Organizers for America - Recent Job Postshttp://organizersforamerica.orgOrganizers for Americaen-usSat, 01 Nov 2014 01:12:44 -0400Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:12:44 -0400Copyright 2014 Organizers for AmericaKing Cow Central RSS Feed Generator (kingcow.com)Organizing Coordinator I - Higher Education Campaign/ Maryland @ SEIUSat, 01 Nov 14 00:24:43 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5245http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5245Organization Name: SEIU
Website: www.Click2apply.net/nzkdgy7
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 01 Nov 2014
Job Terms: Contract

Job Description

SEIU

Organizing Coordinator I - Higher Education Campaign Grade: MGT B

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Summary:

Organizing Coordinator I is responsible for representing and assisting the International Union in carrying out its overall organizing programs with special emphasis on a particular Division industry. S/he is also responsible for helping to manage multiple organizing campaigns and/or major elements of the SEIU Division Organizing Program; organizing resources offered to locals and/or projects and assisting with overall management of field administration.

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.)

• Supervise, lead, assign, and evaluate staff, including developing individual work plans with staff and overseeing their implementation and evaluation.

• Design and implement staff training and development plans and programs.

• Recruit, interview and recommend hiring staff.

• Maintain day-to-day contact with SEIU leadership; works independently to integrate strategies.

• Performs other duties as assigned in support of the work of the department.

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 Strategic Campaign Coordinator and works independently.

Qualifications

Skills: Qualifications and Requirements:

• B.A. degree or at least three (3) years of supervisory experience and five (5) years of related work experience.
• 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.

Physical Requirements:

Work is generally performed in an office setting, but may be required to work in other settings conducive to performing the tasks required to complete assignments. Or field work. Travel and long and extended hours required.



Employment Term


This is a 9 month position.


Application Requirements:

In addition to a resume, 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.

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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Organizing Coordinator I - Higher Education Campaign / MN @ SEIUFri, 31 Oct 14 21:26:56 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5244http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5244Organization Name: SEIU
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55401 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 31 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

SEIU

Organizing Coordinator I - Higher Education Campaign/ MN Grade: MGT B

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Summary:

Organizing Coordinator I is responsible for representing and assisting the International Union in carrying out its overall organizing programs with special emphasis on a particular Division industry. S/he is also responsible for helping to manage multiple organizing campaigns and/or major elements of the SEIU Division Organizing Program; organizing resources offered to locals and/or projects and assisting with overall management of field administration.

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.)

• Supervise, lead, assign, and evaluate staff, including developing individual work plans with staff and overseeing their implementation and evaluation.

• Design and implement staff training and development plans and programs.

• Recruit, interview and recommend hiring staff.

• Review and make recommendations on appropriate allocation of International Union staff and resources.

• Formulate and administer organizing plans and campaign budgets including strategic planning, budget development and office administration. Authorizes expenditures within the campaign budget.

• Works with Regional Organizing Coordinators to coordinate Division organizing goals with the Organizing and Field Services Regional Program.

• Integrates organizing plans with all other headquarter and Field Services programs. Works cooperatively in collaboration with other SEIU local union and International Union staff.

• Maintain day-to-day contact with SEIU leadership; works independently to integrate strategies.

• Performs other duties as assigned in support of the work of the department.

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 Strategic Campaign Coordinator and works independently.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Skills:
Qualifications and Requirements:

• B.A. degree or at least three (3) years of supervisory experience and five (5) years of related work experience.
• 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.
• Ability to work effectively with elected leaders and staff in complex and sometime political situations.
• Ability to conduct training sessions.
• Ability to communicate political and policy priorities to SEIU members.

Physical Requirements:

Work is generally performed in an office setting, but may be required to work in other settings conducive to performing the tasks required to complete assignments. Or field work. Travel and long and extended hours required.

Employment Term

This is a 9 month position.


Application Requirements:

In addition to a resume, 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.

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 Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/mkcgwhm


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Northern California Staff Director @ Service Employees International UnionFri, 31 Oct 14 21:16:31 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5243http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5243Organization Name: Service Employees International Union
Location: Oakland, California, United States, 94601 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 31 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

SEIU United Service Workers West (USWW)

Northern California Staff Director

Oakland, CA or San Jose, CA


SEIU United Service Workers West represents over 40,000 service workers across California. We have been on the cutting edge of building the power of low-wage workers in service industries and in leading the fight for social justice on issues such as health care, immigration and education reform.
SEIU-USWW seek is current seeking candidates for the position of Northern California Regional Staff Director working out of our Oakland and San Jose Offices.

