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Lead Organizer

Make the Road Connecticut

Full-Time

Posted: 03/27/2023

Location:

Hartford, Connecticut

Make the Road Connecticut is a statewide organization that builds the power of immigrants and low-income Latinx in Hartford and Bridgeport to achieve dignity and justice. We do this by community organizing, legal and survival services, transformative education, and policy innovation. We tackle the issues that directly impact our communities of color: immigration reform, economic justice, education equity, womxn’s justice and youth justice. Make the Road Connecticut is a project of Make the Road States Inc.

 

Make the Road Action (MRA), a 501(c)(4) organization is committed to building power for justice in immigrant and low-income working-class communities of color. MRA operates in five states - New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. We work to create social change, connect voters to the candidates and issues that are most important to them, and work hands-on in a fast-paced environment to create long-term impact in the communities that need it most.

 

Key Responsibilities but not limited to:

  • Coordinate, engage and implement campaigns through planning, action research, coordinating campaign events, press work, policy research and alliance work.

  • Work closely with Organizing Director to meet campaign goals (local, state and support federal campaigns)

  • Re-introduce and lead membership drives Hartford 

  • Supervise team of field organizers

  • Weekly check-ins with organizers to provide support, feedback and move work forward

  • Support organizers to win campaigns

  • Shadow organizers through 1-1s to give real time feedback.

  • Hold organizers accountable meeting their goals and developing leaders

  • Create open and inclusive dialogue with organizers

  • Train and support any new staff by keeping centralized material or content up to date and accessible to the organization.

  • Represent the organization at some external meetings, coalition tables, and conferences. 

  • Engage multiple stakeholders including youth leaders, elected officials, funders and organizational leaders in the social justice field. 

  • Build, lead or participate in coalition tables that deal with issues that directly impact MRCT members. 

  • Lead and support in data collecting and holding the organizing team accountable.

  • Prepare and Facilitate Organizing Team Meetings. 

  • Attend regular meetings with staff. Staff meetings, membership assemblies, staff retreats, committee meetings, etc.

Requirements:

  • Eligible to work in the US 

  • Required to be fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine prior to employment at MRCT/MRStates.

  • Have a minimum of an Associate Degree or Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

  • Community Organizing or Labor Organizing equivalent experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, community organizing, leadership development and the elevation of directly impacted and marginalized people to create change 

  • Bilingual: English-Spanish (written and verbally) is desired.

  • At least five years of experience in community, labor, or other relevant organizing fields and supervisory experience preferred. 

  • Experience in leading and winning issue campaigns or other related campaign experience. 

  • A car and driver’s license is required. 

  • Ability to manage simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment at a growing organization. 

  • Ability to travel between Hartford and Bridgeport on a regular basis.

  • Be open to working evenings and weekends.

  • Required to work from home and satellite offices as needed. 

Job Competencies:

  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills and strong attention to detail

  • Be highly professional and team oriented with a passion for excellence and eagerness to help the department meet our goals.

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and complete assignments under strict deadlines with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.

  • Ability to work under pressure required.

  • Have a working knowledge of spreadsheets, Microsoft Office suite, and using a database (ideally Salesforce) to run reports.

  • Flexible work schedule, some evenings or weekends required

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • High level of accountability and initiative; needs to be a self-starter and eager to do team work to support the organization as a whole

Salary and Benefits:

Starting salary is based on a scale set by a democratically-elected personnel committee and will depend on factors such as experience and education. MRStates offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, 401K, and generous paid vacation, sick, personal days. The salary range for this position is from $64,256 to $76,213.

 

How to Apply:

Please attach cover letter/resume and submit all documents to the Make the Road New States career center.

 

MRStates is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse staff. Women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, disability or marital status.

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Flowers for the Frontline

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Celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth w/ powerful women organizing on the frontlines w/ Faith in Action! Tune in to Flowers for the Frontlines, Friday, March 24th at 2 p.m. ET to hear from Rev. Nicole Barnes, Toni McNeil, Nanci Palacios, Tamika Greer, and more. 

