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Job Details:

Deadline: Application closes on July 2nd, 2018
Location: Open to all chapter locations (Chicago, New York, Minneapolis, New Haven, Boston and LA)
Team: Programs and Organizing
Posted: 6/15/18
Hiring Manager: Mattie Weiss, Senior Training Manager

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Senior Training Manager on the National Programs Team, the Organizing Associate will bring ferocity, joy, real talk, moral courage and deep humanity to the work of supporting our Organizers in the field. Specifically, the Organizing Associate will: 1) Support and coach Organizers to be responsive, bold, relational, and goal-hungry in their organizing work, 2) develop and roll out organizing resources to support this work, and 3) help to plan, prepare, and deliver organizing focused workshops and trainings. The role will include substantial travel to E4E chapters, shadowing Organizers and providing feedback and guidance, creating content (presentations, worksheets, planning templates, agendas) to support chapters, devising surveys of staff needs, hosting workshops and trainings in person and online and, for major training events, helping plan and execute training content and logistics (space, food, travel, supplies).

You will:

Periodically travel to E4E chapter sites to support and observe our Organizers in action, and provide in-person coaching and feedback
Identify additional national and chapter-level supports for Organizers
Create high quality, clear and inspiring materials (presentations, worksheets, how-to guides, templates) to aid chapter campaigns and initiatives
Work collaboratively across the organization to enlist the right staff members and others to participate in the creation and delivery of materials when appropriate
Develop surveys to solicit feedback and expectations around trainings and other programs
Along with other E4E national staff, help plan and execute the content and logistical aspects of national E4E training and professional development events
Create materials and systems to support E4E in the logistical needs for such events
Conduct occasional online and in-person workshops and trainings for staff and members to build skills and foster leadership development
Develop staff members and volunteers across departments to be excellent facilitators by involving them in the training creation and implementation process, providing feedback, and by establishing training practice as a norm

You have:
Experience organizing on or with political, electoral and/or advocacy campaigns/organizations
One of the following experiences: at least one year as a Pre-K-12 classroom teacher; some form of teaching, school-based professional experience, student-based professional experience or previous work with educational non-profits
The ability to travel often to other chapter locations
Significant experience training and facilitating others, ideally in a political organizing or public education context
Proven ability to produce high quality, inspirational and engaging materials and training/workshop agendas
Demonstrated ability to coach and develop others
Adept with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, including stylistic and formatting abilities
Highly organized, and a strong communicator
Joy, compassion, tenacity, grit and the ability to take initiative and thrive in a fast-paced and unstructured environment

Benefits & Applying

Educators for Excellence believes in providing employees with benefits to support self-care, wellness, and financial stability. We value the whole person and provide benefits such as; paid time off, health insurance plans, competitive salaries that include pre-tax benefits, and cell phone reimbursements.

Applications can be addressed to Mattie Weiss, Senior Training Manager and should include a resume and cover letter. Internal applicants should also submit the internal interview project with their application. Please ensure that all materials address relevant experience and your understanding of how this position connects to the overall mission of E4E.

Educators for Excellence is an equal opportunity employer. We predominantly partner with low-income communities of color. Therefore, though race and other identity markers are never used to make final hiring decisions, we place a particular focus on recruiting staff members who share the backgrounds of our communities.


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Posted By: Elynor Moss
Monday, June 25th 2018 at 12:23PM
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