Tennessee for All Organizer : Tennessee

Memphis For All

Memphis For All

Tennessee for All Organizer

Based in Nashville and West Tennessee

Tennessee for All is a brand new coalition of 20 labor, community and faith organizations fighting to eliminate Tennessee’s extreme racial and economic inequities through fair taxation and state budgets, where every resident can thrive. We aim to achieve this by exposing and agitating corporations and elected officials and by educating and organizing people across the state.

Memphis for All works to build community-based civic partnerships to increase and secure voting access in Memphis and Shelby County. With expertise in community engagement and grassroots advocacy, and representing a broad cross-section of diverse communities, Memphis For All works to decrease disparities in voter participation through faith, education and labor coalition building, agency-based institutionalization of registration, and policy reform.

Position Summary
The Organizer will be housed under Memphis for All. They will drive the growth of TN for All’s work across the state by implementing a broad shared campaign to highlight the regressive tax system of TN, and the need for just community investments. The Coordinator will collaborate with partner organizations to plan and implement Tennessee BCG programs.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Help develop and implement campaign plans to increase union member and community engagement
  • Conduct 1 on 1 meetings with staff and leaders of coalition partners, students, parents, and community members
  • Plan and recruit union members and community partners to participate in actions
  • Maintain communication and update union member and community partner contact lists
  • Recruit union members, students, parents, and community partners to testify in legislative hearings
  • Help develop materials and trainings to support campaigns

Build our base

  • Implement petitions or other core contact collection tools and host community forum events around inequality and corporate wealth.
  • Resource the campaigns through development and sourcing of services such as research and communications.
  • Create volunteer opportunities and convene monthly volunteer member meetings to move new contacts up a ladder of engagement.
  • Increasing the number of volunteers taking action around defined campaigns.

Expand relationships and resources

  • Develop relationships with potential new partners and introduce an expanding number of organizations to BCG concepts and opportunities for involvement.
  • Participate in national BCG meetings, monthly and quarterly.

Desired Competencies

  • At least three years of organizing experience with labor, community, or political campaigns
  • Experience in or concrete knowledge of campaigns and policy around collective bargaining, workplace organizing, racial justice, immigration, education, LGBTQ justice, economic justice, environmental justice
  • Experience coordinating coalitions of organizations to execute high-stakes campaigns
  • Share a vision for a progressive Tennessee rooted in racial equity and justice
  • Be an effective communicator
  • Be a consensus and coalition builder while working with intergenerational teams
  • Flexibility to work some extended hours, including nights and weekends
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment while working under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to work independently while also incorporating feedback
  • Ability to work well within multiple collaborative/team structures
  • Ability to prioritize activities while advancing the needs of campaigns
  • Ability to inspire confidence and ownership from community partners in all campaigns

Administration and Work Environment

  • This position will be housed within Memphis For All.
  • This position will report to and be supported by a small campaign steering committee composed of anchor partner representatives.
  • Further work environment details are to be determined; this job requires flexibility of work environment, based on campaign needs.
  • This position is funded for two years and we are looking to expand funding to make it permanent.

Salary and Benefits

  • $54,000 – $60,000
  • Health Insurance

Please submit résumés to: info@tn4all.org.

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