Alliance for Retired Americans

Independent Contractor Organizer

Based in Des Moines, IA

Alliance for Retired Americans seeks Independent Contractor Organizer in IA.

Location: Des Moines, IA
Application Deadline: Rolling / ASAP
Desired Start Date: February 1st
Type: Independent Contract; approximately 20 hours/week

About the Alliance for Retired Americans
The Alliance for Retired Americans is a nationwide grass roots advocacy organization with more than 4.4 million members working together to make improve the lives of all older Americans.

Overview of the project
The Alliance for Retired Americans seeks an independent contractor to oversee a 10-month program advancing the work of its Iowa state chapter. Working closely with chapter officers and activists, the contractor will help expand capacity and support and organization mobilization activities focused on raising awareness and support for key retiree issues, especially lowering the cost of prescription drugs. Contractor will report to national Alliance mobilization staff.

General project parameters:

  1. Expand the reach of the Iowa state chapter through affiliations with other organizations
  2. Engage Alliance members and coordinate Alliance local chapters
  3. Working with Alliance members, recruit and train at least 30 personal storytellers who can share their experience with prescription drug costs
  4. Collect and organize member and activist contact information

Specific project requirements:

  1. Participation in twice weekly planning calls.
  2. Complete monthly progress reports.
  3. Contact 25-50 Alliance members calls each week
  4. Plan, direct or assist 4-5 media outreach opportunities each month, such as Op-Eds, letters to the editor, press conferences or interviews, and actions
  5. Update chapter social media feeds at least 3-5 times per week
  6. Coordinate the distribution of a weekly state chapter newsletter

Preferred Experience

  1. Political campaign or union organizing
  2. Familiarity with seniors issues and/or the labor movement
  3. Familiarity with Google Docs, Facebook and Twitter

This project will begin in February and will run through November with the possibility of extension. Contract is for $3000/month with $100 phone stipend and expenses.

To Apply
Email résumé and statement to: AllianceOrganizing@RetiredAmericans.org.

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