To Apply:

Submit your application on our website at We're Hiring, and send any questions to Jobs@strongerus.org with “Organizing Fellow” in the subject line. We’ll review your application and contact you if we we are interested in discussing your candidacy.

Summary

Stronger U.S. works to advance a multi-issue economic fairness and pro-democracy agenda using an integrated citizen engagement model that focuses intensive attention year-round on recruiting and training volunteers to become “whole citizens” who participate fully in civic life as voters, issue advocates and community leaders – and who can train others to do the same.

Stronger U.S. Fellows and Interns have the opportunity to gain skills and experience. Fellows receive training and coaching from experienced, professional organizing staff. Students may earn school credit and all participants receive hands-on professional development. Applicants of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Stronger U.S. fellows learn marketable skills that can help change the world. Upon completion of the program they receive assistance with job placement and a graduation certificate. Fellowships and Internships with Stronger U.S. are unpaid.

As a Stronger U.S. Organizing Fellow you are responsible for working in the community to empower and mobilize volunteers with in your turf. In this role you will assist with capacity building, establishing a long-term grassroots infrastructure capable of executing both issue and electoral campaigns. You will recruit, train, and develop volunteer leaders, and organize them into teams. You will learn to coach, train, and support volunteers who will work to shift the balance of power in their local community, contributing to a state, local, and federal strategy. You will work with volunteers in your turf on power mapping, campaign planning, executing their voter contact events, and executing earned media events.

Key Responsibilities

  • Volunteer recruitment, management, training, and coaching: Identify volunteers through community outreach methods and provide volunteers with the management, training, and coaching that they need to organize and win campaigns. You’ll learn to conduct one-to-one meetings with your volunteers, manage small group meetings and trainings, and you’ll run conference calls and frequent phone meetings with your volunteer teams.
  • Strategic planning and program development: Be part of the team that customizes the organization’s regional agenda to your local area (turf) within the state-based framework. In conjunction with volunteers and your Community Organizer, figure out how grassroots organizing can meet the strategic power building goals in your turf.
  • Community organizing training and leadership development: You’ll learn to conduct group training on campaign skills and how to provide one-on-one coaching and leadership development.
  • Communications and organizational visibility: Work to increase the organization’s media presence and name recognition through earned media events and digital organizing.

Qualifications

Passion for social justice, experience working with a team. Community organizing experience preferred but not required. Relationship-based organizing and leadership development experience with personal story, one-to-one meetings, and building volunteer teams a plus. The ideal candidate is passionate about community organizing and movement building and has a track record of accomplishment, and an ability to work effectively with all different types of people. VAN experience, issue campaign experience, and fundraising experience a plus but not required. 

To Apply:

Submit your application on our website at We're Hiring, and send any questions to Jobs@strongerus.org with “Organizing Fellow” in the subject line. We’ll review your application and contact you if we we are interested in discussing your candidacy.

Stronger U.S. is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to a diverse workplace and a diverse movement. We will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.