POSITION: Field Organizer
TYPE: Full Time (Exempt) With Benefits
REPORTS TO: Deputy Director
LOCATION: Oakland, CA or Washington, DC
Please email resumé, cover letter, and salary range to shayla[at]thepraxisproject[dot]org with “Field Organizer” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls.
This position is primarily responsible for building and maintaining relationships with our partners to uphold Praxis Project’s mission—to build healthy communities by transforming the power relationships and structures that affect our lives and communities. This position will also be responsible for advancing the organization’s mission by establishing and sustaining relationships with organizations, leaders and key constituencies to improve the field’s capacity to promote health justice by performing the following duties.
The Praxis Project is a national movement support intermediary committed to building capacity for social change. Our emphasis is on developing fields of work in ways that encourage multilevel, trans-disciplinary learning and collaboration across issues, across the country, and across the globe. For more information, visit www.thepraxisproject.org.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks; where applicable.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
3 years of related experience and/or training in community organizing or public health education; Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) from a four-year college or university is desired; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to facilitate meetings using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective presentations on controversial or complex topics to Praxis peers, network partners, and/or community residents.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of: Spreadsheet Software (Excel); Word Processing Software (Word); Electronic Mail Software (Outlook, Gmail); Presentation software (PowerPoint); and Social Media (Facebook and Twitter).
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
OTHER SKILL, ABILITIES, AND QUALIFICATIONS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.