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 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 society and sustainable planet. Made up of current students, graduates, and non-student millennials, we are building a national organization of young people working to create 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 College 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.
Student Action is hiring a part-time Digital Organizing Fellow to build and lead a digital organizing team for our Free College 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 College for All digital organizing strategy, including running Student Action’s social media pages, sending out emails, creating petition drives, and managing online organizing hubs. The fellow will be responsible for carrying out some of these projects themselves, but will mainly focus on mentorship and development of team members who are leading the projects. The fellow’s work will also include the writing of press releases, articles, social media posts, and fundraising emails 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. People’s Action 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, experience organizing and developing leaders, and a deep understanding of social justice, politics, and community organizing.
- 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
- Experience delegating and developing volunteer leaders
- 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.
- An excellent team player who can effectively build long term relationships that move leaders into action.
- Familiarity with Student Action’s analysis and methodology
- Experience developing communications and narrative strategies
- Experience creating viral memes
- Familiarity with Action Network
- Hours: 15/week
- Rate: $15/hour
- Dates of Employment: Roughly August 20th 2018 (exact start date will depend on school calendar) – November 30th 2018. We can be flexible with 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line STUDENT ACTION DIGITAL ORGANIZING FELLOW APPLICATION. We will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis on August 8th.
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, LGBTQ individuals, and women.