Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund
and Massachusetts Peace Action
Develop young leadership
Support MAPA’s Next Gen group, link it to the rest of MAPA
Support MAPA’s campus chapters, link them to MAPA, recruit activists to form new chapters
Develop program for campus chapters and orchestrate activities
Increase the number of young people who are leading and shaping MAPA’s direction (as working group committee chairs or co-chairs, board members, and the like)
Work with young activists to develop their knowledge, leadership skills and commitment
Maintain donor lists
Motivate, organize and sustain a fundraising committee consisting of board members
Create materials to support donation requests
Set up appointments with donors for board members
Meet with donors and ask for donations
Organize annual dinner; house parties; concerts; speaker series – to bring in $$$, cultivate members and donors, build list
Telephone members and expired members
Update them on MAPA’s work, invite them to join activities, ask for membership dues or donation
Telephone new contacts and invite them to become active
Maintain regular office hours
Supervise interns or volunteers as needed
Participate in executive committee, board, program committee meetings, Peace Action affiliates calls
Secondary Responsibilities (participate in selected parts)
Support MAPA’s program work
Current program focus areas are: nuclear disarmament, Middle East wars, Israel/Palestine, People’s Budget. Secondary: peace and climate; racial justice; Downwinders (nuclear power).
Legislative/political: Make our positions on legislation known; file bills and acquire cosponsors; publicize and organize pressure and delegations. Prepare for election years, recruit candidates, brief candidates, potentially organize forums, endorsements, and organize members to work for endorsed candidates. Organize and develop leaders and activists within each Congressional District.
Organize and support activists; try to form or support local peace groups outside of Boston/Cambridge area. This requires some travel and a car would therefore be helpful.
Support working groups or committees. Make sure meetings happen, take notes, share information. Maintain liaison with conveners, activists, allies. Develop and implement strategy and tactics.
Write up, share, communicate the plans and projects of our working groups
Recruit and develop volunteers. Slot them into working groups, make sure they don’t get lost, help them develop as activists
Organize meetings and program events (e.g. speakers)
Annual membership meeting, cross-movement conference, national organizers meeting/ lobby day
Build Mass. Peace Action’s visibility, membership, leadership base, and political power
Monitor national political developments and foreign / military policy developments and relate to our campaigns
Contribute to MAPA’s online presence via website, e-alerts, social media
Write in newsletter
Public speaking on MAPA’s issues
Synthesize policy, advocacy information into MAPA position statements
Easily restate information into different forms e.g. action alert, flyer, letter to the editor, fact sheet, social media
Listen and talk. Represent MAPA with your own voice.
Organize and convene meetings
Networking with other groups and activists
Design impactful flyers using MS Word or Canva
Keep track of lists and money using MS Excel
Post information on Twitter, Facebook, WordPress website, email
Send action alerts and develop online petitions using EveryAction
Share information with colleagues using Google Docs and Google Drive
Manages and organizes lists of supporters using Google Groups, EveryAction, Organizers DB (or replacement)
Social media – fluent in advocacy work using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, podcast
Keep own list of tasks organized
Set priorities for your tasks
Follow through pro-actively
Terms of employment
This is a full time, salaried position. Compensation will be in the $30-$35,000 range. We observe approximately 12 holidays (they are set by when the church is closed and generally follow major national holidays). Employees also receive two weeks paid vacation and five sick days per year.
The Organizer reports to the Executive Director and also maintains an ongoing relationship with the Board Chair and the members of the Executive Committee.
You are expected to initiate and carry out projects, to keep the ED informed of your plans, and to receive assignments and accept direction. In case of a conflict you may consult with the Board’s Personnel Committee for problem solving.
Send resume, cover letter and a sample of your work to Cole Harrison, Executive Director, email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Youth, people of color and members of marginalized groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
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