Change Corps is looking for talented Change-makers for our 1 year, paid, training academy for activists
WE WANT CHANGE. A more equal and democratic America. A greener America that doesn’t let ideology blind us to science. One that respects our freedom as individuals while realizing that we’re all in this together. Yet, too often we see change stuck on so many of the issues that we care about. That’s where Change Corps comes in.
Change Corps is a paid, one-year, full-immersion training program in grassroots organizing. When Change Corps organizers complete their training, they know how to organize people to get change unstuck on the issues they’re passionate about, and will have an opportunity to become part of a wave of new organizers who will keep pushing and prodding our country forward for years to come.
What will you work on?
Organizers receive eight weeks of classroom training and spend most of the year gaining hands-on field experience working to make a difference on issues like women’s rights, gun violence, immigration reform, voting rights, marriage equality and money in politics. Organizers will work on three to five different campaigns throughout the year in cities across the country, providing critical field support for partner groups leading the charge on these issues and many more. This past year, our campaign partners included the National Education Association, MoveOn.org, and Everytown for Gun Safety.
You’ll learn the skills necessary to plan town hall meetings, build and work with coalitions united for a common cause, set up and speak at press conferences, recruit and train volunteers, collect petitions, direct a canvass office, and much more. You’ll learn how to mobilize a community toward a common goal and build the kind of support and grassroots action that persuades decision-makers to stop obstructing change and embrace it instead. And you’ll learn these skills from people like Bill McKibben of 350.org, Van Jones of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and former host of CNN’s Crossfire, Justin Ruben of MoveOn.org, and Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood.
Salary and benefits
The target annual compensation for this position is $25,500. We also offer an excellent training program, a competitive benefits package, and have opportunities for advancement.
Does social change get you fired up? We’re looking for:
Young leaders who are ready to take on some of the biggest challenges of our day.
Bright, talented, passionate people with a strong work ethic.
Problem solvers who don’t just see problems but envision creative solutions.
A strong commitment to working toward goals and getting results.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
Apply online at http://www.changecorps.org/apply.html. The fall early application deadline is October 10.
Change Corps is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to a diverse workplace and a diverse movement. We will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.