Organizing and Advocacy Jobs

Water Resource Planner

Advocacy/Lobbying/Policy Jobs - Mon, 08/05/2017 - 11:20am
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Southwestern Pennsylvania Corporation/Pittsburgh, PA

WATER RESOURCE PLANNER

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) Water Resource Center is seeking a full time Water Resource Planner to participate in the development, implementation and administration of water resource planning and stormwater management programs. This is technical not a policy position that requires knowledge of water resource planning and public sector regional planning.

Requires communication, organizational, analytical and database/computer skills with ability work local and state officials on a regular basis.

Bachelor's degree in Planning, Public Administration, Environmental Biology, Environmental Education or closely related field plus 1-2 years of experience preferred.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history.

Visit www.spcregion.org for more information on SPC and detailed job description.

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Link: http://jobs.justmeans.com/job/water-resource-planner-pittsburgh-pa-southwestern-...Occupational fields: Advocacy / Lobbying / PolicyCity: PittsburghOrganization: Southwestern Pennsylvania CorporationProvinceOrState: Pennsylvania

Director of Programs & Advocacy

Advocacy/Lobbying/Policy Jobs - Fri, 28/04/2017 - 10:07am
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The Alzheimer's Association is making a difference and so can you! The Alzheimer's Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. We are the largest private funder of Alzheimer research and the pr

Link: http://www.careerbuilder.com/job/J8Q54Q67H4GYLT0Y02C?ipath=rssOccupational fields: Advocacy / Lobbying / PolicyCity: BirminghamOrganization: Alzheimer's AssociationProvinceOrState: Alabama

Agricultural Economist - Policy Analyst

Advocacy/Lobbying/Policy Jobs - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 6:00pm
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FAO: Agricultural Economist - Policy Analyst in Rome, Italy. Closing date: 2017-04-18

Link: https://unjoblist.org/r/?340807Occupational fields: Advocacy / Lobbying / PolicyCity: Rome

* Policy Specialist, Performance Monitoring and Data Analysis

Advocacy/Lobbying/Policy Jobs - Mon, 03/04/2017 - 6:00pm
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UNDP: * Policy Specialist, Performance Monitoring and Data Analysis in New York, United States. Closing date: 2017-04-24

Link: https://unjoblist.org/r/?340754Occupational fields: Advocacy / Lobbying / PolicyData Analysis / ResearchCity: New YorkYork

Donation Ambassador

Community/Political Organizing Jobs - Mon, 03/04/2017 - 1:01am
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The Donation Ambassador acts as a public representative of Goodwill’s mission and ensures that donors receive a pleasant donation experience. Works flexible hours at multiple locations and adheres to a no overtime policy. Accepts material goods donations

Link: http://www.careerbuilder.com/job/JCH1GV6HGRNSCTJ29KZ?ipath=rssOccupational fields: Community / Political OrganizingCity: San FranciscoOrganization: Goodwill Industries International Inc.

Program Analyst

Advocacy/Lobbying/Policy Jobs - Sun, 02/04/2017 - 6:13pm
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Job Announcement Number:
FEMA-17-JDS-159618-CORE
Location Name:
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Department:
Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Occupation Code:
0343
Pay Plan:
IC
Appointment Duration:
Temporary - Not to Exceed 2 Years
Opening Date:
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Closing Date:
Monday, April 3, 2017
Job Status:
Full Time
Salary:
$94,796.00 to $123,234.00 / Per Year
Pay Grade(s):
13 to 13
Who May Apply:
All U.S. Citizens View common definitions of terms found in this announcement. This announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on April 3rd, 2017 OR at 11:59 pm ET on the date the 200 th application is received, whichever comes first.
Job Summary:
When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information. The incumbent will serve as Data Analyst in the Office of Policy and Program Analysis (OPPA) Audit Liason Office (ALO) which provides advice and assistance to the FEMA Administrator regarding the formulation, planning, and overall programming of FEMA strategy, policy, plans, and resources consistent with overall Agency and Department of Homeland Security goals and objectives. This position starts at a salary of $ 94,796 (IC-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Mission Support - Office of Policy and Program Analysis team within FEMA. EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions. This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program. This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.

Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466835100Occupational fields: Advocacy / Lobbying / PolicyCity: Washington DCOrganization: Federal Emergency Management AgencyProvinceOrState: ColumbiaDepartmentOregon

Intern: Partnerships, Policy and Communications (UNCDF)

Advocacy/Lobbying/Policy Jobs - Thu, 30/03/2017 - 6:00pm
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UNDP: Intern: Partnerships, Policy and Communications (UNCDF) in New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Closing date: 2017-04-11

Link: https://unjoblist.org/r/?340604Occupational fields: Advocacy / Lobbying / PolicyCity: New YorkOrganization: United Nations

Policy Analyst/ Advisor in Human Capital

Advocacy/Lobbying/Policy Jobs - Thu, 30/03/2017 - 6:00pm
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UNDP: Policy Analyst/ Advisor in Human Capital in Kuwait, KUWAIT. Closing date: 2017-04-12

Link: https://unjoblist.org/r/?340599Occupational fields: Advocacy / Lobbying / PolicyCity: KuwaitOrganization: United Nations

Policy Analyst - Advisor in Economic Growth

Advocacy/Lobbying/Policy Jobs - Thu, 30/03/2017 - 6:00pm
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UNDP: Policy Analyst - Advisor in Economic Growth in Kuwait, KUWAIT. Closing date: 2017-04-12

Link: https://unjoblist.org/r/?340600Occupational fields: Advocacy / Lobbying / PolicyCity: KuwaitOrganization: United Nations

UN Women: Policy Specialist, Peace and Security

Advocacy/Lobbying/Policy Jobs - Thu, 30/03/2017 - 6:00pm
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UNDP: UN Women: Policy Specialist, Peace and Security in New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Closing date: 2017-04-11

Link: https://unjoblist.org/r/?340627Occupational fields: Advocacy / Lobbying / PolicyCity: New YorkOrganization: United Nations

Junior Consultant to provide Global Policy and Capacity Building Support for National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)

Advocacy/Lobbying/Policy Jobs - Tue, 28/03/2017 - 6:00pm
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UNDP: Junior Consultant to provide Global Policy and Capacity Building Support for National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) in Home based with mission travel. Closing date: 2017-04-06

Link: https://unjoblist.org/r/?340451Occupational fields: Advocacy / Lobbying / PolicyCity: Home-basedOrganization: United Nations

Islamic Finance Consultant ? Policy Specialist

Advocacy/Lobbying/Policy Jobs - Tue, 28/03/2017 - 6:00pm
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UNDP: Islamic Finance Consultant ? Policy Specialist in New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Closing date: 2017-04-07

Link: https://unjoblist.org/r/?340468Occupational fields: Advocacy / Lobbying / PolicyCity: New YorkYorkOrganization: United Nations

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT POLICY CONSULTANT

Advocacy/Lobbying/Policy Jobs - Tue, 28/03/2017 - 6:00pm
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UNDP: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT POLICY CONSULTANT in New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Closing date: 2017-04-03

Link: https://unjoblist.org/r/?340477Occupational fields: Advocacy / Lobbying / PolicyCity: New YorkYorkOrganization: United Nations

Generation Citizen FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellow and Program Associate Position

Community/Political Organizing Jobs - Sat, 25/03/2017 - 10:09am
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Posted by: Generation Citizen

Boston, MA, US

Generation Citizen (GC) is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship to hire an exceptional recent college graduate to support our programs across Massachusetts and capacity building efforts at GC. This position is an ideal fit for a proactive and meticulous young leader who has previous experience working with college student groups and community organizations.

NOTE: Candidates must be apply through Generation Citizen.

Specific job responsibilities will include:

Direct Service Work:

Approximately half of the Fellow's time at Generation Citizen will be devoted to the following direct service activities that focus on empowering GC's young people (middle and high school students as well as college students):

