The Providence Student Union (PSU), a youth organizing and leadership development organization that brings high school-aged youth together to build student power and fight for young people to have a fair say in the decisions impacting their education, is looking for a full-time organizer.
Responsibilities: Recruitment of youth members and base building at three chapter high schools; build relationships with youth leaders, school and district personnel, community members and elected officials; attend and facilitate weekly school-based meetings of youth members and leaders; design and use workshops to train youth in organizing and leadership skills, anti-oppression and political education in their chapters; share in weekly citywide youth leadership team meetings.
Qualifications: Sincere commitment to youth leadership, must be willing and eager to listen to and respect youth and to take direction from young people; experience with youth organizing, broad-based community organizing or labor organizing; experience with group facilitation; demonstrated commitment to social, economic and racial justice; willing to work evenings and weekends when needed; fluency in Spanish a plus.
Compensation: Starting salary is commensurate with experience; benefits package includes annual sick days and vacation days, and compensation for health care on Rhode Island’s health insurance exchange.
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume and two references to the PSU Hiring Team at email@example.com with Youth Organizer in the subject line.