Organizers for America - Recent Job Postshttp://organizersforamerica.orgOrganizers for Americaen-usFri, 29 Jul 2016 15:46:27 -0400Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:46:27 -0400Copyright 2016 Organizers for AmericaKing Cow Central RSS Feed Generator (kingcow.com)Regional Field Director @ NextGen ClimateThu, 28 Jul 16 18:58:18 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=6594http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=6594Organization Name: NextGen Climate
Website: www.nextgenclimate.org
Location: Ohio View Google Map
Job Post Date: 28 Jul 2016
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

SUMMARY:

NextGen Climate is seeking detail-oriented and highly motivated Regional Field Directors (RFDs) to join our team in Ohio through the 2016 General Election. RFDs will be responsible for managing a team of Field Organizers (FOs) and Campus Fellows executing voter registration / Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts on college campuses.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Effectively manage and train a team of Field Organizers working with campus fellows and volunteers on local campuses
- Executing the state field plan in your region
- Under direction of the State Youth Vote Director, train staff on volunteer management and recruitment, voter registration, voter database and online organizing tools, and GOTV efforts
- Manage the regional calendar of election activities in your turf
- Implement systems of accountability to ensure that all goals and deadlines are consistently met
- Work with the Operations Staff on maintaining an office and providing your team with the tools and materials they need to accomplish goals set forth in the Field Plan
- Identify local earned media opportunities and work with the Communications Team on executing

Qualifications

Skills: - One to two cycles of campaign experience, preferably with at least one as a field organizer
- Strong leadership skills and a commitment to developing a strong and supportive team culture
- Personal experience meeting goals and holding others accountable
- Candidates must be self-motivated and willing to work extremely long hours, including nights and weekends, in a fast paced environment
- Ability to adapt rapidly to evolving priorities and manage several tasks simultaneously
Act with high integrity and character
- Experience with VAN and other campaign technology
- Previous climate, energy or environmental issue organizing experience a plus

Organization Description

NextGen Climate is a San Francisco-based environmental advocacy organization. Founded by businessperson and philanthropist Tom Steyer in 2013, we act politically to prevent climate disaster and promote prosperity for all Americans. Working at every level, we are committed to supporting candidates, elected officials, and policymakers across the country that will take bold action on climate change.

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Union Organizer @ Service Employees International UnionThu, 28 Jul 16 17:49:47 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=6593http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=6593Organization Name: Service Employees International Union
Location: Houston, Texas, United States, 77001 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 28 Jul 2016
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Service Employees International Union Texas
Union Organizer. This is a Temporary Full-Time position.
Houston, TX

SEIU Texas unites janitors, food service workers, hospital employees and county/municipal employees from across our state.

We are now hiring an organizers to join SEIUTX, dedicated to build power for 35,000 working families in a right to work state.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work with diverse team and diverse group of workers in a right to work environment.
• Identify and develop leaders to take action/mobilize in their workplace, community, political and any external campaigns.
• Maintain and grow membership
• Maintain accurate and detailed information on worksites and track individuals' info and assignments.
• Work with leaders and committees to educate, agitate and motivate people to action.
• Participate effectively on a team of organizers and researchers to plan and implement new worker organizing & issue-driven community based social justice campaigns q Other duties that may not be included in this job description as required by organization

JOB REQUIREMENTS
• Commitment to social justice.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to effectively plan and implement work and manage time, as part of a team and individually.
• Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including evenings and weekends.
• Experience and knowledge of computer programs is a plus (including word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet and database software).
• Driver's license and reliable car.
• Fluent in Spanish and English preferred.
• Prior experience in union organizing is a plus.


SALARY & BENEFITS
Salary is competitive.

APPLICATION REQUIERMENTS
A cover letter is required for all applications. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for SEIU TX, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan.
SEIU Texas is an equal opportunity employer.