  • Democracy Coach: The Fellow will lead 1 class as a GC Democracy Coach (20 class sessions over Fall 2017). This experience will enable the Fellow to build lesson planning, project management, and group facilitation skills while gaining deep familiarity with GC's curriculum and action planning model.
  • College Student Supervisor: The Fellow will maintain a portfolio of 2-4 college chapters and supervise Democracy Coach recruitment and retention, campus institutionalization, and classroom quality for those campuses. This will involve co-facilitation of GC's initial semesterly college volunteer training weekend, weekly coaching conversations with each campus's leadership, called Chapter Directors, as well as attendance and facilitation at chapter weekly meetings.
  • Classroom Observer and Supporter: In alignment with his or her chapter portfolio, the Fellow will maintain a portfolio of 10-15 GC classrooms per semester. Using GC's standardized rubric tools, the Fellow will observe each of these classes twice per semester and provide real-time coaching and feedback to Democracy Coaches. The Fellow will also have mid- and end- semester conversations with the classroom teacher to monitor program quality, and provide additional support in struggling classrooms.
  • Community Change Fellowship Coordinator: During the summer months, when GC's in-school action civics course is not in session, the Fellow will support managing GC's Community Change Fellowship program. This Fellowship engages 10 youth per summer in MA. The Fellow will partner with other program staff and a small team of college interns to manage CCF recruitment, host recruitment, placement, mentorship and coaching, and deliver weekly leadership workshops.

Projects Related to Long-Term Organizational Strengthening:

GC hopes that its Fellow will support the following high-priority organizational projects:

  • Gateway Cities Growth: Fellow can research and outreach to 1-2 target communities, and lead the rest of the team in strategizing operations to serve those communities.
  • Building Diversity at College Chapters: GC's commitment to diverse democratic participation necessitates an organization-wide focus on diversity. Included in this is a major organizational priority to build diversity of its college volunteers.

FAO Fellowship Responsibilities:

  • Attend four week-long non-profit professional development retreats in the fellow host cities of Boston, Philadelphia, and New York City. Retreats occur every Fall and Spring of each fellowship year.
  • Participate and be active in the coordination of all four retreats. Create and facilitate workshops, engage with other host organizations, and network throughout these visits.
  • Take on a role within the fellowship itself, which entails approximately 2 hrs/week of work. Possible roles include Website & Social Media Manager, Recruitment & Outreach Manager, and Newsletter & Alumni Outreach Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Experience training and facilitating college student groups as part of a student organization, with a particular passion for designing trainings that are both rigorous and engaging
  • Experience working in community-based organizations that are guided by asset-based approaches to community development that help build community power
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain detailed records and meticulous documentation of work and best practices
  • Demonstrated ability to respond proactively to unstructured environments and to navigate challenging situations and challenging relationships with creativity and diplomacy
  • Passion for Generation Citizen's vision of a democracy in which young people work as active and effective citizens, and a fundamental belief in the unique potential of college students to help realize this vision
  • Interest in higher education and nonprofit career possibilities.

The following characteristics are ideal, although not required:

  • Entrepreneurial experience (starting or dramatically growing an organization, group, or movement).
  • Political campaign experience and/or community organizing experience.
  • Experience working with middle or high school aged youth, either in a classroom or in a community setting.

Knowledge of the Greater Boston community.

Anticipated Start Date: Late July

Link: http://www.idealist.org/step/discover/rss/job/view/job/5dMBmPHPZfXd/Occupational fields: Community / Political OrganizingCity: PhiladelphiaNew York CityBostonOrganization: Generation CitizenProvinceOrState: Massachusetts

Text Team Manager

Community/Political Organizing Jobs - Fri, 24/03/2017 - 6:54pm
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Posted by: MoveOn.org

Berkeley, CA, US

Text Team Manager

Full Time, Temporary + Starts ASAP, ends December 31, 2017 + Competitive Pay + Excellent Benefits

Work from anywhere in the continental U.S.

MoveOn.org's high-level organizers, campaigners and operatives identify, develop, and execute high-impact and game-changing campaigns that empower MoveOn members to achieve concrete victories and further a progressive agenda. We are looking for a Text Team Manager who will specialize in scalable organizing through innovative use of the latest peer-to-peer SMS technology and a team of savvy and committed MoveOn volunteer members--the Text Team.

We're seeking a passionate, inventive, collaborative colleague to expand the team in the critical fights that are already beginning in this new political era. The Text Team Manager will work closely with MoveOn's mobile, field, electoral, and campaigns teams, and will report to MoveOn's Mobile Innovation Director.

Our country is facing a unique threat from Trump, his bigoted, destructive, and corrupt politics, and the Republicans who control Congress. We'll need to oppose and resist Trump's agenda in Washington, defend and support frontline communities facing attacks both from his vicious policies and from an increase in hate crimes and harassment, and lay the groundwork for electoral victories.

