Organizers for America - Recent Job Postshttp://organizersforamerica.orgOrganizers for Americaen-usThu, 24 Apr 2014 23:30:46 -0400Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:30:46 -0400Copyright 2014 Organizers for AmericaKing Cow Central RSS Feed Generator (kingcow.com)Press Officer - Communications @ Public Citizen, Inc.Thu, 24 Apr 14 15:47:42 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4647http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4647Organization Name: Public Citizen, Inc.
Website: www.citizen.org
Location: 20009 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 24 Apr 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $49,000 and $59,000 annualy.

Job Description

Essential Functions/Job Duties:
The Communications Officer is responsible for spreading key messages about the regulatory system to media, other nonprofit organizations, lawmakers and more. The Communications Officer works closely with the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards coordinator and coalition communications team to devise strategy and do a wide range of media outreach and rapid response work as needed.

Additional Responsibilities:
In conjunction with the Public Citizen’s Communications Director and the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards coordinator, draw up strategic communications plans to meet short- and long-term goals.
Engage daily in rapid response. Identify opportunities daily to get out key messages about regulations – e.g., search for and pursue op-ed, talk radio, local TV, LTE and other opportunities.
Interact regularly with coalition partners to keep abreast of their activities.
Leverage the work of coalition partners to better communicate key messages.
Help maintain and grow the coalition’s Twitter handle and Facebook pages.
Write blog posts and draft op-eds, letters to the editor, press releases, broadcast advisories and other press materials as needed.
Keep up with legislative developments on regulatory bills moving through Congress.
Keep up with news relating to regulations. Compile and distribute to the coalition regulatory media hits daily.
Pitch media.
Help maintain the coalition website.
Maintain a website that tracks regulatory delays.
Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Skills: Education/Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in communications or public affairs. Three to five years in public interest or campaign communications, with experience and proven results in rapid response and the development of communications strategies around consumer or advocacy issues, or for a political campaign. Track record of writing powerful pieces and maintaining and growing social media platforms. Journalism and/or campaign communications experience and knowledge of the workings of Capitol Hill and executive branch agencies preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to write compelling, clear and accurate content quickly.
Demonstrated interest in the public interest mission; must understand and enthusiastically support the work of the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
Demonstrated ability to work quickly and juggle many issues and tasks at once in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
Familiarity with the workings of executive branch agencies.
Familiarity with the Hill and Washington, D.C., media.

Organization Description

Help us promote the importance of health, environmental, public safety and other safeguards, spreading the message that they are necessary to stop corporate crime, endangerment and abuse. We seek a proactive, strategic communicator who can help us gain ground in the messaging war against the Big Business interests intent on dismantling the regulatory system. Far from costing jobs, regulations create employment and are key to keeping our air clean, our food and water safe, our financial system secure and so much more.

Working with Public Citizen’s Communications Director and the Coordinator of the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards, this communicator should be a fast writer who can engage in rapid-fire response; develop pithy and concise messages; find media opportunities across all platforms; regularly contact reporters, bloggers and editorial writers regularly; write blog entries; and draft op-eds, letters to the editor and editorial board memos. The ideal candidate will have a public interest background, experience in journalism and/or campaign communications, and familiarity with the Washington, D.C., media landscape. The ideal candidate is a strong writer and is able to quickly generate a lot of materials and buzz using social media platforms and e-activism as well as traditional media outreach.

Public Citizen is a national, non-partisan, public interest group with more than 300,000 members and activists. The Coalition for Sensible Safeguards is an alliance of consumer, small business, labor, scientific, research, good government, faith, community, health, environmental and public interest groups joined in the belief that our country’s system of regulatory safeguards provides a stable framework that secures our quality of life and paves the way for a sound economy that benefits us all.

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Press Officer - Communications @ Public Citizen, Inc.Thu, 24 Apr 14 15:45:05 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4646http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4646Organization Name: Public Citizen, Inc.
Website: www.citizen.org
Location: 20009 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 24 Apr 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $49,000 and $59,000 annualy.

Job Description

Essential Functions/Job Duties:
The Communications Officer is responsible for spreading key messages about the regulatory system to media, other nonprofit organizations, lawmakers and more. The Communications Officer works closely with the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards coordinator and coalition communications team to devise strategy and do a wide range of media outreach and rapid response work as needed.

