Regional Organizer -Eastern Hub (Organizing)
REPORTS TO: Deputy Director of Organizing
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:To build, organize and strengthen a regional grassroots network to help Bread for the World accomplish its legislative goals toward ending hunger and poverty in the United States and internationally.
1. Implements mobilization efforts including resourcing existing activist, Bread teams and churches, delivering results for legislative campaigns and developing financial support for Bread and the Institute.
2. Engages, educates and motivates a diverse network on hunger-related issues and advocacy
3. Builds grassroots capacity identifying new leaders, building grassroots infrastructure and ensuring that diversity (racial, ethnic, generational, and providing denominational) is an active part of activist recruitment.
4. Recruits participants for Bread for the World-sponsored events.
5. Trains volunteers in community organizing, lobbying and media engagement; creates and manages training events and seminars.
6. Works with deputy director in setting grassroots strategies. Works cross-departmentally to implement engagement with local activists.
7. Communicates regularly with Bread for the World activists and members.
8. Stays abreast of legislative and organizational developments, building and maintaining knowledge of key Congressional targets as well as Members of Congress in assigned region.
9. Uses organization's resources in a manner that demonstrates responsibility and good stewardship, including submitting corporate credit card receipts on time, completing timesheets on time, submitting personnel documents on time, and making choices regarding travel arrangements, meals and lodging that are consistent with Bread's values.
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
• Minimum of five years' organizing experience
• Understanding of public policy advocacy, legislative process, international and domestic hunger, and congregational/denominational governance
• Experience working with diverse groups, including ability to reach across racial, ethnic, generational, socioeconomic, rural/urban and denominational lines
• Ability to create positive collaborative relationships with local organizations
• Experience working in New England communities a plus
• Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
• Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, Internet, databases
WORK ENVIRONMENT ISSUES:
• Overnight travel up to 13 weeks a year, including 3-4 weeks per year in Washington, DC
• Valid Driver's License and driving history that is consistent with the ability to be insured at an affordable, “safe driver” rate (Determined at Bread's discretion)
• This position will be deployed in Maine or another location at Bread's discretion, with additional responsibilities for neighboring states.
• The individual chosen for this position must be able to work from home.
• Self-motivated and ability to work independently.
• Applicants with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.
HOW TO APPLY:
If you are interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Careers.ORG@bread.org or fax these materials to the attention of Sarah Rohrer at 212-870-2328 no later than November 15, 2013.
Bread is an EOE.
Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. Please visit www.bread.org for a full listing of available positions.
Bread for the World is an Equal Opportunity Employer.