Organizers for America - Recent Job Postshttp://organizersforamerica.orgOrganizers for Americaen-usTue, 28 Apr 2015 02:46:45 -0400Tue, 28 Apr 2015 02:46:45 -0400Copyright 2015 Organizers for AmericaKing Cow Central RSS Feed Generator (kingcow.com)Community Organizer @ Kentuckians For The CommonwealthMon, 27 Apr 15 14:33:03 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5607http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5607Organization Name: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth
Website: www.kftc.org
Location: Berea, KY View Google Map
Job Post Date: 27 Apr 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on Experience
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

Key Objectives for this position:
• Strengthen the Madison and Wilderness Trace chapters by developing a growing and diverse set of newer and long-term members who provide vision and leadership within KFTC, our issue campaigns, and the broader community.
• Create ongoing opportunities for local KFTC members to learn about critical issues and contribute to effective strategies for change.
• Build local grassroots political power capable of holding elected leaders accountable and shaping the public conversation about KFTC’s vision for social change.
• Provide focused support and capacity to at least one of KFTC’s statewide issue campaigns.


Range of Responsibilities:
• Develop a broad, diverse base of skilled, active and politically conscious leaders.
• Develop growing and active local chapters.
• Contribute to effective, successful local and statewide issue committees and campaigns.
• Use voter empowerment strategies to build grassroots power and advance issue campaigns.
• Support strategic communications about KFTC’s goals, issues, and activities.
• Conduct and inspire effective, consistent grassroots fundraising activities.
• Contribute constructively and positively to the KFTC organizing and staff teams.
• Efficiently fulfill administrative tasks.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Skills: Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of KFTC.
• Direct, paid community organizing experience and/or experience as a volunteer member or leader in a grassroots organizing group.
• Demonstrated problem-solving abilities and abilities to think and work strategically.
• Ability to create the conditions that allow others to take ownership and become leaders.
• Evidence of a commitment to diversity and an understanding of how to work effectively in and with diverse communities, especially low-income communities and communities of color.
• Excellent communication skills, including listening, asking challenging questions and writing.
• Demonstrated ability to deal with multiple goals and responsibilities and to build and carryout workplans.
• Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and independent and also work effectively in teams.
• Knowledge of Kentucky politics, issues, regions, and organizations.
• Ability to travel in the state and accommodate a work schedule that includes evenings and weekends.


Personal Attributes:
• Self-directed, capable
• Empathetic and compassionate
• Excellent communicator, facilitator, listener
• Organized and strategic
• Committed to high standards of quality
• Ability to cope with changing and uncertain circumstances
• Ability to build trusting, productive work relationships with a range of people
• Collaborative, patient, hopeful.

Organization Description

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is a grassroots organization with about 9,000 members across the state. Together, we organize for a fair economy, a healthy environment, new safe energy and an honest democracy. We have 13 local chapters across the state and at-large members in many other Kentucky counties.

We believe in the power of community organizing – people working together to achieve common goals. Organizing empowers us to help shape decisions affecting our lives and the larger community. It's a long-term approach that focuses on building and exercising power, especially among people affected by injustice, to improve the quality of life for all.

KFTC members use a range of important strategies to achieve our organizing goals, including strategic communications, voter empowerment, non-violent direct action (ranging from letter writing to lobbying to protests and demonstrations), chapter building, grassroots fundraising, alliance building and litigation.

Local chapters are the building blocks of KFTC’s power – the primary place where members join, get involved in improving their communities and build New Power. This position will work with KFTC members to strengthen and grow our Madison and Wilderness Trace chapters, organize effective issue campaigns, develop skilled community leaders, and contribute to the vision, issue priorities and goals of the statewide organization.

