Student Action is hiring a part-time Digital Organizing Fellow to build and lead a digital organizing team for our Free Higher Education for All national campaign.
The fellow’s main responsibility will be to build, train and manage a team of leaders who are working on different elements of our Free Higher Ed digital organizing strategy, including running Student Action’s social media pages, sending out emails, creating petition drives, and managing online organizing hubs. At first, the fellow will be responsible for carrying out these projects themselves, and will transition to focus more on mentorship as more people join the team. The fellow’s work will also include the writing of press releases and articles as needed.
The fellow can expect to get hands-on support from Student Action national staff, with weekly mentorship in-person meetings or calls depending on geographic location. Depending on the state, the fellow may also work directly with a People’s Action community organizing affiliate based in the same state. Our national staff will also be available to answer questions and provide support.
Ideal candidates will have excellent writing and editing abilities, extensive experience managing social media accounts, familiarity with email platforms like Action Network, and a deep understanding of social justice, politics, and community organizing.
People’s Action is a national network of grassroots, progressive power organizations across the country working to advance an agenda of racial and economic justice. People’s Action has more than 400 organizers and other staff working in cities and towns in 30 states, and a national staff of over 50 people, with headquarters in Chicago, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
People’s Action builds and strengthens grassroots organizations and campaigns, trains community organizers and leaders, and conducts research and policy analysis to support issue campaigns designed to create a more just, equitable, and sustainable society.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Student Action, a project of People’s Action, is a national organization of college student power organizations fighting for economic, racial, and gender justice toward a just and sustainable planet. Made up of current students, graduates, and non-student millennials, we are building a national organization of young people for mass structural change. Student Action has affiliate student organizations on 35 campuses in 9 states, with 350 core leaders and 1900 active members. Our issue focus for the next few years is Free Higher Education for All. Our bold campaigns aim to make higher education truly accessible to all students, particularly improving the lives of low-income students and students of color.
- Strong competency in Facebook and Twitter management
- Demonstrated creativity around social media strategy for organizations
- Excellent writing skills
- Familiarity with progressive organizing and narrative work
- Willingness to take feedback and stretch self to meet individual goals.
- Demonstrated ability to manage details and track information.
- Demonstrated passion for eliminating gender, race, and class-based oppression.
- Familiarity with Student Action’s analysis and methodology
- Experience developing communications and narrative strategies
- Experience creating viral memes
- Familiarity with Action Network
Dates of Employment: January 22, 2018-May 11, 2018. We can be flexible with student schedules if a different end date is required; if so, notify us in the hiring process.
HOW TO APPLY
Send electronic cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two references to Aija Nemer-Aanerud email@example.com with the subject line STUDENT ACTION DIGITAL ORGANIZING FELLOW APPLICATION. We will begin reviewing applications on January 8, 2018.
NO PHONE CALLS OR EMAIL INQUIRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
People’s Action is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBT individuals, and women.