Change Corps seeks a dynamic leader and organizer who knows that it takes an engaged and active citizenry to make democracy work, hold big business accountable, and win real results for the public. Change Corps is a group of experienced organizers who understand that new organizers need a place to start, learn, and make their mark.
The Lead Organizer runs field campaigns for progressive issues, while also directing a group of 1-3 new organizers who 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. This person will be an integral part of our team, overseeing staff while driving forward our training program, building Change Corps’ effectiveness and visibility, strengthening our partnerships, and advancing our mission. The Lead Organizer must be geo-flexible to work in strategic campaign opportunities within the US, and will report directly to the Executive Director.
Change Corps is a field academy for new organizers. We partner with some of the nation’s top social change organizations. This spring, organizers are working with Everytown for Gun Safety to advocate for background checks and safer gun laws that will save lives. And this past fall, organizers worked with MoveOn.org to “Save the Senate” by helping to turn out voters to the polls this election and lift up candidates for the Senate who support women’s health. The Lead Organizer and the 1-3 organizers they oversee will work on 3-5 campaigns during the year, and our activists move around to where they are needed most.
That’s where you come in. We are seeking an experienced organizer and rising staff manager who is ready to go where the fight is.
- Staff management and training: You will oversee 1-3 organizers based in communities throughout the US. You’ll be responsible for providing them with the management, training, and support that they need to organize and win campaigns. You’ll travel for site visits with your staff, you‘ll organize and run in-person staff meetings and trainings, and you’ll run conference calls and have frequent phone meetings with your staff.
- Field organizing: Over the course of the year, you’ll be planning and running grassroots campaigns, organizing town hall meetings, building powerful coalitions of groups, setting up and speaking at news conferences, lobbying lawmakers, training volunteers and much more.
- Strategic planning and program development: Be part of the team that sets the organization’s agenda. You’ll identify the biggest opportunities for making social change, and work with organizers to enter communities and coalitions. You will respond to threats as they arise and also seek new opportunities for campaign development.
- Coordinate coalitions: You will work with the traditional social change community and unlikely allies to build public support to influence decision-makers.
- Communications and organizational visibility:You will work to increase the organization’s media presence and name recognition through events, news releases, and one-on-one meetings, along with improving the organization’s online presence and printed materials.
- Fundraising: You will build lasting relationships in the funder community and build resources for your work through foundations, major donors, canvassing, event planning and other grassroots fundraising opportunities.
The ideal candidate is passionate about community organizing and movement building and has a track record of accomplishment. Candidates must have at least one year of organizing experience, including community organizing, campus organizing, campaign coordination, social change advocacy, or coalition building.
Compensation and Benefits:
Pay for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. Change Corps offers a competitive benefits package. Eligible staff receive health insurance, paid holidays, sick days, vacation days, and the opportunity to enroll in our college loan assistance and 401(k) programs. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
We'll carefully consider your application and if we think you're a good fit, we'll be in touch.
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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, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.