The Madison County chapter is ten-years old and has about 750 members. The Wilderness Trace chapter is younger, incorporates a multi-county region including Boyle, Mercer, Garrard and Lincoln counties, and has about 180 members. Both groups have been involved a range of local and/or statewide campaigns, including efforts to pass local Fairness ordinances; promote clean energy and a just economic transition; stop dangerous pipelines, proposed fracking and harmful mining practices; support fair and adequate tax reforms; expand voting rights; and promote racial justice.

The KFTC staff team currently has KFTC currently has 23 employees who work from six regional offices and several home offices. Our organizing team has 13 members, including a team director and three deputy directors. KFTC organizers collaborate on many organizational goals and projects while also working independently to accomplish specific goals within KFTC’s overall program of work.

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Field Organizer @ Southern Workers Organizing Committee/Raise Up for $15Thu, 23 Apr 15 18:42:09 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5606http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5606Organization Name: Southern Workers Organizing Committee/Raise Up for $15
Location: Atlanta View Google Map
Job Post Date: 23 Apr 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

The Southern Workers Organizing Committee/Raise Up for $15 was founded by fast-food workers in North Carolina in July of 2013. After realizing we were facing similar issues across the South, we decided that we needed to unite for better wages, working conditions, and respect on the job. SWOC members represent several major national brands including McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Yum! Brands, etc. The "Fight for 15" campaign is a national coordinated campaign that demands a $15 living wage and the right to form a union without retaliation.

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. ***Strong preference for women and people of color, we highly encourage members of those communities to apply***

Basic function:
Field organizers will be tasked with supporting the field organizing team--empowering fast food workers, homecare, adjunct professors, and early childhood education providers 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 you are based within and help offer workers organizing tools and tactics for them to build the fast food worker movement.

Principal duties and responsibilities:
• Reach out and build a community of fast food worker leaders to organize their coworkers in various stores across the city you are placed in
• 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 South
Requirements:
• As part of our commitment to economic justice we do not have an educational requirement. Relevant organizing experience is a plus.
• Must be comfortable working within an anti-racist, anti-sexist work environment
• Ability to travel [must have vehicle and valid driver's license]
• Fluency in spoken Spanish also a major plus
Skills and abilities:
• 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 the unions, organizing, labor history, and national politics.
• Energy and enthusiasm as well as an interest in social change issues and advocacy

To apply:
E-mail cover letter, and resume with the subject heading "Field Organizer City,State" to email. Please be as specific as possible in cover letter with experience and skills that you have. No mail applications. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Position will remain open until filled.

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Operations Assistant @ Hotel Trades Council (NY & NJ Hotel Workers' Union)Thu, 23 Apr 15 10:25:29 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5605http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5605Organization Name: Hotel Trades Council (NY & NJ Hotel Workers' Union)
Website: www.hotelworkers.org
Location: 707 8th Avenue View Google Map
Job Post Date: 23 Apr 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $37,000 and $40,425 annualy.

Job Description

New York Hotel Trades Council
 
The New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is the union of hotel workers in the New York City metropolitan area and Capital Region of New York State.  Our union represents approximately 30,000 non-managerial employees working in all hotel departments. 
More than 300 hotels and other related businesses employ our members and are under contract to our union. This accounts for approximately 75% of the hotel industry within the five boroughs of New York City. 
The membership of our union is united and militant, but also incredibly diverse. They come from many nations and backgrounds and speak more than 50 languages. 
The workers represented by our union enjoy the best union contract for hotel workers in the world, guaranteeing excellent wages, benefits, working conditions, and standards of fair treatment.
Please see our recruitment video at: 
http://www.hotelworkers.org/article/Work-for-HTC
Operations Assistant
 
We are seeking an assistant for our union's operations team. The operations team works closely with the union’s organizing department as well as departments throughout the organization on program/project management, information management and analysis, logistics, research, office management, and human resources.
Assisting with the coordination of multiple projects
Assisting with the daily operations of the organizing department
Planning and executing logistics for campaigns, events, and picket lines
Maintaining accurate and up-to-date data in complex databases
Creating reports and tools for data analysis, analyzing the data, and providing managerial staff with reliable recommendations
Helping to create, supervise, and conduct research projects
Training staff on how to use technology and troubleshooting problems
Drafting plans to Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of work procedures
Writing articles for union website
Archiving union media
 