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Field Manager

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy:

Full-Time

Posted: 03/21/2023

Location:

Remote, District of Columbia

Are you a progressive advocate who wants to help move more money to social justice movements? Are you comfortable with inside/outside strategies, engaging in persuasive lobbying or organizing a protest – and know which tactics to use when? Would colleagues describe you as a creative problem solver, collaborator, and results-driven doer? If so, this is the role for you!  

About the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy: NCRP works with movement groups to advocate for philanthropy that serves the public interest, functions with the highest standards of integrity and openness, and is held accountable to communities with the least wealth and opportunity. We seek to move more and better resources to frontline organizations fighting for immigrant justice, Black lives and liberation, climate justice, reproductive access, gender justice and more. Founded in 1976, NCRP is a nimble, mission-driven nonprofit that punches well above its weight in impact and influence. Learn more: https://www.ncrp.org/ 

Position Description: The Field Manager collaborates closely with the Field Director to implement sector-wide advocacy strategies and take on special field-based projects that complement existing work and/or further NCRP’s mission and goals.



Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement funder accountability advocacy tools and initiatives.
  • Project manage the creation of field tools/content that operationalize accountabilityefforts that push funders to build, share and wield power in allyship with social justice movements.
  • Play leadership roles and/or participate in coalitional campaigns with external partners aligned with these standards.
  • Work across departments to integrate the building/sharing/wielding power framework into NCRP existing campaigns and narrative change efforts.



Strengthen NCRP’s strategic presence in and knowledge of the philanthropic sector, advancing NCRP values externally and supporting internal analysis.

  • Serve as a key set of “eyes and ears,” gathering intel relevant to our theory of change and member issue areas by attending philanthropy conferences, serving as NCRP’s representative in select coalitions and cohorts.
  • Coordinate closely with the External Affairs division to ensure information sharing and alignment on NCRP’s broader presence in the sector.
  • Work closely with NCRP membership staff and non-profit members to provide technical assistance in the form of ongoing consultation, landscape analysis and strategic insights into sector trends and major players.



Vet and lead responsive funder accountability and rapid response opportunities.

  • Field external calls with and give guidance to advocates pushing to move power and resources from philanthropy to the grassroots, exploring and vetting opportunities for potential partnership.
  • Take the lead on crafting field strategy and project managing responsive opportunities, including ensuring close alignment between NCRP departments and divisions.
  • Assist in other departmental efforts as needed.
  • Back up the Field Director, senior leadership and other Field staff in rapid response and external partner relationships.
  • Support NCRP events outreach, planning and documentation.
  • Contribute to NCRP’s organizational success by keeping up with required administrative tasks such as timesheets, expense reports and database entry.



Qualifications

  • A minimum of five years providing strategic leadership on issue advocacy or accountability campaigns.
  • Experience working in and managing coalitions, including creating new short or long-term spaces to build consensus around and advance shared demands.
  • A demonstrated commitment to NCRP’s values.
  • Success at identifying and leveraging opportunities to advance organizational mission.
  • Ability to juggle project management of multiple initiatives, prioritizing based on
  • potential for impact, external context, and internal alignment and capacity.
  • Experience with and understanding of the philanthropic sector a strong plus.

The position offers an annual base salary of $65,000 to $85,000 depending on experience. NCRP also offers an exceptionally generous benefits package including 100% employer-paid healthcare and a no match required employer retirement contribution. To apply, please upload a cover letter and resume by April 14, 2023 (expected start date is May/June).

 

NCRP is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ-identified candidates to apply. NCRP will provide, excepting any undue hardship, reasonable accommodation, on request, for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  Some travel, as well as work on weekends and evenings, to attend conferences and meet with philanthropic and movement groups is required for this position.

