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Campaign Manager

Reclaim the Block

Short-term

Posted: 07/17/2020

Application Deadline:

Location:

Minneapolis,
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Neighborhood Organizer

Reclaim the Block

Short-term

Posted: 07/17/2020

Application Deadline:

Location:

Minneapolis,

Reclaim the Block seeks to add capacity to our team with a handful of new positions. These roles will support our two current campaigns: to #DefundPolice through the Minneapolis City budget process, and to #ChangeTheCharter through a ballot vote this November that would allow us to begin the process of transitioning away from the Minneapolis Police Department. 

Our anchor organization, Black Visions, simultaneously seeks to hire for additional positions; see this document for those descriptions and more information. 



The positions are short-term and include full benefits, with an expected start date in early August and an end date of December 31. We’re asking for applications by July 24th.

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Coalition Organizer

Reclaim the Block

Short-term

Posted: 07/17/2020

Application Deadline:

Location:

Minneapolis,

Reclaim the Block seeks to add capacity to our team with a handful of new positions. These roles will support our two current campaigns: to #DefundPolice through the Minneapolis City budget process, and to #ChangeTheCharter through a ballot vote this November that would allow us to begin the process of transitioning away from the Minneapolis Police Department. 

Our anchor organization, Black Visions, simultaneously seeks to hire for additional positions; see this document for those descriptions and more information. 

The positions are short-term and include full benefits, with an expected start date in early August and an end date of December 31. We’re asking for applications by July 24th. 

 
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Digital Communications Organizer

Reclaim the Block

Short-term

Posted: 07/17/2020

Application Deadline:

Location:

Minneapolis,

Reclaim the Block seeks to add capacity to our team with a handful of new positions. These roles will support our two current campaigns: to #DefundPolice through the Minneapolis City budget process, and to #ChangeTheCharter through a ballot vote this November that would allow us to begin the process of transitioning away from the Minneapolis Police Department. 

Our anchor organization, Black Visions, simultaneously seeks to hire for additional positions; see this document for those descriptions and more information. 

The positions below are short-term and include full benefits, with an expected start date in early August and an end date of December 31. We’re asking for applications by July 24th. 

 
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Farmer-Labor Solidarity Field Organizer

Wisconsin Farmers Unio

Part-Time

Posted: 06/24/2020

Application Deadline:

Location:

Remote,
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Political Director

Action Center on Race and the Economy

Full-Time

Posted: 06/22/2020

Application Deadline:

Location:

Washington,

The Action Center on Race and the Economy (ACRE) drives campaigns that seek to win structural change by directly taking on the financial elite responsible for pillaging communities of color and working-class communities and harming our environment. Through partnerships with organizations involved in local racial, economic, environmental, and educational justice campaigns, we provide strategic campaign coordination and campaign infrastructure with an explicit racial justice analysis. The Political Director will report to the Co-Directors and will work closely with other ACRE staff and with partner organizations. They will work with local and national political representatives to expand the impact of ACRE and move forward our political and legislative agenda. 

This position will be based in Washington, DC.

Job responsibilities include:

● Developing strategies and work plans to advance our political and legislative priorities

● Working with senior staff on political projects that advance the policy and political goals of the organization

● Building relationships with key allies, coalitions, organizations, candidates, and elected officials

● Providing strategic advice to senior leadership on evolving political dynamics and strategies that advance ACRE’s campaigns and political mission

● Fundraising in for ACRE’s 501(c)(4) organization

● Representing ACRE to a wide variety of political stakeholders

● Working cooperatively with other organizations, elected officials, unions, and their political/field representatives to build local and national relationships

● Driving the political components of ACRE’s campaigns, such as local legislative strategies and federal political strategies

● Working with ACRE’s research, campaign, and communications staff to advance campaigns and build local partner capacity

● Being part of ACRE’s senior staff team and contributing to strategy discussions

The ideal candidate will have:

● A strong commitment to progressive social change and racial justice, a familiarity with the issues that are central to ACRE’s work and a passion for ACRE’s vision and mission

● A sharp analysis of the role of corporate power in extracting wealth and power from communities of color within the capitalist system

● 5+ years of organizing experience

● At least 2 years in a political role within a c4 organization or a political campaign

● Strong political network and relationships among progressive leaders and organizations

● Ability to mobilize allies in issue-based and electoral coalitions

● Excellent political analysis and communications skills, written and verbal

● Familiarity with political news media

● Familiarity with Congressional legislative process

● Ability to work both independently, and as part of a collaborative leadership team

● Familiarity with the organizing landscape nationally

● Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politically sensitive and high-pressure environments

● Effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, with light supervision

● The ability to travel extensively

● A good sense of humor

The salary range for this position starts at $99,000, which includes a 10% cost of living adjustment for the Washington, DC area. The position includes excellent benefits. LGBTQ, women and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Position includes excellent benefits. Extensive travel will be required. To apply please submit your application here.

