Political Outreach and Organizing Fellow

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Position: Political Outreach and Organizing Fellow
Location: Los Angeles and Bay Area
Compensation: $15/hour, approximately 15 hours per week (non-exempt)

About the Political Outreach and Organizing Fellowship
As Political Outreach and Organizing Fellow, you will be a crucial member of a political campaign. You will have direct contact with your community and will work to organize youth. Through an extensive training curriculum, you will learn the fundamentals of organizing and voter contact, understand the function of a political campaign, and utilize new campaign technology. Most importantly, you will be building power through the inclusion of youth voices in this campaign.

Essential Duties

  • Participate in weekly campaign activities
  • Organize youth to engage in campaign activities
  • Meet weekly recruitment goal's
  • Work with Manager and Organizing team to implement unified campaign strategies and campaign operation's
  • Additional duties as assigned

Required Capabilities/Qualifications

  • Current student or alumnus of a charter school and currently located in the Greater Los Angeles area or the Greater Bay Area
  • Passionate about your charter school experience
  • Flexible
  • Team player
  • Must have reliable transportation to campaign office

Preferred Capabilities/Qualifications

  • Spanish speaking preferred
  • Previous organizing or campaign experience

Position Details:

  • Scope: Political Outreach and Organizing Fellows will work on behalf of the California Charter Schools Association Advocates 501c4 organization
  • Duration: Position runs from April 2018 - June 2018 (with potential for continuation)
  • Hours: Approximately 15+ hours per week (including evening and weekend hours)
  • Compensation: $15/hour; this is an hourly, non-exempt position with no benefits

How to Apply
Please submit materials in one of the following two ways:

1. Submit materials as one PDF or Word document including:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter with answers to the following questions:
    1. What is your employment status? (full-time college student, working part-time, etc.)
    2. What is educational justice and what does it mean to you?
    3. What is your experience with charter schools? Do you think charters are an important piece of the public education system? Why or why not?
    4. Do you have an interest in politics, advocacy, or community organizing? What special skills, knowledge, or abilities do you have that will help you to successfully educate and persuade communities?
  • List of three references with phone numbers and emails (will only contact after notifying you)

Save the document as "'your first name and last name' - Political Outreach and Organizing Fellow" and send the attachment to: OrganizingCareers@ccsa.org.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

About the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA)(501c3)
The California Charter Schools Association is the membership and professional organization serving over 1,275 charter public schools and more than 630,000 students in the state of California. The Vision of the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) is to increase student learning by growing the number of families choosing high quality charter schools so that no child is denied the right to a great public education. The Mission of CCSA is to have a million students attending charter public schools by 2022, with charter public schools outperforming non charter public schools on every measure. For more information, please visit www.ccsa.org.

About the California Charter Schools Association Advocates (CCSA Advocates)(501c4)
The California Charter Schools Association Advocates (CCSA Advocates) is a 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to increasing the involvement of the charter school community in the public policy arena, creating a pipeline of charter school supporters and activists, electing public officials who support California charter schools, and growing the political influence of the California charter school movement. The Vision of the California Charter Schools Association Advocates (CCSAA) is to increase student learning by growing the number of families choosing high quality charter schools so that no child is denied the right to a great public education. The Mission of Advocates is to increase the number of students attending quality charter schools in California as quickly as possible by creating a political environment that is supportive of charter schools. For more information, please visit http://www.ccsaadvocates.org/.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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