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Now Hiring: Rapid Response Organizer

by WREN on Dec 18, 2023

The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is building a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of women, girls, gender expansive people, and their families in
South Carolina. WREN engages and influences diverse audiences – from our 40,000+ member database, hundreds of non-profit partners, elected officials, business leaders donors, and the general public.

WREN is seeking a Rapid Response Organizer in Columbia to engage in rapid response organizing at the SC Statehouse. This is a part-time, temporary hybrid position that will average 5 -10 hours per week from January 10, 2024 to May 31, 2024 (with the
potential to continue if the session goes longer). This position is primarily virtual but will require regular travel to the SC Statehouse in Columbia, SC. Duties will include: attending weekly planning meetings, assisting with organizing rallies and events at the SC Statehouse, virtually canvassing volunteers gender justice, phone and text banking, training marshals, care bears, and storytellers for public testimony. Regional Coordinators work on a temporary, part-time basis and report directly to the Director of Organizing.

Level, Compensation & Benefits
• The organizer will be an hourly and non-exempt employee
• This position will average up to 10 hours per week starting January 10, 2024 through May 31, 2024
• This temporary, part-time position will pay an hourly rate of $25/hour.
• Reimbursement will be provided for pre-approved travel over 50 miles.

Position Responsibilities

Overview of Responsibilities
• Recruiting and training volunteers for statehouse support roles and other topics as assigned by your supervisor (SC Legislature 101, Anti-Oppression, connecting with legislators, volunteer orientation, testifying, marshaling, care bear etc);
• Hosting in-person and virtual phone canvasses and text banks;
• Attending weekly planning meetings;
• Supervising marshals, medics, and care bears;
• Coordinating teams of constituents, advocates, and volunteers for statehouse events, actions, hearings, and outreach opportunities;
• Planning and attending statehouse rallies, advocacy days, and direct actions.
• Cutting Turf for neighborhood canvasses using NGP-VAN software;
• Collecting and analyzing data to track the progress of statehouse campaigns;
• Maintaining accurate records of volunteers trained.

Qualifications

An ideal candidate is an actively anti-racist, self-motivated person who believes in community care and enjoys working as part of a fast-paced team in a political environment and advocating for gender justice. Fluency speaking about issues affecting
transgender and gender marginalized people and working with transgender and gender expansive people is essential for this position. Community and or electoral organizing experience is preferred but not required. BIPOC, Transgender, Gender Expansive, and
LGBQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should be able to demonstrate:
• Experience in community and electoral organizing.
• Proficiency with NGP-VAN, Phone2Action, and volunteer CRMs a plus but not a must.
• Commitment to community care.
• Commitment to self and community accountability.
• Collaborative spirit.
• Willingness to engage in challenging and rewarding work.
• Willingness to occasionally work outside regular office hours between and on some weekends when many people are home.
• Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision, while communicating effectively and collaboratively with a remote team.

How to Apply
WREN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic
information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, or military service.

Deadline for applications is January 5, 2023. Please email cover letter, resume, three references, and any accommodations requests to jobs@scwren.org, with “Rapid Responder” in the subject line.
Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls, please

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