Advancement
The New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council is a powerful and dynamic organization. Any successful operations assistant who distinguishes him/herself, demonstrates commitment and resourcefulness, and develops an understanding of the union and its operations will have numerous opportunities for advancement in a number of interesting and challenging areas.
Qualifications
Commitment to social justice
1 - 2 years of applicable work experience preferred
Ambition to take responsibility for assigned projects
Ability to communicate clearly and professionally
Ability to pay close attention to detail
Experience researching in databases and on the web
Four-year degree
Bilingual Spanish/Mandarin/Cantonese/Polish a plus
Interest and ability to quickly learn database programs
Familiarity with Mac OSX operating system
Working knowledge of Apple iWork Suite and/or Microsoft Office, especially MS Excel
 
Annual salary range will start at $37,000 - $40,425
 
Excellent benefits and retirement package
 

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Union Organizing Intern (HEAT Intern) @ Hotel Trades Council (NY & NJ Hotel Workers' Union)Thu, 23 Apr 15 10:21:40 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5604http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5604Organization Name: Hotel Trades Council (NY & NJ Hotel Workers' Union)
Website: www.hotelworkers.org
Location: 707 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10036 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 23 Apr 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: $14 hourly

Job Description

H.E.A.T. Organizing Internship
The New York Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO (NYHTC) is the union that represents 30,000 hotel, restaurant, and gaming workers in New York City, upstate New York, and northern New Jersey. NYHTC is the strongest union, with the best contract, for hotel workers in North America.
The New York City hotel industry has been experiencing a prolonged construction boom and it is vital to our members, and to those who work without the dignity of a union contract, that we maintain and improve union density in our industry. This year we plan to launch a new, long-term program to organize non-union hotels in the city on a large scale. Mobilizing our 30,000 members will be essential to winning this ambitious campaign.
We have built a rank-and-file leadership structure called the Hotel Employees Action Team (H.E.A.T.) System. The purpose of the H.E.A.T. System is to increase the participation of the membership in the union and to greatly enhance the union’s ability to mobilize our members for large-scale action, in order to organize non-union workers, to fight for higher wages and better benefits, and to increase the rights of hotel workers.
We are seeking to hire a number of energetic, intelligent and dedicated individuals to work as interns in support of these goals under the supervision and direction of a H.E.A.T. System Supervisor. They will have the opportunity to work directly with the union membership, learn internal union organizing first-hand, and gain exposure to a powerful and effective local labor union.
Responsibilities will include support of all aspects of the operation of the H.E.A.T. System, which may include:
• Recruitment and training of rank-and-file leaders (H.E.A.T. Captains and Network Leaders)
• Member outreach and mobilization
• Information management and tracking that provides the department with valuable tools for organizing
• Preparation of written communications to rank-and-file leaders and members, and the public
• General support for field operations and campaigns
• Logistical support for a wide variety of union events, including strikes and picket lines
• Boycott research
This internship offers the possibility of permanent employment. Resourceful and committed interns who distinguish themselves will have numerous opportunities for interesting and rewarding work.
Required qualifications:
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice
• Ability to motivate and inspire others
• Willingness to handle a wide range of dynamic responsibilities
• Ability to communicate respectfully and comfortably with people from diverse backgrounds
• Ability to multi-task and work efficiently
• Ability to learn quickly and grow into positions of greater responsibility
• Thorough attention to details
• Willingness to work hard and put in long hours when necessary
• Reliability, and a cooperative attitude
• Experience not needed
Extra consideration will be given for the following additional qualifications:
• Ability to write clearly, concisely, and persuasively
• Bilingual, especially in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian or Polish
• Experience working in the hotel, restaurant, or other service industries

Salary
Interns will be paid a stipend of $14 per hour, with overtime pay. The union will sponsor students for academic credit when applicable.

