MAKE JUSTICE HAPPEN

CAMPAIGNS ORGANIZER

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. We take a systems-based approach to complex issues – such as child welfare, immigration policy, affordable health care, and poverty – and we take our work wherever we believe we can do the most good, whether that’s in the courthouse, at the Capitol, or in the community. The Nebraska Appleseed Action Fund is an associated 501(c)4 organization that engages in targeted advocacy campaigns to build power within communities and ensure that every Nebraskan’s voice is heard in public decision-making. The position is based in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Nebraska Appleseed / Nebraska Appleseed Action Fund seeks a Campaigns Organizer responsible for growing a grassroots base of volunteers and advocates, and mobilizing them to take action on ballot initiative campaigns within Appleseed’s core issue areas. Core duties include building and supporting the involvement of volunteer petition signature collectors; leading and participating in signature collection; grassroots base building and mobilization; and leadership development. The Campaigns Organizer will also participate in formal and informal coalitions or collaborations which may include nonprofit, civic, and grassroots organizations. The position is managed by the Field Director.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop and implement plans to engage with and strategically grow Nebraska Appleseed’s and Nebraska Appleseed Action Fund’s base of grassroots supporters and volunteers, and ensure plans complement locally-led relationship building.
  • Recruit volunteers and coordinate trainings for signature collection actions.
  • Lead and participate in signature collection efforts in the community.
  • Work with diverse community members and partners to establish and maintain relationships.
  • Support the leadership of and provide leadership opportunities to directly affected people and volunteers.
  • Set and meet weekly and monthly signature collection goals.
  • Work with the Field Director, Organizing Director, IT & Data Director, and Communications Director to utilize Nebraska Appleseed’s and Nebraska Appleseed Action Fund’s contact database (CiviCRM) and voter file(s) to engage supporters.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of signature collection events.
  • Ensure work is aligned with the organizing team and the strategic objectives of the organizations.
WHAT YOU BRING TO THE POSITION

The ideal candidate will have the following background or a combination of the following qualifications:

  • Experience working on ballot initiatives, policy campaigns, elections, and/or other community organizing efforts.
  • Ability to travel and work evenings or weekends required.
  • Experience working with and managing volunteers is a plus.
  • Experience working with communities and leaders from diverse backgrounds (immigrant, multicultural, rural/urban).
  • Strong interpersonal and active listening skills.
  • A strategic thinker who always keeps the big picture in mind.
  • A self-starter with initiative who is flexible and can manage multiple projects, next steps, and deadlines.
  • A team player who is curious, creative, collaborative, and proactive.
  • Ability to speak Spanish fluently is a plus.
  • Experience utilizing contact databases, voter files, and/or digital advocacy platforms is a plus.
SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary range of $50,000 to $53,500 and comprehensive benefits including health, vision, dental, 401(k), and vacation.

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our employees and their families, all individuals entering our physical office are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

TO APPLY

The application deadline is September 28, 2023, and the target start date is late October to early November.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references via email to careers@neappleseed.org or via mail to Nebraska Appleseed, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 83613, Lincoln, NE 68501-3613

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

AT APPLESEED, WE WELCOME PASSIONATE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE DEDICATED TO BUILDING A NEBRASKA WHERE EVERYONE CAN ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE.

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CORE BENEFITS

Fighting for a more just Nebraska is a lot of work. This is why we are committed to the health and well-being of every one of our team members.

RACE EQUITY LENS AT THE FOREFRONT

As a social justice nonprofit, all of our program focuses have a race equity lens. We are committed to ending the disparities in the courthouse, the statehouse, and the community.

SUPPORTING FAMILIES

After one year, employees have up to six weeks of paid Family Leave and can bring their children to our office, ages one and under.

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

Employees can immediately participate in our 401k plan and receive a 4% employer match. Additionally, Appleseed pays 100% for health insurance, dental insurance, and vision insurance for employee coverage.

RECHARGE FOR JUSTICE

After five years, employees receive a two-week paid sabbatical to take time off to explore and pursue their personal endeavors. Every five years after that, employees receive a four-week paid sabbatical.

LEARNING AND GROWING IN YOUR ROLE

Employees can use their professional development funds to pursue their endeavors and advance in their role as a team member.

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

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