Midwest Organizer – Position located in St. Paul, MN

Tuesday, Jun 6 2017

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Common Cause is seeking an accomplished, strategic, and collaborative organizer to assist in our efforts to build a stronger, more diverse base throughout the Midwest that will build on our victories and ensure that we are furthering the cause of justice by holding power accountable.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Collaborate with the Midwest Organizing Director and state executive directors to develop, strengthen, and maintain the grassroots organizing network across the region. Recruit and develop diverse leadership of grassroots members, especially youth and people living in low-income communities and communities of color. Develop and staff Common Cause Minnesota’s action team and program committees. Build coalition support, organize members and educate the public and elected officials on democracy issues, prioritizing voting rights and redistricting reform. Coordinate in-person events at the speed of the news cycle may include petition deliveries, press conferences and other creative actions that earn media attention. Stay abreast of legislative and organizational developments throughout the region, building and maintaining relationships with key congressional and state targets. Develop and write public outreach materials including factsheets, action alerts, presentations and online updates. Assist with regional fundraising for our organizing campaigns in coordination with the Midwest Organizing Director and state executive directors.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ideal candidate will have obtained a Bachelor's degree and have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in organizing, advocacy, project management, or similar fields.  Familiar with working in low-income and communities of color. Background in more than one organizing approach or model helpful (e.g. IAF, labor, popular education). Strong empathy, ability, and desire to work in diverse settings. Knowledgeable about the political landscape and policy trends in Midwestern states and understanding of statewide democracy issues, including redistricting, voting rights, money in politics, and more. Ability to multi-task and to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. Willingness to work flexible hours and travel throughout the region--occasional weeknights and weekends. Commitment to working as part of a team. Able to take initiative and to be a self-starter. Bilingual language proficiency is a plus.  Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and current social media platforms is required. Having a mastery of Luminate (or similar website and advocacy management program) is a plus.

Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Director of Human Resources at hr@commoncause.org and include MIDWEST ORGANIZER - MINNESOTA in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546.  No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 


Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, party or political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any illegal or prohibited factor.

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