Are you interested in building power in low-income communities to end the AIDS epidemic, end the drug war, and end mass incarceration to create healthy and just communities? See our below opportunities!

Civil Rights Community Organizer 

VOCAL-NY is seeking a talented individual interested in creating grassroots political power as part of a dynamic team. The community organizer will support leadership development, community empowerment and civic engagement among low-income people who are impacted by mass incarceration, and promote their participation in planning and policymaking that affects their lives. Examples of active campaigns include:

  • Ending biased policing practices like Stop & Frisk and zero-tolerance policies
  • Removing barriers to employment, housing, and voting for people with conviction histories
  • Decriminalizing marijuana and creating alternatives to the drug war

Job activities are varied and may include: community outreach; mobilization; leadership development; base-building; event coordination; monitoring the implementation of legislation; data collection and analysis; communications and media outreach; and creating public education and advocacy materials. Some administrative tasks (e.g. phone calls, data entry) are assigned as needed.

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Activist Job for Economic Justice in Brooklyn

VOCAL-NY is building a paid canvass team to continue our campaigns for social and economic justice. Canvass experience is a strong resume-builder and will help build the skills necessary for future political, community, or fundraising work. Canvassers must be able to articulate the campaigns / issues and successfully engage in dialog with community members. Shifts are Monday thru Friday, no weekends.

Activist Job Responsibilities

  • Effectively communicate campaign / issue one-on-one to contacts
  • Understand and articulate the broader concepts related to the campaign / issue
  • Completely and accurately record data using tablet
  • Provide contacts with information about campaign / organization

Activist Job Qualities and Abilities Required

  • Canvassers must be committed to social, racial, and economic justice
  • Canvassers must have excellent communication skills
  • Canvassers must be skilled at engaging community members in conversation
  • Canvassers must work well in a team and be flexible and adaptive to changing conditions
  • Canvassers must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Canvassers must be organized and clearly record canvass results

** $15/hour + bonus scale
** Potential for promotion
** Direct training provided

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