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Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Experience: At least 1 years

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State Digital Director @ NextGen ClimateThu, 28 Jul 16 13:22:06 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=6592http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=6592Organization Name: NextGen Climate
Website: nextgenclimate.org
Location: Ohio View Google Map
Job Post Date: 28 Jul 2016
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

SUMMARY:

NextGen Climate is currently seeking highly creative, results-driven, digital experts to serve on the ground in states where we are running active campaigns as digital directors.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Work with state campaign leadership team to develop and execute a digital strategy that hits state and national campaign goals
- Conceptualize, execute, and lead email programs in support of state campaigns
- Manage state products and web, social, email, SMS platforms in coordination with the NextGen Climate digital team in San Francisco
- Capture high quality multimedia of in-state actions and events and turn into effective and memorable digital content
- Lead the use of Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms in telling the story of in-state grassroots efforts
- Create, manage, and maintain content schedule for email, web, social, and ad campaigns
- Other duties as required

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Skills: - A bachelor’s degree
- Demonstrated professional experience in digital marketing or campaigns generating memorable and highly shared content
- Excellent writing and creative chops with a strong portfolio of work
- Familiarity with HTML/CSS, content management systems such as WordPress and advocacy
- CRMs such as Blue State Digital, Convio, or Salsa
- Experience with digital ad campaigns is a major plus
- Excellent organizational skills, a strong work ethic and demonstrate consistent attention to detail

Organization Description

NextGen Climate is a San Francisco-based environmental advocacy organization. Founded by businessperson and philanthropist Tom Steyer in 2013, we act politically to prevent climate disaster and promote prosperity for all Americans. Working at every level, we are committed to supporting candidates, elected officials, and policymakers across the country that will take bold action on climate change.

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Data & Operations Coordinator @ Students for Education ReformThu, 28 Jul 16 13:20:13 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=6591http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=6591Organization Name: Students for Education Reform
Website: Studentsforedreform.org
Location: 3 Locations: Minneapolis, MN (View Google Map); New York City (View Google Map); Bay Area, LA, Richmond, California (View Google Map)
Job Post Date: 28 Jul 2016
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Position: Data & Operations Coordinator
Location: New York, NY preferred, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN and Bay Area, CA considered
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer and Director of Finance

GENERAL SUMMARY

The coordinator will develop, coordinate and execute various responsibilities, including the implementation of systems, processes and communications tied to human resources and talent management. The coordinator will also be responsible for leading projects related to operations and administration, as well as providing support to the Director of Finance by maintaining accounting structures for the organization. This position provides a fantastic opportunity for an individual with superior organization and people skills to support the organization’s growth and an understanding of how employee operations & human resources administration impacts staff and org-wide culture.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Operations and Administration
• Oversees the operation of all office functions, including internal communication strategies to engage central office and remote team members
• Responsible for operations and logistics for SFER Action Network’s summer fellowship and SFER’s internship program
• Manage relationship with event planner and all operations and logistics for National Summits

Finance
• Partner with bookeeper on monthly financial processes, including expense reporting and accounts receivable and accounts payable
• Assist Director of Finance with annual audit
• Point of contact for all vendors and maintain vendor relationships

Information Systems Management
• Manage IT projects and relationship with consultant
• Ensures that staff has infrastructure necessary to operate maximally
• Oversees the maintenance of SFER’s shared drive

Data acquisition, entry, integration and analysis
• Importing data into our CRM
• Understanding and improving data around the member experience
• Special projects to get data into our system (surveys, data mining, freelancer management)
• Interest in modeling for the sake of programmatic goal setting and fundraising
• Making Excel dashboards and Powerpoint slide decks to use in communication with other teams
• Navigating our system of datapoints and pulling reports to answer ad hoc questions for staff
• Managing the integrations between Salesforce and NationBuilder, with the goal of progressively automating tasks

Technology and Data Culture Warrior, Design Thinker or Operations Consultant
• Doing technology work in an inclusive way: embedding with teams on small projects that show the value of data, starting with common goals, collaborative presentations, etc.
• Offering training and support on various systems to build trust and comfort with tools that help us achieve our goals.
• Providing insight and tools to teams that structure work


PREFERRED EXPERIENCE
We will offer leadership and growth opportunities to develop these skills if the applicant has a desire to develop in these areas.

