wage workers is currently underway in the Bay Area. As part of a national movement, thousands of fast food workers are standing up for “$15 and a Union.” For over six months fast food workers from McDonalds, Taco Bell, KFC, Jack in the Box and more are standing up and fighting to have their voices heard. This campaign has been extremely successful in having worker stories front and center as they take on the 200 billion dollar fast food industry. As 2014 approaches the East Bay Organizing Committee (EBOC) is seeking a full time strategic campaigner for the Communication Organizer position.

Main Function: To create and implement a strategic messaging campaign about the fast food workers campaign. To develop worker stories that can be shared in speech and print, as well as, with their fellow coworkers. News outlets, traditional and non, need to know that EBOC is where fast food workers go for the “$15 and union” fight.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Skills: I. Media Prep & Outreach:


• Create strategic message campaign plans that meet national and local standards for the fast food worker campaign
• Create effective messaging points for the campaign utilizing worker stories and experiences
• Utilize opportunistic moments provided by corporate employers to further the campaign’s messaging goals
• Develop key campaign leaders (fast food workers) into spokespeople for press interviews & community functions such as town halls, panel discussions, and hearings
• Co-write/develop letters to the editor, op-eds and worker profiles around key issues & worker fights
• Write press advisories and releases
• Develop lasting relationships with local press
• Create informational leaflets and action flyers
• Order materials from vendors
• Create social media plans that maximize campaign exposure including Google ads, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, texting and email
• Maintain campaign updates through Facebook, Instagram and email
• Create and develop new worker outreach through social media.
• Work with field organizers to identify worker leaders to become spokespeople
• Work with field organizers and new media staff to obtain pictures, quotes and video clips that bring worker voices to campaign materials
• Build and maintain a network of local journalists who are interested covering issues related to work, raising pay, and the economy.

II. Community Prep & Outreach:


• Build and maintain a network of local community leaders, academics, and other stakeholders to keep them informed about progress of the campaign.
• Develop key campaign supporters (community allies) into spokespeople for press interviews & community functions such as town halls, panel discussions, and hearings
• Co-write/develop letters to the editor, op-eds and worker profiles around key issues & worker fights
• Utilize opportunistic meetings, actions, etc of community partners that increases the fast food worker campaign’s visibility and exposure
• Support community allies messaging that has support or overlap with the fast food worker campaign

Working conditions:


• Salaried employee that will work days and hours to meet the needs of the campaign.
• Required to work with minimal supervision.
• Ability to work under emergency situations to meet deadlines.
• The Communications Organizer is frequently exposed to noise and a regular flow of people around the office and in campaign locations.

Employment Requirements:


• University or college degree in marketing, public relations, communication arts or the equivalent.
• Superior writing and editing skills applicable to campaign communication plans, report preparation and presentation, speech writing, publication and promotional writing, and electronic communications.
• Demonstrated ability to research and assimilate material dealing with complex issues, and to present in a clear and organized fashion.
• Experience in tailoring key messages to fit targeted audiences, particularly the ability to communicate difficult campaign messages in a positive or negative manner to motivate audiences to a desired action or position.
• Proven experience in developing social and new media campaign strategies and programs.
• Proven ability to execute leaflets, brochures, direct mail pieces, video scripts and other materials.
• Demonstrated commitment to justice for working families.
• Knowledge of graphic design software (Adobe Photoshop, In-Design and Quark Express), social media design software, video production and printing techniques.
• Proficient in English written and oral skills
• Proficient in Spanish written and oral skills greatly desired
• Experience and/or relationships with Bay Area media greatly desired






East Bay Organizing Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/3g5hd3z


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Organizer In Training - San Joaquin Valley CA @ SEIU InternationalThu, 17 Jul 14 22:32:45 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4897http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4897Organization Name: SEIU International
Job Post Date: 17 Jul 2014
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

SEIU

Union Organizer-in-Training

San Joaquin Valley CA ( Fresno, Bakersfield, Visalia)

We are seeking energetic and passionate individuals interested in starting social justice careers in labor organizing.