Responsibilities:
The Northern California Staff Director will lead a staff team of coordinators and lead organizers, who lead staff (organizers, communicators, researchers and community/political organizers) in the planning and execution of an overall strategic plan to organize our members and member leaders around the program and vision of the Union and to organize both organized and unorganized workers in industry sectors within the union’s jurisdiction. The candidate must be able to work effectively with the Local’s executive leadership team, executive board, staff, and member organizers to develop and implement internal and external organizing plans.


A successful candidate will have:
• Commitment to building long-term power for working class people and creating a just and humane society
• Excellent strategic planning skills including ability to lead staff and members in campaign planning and implementation
• Proven ability to manage in a manner which inspires, motivates, develops, and maintains good working relations with diverse membership and staff
• Sophisticated knowledge of legal, political, economic, and industry forces that impact organizing campaigns; preferably including experience working with employers, attorneys, various employment agencies, elected, community groups, and other potential allies
• Proven capacity to build strong teams and develop lead organizers, organizers, and members
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write reports, make presentations, facilitate meetings, and conduct training
• Proven strong supervisory skills, including experience supervising other managers
• Excellent analytical and program planning skills
• Knowledge of labor laws relating to the private sector
• Experience with contract negotiations, fight backs

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Skills: Requirements:
• Combined minimum experience of 7 years with internal and external organizing experience. Must include experience developing and leading internal and external organizing campaigns
• Minimum 5 years experience in supervising staff and members
• Valid California driver's license, working automobile and valid auto insurance with minimum level of coverage required by staff union contract
• Willingness to work long and irregular hours and participate in all union wide activities
• Willingness to travel within the state as well as out of state for meetings, trainings, and assignments
SEIU USWW is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/khw4hyn


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Field Organizer @ Clean Water ActionWed, 29 Oct 14 16:36:26 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4995http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4995Organization Name: Clean Water Action
Website: www.cleanwateraction.org/jobs
Location: 320 miller ave, suite 180, ann arbor MI 48103 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 29 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Full 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!

Qualifications

Skills:
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.

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 fall and winter 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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Legislative Associate @ Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of AmericaWed, 29 Oct 14 12:57:16 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5242http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5242Organization Name: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Website: www.iava.org/career
Location: 777 North Capitol Street Washington DC 20002 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 29 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists for an exceptional individual to join the Legislative Department of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America’s (IAVA) Policy Division.

Over the last eight years, IAVA has become the leading voice for new veterans in Washington, DC – on the Hill, in the Administration and in the media. We’ve lead and been a part of major legislative victories for new veterans including the Joshua Omvig Suicide Prevention Bill, Post 9/11 GI Bill, Advance Appropriations, the New GI Bill 2.0, repeal of “Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell,” and the Vow to Hire Heroes Act.
Reporting to the Legislative Director, the Legislative Associate will support the organization’s efforts to advocate for our nation’s veterans in Washington, DC while bringing veterans’ issues out of the beltway and into the consciousness of the American public.

The ideal candidate will be ambitious, energetic and passionate about veterans issues, as well as:
Possess strong interpersonal skills; able to build and maintain effective working relationships;
Able to work both independently, but also as a team player who will engage others both within and outside of IAVA;
Have exceptional attention to detail;
Have a positive attitude and great sense of humor;
Committed to and enthusiastic about the mission of IAVA.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working closely with the Legislative Director and Legislative team, the Legislative Associate will:
Be responsible for becoming an expert in a variety of assigned veterans issues and with proven success and performance.
Track and report on federal and state legislation, and government policies pertaining to the veterans’ community and IAVA’s policy goals.
Support the organization’s efforts to bring veterans’ issues out of the beltway and into the consciousness of the American public.
Represent IAVA effectively with the Administration and with Congress, as well as in the national and local media and at public events.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Experience: At least 2 years
Skills: The ideal candidate will be a creative and analytical leader with the following characteristics and experience.
At least one of the following:
One or more tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and/or Operation New Dawn (OND);
Two years of experience working within the Federal Government on veteran related programs or agencies;
Two years of experience in State or Municipal government dealing with veterans’ affairs or related issues;
Two years of experience in advocacy, on Capitol Hill, or with/within the federal government, or in a related field;
Extensive experience working on National or State campaigns;
Experience writing memorandum and briefing materials for principles.
Working knowledge of the legislative process to include legislative analysis, political acumen, and the procedures of Congress.
Clear, thoughtful, precise, and quick writing skills.
Basic facility with public speaking and media.
High energy and passion for IAVA's mission.
Bachelor’s degree required.