MoveOn.org is a community of millions of members working together to create progressive change in America. We take on campaigns to challenge entrenched power and push back against right-wing policies, while pursuing economic, racial, and social justice.

Responsibilities

  • You will use peer-to-peer texting to facilitate one-to-one conversations between member-leaders and the members that they're contacting to take a range of actions in support of a progressive agenda.
  • You will develop scalable ways to recruit, train, and manage a team of super-volunteers, or member-leaders, who constitute the Text Team's onboarding team, chat room/Slack channel moderators, data support, and other specialized roles.
  • You will collaborate with MoveOn's tech team to maximize the integration between our core tech stack and our peer to peer SMS tools.
  • In service of creating the best mobile experience for members, you will become familiar with MoveOn's email, petitions, and event platforms.
  • You will manage relationships with colleagues on our Field, Tech, Analytics and Campaigns teams in a collaborative setting to produce the best member experience possible.

Required skills and experience:

  • Experience in volunteer team management, including training and leadership development.
  • Commitment to listening to and empowering members.
  • Strong writing skills for a popular audtience
.
  • Ability to parse and re-organize spreadsheets quickly using formulas Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or similar spreadsheet software.
  • Ability to understand database schema and conceptualize or write database queries, or willingness to learn.
  • Self-directedness, as you will be driving your own output in our virtual office.
  • A team spirit, or the ability to work together with an attitude of "low ego, high output," trusting each other, communicating honestly, and pitching in on across projects.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with field or community organizing.
  • Proficiency in Twilio, Slack, SQL, and/or ActionKit.

Location: Position may be based anywhere in the continental United States.

Reports to: Mobile Innovation Director

Classification, Salary, and Benefits: Full-time, temporary; highly competitive salary, including benefits such as 100%-employer-paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for all staff and their children; employer-paid premiums for life insurance for all staff; 13.32 hours accrued vacation per month, 6.66 hours accrued sick leave per month; and reimbursement of home office expenses and enrollment in our retirement savings account after 6 months of employment.

Link: http://www.idealist.org/step/discover/rss/job/view/job/6KbP4C32bncp/Occupational fields: Community / Political OrganizingCity: WashingtonOrganization: MoveOn

Mobile Campaigner

Community/Political Organizing Jobs - Fri, 24/03/2017 - 6:53pm
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Posted by: MoveOn.org

Berkeley, CA, US

Mobile Campaigner

Full Time, Temporary + Starts ASAP, ends December 31, 2017 + Competitive Pay + Excellent Benefits

Work from anywhere in the continental U.S.

MoveOn.org's high-level organizers, campaigners and operatives identify, develop, and execute high-impact and game-changing campaigns that empower MoveOn members to achieve concrete victories and further a progressive agenda. We are looking for a Mobile Campaigner who will specialize in scalable organizing through mobile technology across SMS, MMS, social media and more.

We're seeking a passionate, inventive, collaborative colleague to expand the team in the critical fights that are already beginning in this new political era. The Mobile Campaigner will work closely with MoveOn's campaigns, field, and electoral teams, and will report to MoveOn's Mobile Innovation Director.

Our country is facing a unique threat from Trump, his bigoted, destructive, and corrupt politics, and the Republicans who control Congress. We'll need to oppose and resist Trump's agenda in Washington, defend and support frontline communities facing attacks both from his vicious policies and from an increase in hate crimes and harassment, and lay the groundwork for electoral victories.

MoveOn.org is a community of millions of members working together to create progressive change in America. We take on campaigns to challenge entrenched power and push back against right-wing policies, while pursuing economic, racial, and social justice.

Responsibilities:

  • You will become an expert at using MoveOn's mobile toolset—from SMS to messenger bots—and augment the work of our Campaigns team with creative and original mobile engagement strategies and tactics.
  • You'll use SQL to to engage with our data warehouse—creating contact lists, pulling member data into messages, syncing data across platforms, and more.
  • In service of creating the best mobile experience for members, you will become familiar with MoveOn's email, petitions, and event platforms.
  • You will manage relationships with colleagues on our Campaigns, Analytics, Tech and Field teams in a collaborative setting to produce the best member experience possible.
  • You'll work directly with contractors and consultants for creative support (i.e. graphics) and technical assistance (i.e. improving the integration and automation of our platforms).

