West TN BlackPrint Community Organizer

Organizing · Memphis, Tennessee
Department Organizing
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $3,000 per month

About The Equity Alliance:
The Equity Alliance (TEA) is a Tennessee-based 501(c)(3) nonpartisan grassroots organization led by award-winning Black women. We envision a society where Black communities are thriving and have equitable access to power, resources, and the freedom to choose our quality of life. Our mission is to unapologetically build independent Black political and economic power. We educate, empower, and mobilize Black people to take action and keep our government in check. As the Tennessean’s 2020 People of the Year, we are the leading Black-led organization in Tennessee that takes bold action to mobilize the Black electorate to be civically engaged, challenge systemic inequities rooted in white supremacy, and stand up against attacks on our democracy. The Equity Alliance shares staff with The Equity Alliance Fund, an affiliate 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. Learn more about The Equity Alliance at: theequityalliance.org. 


Position Summary:
The Equity Alliance is seeking an organizer to work on our BlackPrint Project in Nashville, Memphis and Chattanooga.
The organizer will develop relationships and deep understanding of community dynamics in targeted black
neighborhoods. The organizer will also coordinate organizing and canvassing efforts targeted to expand civic
engagement and increase voter registration on an on-going basis in these communities. The ideal candidate will
have a proven ability to foster coordination and cooperation among diverse groups and will be committed to
getting results in a fast-paced environment.


Essential Functions:
The following are indicative of the essential functions required to perform this job successfully. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This
profile is not intended to be all inclusive of tasks and responsibilities required; it provides a description of the
critical responsibilities associated with this position.
• Build relationships and organize diverse communities
• Identify and work with trusted individuals and potential leaders

• Conduct and coordinate presentations and volunteer trainings
• Collect, record and help analyze data related to the community engagement work

• Lead community outreach, organizing, digital advertising, and canvassing efforts
• Recruit and manage volunteers for Get Out The Vote and voter registration activities


Contract Length: 

  • This will be a full time contract position, beginning ASAP and ending on December 1st, 2021. 


Compensation:

  • Contractor will be paid $3,000 each month, paid at the end of the month. 


Qualifications:
Education-
• High school diploma or equivalent


Licenses/Certifications:
• Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation

Skills and background:

• Office 365 and Google Drive mastery
• Knowledge of office management systems and procedures

• Excellent communication skills


Experience:
• Experience working effectively and collaboratively with diverse populations


Competencies:
• Interpersonal & Communication Skills- must demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that
result in effective information exchange with clients and direct reports
• Attention to Detail- must demonstrate the ability to recognize the component parts of a procedure and
verify its correctness and/or error
• Time Management- accurately evaluate and prioritize decisions and actions to be completed effectively
and timely


Environmental Conditions and Physical Demands:
• Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of
objects and materials

• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
• The employee is required to stand, walk, climb, kneel, stoop and balance
• The employee may occasionally have to work outside or walk through neighborhoods for canvassing events

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  • Location
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Department
    Organizing
  • Employment Type
    Contractor
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    $3,000 per month