Qualifications

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

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Organizer in Training (H.E.A.T Assistant) @ Hotel Trades Council (NY & NJ Hotel Workers' Union)Thu, 23 Apr 15 10:18:36 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5603http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5603Organization Name: Hotel Trades Council (NY & NJ Hotel Workers' Union)
Website: www.hotelworkers.org
Location: 707 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10036 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 23 Apr 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on experience, between $37,000 and $40,425 annualy.

Job Description

H.E.A.T. ASSISTANT
The New York Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is currently seeking applications for the positions of H.E.A.T. Assistant.
We have built a rank-and-file leadership structure called the Hotel Employees Action Team (H.E.A.T.) System. The purpose of the H.E.A.T. System is to increase the participation of the membership in the union and to greatly enhance the union's ability to mobilize our members for large-scale action, in order to organize non-union workers, to fight for higher wages and better benefits, and to increase the rights of hotel workers. 

Areas of Responsibility
H.E.A.T. Assistants work under the direction of H.E.A.T. System Supervisors, and spend much of their time meeting and working with the union's members in the hotels where they work. This is the best way to learn about what our union does and the industry conditions affecting the workers we represent.
H.E.A.T. Assistants may be assigned on short- or long-term bases to special projects and areas of responsibility that include, but are not limited to:

Grassroots Organizing
The H.E.A.T. System consists of approximately 3000 Hotel Employee Action Teams into which our members have been organized. Each team is led by a member volunteer known as a H.E.A.T. Captain. The teams are organized into approximately 500 larger groups, called H.E.A.T. Networks, which are led by member volunteers known as Network Leaders.
This structure allows the Council's membership to communicate quickly and effectively with the union's leadership, and provides an excellent vehicle for mobilizing the membership for action and encouraging member participation in the union.
H.E.A.T. Assistants help with the recruitment, training and supervision of the Network Leaders and H.E.A.T. Captains, as well as the continued improvement of the effectiveness of the H.E.A.T. System.

Contract Enforcement
The union contract lays out the standards of fairness that the hotel's management is required to follow. By constantly patrolling the hotels, listening and talking to workers, and reporting back to union leadership any grievances or possible contract violations, H.E.A.T. Assistants help the union fight for our members' rights on the job. They also assist with organizing the membership to participate in union actions to put pressure on management.

Member Mobilization
The union's power comes from the unity and militancy of our members. The union is based on this idea: "An injury to one is an injury to all." H.E.A.T. Assistants educate and inspire our members to stand up for themselves and each other by participating in actions in solidarity with fellow members and with the labor movement as a whole.

Political Action
By far the most important progressive political force in the country, unions are the only viable way working people exercise significant power in the American political system. H.E.A.T. Assistants aid with organizing our members to register, to vote, and to become politically active in order to hold politicians accountable.

Operations
Our union has over 27,000 members. To mobilize them for strikes, rallies, picket lines, election campaigns and other activities, H.E.A.T. Assistants help to plan the logistical details and oversee their implementation.

Communications
The union needs creative people to craft the message it delivers to workers, employers, politicians and the general public. H.E.A.T. Assistants help with the production of a wide range of persuasive and informative material using print, web and video.

Strategic Research
HEAT Assistants help the Strategic Research team to monitor the hotel industry, and support strategies to use corporate campaigns, political clout and other leverage to win contract fights against major corporations, and to increase the union's density (the percentage of unionization in the industry).