Additional Responsibilities:
In conjunction with the Public Citizen’s Communications Director and the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards coordinator, draw up strategic communications plans to meet short- and long-term goals.
Engage daily in rapid response. Identify opportunities daily to get out key messages about regulations – e.g., search for and pursue op-ed, talk radio, local TV, LTE and other opportunities.
Interact regularly with coalition partners to keep abreast of their activities.
Leverage the work of coalition partners to better communicate key messages.
Help maintain and grow the coalition’s Twitter handle and Facebook pages.
Write blog posts and draft op-eds, letters to the editor, press releases, broadcast advisories and other press materials as needed.
Keep up with legislative developments on regulatory bills moving through Congress.
Keep up with news relating to regulations. Compile and distribute to the coalition regulatory media hits daily.
Pitch media.
Help maintain the coalition website.
Maintain a website that tracks regulatory delays.
Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Skills: Education/Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in communications or public affairs. Three to five years in public interest or campaign communications, with experience and proven results in rapid response and the development of communications strategies around consumer or advocacy issues, or for a political campaign. Track record of writing powerful pieces and maintaining and growing social media platforms. Journalism and/or campaign communications experience and knowledge of the workings of Capitol Hill and executive branch agencies preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to write compelling, clear and accurate content quickly.
Demonstrated interest in the public interest mission; must understand and enthusiastically support the work of the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards.
Demonstrated ability to work quickly and juggle many issues and tasks at once in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
Familiarity with the workings of executive branch agencies.
Familiarity with the Hill and Washington, D.C., media.

Organization Description

Help us promote the importance of health, environmental, public safety and other safeguards, spreading the message that they are necessary to stop corporate crime, endangerment and abuse. We seek a proactive, strategic communicator who can help us gain ground in the messaging war against the Big Business interests intent on dismantling the regulatory system. Far from costing jobs, regulations create employment and are key to keeping our air clean, our food and water safe, our financial system secure and so much more.

Working with Public Citizen’s Communications Director and the Coordinator of the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards, this communicator should be a fast writer who can engage in rapid-fire response; develop pithy and concise messages; find media opportunities across all platforms; regularly contact reporters, bloggers and editorial writers regularly; write blog entries; and draft op-eds, letters to the editor and editorial board memos. The ideal candidate will have a public interest background, experience in journalism and/or campaign communications, and familiarity with the Washington, D.C., media landscape. The ideal candidate is a strong writer and is able to quickly generate a lot of materials and buzz using social media platforms and e-activism as well as traditional media outreach.

Public Citizen is a national, non-partisan, public interest group with more than 300,000 members and activists. The Coalition for Sensible Safeguards is an alliance of consumer, small business, labor, scientific, research, good government, faith, community, health, environmental and public interest groups joined in the belief that our country’s system of regulatory safeguards provides a stable framework that secures our quality of life and paves the way for a sound economy that benefits us all.

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Internships to Protect Human Rights and the Environment @ Corporate Accountability InternationalThu, 24 Apr 14 12:47:22 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4645http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4645Organization Name: Corporate Accountability International
Website: www.stopcorporateabuse.org
Location: 10 milk street Boston, MA View Google Map
Job Post Date: 24 Apr 2014
Job Terms: Intern
Salary: Volunteer
Anticipated Start Date: 26 May 2014

Job Description

This is a skills-building internship in which interns will take on significant projects to advance Corporate Accountability International’s mission, including the Think Outside the Bottle and Public Water Works! Campaigns to challenge corporate control of water, the Value [the] Meal campaign to challenge corporate abuse of our food , and the campaign to Challenge Big Tobacco. The projects will be coupled with training sessions on action planning, campaign research, media outreach, fundraising, and many other topics.

The following internships are available for Summer 2014:

-Non-Profit Administration Recruitment & Campaigns

-World Bank & Water Campaign

-Think Outside the Bottle National Water Campaign

-Challenge Big Tobacco Campaign

-IT and Archiving

You can find the responsibilities for each internship at http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/employment-opportunities#internships

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Some College
Skills: -Demonstrated commitment to corporate accountability and/or progressive social change;

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

-Good organizational skills and attention to detail;

-Self-motivated and the ability to juggle several tasks while meeting deadlines;

-Experience in a high-energy campaign or non-profit setting preferable;

Additional qualifications dependent on the specific internship, see more information at www.stopcorporateabuse.org/employment-opportunities.

