ServeNext Organizer

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Job: ServeNext Organizer
Organization: ServeNext
City: Various
Job Posting Link: http://servenext.org/field/12/
Field: Other
Position Type: Full-time Job
Minimum Experience: 0-1 year
Deadline: 04/06/2012


ServeNext is now accepting applications nationwide for full-time ServeNext Organizers to work 6 months from June to December.

We are looking for passionate and relentless leaders who are willing to do whatever it takes to unite their local service communities to advocate and win support for national service programs like AmeriCorps.

ServeNext Organizers are tasked with two main goals:

1. Unite and organize national service stakeholders in their district/state to form a ServeNext Network. Stakeholders include AmeriCorps alumni, Senior Corps members, leaders of service organizations, service recipients, corporate partners, teachers, and more.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Building and managing a Network of 25-50 active members led by a leadership council of 5-10 highly committed people.
Developing a larger membership for mass mobilization at key times both online and in person.
Communicating regularly with key service leaders to maximize collaboration.
Recruiting existing stakeholders who have not been advocating for national service as well as new allies.
Attending and speaking at relevant events to recruit new members and update the community.

2. Mobilize the local ServeNext Network to win support for AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the entire Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Planning and executing ongoing actions including petition drives, rallies, flooding congressional phone lines, and more.
Attending town hall meetings and other events to highlight the impact of national service to the local community and politicians.
Coordinating local meetings with members of Congress and/or their staff to educate them on the critical work being done by national service programs.
Organizing site visits to local service organizations with members of Congress and/or their staff.
Generating local media highlighting the impact of national service with letter-to-the-editor campaigns, developing relationships with local reporters, and submitting press releases.

iDEAL CANDIDATES ARE:

Adaptable – Able to adapt to changing conditions and incorporate new ideas.
Accountable – Accepts personal responsibility for achieving goals.
Good communicators – Has the ability and confidence to communicate well with various stakeholders in various ways (individually, in groups, public meetings, and written formats) including members of Congress, local leaders, and the press.
Entrepreneurial – Thinks creatively about new ideas and executes.
Leaders – Comfortable being out front but equally committed to empowering others to lead.
Organized – Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task, delegate, and manage time efficiently.
Self-motivated – Proactive and able to complete task with minimal supervision.
Relentless – Persistent in pursuit of goals and able to work through challenges.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Evidence of a deep passion for the role national service plays in addressing social challenges and improving our democracy.
Community organizing and/or policy advocacy experience is a big plus.
Plan to live in current area of residence for the foreseeable future.
ServeNext Organizers will be spread across the country and work from home. They must have personal access to transportation and a computer with internet access
Must be able to work independently with limited (virtual) supervision.
Available to attend the training retreat in Chicago, IL on June 16th - 20th. All expenses will be covered by ServeNext.
Able to work long hours including some weekends/evenings as necessary to meet goals.
Reports regularly to ServeNext’s Field Director on key metrics.
Participates in weekly individual and group check-ins with the Field Director.
ServeNext Organizers may be asked to participate in fundraising activities.

COMPENSATION

$2,500 per month for the 6 month term
Health & Dental insurance

Please note: ServeNext is not a direct service organization. We do NOT work to get people to volunteer or do service projects. Our focus is on advocating for national service to members of Congress to ensure every American who wants to serve has the opportunity to do so.


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