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The Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance - Education Fund (MEJA), is seeking a Field Organizer who is committed to building an anti-racist education justice movement through base-building and coalition-building strategies. MEJA is a coalition of member organizations led by youth, parents, educators and community members and together we advocate for and protect high-quality public education for all students. 

 

This position will collaborate closely with MEJA’s Executive Director, coalition partners, and local tables towards a diverse and community focused educational justice movement throughout the Commonwealth. Together with them, the Field Organizer will conduct outreach, base-building, training, education and leadership development. The Field Organizer will also be responsible for engaging partners, allies, and table leaders in grassroots organizing on educational issues to build capacity towards a stronger movement.

 

Key Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the Field Organizer include but not limited to:

  • Plan, lead and executive innovative and collective strategies for expanding capacity building, campaigns, and movement building with statewide coalition, partners, and local tables with a community focus lens and centering impacted people and marginalized communities in all local and state level work.
  • Coordinate table organizers, youth organizers, and key local stakeholders to carry out plans and campaigns.
  • Build relationships through 1:1 meetings, group workshops, and other community and coalition events.
  • Recruit, train, engage, and mobilize coalition members, organizers, supporters, and volunteers.
  • Provide leadership development for table coordinators.
  • Provide technical assistance to statewide coalition, partners and local tables in our collective movement building strategies.
  • Supports Executive Director, statewide coalition, partners and local table to develop more strategic, community focus approaches to local campaign work.
  • Track progress of organizing projects, training programs and table initiatives.
  • Track and maintain contact lists of people and organizations on CRM tool, ActionNetwork, and VAN.
  • Stay up to date on major educational equity campaigns and the education equity ecosystem.
  • Identify necessary resources like training, workshops, forums to increase capacity-building for local tables and formulate recommendations and identify organizing intervention.
  • Identify potential financial and in-kind support for statewide and local movement building and campaign efforts.
  • Utilize organizing tools such as power mapping, media, digital, and social media outreach, and direct action and modify approach to meet set common goals.
  • Prepare social media posts and/or email newsletter via Action Network online tool.
  • Plan and host activities/events.
  • Celebrate wins and evaluate work.


Skills, Abilities & Qualifications

  • 3+ years of community and grassroots organizer with BIPOC people, with a preference for experience with education-related campaigns or projects.
  • Experience with creative direct action.
  • Ability to coach and train local leaders on organizing and strategy development.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; minimum Associate’s Degree required.
  • Awareness on issues related to race and other forms of social inequities and knowledge of local public education and unique needs of community.
  • Personal and outgoing personality and ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and with local youth, organizations, leaders, and unions and in multi-racial and multicultural settings.
  • Strong and diverse network with ability to strengthen relationships.
  • Strong commitment to MEJA’s principles of social, economic and racial justice and building an anti-racist education justice movement among people who are most impacted.
  • Excellent organizational skills project management skills with the ability to manage diverse projects simultaneously.
  • Able to work independently (setting one's own agenda, work schedule etc.) and thrive in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and self-motivation.
  • Positive, proactive and personable team player.
  • Strong meeting facilitation skills (virtual and in-person).
  • Tech savvy and familiar with various digital tools used in organizing and volunteer engagement.
  • Experience using CRM systems and managing data.
  • Knowledge of common applications: MS Office, google docs, Dropbox, Mac environment, and Zoom video tele-conferencing systems.
  • Driver’s license and willingness to travel within Massachusetts.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work nights and weekends when needed.

 

Preferred Criteria

  • Flexibility and willingness to learn and grow.
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Portuguese, ASL, or other language spoken in Massachusetts.
  • Web/Graphic Design and social media marketing experience, a plus.

The Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance - Education Fund (MEJA), is seeking a Field Organizer who is committed to building an anti-racist education justice movement through base-building and coalition-building strategies. MEJA is…

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  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Fecha de inicio
    1 de julio de 2022
  • Nivel de Experiencia
    Intermedio
Salario
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Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Compensación

This is a full-time position (40 hours/week). Benefits include healthcare, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and travel reimbursements.


This is a full-time position (40 hours/week). Benefits include healthcare, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and travel reimbursements.


Nivel de Idiomas

Preferred Criteria: Bilingual in Spanish, Portuguese, ASL, or other language spoken in Massachusetts.

Preferred Criteria: Bilingual in Spanish, Portuguese, ASL, or other language spoken in Massachusetts.

Ubicación

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El trabajo se puede realizar en o cerca de Boston, MA
Ubicación Asociada
Boston, MA, USA

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Instrucciones:

Applicants from across Massachusetts are encouraged to apply. Accepting rolling applications. Please submit a resume and a cover letter describing your experience working as a community organizer, what you learned from that experience, your philosophy of community organizing among BIPOC people, and your work in education justice.

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