Fields: women’s rights, gender, outreach, social change, education
Location: Flexible, Louisiana
About the Organization: The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. Our organization believes that feminists – both women and men, girls and boys – are the majority, but this majority must be empowered.
About the Position: The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) is seeking highly motivated and passionate current students (sophomore to senior years) to organize on colleges and universities in Louisiana as a Regional Campus Organizer for FMF’s Feminist Campus program. The Louisiana State Campus Organizer will assist National Campus Organizers with development of campus infrastructure in Louisiana, as well as growing the program on existing and new campuses. On every campus where FMF organizes, we explicitly use an intersectional framework, connecting feminist advocacy with multiple issues impacting women of color and vulnerable communities, including but not limited to voter suppression, gender-based violence, racial justice, and economic empowerment.
- Visit colleges and universities in the state of Louisiana with which we have partnerships.
- Provide capacity building, technical, and campaign-oriented trainings to FMLAs and affiliated groups (executive leadership development, election facilitation, decision making processes).
- Lead Feminist Campus campaigns around reproductive health, rights, and justice.
- Build and participate in local coalition work and coalition building.
- Participate in planning and implementing national and local conferences and special events.
- Develop and maintain a campus activist database through data entry and regular reporting.
- Correspond with the National Campus Team to coordinate travel, trainings, logistical support, capacity building, and technical assistance.
- Set goals and create strategic plans around Feminist Campus campaigns and related issues.
- Represent Feminist Campus and the Feminist Majority Foundation at conferences and events.
- Participate in training the next generation of feminist leaders.
- A current and valid driver’s license (necessary for traveling).
- Prior leadership experience working on social justice issues; including, but not limited to, being involved in a feminist group, LGBTQIA+ group, racial justice group, environmental group, or participating in student government.
- Strong writing skills; Excellent public speaking skills.
- Social media proficiency, and technological adaptability; Passion for networking and communicating with others, whether by telephone, text, email, social media, or while attending conferences and workshops.
- Ability to work remotely and be a self-starter.
- Ability to be solution-oriented and work as a team player in a fast-paced environment; Ability to think critically and strategize around issues and campaigns.
- Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
- A commitment to moving the feminist movement forward and passion for creating positive social change.
- Familiarity with HBCUs (historically Black colleges and universities).
- Endurance to work on long grassroots campaigns.
- Basic experience with graphics creation.
Estimated Salary: $15/hour, 10-20 hours/week
Deadline: September 4, 2018
Feminist Majority Foundation