Times of day
A few hours per week
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
205 South Flower Street
Cayenne Wellness Center and Children's Foundation is the umbrella organization for the Machao Orphanage Foundation, and dedicated to improving the health of communities, with a focus on advocating for individuals with sickle cell disease. We hold support groups, educate, engage, and work towards finding a cure for sickle cell disease with organizations across California. Last year, we held the 9th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Educational Seminar in Fresno, and it was one of our largest and most successful seminars yet. This year we are taking our activism to Sacramento and that's where you come in.
We are seeking a socially aware, politically engaged volunteer to help us orchestrate our 2018 Capitol Hill Day. This is a chance for you to become a part of a grass-root movement to make California politicians aware of the struggles and challenges faced by the sickle cell disease community due to systemic neglect from the medical system. Your role will take place in two parts. First, in order to have a successful Capitol HIll Day in Sacramento, you will be responsible for organizing local district meetings throughout California. Major cities and counties from San Diego, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Antelope Valley, Bakersfield, Fresno, Oakland, San Francisco and of course Sacramento.
These district meetings will need to take place between January - April, 2018.
Second, once the district meetings have been organized, you will be responsible for securing meetings with the same politicians in Sacramento for Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 10 am - 12 pm. Third, you will also be responsible for organizing the rally that will take place before our scheduled meetings. The rally begins at 9:30 am on the steps of the capitol. Overall, we plan to spend a day visiting offices, speaking with representatives and officials, and discussing with the media our push for effective legislation to address this neglect.
Role Requirements and Description:
- 15 hours weekly, this can be done remotely but we ask that you come into the office once a week
- Calling, writing, sitting, and speaking for 2 - 3 hours at a time
- Drafting press announcements, scheduling press releases
- Communicating with media organizations, both radios and newspapers to get press releases scheduled
- Tracking calendar dates and keeping deadlines organized
- Communicating with and organizing sickle cell warriors who plan to represent their community at Capitol Hill Day and at the district meetings
- Ability to lift boxes of paper or materials
- Entry-level community organizer, local government/policy, communications, or marketing major
- Professionalism, in all forms of communication both over the phone and in writing
- Basic writing skills
How To Apply
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and writing sample (all documents should be in PDF format) to Cassie Woods, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org,by Monday, October 27th for consideration.