Organization Description

For 35 years, Corporate Accountability International has successfully challenged corporations like Nestlé, General Electric, and Philip Morris to halt abusive practices that threaten human rights, public health, the environment and our democracy. The organization is leading campaigns challenging some of the world’s most powerful industries in food and agriculture, water and tobacco. Our internships are a unique opportunity to gain valuable organizing and non-profit experience. This is a hands-on program, designed to mentor and cultivate students interested in social justice, strengthen their understanding of a fast-paced campaign organization, and prepare them with the skills and experience necessary to challenge corporate abuse.

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National Campaign Co-Director, Racial Justice/Immigration @ Center for Popular DemocracyThu, 24 Apr 14 10:15:09 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4509http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4509Organization Name: Center for Popular Democracy
Job Post Date: 24 Apr 2014
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

We seek an experienced and energetic professional to help lead our Campaign Department and to drive campaign strategies in a range of areas, including potentially: immigration, racial justice, education, healthcare, climate justice and more. The National Campaign Co-Director reports directly to the Co-Executive Director. A second Campaign Co-Director oversees our economic justice, housing, and Wall St. accountability strategies. The Campaign Director will be responsible for the management, strategic development, and day-to-day operation of the Campaign Department. In addition to managing others who are driving campaigns, she or he will provide direct leadership on one or more national issue strategies. A strong candidate need not bring immediate expertise in all of the covered issue areas, but must have strong management skills, effective leadership qualities, and experience with large-scale or national issue campaigns.

The candidate will report to the Co-Executive Director and will:

• Oversee and provide leadership for the development and success of the Campaign Department;
• Manage the program staff of the Campaign Department in the issue areas of responsibility. Over time, help grow the team and the department;
• Assist state partner organizations in the development and implementation of national, state, and local issue campaigns. We are looking in particular with candidates who have experience with innovative and rigorous approaches to campaigning, and the management expertise and relational nuance to work with state and local organizations in building out such campaigns;
• Build campaigns in ways that increase the knowledge, expertise, experience and capacity of our state and local partners;
• Represent the organization at external meetings, coalition tables, conferences, etc.;
• Identify and leverage issue campaign opportunities that reflect the mission of CPD and that support growing the capacity of our state partner organizations;
• Participate in regular meetings of the Senior Staff Team that support the growth and organizational development of CPD;
• With assistance from colleagues, develop the budget and fundraising plan for the Campaign Department.

Qualifications

Skills: • Minimum 7 years organizing experience (labor or community, or non-candidate electoral);
• Experience leading organizing campaigns with national significance or impact;
• Understanding of issues facing immigrant communities, communities of color, and low-and moderate-income families;
• Experience building and working with broad-based issue coalitions;
• Comfort with the implementation of a range of campaign strategies and tactics, ranging from legislative campaigns to corporate campaigns, from electoral work to digital organizing;
• Excellent communication skills;
• Excellent organizational skills - good attention to detail and well organized;
• Self-motivated - proven ability to work independently;
• Ability to work well with diverse groups and populations;
• Dedication and ability to work flexible hours;
• Spanish/English bilingual preferred but not required.

Applicant will ideally, though not necessarily, be based in Washington, D.C. or New York.

Organization Description

The Center for Popular Democracy builds organizing power to transform the local, state, and the national policy landscape through deep, long-term partnerships with leading community organizing groups and progressive labor unions nationwide.

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Director of Field Services - Committee of Interns and Residents @ 1957 CIRWed, 23 Apr 14 23:31:11 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4644http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4644Organization Name: 1957 CIR
Job Post Date: 23 Apr 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: 31 Dec 1969

Job Description

CIR/ SEIU Healthcare - Committee of Interns and Residents



Director of Field Services (New York area)



New York





Job Description:



CIR is committed to fully engaging our physician-members on hospital worksite and CIR issues. To accomplish this, we need a highly driven and committed individual who has strong interpersonal communications skills, and can effectively solve problems. The Director of Field Services is responsible for coordinating internal organizing (chapter building, leadership development and contract negotiations) to build and maintain a strong CIR presence and identity in every organized region as well as a coherent national agenda. The Director is responsible for directly supervising and training the Area Directors and coordinating training and development for contract organizers.