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Administrative Coordinator

Alabama Forward

Full-Time

Posted: 03/14/2023

Location:

Remote, Alabama

Alabama Forward is seeking a full-time Administrative Coordinator

To begin immediately. Candidates must be based in Alabama, preferably in Montgomery. We encourage applications from people with a wide range of career backgrounds, including business administration, executive administration, and development/fundraising.

About Us

Alabama Forward is a statewide civic engagement network committed to bringing together nonpartisan organizations to work together in building power around progressive civic issues and movement towards greater freedom. We aim to civically engage 1 million Alabamians by 2031.

Role and Responsibilities

Alabama Forward has a robust need and opportunity for a passionate administrative professional to support internal operations of the organization and increase overall staff capacity and productivity.

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, Development Director, and Table Leadership Team, the Administrative Coordinator will support internal operations of the organization by managing administrative tasks primarily related to executive support, fundraising and development, and financial systems management.

The work of defending and expanding democracy in the South has long been overlooked - we are seeking a passionate individual to help expand Alabama Forward’s capacity to support the Table network in continuing this work and increasing the combined impact of these efforts.

Principal Responsibilities for the Administrative Coordinator include:

Administrative Support

  • Provides executive assistant-level support to the Executive Director
  • Manages Table office and coworking spaces
  • Monitors Table post office box
  • Manages and routes correspondence received via Info and program-specific email accounts
  • Manages Table's financial processes (accounting, bookkeeping, managing relationship with CPA vendor with Deputy Director)
  • Provides financial reporting support to Development Director
  • Develops financial reports for Board meetings and annual report
  • Manages vendor relationships and accounts
  • Maintain financial operational integrity
  • Manage ongoing financial operations
  • Maintains events calendar on Shake the Field website

Development Support

  • Supports funding research efforts and the development of all grant proposals, reports and check-ins
  • Provides administrative support to Development Director as needed

Qualifications

  • A commitment to racial and gender equity and a passion for protecting and expanding democracy across the state of Alabama
  • Energy for managing the administrative functions of a new and growing organization, in support of our 10, 30 and 50 year vision
  • Experience building and maintaining meaningful relationships
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Minimum 3-5 years progressively responsible experience in administrative management
  • Minimum 2-3 years experience with nonprofit development activities, such as grants management and other fundraising efforts
  • Experience in communications across varied audiences, including donors, advocates, and diverse communities (particularly in communities of color), preferred
  • Flexibility in managing multiple activities to get the job done - we are a small team with audacious goals

Compensation

  • Compensation will be $55,000-$60,000 and includes a full benefits package. Benefits for eligible Alabama Forward employees include but are not limited to: 100% employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) savings plan with employer match, a flexible work schedule, and paid vacation, leave, sick, and parental leave.
  • Alongside financial compensation, Alabama forward is committed to providing consistent professional development opportunities for all staff.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to info@alforward.org with subject, “Administrative Coordinator”, by COB Friday, March 31 2023.

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Data Director

Alabama Forward

Full-Time

Posted: 03/14/2023

Location:

Remote, Alabama

Alabama Forward is seeking a full-time Data Director

To begin immediately. We are open to Alabama-based and virtual candidates. We encourage applications from people with a wide range of career backgrounds, including data science, organizing, and equity work.

About Us

Alabama Forward is a statewide civic engagement network committed to bringing together nonpartisan organizations to work together in building power around progressive civic issues and movement towards greater freedom. We aim to civically engage 1 million Alabamians by 2031.

Role and Responsibilities

Alabama Forward has a robust need and opportunity for a passionate professional to envision and manifest our internal data infrastructure and support our member organizations in the expansion of their own organizational data capacity, ensuring effective and efficient data processes across the Table network in the immediate and long term. As Alabama Forward’s inaugural full-time Data Director, this person will play a critical role in shaping data-related strategy, systems, and outcomes.

