National Grassroots Organizer
Activists across the country are reaching out with interest in joining forces with GRR!, to preserve access to sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice for everyone. Many want to establish groups and chapters in other states. We need more hands to support their work so we are looking for a National Grassroots Organizer.
We are looking for someone who is ready to inspire and coordinate more GRR! activity.
The National Grassroots Organizer will create new connections and help grow GRR! by developing leaders across the country. Those leaders can identify issues and priorities for action in their states and communities.
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to, and passion for, sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice, and an understanding of challenges facing communities of color. S/he will have a track record of grassroots organizing and volunteer coordination, encouraging leadership, and inspiring others to activism.
The National Grassroots Organizer will work remotely. S/he will meet weekly by video and report to our leadership team.
About our organization:
Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights (GRR!) is an organization that promotes sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice with a racial justice framework. We advocate for sound public policy that respects people’s healthcare and economic needs, and strong, healthy families and communities. We believe justice is inclusive—interconnected—and that we only win together.
GRR! is committed to building a more diverse organization. We strongly encourage applicants of all cultures, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and physical abilities to apply.
Due to Covid-19, to keep everyone safe, we are currently working remotely. When necessary to meet we practice safe social distancing and use masks, hand sanitizer, care, and common sense.
The National Grassroots Organizer will work to create new connections for GRR! and thus help to grow the organization. S/he will engage with individuals who express an interest in GRR! via any avenue: social media, personal referral, email, etc. The primary objective of this position is to develop leaders who can then build chapters. These chapters and groups will identify local issues and direct successful issue-based initiatives throughout the United States.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The National Grassroots Organizer will perform a wide range of duties focused on empowering everyone, especially grandmothers, to find and use their power and engage within our organization in actively supporting sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. The National Grassroots Organizer:
- Identifies, recruits and trains leaders to create, maintain, and sustain GRR! chapters or groups;
- Organizes, inspires, and coordinates volunteer efforts throughout the organization;
- Supports groups and chapters in developing collaborative relationships with local and state reproductive rights organizations, and other allied organizations, groups, and community leaders;
- Creates positive leadership relationships with member leaders and activists;
- Supports groups and chapters in organizing and coordinating statewide actions;
- Engages with activists and donors through state-specific Facebook groups, email, and phone. Is flexible and creative about how to meet with people in the age of Covid-19;
- Develops materials and systems with support from the leadership team. These meetings will be virtual or possibly face-to-face as needed to support these efforts;
- Maintains and updates various chapter membership lists and data systems;
- Working with our leadership team, monitors the use of the GRR! brand by chapters and groups;
- Uses technology systems to monitor and report on metrics related to outreach and engagement efforts and to assess any gaps in effective outreach and engagement (changing course if needed); and,
- Works fluidly in a team where each member is sometimes a leader and sometimes a follower.
- A demonstrated commitment to, and passion for, sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice, and an understanding of challenges facing communities of color;
- Deep experience in successful volunteer organization, coordination, and inspiration;
- Several years of experience in either state or local government, community organizations, campaign or issue organizing, or other, relevant community-based experience working on issues affecting women;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details;
- Ability to show leadership in large and small groups, and experience organizing and executing successful, engaging trainings;
- Independent and strong leadership skills to drive projects and programs to completion;
- Ability to work with staff and volunteers from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and challenge people to take risks to make change;
- Experience on racial justice issues;
- Results-focused and organized;
- Self-motivated – proven ability to work independently;
- Hard-working, and energetic;
- Proficient computer skills, including digital communication platforms; and,
- Willing and able to work in a team where roles are fluid.
- Reproductive health, rights, and justice issues: 2 years (Required)
- Grassroots organizing and volunteer coordination: 2 years (Required)
- Working in diverse communities: 2 years (Required)
Job Type: Consultant
Compensation: Competitive, based on experience
GRR! is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Black/African American, Indigenous, people of color, and LGBTQIA people are strongly encouraged to apply.
GRR! does not discriminate against or tolerate harassment of any employee because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, physical or mental disability, any other basis prohibited by law, or protected activity under the anti-discrimination statutes.
Work Remotely: Yes
GRR! Describes Its Culture as:
- Results-oriented—outcome-focused with a strong performance culture;
- People-oriented—inclusive, supportive and fairness-focused;
- Bold—feisty, persistent, empowering and surprising;
- Innovative—creative and risk-taking;
- Team-oriented—cooperative and collaborative; and,
- Detail-oriented—quality and precision-focused.
Application deadline: September 15th. Please upload your cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org