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Ohio Organizing Collaborative 

Formed in 2007, Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC) is a grassroots people-centered organization. We unite base-building community organizing groups, student associations and faith organizations, with labor unions, and policy institutes throughout Ohio. It is our mission to organize everyday Ohioans, building transformative power organizations for racial, social, and economic justice.  For more information, please visit www.ohorganizing.org. 

Fed Up Organizing Fellow 

The Fed Up Campaign is an innovative economic justice campaign that gets to the heart of our country’s economic policy by working for full employment, rising wages, and a more accountable Federal Reserve Bank. The Fed is the most important economic policy institution in the country and is supposed to represent the interests of the broad public. But the Fed has historically prioritized the interests of the financial industry over the needs of working people and communities of color.

The Fed Up Campaign is launching a new phase of our powerful economic justice work. We are fighting for full employment, rising wages, and a more just economy by holding the Federal Reserve accountable to the interests of working people. The Fed Up organizing fellow will be working to activate community leaders in Cleveland to support the initiative.

Candidates should be comfortable working with diverse people, people of faith, students and low-income communities. Ideally, candidates will have personal or professional experience within communities of color. This person should be committed to learning the OOC organizing model, build relationships and teams, and recruit community leaders to join the campaign. 

Required Skills & Abilities The Organizer is a self-motivated and detail-oriented critical thinker with a strong track record of successfully and concurrently managing a variety of initiatives. They are committed to the principles of social justice, have a leadership background, and knows how to manage a large volume of relationships and solve problems quickly and efficiently. An OOC Organizer possesses strong planning and organizational skills, strong time management skills, strong relational and interpersonal skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Ideally, s/he has at least one year of related organizing experience and is proficient in office and database software, and social media platforms. 

Job Responsibilities 

●      Organizer is able to work effectively with diverse staff, leaders, partners, and the general public.

●      Works closely with the team and supervisor to develop and implement campaign and work plan.

●      Able to work with leaders across race, class, and gender to align different interests towards the common goal of building community power to improve economic justice outcomes for black and brown communities.

●      Identifies and develops community power building relationships with a broad leadership base of grassroots groups, faith-based institutions, and social/economic justice advocates. 

●      Works with grassroots groups and leaders to recruit people into building volunteer teams, educate and motivate people to take action

●      Recruiting leaders to tell their stories and provide quotes for press releases, reports, social media, and other communications materials as necessary 

●      Trains grassroots leaders and groups in policy and messaging about the Fed Up campaign.

●      Organizes [a] outreach activities with volunteers including canvassing, phone/texting banking, and tabling, [b] leadership development and organizing activities such as trainings, leadership and committee meetings, and [c] large-scale public actions including community conversations, town halls, public meetings, and direct actions

●      Attend and actively participate in team and coalition meetings, meet regularly with supervisor, submit all reports in a timely manner, and attend training as required 

●      Has some understanding of the intersection between race, class, and gender’s effect on socio economic policy and believes in progressive values

●      Performs all other related duties and responsibilities as required 

Please note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities are based on campaign needs and may change at any time with or without notice.

Position Details The Organizing Fellow is a temporary full-time salaried position that will last between 3 and 6 months depending on date of hire. A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience is preferred but persons meeting the skills listed above should still apply. Benefits include health/dental insurance, vacation, and retirement match. The organizer must possess a cell phone, an Ohio driver’s license and have access to a reliable automobile. In-state travel is required. Some weekend and evening hours will be required. Work-related expenses are reimbursed according to policy.  Physical requirements include frequent standing, walking, ability to sit in meetings and lift moderate weight for supplies.

Experience and Salary Range Previous experience is preferred but not required. Entry-level organizer salaries start at $45,000 and can be increased commensurate with experience.

EEO/AAP Policy Statement The Ohio Organizing Collaborative provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, criminal history, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Application Instructions Priority deadline ends June 15th but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a brief cover letter explaining why you are interested in organizing your resume and three professional references to ooc_hr@ohorganizing.org.

Ohio Organizing Collaborative 

Formed in 2007, Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC) is a grassroots people-centered organization. We unite base-building community organizing groups, student associations and faith organizations, with…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    July 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 30, 2021

Salary

Starting at $45,000

Location

On-site
Clearview Ave, Cleveland, OH 44128, USA

How to Apply

Priority deadline ends June 15th but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a brief cover letter explaining why you are interested in organizing your resume and three professional references to ooc_hr@ohorganizing.org.

Priority deadline ends June 15th but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a brief cover letter explaining why you are interested in…

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