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director and Table Leadership Team, the Data Director will spearhead strategic planning to achieve Alabama Forward’s annual outreach plans and long-term vision for the state. To achieve this, we are seeking a Data Director who will both strengthen the Table’s current data infrastructure, making adjustments to existing systems as necessary, and will also work with Table member organizations to do the same.

The work of defending and expanding democracy in the South has long been overlooked - we are seeking a passionate individual to help expand the Table network’s capacity to quantify the work being done and progress being made in Alabama and identify areas where efforts should be focused.

Our team is small but mighty, and this person will be leading and managing all data responsibilities as the Data Team continues to be built out.

Principal Responsibilities for the Data Director include:

  • Oversee VAN Administration for member organizations and their consultants. This includes managing user and security settings, providing technical assistance, and monitoring the use of the system to ensure compliance with state and national policies.
  • Identify outside data sources to supplement the data in VAN, such as voting history, polling locations, early voting sites, etc.
  • Identify alternatives to VAN and/or supplemental software in preparation for changes to sector reliance on NPG VAN products.
  • Conducting timely and relevant analysis of data, and fielding specialized requests from members about election data, Census data, etc. to assist them in taking a data-driven approach to their issue and advocacy work.
  • Function as part of the State Voices national data team to build and maintain the shared state and national data infrastructure necessary to support Table program work. This includes, but is not limited to, required weekly data calls, required biweekly calls with respective Deputy Director of Data & Technology, required convening attendance, etc.
  • Work across organizational departments to produce content that translates data findings into pieces that can be used in community-based outreach efforts.
  • Identify and champion opportunities to conduct tests and experiments; assist Table staff, members, and partners in facilitating and executing experiments.
  • Develop quality control processes to ensure data integrity.
  • Seek out new tools and applications to enhance the work of the Table and member organizations.
  • Be actively engaged in, and provide input and feedback on, the annual Table and state infrastructure planning processes.
  • Develop and provide strategic guidance on grant proposals.
  • Manage the Table Data Team staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • A commitment to racial and gender equity and a passion for protecting and expanding democracy across the state of Alabama
  • Energy for building out and executing on a vision for data strategy across the Table network that will facilitate our 10, 30 and 50 year vision
  • One year or more of experience using VAN as an Administrator
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive
    • Advanced proficiency in Excel a plus
  • Experience managing relationships with vendors and partners
  • Ability to work well under pressure, while maintaining a high level of detail orientation and meeting deadlines
  • Familiarity with other online electoral/advocacy tools and constituent relationship management tools
  • Experience manipulating large data sets
  • Experience drafting or editing field plans
  • Sound judgment and critical thinking skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to translate technical instructions into easy-to-follow language for non-technical audiences 
  • Ability to work with a broad range of people possessing different skill levels
  • Must be able to work professionally and communicate effectively with staff at all levels of the organization as well as members, partners, external contacts, constituents, and vendors
  • Experience working in coalition with partners, or experience working in diverse communities, particularly in communities of color
  • 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
  • Experience building and maintaining meaningful relationships
  • Diplomatic and professional approach to problem solving
  • Must be organized and able to adapt to rapidly evolving priorities and deadlines
  • Flexibility in managing multiple activities to get the job done - we are a small team with audacious goals
  • Commitment to approaching the work in an inclusive and empathetic way
  • Experience managing staff is a plus
  • Experience working on budgets and/or grant proposals is a plus
  • Knowledge of software for mapping (ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.), reporting (Periscope, Tableau, etc.), and data management (Access, SQL, etc.) is a plus

Compensation

  • Compensation will be $65,000-$72,000, plus a full benefits package. Benefits for eligible Alabama Forward employees include but are not limited to: 100 % employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) savings plan with employer match, a flexible work schedule, and paid vacation, leave, sick, and parental leave.
  •  Alongside financial compensation, Alabama forward is committed to providing consistent professional development opportunities for all staff.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to info@alforward.org with subject, “Data Director”, by COB Friday, April 14 2023.

