AQU - Alliance for Quality Education

Alliance for Quality Education

AQE NYC Campaigns Organizer

Based in New York City, NY

The Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) is New York State’s lead community-based organization in the fight for high quality public education. In New York City, AQE plays a leading role in organizing communities and building coalitions to push for key successful reforms, aimed at supporting students and teachers, and engaging parents and communities as partners in educational justice. AQE is a statewide coalition that has a major impact on statewide and local education policy whose focus is organizing parents and community members to demand racial and economic justice in education.


  • Conduct extensive outreach to parent and youth groups, community organizations, clergy, advocacy groups and other organizations;
  • Will work with Campaigns Director on Education Warriors trainings, a 8-10 week training program that develops 10-15 parents and focuses on building their skills in community organizing, lobbying, social media, fundraising and more;
  • Mobilize and train parents and community members to participate in a wide variety of activities, including grassroots lobbying, press conferences, rallies and demonstrations, meetings and leadership trainings;
  • Create advocacy, organizing and outreach materials as needed and for broad-based distribution;
  • Organize and/or work with other organizations to include coalition participation in a variety of actions, including rallies, legislative days, legislative testimony, etc.;
  • Actively engage public officials around the coalition’s policy agenda and organizing strategy determined by consensus of organized constituencies;

Job Qualifications

  • Organizing or related experience
  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • Familiarity with the political structure of New York
  • Experience working in racially, economically and linguistically diverse communities
  • Ability to understand and communicate about policy and advocacy issues
  • Strong writing skills, strong verbal and interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to thrive in high paced, stimulating campaign environment, work as a team player and get the job done
  • Capacity to coordinate multiple tasks and activities successfully. Must be highly motivated self-starter who is committed to making a difference and to the success of the project.
  • Candidates who are women and/or people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Multilingualism a plus

Other duties and expectations include:

  • Take part in weekly staff meetings via conference calls.
  • Weekly social media posts across organizational platforms about the organizing work,
  • Contact the supervisor at least once daily to discuss progress, tactics, and concerns.
  • Attend events and actions
  • Work evenings and some weekends.
  • Travel as necessary (position will be based in NYC, with trips to Albany)

To Apply
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, and contact information of three references to: zakiyah@aqeny.org.

Reports to: AQE Campaigns Director

Salary: Commensurate with Experience.

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