Salesforce CRM Administrator and Architect
• Managing the system and adding users
• Adding new user experiences to the dashboard
• Developing new fields, workflows and automation

Website Architect and Developer
• Penchant for web storytelling
• Managing all of our web properties, including our NationBuilder website
• Developing templates for NationBuilder webpages to support National Campaigns
• Working with the Communications and Membership teams and others to improve site experience
• Utilizing analytics (Mixpanel, Intercom, Google Analytics, etc) to understand visitor behavior
• Proficiency in HTML, CSS/SASS, Bootstrap and some Javascript

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Experience: At least 2 years
Skills: QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree preferred, 1-2 years of professional experience in operations, administration and human resources
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to manage up
• Exceptional time & project-management ability and highly detail-oriented
• Skill to focus and execute on many different projects at the same time without any balls dropped
• Inherently organized with your own systems, but are adaptable and flexible to others’
• Abillity to work autonomously as part of an entrepreneurial team and enjoys working with others to solve problems
• Ability to seamlessly adapt to different working styles
• Alignment with the principles and values of SFER and passion for working in a face-paced start-up environment
• Ability to prioritize and work with multiple stakeholders
• Ability to track work with a project plan & manage projects from beginning to end
• Highly detail-oriented with the ability to focus on multiple projects
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office
• High comfort level with excel
• Google Apps (Gmail, Google Calendar, etc.) experience preferred

VALUES
• Growth. We give and get a high volume of feedback and work relentlessly to improve.
• Voice. We exist to empower our members and create a powerful voice for students in the policy sphere.
• Tenacity. We set big goals, persist in the face of challenges, and commit to excellence.
• Audacity & Humility. We are willing to take risks, think big, and work hard to bring about transformational change, even while acting and listening with humility, respect, and empathy.
• Dignity. We commit to social justice work because we believe in the fundamental value of every child and person.
• Collaborative Leadership. Empowering others is the hallmark of transformational leadership. We emphasize both personal growth and shared responsibility while investing in our greatest resource: our people.

COMPENSATION
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY Students for Education Reform seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and recruiting a team that reflects our student movement.

Organization Description

Students for Education Reform (SFER) develops college students into grassroots organizers who fight for educational justice in their communities. SFER is a student movement that champions educational equity for all children, regardless of race or background.

Why work for SFER? While the work is hard, we approach it with the audacity of believing that students have the power to change the education system and the humility to know it takes time and that thousands have come before us in this fight. We work with urgency, passion, and — most importantly — a lot of joy. We are looking for talented, passionate individuals to join our team and work with us to continue the fight for educational equality.

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National Director of Organizing @ Students for Education ReformThu, 28 Jul 16 13:07:30 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=6590http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=6590Organization Name: Students for Education Reform
Website: Students for Education Reform
Job Post Date: 28 Jul 2016
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Students for Education Reform (SFER) is seeking an entrepreneurial, seasoned, and strategic leader to lead SFER’s community organizing efforts. This role will entail managing our state-based directors and organizers, nurturing the development of effective local SFER organizing shops, ensuring fidelity to our organizing model across the country, and building and managing our training and communications teams.

SFER is a community organizing nonprofit, and the person in this role will hold the following responsibilities: ensuring our members are powerful and effective leaders; building genuine student and community power through a strong organizing model; articulating bold campaigns informed by our Statement of Principles and Core Values; developing effective near and long-term strategies; using the best organizing tactics and practices; and constantly learning and improving our work.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The National Director of Organizing will evaluate the current organizing model for each state coalition and synthesize and create national standards for SFER’s outreach model. He or she will set membership and campaign goals and will ensure state staff and student leaders have the support they need to meet these goals. The National Director of Organizing will work closely with locally staffed states and with states supported remotely to ensure that our organizing work is effective.