For 100 years, SEIU has been helping workers stand up for their rights, fighting for dignity, respect and better conditions in workplaces and communities. With a membership 2.1 million strong, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the United States and our diverse leaders and staff support workers as they speak out for good jobs and better lives for themselves and their families.

The SEIU Organizer-in-Training (OIT) Program is a 12-month training program. As an Organizer-in-Training with the SEIU, you will be assigned to organizing campaigns, trained on the fundamentals of union organizing and will have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to help workers build power in the workplace.

Key Responsibilities:

* Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to non-union workers.
* Building one-on-one relationships with workers.
* Identifying, recruiting and developing worker leaders.
* Conducting individual and group meetings with workers to move organizing campaigns forward.
* Engaging, motivating and mobilizing workers to take action.
* Planning and carrying out actions and events to support worker organizing efforts.

Required Qualifications:

* Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice.
* Ability and willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.
* Excellent listening, oral and written communication skills.
* Basic computer literacy and ability to learn the organization’s technology tools.
* Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
* Willingness to conduct work site and home visits.
* Strong planning, time-management and problem-solving skills.
* Willingness to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
* Possession of a valid U.S. driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.
* Ability and willingness to travel for extended periods of time, sometimes on short notice.
* English/Spanish proficiency a plus
* If offered an Organizer-in-Training position, you will be required to relocate to the San Joaquin Valley CA. Relocation costs are not covered by SEIU.

Compensation:

* Salary and benefits are set by collective bargaining agreement. Salary is $38,000/annual and benefits include fully employer-paid health benefits package, $570/month car allowance, $60/month cell phone allowance, and other benefits outlined in the policies of SEIU and the staff union contract. This is a full-time, salaried, over-time exempt position.

Application Requirements:

A cover letter is 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.

SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/jtkh232

PI81069175

Qualifications

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

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Lead Organizer @ IBEW Local 11Thu, 17 Jul 14 19:10:57 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4896http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4896Organization Name: IBEW Local 11
Location: 464 Lucas Ave Los Angeles CA 90017 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 17 Jul 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on Experience

Job Description

Job Announcement
Lead Organizer - Position available immediately
Los Angeles, CA

Lead Organizer
Jobs to Move America seeks a full-time Lead Organizer with a background in manufacturing. We are hiring a talented and experienced organizer to assist in leading our organizing campaigns in transportation manufacturing. We are seeking a qualified professional who will be able to work well with unions, community organizations, and companies. The Lead Organizer will recruit and develop leaders, contribute to campaign strategy, communicate and motivate existing and potential members, and lead pubic actions. The Lead Organizer will work directly with the Project Director, as well as community coalition allies.

Jobs to Move America is a national project to make our transit dollars go the distance. Jobs to Move America has a plan to build better, cleaner public transit systems, to create and retain good manufacturing jobs, and to generate opportunities for unemployed Americans like veterans, single parents, and residents of low-income neighborhoods.

Responsibilities
• Recruitment: recruiting new members and new leaders.
• Leadership development: developing and maintaining effective leaders through training and establishing committees and other leadership structures.
• Communication: effectively communicate with workers in assigned jurisdictions through personal visits, including house visits, flyers, newsletters, phone calls, mailings, bulletin board postings, and meetings.
• Issue Campaigns: develop and implement effective industry strategies and coordinate activities to raise standards. Identify significant worksite and/or departmental issues and develop strategies and tactics to effectively address them, including petitions, group grievances, work actions, media events, and legal actions.
• Intern Management: Develop and maintain an internship program focusing on transit manufacturing issues
• Work as part of a team to implement campaign strategy. Plan and execute events and actions.
• Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications
• 5+ years full-time labor, community or constituency organizing experience
• Experience leading other organizers is strongly preferred
• Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with others
• Ability to motivate and inspire others
• Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including evenings and weekends
• Detail oriented, driven to succeed; ability to work independently and in a team
• Commitment to excellence and to the mission and goals of the organization and the labor movement
• Having a valid drivers’ license and a reliable, insured transportation.
• Bilingual skills or fluency in second language a plus


Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits provided, including medical, dental, optical and prescription coverage.