Required skills and experience:

  • Experience leading campaigns that mobilize people to make change
.
  • Ability to understand database schema and conceptualize or write database queries, or willingness to learn.
  • Nimbleness and organization to execute multiple campaigns simultaneously.
  • Self-directedness, as you will be driving your own output in our virtual office.
  • Attention to detail
 in writing and sending broadcast communications.
  • A team spirit, or the ability to work together with an attitude of "low ego, high output," trusting each other, communicating honestly, and pitching in on across projects.

Nice to have:

  • Proficiency in Revere, ActionKit, SQL, and/or Excel.
  • Strong writing skills for a popular audience
.

Location: Position may be based anywhere in the continental United States.

Reports to: Mobile Innovation Director

Classification, Salary, and Benefits: Full-time, temporary; highly competitive salary, including benefits such as 100%-employer-paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for all staff and their children; employer-paid premiums for life insurance for all staff; 13.32 hours accrued vacation per month, 6.66 hours accrued sick leave per month; and reimbursement of home office expenses and enrollment in our retirement savings account after 6 months of employment.

Applications are being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until April 7, 2017.

Link: http://www.idealist.org/step/discover/rss/job/view/job/KKMcSspgmk5P/Occupational fields: Community / Political OrganizingCity: WashingtonOrganization: MoveOn.org

Manager of Organizing & Strategic Partnerships

Community/Political Organizing Jobs - Fri, 24/03/2017 - 6:14pm
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Posted by: Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Washington, DC, US

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law ("Lawyers' Committee"), one of the nation's leading civil rights organizations based in Washington D.C., seeks an experiencedorganizer to serve as the Manager of Organizing & Strategic Partnerships. Candidates must be committed to social and racial justice, familiar with civil rights issues and possess strong initiative, leadership and project management skills. The Manager of Organizing and Strategic Partnerships will serves as the Lawyers' Committee's chief organizer and will lead a team of organizers in the development and implementation of large scale programs, advocacy efforts and other non-litigation tactics to collaborate and work in partnership with litigation approaches to address critical civil rights issues.

The Manager of Organizing and Strategic Partnerships will work closely with Lawyers' Committee's allies and partners as well as expand its network. S/he will work with the Voting Rights and Stop Hate projects but also develop organizing strategies with other Lawyers' Committee projects. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5-7 years of experience organizing in either political, non-partisan, issue-based or candidate campaigns on the national and/or state level. Experience managing and leading diverse coalitions is strongly preferred as is experience working with minority communities. The applicant must be detail oriented, have strong organizational skills, be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and prioritize tasks effectively. Applicants should have a good temperament, a sense of humor, the ability to work collegially under the pressure of a fast paced environment with tight deadlines, and experience working and negotiating with vendors and partners. The Manager of Organizing and Strategic Partnerships will work with Project Managers and will report directly to the Vice President of Policy and Strategy.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead the organizing and infrastructure development and implementation of the Lawyers' Committee's Election Protection program which includes the 866-OUR-VOTE hotline, field programs, development of public education materials, partner engagement, fundraising and media strategy;
  • Lead and manage a diverse team of organizers who direct state based work
  • Lead and oversee programmatic work (trainings, hotlines, etc.);
  • Develop strategic team plans, successfully implement program goals, and handle necessary changes or obstacles with flexibility and responsiveness;
  • Manage coalition outreach and relationships with diverse groups and individuals, including leading two national voting coalitions;
  • Lead state based policy work on voting rights and work with project Managers in supporting state based and federal policy when needed;
  • Work with Pro Bono Manager to develop strategies to engage pro bono volunteers and law firms;
  • Support the Development team fundraising efforts, collaborate for grant proposals and reports and maintain relationships with funders;
  • Work closely with the Communications team to develop communications plans for programs and campaigns, including working across teams to manage rapid response strategic communications; and
  • Represent Lawyers' Committee at events, meetings, convenings, etc.