What you gain from a position with CIR:

* Hands-on experience strengthening physician involvement in collective bargaining, political advocacy and related union activities, with the opportunity to develop a national agenda for engaging physicians in their worksites.
* Opportunity to work directly with physicians-in-training, gaining an understanding of front line providers in the hospital setting.
* Opportunity to create and experiment with innovative value-based programming program to engage physician members aligned with CIR’s overall strategic plan.
* Opportunity to address issues related to access of affordable quality healthcare and quality improvements to the health care system.
* Opportunity to supervise employees with responsibility for training and development.
* Opportunity to develop skills in contract negotiations, health care economics and political advocacy.
* Competitive salary
* Excellent benefits package: health, dental, vision, car allowance, disability, 403(b), pension plan and paid sick/vacation time.

CIR is looking for candidates who have:

* Minimum 4 year degree, BA/BS, additional degree in relevant area preferred
* Minimum 5 years relevant bargaining/organizing/chapter building experience
* Prior supervisory experience
* Strong communication skills
* Ability to manage conflict and adversarial situations
* Ability to work independently, think critically, and prioritize multiple tasks
* Healthcare experience preferred, but not required
* Must have a valid driver's license

CIR is an Equal Opportunity Employer

PI76259865

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Union Organizer @ UFCW Local 21Wed, 23 Apr 14 21:09:00 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4643http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4643Organization Name: UFCW Local 21
Website: www.ufcw21,org
Job Post Date: 23 Apr 2014
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

UNION ORGANIZER
UFCW 21 Job Posting - Union Organizer, Seattle Wa.

Building a Movement for the 21st Century - UFCW 21 is the largest private sector union in Washington State with over 43,000 members working in grocery stores and retail, health care and other industry jobs. UFCW 21 is led by a President and Secretary/Treasurer and a large representative member Executive Board. Our membership is among the youngest and most diverse in the labor movement. We are committed to building a powerful union that fights for economic, political and social justice in our work places and communities. Visit http://www.ufcw21.org for more information about our union.
Local 21 has a large and vibrant organizing department. We are committed to building power through a variety of ways, including through card checks, RC elections, and comprehensive campaigns.
The successful candidate will have five years experience winning campaigns that bring workers into unions. They must be able to work with diverse groups of people. They must be committed to building power and fight for workplace justice. Long hours and some weekend work are required to succeed at this rewarding work. If you can motivate people to overcome fears and stand up for what they believe in, then this is the job for you. Second language skills are preferable.
We offer an excellent wage package including medical and pension benefits.
UFCW Local 21 is an equal opportunity employer.
Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Send résumé to:
e-mail: jearleywine@ufcw21.org

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Research Associate - Long Term Care @ SEIUWed, 23 Apr 14 20:42:16 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4642http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4642Organization Name: SEIU
Job Post Date: 23 Apr 2014
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

SEIU



Research Associate Grade: PS1 - A



Washington, D.C.





Purpose:



This position is responsible for implementing small projects and responding to SEIU International and SEIU Local requests in support of organizing, bargaining and program development.



At the PS -1A level, employees are considered probationary for the period of time they are at the PS -1A level. No employee may serve more than twelve months at the PS - 1A level and must qualify to advance to Research Analyst by the end of the probationary period.





PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:(Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)



· Compiles, researches, presents and summarizes data on industries, companies, individuals, issues and other topics in support of SEIU’s program.



· Responds to requests for information from Locals and appropriately defines and develops them; makes referrals as necessary.



· Synthesizes relevant facts/issues from a large amount of information/data.



· Works with Local Union staff to gather and provide information in a timely fashion.



· Develops and implements his/her weekly work plan; meets deadlines.



· Demonstrates the capability to learn and develop new skills.



· Performs other duties as required to support the department and its mission.



Contacts:



Include SEIU staff and others related to research issues.



Direction and Decision Making:



This position reports to the Home Care Research Coordinator



Education and Experience:



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelors degree in labor relations, statistics or other related degree and prior research experience, even as a student.



Or, a combination of education and experience that would provide for the following knowledge, skills and abilities:



· Knowledge of research techniques and processes.



· Knowledge of quantitative techniques and analysis.