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Shake the Field Digital Organizer

Alabama Forward

Part-Time, Contract

Posted: 03/14/2023

Location:

Remote, Alabama

Alabama Forward is seeking a Shake the Field Digital Organizer (part-time, contract position)

To begin immediately. Due to the community-centric nature of this role, primary Alabama residency is strongly preferred. Out-of-state candidates with strong personal ties to Alabama will also be considered. We encourage applications from people with a wide range of career backgrounds, including social media management, organizing, community outreach, and equity work.

About Us

Alabama Forward is a statewide civic engagement network committed to bringing together nonpartisan organizations to work together in building power around progressive civic issues and movement towards greater freedom. We aim to civically engage 1 million Alabamians by 2031.

Role and Responsibilities

Alabama Forward has a robust need and opportunity for a passionate digital organizing professional to support digital community education and outreach efforts housed primarily under the Shake the Field program umbrella.

Reporting to and in partnership with the Deputy Director and other Alabama Forward staff as appropriate, the Shake the Field Digital Organizer will support content development and outreach strategy as it relates to Alabama Forward’s digital civic engagement education and outreach efforts. To achieve this, we are seeking a Shake the Field Digital Organizer who will both strengthen the Table’s current overall outreach capacity and expand the organization’s presence across multiple outlets, including social media and email.

The work of defending and expanding democracy in the South has long been overlooked - we are seeking a passionate individual to help expand the Table network’s capacity to bring more young Alabamians into spaces that nurture their gifts and passions, while motivating them to become more civically engaged in their communities.

Principal Responsibilities for the Shake the Field Digital Organizer include:

  • Produce and manage content for social media, email, and text campaigns in collaboration with the Deputy Director, Communications & Creative Director, and other Shake the Field team members
  • Develop and implement strategies that continuously grown the Shake the Field base of through digital advertising, organic social media, texting, and other digital tools
  • Keep up to date on trends regarding content optimization strategies, tools, and tactics
  • Collaborate with the Communications & Creative Director to identify and collect compelling stories and information from across the Table network
  • Collaborate with the Communications & Creative Director in executing earned media events, creating visuals, social media posts, and other forms of content to highlight the work of the Table, its members and partners, and Shake the Field affiliates such as the STF Ambassadors

Qualifications

  • A commitment to racial and gender equity and a passion for protecting and expanding democracy across the state of Alabama
  • Two years or more of experience in organizing, community outreach, social media management, or a closely related field
  • 2 or more years of experience using a various digital organizing tools, such as CRMs (ActionNetwork, EveryAction, NationBuilder), texting tools (Hustle, ThruText, Strive, Spoke), relational organizing tools (OutreachCircle, Reach, Team), online advocacy tools (New/Mode, Phone2Action), and story collection tools (Soapboxx, Flipgrid).
  • Proven skills engaging with a social media audience on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tik-Tok to generate engagement and mobilization around issue advocacy work
  • Experience managing Facebook Ads, Google Ads, and other paid digital programs
  • Experience using social media listening, scheduling, and analytics tools to inform creative decisions and processes
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive
  • Experience managing relationships with vendors and partners
  • Ability to work well under pressure, while maintaining a high level of detail orientation and meeting deadlines
  • Sound judgment and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work with a broad range of people possessing different skill and knowledge levels
  • Must be able to work professionally and communicate effectively with staff at all levels of the organization as well as members, partners, external contacts, constituents, and vendors

Compensation and Schedule

  • Compensation will be $3,333/month
  • A work plan and regular weekly work schedule will be developed by the Alabama Forward Deputy Director and new Shake the Field Digital Organizer once hired. Schedule is flexible, but will be based on a total of 100 work hours per month.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to info@alforward.org with subject, “Shake the Field Digital Organizer”, by COB Friday, March 31 2023.

