Campaign Organizer -- Education and Justice Transformation Team

Brooklyn, New York
Nov 20, 2020
Dec 20, 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Position Location: Remote possible, NYC ideal

The Center for Popular Democracy/CPD Action is seeking a Campaign Organizer to join our Education and Justice Transformation Team.

About CPD + CPDA

The Center for Popular Democracy and CPD Action (together, CPD/A) work to promote equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. We currently work with more than 53 affiliates in 34 states and Puerto Rico, and build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations to envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. We are a rapidly-expanding, changing organization that partners with organizations across the country to build political power and win tangible victories that improve the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, and communities of color.

About the Position:

We are seeking a Campaign Organizer to join our Education and Justice Transformation Team.  We’re looking for someone with a demonstrated commitment to racial justice work, grassroots organizing and campaign building.

The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years of full-time grassroots organizing and campaign-building experience, including particular experience in working with young people (of high school age) on campaigns to end discriminatory practices that criminalize youth of color in schools. 

This Campaign Organizer role will focus on supporting a cohort of CPD/A affiliates, mostly youth organizing groups and youth-led campaigns to remove police from schools and to end the school-to-prison-and-deportation pipeline. The role will provide a range of direct campaign support (strategic and technical) to affiliates, in collaboration with staff from CPD/A’s Education and Justice Transformation Team and Base-building Team, among others, to help win local campaigns. As part of the Education and Justice Transformation Team, the campaign organizer will also work to support CPD/A affiliates in engaging federal advocacy efforts to end the school-to-prison-and-deportation pipeline. 

The Campaign Organizer will report to the Senior Campaign and Policy Strategist.

Primary Responsibilities

The Campaign Organizer will:

  • Support a cohort of youth organizing groups and youth campaigns to end the school-to-prison-and-deportation pipeline;

  • Lead support to 3-5 emerging local youth-led campaigns

  • Provide direct campaign strategic planning to CPD/A’s affiliates; 

  • Be point on initial campaign research needed in the local jurisdictions; 

  • Support CPD/A affiliate engagement in Federal Advocacy efforts; and,

  • Produce fundamental organizing and campaign-building tools to support affiliates.

Job Requirements 

  • 4-6 years experience of full-time organizing with youth (ideally youth-led or education justice campaigns);

  • Experience leading grassroots campaigns;

  • A demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice organizing, and fluency and understanding of the challenges facing Black and other communities of color, young people of color, immigrant communities, and low-and moderate income families;

  • Demonstrated ability to work in coalitions and alliances;

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships of trust and mutual respect with a broad range of people. For example, coalition building experience;

  • Basic understanding of the school-to-prison pipeline and campaigns for police-free schools; and,

  • The ideal candidate has some campaign research or policy experience. 

Salary and Benefits:

This is a union position. Salary will be determined according to a salary scale which takes into account years’ experience, location, job category, and other factors, but is expected to be $65,000-$75,000 and category 2. The Collective Bargaining Agreement is available here.

We have a generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 15 vacation days per year, 10 sick days per year, 13 paid holidays per year, and contributions to individuals’ 401K plans.