Organization Description

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the nation’s first and largest organization dedicated to serving the 2.6 million veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, from their first day home to the rest of their lives. IAVA strives to build an empowered generation of veterans through programs in four key impact areas: Health, Education, Employment and Community.

Health - IAVA makes it a priority to ensure that both mental and physical health needs are being effectively addressed in our community, and has provided support to over 20,000 returning veterans nationwide.
Education - With nearly a million new veterans headed back to school under the New GI Bill, IAVA has provided over 500,000 with the tools and support needed to make informed decisions about their education.
Employment - No veteran should come home from Iraq or Afghanistan to an unemployment check. To fight shockingly high joblessness rates, IAVA’s Combat to Career initiative helped over 270,000 veterans in their transition to civilian careers in 2011.
Community - Less than 1% of the country served in Iraq and Afghanistan – a stark contrast to the 12% that served during WWII. Building community, both online and on-the-ground, is a critical factor in fulfilling IAVA’s mission, which means bridging geographical divides to create a united, supported and proud movement of new veterans.

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Immigration Field Director @ The Center for Community ChangeTue, 28 Oct 14 15:11:54 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5241http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5241Organization Name: The Center for Community Change
Website: www.communitychange.org
Location: 1536 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 28 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: To be negotiated

Job Description

Position Description:

The Immigration Field Director is responsible for implementing a nationally coordinated campaign with Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) member organizations focused on building the power and capacity of the immigrant rights movement and achieving state and federal policy immigration reform change. Currently, FIRM is advancing a national “Keeping Families Together Campaign” aimed at securing comprehensive immigration reform. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, experienced organizer, good manager, and strategic thinker capable of producing consistent quality work in a fast-paced environment.

This position reports to: The Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice.

Principal Responsibilities:
•Serve as primary staff person of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), a project of CCC.
•Work with FIRM groups to oversee and implement immigration reform campaign components at the local, state and national level.
•Build and nurture relationships with local and state organizations across the country, and assist in promoting collective action on common agendas, specifically field strategies to win comprehensive immigration reform.
•Work with CCC’s Communications and Online Departments to elevate attention to immigrant issues and campaigns in traditional and new media.
•Coordinate field/online strategies to build the list of immigration reform supporters across the country.
•Manage and provides leadership and direction to immigration organizing staff.
•Other duties as assigned by the Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice.

As specific to the current “Keeping Families Together Campaign”, current responsibilities include:
•Driving the field portions of the campaign at both a tactical and strategic level
•Ensuring proper coordination between departments (field/communications/legislative/digital).
•Holding major responsibility for managing relations with field partners.

Qualifications

Skills: Qualifications:
•Five to ten years of organizing experience with community-based, grassroots, and/or coalition organizations.
•Experience in supervising a team of organizers, and working at a high level in strategic partnerships.
•Familiarity with grassroots advocacy, at either the federal or state level, including experience with national campaigns to secure policy change.
•Familiarity with online technology (email/sms/mobile tools) and electoral tools (VAN, Catalist) for use in field campaigns.
•Demonstrated ability to create a sense of community among disparate organizations and leaders towards common purpose.
•Capacity and willingness to travel frequently.
•Experience and comfort working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
•Ability to work effectively with people of different cultures.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•Ability to produce consistent, quality work in a fast-paced environment.
•Ability to speak Spanish is preferred.

Organization Description

About the Center for Community Change

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

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

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Community Engagement Coordinator @ Oregon Food BankTue, 28 Oct 14 14:53:07 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5239http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5239Organization Name: Oregon Food Bank
Website: www.oregonfoodbank.org
Location: 7900 NE 33rd Drive, Portland, OR 97227 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 28 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Who we are:
Oregon Food Bank provides food, education and hope to our neighbors in need.
• We are collaborative. At the center of a network of over 950 partners, OFB’s work is done in
collaboration with organizations throughout Oregon and in Clark County, WA.
• We focus on freshness. OFB’s Produce Initiative and Fresh Alliance Programs bring fresh food to our neighbors in need.
• We champion self-reliance. OFB’s education courses teach skills that make families more resilient and impact life-long changes to eating habits.
• We advocate for change. OFB advocates for public policies and programs that address the root causes of hunger.

