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New Virginia Majority - Democracy, Justice, Progress

New Virginia Majority


ACE Community Organizer

Based in Alexandria, VA

 

New Virginia Majority (NVM), Virginia’s leading civic engagement organization, builds power in working-class communities of color across the Commonwealth. We seek conscious and skilled individuals with a deep commitment to racial and economic justice to join our team. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Please note that currently (7/2020) our office is closed except for occasional planning meetings and outdoors and socially distanced meetings. Hence most work will be conducted remotely.

ACE is an Asian American and Pacific Islander organizing project of New Virginia Majority.

POSITION:
ACE Community Organizer

POSITION TYPE:
Full-time

LOCATION:
Alexandria, Virginia

DESCRIPTION:
New Virginia Majority is looking to hire a full-time Community Organizer who will recruit, engage, activate and retain members, develop leaders, build community-based leadership teams, conduct political education trainings, and co-develop and execute campaign strategy.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build strong relationships and identify and develop leaders into clear membership roles. Timely and aggressive follow up with leads generated by field efforts including one-on-one meetings, house visits and other methods of grassroots outreach.
  • Strengthen existing organizing and develop new campaigns working with Northern Virginia’s AAPI communities.
  • Manage regular membership meetings and support new leaders to facilitate meetings geared towards peer engagement and immediate activation.
  • Create actions, training and mobilization opportunities in order to activate members and activists, build power, and win campaigns.
  • Mobilize and use a database to track engagement of members and activists at various events and field opportunities.
  • Develop the political consciousness of the affiliate organizations’ leaders through popular education, reflection, leadership development and developing appropriate educational materials.
  • Provide support to leaders.
  • Participate in campaign development, strategizing and implementation.
  • Perform other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Committed to New Virginia Majority’s mission of social, racial and economic justice.
  • Experience with grassroots organizing.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a variety of relationships on multiple levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines; able to develop and move projects forward with independence and autonomy.
  • Self-motivated and works well both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to take direction and constructive feedback.
  • Driver’s license and access to a car.
  • A minimum one-year commitment to the position.
  • Experience organizing immigrant communities is preferred.
  • Must speak English; Proficiency in one or more of the following preferable: Bengali, Mongolian, Nepalese, Hindi, Urdu, and / or Vietnamese.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Salaries are competitive. Salary range is $38,000 - $42,000, commensurate with experience, and comes with an excellent benefits package, including health, vision, dental, and stipends for phone and transportation.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a cover letter and resume and contact information for three references to: https://www.newvirginiamajority.org/jobs.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to respond to applicants whose candidacy is not being pursued. No phone calls or email please.

New Virginia Majority is an equal opportunity employer. NVM recruits, hires, trains and promotes without regard to race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability condition or marital status. NVM hires employees based upon qualifications, experience and training required for successful performance of the job as defined in the written job description.

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