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Change Corps Organizer

Posted on: April 18, 2017

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Job description

WE WANT CHANGE. A more equal and democratic America. A greener America that doesn’t let ideology blind us to science. One that respects our freedom as individuals while realizing that we’re all in this together. Yet, too often we see change stuck on so many of the issues that we care about. That’s where Change Corps comes in.

Change Corps is a paid, one-year, full-immersion training program in grassroots organizing. When Change Corpsorganizers complete their training, they know how to organize people to get change unstuck on the issues they’re passionate about, and will have an opportunity to become part of a wave of new organizers who will keep pushing and prodding our country forward for years to come.

What will you work on?

Organizers receive eight weeks of classroom training and spend most of the year gaining hands-on field experience working to make a difference on issues like women’s rights, gun violence, immigration reform, voting rights, and money in politics. Organizers will work on three to five different campaigns throughout the year in cities across the country, providing critical field support for partner groups leading the charge on these issues and many more. This past year, our campaign partners included the National Education Association, MoveOn, and Everytown for Gun Safety.

Training

You’ll learn the skills necessary to plan town hall meetings, build and work with coalitions united for a common cause, set up and speak at press conferences, recruit and train volunteers, collect petitions, direct a canvass office, and much more. You’ll learn how to mobilize a community toward a common goal and build the kind of support and grassroots action that persuades decision-makers to stop obstructing change and embrace it instead. And you’ll learn these skills from people like Bill McKibben author and renowned environmental activist, Van Jones of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and former host of CNN’s Crossfire, Justin Ruben of MoveOn, and Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood.

Salary and benefits

The target annual compensation for this position is $25,500. We also offer an excellent training program, a competitive benefits package, and have opportunities for advancement.

Qualifications

Does social change get you fired up? We’re looking for:

• Young leaders who are ready to take on some of the biggest challenges of our day.

• Bright, talented, passionate people with a strong work ethic.

• Problem solvers who don’t just see problems but envision creative solutions.

• A strong commitment to working toward goals and getting results.

• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

Learn more

Find out more information at www.changecorps.org

How to apply

Apply online at http://changecorps.org/apply. Immediate Start Positions Available.

Change Corps is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to a diverse workplace and a diverse movement. We will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

Things to know when you apply

Change Corps is part of The Public Interest Network — a group of organizations that share a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to making positive change. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.

Locations

Oakland, CA
San Franscisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
Denver, CO
Boulder, CO
Madison, WI
Chicago, IL
Pittsburgh, PA
Charlotte, NC
Raleigh, NC
Chapel Hill, NC
Nashville, TN

Details

Employer
Change Corps

Job category
Advocacy

Employment type
Full Time

Experience
0+ years

Compensation
$26,000

Start date
August 7, 2017

Apply by August 31, 2017