Position: Member Organizer
Type: Full-time (40 hours per week).
Location: San Francisco Office
Hours: Currently, member meetings are 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Flexibility required depending on changes to call dates/times and/or other meetings and events. Some travel required.
Rate: $60,000/year. Full health/dental benefits, two weeks paid vacation, and 6 paid sick days for the first year.
Supervisor: Executive Director
Role: This position is in support of both the WRAP office and the core/campaign member groups in all of our work. This position requires travel to our member communities to build solidarity with, and amongst, our member organizations. WRAP supports our core members by providing organizing tools and research for them to use in their anti-criminalization and housing campaigns as well as coordination to build a regional /national movement and strengthen connections of WRAP’s priorities with broader racism, classism, neo-liberal capitalism and criminalization campaigns.
1. Check-in with members on regular basis to track campaigns, offer assistance and inform each member group what other groups are doing/learning and messages/strategies they are using.
2. Staff member & campaign calls: (a) Send out reminder notices with all necessary materials beforehand, (b) create agendas, (c) write up minutes (d) facilitate calls as needed.
3. Manage member organizing related work plan and any other work plan items related to this position.
4. Update/maintain contact lists for communications, member meetings, organizing and media.
5. Maintain media contact list
6. Draft press releases when necessary and monthly newsletter articles highlighting and connecting members’ local work
7. Coordinate logistics/direct action for Face to Face meetings
8. Assist in creating fact sheets for local and national use
9. Assist Comms staff to ensure all materials on the Website are up to date
10. Meet monthly with supervisor (ex director), weekly staff meetings
Working with Executive Director
1. Assist in logistics for legislative advocacy and organizers efforts
2. Assist research on Business Improvement Districts, Criminalization and Affordable Housing and connect WRAP’s priorities with broader anti racism, classism and neo-liberalism.
3. Represent WRAP on national campaigns, and community forums (as needed)
1. Ability to be both self-directed and organized in a variety of projects, while also taking the lead of WRAP core members and implementing core member decisions and processes.
2. A strong understanding of community organizing and building power.
3. A commitment to WRAP’s mission, structure, decision-making process and campaigns. Commitment to WRAP organizing philosophy of setting work agenda based on member’s leadership.
4. Basic understanding of research techniques and process
5. Must work well with a diverse population.
6. Strong demonstrated social justice/ human rights commitment.
7. Strong demonstrated commitment to racial and gender justice
8. Ability to accurately take minutes, edit your own work and writing of others for accuracy and consistency.
9. Experience in developing work plans, follow-up steps and tracking who is responsible for what.
10. Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, google docs, and Constant Contact – or other newsletter management systems.
11. Ability to facilitate group meetings.
Desired But Not Required Skills:
1. Lived experience with issues of homelessness and poverty
2. Bilingual (Spanish and English).
3. Photoshop – or other graphics software
Send resume and cover letter to Paul Boden (Executive Director)
firstname.lastname@example.org Open until filled. No calls please.
The Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) was founded in 2005 by local social justice organizations across the West to bring about these systemic changes. We are building a multi-issue, multi-racial and social justice-based coalition which brings people together across the local–national divide, thus giving us the strength and experience to make ending homelessness a national priority. Our mission is to work at the federal, state and local levels to expose the root causes of homelessness, to challenge unjust and misguided housing policies, and to fight the criminalization of poverty and homelessness. As a regional organization that also works with national and local allies we are gaining the power of collective mobilization while remaining accountable to our constituencies.
All of WRAP’s work and priorities are set by our Core Member Organizations. Our strategies include:
· Community Organizing — we identify the issues of concern to homeless people through street outreach and activate our members to work for change on those issues.
· Advocacy – We take the priorities developed through these efforts and advocate for policy change nationally and state-wide.
· Research — we produce and distribute timely and accurate information to support our campaigns. This research culminates in reports, artwork, training materials, and media.
· Public Education — we speak regularly at community meetings, public hearings, social forums, conferences, and universities in order to influence public opinion.
· Direct Action — we exercise our right to assemble and hold decision-makers publicly accountable for changing policies that