Activist Job at One Pennsylvania

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Employer: Center for Popular Democracy Action

Activist Job Summary

We are looking for motivated, dedicated and outgoing individuals to fight for social justice! The activist job with One Pennsylvania is an excellent opportunity to get your foot in the door with our organization. One Pennsylvania is building our membership base in the fight for economic justice and political participation. No matter the issue, we work to shift the balance of power into the hands of the people. We amplify community voices and offer leadership development and political education. We educate and mobilize our neighbors to become informed and active voters. We hold United States politicians accountable relentlessly. We campaign for good, family-sustaining jobs, strong and healthy communities, and corporate accountability.

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Responsibilities

  • Fundraising: Team members  are responsible for effectively and efficiently collecting donations for the organization through contacting supporters and soliciting donations. Because this is a non-profit job, we rely on the generosity of our members for our budget and political power. Team members raise awareness, identify new supporters, and open up opportunities for our community organizers to hear feedback from the community.

  • Establishing a positive rapport: Team members are on the front lines of our field work. They build face to face connections between One Pennsylvania and our members. Team members in this job are responsible for maintaining a professional, positive, and healthy rapport during each interaction. Activist job team members must be knowledgeable about our work, and provide honest answers to any questions that arise. Additionally, team members are responsible for accurately recording the results of every interaction, and report daily numbers to their team leaders.

  • Maintaining a healthy work environment: Team members are responsible for helping to maintain a healthy, inclusive, and positive work environment. One Pennsylvania is an open and affirming workplace. Team members are expected to maintain a positive, inclusive, and open-minded attitude.

     

Qualifications

  • Strong communication skills, work ethic, the ability to stand for long periods of time.

  • Must be able to work within a team, receive feedback, and adapt to rapidly changing political and programmatic landscapes.

  • Please note experience is not required, however previous canvassing, sales, non profit job, or political campaign job experience is a plus.

  • Newly hired team members will work closely with the leadership team to learn how to canvass and fine tune their skills. Daily trainings are held to constantly build the skills of outreach workers. Daily trainings are held to constantly build the skills of outreach workers.

Pay and Benefits

  • Full time is Tuesday through Saturday, 37 hours per week;

  • Hourly rate of $15 per hour;

  • Benefits available after 3 months of employment.

About Center for Popular Democracy Action

One Pennsylvania unites low income and working class activists with a coalition of community, labor, faith, and students’ organizations. Our members are workers, students, parents, seniors, people with disabilities, and retirees who are excited to learn, collaborate, and build power. Together, we tackle the fundamental economic justice and political participation problems of our community.

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