Additional desired qualities and skills

  • Deep commitment to civil rights and racial justice
  • Experience working in at least one of the Lawyers' Committee's issue areas (voting rights, fair housing and community development, economic justice, education, anti-hate or criminal justice)
  • First-rate skills at managing both people and projects;
  • Empower staff and team to pursue the best strategies for their work while providing guidance and expertise;
  • Strong coalition building and deep network of national and state based organizations;
  • Problem solver with the ability to manage multiple priorities and pivot as needed;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Strong writer, editor and presenter;
  • Team player and comfort in a diverse environment;
  • Good facilitator;
  • Experience with fundraising and relationships with funders
  • Engage with and manage contracts with vendors associated with programmatic work;
  • Background in developing tracking systems and setting metrics for success;
  • Understanding of technology especially volunteer management systems and dynamic databases;
  • Ability to speak and write in Spanish or other languages a plus.

No calls with be accepted. The position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Lawyers' Committee is an equal opportunity employer with a standing policy of nondiscrimination. Diversity is an essential component of the Lawyers' Committee, and we encourage women and minorities to apply. All qualified persons are accorded an equal opportunity for selection without regard to actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, personal appearance, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or other protected status.

Link: http://www.idealist.org/step/discover/rss/job/view/job/MCk3585b7ssP/Occupational fields: Community / Political OrganizingCity: Washington D.C.Organization: Lawyers' Committee

Fight For $15 Canvasser

Community/Political Organizing Jobs - Fri, 24/03/2017 - 6:08pm
Description: 

Posted by: Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago

Chicago, IL, US

Do you want to make a difference working for economic and social justice in Chicago?

The Fight for 15 demands a $15 living wage and the right to form a union without retaliation.

It has become one of the largest and most momentous organizing campaigns for low wage workers across the country. As part of a global movement, thousands of fast food workers are standing up for "$15 and a Union." For the past 3 years, fast food workers from McDonalds and many other fast food corporations have been fighting to have their voices heard. The Fight For $15 has been extremely successful as thousands of fast food workers across the country have mass mobilized and fought back against the $200 billion industry.

Main Function:

To identify and sign up workers in the workplace and greater community. This includes engaging workers at or near their work place, areas of public transit, and in the community.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Passion for economic and social justice
  • Bilingual speaking ability- English and Spanish
  • Ability to engage and inspire people regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, language, class and/or experiences
  • Ability to work flexible hours and adapt to a changing schedule
  • A valid driver's license, working vehicle, and ability to drive 15 passenger van

Salary:

$15 per hour

This position is a temporary position with potential to last up to 10 weeks.

Canvassers could work up to 40 hours, but no more than 40 hours per week

To apply:

E-mail cover letter and resume with subject line "Fight For 15 Canvasser" to steve@fightfor15.org. 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 (s) will remain open until filled.

The Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of our staff.

--

Steve Rufo
Field Director- Fight For 15 Chicago
cell: [[tel:(312)%20218-7243|312-218-7243]]
email: steve@fightfor15.org

Link: http://www.idealist.org/step/discover/rss/job/view/job/Nbj42JNmdsXd/Occupational fields: Community / Political OrganizingCity: ChicagoOrganization: Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago

Campaigner (French)

Community/Political Organizing Jobs - Fri, 24/03/2017 - 5:14pm
Description: 

Posted by: Avaaz Foundation

New York, NY, US

Campaigners are at the core of the organisation's advocacy work, from research and development of global and national online campaigns, to offline stunts and campaign deliveries.

This is an exciting position at the heart of one of the most innovative and promising public organisations in the world today. It offers a unique platform from which to help develop and pursue large-scale social change efforts.

As a Campaigner, you will support and help lead the research, development, and running of campaigns on a range of national and global issues, helping to channel the time and money of our members in the most effective ways possible. This position will report to one of Avaaz's Campaign Directors.

Responsibilities

  • Monitoring world events and identifying opportunities for strong campaigns.
  • Consulting with experts and supporting the development of a strong strategy, policy, and message.
  • Drafting campaign emails and other communications.
  • Assisting Campaign Directors in organising campaign actions and logistics, from ad buys to public petition deliveries
  • Public speaking and media.
  • Publishing and editing online content. Correspondence and consultation (e.g. polling) with members.
  • Localizing and rewriting communications in other languages, depending on fluency.
  • Helping to shape the overall strategic direction of the organisation, and at times supporting other tasks of the organisation including recruitment, team building and management, and special projects.
  • Flexibility to travel on a short notice.