· Ability to use personal computer, including spreadsheets, databases and on-line research services.



· Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.



· Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.



· Skill in the use of personal computers.



· Skill in the use of spreadsheet and database software and on-line services.





Physical Requirements:



Work is generally performed in an office setting. Long and extended hours and travel required.





Probationary Period: One (1) year.



Test required.



Application Requirements



In addition to your resume, a writing sample of analytical research paper and a 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

Apply Online: http://www.apply-for-job.net/c/jobclick.cfm?site=15168&job=15575793

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Qualifications

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

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Research Associate @ Center for Popular DemocracyWed, 23 Apr 14 14:45:49 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4641http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4641Organization Name: Center for Popular Democracy
Website: populardemocracy.org
Job Post Date: 23 Apr 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: To be negotiated
Anticipated Start Date: 01 Jul 2014

Job Description

Full-Time Research Associate

The Research Associate will join CPD’s strategic research team, and will collaborate closely with CPD’s organizing and policy staff, as well as staff and constituents from our partner organizations. The Research Associate will work on a range of projects, including exploratory campaign research, data gathering and analysis, creation of campaign materials (including reports for CPD and our partner organizations), and community education activities.

CPD is currently involved in over 40 active campaigns and projects. Examples of recent research can be found on our website (populardemocracy.org) and include:

• Economic Justice & Worker Rights: racial disparities in workplace safety on construction sites, projected impacts of increased minimum wage in one city
• Immigrant Rights & Racial Justice: projected savings to the social safety net of universal defense for detained immigrants facing deportation, projected administrative and program costs of state citizenship
• Organizational Infrastructure Research: progressive-movement infrastructure in 18 states
Qualifications

We are seeking candidates who have:
 A demonstrated commitment to social justice issues
 A master’s degree in public policy, social sciences, or another relevant field, with at least two years of experience in a related field preferred
 Excellent research, writing, and analytic skills
 Facility with quantitative analysis preferred
 An ability to juggle multiple projects at a time, and work in a fast-paced environment
 A demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles
Generous salary and benefits package, based on experience.
How to apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, short writing sample (approx. 5 pages) and three references to jobs@populardemocracy.org with “Research Associate Application" in the subject line. Cover letters should address the reasons you are interested in a Research Associate position with the Center for Popular Democracy and how this position relates to your prior experience and future career goals. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but you are encouraged to submit materials by June 15, 2014. Priority will be given to candidates who are available to start at CPD in July or August 2014.


CPD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Master's Degree
Experience: At least 2 years

Organization Description

The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) is seeking a full-time Research Associate to work on economic justice, immigrants’ rights and/or racial justice policy initiatives and campaigns.

The Center for Popular Democracy builds organizing power and transforms the local and state policy landscape through deep, long-term partnerships with leading community organizing groups and labor unions nationwide. CPD collaborates with partners to build their internal strength, infrastructure and capacity – and to envision and win campaigns, with a particular focus on efforts to move a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial justice agenda at the city and state level.

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Legal Director @ New York Lawyers for the Public InterestWed, 23 Apr 14 12:52:30 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4640http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4640Organization Name: New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
Website: www.nylpi.org
Location: 151 West 30th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 23 Apr 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) seeks a dynamic Legal Director with exceptional experience in and strong commitment to social justice advocacy to provide strategic leadership for its programs.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The Legal Director will provide strategic leadership for our programs, overseeing their direction, fostering innovation, managing staff development, and broadening and deepening our community partnerships.

A member of NYLPI’s senior Leadership Team, the Legal Director reports directly to the Executive Director and collaborates closely with him on all matters related to the programmatic direction, effectiveness, and dynamism of the organization. He or she will lead and supervise the talented team of four Program Directors, motivating and supporting them in their program vision and their professional development. Key responsibilities include the following:

