Goal: MoveOn National Field Organizers build and develop the massive grassroots network we need to win progressive change. By combining traditional person-to-person organizing, scalable online organizing, and intensive leadership development, we're creating a new model of grassroots mobilization. It's volunteer-driven, staff-lean and exceptionally powerful. Our small team of staff organizers is at the center of creating and driving our organizing program that has a major impact on key progressive issues.
Background: With 7 million members, MoveOn is uniquely situated to organize for real progressive change. In 2010, MoveOn members played a key role in the historic victory winning health care reform, and we launched a major campaign to take our democracy back from the corporate influence. In 2011, we launched a major campaign to fight for the American Dream, and this year we are fighting to rebuild the economy for the 99%.
The backbone of the field effort is the MoveOn Councils—a national network of committed, trained volunteer leaders and teams. Nationally, there are nearly 20,000 active leaders organized into nearly 200 city-wide Councils. Over the next year, MoveOn Council volunteers will organize rallies, vigils, protests, petitions, district meetings, and other creative tactics, and build local member leadership on a scale we’ve never built it before.
As a National Field Organizer with MoveOn, no two days will be the same. You’re responsible for harnessing and expanding the power of the MoveOn Council volunteer network. That means on any given day you might be working one-on-one with one of the most dedicated MoveOn leaders in the country; organizing events in multiple states as part of a national day of action to support progressive change; or training a new progressive leader about how to organize their own community.
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Salary: Salary is highly competitive and includes health & dental insurance, generous vacation, and other benefits.
To Apply: Click here to submit your application, resume, and a cover letter. In the cover letter, please explain why you are a good fit for the National Field Organizer position and include a short description of your philosophy on organizing and developing leaders.
The application process is rolling.
MoveOn.org is an equal opportunity employer.