H.E.A.T. Assistants may also be assigned to work on internal and external organizing in Washington, DC.
Advancement
The H.E.A.T. Assistant position is the starting point on a career track to the most interesting and important leadership positions within our union.
H.E.A.T. Assistants are expected to learn and grow professionally at an accelerated pace. If a H.E.A.T. Assistant is successful, he or she will likely be promoted to H.E.A.T. System Supervisor within a year. H.E.A.T. System Supervisors who distinguish themselves can move into other key positions such as Organizer, Business Agent (Field Representative), or Grievance Officer.
Qualifications
Required
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice;
• Ability to motivate and inspire others;
• Ability to communicate respectfully and comfortably with people from diverse backgrounds;
• Ability to multitask, work efficiently, and be well organized;
• Willingness to work long hours, often on short (or immediate) notice;
• Willingness to handle a wide range of constantly changing responsibilities;
• Thorough attention to details;
• Resourcefulness and talent for problem-solving;
• Ability to learn quickly and grow into positions of greater responsibility;
• Ability to handle physically and mentally demanding assignments;
• Integrity;
• Persistence and determination;
• Loyalty to the organization;
• Reliability;
• Good judgment;
• Cooperative attitude.

Extra consideration will be given to candidates who possess any of the following:
• Bachelor's degree;
• Bilingual (in addition to English), especially in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Russian, Polish or Bengali;
• Strong computer skills and the ability to quickly learn new computer programs;
• Ability to write persuasively, clearly, and concisely;
• Experience developing and maintaining databases;
• Knowledge of FileMaker Pro;
• Graphic art and design skills;
• Web design and development experience;
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (especially Flash);
• Talent for photography and/or videography;
• Knowledge of Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects;
• Experience working in the hotel, restaurant, hospitality, or other service industries.


Salary and Benefits
• Annual salary will be in the range of $37,000 to $40,000;
• Excellent benefits and retirement package.

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New Jersey Juvenile Justice Campaign Manager @ New Jersey Institute for Social JusticeThu, 23 Apr 15 09:18:19 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5602http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5602Organization Name: New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
Website: www.njisj.org
Location: 60 park place, newark, nj 07102 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 23 Apr 2015
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

The Juvenile Justice Campaign’s principal goal is decarceration – reducing the number of youth locked in secure facilities, consistent with public safety. Its other goals include ensuring that children in the system are treated fairly and in accordance with the system’s rehabilitative ideal, and reducing the number of children arrested and referred to the system in the first instance.

Qualifications

Skills: Campaign Manager Responsibilities:

The individual will be responsible for the following items/activities/actions:

Campaign Strategy
a. Lead and implement, with the Coalition and other allies, a campaign to direct resources away from the incarceration of youth in youth prisons and toward effective community-based programs, and to ensure that youth only become involved in the juvenile justice system when absolutely necessary and are treated in the most humane, least restrictive manner throughout their involvement;
b. Learn and remain current on national best practices in juvenile justice;
c. Devise innovative and effective campaign strategies that coordinate and complement the work being done by the members of the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Reform Coalition;
d. Oversee the day-to-day management of the juvenile justice reform efforts in the State of New Jersey;
e. Provide training and technical assistance to volunteers and advocates; and
f. Together with members of the Coalition’s Steering Committee, publicly represent the campaign at national, state, regional, county and local events, forums, meetings and conferences.

Coalition Building
a. Coordinate with other organizations and coalitions throughout New Jersey to work together to achieve a common goal;
b. Build strategic relationships with national experts, local stakeholders and constituents.

Project Management
a. Maintain professional and technical knowledge of the most effective campaign and organizing strategies, as well as advocacy tools by attending and participating in professional development activities, such as workshops and conferences;
b. Plan and lead regular meeting of the Coalition and its Steering Committee;
c. Manage campaign field organizers and/or volunteers;
d. Prepare programmatic reports to campaign funders.

Communications Management
a. Develop advocacy tools such as action alerts, toolkits, templates, social media posts and other materials, as needed;
b. Build strong relationships with media representatives and media outlets throughout the State;
c. Recruit campaign spokespersons;
d. Provide regular updates about the campaign through members’ websites and social media outlets;
e. Develop and maintain strong communications with all relevant constituencies, from families involved with the juvenile justice system to members of the legislature;
f. Document statewide campaign strategies and activities and share lessons learned with allies from other state and national networks.

