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Community Organizer (Full Time)– Immigrants & Communities Program

Position Summary

The Community Organizer leads coordination of grassroots, community-driven advocacy and engagement efforts. This Community Organizer will work with Nebraska Appleseed’s Immigrants & Communities Program together with communities across the state.

Organization Profile

Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. Appleseed takes a systemic approach to complex issues – such as children’s welfare, immigration policy, affordable health care, and poverty – by advocating in the courthouse, at the Capitol, and with the community. For more information visit neappleseed.org.

Nebraska Appleseed is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Nebraska Appleseed does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

Responsibilities

  • Work with diverse community members and partners to identify issues raised by the community.
  • Collaborate with community members and partners to develop targeted solutions to community issues including the development of policy, legal solutions, and organizing.
  • Coordinate grassroots engagement and advocacy of important community issues and mobilize a base of support.
  • Meet with key individuals to promote positive change and build leadership capacity.

Qualifications

  • Fluency/strong proficiency in Spanish required.*
  • Experience working with communities and leaders from diverse backgrounds (immigrant, multicultural, rural/urban).*
  • An ability to work with a range of personalities and skill levels to build consensus from diverse groups and produce high quality results.*
  • Someone with exceptional interpersonal skills who thrives in environments where they are able to meet, interact, and engage in conversations with various community members.*
  • Strong facilitation & presentation skills.*
  • A self-starter with initiative who can manage multiple projects, next steps, and deadlines.*
  • Experience developing leadership in others and able to plan for strategy and implementation.*
  • A team player who is curious, creative, energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive.*
  • A strategic thinker who always keeps the big picture in mind.
  • *Denotes essential skill

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary based on experience plus benefits including health, vision, dental, 401(k), paid sick days and paid vacation.

To Apply

The application deadline has been extended to September 17, 2019 and the target start date is mid-October. Please send a cover letter, resume and a list of three references via email to careers@neappleseed.org or mail to Attn: Human Resources, Nebraska Appleseed, 941 O Street, Suite 920, Lincoln, NE 68508. If you have any questions, please contact Ralph Kellogg at 402-438-8853 x129.


Community Organizer (Full Time) – Collective Impact Lincoln

Position Summary

The Community Organizer leads coordination of grassroots, community-driven advocacy and engagement efforts. The Community Organizer will work with Nebraska Appleseed and the Collective Impact Lincoln project.

Organization Profile

Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. Appleseed takes a systemic approach to complex issues – such as children’s welfare, immigration policy, affordable health care, and poverty – by advocating in the courthouse, at the Capitol, and with the community. For more information visit neappleseed.org.

Nebraska Appleseed is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Nebraska Appleseed does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

Responsibilities

  • Work with diverse community members and partners to identify issues raised by the community.
  • Collaborate with community members and partners to develop targeted solutions to community issues including the development of policy, legal solutions, and organizing.
  • Coordinate grassroots engagement and advocacy of important community issues and mobilize a base of support.
  • Meet with key individuals to promote positive change and build leadership capacity.

Qualifications

  • Experience working with communities and leaders from diverse backgrounds (immigrant, multicultural, rural/urban).*
  • An ability to work with a range of personalities and skill levels to build consensus from diverse groups and produce high quality results.*
  • Someone with exceptional interpersonal skills who thrives in environments where they are able to meet, interact, and engage in conversations with various community members.*
  • Strong facilitation & presentation skills.*
  • A self-starter with initiative who can manage multiple projects, next steps, and deadlines.*
  • Experience developing leadership in others and able to plan for strategy and implementation.*
  • A team player who is curious, creative, energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive.*
  • Bilingual in a second language in addition to English preferred, but not required.
  • A strategic thinker who always keeps the big picture in mind.
  • *Denotes essential skill

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary based on experience plus benefits including health, vision, dental, 401(k), paid sick days and paid vacation.

To Apply

The application deadline has been extended to September 17, 2019 and the target start date is mid-October. Please send a cover letter, resume and a list of three references via email to careers@neappleseed.org or mail to Attn: Human Resources, Nebraska Appleseed, 941 O Street, Suite 920, Lincoln, NE 68508. If you have any questions, please contact Ralph Kellogg at 402-438-8853 x129.


No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassador

Position Summary

The Youth Ambassador will be involved in research, data collection, and report publication(s) related to childhood hunger, and public, private, and government institutions efforts to eliminate childhood hunger

Nebraska Appleseed’s Youth Ambassador position will be dedicated to the following assignments:

  • Project 1: Utilizing Nebraska School Meal Data to further Nebraska childhood hunger goals
  • Project 2: Targeted School and District Outreach
  • Project 3: Assisting with facilitation of Nebraska’s school breakfast coalition

Potential time allocation and details:

  • (50%) Collaborate with Appleseed staff to systematize interactions with districts and schools through our database system that will enable mapping, comparing, and planning at a glance.
  • (30%) Contribute to coalition and Appleseed efforts to conduct strategic outreach to school districts across Nebraska that could benefit from innovative school breakfast models or reimbursement options. This will involve direct outreach, interviews and surveys, as well as in-person meetings.
  • (20%) Assist with collaborative coalition work including agenda creation, leading discussions, meeting facilitation, administrative duties, and other coalition tasks as necessary.

Qualifications

No Kid Hungry seeks enthusiastic college students to join our program as Youth Ambassadors.

  • A great attitude and willingness to work on all kinds of projects
  • Interest in hunger issues
  • Commitment to working with diverse communities
  • Reliability, responsibility, and a good work ethic
  • Good customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with social media
  • Use of personal laptop and mobile phone preferred
  • Reliable access to a vehicle

Youth Ambassadors will receive a stipend of no more than $3000 for over the course of the fall and spring semesters for a completion of 300 hours total. The program starts on September 23, 2019 and ends in May, 2020.

Youth Ambassadors will report to a national No Kid Hungry staff member, and a Nebraska Appleseed employee. Ambassadors will participate in weekly conference calls, complete a weekly report, and attend online training sessions throughout their term.

Interested applicants should apply online at http://nokidhungry.org/ambassadors.

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Get Involved With Nebraska Appleseed

There are many ways to get involved with Appleseed, and we welcome all passionate individuals who are interested in learning more about and becoming engaged in our work.

Fill out our volunteer form below or apply for an internship or clerkship and a staff member will be in touch with you about next steps towards joining us in the fight for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans.

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Internships & Clerkships

Nebraska Appleseed routinely has positions for interns and law clerks to help support our work. If you are interested in being a law clerk or intern please complete our electronic application form and attach a cover letter and resume. Apply below for Law Clerk and Intern positions.

Internships

The Nebraska Appleseed Internship Program is a hands on way to learn about nonprofit and advocacy work in Nebraska.

Our internships are part time, unpaid positions (8-12 hours per week). Interns work within our programs to conduct research projects, assist with advocacy and public policy work, help with community outreach and education, and provide general office support.

Interns work directly under the supervision of a Nebraska Appleseed staff member in one of our four program areas (Immigrants and Communities, Economic Justice, Health Care Access, and Child Welfare).

We will be accepting Fall 2019 applicants from July 16th-25th, 2019.

If you have any questions, you can email our Organizing Director, Selina, at smartinez@neappleseed.org

Internship Application 

Law Clerks

Nebraska Appleseed clerkships are full or part time positions open to current law students that provide opportunities to experience a wide variety of public interest law. Law clerks will do research, legal writing, litigation support, assist with administrative appeals and advocacy and conduct public policy research and analysis. Law clerks work directly under the supervision of Nebraska Appleseed Staff Attorneys allowing them to get one on one attention and direction.

Available Positions

Clerkship Application