If you have any trouble with the form, please email jobs@acrecampaigns.org with the position you are applying for in the subject.

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Data Director

Maine Votes

Full-Time

Posted: 06/22/2020

Application Deadline:

Location:

Augusta,

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

Maine Votes is a state-based, 501(c)(4) convening “table” formed to build permanent advocacy and campaign infrastructure, advance progressive policies, and protect and expand voting rights. Maine Votes is an affiliate of America Votes.

Maine Voices Network is a state-based, 501(c)3 civic engagement “table” whose work is, by law, not partisan or electoral in nature. Maine Voices Network is part of the national State Voices Network.

Maine Votes and Maine Voices Network (collectively “MV/N”) serve as hubs where partners work together, particularly to leverage research, policy, organizing, civic engagement, and elections to achieve larger gains than any one group could on its own. The two tables coordinate to the extent permissible by law, including sharing staff, who serve to drive coordination among partners, increase state capacity, coordinate national and state strategies, make cutting edge data and technology accessible, mobilize funding, and create a community of innovation.

MV/N partners and staff share a vision a just, equitable and prosperous society that treats every single one of us with dignity and fairness; in which government reflects the race, class and gender diversity of our communities and is a vehicle for addressing those challenges that need to be resolved collectively, and; in which vulnerable communities are able to exercise all of their human rights without fear, discrimination, or retaliation.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Data is one of the most important and powerful ways we support grassroots organizing and social change in the states. MV/N are seeking a well-organized, self-starter for a full-time, year-round position as Data and Technology Manager. The Data and Technology Manager plays a key role in the advancement of Maine’s progressive movement. MV/N offers a range of voter and demographic data with a range of technologies to support partner programs and inform field organizing strategies. The Data and Technology Manager will lead this work at the direction of the Executive Director.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

Data Strategy and Table Support:

·         Using data, VAN, and other technologies, work with MV/N partner organizations to support the development of their field organizing and voter contact plans and make strategic recommendations on how best to use data effectively, including standards for data collection, data acquisition, and preservation.

·         Work with other table staff to lead MV/N on the production of written reports, data analysis, and coordination efforts; providing strategic, data-driven recommendations to partners on data and civic engagement technology.

·         Provide relevant materials that support collective strategy and partner programs, including the creation of target universes, list match reports, and trends/disparity analyses.

·         Provide technical assistance with the use of VAN and other technologies which includes handling partner data requests, uploading data, setting up predictive dialer phone banks, robocalls and robosurveys, supporting MiniVAN, etc.

·         Strategic planning assistance – support coalition partners through the development of campaign plans (electoral, civic engagement, voting rights, and issue campaigns), providing technical assistance, responding to programmatic requests, and participating actively in long-range strategic planning for the Maine progressive movement.

VAN & Tools Management:

·         Monitor the use of the VAN system to ensure compliance with state and national policies, including the data MOU process. Provide partner staff and volunteers training on better data hygiene and data collection practices.

·         Maintain documentation of all voter contact, turnout, and election protection data.

·         Make recommendations for additional field tools that will support the table’s strategy and partner fieldwork.

·         Provide VAN administration by managing user and security settings for table partners and their consultants

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications. Please consider applying even if you don’t meet all of them currently.

Required:

·          At least one year serving in a data role with a campaign or advocacy organization, or at least two previous cycles of field management experience.

·         Experience using VAN (Voter Activation Network)/VoteBuilder.

·         Base knowledge of how to read and understand voter, demographic, and other data sets and ability to communicate about that data to non-technical audiences.

·         Advanced proficiency in Excel.

·         A willingness and aptitude to seek out and learn new technical skills that will further the mission of the table and assist in presenting data to partners in an accessible manner.

·         Demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity and record of success working with communities of color, women, low-income people, LGBTQIA individuals, and/or other historically marginalized communities.

Nice to have but not required:

·         Experience working in coalition with partners or experience working in diverse communities.

·          Experience mentoring, managing, or training staff is preferred.

·         Experience with or knowledge of data management, database administration, reporting and analysis, and/or digital organizing tools is a plus.

·         Familiarity with SMS-based and/or relational voter contact tools.

·         Experience using SQL, along with Python, R, Julia, or any other data analysis tool.