The National Director of Organizing’s scope of work will include the following:

Designing and Implementing Organizing Strategy:
o Refine, support, and norm our organizing model
o Oversee the development and execution of state-level strategic growth plans
o Oversee the development and execution of state-level issue and electoral
campaign plans developed in response to key opportunities; ensure that SFER
actions are courageous, strategic & impactful
o Track and analyze membership growth; continuously improve outreach strategies
based on trends
o Design and oversee execution of a comprehensive learning and development
scope and sequence for SFER staff organizers and members
o Creatively use technology and media to accelerate our organizing work
o Research, evaluate, and recommend new organizing initiatives and approaches,
e.g. exploring opportunities to include community members and high school
students in our membership; undertaking proactive member recruitment
o Research, evaluate, and recommend new sites for expansion
o Ensure that our organizing work and membership programs advance our core
value of dignity, are diverse and inclusive, empower every student member and
staff member in their own identity, and actively advance racial justice

Management and Leadership:
o As a member of the Management Team, contribute to the organization’s growth
plan, annual and long-term planning, performance management, culture, and key
strategic decisions
o Manage state Executive Directors; oversee the creation & execution of their
growth, outreach & campaign strategies
o Partner with the leader of our Program and Initiatives Team, who oversees the
delivery & refinement of (A) coaching to non-staffed SFER coalitions, (B) our
leadership development programs for members; (C) our member trainings; and (D)
our SFER Action Network fellowships. Ensure the Program and Initiatives team’s
work integrates tightly with our organizing model and our state campaigns.
o Manage our communications efforts, ensuring that our campaigns and actions
earn positive and impactful media coverage
o Manage, mentor, support and hold accountable a remote team

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Experience: At least 8 years
Skills: Strong candidates must believe in the vision, principles, and core values of SFER and be driven by our mission of supporting a student-led social justice movement for educational equity. We are seeking a candidate who has proven community organizing, management, strategy and program development experience.

“Must haves” for this position:
• A bachelor’s degree
• At least 8-10 years of professional community organizing and management
experience, including at least two cycles of political or organized labor experience
• Experience recruiting, hiring and managing a large team
• Previous success managing, developing, training and coaching community
organizers and volunteers to recruit, develop issues, execute campaigns, and
demonstrate measurable “wins” for a movement
• Strategic thinking and communication skills. Ability to articulate specific,
achievable goals, strategies, and tactics; ability to plan with the end in mind; ability
to work autonomously and take the initiative to communicate internally and
externally as part of an entrepreneurial team.
• Evidence of ability to make managerial and strategic decisions in the face of
challenges and while managing rapid growth
• Proven track record of crafting and implementing accountability processes and
establishing targets and metrics.
• Demonstrated record as both a team player and a self-starter
• Strong project management skills
• Excellent communications skills, including across lines of difference like race,
class, and ethnicity
• An exceptional ability to cultivate and develop relationships and networks with a
diverse constituent base, preferably around education issues
• Ability to work non-traditional hours, including weekday evenings and some
weekends

“Nice to haves” for this position:
• Excellent writing skills
• Understanding of education policy and the national education reform movement

Organization Description

SFER develops college students into grassroots organizers who fight for educational justice in their communities. SFER is a student movement that champions educational equity for all children.

Why work for SFER? We approach our work with the audacity to believing that students have the power to improve public education in their home communities. We also have the humility to know it takes time to make sustainable changes, and that thousands have come before us in the fight for civil rights. We work with urgency, passion, and lots of joy. We are looking for talented, passionate individuals to join our team and work with us to win the fight for educational equality.

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Program Manager, Community Organizing @ Leadership for Educational EquityThu, 28 Jul 16 09:34:23 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=6589http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=6589Organization Name: Leadership for Educational Equity
Website: educationalequity.org
Job Post Date: 28 Jul 2016
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Position Summary
The Program Manager, Community Organizing will be responsible for the development and execution of the overarching programmatic strategies for inspiring, developing and supporting members to pursue and sustain careers in community organizing.

Through deep understanding of the knowledge, skills and mindsets necessary for success as a community organizer - both in broad-based as well as issue-specific organizing roles - the Manager will execute regional and national trainings, fellowships and other programming intended to exponentially increase the number of LEE members in organizing careers. This work will include a strategy for members moving from inspiration to pursue organizing to developing their professional organizing skills to becoming highly impactful senior organizing leaders working with communities to achieve educational equity.

