We’re looking to add a part time Community Organizer to our AQE team.The person in this role is focused on building the base of parents and child care educators who are interested in universal child care. The organizer will work directly with leaders and members to create outreach strategies to engage the community and build political strength. A community organizer must be personable and not afraid to use traditional organizing tactics to build the organization.
The hiring process at our organization has multiple layers and steps to ensure we are hiring the folks that best fit our culture and organizational needs. Please be advised that this process may take up to two months to complete. During this time if you continue through our process, you’ll meet and speak with people from all areas of our organization.
The Alliance for Quality Education is proud to be a unionized workplace in partnership with Worker Action. This position is a bargaining unit position.
Who you are and what you’ve accomplished:
Minimum experience of volunteer or paid community, issue, or electoral organizing.
Ability and willingness to fully adopt use of Google Drive, EveryAction, Asana, VAN, Action Network, Spoke/Relay, and any other tools used by the organizations.
Superior communication skills via telephone, email, or in-person; ability to think critically and proactively and remain effective under pressure; collaborative team player as well as a self-motivated independent agent.
Basic cultural competency and a proven ability to connect and relate to people from a wide variety of diverse backgrounds.
Experience leading or managing volunteers or large groups of unpaid staff
Willingness to collaborate with team, staff, leaders, and cross-departments or organizations on local goals and plans. Being able to be flexible with time, and shifting priorities. With guidance from the supervisor and coordination with other organizers in the area, taking initiative on tasks and projects, and being able to manage their own time.
Ability to travel, including having a reliable car and valid driver’s license
What you’ll do and the impact you’ll make:
Outreach and Recruitment – Create an outreach and recruitment plan of parents and child care educators for committee meetings, mobilization efforts, and campaign tactics. Use organizing tactics such as phone banking, text banking, and canvassing in order to build and grow a capital region committee.
Administrative – Work with the Operations Coordinator to manage the chapter’s VAN requirements such as updating VAN with weekly one-on-ones, volunteer activities, and volunteer profile. Work with the Data Coordinator to create recruitment phone banks and canvass lists.
Legislative – Work with the team members and coalition partners to create outreach strategies based on the legislative campaign during the planning phase and support committee management and engagement (rallies, lobby visits, etc.) during legislative sessions. Organizer will be supported on all of these activities by the Policy Director and Campaigns Director.
Any other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
Working collaboratively in an organization at the forefront of building power across NYS
100% paid employee monthly medical and vision premiums
Access to mental health and dental plans
401(k) retirement plan
Monthly cell phone stipend
12 organization-paid holidays, generous vacation
Biannual statewide staff meetings
Salary: $51,188-$55,125, depending on experience.
In-person participation in meetings and events may be required at different locations.Periodic travel across New York State is required. Travel may be required outside of New York State. Travel may include multiple day trips and over weekends.
Please note, all benefits are subject to change.
Alliance for Quality Education and The Public Policy and Education Fund are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. We are looking for the most passionate people who want to join our team. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants may be entitled to reasonable accommodations under the terms of the ADA and state/local laws. Please let us know if you need assistance participating in the interview process.
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