Job

Field Organizer

18 Million Rising

Remote

Deadline

Jul 07, 2024

Posted

May 29, 2024

Full time / $70,000-$80,000 annually / 18 Million Rising / Remote

18MR is looking for a Field Organizer to lead in building their membership and campaign work as they launch their new base building program. They will work collaboratively with other team members to coordinate their leadership development, skills training, campaign and movement building work to build power and organize progressive and radical Asian Americans across the U.S. The Field Organizer will provide in-depth support to new and emerging members to develop and engage with campaigns and participate in local actions across the country. A strong candidate for this position has experience in grassroots organizing and campaigns, strategic communications, and power building through coalitions.

18MR builds Asian American political power that contributes to movements for racial justice, abolition, anti-militarism, and democracy through political education, base building, and strengthening movements that address these issues head on. Their commitment is to dismantle systems of oppression, fight white supremacy, and work towards a liberated future for Asian Americans and all people. 18MR organizes online and offline using digital platforms and tools to empower people and build movements that shift the current political moment. We see the internet as a place to gather, a place to build community, and a place to organize on a mass scale.

RESPONSIBILITIES

MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT

  • Build 18MR’s new membership base program and local chapters in key cities
  • Recruit and retain members through one on one meetings, phone calls, and emails
  • Coach and develop strong member leaders through weekly check-ins, monthly meetings and ad-hoc support
  • Support allied organizations and grassroots partners campaigns and activities – bridging the gap between 18MR member base and larger movement ecosystem
  • Creating opportunities for member investment that leads to meaningful and relevant leadership entry points

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT & FACILITATION

  • Organize and coach members on research, messaging, tactics, targets, escalation, and all components of a local campaign
  • Conduct in-person engagement to provide on-the-ground training and support for meetings, actions, and local strategy sessions
  • Support development and execution of trainings, member engagement meetings and other key programs
  • Coordinate with our Organizing team to provide political education and organizing skills training to 18MR members
  • Work with member leaders to develop and execute campaign plans

CAMPAIGN AND MOVEMENT BUILDING COORDINATION

  • Work with new members to launch new local campaigns and political work, with an emphasis on East Coast Asian American communities
  • Prospect and develop potential campaign and movement building opportunities that are aligned with our vision and values including rapid response campaigns addressing a punctuated moment; short-term campaigns focused on timely issues; and long-term projects designed to do deep political education with our base
  • Organize and coordinate actions, trainings and workshops across regions and campaign issues
  • Collaborate with 18MR team to connect campaign goals to narrative and cultural strategy, lived experiences, and opportunities for 18MR members
  • Deepen 18MR members and supporters involvement and relationships to our campaigns and the organization
  • Support with writing and editing campaign materials, including emails, action pages, and social media posts to engage and mobilize supporters to take action
  • Represent the organization as a spokesperson with media and coalition tables
  • Attend coalition meetings and identify opportunities to build relationships with movement partners

SALARY & BENEFITS

This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position. The 18MR team works a 32 hour – four day work week, although hours can be flexible based on the demands of current events and the campaign cycle. The salary range for this position is between $70,000 and $80,000 annually, commensurate with experience and your local cost of living.

Requirements

REQUIRED SKILLS AND WORK EXPERIENCE

  • At least 3-5 years experience working in social movements or organizing, either as a paid staff person or organizer working on grassroots campaigns and/or digital organizing
  • Must have relational organizing skills, campaign strategy and implementation skills, and strong interpersonal skills to build good rapport with community members and engage individuals one to one
  • Strong facilitation and training skills. Ability to coach and train others in a broad range of organizing tactics: including developing and implementing campaign strategy, volunteer recruitment/training/development, coalition building, event and direct action planning, media outreach and communications
  • Demonstrated base building and outreach experience in working class people of color communities, to hold strong relationships across lines of race, gender, and other identities; ability to engage in generative conflict, with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to travel and work evenings to attend partner gatherings and meetings
  • Fast learner on organizing platforms and familiarity using digital channels and project management tools – ranging from email, SMS, peer-to-peer texting, digital advertising, social media platforms – to meet the goals of digital campaigns
  • Strategic campaigning and forward thinking, strong intersectional and internationalist analysis and ability to articulate connection between concepts and principles and current events
  • Confidence working with a diverse team and the capacity to approach conflict with both compassion and firmness
  • Superior time management and organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple projects, campaigns and meet deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment

NICE-TO-HAVE SKILLS AND WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Drivers license (for travel to regions without public transportation)
  • Front-end campaign platform experience with Action Network
  • Problem-solving skills with online platforms
  • Familiarity with working on a remote team and building relationships with teammates and partners in both a virtual and in person setting
  • Fluency in one or more Asian (including East, Southeast, and South Asian) languages
  • An understanding of Asian American movements historically and in the current moment
  • An understanding of how different ethnic, language, and racial sub-segments of the Asian American community use different digital tools
  • Familiarity with abolitionist frameworks

Application Instructions

Send resume, 1-2 page cover letter, sample base building recruitment plan, and/or sample curriculum or workshop outline in PDF form to jobs@18millionrising.org by 11:59 pm on July 6, 2024.

Please respond to these three questions in your cover letter:

  • What interests you in organizing Asian Americans and why do you think you’re a good candidate for building pan-Asian power?
  • What is your unique approach to base-building?
  • What is a campaign that you successfully led and what was the outcome?

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