• Lead NYLPI’s innovative approach to community lawyering and comprehensive advocacy campaigns, including:
o Developing and supporting new initiatives in collaboration with NYLPI’s leadership, staff, and outside partners;
o With the Executive Director, approving, supporting, and overseeing all significant litigation, policy, campaign, and media efforts;
o Developing creative litigation and advocacy strategies;
o Developing press relations and media strategies to promote the institution and its work;
o Identifying trends, systemic issues and policies that affect clients and communities and proactively finding innovative solutions;
o Developing and implementing new ways of evaluating the effectiveness of our practice;
• Provide oversight and be a resource for the work of attorneys and other program staff, including:
o Supervising and supporting the Program Directors of Health Justice, Disability Justice, and Environmental Justice;
o Developing and implementing best practices for the interdisciplinary teams of advocates, including internal standards and policies around case management, lobbying, and knowledge management;
o Overseeing development and evaluation of all program staff;
• Promote diversity and inclusion office-wide and in community partnerships, outreach, and client interactions;
• Ensure compliance with grant agreements, contracts, and other legal and ethical requirements;
• Develop and manage a diverse set of relationships, including:
o Interfacing with NYLPI’s Board of Directors and serving as liaison to its Litigation and Program Committee;
o Supporting the organization’s relationships with law firms and corporate legal departments through the promotion and utilization of NYLPI’s Pro Bono Clearinghouse;
o Working with the Development team and Program Directors to identify and cultivate potential funders, participate in meetings with donors and program officers, and speak at donor functions and events;
o Building and maintaining relationships with client communities, advocacy and community groups, the courts, government agencies, elected and other public officials, the media, and the nonprofit legal community.

Qualifications

Experience: At least 8 years
Skills: The successful candidate for this position will have a deep passion for the mission of NYLPI; a demonstrated commitment to social justice and civil rights; bold and creative litigation and comprehensive advocacy campaign experience; a dedication to fostering diversity and inclusion; the ability to sustain and develop a broad set of relationships; vision and creativity in pursuing new opportunities for our communities and the organization; energy and enthusiasm; business acumen; and an ability to project authority and vision with collegiality and a collaborative style.

Capacity to lead a team of highly talented and motivated professionals who are committed to a culture of collegiality, mutual respect, and fierce advocacy is essential. Recognizing that no one individual will bring all of the desired qualifications, the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a significant record of work that incorporates the following skills and experience.

Experience:
• At least 8 years of relevant litigation experience, including federal and complex civil litigation.
• Management, supervisory, and/or leadership experience in a nonprofit legal program, or equivalent experience demonstrating outstanding skills in those areas.
• Experience in racial justice and/or disability rights advocacy strongly preferred.
• Experience in state and federal courts in New York preferred.
• Experience on campaigns that use multiple advocacy tools and in working productively with the private bar a plus.

Credentials:
• Must either be licensed to practice law in the State of New York or be eligible for admission to the New York bar at the time of hiring (must be admitted within one year of hire).
• Must be an attorney in good standing.

Skills:
• Must have strong legal, leadership, management, advocacy, and communication skills.
• Must have knowledge of and a commitment to client- and community-centered services.
• Must have an ability to relate to and communicate effectively with a diverse group of clients, community partners, and staff, as well as nonprofit, government, judicial, and business communities.

Personal Attributes:
• Must have the ability to inspire and motivate staff through a vision of client- and community-centered services.
• Must have a demonstrated commitment to principles of diversity and inclusion.
• Must be an energetic, creative, and collaborative leader.

Organization Description

For nearly 40 years, NYLPI has been a leading civil rights advocate for marginalized New Yorkers. These communities define our work; they shape our priorities, and their struggles for justice demand innovative solutions. We strive to create equal access to health care, achieve equality of opportunity and self-determination for people with disabilities, ensure immigrant opportunity, strengthen local non-profits, and secure environmental justice for low-income communities of color.

NYLPI pioneered the practice of community lawyering in the five boroughs of New York City. Our interdisciplinary teams of advocates use every tool available – community organizing, impact litigation and individual representation, policy advocacy, media, pro bono partnerships, and public education – to solve seemingly intractable problems and empower people to advocate for themselves. Our work with marginalized communities is ambitious, participatory, and strategic. Through dynamic and long-term partnerships, we develop leaders, build power, and achieve justice.

NYLPI’s full-time staff of 36 (25 in programs) includes lawyers, community organizers, legal advocates, development professionals, and administrators. The staff possesses a wide variety of skills and types of expertise and takes pride in our multi-disciplinary culture.