Who we are looking for:
Oregon Food Bank is seeking a collaborative leader who will engage the community in our public policy advocacy work. As the Community Engagement Coordinator you will work closely with our federal, state and local lobbyists to develop community engagement goals and then implement grassroots and grasstops organizing strategies to achieve those goals. You will inspire and train members of the food bank network and the community to support our efforts to eliminate hunger and its roots causes through public policy change. This is a full-time position in the advocacy team at our Portland location, reporting to the Advocacy & Community Engagement Manager.

Who you are:
You care deeply about people experiencing hunger and believe that no one should be hungry. You have an empathetic nature and are able to understand the situations, needs and motivations of the individuals, groups and organizations we work with. You have strong writing, group facilitation, public speaking, and rapport-building skills and you love working with people from all walks of life. You are known for your enthusiasm as well as your ability to address setbacks and troubleshoot issues. You are self-motivated and thrive in an environment where priorities can shift quickly due to a changing political landscape. You enjoy working collaboratively on a team and are not afraid to propose, test, and implement new ideas and strategies. You demonstrate diplomacy and strategy and work in a nonpartisan manner.


Primary Responsibilities:
• Work with the advocacy team to identify and prioritize public policy issues where community engagement could have an impact.
• Recruit individuals and organizations to advocate for issues on Oregon Food Bank’s public policy agenda.
• Coordinate advocacy events and activities, including our lobby day and food bank facility tours for elected officials.
• Serve as a liaison between OFB partner agencies and the advocacy department; facilitate communication of partner agency needs and priorities regarding advocacy efforts.
• Develop and lead presentations and trainings; represent Oregon Food Bank at community events.
• Keep records of advocacy and organizing activities and produce accurate reports.
• Maintain and utilize our web-based contact management tools.


Skills and Experience of the Ideal Candidate:
• Minimum of two years demonstrated success doing community organizing in a public policy environment.
• At least one year experience recruiting, training, and managing volunteers.
• Strong presentation, training, and public speaking skills.
• Experience empowering community members to share their stories publicly, especially with legislators and the media.
• Strong writing skills; able to tailor messages about public policy issues to different audiences, from novices to experts.
• Proven ability to be an effective collaborative leader, working with a wide variety of people and organizational partners.
• Strong problem-solving skills; able to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment where priorities can shift quickly.
• High level of proficiency with computers, including Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook; able quickly learn to use Salsa Labs and Highrise.
• Willing to use personal vehicle for OFB business and do occasional evening/weekend work.
• Bilingual (Spanish/English) is preferred.
• Experience working in politics in Oregon is preferred.

Organization Description

About Oregon Food Bank:
Our Mission: To eliminate hunger and its root cause…because no one should be hungry.

Oregon Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our organization.

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Education Organizer @ Rocketship EducationMon, 27 Oct 14 21:55:55 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4655http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4655Organization Name: Rocketship Education
Website: www.rsed.org
Location: Milwaukee, WI View Google Map
Job Post Date: 27 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

The Position
The Education Organizer, Milwaukee is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the National Director of Parent Leadership. The position will lead the region’s strategy and work in engaging and investing in parent leadership, to ensure that Rocketship is building a strong base of parents and families who will help extend Rocketship’s impact throughout Milwaukee and far beyond K-5.

This position will have a strong (but not sole) focus on developing parent leadership and education organizing campaigns in both Latino immigrant and African-American communities, so experience working with either Latino immigrant or African-American communities is required.

The Education Organizer will:

• Build and lead the mission-critical work around parent engagement, leadership, and advocacy;
• Actively engage Rocketship parents in further investing in their leadership skills and organizing around expanding Rocketship’s impact;
• Complete 20 one-on-one relational meetings every week with current and potential parent leaders and other important stakeholders;
• Foster relationships and develop champions with community based organizations, faith leaders, elected officials, civic and community leaders that lead to positive engagement of the community and neighborhoods where Rocketship has and will have a presence;
• Lead the implementation and development of Rocketship’s parent empowerment and advocacy model to ensure that parents are deeply engaged in Rocketship’s work and are highly effective advocates for educational reform throughout the city;
• Develop and implement parental engagement strategies that lead to a meaningful parent-led advocacy and activism. Advise on school-level strategies in support of parent empowerment;
• Support all charter renewal and application processes in order to support all high performing Rocketship schools to be successfully renewed and further develop Rocketship’s impact and growth in the Milwaukee area.
• Have significant evening and weekend work.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Skills: Qualifications
This is an outstanding opportunity to play a critical role in public education reform in Milwaukee and beyond. The Education Organizer must believe that no student’s life is subject to the destiny of demographics and must have a passion for developing civic leadership in Milwaukee parents.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:
● The ability to position Rocketship in the policy arena as an agent for positive change through strong communication and strategic skills;
● Two or more years as a community organizer or deeply engaged in grassroots movements;
● Demonstrated ability to interact and cultivate support among diverse constituencies, including public officials, key external agencies and stakeholders;
● Demonstrated experience working with Latino immigrant and/or African American communities;
● Verbal and written fluency in Spanish required.
● A bachelor’s degree preferred.

