Pennsylvania Community Organizer

Full Time | Application Deadline:

The Pennsylvania Community Organizer will play a vital role in supporting the organizing strategy to build Muslim American voter turnout and mobilization on key policy initiatives. The position’s goals include but are not limited to: to build the capacity of local leaders to recognize, own, and amplify their power through training, capacity building, coaching, and strategic campaign development; to build a strong volunteer infrastructure by growing our base of activists and engagers, and by developing and supporting new and current leaders; to support campaign implementation through direct actions and other engagements and; to create a connection between national issue campaigns and local activities.

The successful candidate is self-sufficient, resourceful, collaborative; an efficient effective verbal, written (electronic), and visual communicator skilled in extracting user requirements; able to assess and manage priorities, driven to provide effective solutions, and well organized and methodical, with an eye for detail, and a champion of process standards and documentation. We seek someone who is analytical, creative, and adaptive in problem-solving; seeks to help others improve the process, visibility,and decision making through reports and data; and is passionate about building political power in the Muslim American community.

RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to):

  • Identify and develop strong, trusted, and authentic relationships with key organizations and community leaders
  • Work across departments to ensure that organizing goals complement other campaigns and organizational goals
  • Manage all aspects of Chapter organizing activities, including voter registration drives, voter turnout and get-out-the-vote (GOTV) programs (including canvassing, door-knocking, phone-banking and text-banking)
  • Proficiency with voter databases and technology tools such as NGP VAN, MiniVan, ThruTalk, ThruText, Every Action, etc. and lead staff training for same programs
  • Implement online and offline organizing strategies to win legislative, power-building, and programmatic achievements
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers and paid canvassers.
  • Manage communications needs including graphic design, email marketing, and social media content.
  • Community event planning, and onsite event management.
  • Develop and grow volunteer leadership and capacity at the state and local levels to advance organizing work
  • Support development of educational workshops; Identify training and resource development needs
  • Work with the national organizing team to build out direct action programs
  • Support grant writing
  • Provide timely and consistent reports on the grassroots activities and progress of organizing goals