REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: National Coordinator
DIRECT REPORTS: N/A
WORK SCHEDULE: Part-Time (20 Hours/Week)
Born out of a tragic school shooting, March For Our Lives (MFOL) is a courageous youth-led movement dedicated to promoting civic engagement, education, and direct action by youth to eliminate the epidemic of gun violence. Our people are motivated by our mission, and we are proud of the contribution that our staff makes to the world. Life at MFOL is centered around work/life integration, valuing inclusion and we prioritize policies that support a regenerative environment. Here at MFOL, we are creating a thoughtful, liberating & healing culture and not ignoring the world around us. We listen, we are allies and we are supported with training, counseling, and coaching
The National Organizer joins our National Organizing Team, the team responsible for the execution of initiatives, direct actions, and on the ground organizing to get closer to our vision of eradicating gun violence in all forms. National Organizers are charged with mobilizing and growing the March For Our Lives movement, developing National campaigns and strategies where appropriate, and providing support to youth action takers. The role is perfect for students and requires prior experience in organizing. Qualified applicants who are 25 years old (Gen-Z) and younger are highly encouraged to apply.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
- Membership Growth & Retention (25%)
- Scale the movement of youth action takers across the nation against specific, measurable goals set by the organizing team. Onboard new members and ensure ongoing activity/calls to action as a key retention tactic.
- Lead and support weekly phone banks, canvasses, and other recruitment tactics around our organizational priorities to maintain engagement with youth and adult action takers.
- Advise and guide the membership working group based on feedback, experience, and insights from the youth action taker work.
- Support the National Coordinator in maintaining a bench of at least 50 super volunteers & top leaders that can support rapid response efforts and general programmatic priorities.
- Coaching and Education (25%)
- Train and support cohort of movement organizers and volunteers through weekly meetings
- Lead Movement Organizers in creation and implementation of monthly mass calls (ie. topics covered, content, distributed organizing opportunities for volunteers) based on policy and organizing priorities
- Determine trainings and assets needed to educate movement organizers and volunteers alike
- National Organizing Strategy (25%)
- Translate and adopt national priorities into initiatives and campaigns that engage young people and provide direction for their organizing.
- Develop organizing plans in conjunction with the National Coordinator for organizing the movement around national policy priorities.
- Own specific work and projects based on professional development needs and areas of interest
- Training and Development (25%)
- Develop and grow the next iteration of youth leaders
- Oversee the chapter onboarding and coaching program
- Facilitate new leaders entry to MFOL with ‘Welcome to the Movement’ calls
- Create training materials and train-the-trainers on MFOL key priorities and tactics
- Identify and outreach to key areas where MFOL can generate impact
WHO YOU ARE:
- You’re an organizer. You’ve been on the ground organizing your community in the fight for justice. You know how to move people and connect with them around key issues.
- You know how to bring people in. Acquisition and retention of supporters is your bread and butter. You’ve grown and scaled movements across state lines to win.
- You’re a high value communicator: You over communicate. You hate the idea of your inbox crowding up and serve as a model for how to communicate effectively in distributed environments.
- You know how to prioritize: You know how to juggle multiple priorities, set expectations accordingly, and deliver high quality work against deadlines.