job: senior organizer/trainer, Boston, no salary info

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Thu Apr 19 22:13:47 CDT 2007

From: "Xavier Benavides" <XBenavides at>


Based in Boston, MA


Oxfam America is a nonprofit, international agency that funds long-term 
development and disaster relief projects in 28 countries throughout 
Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Caribbean. Our grants promote 
self-reliance by local communities that strive to increase food 
production, encourage local institution building, and foster 
participatory development. Oxfam America speaks out about public 
policies that affect our partners around the world. We also produce 
educational materials on issues of hunger and development and campaign 
to change the structures that keep people in poverty.


Increase awareness of poverty and social justice issues and support for 
Oxfam America using grassroots marketing and communications strategies 
to recruit and cultivate individuals and groups. Through coordination 
with the Outreach Team, provide leadership and strategic direction for 
the CHANGE Initiative. Represent Oxfam to the public, particularly the 
critical 18-25 youth segment, at conferences, trainings and other 
opportunities. Increase Oxfam’s partnerships and explore new trends 
through collaborations with allied organizations. Supervise volunteers 
and interns working on Outreach related projects. Serve as member of 
Campaigns & Outreach Team, helping plan and coordinate Oxfam America’s 
popular campaigning and constituency building efforts.


1. Lead on collaboration with Campaigns, Policy, and other Oxfam staff 
to develop CHANGE, Oxfam’s student leadership and advocacy program, and 
other regional and national trainings.

2. Develop strategies to enhance and expand the CHANGE Initiative to 
ensure it remains at the forefront of student training programs, 
including relevant internet enhancements, e- communications, curriculum 
development, etc.

3. Continuously develop and test new methods for constituency 
recruitment and retention (canvassing, house parties, phone banking, 
flash video, etc). Monitors and evaluates.

4. Cultivate volunteers and speakers who can represent Oxfam regionally 
and support grassroots activities throughout the country.

5. Initiate and provide support to Oxfam Clubs and other campus and 
community groups organizing in support of Oxfam’s mission.

6. Incorporate evaluation, tracking, and reporting into all aspects of 
outreach and program work, writing reports as required.

7. Represent Oxfam at national and regional conferences, on campuses, 
and at other venues.

8. Assist in the development of educational and promotional materials.

9. Collaborate with Oxfam’s regional offices and Oxfam affiliates

10. Provide supervision and support to volunteers and interns.


Competitive wages and full benefits.

For more information:

Contact HR at jobs at or visit us online at

Xavier Benavides

Senior Organizer & Training Specialist

Oxfam America

226 Causeway Street, 5th Floor

Boston, MA 02114-2206

800-77-OXFAM | 617-728-2488 | 617-728-2595 (fax)

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