NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts is hiring canvassers to support and promote pro-choice issues and values. This is an ideal opportunity for an individual looking to make an impact on issues they feel passionately about, while also developing skills. We will be going door-to-door to reach out to and have face-to-face conversations within communities to educate people on choice issues and legislation. We have a welcoming and positive work environment. A strong commitment to reproductive rights and justice is a must. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Engage with people in the community, educating them on pro-choice issues and values
Serve as a passionate and professional ambassador for the organization and its work
Consistently show up on time for all scheduled shifts
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to quickly build a rapport in conversation with others, regardless of their views
Ability to follow general script and adjust as needed to audience
Ability to meet reasonable number of doors per night
Able to walk for several hours
Punctuality – shifts have pre-set start times
Positive attitude, detail-oriented, highly motivated and organized
Ability to work respectfully with people of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
Enthusiastically supportive of mission and philosophy of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts
Previous canvassing experience, either in a paid or unpaid capacity, is preferred
Access to a car a plus, but not required
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer. All our positions require a sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural differences.
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts (NARAL), a statewide, nonprofit pro-choice organization and affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America, seeks a full time Organizer for a one-year contractposition to support our campus organizing and political organizing program. Our mission is to develop and sustain a grassroots constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices. This job is perfect for someone with electoral organizing, issue based, or campus organizing experience.
The Organizer reports to the Field Director and is responsible for building and mobilizing our pool of volunteers, members, and activists through a variety of outreach activities to support our general organizing and political work.
Support the Field Director and Deputy Director’s work by engaging NARAL members and volunteers in our legislative and electoral campaigns.
Build our lists of activists on the ground through tabling, petitions, and online communications.
Maintain relationships with activists and members through trainings, organizing actions, networking events, etc.
Produce written materials as needed, including, sample letters to the editor, op-eds, campaign updates to supporters, press releases, and action alert emails.
Intentionally work to cultivate a diverse base of volunteers, activists, and members.
Recruit volunteers to participate in door-to-door canvassing and phone banking.
Support electoral work for endorsed and prioritized candidates by working on campaigns for endorsed candidates and recruiting volunteers for those candidates.
Participate in a team environment to develop strategy and contribute to overall effectiveness of the organization.
Other duties as needed.
A commitment to reproductive rights and NARAL’s mission
Strong verbal, communication, and interpersonal skills
An ability to work well independently and as part of a team
Experience with community and/or political organizing
Highly organized and detail oriented; able to manage multiple projects and meet goals and deadlines
Experience working with websites and social media is a plus
Demonstrated ability to forge meaningful, respectful relationships with volunteers
Strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and health equity
Willingness to work nights and weekends; statewide travel sometimes necessary
Maturity, flexibility, humor, and discretion
Current drivers license
Access to a car
SALARY AND BENEFITS
This is a one-year contract position at $30,000 per year, with potential for a contract extension.
Send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to email@example.com. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis. No calls, please.
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or political affiliation.
HOURS: 15-20 hours per week, flexible scheduling available Monday-Friday 10-6.
COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship.
SUMMARY: NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts works on the political, legislative and community levels to protect safe, legal abortion and to expand the full range of reproductive rights for all women. The Political Intern is responsible for supporting our legislative advocacy strategy to advance reproductive rights in Massachusetts. This position will also assist heavily in preparations for the 2016 election.
·Research lawmakers and legislation. Advise NARAL staff on findings.
·Assist in the creation of educational materials for lawmakers and candidates.
·Collaborate with staff in planning and executing a pro-choice lobby day in Boston.
·Research candidates running in races throughout the state.
·Facilitate the candidate questionnaire process and correspond with campaigns.
·Passion for social justice and reproductive rights.
·A strong interest in the legislative and political processes.
·Eagerness to learn.
·Excellent oral and written communication skills.
·Confidence in using Microsoft Office programs, particularly Excel.
·Detail-oriented and organized.
To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Political Intern.” Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.