Work with Action Corps:

Seeking Global Justice Organizers 

Idaho, Iowa, Oklahoma & South Carolina

 

Action Corps, a grassroots humanitarian education and advocacy organization, seeks paid part-time, short-term remote organizers starting immediately for Idaho, Iowa, Oklahoma and South Carolina to secure bipartisan support for international funding for COVID relief from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Knowledge of the state critical.

 

Instructions: Send cover letter and resume in body of email to national@actioncorps.org with your state’s abbreviation and “Organizer” in the subject line. For example, if you’re applying for the Action Corps Oklahoma role, write “OK Organizer.”

 

Title: Organizer (Idaho, Iowa, Oklahoma or South Carolina)

 

Reports to: Action Corps Executive Director

 

Time Commitment: 15-20 hours/week for 1 to 2 months

 

Campaign: https://globalcovidresponse.org/

 

Organization: https://www.actioncorps.org/

About Action Corps:

 

What is Action Corps? Action Corps is a grassroots initiative to build people power in solidarity with people around the world. The organization is focused on U.S. policies in solidarity with people from Yemen and Burma, communities most affected by climate disasters, and low-income countries dealing with COVID-19. 

 

Action Corps grew out of Oxfam and is volunteer-run with 25 organizers in 10 states. In 2019, Action Corps became a fiscally sponsored project of the Social Good Fund, which provides administrative services and legal oversight. 

 

What is Action Corps' Mission? The mission of Action Corps is to champion justice in solidarity with people most affected by climate disasters and violent conflict. We achieve this mission by bringing together diverse actors for humanitarian advocacy, connecting grassroots activists to NGOs, media and members of Congress.

 

What do Action Corps Organizers Believe? We believe that every person—no matter where they are born or the body they inhabit—has a right to the resources they need. Our beautiful earth provides enough food and water for everyone, but climate change, genocide, war and disease are depriving millions of human beings from basic needs. We see our well-being linked to the well-being of everyone, and we envision a world where everyone has a seat at the table and no one is left out. We see the struggles of Native peoples, immigrants, refugees, people of color, women, LGBTQ+ people, members of religious minorities, and all oppressed people, rooted in the common enemies of economic exploitation, White supremacy, and patriarchy. As we unite with communities struggling for liberation, we remind one another of the common thread of humanity that connects us. Although our campaigns are focused, we remember our broader common struggle. 

 

Where is Action Corps Active? Action Corps currently has active organizers, board members, and/or mentors in the following ten states: CA, IA, ID, IN, FL, MA, MN, NY, RI, VA. Action Corps also has an organizer in Washington, DC. 

 

What has Action Corps Achieved? Action Corps played a pivotal role in the passage of the historic bipartisan Yemen War Powers Resolution to stop U.S. participation in the devastating war in Yemen. In 2020, Action Corps led the grassroots effort that led to the House of Representatives passing global COVID relief legislation. Action Corps has achieved these victories via rallies, op-eds, letters to the editor, community forums, and letters, phone calls and visits to elected officials.

 

Position Summary:

The COVID-19 crisis has created both public health and economic crises. Combined, these crises could kill millions of people around the world, according to Imperial College London, if countries fail to take decisive action. Global leaders across the political spectrum have called for a major issuance of I.M.F. Special Drawing Rights, an emergency financial resource that would deliver desperately-needed assets to low-income countries.

 

The organizer will work in collaboration with a team of volunteer Action Corps organizers across the country, personnel from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and a network of labor, humanitarian, faith, Africa advocacy, and other organizations, to secure support from key Republican U.S. Senators for inclusion of a major issuance of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), a no-cost global COVID response, in must-pass legislation this fall.

 

Key Functions:

  1. Generate grassroots media (op-eds, letters to the editor, social media posts by in-state organizations, local news coverage) in support of a no-cost global COVID response via the IMF.

  2. Recruit local organizations to participate in sign-on letters and calls with policy experts, national organizers and key Senate staff members.

  3. Engage local students, retired people, people of faith, members of the African diaspora, farmers, and other activists to write letters to the editor and reach out to key Senators.

  4. Organize meetings with key Senators and/or their staff to secure their support for special drawing rights, the no-cost global COVID response.

  5. Participate in multiple calls every week with Action Corps leaders and staff from other organizations.

  6. Provide written daily updates to the executive director on progress.

  7. Help plan and participate in calls or meetings with other stakeholders.

  8. Assist in building the capacity of grassroots and citizen advocates.

 

Experience and Attributes: 

  1. One to two years minimum experience campaigning or community organizing

  2. Self starter with willingness to draw on existing contacts and community to build momentum for a global COVID response

  3. Strong goal setting and follow-through, and willingness to ask people for commitment to action and to follow up with them for results

  4. Strong knowledge of state where organizing will occur

  5. Collaborative spirit with strong communication skills, willing to work in bipartisan fashion, with people from diverse organizations 

 

 

Compensation:

Hourly, commensurate with experience. Given the short-term nature of this position, benefits are not offered.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:

Action Corps seeks to create a diverse team. We encourage people from all ethnic, racial, gender, sexual orientation, generational, and religious backgrounds to apply.