Organizing Coordinator — 2021-22 School Year

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Description

What started in 2012 as weekly Twitter chats using #StuVoice has grown into a national student-led call to action for more equitable schools. Student Voice is by-students, for-students 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works in all 50 states to position and equip students as storytellers, organizers, and partners who advocate for student-driven solutions to educational inequity and injustice. 

Student Voice's work is driven by the belief that in order to achieve equity in schools, power must be meaningfully shifted towards young people most marginalized by the education system. Therefore, we model what we ask of institutions by actively elevating students to positions of decision making power across our work, starting with our entirely youth-led team. Composed of 15 high school and college students, our team brings together young people with deep experience in community action in distinct schools and contexts.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Student Voice will begin contacting applicants for interviews on Wednesday, June 16.

Organizing Fellowship: Student Voice’s Organizing Fellowship is a training program for high school students who want to get more involved in education justice efforts. Using a place-based approach as a part of a national network, Fellows attend workshops with guest speakers from the field, connect with other young people advancing education justice around the country, and participate in a variety of activities, convenings, and skill-building exercises to develop as organizers in their local communities. The Organizing Fellowship is a school-year-long commitment, and students receive 1:1 support from program leaders, a stipend for their time, and many opportunities to connect into the work happening at Student Voice and with partner organizations. The Organizing Coordinator works in conjunction with the Organizing Director, the Field Director, and the Student Voice team at large. 

Contract: June 2021 to May 2022 with option to renew

Hours: 10 hrs/week at $15/hour

Reports to: Organizing Director

Responsibilities

Coordinating Student Voice’s Organizing Fellowship:

  • Serving as mentor and support to ~25 high school students across the country looking to grow their skills in place-based organizing and national movement building
  • Facilitating virtual learning, skill development, and community building in biweekly calls
  • Conducting 1:1 meetings to provide advice and guidance
  • Working collaboratively to develop curriculum and design program objectives
  • Co-creating a comprehensive school year calendar with other program leaders
  • Working collaboratively on logistics of program management
  • Co-facilitating biweekly Fellowship calls (setting agendas, preparing slide decks, recruiting guest speakers)
  • Communicating with fellows via Slack & email
  • Working with the Field Director to conduct program evaluation
  • Becoming familiar with and contribute to Student Voice’s values and theory of change 

Contributing to the Student Voice team:

  • Communicating with team members via Slack & email
  • Attending weekly team calls
  • Collaborating with other programs and the communications team
  • Consulting partner organizations on authentic youth engagement through Student Voice Strategies projects
  • Co-designing national campaigns as needs arise

Requirements

  • High school- or college-aged student with at least 10 hrs/week of dedicated work time
  • Experience with grassroots organizing and/or experience in a management role with a team, club, or program
  • Understanding of education justice and intersectional movement building
  • Familiarity with decision-making at a school, district, or state level
  • Familiarity with the American public school system
  • Willingness to learn about and commit to Student Voice’s shared team values
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Ability to be highly responsive in a remote setting
  • Possesses a growth mindset

Student Voice Perks

  • Competitive student salaries
  • Flexible work environment
  • Many travel opportunities
  • Build connections with education equity leaders
  • Work on a subject of personal passion
  • Collaborative, real-world experience in a youth-centered environment

Equal Opportunity

Please know Student Voice provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Student Voice complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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