Qualifications

This is a challenging role that requires hard work, flexibility, good judgment, initiative and an ability to deliver results. The core competencies which any successful candidate will display are:

  • Professionalism, efficiency and results-oriented delivery on short timelines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Passion and commitment to global justice, citizen empowerment, and social change.
  • Understanding of how civic advocacy and public campaigning function.
  • Strong teamwork skills, comfortable in a highly collaborative team culture and a hierarchical team structure.
  • Enthusiasm for a wide range of global issues, and a readiness to move swiftly between them, while being able to rapidly focus in on the details of each.
  • Strong strategic thinking and campaign planning skills.
  • Tech savvy.
  • Creativity for campaign tactics and strategies.

Fluency in English and French is a requirement. Additional languages are an asset.

Location

Avaaz is a virtual organization, with most of our work done over email, telephone, and Skype. Our staff are based in cities all over the world and meet at team retreats twice per year. Avaaz covers office costs, either to establish a home office or to rent one, and we support staff to house themselves in local similar organizations when preferred. This position does not need to be based in France.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary varies with location and experience but is highly competitive with leading nongovernmental organizations. Benefits also range with location but include 5 weeks paid vacation per year.

Link: http://www.idealist.org/step/discover/rss/job/view/job/DM7972Z9tfCp/Occupational fields: Community / Political OrganizingCity: New YorkYorkOrganization: Avaaz

Director of Partnerships

Community/Political Organizing Jobs - Fri, 24/03/2017 - 4:13pm
Description: 

Posted by: Brady Campaign & Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Washington, DC, US

POSITION SUMMARY:

This senior management position will play a key role in building an external foundation to support continued growth and increased programmatic impact. This newly created position will focus on building and maintaining key external relationships, including regional development and subject matter expert council members, and key national partnerships across the public health and gun violence prevention industries. Strong organization, strategic thinking and communication skills are critical to the success of role.

The candidate will work with a dynamic team of experienced, committed individuals in a collaborative, supportive, fast-paced environment. The position is suited to someone seeking to build their career and motivated to have an impact on gun violence prevention and beyond.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and coordinate the development and support of the President's Leadership Council, five Regional Development Councils and as needed subject matter committees
  • Collaborate and work closely with the Board, President and Development Department to ensure the above committee structure is meeting needs and expectations
  • Broaden and strengthen the relationship of Brady with relevant stakeholders and explore new partnerships to support Brady's mission and expand its reach to new and relevant audiences
  • Manage and develop strategic partner relationships in support Brady's three campaigns: Finish The Job, Stop Bad Apple Gun Dealers and ASK by being the go-between with external audiences and internal departments
  • Work with Brady's Management Team to ensure Council and Committee needs are being met

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree required, Masters preferred
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of related work experience
  • Professional and dynamic presence with the ability to communicate with diverse stakeholders
  • Experience building and maintaining high-level partnerships and constituent relationships, nonprofit preferred
  • Experience with Brady Campaign subject matter (public health, policy, legal) a plus
  • Working knowledge of database and stakeholder management systems
  • Ability to coordinate diverse teams and communicate effectively
  • Demonstrated strategic communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to support the growth and evolution of a dynamic organization
  • Knowledge of and/or passion for gun violence prevention
  • Sense of humor and team oriented work ethic
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to take initiative and be accountable for decisions
  • Experience working in nonprofit governance, preferred
  • Experience in a Charitable organization, preferred
  • Business development experience, preferred

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: The Brady Campaign & Center is the leading voice for gun violence prevention in the United States, bringing together millions of Americans from across the political spectrum behind solutions that save lives. Brady is proud to play a vital role, helping to convene all of voices into a single, unified demand for change through a comprehensive public health approach with three key strategies:

  • Public health and safety education campaigns that change social norms around gun ownership
  • Legal action that holds gun manufacturers and sellers responsible for the negligent damage they do; and,
  • Policy solutions that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous
Link: http://www.idealist.org/step/discover/rss/job/view/job/np82SscgJpFP/Occupational fields: Community / Political OrganizingCity: Washington, DCOrganization: Brady Campaign & Center

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