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Job Opening: National Organizer


Description:

The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is looking for an experienced organizer who is dynamic, articulate, creative, and a passionate social justice advocate to work as a full-time National Organizer in its Washington, DC office.

The US Campaign is a national coalition of more than 325 organizations working to end U.S. support for Israel’s military occupation and human rights abuses against Palestinians and change U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine to support human rights, international law, and equality for all.

The National Organizer will be responsible for working with staff, Steering Committee, Advisory Board, and member organizations of the US Campaign to organize and coordinate national grassroots campaigns, create new program ideas, work with member groups on Campaign priority areas, help give a national voice to local actions, and implement the US Campaign’s main programmatic priorities from the National Assemblies, including:

a) Grassroots organizing capacity building with member organizations:

* Organize tours and projects with Campaign member groups and others to help strengthen existing groups, build leadership, and mobilize in target constituencies

* Create and distribute new educational and training resources

b) Coalition building:

* Help develop organizing strategies to broaden the impact as well as the regional and demographic diversity of the US Campaign and its member groups.

* Help to organize and mobilize for the annual National Organizers’ Conferences and Grassroots Training Institutes

c) Coordinating national campaigns:

* Help develop and craft days of action focusing on specific nationally- and internationally-identified anniversaries and commemorations

* Create new and creative “BDS” (boycott, divestment and sanctions) tactics for existing national corporate accountability campaigns against Motorola, Caterpillar, and Ahava companies aimed at ending their profiting from Israel’s human rights abuses of Palestinians and violations of international and U.S. law.

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

* Experience in national, regional & local organizing and coalition building
* Experience in public speaking, training and mobilizing among diverse constituencies
* A strong knowledge of Palestine/Israel and U.S. policy in the region
* Experience in designing and implementing grassroots campaigns for social change
* Excellent written and verbal communications skills
* Be willing to travel within the United States on average once a month
* Work collaboratively with others and be able to juggle multiple responsibilities and work independently
* Have strong computer literacy, including Word and Excel applications

Candidates for the position who have experience with graphic design and/or digital video editing should indicate this on their resume. Candidates with foreign language skills, especially Arabic, Hebrew, or Spanish should also indicate this on their resume.

The successful candidate will be hired for a one-year, renewable contract with a negotiable starting salary based on experience, and a generous benefits package.

In addition to being willing to travel for work, the National Organizer must be able and willing to work certain evenings and weekends. The National Organizer is expected to work at least 40 hours per week; this is a professional salaried position.

The US Campaign is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, immigrants, women, and LGBTQ people.

The deadline for applying for this job is COB Monday, May 17. The US Campaign will notify candidates to schedule interviews and the selected candidate must be able to be in Washington, DC by June 15 to begin the position.

How to Apply:

To apply for the position, send a one-page resume and one-page cover letter describing why you are the ideal person for this position to congress@endtheoccupation.org. No phone calls please.


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