Job: Senior Organizer, Washington DC, no salary info
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From: "David Edeli" <dedeli at citizen.org>
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Senior Field Organizer
Senior Field Organizer: Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch division is
seeking to hire a Senior Field Organizer, effective immediately. The
Senior Field Organizer is supervised by the Deputy Director. The
organizer helps to develop and implement grassroots strategies and
campaigns to support Public Citizen’s legislative initiatives in
targeted states and regions domestically. In the short term, this
position will specifically focus on expanding opposition to the current
NAFTA/WTO trade model by exposing its impact on policies related to
workers’ rights, immigrant rights, environmental protection, health care
regulation and more. Additionally, this position will assist efforts in
building consensus for an alternative approach to trade policy.
Global Trade Watch: Global Trade Watch (GTW), a division of Public
Citizen (www.citizen.org), promotes democracy by challenging corporate
globalization, arguing that the current globalization model is neither a
random inevitability nor “free trade.” The current NAFTA/WTO model of
globalization has been built to benefit large multinational corporations
at the expense of workers’ rights, social justice and the environment.
For more information, please see our website: www.citizen.org/trade or
People of color, women, LGBT candidates are encouraged to apply. Spanish
language skills highly desirable.
1. Work with the Deputy Director and the rest of the GTW team to plan,
develop and implement public education and issue advocacy campaigns.
2. Phone, e-mail and other communication, as well as occasional travel
to target states in the U.S. to develop and carry out grassroots
organizing and coalition building with individuals and organizations.
3. Work with local activists to implement state and local media
strategies, including free and earned media events, media contacts,
editorial mailings, talk radio alerts, and op-ed placement.
4. Build relationships with allies in Global South, communities of color
and immigrant rights community.
4. Preparation of organizing materials, issue updates, action alerts,
and media materials needed to implement issue campaigns in coordination
with Deputy Director.
5. Respond to information requests and serve as general point of contact
for local activists in assigned states and for international allies in
specific countries as assigned.
6. Monitor developments in negotiations of international agreements as
7. Maintain and provide content for relevant listserves.
8. Provide administrative support as needed.
9. Assist in maintaining a national database of activists, organizations
and key contacts.
10. Other duties as assigned.
1. Education: College degree preferred. Organizer training (Green Corps,
Center for Third World Organizing, Midwest Academy, etc.) preferred.
2. Knowledge: Familiarity with globalization issues, labor unions,
immigrant community organizations and other civil society groups and
3. Work Experience: At least three years of strategic advocacy and
organizing and/or electoral experience at the state, national or
4. Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills; good
motivational and interpersonal skills; well organized; good computer
skills; bilingual Spanish-English preferred.
5. Capabilities: Ability to work well with a wide range of people; to
work independently as well as in coalition; to work well under pressure;
and to adapt to changing situations on a daily basis.
6. Conditions: Long hours possible when Congress is in session; some
Public Citizen is an equal opportunity employer. Public Citizen
employees are proud members of SEIU Local 500.
To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to
applicant at citizen.org or Human Resources, Public Citizen, 1600 20th St.,
NW, Washington, DC 20009. No phone calls.
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