Organizers for America - Recent Job Postshttp://organizersforamerica.orgOrganizers for Americaen-usWed, 22 Feb 2017 01:06:49 -0500Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:06:49 -0500Copyright 2017 Organizers for AmericaKing Cow Central RSS Feed Generator (kingcow.com)Airports Workers Organizing Campaign Director @ Service Employees International UnionTue, 21 Feb 17 12:23:23 -0500http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7068http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7068Organization Name: Service Employees International Union
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Location: Los Angeles, CA View Google Map
Job Post Date: 21 Feb 2017
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

SEIU United Service Workers West (SEIU-USWW)
Airports Workers Organizing Campaign Director
Los Angeles, CA

About SEIU-USWW

The Service Employees International Union is the nation's fastest growing labor organization with over 2 million members. SEIU is on the cutting edge of progressive activism, building the power in low income communities of color to fight on major social justice issues such as the Fight for $15, income inequality and immigration.
The Property Services Division of SEIU is home to the Airport Workers United, Justice for Janitors and Stand for Security campaigns, national campaigns to organize thousands of workers. United Service Workers West (USWW) represents 45,000 janitors, security officers, airport workers and other service workers across California. USWW represents over 6,000 contracted airport service workers between LAX, SFO and California's major secondary airports.
SEIU USWW has a Campaign Director position available immediately, based in Los Angeles.

Job Description

LAX is USWW's flagship fight in SEIU's national drive to organize the lowest paid airport workers in our nation's largest airports. Airport workers are leading the fight to make our major airports engines for prosperity for airport workers, their families and the surrounding communities. The Director will lead non-union and internal worker organizing, bargaining and representation and public campaign strategy for the division as part of the national Airport Workers United campaign. Workers include outsourced TSA screeners, cabin cleaners, skycaps, wheelchair agents and security officers. The workforce is highly diverse, including immigrants from Latin America, Africa and the Pacific Rim .

Qualifications

• Prior experience developing and leading major strategic comprehensive campaigns across large geographies.
• Prior experience leading campaign managers, leads and front-line organizers.
• Prior experience leading both contract and non-union organizing campaigns.
• Prior experience with high level relationships with large employers, elected and community leaders.
Application Requirements
A resume and cover letter are required for all applications. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for us, 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.
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SEIU-USWW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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Executive Director @ Walk San FranciscoFri, 17 Feb 17 14:41:10 -0500http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7067http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7067Organization Name: Walk San Francisco
Website: walksf.org
Location: 333 Hayes St San Francisco CA 94102 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 17 Feb 2017
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $80,000 and $95,000 annualy.
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

The Executive Director is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to achieve the board’s vision and ultimately the mission of the organization. The ED manages, develops, and empowers a talented and dedicated staff of eight to conduct effective advocacy to achieve our mission. The ED promotes the diversity enjoyed by San Francisco’s communities, and ideally is reflective of that diversity. The ED is responsible for managing a $650,000 budget and fundraising to reach budgeted goals through cultivating individual donor relationships, and securing foundation grants and government contracts with the support of the organization’s outreach team. The ED is the primary public face of the organization, speaking to media, government agencies, and at public functions. The ED will work with staff, board members, community partners, government agencies, and our members to update the organization’s strategic plan, offering an opportunity for the ED to integrate their vision into the organization’s direction. Weekend and evening work will be required to attend board meetings, fundraising events, member programs, etc.

Qualifications

Skills: The Executive Director we seek will have a track record of leadership experience and policy/advocacy expertise, including most of the following attributes:

• Management experience, including a demonstrated ability to hire, develop, and manage talented and committed staff.
• Experience successfully leading policy/advocacy work in the area of transportation, public health, urban planning, social justice, sustainability, land use, or a related field. Walking-specific experience a plus.
• Experience with managing the day-to-day operations of a non-profit, including: budget, finance, contracts management, fundraising, etc.
• Experience securing and managing foundation grants, government contracts, individual donations, corporate sponsorships, etc.
• Commitment to Walk San Francisco’s mission and health/transportation equity.
• Experience working in a membership organization.
• Collaborative, results-oriented leadership style.
• Experience working on or with a non-profit board of directors.
• Ability to build and sustain coalitions.
• Ability to connect and engage with diverse partners, e.g. groups that represent those disproportionately impacted by crashes while walking: seniors, people with disabilities, low-income communities, and communities of color in San Francisco.
• Ability to set and manage priorities for the organization and staff.
• Astuteness in political environments (e.g. City and County of San Francisco, Sacramento, etc.) and ability to maintain professionalism in challenging situations.
• Ability to represent the organization with the media and public at large.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Master’s degree in public health, urban planning, public policy, or related field.

