We are a national grassroots movement of more than 1 million parents, teachers, students, administrators and concerned citizens mobilizing for one purpose: to put the laws and leaders in place to make students the focus of and ensure America has the best schools in the world.
We believe that we've been doing things the old way for too long. Pitting the interests of the grown-ups in the system against one another, for example, rather than focusing on real solutions. No one won. And students lost. In too many American schools, current laws, policies, and practices are putting adult interests ahead of students. The result is an increasingly broken education system that, if not corrected, will keep America from leading in the increasingly competitive global marketplace. It's time for a new approach that puts students' interests at the center of education policy.
We are channeling the energy of our members to produce meaningful results on both the local and national level. We are working with bipartisan state legislators to create laws and policies that put the needs of students above any other interest in the system. Our members are pushing for reforms that will elevate the teaching profession and improve teacher and principal quality, empower parents and improve the governance and financial strength of school districts. Together, we’ve already helped pass more than 50 new policies in half a dozen states. We have helped improve education systems affecting millions of students. We’re transforming public education to ensure great teachers and great schools for all of our kids. StudentsFirst was founded in 2010 by former Washington D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee.
Field Coordinators (FCs) are the face of StudentsFirst in communities across cities and state(s), working to advance StudentsFirst’s mission and agenda. The Primary responsibility of a Field Coordinator is to recruit, manage, train and organize SF members into sustainable Transformation teams and create a cohesive volunteer infrastructure.
Direct state ﬁeld operations
Develop long and short term ﬁeld plans and goals with active support and input from State Outreach Manager.
Manage, track, and analyze Salesforce data to inform planning and ensure data integrity
Implement technical electoral organizing and campaign trainings for Transformation Team members, team leaders, and general volunteers.
Direct & administer ﬁeld operations to meet agreed upon goals; including phone banks, canvasses, and mobilizations for canvassers and volunteers.
Drive & track volunteer recruitment process, training, and supervision to ensure overall goals are met, with active support
Conduct ﬁeld team assessments, work with supervisor to develop electoral skills development plan, and support leadership development of ﬁeld team.
Support programmatic events and mobilizations around active political and policy
StudentsFirst attracts employees with distinctive backgrounds and accomplishments and is committed to building and maintaining a team whose voices reflect the many communities with a stake in public education. Integrity, creativity, and intensity are key attributes of competitive candidates.
For this position, the following factors will strengthen an applicant’s candidacy:
Organizing mindset and can-do attitude
Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and creatively problem-solve
Strong interpersonal skills and team player
Attention to detail
Value data entry/ hygiene
Extensive experience using Excel
StudentsFirst is an equal opportunity employer. Background and reference checks are conducted on all prospective new hires.
Work is mainly performed in an office environment in a small workstation without an expectation of privacy. Noise levels are usually moderate.
Up to 80% travel
Salary is commensurate with experience.
The application process will include a resume review, phone interview, and in-person interviews. To be considered for the position, please submit your resume and cover letter at www.StudentsFirst.org/Jobs with cover letter addressed to Hiring Manager.
StudentsFirst - 20 months ago