San Francisco Rising Field Organizer
San Francisco Rising is an alliance of long-standing (10-45 years old) grassroots organizations organizing African-American, Latino, Chinese, and Filipino communities in San Francisco for housing & worker rights, environmental & racial justice, and youth & women’s empowerment. We came together to build the political power of our communities to win lasting change on a broad set of issues. We have helped win a $15 minimum wage, Free City College, stronger renter protections, and Sanctuary protections for immigrants. In addition to San Francisco campaigns, SFR helped found Bay Resistance, a vehicle to defend our communities from right wing attacks in the wake of Trump’s election.
San Francisco Rising (SFR) is looking for a full-time student and electoral Field Organizer to help develop and implement SFR’s strategy & vision through organizing, campaigns, and electoral work. We’re looking for someone who is excited to join a dynamic and growing grassroots alliance and help develop the membership base we need to realize ambitious political goals. We seek a team player who is motivated to build and harness grassroots energy to be part of a larger movement through developing electoral field programs, college campus organizing, and other campaign activities.
SFR is expanding its membership to include students and progressive individuals outside of our affiliate organizations. We are excited to innovate a model of student organizing deeply connected to local community and issues.
We’re looking for a highly motivated individual that can work with a membership base and take initiative to drive programs forward on their own. SFR is a collaborative and supportive work environment, committed to developing the leadership and skills of our staff through regular supervision and staff development. This position will be supervised by our Lead Organizer.
- Organize on SF college campuses including City College, SF State University, and University of San Francisco.
- Work with student core leaders to develop SF Students Rising chapters
- Develop and manage a base of college student members
- Support or lead field operations to meet agreed upon goals; including phone banks, canvasses, and mobilizations for paid canvassers and volunteers
- Implement a grassroots fundraising program with students
- Lead SFR social media communications
- Represent SFR in statewide youth organizing networks
- Conduct voter registration on high school and college campuses
- Support other organization-wide activities as needed
- Commitment to racial, gender, economic and environmental justice, grassroots organizing, and building social movements
- Minimum of 1-2 years of relevant experience
- Well organized and able to manage multiple projects. Ability to follow through on tasks in a timely manner. Excellent attention to detail
- Curriculum development or workshop training development
- Experience facilitating group spaces
- Experience working on or volunteering with electoral campaigns or other campaigns
- Grassroots organizing or base building experience highly desired
- Bilingual in English/Spanish highly desired, but not required
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Social media experience
- Strong computer skills
Salary and Benefits:
$20.00/hour, non-exempt with full medical and dental benefits, plus generous vacation, sick time and holidays.
How to Apply
Applications due August 19. Please submit an online application and attach a PDF of your resume and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed as received. People of color, LGBTQI people, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
San Francisco Rising is a fiscally sponsored project of the Chinese Progressive Association. Chinese Progressive Association is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination and all other employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, national origin, citizenship/immigration status, veteran status or any other protected status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.