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Hunger Field Organizer

Position Summary

SC Appleseed is seeking to contract with a Field Organizer to work with our Hunger Policy Program to coordinate statewide partners and grassroots leaders to participate in community-driven advocacy and engagement efforts around issues of accessing food and benefits in South Carolina.

Broad areas of work include:

  • Long-term relationship building and leadership development among the provider and impacted community.
  • Long-term relationship building among like-minded groups and supportive organizations
  • Grassroots advocacy campaigns engaging supporters to act on hunger and poverty issues both in state and nationally
  • Increasing awareness and understanding on issues of the low-income community and hunger in our state

The Field Organizer will work in close collaboration with the Director of Resource Development And Communications, Public Benefits Staff Attorney, other Appleseed staff organizers, and community partners.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and support grassroots engagement in advocacy campaigns on issues important to those affected by both state and federal policy.
  • Identify, build, and mobilize a base of affected individuals and caring supportive community who are touched by proposed changes to policy that will help to alleviate hunger.
  • Set and meet benchmarks for grassroots engagement, volunteer recruitment, and leadership development.
  • Connect work in South Carolina with national networks and campaigns.
  • Work with the Director, organizing team, and the Legal team to ensure short-term grassroots campaigns are connected with a long-term vision for capacity building and leadership development among affected populations.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration on issue-based organizing and civic engagement among community leaders, organizations, and individuals statewide.
  • With the Director of Resource Development and Communication create effective systems for tracking data, contacts, and community engagement within the work.
  • Be available for weekly meetings.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or three (3) years’ experience in the nonprofit field preferred.
  • At least two (2) years’ experience with grassroots field organizing preferred.
  • A facilitator with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a range of personalities and skill levels to build consensus from diverse groups and produce high quality results.
  • Experience working with communities and leaders from diverse backgrounds (e.g., immigrant, multicultural, rural/urban).
  • A self-starter with lots of initiative who can manage multiple projects, next steps, and deadlines.
  • A strategic thinker who always keeps the big picture in mind.
  • A leader who develops leadership in others and can manage from strategic to tactical levels.
  • Experience training and managing volunteers and interns is a plus.
  • A valid driver’s license and a flexible schedule with the ability to work some evenings, weekends, and travel around the state.
  • Demonstrated skills utilizing database systems, and other programs including online advocacy tools is a plus.
  • A team player who is curious, creative, energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive
  • Affected individuals urged to apply.

Salary:  Salary depending on experience, health and dental insurance, annual, holiday and health leave.

Closing Date of Position: When filled

How to apply: Please submit resume, a cover letter, and one writing sample by email to  [email protected]  

SC Appleseed is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply. SC Appleseed complies with all Federal and State employment regulations.

Immigrant Community Outreach Specialist

SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center (SC Appleseed) seeks a part-time, contract community outreach specialist, bilingual in English and Spanish, to support work to secure DACA instate tuition and occupational licensing in South Carolina.

The position, based in SC, has an immediate vacancy. SC Appleseed, a non-profit, fights for low-income South Carolinians to overcome social, economic, and legal injustices and serves a wide range of needs for the low-income community. 

Position Summary

The community outreach specialist will provide coordination and support to immigrants, community-based organizations, churches, businesses and community leaders, with the goal of ensuring policy changes are achieved in 2020. The community outreach specialist will work closely with SC Appleseed’s immigration policy team to build sustainable outreach to the community. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who can work independently while under supervision and a strategic thinker capable of producing consistent quality work in a timely fashion.

Specific Responsibilities for Immigrant Community Outreach Specialist

  • Represent SC Appleseed in a professional manner within the organization and externally.
  • Utilizing SC Appleseed materials, educate constituencies on issue.
  • Gather information about potential violations of immigrants’ and Hispanic/Latinx American citizens’ rights.
  • Organize community gatherings at churches, schools and other relevant community spaces within the state to determine community concerns, capacity to address issues, build strategic alliances and develop potential community leaders.
  • Work with the SC Appleseed staff and community leaders to develop mutually beneficial strategies that address passage of the identified policies.
  • Engage in other related duties as needed by the organization.

Qualifications: Experience/Skills:

  • Fluent in spoken and written Spanish and English. Native speaker proficiency in Spanish is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong group facilitation skills.
  • Previous community organizing experience preferred, but not required.
  • Experience with immigration, human rights, social justice issues, or immigrant communities.
  • Ability to work irregular hours, including some weekends.
  • Current driver’s license and access to a car a must. Willingness to travel across the state periodically.
  • Ability to learn quickly.
  • Ability to produce consistent, professional, quality work.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills, particularly Word, email and the use of listservs. Experience in database management preferred but not required. Must have the willingness and ability to learn database management if no experience.
  • Possession of excellent listening skills and the ability to comprehend the concerns of others.
  • Ability to manage time independently and carry out work plans with minimal supervision.
  • Desire to empower people in the community.
  • Have a high level of personal commitment and energy.

This position reports to: The Director or her designee

Salary & Benefits: This is a part-time contract position, up to 20 hours per week for six months from date of engagement.

Closing Date of Position: August 1, 2019

How to apply: Please submit resume, a cover letter, and one writing sample by email to  [email protected]  

SC Appleseed is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply. SC Appleseed complies with all Federal and State employment regulations.

SC Appleseed is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. SC Appleseed does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or handicap.

SOUTH CAROLINA APPLESEED
1518 WASHINGTON ST.
COLUMBIA, SC 29201

PO Box 7187
Columbia, SC 29202

P 803-779-1113
F 803-779-5951
[email protected]