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Local PA Stands Up Organizer: Lehigh Valley

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This full-time salaried position is responsible for the development of a volunteer membership base and the campaign work for Lehigh Valley Stands Up, a local chapter of Pennsylvania Stands Up. This is a political leadership position, responsible for helping to develop the overarching strategy for the chapter together with the local leadership team and statewide staff, growing the base of dues-paying members, running issue campaigns and doing electoral work on the local and statewide level.

The position will be based in the Lehigh Valley, and may also support organizing work in the broader region including Lehigh and Northampton counties. This position will work closely with and be directly supervised by PA Stand Up’s Organizing Director, and will work closely with other members of the statewide staff.

About PA Stands UP

PA Stands Up is an independent political organization by and for the many. We organize Black, brown, and white working people across Pennsylvania's cities, towns and rural areas. Our chapters in Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Chester, Lancaster, Cumberland, Dauphin, York, Berks, and Philadelphia counties build grassroots leadership, fight on our issues, and win elections. Together, we are building the durable political infrastructure necessary to win governing power and enact bold, redistributive measures for the common good.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build a base of member-leaders. The local organizer is responsible for building a base of member leaders. They use strategies including canvassing, petitions, town halls, tabling and participation in rallies and protests to grow the organization's contact list. They conduct one-on-one meetings, make clear propositions to new leaders, and invite people into core leadership roles, including building a local leadership team that takes a leadership role in designing local issue campaigns and making local endorsements. They design and conduct training on key skills to develop the leadership of members together with other staff and leaders at PA Stands Up.
  • Design winning issue campaigns at the local and state level. Together with the local leadership team, the local organizer helps design and run issue campaigns at the local level. This includes selecting issues that will grow the organization's base, conducting a power analysis of the terrain, making a clear issue cut, and designing a series of tactical interventions needed to win, including events, power meetings, communications, coalitional activities and more. In addition to local campaigns, local organizers will also collaborate with other organizers to design and run campaigns at the statewide level.
  • Lead local electoral work. Local organizers work with their leadership team to produce candidate questionnaires, conduct candidate interviews, forums or debates, and make local endorsements. The local organizer and the chapter's leadership team also participates in decision-making about statewide endorsements through the statewide Delegates Assembly. They work with other staff to design and execute voter registration efforts, nonpartisan civic engagement campaigns, field plans, and canvassing efforts to elect candidates at the local, state and federal level of government.
  • Advance local communications and narrative efforts.The local organizer is responsible for recruiting leaders to the Narrative Squad and working with those leaders and Director of Communications and Narrative to build the public presence of the local chapter in the media, online, and at in-person events.
  • Expand the dues-paying membership. Dues-paying members are the lifeblood of the work Pennsylvania Stands Up is doing to build a multi-racial working class force for change across the state. The local organizer works with the Development Director to design a plan to recruit new dues-paying members, renew lapsed members, and solicit additional donations from existing members.

Evaluation:

The work will be evaluated based upon this job description, the best practices in the field of community organizing, the specific goals and objectives established, and the person’s contributions in meeting the overall goals and objectives of the organization.

Experience:

The ideal candidate should have the following experience and qualifications:

  • A minimum of two-three years of relevant experience in grassroots organizing, labor, and/or politics, preferably with experience in building grassroots political power with a culture of democracy and debate
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and experience working in working class and poor communities, rural areas and/or communities of color
  • Strong commitment to racial, economic, environmental and gender justice
  • Strong commitment to bold, independent, innovative political action by and for working people
  • Proven track record of planning, managing and executing complex electoral and legislative campaigns
  • A goal-driven, detail-oriented self-starter and problem-solver with ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team
  • Experience with and knowledge of Pennsylvania politics
  • Acute political savvy and excellent analytical skills
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to use or learn to use digital tools like: EveryAction, Spoke, ThruTalk, and more
  • Experience leading IE or coordinated electoral campaigns
  • Bi-lingual Spanish/English preferred

Travel:

Owning or having full time access to a car as a licensed, insured driver is preferred, as this position requires travel throughout Lehigh and Northampton counties. Rare overnight travel in or out of state may be required for meetings, conferences, or professional development opportunities.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary range is $45-50,000 FTE. PA Stands Up is dedicated to workers rights and offers health benefits and generous paid time off to its employees.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter (1-2 pages) that describes your interest, experience, commitment, and any relevant personal background to jobs@pastandsup.org. Put “Local Organizer - LVSU” in the subject line.

PA Stands Up embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We are an equal opportunity employer.

This full-time salaried position is responsible for the development of a volunteer membership base and the campaign work for Lehigh Valley Stands Up, a local chapter of Pennsylvania Stands Up. This is a political leadership position…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Data de Início
    3 de janeiro de 2022
  • Prazo para Inscrições
    29 de novembro de 2021
Salário
USD $45.000 - USD $50.000
/ ano

Benefícios

PA Stands Up is dedicated to workers rights and offers health benefits and generous paid time off to its employees.

PA Stands Up is dedicated to workers rights and offers health benefits and generous paid time off to its employees.

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

Bi-lingual Spanish/English preferred

Bi-lingual Spanish/English preferred

Localização

Presencial
Allentown, PA, USA

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Instruções:

Please submit a resume and cover letter (1-2 pages) that describes your interest, experience, commitment, and any relevant personal background to jobs@pastandsup.org. Put “Local Organizer - LVSU” in the subject line.

PA Stands Up embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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