The Program Manager, Community Organizing will lead and manage LEE’s Community Organizing Fellowship (COF) and Community Organizing Regional Cohort Fellowship (CORC). They will be responsible for the recruitment and selections of all fellows and hosts, designing an arc of programmatic supports to ensure fellows grow their leadership, organizing skills, and leave the fellowship with the experience necessary to have impact as an entry-level community organizer.

In all their work, the Manager will effectively track, manage and improve programmatic impact of Organizing Career Leadership through data management, member surveys and other resources.

Finally, the Program Manager, Community Organizing will support the Organizing Leadership team’s work to effectively track open organizing roles across the country, market the most impactful of those roles to members, and identify strong member candidates for open organizing roles.

Position Location: Flexible

Responsibilities:

Manage the Community Organizing Fellowship to recruit and place members into host organizations and full-time organizing roles
Design and execute effective recruitment plan for a diverse cohort of fellows
Manage a comprehensive fellow selection process that ensures high-quality candidates are chosen
Recruit and manage the relationship with host organizations
Track and manage all relevant data in Salesforce
Manage the Community Organizing Regional Cohort to recruit and place members into host organizations and build our pipeline for future organizing leaders
Design and execute effective recruitment plan for a diverse cohort of fellows
Manage a comprehensive fellow selection process that ensures high-quality candidates are chosen
Recruit and manage the relationship with host organizations
Track and manage all relevant data in Salesforce
Design, write and finalize high-quality lesson plans for monthly webinars and in-person trainings for the Community Organizing Regional Cohorts and Community Organizing Fellowship. This work should also include leading facilitation and supporting a diverse group of guest facilitators.
Design and execute a strategy to inspire and develop members interested in organizing in regions where LEE does not have a Regional Director
Support the Director, Organizing Partnerships and Strategy to coach and develop members interested in becoming community organizers
Create and execute system to understand and effectively track the hiring market for career organizers across the country, including
Keep an up-to-date list of open roles
Deeply understand the skills and experience required for organizing roles in different organizations/sectors
Support the team’s work to match member candidates to open organizing roles

Benefits and Salary
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity
Leadership for Educational Equity is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation and national origin. We reasonably accommodate staff members and/or applicants with disabilities, provided they are otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job.

Qualifications

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

At least 1 year of experience in designing, executing and facilitating programming, preferably in leadership development, community organizing or education fields
At least three years of professional experience
Expertise in program management and demonstrated impact as a program manager
Highly effective communication, facilitation, coaching and relationship building skills
Ability to accurately track metrics and progress to goals efficiently and effectively
Excitement about working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment that requires strong flexibility as LEE continuously learns how to best achieve impact for students
Bachelor’s Degree
Up to 20% travel required (seasonal)
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working as a field or community organizer
Demonstrated ability to work in close partnership across multiple teams
Experience in politics, organizing, or civic engagement and/or non-profit organizations(501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4))

Organization Description

About Leadership for Educational Equity
Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan leadership development organization dedicated to developing its members’ leadership potential to ensure every child has the opportunity to receive an outstanding education.

Our kids and communities need more leaders who believe that educational inequity is a solvable problem. We believe that when our members are organized and reach positions of leadership, they’ll serve as a transformative force for students, communities and the broader movement for educational equity.

LEE is a diverse team of diverse, passionate and talented individuals who are committed to make making a difference. We are a high-growth, results-oriented organization that operates in an entrepreneurial environment and is committed to deeply invested in continuous improvement. If you would like to become part of our team and join the fight for educational equity, or if you would simply like to learn more about what we do, please visit educationalequity.org.

