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Grassroots Organizer: STAND State Advocacy Lead

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Grassroots Organizer: STAND State Advocacy Lead

STAND State Advocacy Leads (SALs) are the field organizers of the youth-led genocide prevention movement. SALs coordinate STAND’s grassroots advocacy strategy in their local community. They learn how to write and publish op-eds, meet with policymakers, engage local leaders and influencers, research current events around the world, and mobilize their community. Along with our governing Managing Committee, SALs are part of STAND’s Leadership Team.

Time Commitment: Approximately 5 hours per week during the academic year

Responsibilities:

  • Attend monthly SAL team calls and occasional full Leadership Team calls
  • Write op-eds and letters to the editor for campus and local newspapers
  • Research areas of interest related to STAND focus regions, topics, and/or advocacy strategies
  • Meet with local policymakers in-district or virtually
  • Plan and host local educational, training, and/or fundraising events
  • Contribute to STAND national campaign planning and implementation
  • Mobilize community members to take urgent actions

STAND will provide trainings, toolkits, skills-building workshops, and peer mentors to support you in all of the above. We will work with you to set and meet your goals. SALs are also encouraged to participate in Action Committees and/or local chapters.

Qualifications:

  • Youth (age ~15-24) based in the United States for the duration of the academic year
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Understanding of basic advocacy and campaign strategy
  • Interest in the prevention of genocide and identity-based violence
  • Ability to learn about state-specific policymaking processes

Apply:

  • Fill out this application and email a resume and short writing sample to info@standnow.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please direct any questions to info@standnow.org.

STAND State Advocacy Leads (SALs) are the field organizers of the youth-led genocide prevention movement. SALs coordinate STAND’s grassroots advocacy strategy in their local community. They learn how to write and publish op-eds, meet with…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Training Provided
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
P.O. Box 21761, Washington, DC 20009, United States

How to Apply

Fill out this application and email a resume and short writing sample to info@standnow.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please direct any questions to info@standnow.org.

Fill out this application and email a resume and short writing sample to info@standnow.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please direct any questions to info…

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