This position is a remarkable opportunity for an experienced, creative leader to build on NYLPI’s strengths and successes to increase our impact. In the past five years alone, our work with community partners has led to landmark victories including deinstitutionalization for people with mental illness; access to medical care and government services for those with limited English proficiency; increased physical accessibility of New York City public hospitals for people with disabilities; cleanup of toxins in public schools; and equitable distribution of environmental burdens. NYLPI advocates have represented thousands of individuals and won campaigns improving the lives of millions of New Yorkers. The Legal Director will play a critical role in partnership with staff and the Executive Director as we continue to adapt our advocacy to our communities’ ever-changing needs, growing stronger and more effective.

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Community Organizer @ Citizen Action of WisconsinWed, 23 Apr 14 10:16:32 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4639http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4639Organization Name: Citizen Action of Wisconsin
Website: www.citizenactionwi.org
Location: milwaukee wi View Google Map
Job Post Date: 23 Apr 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

Work with Executive Director, Deputy Director, and lead organizer to help implement Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s organizing campaigns.
Directly organize and develop activists and volunteers to participate in Citizen Action’s campaigns.
Help organize coalitions supporting key Citizen Action of WI campaigns.
Develop Citizen Action’s story project, which includes developing compelling stories from individuals who are impacted by our campaigns.
Embrace and effectively utilize new communications technology, working within Citizen Action’s cutting-edge social networking and web technology programs to augment on-the ground organizing activity.
Effectively use Citizen Action’s 30,000+ person e-activist database and the voter file to augment on the ground organizing.
Coordinate program and logistics for public events, mobilizations and other grassroots activity..
Help implement Citizen Action’s voter engagement/election programs that are connected to our on-going organizing campaigns.
Work in a focused way to advance strategic goals, and provide timely weekly reporting of organizing progress.
Integrate Citizen Action’s values-based communication into all organizing work.


Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time position which includes health care, dental and vision, employer-matched 401K, life insurance, disability insurance, cell phone allowance, and other benefits. Some weekend and evening hours required. Compensation is based upon experience and demonstrated organizing skills. This is a union position, represented by OPEIU Local 9, AFL-CIO.

Application Process: E-mail cover letter and résumé to Kevin Kane, Lead Organizer at Kevin.kane@citizenactionwi.org

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Associate's Degree (2 yrs. college)
Experience: At least 2 years
Skills: Qualifications:

Philosophical commitment to progressive values, economic justice, and health care freedom, for everyone in America
Demonstrated experience in labor, community, political or faith-based organizing (at least 2 years experience is preferred but not required)
Ability to understand complex public policy issues and translate them into compelling organizing issues that motivate average people to act
Experience working with a broad array of organizations in a coalition on issues of social and economic justice
Experience with and commitment to working on racial justice issues and/or working in communities of color
Good written and verbal communication skills, including ability to produce effective flyers, email alerts, coalition reports, blogs, and effective social media posts
Strong creative strategic thinking skills
Computer skills including e-mail, composing documents, designing flyers, working with data bases, and social networking (Familiarity with NationBuilder, GoogleDocs, Google Analytics, Hootsuite, as well as managing Facebook pages and/or Twitter accounts)
Experience with online list-building and voter files a plus
Ability to resolve conflicts while maintaining effective relationships
Excellent listening, interpersonal and problem solving skills
Strong personal time management skills, organization skills, and the ability to work under pressure
Bilingual a plus but not required

Organization Description

Organizational Background: Citizen Action of Wisconsin is issue focused non-profit organization committed to achieving social, economic, and environmental justice. We are dedicated to achieving a Wisconsin and an America where every human being has an equal opportunity to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. Citizen Action of Wisconsin brings together thousands of activists and allied groups across Wisconsin to deepen democratic participation and create an issue environment that advances a progressive public policy agenda. Most fundamentally, we believe that issues matter. It is through transformative issues that capture the public imagination and reveal the dissonance between our nation’s ideals and its economic and social realities that average people see their stake in the public sphere and are motivated to participate in their democracy, resulting in meaningful and lasting change. Citizen Action’s lead issues are good jobs, health care reform, and the protection and expansion of democracy, and also leads a values-based communication project to improve the messaging of progressives in Wisconsin. Citizen Action is spearheading the development innovative new grassroots organizing techniques, and seeks candidates who are interested in embracing new dynamic approaches. More information on current Citizen Action of Wisconsin programs can be found at citizenactionwi.org

Citizen Action of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status

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