Organizing Fellow: Job Opportunity
Organizing Fellow—Position Description
Reports to: Organizer
About Million Hoodies Movement for Justice
MHMJ is a human rights membership, chapter-based organization whose mission is to build next generation human rights leaders to end anti-black racism and systemic violence. Through transformative leadership development, grassroots organizing, advocacy, and education, MHMJ is home to a national network of students and young people of color, committed to building a movement for dignity and democracy where all Black and Brown people have social, political, cultural, economic freedom, and the right to be safe. For more information, please visit www.millionhoodies.net.
2018 is going to be a big year for us as we grow our organization. We’re looking for a passionate organizer to join our national team to take our national programming and communications to the next level.
The Organizing Fellow supports our external communications and national-level programming. The Organizing Fellow will work primarily with the Executive Director, Organizer, and work closely with chapter leaders, and coalition partners. This is a 6-month, part-time contract position with a small stipend.
- Assist in the development and implementation of the 2018 We Keep Us Safe national week of action and leadership development convenings.
- Development of outreach, social media, and educational materials such as raps, flyers, talking points, and palm cards.
- Create, edit, and publish Million Hoodies national newsletter, press releases, and social media content.
- Help build our online presence and strategy that is reflective of our on the ground work.
- Assist local chapters in developing communications plans.
The ideal MHJ Organizing Fellow will have:
- Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills
- A minimum of 1-2 years of grassroots organizing experience
- Basic computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
- Demonstrated leadership experience
- Strong work ethic and self-driven discipline
- Ability to work well with a team and motivate others to take action, as well as work independently and be self-motivated
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
- Ability to work well under pressure and manage time efficiently
- Knowledge of issues affecting young Black and Brown folks internationally, nationally, and locally
- Creative juices to help build public awareness of our organization’s story
- Committed to democratic decision-making and dismantling of anti-blackness and patriarchy
- Energy and excitement to work with a growing organization led by young Black and Brown people
- Demonstrated experience in digital communications and use of social networking tools to promote campaigns and initiatives
To apply submit cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals of color, LGBTQ identified individuals, individuals with past involvement in the justice system or who have loved ones currently or formerly in the justice system are strongly encouraged to apply.