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Union Organizer-in- Training /Higher Education Campaign @ SEIU InternationalThu, 28 Jul 16 05:03:51 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=6588http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=6588Organization Name: SEIU International
Location: Tampa- St. Petersburg, Florida, United States View Google Map
Job Post Date: 28 Jul 2016
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: $38,764 annualy
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

SEIU
Union Organizer-in-Training / Higher Education Campaign
Tampa/St. Petersburg , Florida
We are seeking energetic and passionate individuals interested in starting social justice careers in labor organizing.
For 100 years, SEIU has been helping workers stand up for their rights, fighting for dignity, respect and better conditions in workplaces and communities. With a membership 2.1 million strong, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the United States and our diverse leaders and staff support workers as they speak out for good jobs and better lives for themselves and their families.
The SEIU Organizer-in-Training (OIT) Program is a 12-month training program. As an Organizer-in-Training with the SEIU, you will be assigned to organizing campaigns, trained on the fundamentals of union organizing and will have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to help workers build power in the workplace.
Key Responsibilities:
• Conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to non-union workers.
• Building one-on-one relationships with workers.
• Identifying, recruiting and developing worker leaders.
• Conducting individual and group meetings with workers to move organizing campaigns forward.
• Engaging, motivating and mobilizing workers to take action.
• Planning and carrying out actions and events to support worker organizing efforts.
Required Qualifications:
• Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice.
• Ability and willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.
• Excellent listening, oral and written communication skills.
• Basic computer literacy and ability to learn the organization's technology tools.
• Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
• Willingness to conduct work site and home visits.
• Strong planning, time-management and problem-solving skills.
• Willingness to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
• Possession of a valid U.S. driver's license, proof of auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.
• Ability and willingness to travel on a frequent basis within Florida is required.
• If offered an Organizer-in-Training position, you will be required to relocate to Tampa/St. Petersburg Florida . Relocation costs are not covered by SEIU.
Compensation:
• Salary and benefits are set by collective bargaining agreement. Salary is $38,764/annual and benefits include fully employer-paid health benefits package, $570/month car allowance, $60/month cell phone allowance, and other benefits outlined in the policies of SEIU and the staff union contract. This is a full-time, salaried, over-time exempt position.
Application Requirements:
A cover letter is required for all applications. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for SEIU, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan.
SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Field Organizer @ Service Employees International UnionTue, 26 Jul 16 16:36:31 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=6587http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=6587Organization Name: Service Employees International Union
Location: Rochester, New York, United States, 14602 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 26 Jul 2016
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Metro Justice
Fight for 15 and a Union (Fast food workers' campaign)
Job Title: Field Organizer
Position Reports to: Lead Organizer
Position Location: Rochester, NY Start Date: As soon as possible
Field Organizer Rochester, NY
Rochester Organizing for Social, Economic, and Racial Justice!
Metro Justice is a member-driven, grassroots organization dedicated to social, economic, and racial justice in Rochester, NY. Founded in 1965, as Friends of FIGHT, in a struggle for equal access to good jobs at Kodak, our organization was born fighting for justice and equality for all people.

Since that time, Metro Justice has evolved, taking on many important issues and growing as we go. Today, with around 1,000 members our Fight for Economic Justice Campaign works to put an end to the incredible wealth inequality and the poverty that our city experiences as a result of that inequality.
We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate, and dedicated worker organizers to join our team. Past organizing experience is strongly preferred but not necessary. Women and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.

Basic function:
Field organizers will be tasked with supporting the national field organizing team—empowering low wage workers to organize their coworkers to demand living wages and dignity on the job. Under the direction of the Field Director you will reach out to fast food workers across the city and help offer workers organizing tools and tactics for them to build the low wage worker movement.

Principal duties and responsibilities:
? Reach out and build a community of fast food worker leaders to organize their industry
? Participate in all necessary team meetings, trainings, and conference calls
? Help workers build confidence in their organizing abilities and help educate workers on their rights on the job
? Organize and coordinate regular meetings with worker leaders
? Turn out to solidarity actions and help build the broader progressive, anti¬racist worker¬led movement across the state
? As part of our commitment to economic justice we do not have an educational requirement. Relevant organizing experience is a
plus.