TO APPLY:

·         Please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Tom Janenda at tjanenda@mainevotes.net.

·         To ensure your submission is properly routed, your subject line should be: ​“Data Manager Position.” ​

·         Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled; however preference will be given to resume received by May 15, 2020.  No calls please.

Location: The position is located in Maine with the ability to work remotely with regular travel or in an Augusta-based office. All staff are working fully remotely during the current COVID-19 crisis.

Compensation: ​Compensation is $55,000 – $60,000 for Manager level experience and includes a competitive benefits package, including medical insurance, retirement benefits, paid vacation, sick, and medical leave.

Maine Votes and Maine Voices Network are equal opportunity employers. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

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Asian Tenants Union Chinese Membership Organizer

CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities

Part-Time

Posted: 06/3/2020

Application Deadline:

Location:

Queens,

Founded in 1986, CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities builds the intergenerational leadership of Asian immigrant communities in New York City to fight for racial, gender and economic justice. CAAAV is looking for a part-time ATU Chinese Membership Organizer with a background in outreach, base-building, leadership development and grassroots organizing in working-class Asian communities. This position is a part-time position at 20 hours / week.

About the Position:

The ATU Chinese Membership Organizer is responsible for building and coordinating a membership base of Chinese tenants in the Queensbridge Houses and growing a new base in the Woodside and Ravenswood Houses to demand improved living conditions and stop gentrification. The Membership Organizer will be supervised by ATU’s Lead Organizer. The overall goal of the project is to develop the leadership of the tenants to join larger multiracial fights for systemic and institutional changes at NYCHA.

The ATU Chinese Membership Organizer will be focusing on:

  • Building and mobilizing our Chinese base in Western Queens, primarily in the Queensbridge Houses, through outreach and 1:1s;
  • Developing the leadership of members in Queensbridge around the fight to fully fund public housing and other emerging needs such as fighting privatization and gentrification in Long Island City through weekly and monthly meetings, with curriculum development support from the Lead Organizer;
  • Participating in organization-wide meetings, events and strategy sessions as needed.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Bilingual in Cantonese (preferred) or Mandarin – enough to engage members in organizing and political conversations – written ability a plus;
  • Strong commitment to CAAAV’s mission and movement building;
  • Strong working knowledge of issues affecting low-income, immigrant, communities of color and relevant experience working in Asian immigrant communities;
  • At least one year experience with outreach, base-building, member leadership development and organizing campaigns;
  • Ability to run workshops and trainings for members;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills; strong public speaking skills.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@caaav.org with subject heading: ATU Membership Organizer by June 14th.

CAAAV is an equal opportunity employer. Women, immigrants, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and people of color from low-income communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Due to high volume of calls, please do not call. Applicants will be notified for an interview by e-mail.

Intergenerational Leadership Development Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1986, CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities builds the leadership of Asian immigrant communities in New York City to fight for racial, gender and economic justice. CAAAV’s primary bases are the Chinatown Tenants Union, which organizes Chinese tenants in rent-stabilized housing in Chinatown and the Asian Tenants Union, which organizes Chinese, Bangladeshi and Korean tenants in public housing in Western Queens. 

CAAAV is seeking a dynamic Intergenerational Leadership Development Coordinator to manage the organization’s overall leadership development, with a specific focus on organizing and developing the leadership of youth members of our base. The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to develop political education curriculum for participants with different languages and literacy levels and to build relationships with working class Asian immigrant youth. This is a full-time position (40 hours/week) with paid overtime and benefits. The Intergenerational Leadership Development Coordinator will be supervised by CAAAV’s Executive Director.

About the Position:

The Intergenerational Leadership Development Coordinator is responsible for managing CAAAV’s leadership development and political education across our different geographic bases and across generations. This position will have a specific focus on youth organizing, outreach and relationship-building in Chinatown and Western Queens.  

The primary responsibilities of the Intergenerational Leadership Development Coordinator are:

  • Developing and implementing an organization-wide leadership development plan with the Executive Director;
  • Developing organization-wide political education and campaign skills-building curriculum for adult and youth members of CAAAV;
  • Training organizers on political education and campaign skills-building curriculum in a ‘train-the-trainers’- style for monthly and weekly membership meetings;
  • Coordinating organizers to consistently track shifting levels of member leadership and to identify and fill leadership and political education gaps;
  • Bringing Asian youth in Chinatown and western Queens into CAAAV’s bases and campaigns, through door-knocking with organizers, building relationships with schools and community organizations, 1:1s, and other creative forms of outreach;
  • Planning and facilitating CTU and ATU youth membership meetings or breakouts;
  • Facilitating the involvement of Asian youth in coalitions and campaign strategy meetings;
  • Participating in organization-wide meetings, events and strategy sessions as needed.

