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California #MyMuslimVote 2020 Fellow for MPower Change, a fiscally sponsored project of NEO Philanthropy Inc.

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January 30, 2020
November 2, 2020
January 20, 2020
$20 per hour
20 hours per week, Part Time

Reports to: Organizing Director

Location: Candidates must be based Southern California.  This position is remote, but fieldwork in Orange County and Los Angeles will be required.

Organization: MPower Change is a grassroots movement rooted in diverse Muslim communities throughout the U.S., who are working together to build social, spiritual, racial, and economic justice for all people. Combining cutting edge digital tools with years of field experience, organizing know-how, and an extensive network of supporters, MPower Change is redefining the ways that our communities build, maintain, and exercise power.

About the position: MPower Change is seeking a #MyMuslimVote Fellow to oversee and recruit volunteers and liaise with partners on nonpartisan GOTV efforts and on issues impacting AMEMSA communities. 

The Fellow will work closely with MPower Change’s Organizing Department staff to onboard volunteers, run MMV events (hosting town halls, phone banking, canvassing) for the upcoming elections. 

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and develop core group of five to ten (5-10) local volunteers 
  • Maintain system with Organizing team to manage volunteers
  • Manage teams to ensure #MyMuslimVote GOTV goals are achieved
  • Running a phone bank as outreach to AMEMSA community members in CA
  • Ensure that outreach and engagement is tracked and reported
  • Coordinate at least two (2) town hall events activating Muslim communities around local issues
  • One (1) of which will address, educate, and strategize around Preventing Violent Extremism (“CVE”) in partnership with Vigilant Love and the #NoPVEinCA Coalition 
  • Identify and engage in community education workshops in Muslim-centered/Muslim-led spaces on at least two (2) local issues impacting Muslim and/or AMEMSA communities (Civic engagement, anti-Muslim and other forms of bigotry, surveillance, law enforcement bias, etc.)
  • One (1) of which will be CVE in partnership with the #NoPVEinCA Coalition
  • Organize and coordinate at least two (2) events in Los Angeles and/or Orange Counties to activate communities on local issues impacting Muslim and/or AMEMSA communities;
  • Utilize digital media to further and amplify organizing work on issues impacting Muslim and/or AMEMSA communities.
  • Supporting at least one (1) digital event to advance the#NoPVEinCA Coalition advocacy strategy

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have enthusiasm and an interest in civic engagement, community organizing
  • 1-3 years in civic engagement, community, issue, labor, or political organizing
  • Must possess strong logistical and coordination skills
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast paced work environment
  • Ability to self-start and be accountable with minimal supervision
  • Ability to set a flexible schedule (hours are limited per week, but some nights and weekends are expected)
  • Familiarity with online organizing tools a plus
  • Familiarity and experience working with Muslim communities

Reports to: Organizing Director

Location: Candidates must be based Southern California.  This position is remote, but fieldwork in Orange County and Los Angeles will be required.

Organization: MPower Change is a grassroots movement rooted…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Paid

Benefits

Benefits: not eligible 

Benefits: not eligible 

How to Apply

How to apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to Organizing Director Ishraq Ali at ishraq@mpowerchange.org with the subject line “CA MMV Fellow Application” no later than Jan 20, 2020.

Hiring Policy: MPower Change and NEO Philanthropy is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status. People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.  Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted.

How to apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to Organizing Director Ishraq Ali at ishraq@mpowerchange.org with the subject line “CA MMV Fellow Application” no later than Jan…

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Los Angeles, CA

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