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Massachusetts Organizing Fellowship

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Published 17 days ago

August 2, 2020
July 24, 2020
$28,000 - $35,000

Campus Organizer 

Attention Job Seekers: In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure you that the Student PIRGs are actively hiring for this position, and we welcome your applications.

Students are often at the forefront of movements to build a better future for our country. Whether or not those students make real progress depends on whether they are organized, have the skills to be effective and a strategic plan to get things done. The Student PIRGs have been working for over 40 years to amplify the power of student activism, and help students make real change, right now. We all want to live meaningful lives and have a future that's greener and healthier. By recruiting, training and working alongside student activists on campaigns that get results, our organizers are helping to build that future today. Our chapters on 35 campuses provide the training, professional support and resources students need to tackle climate change, protect public health, revitalize our democracy, feed the hungry and more. 

What you’ll do

Our Organizers provide students the training and resources needed to become movement leaders by recruiting volunteers, training potential leaders to take on more responsibility and doing campaign work themselves.  

Responsibilities include: 

  • Inspiring and recruiting hundreds of students to take action on important issues.
  • Training students to be effective social change leaders so they can run strategic campaigns, using skills like organizing news conferences, building strong coalitions, generating grassroots support, and coordinating lobby days.
  • Building a strong, sustainable, student-funded, and student-run organization on campus by fundraising, building relationships with key players on campus, and building our brand.
  • Building relationships with other student groups, faculty and administrators.
  • Working alongside students to win real reforms for the public.
  • Running a citizen outreach office during the summer, where you’ll recruit and lead a team of canvassers to fundraise for important issues.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental, public interest and/or student issues, as well as a track record of leadership. We’re looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for the work.

Pay & Benefits

The target annual compensation for this position is $28,000-$35,000 in the first year. Each of the groups that partner with the Student PIRGs offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Locations

We’re hiring organizers to work on college campuses in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, California, Oregon, Washington, North Carolina, New Mexico, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan.

To Apply

Please apply on our website. We are hiring for positions starting in August 2020. Immediate positions also available.

The Student PIRGs are part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done. 

Please visit https://jobs.studentpirgs.org/core-values.html to learn more.

Right now, Student PIRGs is working to ensure that everyone who needs a COVID-19 test gets one. The pandemic has affected millions of Americans, and killed over 100,000 already, but doctors still can’t get tests for those that need it. Please take action by calling on the new testing chief to adopt a plan that will help ensure that everyone who needs a test gets a test: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/make-sure-everyone-who-needs-a-test-gets-a-test/.

Each of the groups that partner with the Student PIRGs is an equal opportunity employer.

For Los Angeles-based positions: the Student PIRGs will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Campus Organizer 

Attention Job Seekers: In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure you that the Student PIRGs are actively hiring for this position, and we welcome your applications.

Students are often at the forefront of…

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Northampton, MA

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