Organization Description

Walk San Francisco’s mission is to make walking safe for everyone in San Francisco, so that our community is healthier and more livable. Walk SF works in collaboration with many partners to lift up the voices of people most likely to experience transportation inequities and ensure that transportation policies and projects support transportation justice. We work with our Vision Zero Coalition partners, Walk SF members, city agencies, elected officials, community-based organizations, residents, and businesses to improve streets and public spaces for everyone to enjoy. Along with our partners, Walk SF recently launched one of the nation’s first Vision Zero campaigns, to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2024, because no one should have to risk their life while trying to get around. Walk SF also made San Francisco the first major city in California to create 15-mile-per-hour school zones around 181 schools and launched the nation’s first Walk to Work Day. Find out more about our groundbreaking work at walksf.org.

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Campaign directors needed to protect civil liberties @ Grassroots Campaigns, IncThu, 16 Feb 17 10:11:30 -0500http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7066http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7066Organization Name: Grassroots Campaigns, Inc
Website: www.grassrootscampaigns.com
Location: 17 Locations: boston, ma (View Google Map); new york, ny (View Google Map); amherst, ma (View Google Map); philadelphia, pa (View Google Map); DC (View Google Map); Durham (View Google Map); Chicago, IL (View Google Map); New Orleans, LA (View Google Map); Austin, TX (View Google Map); Denver, CO (View Google Map); Boulder, CO (View Google Map); Seattle, WA (View Google Map); Berkeley, CA (View Google Map); Los Angeles, CA (View Google Map); Sacramento, CA (View Google Map); San Diego, CA (View Google Map); Kansas City, MO (View Google Map)
Job Post Date: 16 Feb 2017
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

The past weeks have confirmed the worst-case fears of millions of people following the election. The travel ban, OKing the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines, nominating out of touch billionaires to every cabinet post- you pick an issue and we're going to be in the fight of our lives for the next 4 years.

Trump reinstated the global gag rule less than 48 hours after millions of people turned out for Women's Marches around the world, voicing their support for reproductive rights. He does not care what we want.

We need more than 4 hours of protesting on a weekend. We need 4 years of constant fighting to prevent the loss of decades of progress. If there has ever been a time to commit yourself full time to working for progressive causes, the time is now.

Grassroots Campaigns is hiring full time activists to come on board as Assistant Canvass Directors, running outreach campaigns to build groups like ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and the Southern Poverty Law Center, groups that will be on the front lines of fighting for our freedoms.

Build the movement to resist this right-wing takeover of our democracy.

Canvass Directors and Assistant Canvass Directors manage one of our 30 grassroots fundraising field offices across the country, with bottom-line responsibility for all local operations.

Job Responsibilities:
· Recruitment: Build a team of 15-50 canvassers by recruiting from within the local community. Interview prospective staff and make hiring decisions.
· Staff Management: Teach canvassing/fundraising skills. Work with your staff in individual and group settings, with a particular eye towards developing leaders. Cultivate a welcoming and motivating atmosphere.
· Canvassing: Canvass in the field for 3-4 days per week, to train new and experienced staff in the field and meet personal fundraising requirements.
· Administration: Carefully track income and expenses. Manage the budget for your office. Process staff payroll. Maintain records for future organizing efforts.

Qualifications:
Strong communication and motivational skills, work ethic, and desire for political change are essential. Candidates must be able to work within a team, have proven leadership ability and experience handling a lot of responsibility. Strong self-direction and the ability to take initiative are also necessary qualifications. Previous field or canvassing experience is a plus, and may qualify candidates for additional leadership positions.

Training:
Newly hired directors will typically spend three weeks doing field training, working intensely alongside experienced directors and will also attend week-long national classroom training. Additionally, directors receive support from regional management staff throughout their time on staff. After one year in the position, staff will have learned the basics of running a successful grassroots campaign, including, but not limited to, fundraising and donor recruitment, hiring and supervising staff and/or volunteers, and turf management.

Expectations:
Campaign hours can run 50 hours per week, including work on weekends.

