job: organizer, NY

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Sat Sep 17 11:11:17 CDT 2005

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From: "Czarina Thelen" <mothers7 at>

Education Organizer – Mothers on the Move


MOM is hiring an Education Organizer to develop its powerful parent-led
Education Committee to organize for adequate resources and quality teaching
and learning in South Bronx public schools. The organizer will also build
on the successful kick-off of the Parent-Teacher Home Visit Project, which
is a cornerstone of MOM’s Platform for Excellent Schools.

Core Responsibilities:
• Recruit and work one-on-one with community members to develop their
leadership ability
• Build a strong parent committee to research causes of poor school
performance and to strategize and advance effective organizing campaigns for
school improvement at the local and regional level.
• Coodinate the Parent-Teacher Home Visit Project at Fannie Lou Hamer
Freedom Middle and High School with allied parents, students, teachers,
principals, and superintendents and expand the campaign to other schools in
Region 2
• Organize media events, direct actions, large mobilizations, and large
public meetings with school and elected officials as needed in campaigns.

• Self-starter and ability to work independently and in teams
• Commitment to developing grassroots leadership
• Intentional development of one’s own leadership ability
• Ability to interact with our broad range of allies
• Strong analytical, writing, and communication skills
• Able to work some evenings and weekends
• Experience organizing and passion for justice in the school system
• Spanish speaking and written skills recommended

Salary & Benefits:
• $27K to $32K based on experience
• Work with great membership, staff, and allied schools
• Lots of opportunities for personal and professional growth and mentorship
• Health, dental, vision, pension plan after 1 year, and 2 weeks progressing
to 5 weeks vacation

To apply, please e-mail a résumé and cover letter explaining your interest
and qualifications to Wanda Salamán at wanda at People
of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.


Czarina Thelen
Senior Organizer
Mothers on the Move (MOM)
928 Intervale Avenue
Bronx, NY 10459
phone: (718) 842-2224
fax: (718) 842-2665
czarina at

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