Skills and Qualifications:
•Experience managing broad-based advocacy campaigns
•Strong research, writing, communications and analytic skills
•Demonstrable commitment to social justice
•Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills
•Experience managing multiple projects and meeting targeted timelines
•Juvenile justice expertise is preferred but not required.

Organization Description

The New Jersey Juvenile Justice Reform Coalition is seeking an individual to serve as a full-time Juvenile Justice Campaign Manager. The position will begin as soon as possible and it is anticipated will last several years or longer. The position will be housed in the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, one of the Coalition’s founding members. The Institute is a Newark-based urban research and advocacy organization dedicated to the advancement of New Jersey’s urban areas and residents. The Coalition is a growing consortium of 26 organizations from throughout New Jersey dedicated to seeing all aspects of New Jersey’s juvenile justice system become national models of effectiveness. Building on the foundation of New Jersey’s success in the realm of juvenile detention reform, the Coalition seeks to see New Jersey treat its youth adjudicated delinquent in the least restrictive, most community-based, family-centric, and effective manner possible, consistent with the rehabilitative ideal of the juvenile justice system as established more than a century ago. The Coalition’s Steering Committee, to which the position will report, includes Advocates for Children of New Jersey, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest at Lowenstein Sandler, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, the Juvenile Justice Clinic at the Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, and the Urban Law Clinic at the Rutgers University School of Law – Newark.

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Summer Organizers to Fight Global Warming @ Environment AmericaTue, 21 Apr 15 14:49:30 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5601http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5601Organization Name: Environment America
Website: www.workforprogress.org/component/content/article/143?utm_source=OFA&utm_medium=04-17-2015&utm_campaign=1276
Location: 7 Locations: Concord, NH (View Google Map); Philadelphia, PA (View Google Map); Richmond, VA (View Google Map); Columbus, OH (View Google Map); Denver, CO (View Google Map); Portland, ME (View Google Map); Las Vegas, NV (View Google Map)
Job Post Date: 21 Apr 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: $24,500 annualy
Anticipated Start Date: 20 Apr 2015

Job Description

President Obama has a plan that’s been called “the strongest action ever taken by an American president” to tackle global warming. Stand with the president for our health and our future, not the polluters. We must keep showing that local leaders and the public are with us and willing to speak out on this issue – because we know when the public leads, our leaders will, eventually, follow.

Qualifications

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Experience: No experience

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Web Lab Manager @ Public Interest GRFXTue, 21 Apr 15 14:46:49 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5600http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5600Organization Name: Public Interest GRFX
Website: publicinterestnetwork.org/page/pin/public-interest-grfx?utm_source=OFA&utm_medium=04-20-2015&utm_campaign=1277
Location: Philadelphia, PA View Google Map
Job Post Date: 21 Apr 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: 01 Jul 2015

Job Description

Public Interest GRFX, the in-house communications department for a large network of non-profit organizations, is looking for a Web Lab Manager to help us develop new web sites, find new ways to engage people, and to conduct experiments that will increase our impact online. The Web Lab Manager will work with the rest of our team and staff across the country to help create powerful digital campaigns that raise money, increases visibility, and attract more supporters and volunteers.

Qualifications

Experience: At least 3 years

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Development and Membership Coordinator @ War Resisters LeagueMon, 20 Apr 15 12:45:48 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5599http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5599Organization Name: War Resisters League
Website: warresisters.org
Location: 339 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012 View Google Map
Job Post Date: 20 Apr 2015
Job Terms: Full Time
Anticipated Start Date: 15 Jun 2015

Job Description

The War Resisters League seeks an enthusiastic and experienced grassroots fundraiser, who brings initiative and works well collaboratively, to coordinate and facilitate the advancement of our fundraising program, increasing our income, our national visibility and our membership base. The Development and Fundraising Coordinator, a full-time staff member based in our national office in NYC, will coordinate the work of and help expand the volunteer Fundraising Committee.