Timing and Location:
Positions are available in cities nationwide. Currently hiring in MA, NY, PA, MO, NC, CO, CA, WA, TX, MI, and Washington, D.C. In order to make the largest impact possible, directors will have a chance to organize in a city, and expand the progressive movement by opening and developing campaigns in politically important swing states.


Grassroots Campaigns provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Grassroots Campaigns 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, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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Student Action State Fellow @ People's Action Institute/People's ActionThu, 16 Feb 17 07:28:18 -0500http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7065http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7065Organization Name: People's Action Institute/People's Action
Website: peoplesaction.org
Job Post Date: 16 Feb 2017
Job Terms: Part Time
Salary: $15 hourly
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

Student Action is hiring two State Fellows for the spring semester to develop one of our regional affiliates each. The fellow will be expected to work an average of 15 hours/week to support the development of one of our state-based affiliates, with priority states including Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. The fellow needs to be based in one of these states and be able to provide in-state campus visits to our prospective and current affiliates.

This Fellow will coordinate statewide calls, facilitate campus organizing trainings, and provide one on one mentorship to student organizing leaders.

The fellow can expect to get hands-on support from Student Action national staff, with weekly mentorship in-person meetings or calls depending on geographic location. Our national staff will also be available to answer questions and provide support.

Qualifications

Skills: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to build genuine, long-term relationships that move student leaders to action
Willingness to take feedback and stretch self to meet individual goals
Demonstrated ability to manage details and track information
Demonstrated passion for eliminating gender, race, and class-based oppression
An excellent team player who will appreciate the experience and share the ambition of our staff and members and stretch our work toward new campaigns, projects, and alliances
Is comfortable in the field working directly with grassroots leaders
Demonstrated ability to problem solve and think creatively
Flexibility
Computer literacy
1+ year experience with Student Organizing

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Understands and is comfortable with a diverse range of organizing and organizational models and methodologies.
Experience as a trainer.
Experience organizing in communities of color.
Experience with fundraising.

Organization Description

Student Action, a project of People's Action, is a national organization of college student power organizations fighting for economic, racial, and gender justice toward a just and sustainable planet. Made up of current students, graduates, and non-student millennials, we are building a national organization of young people for mass structural change. Student Action has student organizing projects at 40 campuses in 12 states, 400 active members, and 50 newly-trained leaders.

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Student Action National Fellow @ People's Action Institute/People's ActionThu, 16 Feb 17 07:25:08 -0500http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7064http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=7064Organization Name: People's Action Institute/People's Action
Website: peoplesaction.org
Job Post Date: 16 Feb 2017
Job Terms: Part Time
Salary: $15 hourly
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

Student Action is hiring one person for a spring semester fellowship with our national staff. The fellow is expected to work an average of 15 hours/week on national coordination of Student Action’s campaign and field goals. This will include coordinating trainings for Student Action affiliates, days of action, and national calls. It also may include providing limited support to our affiliates and work on fundraising. Other tasks as needed and assigned. Note: this position may require that the Fellow travel out of state approximately once per month.

The fellow will get hands-on support from Student Action national staff with weekly mentorship in-person meetings or calls depending on geographic location.
Key elements of the support that the student organizers will provide include: training and mentorship on recruitment, organization formation, base-building, campaign engagement, and grassroots fundraising. The student organizers will also coordinate actions that draw national attention and build momentum.

Qualifications

Skills: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to build genuine, long-term relationships that move student leaders to action
Willingness to take feedback and stretch self to meet individual goals
Demonstrated ability to manage details and track information
Demonstrated passion for eliminating gender, race, and class-based oppression
An excellent team player who will appreciate the experience and share the ambition of our staff and members and stretch our work toward new campaigns, projects, and alliances
Is comfortable in the field working directly with grassroots leaders
Demonstrated ability to problem solve and think creatively
Flexibility
Computer literacy
1+ year experience with Student Organizing

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Understands and is comfortable with a diverse range of organizing and organizational models and methodologies.
Experience as a trainer.
Experience organizing in communities of color.
Experience with fundraising.

Organization Description

Student Action, a project of People's Action, is a national organization of college student power organizations fighting for economic, racial, and gender justice toward a just and sustainable planet. Made up of current students, graduates, and non-student millennials, we are building a national organization of young people for mass structural change. Student Action has student organizing projects at 40 campuses in 12 states, 400 active members, and 50 newly-trained leaders.

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