Community Organizer

Job Title: Community Organizer

Hours: Varies 35 – 40 hours a week; Occasional weekend hours required
Salary: $12/hour

 

Asian American Organizing Project (AAOP) seeks a full-time Community Organizer to organize and outreach to young Asian residents and voters in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. The organizer will manage and build neighborhood groups, leaderships, and activities through issues organizing in relation to the 2017 integrated civic engagement work. The organizer will collaborate on coordinated efforts with local partners on community workshops, events, forums, and GOTV. This position is a full-time position. The position starts as soon as possibleĀ or until filled. Please submit a resume by June 30, 2017 along with cover letter addressing question below to jobs@aaopmn.org; with Community Organizer in email subject.

 

Duties:

  • Manage & coordinate door knock, phone bank, & events
  • Recruit, manage, & check in with volunteers
  • Outreach via tabling, canvassing, community meetings, & 1:1s
  • Coordinate efforts with partners & student orgs
  • Attend & facilitate workshop/trainings
  • Provide timely data reporting, management & quality control
  • Coordinate languages assistance & transportation
  • Report to Executive Director

Skill Sets Developed:

  • Program management & basic budgeting
  • Community outreach, engagement, & recruitment
  • Relationship building & leadership development
  • Events planning and management
  • Script writing & messaging
  • Public speaking/facilitation/trainer the trainer
  • Voter registration guidelines & legality
  • Data quality control & management via VAN

Knowledge Gained:

  • Issues affecting MN Asian communities
  • Non-partisan electoral & civic engagement
  • Asian cultural nuances related to gender justice
  • Voter Activation Network (VAN) platform

Experience:
At least 1-2 year experience and/or willing to learn

  • Relationship building, civic engagement, and community organizing; knowledge in voter registration
  • Doorknock and phonebank planning, management, and training; train the trainer skills
  • Data entry and Voter Activation Network (VAN) preferred, but not required
  • Strong commitment to civic engagement, community organizing, and empowerment of young underrepresented Asian communities
  • Strong commitment to racial, economic, and gender justice
  • Self-starter, excellent communication skills, good time management, and meeting deadlines
  • Enjoys meeting and interacting with new people, and people of all background and identities
  • Works well in challenging environment both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to stay on task and problem solve; and ability to work in non-English speaking communities
  • Not required, but a plus if bilingual in English and Asian languages, and Asian language(s) writing skills
  • Conversant in Microsoft Office, Google docs, photoshop (but not required), and various social media platforms

Please include a 1 or 2 page cover letter answering the questions below:

  1. How do you relate to the struggles facing low-income refugee/immigrant Asian communities? How has it shaped your values in being involved with community organizing?
  2. How does gender and racial justice lens inform your practices in being a community leader?
  3. What special skills are you bringing into AAOP? Describe how this will forward the work of AAOP in developing young Asian (ages 18-35) voting power towards democracy?

AAOP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. We strongly encourage persons who are Asian & Pacific Islanders, queer, trans, and women of color to apply for the positions.

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