[COMM-ORG] job: field organizer, NTIC, no salary info
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From: Andrea Frye <andrea at ntic-us.org>
Save the American Dream Field Organizer
The Save the American Dream Campaign Field Organizer serves as the
primary field staff on NTIC’s national campaign to prevent foreclosures,
fight predatory lending, and expand the Community Reinvestment Act. The
job of the field organizer is to spur organizing on the issues in the
campaign in locals across the country.
The Save the American Dream Campaign Field Organizer reports directly to
the Campaign Director.
Build a multi-pronged national campaign that pushes solutions to keep
people in their homes, prevents predatory lending in the future, and
paves the way for expansion of the Community Reinvestment Act and other
financial system regulatory reforms that will benefit minority and
low-and-moderate income communities in the long term.
Expand the base of organizations organizing on the issues of
foreclosures, predatory lending, and CRA.
Build a cutting edge communications infrastructure for the campaign that
works in real-time. This will include blogging, video, podcasting,
slideshows, and email blasts.
Develop and deepen relationships with policy-makers and their staff in
Frame the campaign and messages in the way that help create a terrain
where expansion of CRA is possible.
Forge strong relationships with a number of national partner
organizations that will be key for us to accomplish our goals.
Develop a clear road-map to success on each of the many proposals that
are central to the Save the American Dream Campaign.
Develop and implement plan to restructure lending partnerships in a way
that best helps us meet the goals of the campaign and the organization.
Develop and implement a plan to engage local organizations in organizing
efforts around foreclosure prevention, abandoned properties, predatory
lending, and community reinvestment. This will include the creation of
new models for local organizing in these arenas.
In concert with the Campaign Director, develop an expanded national
leadership team that will be at the center of campaign decisions and
strategy. This team would be anchored by the current core, but will
create space for a new set of leaders to strengthen this effort.
Develop and market new models for local organizing on issues of
foreclosures, abandoned buildings, predatory lending, and community
Conduct on-site training and over the phone consultation.
Bring new organizing groups into the NTIC Network through affiliation.
Work in concert with the Campaign Director and Communications Director
to develop a media and communications strategy that drives the campaign.
At the discretion of the Campaign Director and Communications Director,
help build the new media infrastructure that will support the campaign.
At the discretion of the Campaign Director, coordinate national
partnerships we have built with lenders and servicers to keep families
in their homes and to clean up lending practices.
In concert with the Campaign Director, organize workshops, plenaries,
and actions related to the Save the American Dream Campaign at NTIC’s
annual Organizers Conference, Leadership Meeting, Leadership Summit, and
other national events.
Gain in-depth understanding of policy and be able to simplify this
knowledge in ways people can understand and use.
Contribute regularly to the organization’s websites and bi-monthly to
major publications including, NTIC Reports and Disclosure.
Participate as a member of the NTIC Organizing Team.
In concert with the Campaign Director and Development Director, conduct
some grant writing and fundraising.
• At least 2 years experience in community organizing; experience with
grassroots groups and organizing strategies; demonstrated ability to
work with grassroots community leaders.
• A strong commitment to racial and social justice
• Experience organizing large public events
• Excellent written and oral communication
• Ability to work with different cultures
• Ability to speak Spanish a plus
• Willingness to travel and work flexible hours
For more information contact:
Director, Save the American Dream Campaign
National People's Action
Washington, DC Office
1536 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
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