National Field Organizer

Reports to: Director of Programs
Hours: Full-time
Open: Immediately (applications accepted through July 12, 2019)
Location: Anywhere in the US
Compensation: Commensurate with experience/skills
Application deadline: July 12, 2019

The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) is seeking a National Field Organizer who will work collaboratively as part of the programs team to create grassroots campaigns to mobilize supporters and partners committed to a world without racism and oppression towards an end to US support for Israel until there is freedom, justice, and equality for the Palestinian people.

Under the direction of the Director of Programs, the National Field Organizer will be primarily responsible for leading and sustaining organizing and outreach efforts of USCPR to achieve our strategic organizational priorities to build and support campaigns that engage progressives, communities of color, and civil/human rights organizations in order to increase our power to build grassroots influence, impact public opinion, and shape policy.

This is a full-time position and can be based anywhere in the US. Benefits include paid time off, health and dental insurance, a retirement plan with matching employer contributions, and more.

Responsibilities

  • Strategize, plan, and lead on priority campaigns, including but not limited to boycott and divestment campaigns targeting companies and other institutions complicit in Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people
  • Support policy advocacy campaigns, particularly Cities for Palestine campaigns on the municipal level
  • Organize, mobilize, and expand support for Palestinian rights among progressives, communities of color, and civil/human rights organizations, including organizing strategy convenings, engaging in organization-to-organization outreach, maintaining our Together We Rise political education curriculum, and coordinating our presence in key movement spaces
  • Facilitate communication and coordination between our partners and allies by building and sustaining coalitions and networks on our identified priority campaigns
  • Provide strategic support, training, workshops, and resources to increase engagement with our campaigns, with an emphasis on cross-movement building
  • Engage in public speaking, writing, and media work with direction from the Director of Communications

Qualifications:

  • At least five years experience developing and executing advocacy campaigns
  • Experience organizing both on the national and local level preferred
  • Proven ability to organize colleagues and partners around a project or campaign resulting in effective implementation
  • Experience conducting and facilitating workshops and trainings
  • Experience organizing in/with communities of color and/or building progressive organizing efforts, particularly in Black, Latinx, and/or Indigenous communities
    Understanding of grassroots and grasstops organizing
  • Ability to juggle multiple streams of work, prioritize, and problem solve
  • Strong people skills and exceptional team player
  • Effective communicator, both written and oral
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated attention to detail, ability to work independently, and follow through with a minimum of direct supervision
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Demonstrated commitment to USCPR’s mission and values, including a demonstrated analysis of and commitment to solidarity and collective liberation frameworks and our anti-racism and gender justice principles

To Apply:
To apply, submit the following materials to jobs@uscpr.org, subject line: “National Field Organizer: Your Name.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with an application deadline of July 12, 2019.

    • Resume
    • Cover letter
    • Writing sample from your organizing/advocacy work

USCPR is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diversified workplace. People of color, women, gender non-conforming folks, LGBTQIA folks, and people of diverse religious and class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.