Qualifications:

We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship-building, have strong verbal and written communication skills, and have strong project management skills with a strong commitment to CAAAV’s mission and movement building. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Ability to develop and curriculum accessible for varying levels of literacy and across multiple languages;
  • Experience with outreach, base-building, member leadership development, and curriculum development;
  • Experience with youth and community organizing;
  • Experience managing multiple projects and an ability to manage a project with a team of staff, members and volunteers;
  • Strong commitment to CAAAV’s mission and movement building;
  • Strong working knowledge of issues affecting low-income, immigrant, communities of color and relevant experience working in Asian immigrant communities;
  • Strong commitment to multilingual, multiethnic and multiracial organizing;
  • Proficiency in Bangla, Cantonese, Korean, or Mandarin preferred, but not required;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@caaav.org with subject heading: Intergenerational Leadership Development Coordinator by April 19th, 2020.

CAAAV is an equal opportunity employer. Women, immigrants, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and people of color from low-income communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Due to high volume of calls, please do not call. Applicants will be notified for an interview by e-mail.

 

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Senior Manager of Strategic Organizing

Center for Popular Democracy

Full-Time

Posted: 05/28/2020

Application Deadline:

Location:

New York City,

Position Location: New York, Washington, DC, or other location by home office

About CPD + CPDA

The Center for Popular Democracy and CPD Action (together, CPD/A) work to promote equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. We currently work with more than 50 partner organizations in 35 states, Puerto Rico, and D.C., and build the strength and capacity of democratic people’s organizations to envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. We are a rapidly-expanding, changing organization that partners with organizations across the country to build political power and win tangible victories that improve the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, and communities of color.

About the Position

We seek an energetic, rigorous, creative and experienced Senior Manager of Strategic Organizing to join CPD/A’s Base-Building Team and support bold, transformative, power-building organizing programs at CPD/A affiliates. The priority for this role in 2020 is to ensure that a key set of grassroots, affiliated, community organizations are supported in driving long-term base-building work through civic engagement and voter participation over the course of 2020. 

This support will include:

  • Strengthening affiliates’ membership models and leadership ladders;
  • Recruiting, placing and supporting lead organizers and organizing directors;
  • Developing and sharing strong models for electoral relational organizing programs and long-term base-building through electoral fieldwork.

Primary Responsibilities 

The Senior Manager of Strategic Organizing’s primary responsibilities will include:

  • Providing intensive, sustained support to two Midwest affiliated grassroots organizations to build integrated voter engagement programs, raise required resources, staff appropriately, and take advantage of opportunities for growth and engagement in their organizations;
  • Working closely with 3-5 other affiliated grassroots organizations in strategic regions to launch strong political and organizing programs;
  • Recruiting and supporting the leadership of a next generation of leaders of these organizations through supporting leadership pipelines within the CPD/A network;
  • Engaging with CPD/A’s Civic Engagement team to center the CPD/A’s long-term base-building goals.

A strong candidate will have:

  • Significant experience as an organizer and institution-builder; 
  • Deep alignment with CPD/A’s theory of change and commitment to build strong people’s institutions; 
  • A track record of effectiveness in campaigning, electoral engagement, base-building, staff and member training and leadership development, and building and sustaining coalition and ally relationships;
  • Some experience with other activities central to building new organizing efforts such as fundraising and communications.

Job Requirements 

  • A demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice issues and understanding of challenges facing immigrant communities, communities of color, and low and moderate income people;
  • At least 8 years’ experience in progressive campaigns with community-based organizations;
  • Experience as a supervisor, developer of organizers, and institution builder;
  • Strong track record in base-building, campaigning (issue and electoral), and leadership development;
  • Ability to cultivate and work deeply with diverse organizations and partners;
  • Experience working in and organizing in immigrant communities, communities of color, and low and moderate income communities;
  • Excellent writing, training, and communication skills; 
  • Results-focused, team-oriented, organized and responsive;
  • Willingness and ability to travel regularly (3-4x month) for site visits, trainings and affiliate engagement as well as occasional internal staff meetings.

Salary and Benefits

The salary range for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. We have a generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 15 vacation days per year, 10 sick days per year, 12 paid holidays per year, and contributions to individuals’ 401K plans. 

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your cover letter and resume via our HiringThing portal: https://cpd.hiringthing.com/job/166024/senior-manager-of-strategic-organ...

CPD/A is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.

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