For more information, please visit the full job posting at:
warresisters.org/development-membership-coordinator

Qualifications

Skills: Skills/Qualifications:
- Demonstrated non-profit fundraising experience and knowledge of development practices.
- Experience and comfort with grassroots fundraising work with all donor levels.
- Comfort discussing planned giving and asking for major gifts.
- Experience with membership development and prospecting.
- Familiarity with peace and social justice movements, and commitment to promoting a strategy of revolutionary nonviolence.
- Proficiency with database queries and reports, spreadsheets, email blast systems, social media and willingness to do basic updates in content-management style website.
- Knowledge of or commitment to learn CiviCRM, our current fundraising software and database, and Salsa.
- Comfortable in a non-hierarchical, collaborative office setting.
- Skills in organizational development and strategic planning.

For more information, please visit the full job posting at:
warresisters.org/development-membership-coordinator

Organization Description

As one of the leading radical voices in the U.S. peace and social justice movement, WRL works to develop resources, train activists, organize nonviolent direct action, and build grassroots power in opposition to militarism. We have a campaign challenging police militarization in the U.S. and repression internationally, to advance a transformative vision for health and security in our communities.

WRL does not rely on grants. We depend on individual contributions from members, donors and sustainers. We receive some income from an endowment built through donor bequests, however strengthening our individual giving programs is our top fundraising priority. We operate with a grassroots fundraising philosophy, believing that cultivating relationships with donors who give at any level and expanding our membership are the keys to long-term financial stability.

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Central Valley Field Organizer, California Partnership @ Center for Community ChangeFri, 17 Apr 15 11:12:37 -0400http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5598http://organizersforamerica.org/page.php?id=89&jobid=5598Organization Name: Center for Community Change
Location: Bakersfield, CA View Google Map
Job Post Date: 17 Apr 2015
Job Terms: Part Time

Job Description

alifornia Partnership is hiring a Kern County-based Organizer to train and engage base building community organizations and strengthen CAP’s network in the region. The CAP Kern Organizer will be responsible for carrying out advocacy work alongside community leaders for robust implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the Low- Income Health Program in Kern County.

Term: Temporary May 2015 through January 2016*

*possible term extension

This position reports to: Acting Director of California Partnership

Principal Responsibilities:

Identify base building organizations, create and maintain local relationships and reach out to potential new member organizations
Lead local CAP Chapter in developing and implementing plans to build power among communities
Lead strategy sessions with partners and members
Strengthen CAP’s organizational network across the Central Valley
Conduct training sessions for partners, member organizations, and community leaders
Coordinate and facilitate communication with local and state officials
Support and engage existing leaders and member organizations to increase their capacity
Plan and implement local events and coordinate statewide activities with CAP organizers and community partners
Review and update CAP training materials when necessary
Represent and promote California Partnership at meetings, conferences, and other public settings
Additional duties as assigned by the Director

Qualifications

Experience: At least 2 years
Skills: Qualifications:

Passionate personal commitment to the mission of California Partnership
2-3 years organizing experience and working with communities
Experience facilitating trainings
Ability to multi-task and follow work plans
Willingness and drive to seek out relevant work and partners for building partnerships and coalitions
Highly organized and strategic thinker
Commitment to leadership development in others
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Creative, effective, and engaged collaborator
Willingness to travel, work evenings, and weekends
Knowledge of California implementation of Affordable Care Act a plus
Spanish language skills a plus
Valid CA driver’s license
Salary & Benefits: CAP offers a competitive salary. Temporary employees receive all legally-mandated benefits.

Closing Date of Position: April 30, 2015

Salary: Commensurate with experience



Center for Community Change – California Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women, immigrants, and members of the LGBT community are encouraged to apply.

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