Job Announcement: Seeking a full-time

Healthcare & Economic Justice Organizer

Massachusetts Senior Action Council (MSAC) is a multiracial, grassroots organization led by concerned seniors across Massachusetts.  We cross-neighborhood, racial, religious and socio-economic lines to find common ground upon which to act on our values.  Through leadership development, organizing and popular education, we use the power of our collective voice to work for economic, social and racial justice for all seniors and our communities.  Founded in 1981, Senior Action has a powerful history of winning meaningful change and is respected as one of the most dynamic, effective grassroots groups of organized lower-income seniors in the country.

Massachusetts Senior Action Council is now hiring a Health Care and Economic Justice Organizer.  This position is responsible for building a powerful base of grassroots leaders who can win health care and economic justice campaigns that build long-term power and achieve short terms victories. This is an exciting position for an individual with a passion for community organizing, racial justice and social change.

Health Care & Economic Justice Organizer Primary Functions:

      Recruit and build a powerful base of grassroots leaders who can win health care and economic justice campaigns that build long-term power and achieve short terms victories. 

      Develop and carry out grassroots actions as determined by the campaign strategy.  Actions could include: community meetings, press events, letter-to-the editor campaigns, lobby days, and direct action.  Manage logistical details, materials development, preparation of leaders;

      Coordinate volunteer grassroots advocacy including phone banks, door knocks and other outreach efforts;

      Provide staff support to Health Care and Economic Justice Team, which includes creating meeting minutes, maintaining the database and frequent communication;

      Work closely with Mass Senior Action’s organizing staff to develop, refine, and further Health Care and Economic Justice and Mass Senior Action’s overall organizing program;

      Support the growth and stability of Mass Senior Action by bringing in new members, new donors and contributing to fundraising events and foundation applications.

 Qualifications

     One (1) or more years of experience in community organizing;

     Passion and commitment to grassroots social change, collective efforts to promote social, racial and economic justice, and the empowerment of low-income, working class people;

      Proven experience with health care, economic justice and issue campaigns;

      Experience developing and implementing short and long term campaign strategies with a diverse range of legislative and corporate targets;

      Ability to move diverse groups of people and work well as a team member;

      Can meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks in a fast paced work environment;

      Excellent personal accountability and follow through;

      Proven track record of grassroots leadership development;

      Experience working in communities of color preferred;

      Passion and strong commitment to social, racial and economic justice;

      People of color strongly encouraged to apply;

      Multi-lingual skills are a plus;

      Must own and operate a car and be willing to transport members.

Compensation: Salary is competitive and based on experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance, 13 paid holidays, paid vacation and personal leave.

To Apply: Submit an up-to-date résumé and cover letter describing your interest and qualifications to CVillers@MassSeniorAction.org no later than August 31, 2016, although resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be sent via email in Microsoft Word or PDF formats only. No phone calls, please.

MSAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse staff that reflects the communities we serve. Bilingual organizers are encouraged to apply.