Advancement Project seeks an enthusiastic and energetic individual with experience in organizing, coalition development and advocacy to join our dynamic team.
About Advancement Project:
Advancement Project is a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization. We tackle inequity with innovative strategies and strong community alliances. With a national office in Washington, D.C. and two offices in California, we combine law, communications, policy, and technology to create workable solutions in order to achieve systemic change. Advancement Project aims to inspire and strengthen movements that expand opportunity and democratic justice for all.
The organizer will work on the I Dream A School campaign and on the Ending a Lifetime of Disenfranchisement project, which seeks to secure a systemic solution to restoring voting rights for people with felony convictions in Virginia. Public school inequities continue to create disparate outcomes for children. The I Dream A School campaign will allow us to directly compare the conditions, resources, and culture of America’s schools and draw attention to the inequities that have plagued our educational system since its inception. Organized as an online campaign, it will focus on gathering videos and pictures submitted by youth, parents, teachers, and others to illustrate the “state of their schools.” The Virginia project includes a range of pressure-strategies, including an intensive grassroots issue campaign, new media, and litigation, to move the current system toward a fairer, more humane automatic restoration system. Mobilize allied organizations and individual in furtherance of the campaigns.
• Assist in crafting campaign strategy that effectively leverages online and offline tactics, both traditional and creative;
• Attend and present at meetings to garner support for the campaigns;
• Work with a multi-skilled team to execute goals and strategy for a comprehensive and strategic campaign that includes grassroots outreach, partner development, online organizing, litigation, communications, research and other tactics;
• Develop public education and campaign materials;
• Build and sustain collaborative working relationships with local, state, and national strategic partners to raise the profile of the campaigns;
• Coordinate and plan campaign events such as local rallies, demonstrations, briefings, trainings, media events in coordination with relevant staff and departments;
• Conduct research to support campaign;
• Other duties, as assigned.
• 1-3 years campaign organizing experience, including coalition development.
• A strong commitment to social justice, particularly racial justice, with experience working in diverse communities of color, faith and low income and working class communities.
• Self-directed and highly motivated.
• Exemplary organizational skills and ability to handle several assignments simultaneously, attention to detail, ability to multi-task and prioritize.
• Excellent interpersonal and relational skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to think creatively, strategically problem-solve within a team setting.