Congregation Civic Engagement Organizer

Department: PA - POWER Interfaith
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Job Code: 700

Description

Congregation Civic Engagement Organizer

About POWER:

We are POWER Interfaith, the State of Pennsylvania's largest faith-based organizing movement. We are congregations in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Metro Region, The Lehigh Valley, and Central PA, intentionally bringing people together across the lines of race, faith, income level, and neighborhood lines that have historically kept Pennsylvania divided. We are people of faith committed to the work of bringing about racial and economic justice here and now, in our cities and our State. By strengthening and mobilizing our networks of relationships, we seek to exercise power in the public arena so that the needs and priorities of all Pennsylvanians are reflected in the systems and policies that shape our state. More recently, POWER has expanded beyond Philadelphia to build POWER Metro, a network of congregations in Montgomery and Delaware Counties as well as POWER Center State, an effort to bring together faith leaders in York, Lancaster, Dauphin, and Lebanon Counties. Our campaigns and community organizers are supported by a powerful year-round civic engagement effort.

POWER is a proud affiliate of the Faith in Action National Network the largest and fastest-growing faith-based community organizing effort in the country. At Faith in Action, we are lifting a new vision for America rooted in our shared moral values and democratic traditions. POWER is also a member of PowerSwitch Action. The nation’s foremost organization working to build collective power between community and organized labor.

Job Overview:

POWER seeks a Congregation Civic Engagement Organizer to help build POWER’s short and long-term power through the strategic growth of our civic engagement program. The Congregation Civic Engagement Organizer will work closely with other civic engagement organizers and regional and congregation organizers to implement our congregation's civic and voter engagement strategy, through nonpartisan voter engagement campaigns and targeted outreach to infrequent voters across Pennsylvania. The Congregation Civic Engagement Organizer will train, develop, and support community leaders and teams within faith congregations conducting civic engagement work. This position reports directly to the Director of Organizing.

Experience Preferred:

  • 2 or more years of community organizing experience and 3 cycles of voter engagement experience.

Responsibilities (to include, but are not limited to):

  • Train and engage congregation team leads on civic engagement organizing
  • Train and develop congregation team leaders on the necessary skills to build or develop their team
  • Organize a regularly held training and coordination meeting for congregation civic engagement team leads.
  • Provide technical assistance to congregation teams to use the tools of civic engagement such as texting apps, phone bank technology, and voter activation network.
  • Track organizing and voter data in our online database
  • Support and lead phone banks and canvasses
  • Support and lead voter registration drives in partnership with congregations
  • Draft scripts and training materials for use by congregations.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Experience with voter engagement or elections work paid or volunteer
  • Experience with community organizing
  • Experience with technical tools of civic engagement: Impactive, VAN, and virtual dialers.
  • Facility with Microsoft Suite and Zoom
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; able to meet deadlines and pivot with short notice
  • Task and detailed oriented
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Multicultural and faith-based sensitivity and awareness
  • Ability to train people to use technology across age and technology literacy levels..

Compensation and Benefits:

  • The position is a salaried, non-exempt and temporary position. Monthly pay is equivalent to $52,000 a year or $25 hourly. The position offers mileage, a cell phone stipend, and competitive benefits package including a generous paid time off policy.
  • The location is flexible within the City of Philadelphia and the surrounding area.
  • The job will require work in person, travel in the region where POWER has a presence, and some remote work.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and/or voice to type or otherwise communicate electronically. Some travel will be required.

Work Environment:

  • POWER is an EEO employer fully committed to the inclusion of people of all races, religious creeds, ethnicities, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, socioeconomic classes, and any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We are dedicated to providing and maintaining a supportive work environment free from discrimination and harassment, where we treat each other with respect and dignity.

Application Procedure:

All applicants must apply for this position online via organizingcareers.org., click here to apply.  Please have the following documents ready to upload to your online application:

  1. An electronic file of your resume (preferably in PDF format)  
  2. One-page cover letter describing your background, interest in, and qualifications for this position
  3. List of three professional references (people who can vouch for your fundraising work).


If you need assistance or experience any technical difficulties with your online application, please contact careers@faithinaction.org.  Resumes will not be accepted via this email address.


FAITH IN ACTION provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, FAITH IN ACTION complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
 
 





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