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RFP: Build the Block Party Curriculum Production Manager

Alabama Forward

Request for Proposal

Posted: 03/14/2023

Location:

Remote, Alabama

Alabama Forward is developing a popular education style public policy and civic engagement curriculum series called Build the Block Party. This curriculum series will be distributed through Alabama Forward’s Shake the Field branded platforms and initiatives. To produce the first iteration of this series, we seek to work with an experienced writer, editor, and project manager to lead a collaborative production process involving Alabama Forward members, staff, and Liberation Lab participants.

 

Purpose

This curriculum is designed to explain connections between lived experiences and community level institutions that our audience members are likely to value, public finance, and the relevant public policies that shape those experiences and institutions. Ultimately, this Build the Block Party content will be engaged by members of our target audiences interested in high quality content that is both well researched, entertaining, educational, and easily shareable.

 

Target Audiences

The target audiences for this curriculum and its associated multimedia content are:

  1. 18-49 year old Alabamians who are nonwhite, LGBTQ+, immigrants, students, and/or emerging from financial struggle and
  2. The field workers, organizers, and volunteers within the Alabama Forward network seeking to directly engage these 18-49 year old community members.

 

Production Process

The Build the Block Party production process will reflect the principles of popular education and participatory democracy. We will collaborate with our target audiences and Alabama Forward member groups throughout the production as co-creators, focus group members, and advisors. While we could pay some sort of public relations consultant firm to produce all of the content, that process would not build leadership or capacity within our member group networks and the communities we serve. We need the people we are hoping to communicate with deeply involved in building the blocks of content. Ideally, those same people will be involved in the organizing, education, training, community service, and activism needed to actually build the fabric of their communities, block by block. We certainly hope the content inspires our learning communities and target audience members to do the same.

Current Status of our Curriculum Production Process

 

Current Task Objectives

Our task now is to further translate our current cache of written content and additional research into a format that features idioms, dialects, metaphors, images, and examples most relevant to our target audiences. Ideally, each policy area will feature a summary primer translated into a style most accessible to Alabama’s public high school juniors, i.e. written at an 11th grade reading level. We will then further develop that foundational document into a variety of media content including:

  • Social media posts
  • Short talking head videos
  • Extended interviews
  • Photography posts
  • Short scripted videos using humor or drama
  • Original music and poetry

Project Manager Responsibilities 

  • Editing, Research, and Writing 
    • Edit current content and produce original research and written content. 
    • Work with Alabama Forward’s Creative and Communications Director to source multimedia content ideas from learning.
    • Further refine the Build the Block Party content production process.
  • Niche Community Engagement 
    • Build a robust network of K-12 and post-secondary staff willing to collaborate as advisors and volunteers in development and distribution of curriculum.
    • Build, manage, and document collaboration with a network of 16-49 year old Build the Block Party content co-creators identified by Alabama Forward member groups.
    • Facilitate meetings with learning communities and focus groups to review content and incorporate feedback.
  • Administrate Formal Structuring of Content
    • Work with legal services to monitor application for related trade marks, common copyrights, and other legal protections.
  • Internal Communications with Alabama Forward Staff
    • Provide status reports directly to Alabama Forward’s Deputy Director at least once a week. 
    • Participate in team meetings with Alabama Forward staff related to Shake the Field content and activities.
    • Work closely with Creative and Communications Director to ensure consistency of formatting and visual design across Alabama Forward/Shake the Field platforms.

