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Position Title: Intern Fellowship


Reports to: Field Organizer

Job Summary:

The Outreach Organizing Internship takes place during  Gun-tick Season (June 5th through November 15th). Interns will have the opportunity to acquire intervention skills by collaborating with SME’s volunteers, interventionist, community organizers, and community supporters in electing gun safety advocates who will actively devise legislative approaches to curb gun violence in the Metro East. The ideal candidates for this program possess strong critical thinking skills and the ability to excel in a fast-paced environment. Candidates should have a vested interest in preventing gun violence and be eager to learn about the electoral process and political organizing strategies.

If approved by your institution, this fellowship can count as course credit! Interns commit to 10-12 hours each week during the season. The schedule has some flexibilities and subject to change depending on trainings, organizing or community events. We seek to give consideration and be accommodating to work or school schedules, in-person participation is necessary during certain parts of the fellowship and should be given some priority. Occasional evening and weekend scheduling may also be necessary.

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Responsibilities:

Coordination of community events, some communication follow-up,

Activate members, partnering organizations, and grassroots network to turnout votes
Participate in and execute statewide direct voter contact efforts
Recruit and manage volunteers
Manage volunteer lists and databases
Operate phone banks and outreach events, outside of typical business hours
Engage in community events that educate the public about our work
Assist MEOC staff in various tasks relating to communications, operations, etc. as needed

To Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to admin@meoc618.org. Interviews will be scheduled as applications are received until positions are filled; however, priority will be given to applications received before the stated deadline.

Our organization is an advocate for racial and economic justice. MEOC is an equal-opportunity employer and seeks to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to fostering and supporting workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, valued, and supported. We seek to elevate those who are marginalized. African Americans and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Metro East Organizing Coalition is now hiring a Communications Director FT in Remote.

Position Title: Communications Director ( Full Time)

Location: Remote


Reports to: Executive Team

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Communications Director is responsible for engineering, developing, implementing, and evaluating our narrative power and strategic communications initiatives. This position requires a high-level understanding of narrative trends patterns and strategies within today’s socio-political context primarily related to the experiences oppressions and needs of people of the African diaspora The Communications Director supervises and is accountable to the Executive team along with MEOC’s communications team. May require travel and work on occasional weekends and evenings as determined job responsibilities. Build and develop relationships with -movement. Provide ongoing media spokesperson and narrative-power training to MEOC’s media spokespersons. We are committed to responding flexibly to changing circumstances and priorities which means that the expectation of every position is dynamic Job description reflects the assignment of essential functions but does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned for immediate pressing media responses. Candidate should be comfortable working on and delivering messages through a variety of platforms, The creativity to produce exciting and interesting content, organizational skills and the ability to multitask.

The ideal candidate must have a keen understanding of these key areas and extensive strategic communications experience preferably at a values-based organization coalition, movement org. Candidate should possess exceptional writing skills, ability to adapt to change, prioritize multiple tasks effectively and meet deadlines. Expert knowledge of narrative and communications strategy and management of communications staff. The ability to work collaboratively in a team environment is a must. Time-management skills and the ability to quickly pivot based on current events and organizational needs. A steadfast commitment to collective liberation and the ability to speak to and unite others. Candidate should possess experience running communications campaigns and previous experience working with policy teams to support legislative campaigns on a local state and/or federal level. Awareness of movement-building work related to Black liberation climate is crucial.

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