Part Time

Campaign Organizer at Carolina Youth Action Project

Fields: criminal-justice, youth, communications, community-development, women

Location: Charleston, South Carolina

About the Organization: The Carolina Youth Action Project (CYAP) is an abolitionist organization building power among girls, transgender youth, and gender nonconforming youth through political education, creative resistance, and community organizing.

About the Position: CYAP is seeking a temporary Campaign Organizer to support the development of and facilitate long-term campaigns led by youth organizers in Charleston, South Carolina. The Campaign Organizer will serve as a member of a collective of core organizers who ground and guide the organization’s work. They will work closely with CYAP’s Youth Initiative Organizer, who coordinates the Youth Action Alliance and Youth Leader Institute.

The Campaign Organizer position will exist as a temporary role (24 hours/week) between September 2018 and May 2019. There is potential, however, for the position to extend beyond May 2019 and/or become permanent.

Special Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Experience working with criminalized youth, particularly youth of color, queer and trans youth, and poor and working class youth
  • Holding space and relationship building
  • Community organizing
  • Facilitation and curriculum development
  • Base-building and outreach
  • Campaign strategy
  • Communications and social media strategy  
  • Direct action coordination
  • Event planning  
  • Political education and skill sharing
  • Conflict mediation
  • Google applications

Helpful Political Understandings

  • Prison abolition and transformative justice
  • Feminism / womanism, anti-racism
  • Popular education
  • Trauma-informed youth work
  • Identity, intersectionality, positionality
  • Respectability and disposability politics
  • Impact of neoliberalism, capitalism, colonization, imperialism, militarism, and other forms of state violence on various communities
  • Political landscape in Charleston and the larger state of South Carolina
  • Legacy of violence and resistance in the Southeastern United States

Estimated Salary: $15/hour

Deadline: August 1, 2018

Apply Here: The Carolina Youth Action Project (CYAP)


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