Arizona Organizer II
Your role stands at the intersection of organizing and the effort to make positive change in educational equity and racial justice in Arizona. As a key member of Stand s Arizona team at a moment of tremendous need and opportunity, you will be responsible for working with individuals to develop their inherent power, connecting communities together, and leveraging that collective power for change using a team organizing leadership model. The Organizer will be responsible for identifying, coaching, and training individuals and building engaged teams committed to taking local, district, and state action in support of improving education in their community; developing the leadership skills of members; and initiating and leading campaigns in order to advocate for better outcomes for students. Through your dedication and passionate approach to the role, you get the opportunity to work with colleagues who not only care deeply about justice and equity, but who are bold and strategic and take responsibility for achieving substantial progress toward our mission every year.
Stand for Children is a unique catalyst for education equity and racial justice to create a brighter future for us all.
Build a diverse and highly skilled base of supporters and volunteers
- Develop a pipeline, identify and recruit parents and supporters in the community. Use face-to-face meetings to build relationships, strengthen communities and recruit volunteers and leaders
- Support and cultivate the inherent power individuals have and connect them to each other so they can leverage their collective power to bring change in their communities through strategic electoral and issue campaigns
- Make weekly calls
- Help develop and maintain required relationships with community leaders, school liaisons, and principals, to build strong coalitions that can work with volunteer teams to create meaningful change in their community;
- Deliver trainings and facilitate workshops that develop individual power, and strengthen collective action for change;
Engage and develop leaders and members
- Build and maintain a group of volunteer leaders and team members, organized into norming and performing teams who are engaged and active;
- Develop, coach and support potential leaders and leaders through:
- One-on-one coaching
- Debriefing what worked/didn t and lessons learned
- Skill-building with role-playing and practice
- Work with volunteer leadership to set goals around team growth, action, and engagement, coaching them to successfully meet those goals;
Activate leaders and members to grow teams and win campaigns
- Support and maintain an organized leadership of 2+ Leaders and/or Fellows to expand membership base through volunteer teams that are in the norming phase to strategically engage in campaigns aimed at improving educational outcomes for students;
- Coach leaders to help identify other potential leaders;
- Coach leaders to ensure a majority of all team members are taking regular action and that members are presented opportunities to remain engaged for multiple campaigns.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish required
- A minimum of 1-2-years paid organizing with experience in team building, volunteer leadership development and/or volunteer management;
- Experience working with diverse and bilingual communities
- Proven ability to achieve measurable, meaningful results in a fast-paced environment
- Passion for developing people to realize their potential as a leader in improving education for children; including experience delivering presentations and facilitating pre-designed curriculum
- Strong interpersonal, communication, and team-building skills; ability to initiate, foster, and leverage contacts and networks to achieve strong, positive outcomes
- Ability to be flexible and steadfast in the face of ambiguity; self-motivated problem-solver and critical thinker
- Ability to be in multiple locations in the course of a given day, the ability to transport items, and the ability to set up and take down meeting equipment (chairs, tables, projectors, screens, etc.); may require the ability to climb stairs
SALARY: $45,833-$57,297 commensurate with experience. Generous benefits.
Stand for Children has a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon receiving an offer of employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law.
Stand for Children consists of two separate entities. Stand for Children, Inc., a grassroots membership organization is exempt under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, and Stand for Children Leadership Center, a leadership development organization is exempt under section 501(c)(3)
Stand for Children and Stand for Children Leadership Center provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or marital status. We are committed to a diverse and culturally inclusive workplace in which our differences broaden our awareness, enrich our daily experiences, and contribute to our collective strength. We predominantly partner with low-income communities of color. Therefore, though race and other legally protected characteristics are never used to make final hiring decisions, we place a particular focus on recruiting staff members who share the backgrounds of the communities we serve.
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