Skills and abilities:
? Must be comfortable working within an anti¬racist, anti¬sexist work environment
? Ability to travel [must have vehicle and valid driver's license]
? Experience with community outreach and engagement
? A hard worker who is eager to learn and is enthusiastic about taking on work ranging from challenging, intellectually stimulating tasks
to more routine responsibilities
? Politically savvy, with at least a basic knowledge of unions, organizing, labor history, and national politics
? Energy and enthusiasm as well as an interest in social change issues and advocacy

Salary:
This position offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Full time position is subject to trial period of 90 days.
Metro Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Legislative and Policy Director @ American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri FoundationTue, 26 Jul 16 16:27:01 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=6586http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=6586Organization Name: American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri Foundation
Website: www.aclu-mo.org
Location: 406 W. 34th Street, Kansas City, MO View Google Map
Job Post Date: 26 Jul 2016
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: To be negotiated
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

We seek a strategic, ambitious and passionate Legislative and Policy Director to lead all aspects of our state-wide public policy initiatives including:

• legislative advocacy in Jefferson City and at the municipal level,
• on-the-ground organizing, mobilization and engagement of members and voters in key Senate and House districts,
• multiple issues-oriented coalitions and campaigns, and
• building robust public education programs.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Legislative and Policy Director is a member of the ACLU-MO’s senior leadership team and will spearhead the organization’s efforts to advance our policy agenda by planning and implementing legislative and advocacy campaigns, analyzing and drafting policy proposals, lobbying state and local policymakers, preparing and presenting testimony, building coalitions, and engaging ACLU supporters. The ideal candidate will be an outstanding advocate who is able to effectively convey the mission, policies and advocacy efforts of the ACLU to a variety of constituencies, ranging from senior elected officials and policy makers to local community members.


Duties Include:

• Develop and implement the ACLU’s strategic broad-based advocacy campaigns;
• Prepare policy analyses designed to effect change by state and local policymakers;
• Cultivate relationships with key policymakers and their staff;
• Prepare effective policy and advocacy materials, including action alerts, talking points, issue briefs, letters, press statements, opinion editorials, website updates, and legislative and public policy reports;
• Track and analyze legislation, and regulatory and administrative proposals before state and local bodies;
• Speak at public forums, conferences and meetings, as well as to print journalists and broadcast media;
• Supervise and develop advocacy staff, and oversee field and volunteer programs;
• As needed, coordinate the work of contract lobbyists and other legislative consultants;
• Build coalitions to further the ACLU’s public policy agenda;
• Identify funding sources and write funding proposals in collaboration with the Executive Director;
• Work with the national office of the ACLU and other ACLU affiliates to advance nationwide public policy campaigns; and
• Attend national and regional trainings and staff conferences.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Experience: At least 48 monthes
Skills: • B.A. required, graduate level degree in public policy, political science or law is strongly preferred; A demonstrated career progression with increasing roles of responsibility;
• At least four years of substantial experience in some combination of advocacy, community organizing, lobbying or public policy, ideally including the development and coordination of advocacy campaigns, preferably in Missouri;
• Demonstrated commitment to advancing the ACLU’s values, mission, and goals, an understanding of the range of constitutional rights and civil liberties issues we advance, and their implications is preferred;
• Extensive knowledge of grassroots organizing strategies and advocacy techniques, including knowledge of on-line organizing and Internet based communication strategies;
• Maturity, professionalism, excellent interpersonal skills, and an ability to exercise diplomacy are critical;
• Excellent analytic and communication skills (both written and oral); ability to synthesize complex issues and communicate them effectively to diverse audiences, including: elected officials, attorneys, advocates, impacted communities, supporters, and the general public;
• Experience in effectively keeping organized in a fast-paced environment, managing several projects simultaneously, and adjusting to frequently changing demands;
• Exceptional initiative, vision and ability to develop and implement short- and long-term integrated advocacy strategies;
• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse staff including remote colleagues, coalitions and community groups and volunteers;
• Ability to work across the political spectrum;
• Value differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance;
• Commitment to the highest ethical standards of lobbying and professionalism;
• Willingness to work long hours;
• Experience and relationships in the Missouri legislative arena especially valued;
• Willingness to travel within the state; and
• Bilingual skills in an under-served language are a plus.

