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Ohio Organizing Collaborative The Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC) is an innovative statewide organization that unites community, faith, and student organizing groups with labor unions and policy institutes across Ohio. It is our mission to organize everyday Ohioans, building transformative power for racial, social, and economic justice in our state. For more information, please visit www.ohorganizing.org.

Childcare Organizer

The OOC seeks a community organizer to build a grassroots base of child care providers and the families they serve to improve early childhood education in Ohio. This position is part of a new organizing project at the OOC focused on building power for Ohioans working in the care economy and fighting for economic justice especially for women of color.

Candidates will be focused on recruiting early learning educators, childcare providers and families in neighborhoods hit hardest by economic distress and will work on a range of issues connected to economic justice and racial justice. This person should have either direct, personal experience or professional experience working in early learning environments and be committed to building community power through grassroots organizing, movement building, and civic engagement.

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 and diversity, equity and inclusion, have a leadership background, and know 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, they have at least one year of related 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 plans, and a yearly professional development plan

● Able to work with leaders across race, class, and gender to align different interests towards the common goal of building community power to win progressive reforms

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

● Recruit people from the childcare industry into volunteer teams to educate and motivate people to take action around local and statewide racial, economic, and social justice issues connected to the care economy.

● Identifies issues and works with teams to strategize and implement short- and long-term campaigns at the local, regional, and statewide levels

● Trains grassroots leaders and groups to identify issues with attainable goals through engaging leadership base in participatory research and political education

● 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

● Integrates community organizing with long-term, community-driven policy change efforts

● Participates in campaign framing and messaging, including collaborating on talking points, press releases, reports, social media, and other communications materials as necessary

● Attend and actively participate in team and statewide meetings, meet regularly with supervisor, submit all reports in a timely manner, and attend professional organizer 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

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.

Position Details

The Organizer is a full-time salaried position. 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 and national 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.

Classification

Ohio Organizing Collaborative recognizes a staff bargaining unit with the Ohio Organizing Collaborative Staff Union/UE 719. This position is included in the Ohio Organizing Colloborative's bargaining unit and covered under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Experience and Salary Range

Previous experience is preferred but not required. People with more organizing experience should still apply and can be considered for Lead Organizer. 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 January 21st 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 The Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC) is an innovative statewide organization that unites community, faith, and student organizing groups with labor unions and policy institutes across Ohio. It is our…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Data de Início
    1 de abril de 2022
  • Prazo para Inscrições
    21 de janeiro de 2022

Localização

Temporariamente Remoto
O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Columbus, OH
Local Associado
Columbus, OH, USA

Como se inscrever

Priority deadline ends January 21st 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 January 21st but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a brief cover letter explaining why you are interested…

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