E-mail a cover letter, detailed résumé, salary expectations and the name, job title, and phone number of three professional references to: rgonzalves@laane.org.


We are an affirmative action employer and encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. We work to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforce zero tolerance policies against discrimination and sexual harassment. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

Skills: Job Qualifications
• 5+ years full-time labor, community or constituency organizing experience
• Experience leading other organizers is strongly preferred
• Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with others
• Ability to motivate and inspire others
• Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including evenings and weekends
• Detail oriented, driven to succeed; ability to work independently and in a team
• Commitment to excellence and to the mission and goals of the organization and the labor movement
• Having a valid drivers’ license and a reliable, insured transportation.
• Bilingual skills or fluency in second language a plus

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Membership Internship @ GreenpeaceThu, 17 Jul 14 14:46:06 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4895http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4895Organization Name: Greenpeace
Website: www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/
Location: 702 H Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20001 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 17 Jul 2014
Job Terms: Intern
Anticipated Start Date: 08 Sep 2014

Job Description

Location: Washington, DC
Who is Greenpeace? Greenpeace is the leading independent environmental campaigning organization that uses peaceful direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.
Position Description:

Greenpeace's Development Department is looking for a motivated and detail-oriented Membership Intern to assist the Planned Giving team and the Monthly Giving team.

The Gift Planning team is responsible for soliciting donors to put Greenpeace in their will or estate plans and to make other deferred gifts to provide for the long-term financial support of Greenpeace. We also steward the relationships with the group of people who have told us they have put Greenpeace in their estate plans or made a deferred gift and oversee the administration of current estate and deferred gifts. When it's time for the gift to be made, the team works with attorneys and personal representatives of the estate to ensure Greenpeace receives the gift in the most efficient manner.

The Monthly Giving team is responsible for increasing the return on investment from the
sustainers (monthly donors) through development and implementation of programs in the
areas of acquisition, donor retention and engagement, recapture and upgrade.


Learn how the legal and financial fields play an important role in a key area of non-profit fundraising. There may also be opportunities to attend outside trainings on charitable gift planning.

Responsibilities:

* Corresponding with donors.
* Assisting in the production of our newsletter
* Working with vendors
* Helping with bookkeeping and financial reporting
* Donor engagement research
*Campaign Research



Qualifications:

* Proven customer service skills.
* Comfortable taking and making phone calls.
* Self confidence, positive attitude and a willingness to try new things.
* Ability to work as an individual and within small groups.
* Strong skills in math and creative thinking to come up with new and innovative ideas.
* Interest in fundraising for non-profit organizations.
* Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office, specifically in Excel.
* Commitment to Greenpeace and an interest in environmental advocacy and non-violent direct action.
* Strong verbal and written communication skills.
* Sense of humor.



A Greenpeace Internship is a great way to learn first-hand how an international environmental campaigning organization works. You’ll gain issue expertise, build valuable career skills and make connections. In addition to job training, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in trainings such as corporate campaigning, non-violent direct action, media relations and grassroots outreach. You’ll get to meet awesome people and work alongside experienced staff in a casual, high-energy environment.

Program Details:
Our fall internships start September 8th and end December 5th. Part time and full time positions available. Each intern is trained and closely supervised by a member of the department to which they've been assigned. We are flexible with your schedule and can help you receive class credit. All internships are unpaid. Unfortunately Greenpeace cannot provide travel or housing.


Requirements:
Applicants must be over 18, but do not have to be current students. We’re looking for people with excellent verbal and written communications skills, strong online research skills, the ability to work well independently, commitment to non-violence as a means of affecting change and enthusiasm for protecting the environment.

Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way Greenpeace selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and effectiveness of our campaigns. Greenpeace strongly encourages applications from women, people of color, and other under-represented communities.

How to Apply

Get application details at Organizers for America

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