Available Positions

One Pennsylvania is a statewide base-building organization that promotes economic justice with a racial justice analysis. We believe justice is inclusive and interconnected, and that we only win together. Our motto is to follow the money, confront the power, and make real change.

One Pennsylvania campaigns for good jobs, strong and healthy communities, and corporate accountability. Together, we fight for social justice and tackle the racial, gender, and economic inequality that holds back working families. Working with us is demanding and exciting. Come help build a movement to change Pennsylvania.

Current openings:
Organizing Director
Organizer


Organizing Director

One Pennsylvania is seeking an Organizing Director to lead our team of Lead Organizers and Organizers to build base and win strategic issue campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels across the state.

The ideal candidate for this position will be someone who has a vision and strong desire to build One PA’s statewide power, but also loves to implement program work at the local level and to work directly with organizers and leaders to build a strong, powerful base. This position is for someone who prefers being in the field, working with organizers and leaders to get them to be as good as they can be, rather than sitting at coalition tables and in meetings or in an office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and supervise a team of entry level organizers in the Philadelphia area and develop and manage Lead Organizers across the state who will be responsible for leading One PA’s campaign and base-building work.
  • Work closely with Lead Organizers to develop their skills and ensure that their teams are producing strong results. Metrics for results include: campaign wins, base-building, and leadership development metrics
  • Systematize Leadership Development among the membership and staff. Develop and implement strong tracking systems for campaign metrics ensuring that they become organizational norms.
  • Provide strategic vision and direction (along with staff and leaders) for building One PA organizing and campaigns with focus on building power statewide to win state level policy and administrative campaigns.
  • Enhance existing campaigns through normalizing the use of databases and technology.

The position will report to the Executive Director and will be part of the Senior Staff Team. The Organizing Director will work collaboratively with the Political Director and Communications Team.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is a seasoned organizer, a strategic campaign planner, an experienced staff manager and leader with community, labor, and/or political organizing experience, who is experienced with building, leading, and managing teams. Qualifications should include:

  • Significant experience in community organizing, union organizing, political organizing, and/or legislative issue advocacy experience and a long term commitment to movement building.
  • Strong track record of winning concrete campaign victories, mobilizing large numbers of people into action, and building community leadership.
  • Experience supervising and/or managing at least five organizers and leading others with or without formal authority.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks & responsibilities, while remaining focused on overarching goals.

Successful applicants must have excellent communications skills, show leadership in large and small groups, be able to work in a team where roles are fluid, have knowledge or willingness to learn about the social justice strategies and movements that come before us, be willing to work long and irregular hours (50 hours a week regularly and able to flex up to 70 hours per week).

It is critical that all applicants have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and challenge people to take risks in order to make change.

Travel:

Owning a car as a licensed, insured operator is required. One Pennsylvania provides mileage reimbursement at the federal rate and lodging when working away from home.

Compensation:

Competitive salary package and benefits including defined benefit pension (with contributions beginning after six months employment), optional 401K type plan, and fully paid health insurance.

Equal Opportunity:

One Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, LGBTQIA people, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Please send resume, a one page writing sample (preferably an old campaign plan or training curriculum), salary history & requirements, and cover letter to Erin Kramer, Executive Director, One Pennsylvania via email erin@onepa.org. To ensure prompt attention make sure to put “Organizing Director” in the subject line.

Location: Philadelphia with responsibilities across Pennsylvania


Organizer

Duties and Responsibilities:
One Pennsylvania is seeking an Organizer to
 perform a wide range of duties focused on empowering people most affected by our economic system. In a typical campaign, an organizer:

  • Identifies, recruits, and trains leaders to help lead the campaign
  • Builds membership and tests community support
  • Creates positive leadership relationships with member leaders and activists
  • Plans and executes large member actions (actions, rally, etc.)
  • Mobilizes members (house calls, Lobby Day, Meetings, Door Knocking)
  • Records conversations, assessments, and follow-ups with member leaders
  • Maintains and updates various campaign lists and data systems
  • Charts and analyses membership and community involvement
  • Work fluidly in a team where you are sometimes a leader and sometimes a follower

Qualifications:

Successful applicants must have excellent communications skills, show leadership in large and small groups, willing and able to work in a team where roles are fluid, knowledge and willingness to learn about the social justice strategies and movements that come before us, a willingness to work long and irregular hours (50 hours a week regularly and able to flex up to 70 hours per week).

It is critical that all applicants have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and challenge people to take risks in order to make change.

Given the dynamic nature of organizing, campaign assignments can be anywhere in Pennsylvania. Depending on experience, the position may begin with a two-month apprenticeship program.

Travel:

Owning a car is preferred, willingness to travel and the ability to competently navigate the city with activists are required. One Pennsylvania provides mileage reimbursement at the Federal rate and lodging when working away from home.

Compensation:

Competitive salary package and benefits including defined benefit pension (with contributions beginning after six months employment), optional 401K type plan, and fully paid health insurance.

Equal Opportunity:

One Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, LGBTQIA people, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Location: Philadelphia and Pittsburgh

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest to info@onepa.org. Please include the word Organizer in the title of your email.