Timeline 

  • Month 1 - Begin familiarization with content. Conduct initial outreach with Alabama Forward member groups and Liberation Lab participants (i.e. learning community members). Build list of contacts and present finalized Phase 1 production plan. Begin editing content and producing original research/writing as needed.
  • Month 2-3 - Deepen engagement of learning communities via focus group meetings and 1:1 interactions. Incorporate feedback into documents. Work with Creative and Communications Director to publish initial cache of BTBP resources in private Alabama Forward member spaces. Begin building list of K-12 and post-secondary contacts. Begin fielding ideas for multimedia production from learning community members. Continue editing content and producing original research/writing as needed. Initiate exploratory investigation regarding licensing, legal protections, bundling of content for use by educational institutions.
  • Month 4-5 - In collaboration with our learning community members, further refine written materials. Begin managing the process of producing multimedia content ideas with full involvement of learning community members. Provide updates on progress to Alabama Forward members and education community members more broadly. Begin publishing BTBP content online via Shake the Field Instagram, Facebook, and website platforms. Evaluate and incorporate feedback. Continue editing content and producing original research/writing as needed. Manage printing and distribution of content for unveiling during Now or Never Democracy event.
  • Month 6-7 - Continue building list of K-12 and post secondary contacts. Complete remaining multimedia production. Expand distribution of BTBP content onto YouTube, TikTok. Continue to engage with learning community members and incorporate feedback. Continue editing content and producing original research/writing as needed. Develop printed and bound versions of content.
  • Month 8-9 - Reach out to K-12 and post-secondary contacts during summer and fall season to pitch licensing of content. Continue to engage with learning community members and incorporate feedback. Continue editing content and producing original research/writing as needed. Observe analytics and refine promotional strategy.

Submitting a Proposal

Please prepare a proposal that includes the following information and requested materials:

  • Summary of motivation for taking interest in the project (200-250 words)
  • Assessment of the written materials we have produced to date and our intended content production process ( 300-350 words)
    • What is required to take what we have and create what we want?
    • How have you worked collaboratively in the past to translate content to wider audiences?
    • How do the goals of our content production process intersect with your own goals?
    • How can the policy materials we currently have in our Build the Block outline be translated for a wider audience?
  • Narrative description of how you would approach moving from the written content we have to the first iteration of the content we want to create (750-1000 words)
    • Timeline ■ How much time would you allocate for their various phases?
      • How would you lay out the proposed timeline over the months remaining in this calendar year?
      • Would you deviate or tim from the general timeline outlined in the RFP? If so, how?
  • Milestones for each phase of project and deliverable related to that milestone
    • Once this phase of the project has been completed, what deliverable item would have been produced?
    • How do we evaluate that item?
    • How do we develop that phase of the production process?
  • Proposed budget that features estimations of costs associated with the project including (as many words as needed)
    • hourly rate or total salary for the Project Manager 
    • fees for tools
    • fees for relevant subcontractors

***If you can conceive of more than one budget/timeline option, feel free to present more than one option (this is what 20 vs. 40 hours per month looks like vs. 160 hours per month).***

  • Resume + two references who can speak to candidates professional services
  • Feel free to include appendix containing no more than 3 examples of prior work products that would be relevant to our consideration.

Proposals should be submitted via email to info@alforward.org by EOD Friday, April 14th. Please include “Build the Block Party Curriculum Production Manager” in the subject line of your email.

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Revitalizing Civic Engagement through Collaborative Governance: Success Stories From Around the United States

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With democracy under threat and deepening distrust of democratic institutions, collaborative governance—or “co-governance”—offers an opportunity to create new forms of civic power by creating authentic pathways for different people to enter into policymaking, making it more representative of, and responsive to, the greater public.

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Outreach & Engagement Manager (FL)

Common Cause

Full-Time

Posted: 03/2/2023

Location:

Remote, Florida

Position: Outreach & Engagement Manager (FL)

Location: Remote, based in Florida

Start Date: Immediate

Reports to: Program Director Florida

This is a full-time role.

 

Essential Functions: The Outreach and Engagement Manager works in collaboration with the Florida Director and national staff in a multifaceted role. Primary functions include the development, management and implementation of Common Cause Florida’s digital organizing and community and member engagement strategies. This position offers a significant opportunity to expand the reach and influence of the organization.

 

Responsibilities:

Program Leadership

●      Collaborate with the Director to develop and execute strategies aimed at advancing a more inclusive, representative, open, and accountable democracy.

