Now Hiring Regional Field Organizers! [DUE JULY 14]

Now Hiring for Our 2017 Civic Engagement Program!

Summary

We’re looking for an authentic, talented and resourceful Civic Engagement Regional Field Organizer who is passionate about building grassroots political power for young people in Ohio through political field organizing. The OSA Civic Engagement Field Organizer will be in charge of running local voter registration program and building a team of volunteers.This position offers tremendous opportunity for leadership, innovation, teamwork and professional and political development. The right applicant will have experience building and manages teams, the ability to spark conversations with strangers, build and manage relationships, has an eye for strategy and structure, and is detailed-oriented and able to plan events.

About Us

Formed in 2012, OSA is a statewide multiracial, multiclass organization led by young people. OSA exists to build progressive grassroots political power for social, economic and racial justice in Ohio. On 9 campuses, and in 4 communities in Ohio, we use issue and electoral organizing and momentum-driven direct action organizing, as tools to organize a progressive political bloc of young people in Ohio to reclaim the story of our state, and transform public policy.

What We’re Looking For 

  • An authentic, grounded person with a strong sense of why they organize, and a deep commitment to building power for young people

  • Strong communicator; one who communicates consistently and clearly and is able to break down complicated subjects into understandable lessons

  • A highly organized person (seriously), who is able to work independently, able to work as a part of a team, and able to work under pressure

  • Able to to handle high pressure situations with strict goals and deliverables

  • Passion and experience tackling issues affecting young people, especially economic justice, criminalization, educational justice, and voting rights

  • A relational person who empowers and develops young leaders

  • Self-starter who shows strong initiative and is committed to personal growth

  • Effective written, verbal and interpersonal skills

  • Willingness to work nontraditional hours on a regular basis & campaign hours during election season

  • Comfortable working on campus with students or with high school students. 

Relevant Software & Tools: Google Docs/Sheets, Car and Phone 

Civic Engagement Regional Field Organizer Job Description

Full-Time Temporary
August 1st– November 2017
Reports to: OSA Civic Engagement Director
Salary and Benefits: $30k-33k depending on experience, and Healthcare benefits. The Core Responsibilities & Activities are:

  • Running a large-scale local voter registration and turnout program targeting young voters in your area in 2017;

  • Building local partnerships for support and resources as well as long lasting relationships with these local organizations;

  • Building teams of volunteers and providing training and support for those volunteers;

  • Recruiting and managing high performing volunteers

  • Organizing canvass days, class raps, and big events around voting such as National Voter Registration Day.

  • Being responsible for daily and overall goals of the voter registration program;

  • Providing coaching, training, and motivation for the team;

  • Communicating effectively with team, volunteers, community, and supervisor;

  • Working closely with the OSA members and staff to integrate our civic engagement work with the organizing work and our fellowship program;

  • Building independent political power on campus across the state.

  • Able to analyze and critically evaluate programs and systems.

Supervision: Civic Engagement Regional Field Organizer will work directly with OSA Civic Engagement Director

How to Apply:

To apply, please email your resume and 1-page cover letter to ryan@ohorganizing.org. The deadline is Friday July 14th, 2017.

Must be available for an on boarding training August 1st-August 3rd! Position is from August till November.

We welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, refugees and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.