The ideal candidate will also possess some combination of the following:
● In-depth experience managing and/or leading community organizing campaigns;
● Experience inside or working with an urban, public school district;
● Experience with local Milwaukee politics;
● Desire to learn and openness to challenge;
● Strong public speaking, writing, and analytical skills;
● Capacity to think strategically and critically about social, economic, cultural, and political issues affecting a community;
● A significant network of local and community officials to aid in Rocketship’s local work and impact;
● A results-oriented, goal-driven, team approach to work;
● Confidence and persuasiveness compelling enough to bring divergent groups together;
● Experience working in a high-growth (100% annual growth) start-up environment;
● A sense of urgency;
● Two or more years as a manager, including a demonstrable track record of assembling effective teams, strategic planning, communicating a vision and setting priorities, managing team execution, delegating, mentoring others and developing emerging parent leaders.

Compensation
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and welfare benefits, 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and paid time off.

Organization Description

Organizational Overview
Rocketship Education (www.rsed.org) is a network of public K through 5 charter schools serving primarily low-income students in neighborhoods where access to excellent schools is limited. Using a blend of traditional instruction, adaptive technology and targeted tutoring, Rocketship strives to meet the unique needs of each and every student. But we believe that truly transformative schools do more than educate students; they empower teachers, engage parents and inspire communities. Together, we can eliminate the achievement gap in our lifetime.

Rocketship schools are located in San Jose and Milwaukee, but we realize the achievement gap stretches across the nation. We're opening new schools every year to help reach the millions of students striving in underperforming schools every day.

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Education Organizer, Bay Area @ Rocketship EducationMon, 27 Oct 14 21:55:37 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4436http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=4436Organization Name: Rocketship Education
Website: www.rsed.org
Location: San Jose, CA View Google Map
Job Post Date: 27 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

Position Summary
Rocketship operates eight schools in San Jose, California, serving over 4,000 students, and plans to open another school in the Bay Area in the fall of 2014. Among 2,000 low-income elementary schools in California, Rocketship schools are all in the top 5% statewide and are the top performing low-income elementary schools in San Jose and Santa Clara County. Rocketship schools have results rivaling wealthy school districts (such as Palo Alto) while serving 80%+ low-income students and 70%+ English Language Learners.

The Education Organizer, Bay Area is a full-time, exempt position that will lead the region’s strategy and work in engaging and investing in parent leadership, to ensure that Rocketship is building a strong base of parents and families who will ensure that Rocketship’s impact extends throughout San Jose and far beyond K-5.

The Bay Area Education Organizer will:
• Build and lead the mission-critical work around parent engagement, leadership, and advocacy;
• Actively engage Rocketship parents in further investing in their leadership skills and organizing around expanding Rocketship’s impact;
• Complete 20 one-on-one relational meetings every week with current and potential parent leaders and other important stakeholders;
• Foster relationships and develop champions with community based organizations, faith leaders, elected officials, civic and community leaders that lead to positive engagement of the community and neighborhoods where Rocketship has and will have a presence;
• Lead the implementation and development of Rocketship’s parent empowerment and advocacy model to ensure that parents are deeply engaged in Rocketship’s work and are highly effective advocates for educational reform throughout the city;
• Develop and implement parental engagement strategies that lead to a meaningful parent-led advocacy and activism. Advise on school-level strategies in support of parent empowerment;
• Support all charter renewal and application processes in order to support all high performing Rocketship schools to be successfully renewed and further develop Rocketship’s impact and growth in the Bay Area.
• Have significant evening and weekend work.


Compensation
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and welfare benefits, 403(b) retirement plan, and paid time off.


Other
Ideal start date: As soon as possible.