●      Assist in the development and implementation of campaigns to advance and win reforms.

●      Represent Common Cause Florida coalition meetings, speaking to community groups, and other forums for increasing grassroots activism.

 

Community and Member Engagement

●      Develop and implement outreach to members, supporters and partners, to build their connection to Common Cause and provide the tools they need to take action and stand up for our democracy.

●      Support implementation of the Florida Election Protection program for the 2024 cycle, including recruitment and training of volunteers.

●      Represent Common Cause Florida in civic education and outreach activities.

●      Conduct member and community events and meetings.

●      Assist in developing materials (factsheets, blogs, emails, graphics, etc.) to inform and educate our members and the public.

●      Stay abreast of legislative and organizational developments across constituencies (i.e., know what’s going on across the issues we care about and know which ones are most important to historically disenfranchised communities in Florida).

 

Digital Organizing

●      Working with the Director, develop, implement, and manage the organization’s digital organizing, website and social media approach.

●      Ensure that all social media channels remain responsive, collaborative, and engaging.

●      Create original content for social media platforms (including original text, images, and video) that garners high engagement and represents the voice of Common Cause.

●      Propose, draft, edit, and send high-quality emails to Common Cause Florida’s 45,000+ online supporters to engage members, raise money, and build grassroots power.

●      Publish, edit, and update website pages and blog posts, ensuring the website content is accurate and up to date.

●      Successfully execute live streaming events on social media (e.g., Facebook Live, Instagram, LinkedIn Live).

●      Identify and engage in trending topics and social media moments relevant to our mission with the goal of reaching new audiences and being a part of the conversation.

●      Identify high-impact opportunities to increase the visibility of Common Cause, our programs and campaigns, and our advocacy work.

●      Create toolkits to make it easy for internal and external stakeholders to amplify content.

●      Evaluate new media channels and establish a presence on any deemed worthy.

●      Work with the national digital team to send action alerts, membership updates, and fundraising appeals to our members and supporters.

 

Qualifications:

Education and Technical Skills

●      Three to five years of relevant experience.

●      Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferably in public policy, journalism, marketing, or another related field.

●      Hands-on knowledge using social media platforms in a professional setting and the ability to identify and deploy new platforms as needed.

●      Experience working in or demonstrated ability to understand WordPress and other digital tools.

●      Ability to design simple graphics (with Illustrator, Canva, Adobe Spark).

●      Demonstrated ability for clear, concise, and persuasive writing.

 

General Competencies

●      Demonstrated dedication to Common Cause’s mission of upholding the core values of democracy both nationally and in Florida.

●      Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, manage competing priorities, and work independently as part of a team.

●      Flexible, detail-oriented, and able to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple competing priorities.

●      Must maintain a high level of professionalism, honesty, and reliability.

●      Experience working with many kinds of people and a working knowledge of the dynamics of power, privilege, and bias.

●      Vision, creativity, enthusiasm, and excellent interpersonal skills.

●      Able to work a flexible schedule with evening and some weekend availability.

 

Preferred Qualifications

●      Ability to read, write and speak Spanish is strongly preferred, but not required.

●      Familiarity with Florida state and local politics and government a plus.

 

Salary Range: $57,000-$64,000

Classification: This position is included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit and specific employment terms and conditions are subject to collective bargaining negotiations. 

To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to hr@commoncause.org and include Outreach & Engagement Manager (FL) in the subject line. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Covid-19 vaccines are required, except where prohibited by law. Reasonable accommodations will be provided when required by law.

Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants of any race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, income class, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, or marital status, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated.

 

About Common Cause

Common Cause (501(c)(4)) and Common Cause Education Fund (501(c)(3)) are nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots affiliate organizations dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Common Cause has more than 1.5 million members (about the population of New Hampshire) and supporters living in every Congressional district in the United States, and offices in 30 states around the country.

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