Overview

DESCRIPTION

The Feminist Majority Foundation is seeking a highly motivated and passionate recent college graduate (1-3 years out of college) or graduating college student to organize on colleges and universities across the country, with a special focus on historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), as a National Campus Organizer for FMF’s Feminist Campus Program.

The National Campus Organizer will operate as part of a team of National Campus Organizers, and will cultivate relationships and grow the national Feminist Campus program on existing and new campuses, with priority given to establishing feminist groups on HBCUs. On every campus where FMF organizes, we explicitly use an intersectional framework, connecting pro-choice advocacy with multiple issues impacting women of color and vulnerable communities, including but not limited to, voter suppression, gender-based violence, racial justice, and economic justice.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Launch and maintain pro-choice, feminist activist groups called Feminist Majority Leadership Alliances (FMLAs) and affiliated feminist groups who identify themselves with other names
  • Lead Feminist Campus campaigns around issues such as ending sexual violence, voter engagement and mobilization, and reproductive health, rights, and justice
  • Visit colleges and universities to maintain established relationships and build new relationships with feminist students, faculty, and staff
  • Provide issues-based and leadership trainings to FMLAs and affiliated groups
  • Create, coordinate, and schedule content for Feminist Campus’ social media platforms and blog
  • Participate in planning and implementing national and local conferences and special events, including the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference in March
  • Develop and maintain a campus activist database through data entry and regular reporting.
  • Participate in coalition work and coalition building
  • Represent Feminist Campus and the Feminist Majority Foundation at conferences and events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • A current and valid driver’s license (necessary for traveling)
  • Prior leadership experience working on social justice issues; including involvement in a feminist group, LGBTQIA+ group, racial justice group, environmental group, or student government
  • Strong writing and data entry skills
  • Critical attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and G Suite, social media proficiency, and technological adaptability
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Ability to be solution-oriented and work as a team player in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to think critically and strategize around issues and campaigns
  • Passion for networking and communicating with others, whether by telephone, text, email, social media, or while attending conferences and workshops
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • A commitment to moving the feminist movement forward and passion for creating positive social change

Preferred

  • Familiarity with HBCUs (historically Black colleges and universities)
  • Experience planning large-scale events and actions
  • Endurance to work on long grassroots campaigns
  • Basic experience with graphics creation
  • Experience organizing or working on social justice issues in Alabama, Louisiana, or Mississippi
  • Sense of humor

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is a full-time position in our Arlington, VA office. Starting salary is $37,500, can be negotiated upward based on experience and education. Benefits include two weeks vacation (with a winter vacation from December 24-January 2), generous health and dental benefits, and a 403(b) retirement plan.

APPLICATION

Complete applications require a resume, a cover letter detailing leadership and issue experience, a brief (1-3 pages) writing sample, and three academic/professional references. Only completed applications will be reviewed. Please send a complete application to the Campus Team at campusteam@feminist.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with priority given to those received before June 15, 2018. Applicants will be notified if they have been selected for an interview. Please do not call.

The Feminist Majority Foundation/Feminist Majority is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and workplace equity. People of color, people with disabilities, non-native U.S. citizens, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and other historically marginalized communities are highly encouraged to apply.

Tagged as: Advocacy & Organizing, Non Profit