Rocketship Education provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Education complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Rocketship Education expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Education’s employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Skills: Qualifications
This is an outstanding opportunity to play a critical role in public education reform in the Bay Area and beyond. The Bay Area Education Organizer must believe that no student’s life is subject to the destiny of demographics.
The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:
● The ability to position Rocketship in the policy arena as an agent for positive change through strong communication and strategic skills;
● Two or more years as a community organizer or deeply engaged in grassroots movements;
● Demonstrated ability to interact and cultivate support among diverse constituencies, including public officials, key external agencies and stakeholders;
● Verbal and written fluency in a second language required. Spanish preferred.
● A bachelor’s degree preferred.

The ideal candidate will also possess some combination of the following:
● In-depth experience managing and/or leading community organizing campaigns;
● Experience inside or working with an urban, public school district;
● Experience with local Bay Area politics;
● Desire to learn and openness to challenge;
● Strong public speaking, writing, and analytical skills;
● Capacity to think strategically and critically about social, economic, cultural, and political issues affecting a community;
● A significant network of local and community officials to aid in Rocketship’s local work and impact;
● A results-oriented, goal-driven, team approach to work;
● Confidence and persuasiveness compelling enough to bring divergent groups together;
● Experience working in a high-growth (100% annual growth) start-up environment;
● A sense of urgency; and
● Two or more years as a manager, including a demonstrable track record of assembling effective teams, strategic planning, communicating a vision and setting priorities, managing team execution, delegating, mentoring others and developing emerging leaders

Organization Description

Organizational Overview
Rocketship Education (www.rsed.org) is a network of public K through 5 charter schools serving primarily low-income students in neighborhoods where access to excellent schools is limited. Using a blend of traditional instruction, adaptive technology and targeted tutoring, Rocketship strives to meet the unique needs of each and every student. But we believe that truly transformative schools do more than educate students; they empower teachers, engage parents and inspire communities. Together, we can eliminate the achievement gap in our lifetime.
Rocketship was founded in San Jose, but we realize the achievement gap stretches across the nation. We're opening new schools every year to help reach the millions of students striving in underperforming schools every day.

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Youth Organizer @ Providence Student UnionMon, 27 Oct 14 14:52:23 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5238http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5238Organization Name: Providence Student Union
Website: www.providencestudentunion.org
Location: 741 Westminster, Providence, RI 02903 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 27 Oct 2014
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: 15 Dec 2014

Job Description

The Providence Student Union (PSU) is a youth organizing and leadership development organization that brings high school aged youth together to build student power and fight for young people to have a fair say in the decisions impacting their education. PSU has school based, citywide, and statewide organizing campaigns, and is recognized as a national leader in the fight against high-stakes testing, among other issues. PSU seeks a Youth Organizer who is skilled, flexible, devoted to PSU’s mission and committed to building student power.

Primary Responsibilities:

Chapter Organizer (75% of time)

- Recruitment of youth members and base building at three chapter high schools
- Build relationships with youth leaders, school and district personnel, community members, elected officials, etc.
- Attend and facilitate weekly school based meetings of youth members and leaders
- Design and use workshops to train youth in organizing and leadership skills, anti-oppression and political education in their chapters
- Oversee the development and implementation of school based organizing campaigns in chapter schools

Support Providence Student Union’s ongoing work (25% of time)

- Share in weekly citywide youth leadership team meetings
- Attend relevant coalition and school district meetings
- Support the development and implementation of a citywide organizing campaign
- Participate in fundraising work with Executive Director as needed
- Other organizational responsibilities as needed

Qualifications

Skills: Qualifications:

- Sincere commitment to youth leadership; must be willing and eager to listen to and respect youth, and to take direction from young people
- Experience with youth organizing, broad-based community organizing, or labor organizing, and/or educational policy reform
- Experience with group facilitation, liberatory/popular education techniques, and running and designing interactive workshops
- Demonstrated commitment to social, economic, and racial justice
- Ability to work independently; self-motivated and task-oriented
- Ability to adapt quickly to changing political climate and recognize moments of opportunity for campaign growth
- Willing to work evenings and weekends when needed
- Fluency in Spanish a plus

Compensation:

This is a full time, permanent position. Starting salary is commensurate with experience. Package includes annual sick days and vacation days as well as compensation for healthcare on Rhode Island’s health insurance exchange.

Organization Description

The Providence Student Union (PSU) is a youth organizing and leadership development organization that brings high school aged youth together to build student power and fight for young people to have a fair say in the decisions impacting their education. PSU has school based, citywide, and statewide organizing campaigns, and is recognized as a national leader in the fight against high-stakes testing, among other issues. PSU seeks a Youth Organizer who is skilled, flexible, devoted to PSU’s mission and committed to building student power.

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