Position Description Job Title: Community Organizer/Assistant to the North Florida Regional Coordinator Salary Range: Internship credit available Start Date: As soon as possible Reports to: Regional Coordinator Position Summary: Florida New Majority (FNM) is a social justice organization whose mission is to build grassroots power and win campaigns for social and economic opportunities for poor and disenfranchised communities. FNM combines community organizing, grassroots leadership development, comprehensive campaigns, strategic alliance building, and electoral organizing to pursue its mission at the local and state levels. FNM builds alliances between African American and new immigrant communities in Florida with a goal to build and gain power to win good jobs, housing, and opportunity for our community. An additional goal is to educate and turnout large numbers of voters.Supervision: Volunteers & Canvassers Key Responsibilities: The Community Organizer/Assistant to the Regional Coordinator is responsible for implementing assisting the Regional Coordinator with day to day activities and plans to build a base of active volunteers and community leaders in Florida who will contribute to voter turnout and engagement on local issues. The Organizer will provide training and capacity building activities for community leaders and FNM strategic partners, and mobilize volunteers for canvassing and phone bank shifts.Recruit, train, and manage campaign volunteers • Work with Regional Coordinator and Lead Organizer to develop clear work plans, benchmarks and operational systems to carry out voter education, leadership development and volunteer team canvasses.
• Maintain up to date training curriculum and canvass orientation procedures. • Maintain reporting system to track volunteer hours and tasks accomplished. • Ensure canvass and volunteer teams have sufficient materials and technology. • Problem solve with regional organizers to ensure effective organizing teams.
Outreach, Member and Leader Development • Provide input to develop effective lists and universes. • Organize and facilitate meetings to present FNM and recruit new members. • Organize and facilitate civic education events and training. • Implement reporting systems to track and report on field/voter contact progress on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. • Identify members who can participate in activist and leadership development training. • Support the leadership development of member leaders in the field. • Supervise and coordinate member-led field teams. Issue Campaigns • Deliver voter education on local issues identified by the Regional Working Group. • Identify partners and members who can support the campaign. • Identify and train campaign spokespeople. Qualifications: Education and Experience: • Ability to execute campaign goals and objectives, to work effectively with local allies and leaders and carry out required objectives. • S/he will have successful experience managing diverse volunteers/members, and working with ethnically and culturally diverse populations and will have intellectual drive, a progressive outlook, and the entrepreneurial spirit to carry out programs in accordance with FNM mission and values. • Strong communication, interpersonal, and motivational skills. • A good work ethic, and desire for political change are essential. • Candidates must be able to work within a team, have proven leadership ability, and an orientation towards handling many responsibilities. • Computer skills: working knowledge of campaign databases including the Voter Activation Network, word processing, spreadsheet, and multimedia presentation software preferred. (However, training will be provided.) • English fluency required, additional language desirable (Spanish and/or Haitian Creole). • Prior knowledge and experience working in Jacksonville is a plus. • Previous coursework and/or experience within the political/governmental or social justice/organizing sector. If interested, please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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