Zioness Fall Fellowship

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Location: Preference for candidates located in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, or Houston, with some degree of flexibility.

How To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Nick@zioness.org

Zioness is committed to building an organization that is representative of our country’s beautiful diversity. We welcome all applicants who share our mission and vision, and strongly encourage applicants from marginalized and underrepresented communities to apply.

Program Details:

The Fall Organizing Fellowship program will officially launch on September 15th and will end on December 9th. Fellows are expected to maintain a fixed weekly schedule, with a minimum weekly time commitment of 15 hours per week.

Zioness is able to offer a $1,500/month stipend and/or academic credit/community services hours - when applicable.

Start and end dates for this program are negotiable.

Overview: Fall Organizing Fellows will participate in a rigorous 12 week grassroots organizing program focused on building a robust and sustainable community engagement program. Organizing Fellows will engage members of their communities - specifically progressive Jews and allies - in grassroots organizing efforts to impact some of the most critical issues of our time. Organizing Fellows will have the opportunity to learn grassroots organizing skills and will play a key role in building a first of its kind community engagement program aimed at building volunteer leadership at the local level, effecting change on core progressive issues, and effectively confronting on antisemitism/anti-Zionism anywhere it presents itself. Fellows will work closely with other progressive groups to build relationships and execute unique programs.

General Expectations:
The Candidate has a deep passion for progressive issues and for Zionism, and is deeply motivated to engage in support of both causes.
The Candidate is a self-starter, capable of working with minimal oversight.
The Candidate understands they’re part of a “start-up” organization. As such, they should expect an all-hands-on-deck approach and that they may be asked to tackle items that aren’t specifically outlined in their job scope.
The Candidate is well organized, detail-oriented, and professional.
The Candidate is capable of performing in a fast-paced environment.
The Candidate commits to embodying the values of Zioness and commits to positively representing the organization at all times.

Preferred Qualifications For The Role:
The Candidate has prior community organizing or community engagement experience.
The Candidate has experience working directly with community members and ability to work with diverse populations.
The Candidate has experience working in underserved communities, experience working with populations from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, religious backgrounds.
The Candidate has excellent time management skills, is well-organized, detail-oriented and able to work both independently and under minimal supervision.
The Candidate has strong interpersonal skills; Able to develop and maintain cooperative, professional and productive relationships with all levels of staff and volunteers.
The Candidate has the ability to deliver professional presentations and engage in public speaking, when required.
The Candidate can effectively recruit, train, and coordinate volunteer members.
The Candidate has strong communication and writing skills and enjoys working directly with people.
The Candidate is a confident Zionist who is comfortable expressing their Zionism, its relationship to their progressive identity, and its centrality to Jewish identity, even (and especially) at times where Zionism is being attacked.

Job Scope:
-Support the National Organizing Team in the implementation of the Organization’s distributed organizing strategy - building localized groups across the country.
-Serve as a public/community representative for the Zioness Organizing Team.
-Work collaboratively with the Zioness Organizing team to implement all aspects of the community organizing plan in your local community.
-Ensuring the development and maintenance of a wide range of current and new community relationships within your local community
-Developing events, organizing activities, strategy sessions, and trainings locally to engage community members, train activists on core organizing tactics and objectives, and build sustainable volunteer leadership at the local level.
-Recruiting, leading and supervising volunteers – organizing the community at the neighborhood/chapter level;
-Engaging directly in community engagement to hit regional topline goals, including: door-to- door and high traffic canvassing, phone banking, petitioning and flyering for community events.

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