Organization Description

For nearly 100 years the ACLU has been at the forefront of virtually every major battle for constitutional rights and civil liberties in this country, and is the leading defender of our nation’s Bill of Rights. Principled and nonpartisan, the ACLU has offices in all 50 states, and brings together the country’s largest team of public interest lawyers, lobbyists, communication strategists, and members and activists in the advancement of constitutional rights, by managing legal, legislative and public education programs on a broad range of issues including racial justice, free speech, religious freedom, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, and privacy.

Founded in 1920, the ACLU of Missouri Foundation (ACLU-MO) is one of Missouri’s premier public advocacy organizations. We are in the midst of planned growth and increasing prominence in policy issues including racial equality, equitable policing, reducing mass incarceration, threats to reproductive rights, post-Ferguson work, LGBT equality, ending capital punishment, and protecting privacy in the digital age.

We have a diverse staff of nine full-time individuals, with offices in Kansas City and St. Louis. To learn more about our work, please visit www.aclu-mo.org and www.aclu.org.

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Field Organizer @ Service Employees International UnionTue, 26 Jul 16 15:21:17 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=6585http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=6585Organization Name: Service Employees International Union
Location: Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, United States, View Google Map
Job Post Date: 26 Jul 2016
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on Experience
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

Fight for 15 and a Union (Fast food workers' campaign)

Field Organizer

Pittsburgh, PA
Job Title: Field Organizer
Position Reports to: Lead Organizer
Position Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Start Date: As soon as possible

Summary:
The Pennsylvania Workers Organizing Committee/Fight for 15 PA was founded by fast¬food workers in Pittsburgh in the Winter of 2013 and spread to Philadelphia in the beginning of 2014. After realizing we were facing similar issues across PA, we decided that we needed to unite for better wages, working conditions, and respect on the job. The “Fight for 15” campaign is a nationally coordinated campaign that demands a $15 living wage and union rights for all workers. Inspired by the courage and action of the fast food workers, other low wage workers have also joined the national Fight for 15 in 2014 to demand a living wage and union rights. Since our founding hundreds of us have come together, shared our stories with the press, and gone on strike. The editorial boards of the New York Times, the St. Louis Post¬ Dispatch, the Baltimore Sun, the Boston Globe, and the Pittsburgh Post¬Gazette have all backed our campaign.
We have won concrete victories in our work sites like raises, promotions, increased hours, and changes in store policies. 150 cities and 30+ countries joined us during the last worldwide strikes and protests. Everyday more of our co¬workers are joining with us to fight for a living wage.
We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate, and dedicated worker organizers to join our team. Past organizing experience is strongly preferred but not necessary. Women and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.

Basic function:
Field organizers will be tasked with supporting the national field organizing team—empowering low wage workers to organize their coworkers to demand living wages and dignity on the job. Under the direction of the Field Director you will reach out to fast food workers across the city and help offer workers organizing tools and tactics for them to build the low wage worker movement.
Principal duties and responsibilities:
* Reach out and build a community of fast food worker leaders to organize their industry
* Participate in all necessary team meetings, trainings, and conference calls
* Help workers build confidence in their organizing abilities and help educate workers on their rights on the job
* Organize and coordinate regular meetings with worker leaders
* Turn out to solidarity actions and help build the broader progressive, anti¬racist worker¬led movement across the state
* As part of our commitment to economic justice we do not have an educational requirement. Relevant organizing experience is a plus.

Skills and abilities :
* Must be comfortable working within an anti¬racist, anti¬sexist work environment
* Ability to travel [must have vehicle and valid driver's license]
* Experience with community outreach and engagement
* A hard worker who is eager to learn and is enthusiastic about taking on work ranging from challenging, intellectually stimulating tasks to more routine responsibilities
* Politically savvy, with at least a basic knowledge of unions, organizing, labor history, and national politics
* Energy and enthusiasm as well as an interest in social change issues and advocacy
Salary:
This position offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Full time position is subject to trial period of 90 days.
The Pennsylvania Workers Organizing Committee/Fight for 15 PA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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PI94916512

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