Hello Community!

ALP is hiring 5 Outreach Organizers and 1 Data Entry Associate for our TransJustice Brick by Brick Campaign. During the months of May and June, we will be conducting a story gathering and base-building drive and are looking for people who can work with us to do street outreach and organizational outreach all over the city.

Check out more information here on our website, or read the job descriptions below.

 

Mission: 

The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) is a Lesbian Gay Bisexual Two Spirit Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area.

TransJustice is inclusive of all gender identities (trans*, gender non-conforming, two-spirit, genderqueer, non-binary, agender, and any gender variant) and centers the leadership of gender diverse folks of color. Our member-led programming aims to gather our community and offer space for support, one for another, at the same time that we organize and mobilize for a reality of our own design. TransJustice challenges its membership to witness and acknowledge our individual differences as gender diverse people of color as dynamic opportunity to strengthen our problem-solving skills and collective capacities as intergenerational urban organizers for gender liberation.

 

Responsibilities: 

TJ Brick by Brick Housing Campaign’s Base-Building & Story Gathering Drive | During the months of May and June our ALP family (TJ core members, volunteers and paid staff) will perform intensive outreach to the New York City constituents whose districts are represented by our councilmembers of the LGBT Caucus as a collective effort to (a) gather stories about people's experience securing safe long term housing from Trans and Gender Non Conforming folks of color, family members of TGNC POC, landlords and community members and (b) to educate our neighbors about the housing needs of TGNC POC New Yorkers.

We are looking for three folks to fill the following temporary positions:

 

Lead Canvasser | This position reports to the Deputy Director of Programs & TransJustice Coordinator.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Supervise canvassers and phone bankers, including training, technical support and coordination of canvasser’s team meeting (weekly)

  • Coordinate and conduct canvassing in the target districts

  • Coordinate and conduct phone banking

  • Coordinate and properly record all data from canvassing, phone banking, and other outreach

  • Establish necessary action items with the TJ Coordinator

  • Lead training for volunteer canvassers for action in June (Trans Day of Action)

This is a temporary position for up to 8-12 hrs a week during the months of May and June. Flexible hours - including evening and weekends - are a must. 

 

Canvasser (4 positions open) | This position reports to the Lead Canvasser.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Canvass in all three neighborhoods

  • Canvass at LGBTSTGNC events & organizations

  • Phone bank to recruit volunteers

  • Identify people to tell their stories that are well suited to the campaign

  • Support volunteers with canvassing and phone banking, including technical support

  • Diligently record all information from canvassing, phone banking, and other actions

  • Complete summary of each canvassing session to be shared with the Lead Canvasser

This is a temporary position for up 8-10 hrs a week during the months of May & June. Flexible hours - including evening and weekends - are a must.  

 

Data Entry Associate | This position reports to the Deputy Director of Programs & TransJustice Coordinator.

Your responsibilities are:

  • Collect and organize pledge cards and volunteer information from canvassing and phone banking

  • Meticulously enter all data into Excel database

  • Train and monitor volunteers supporting with data entry

  • Upload Excel database into CiviCRM Database

This is a temporary position for 5 - 15 hrs a week during the months of June & July 2019. Flexible hours - including evening and weekends - are a must.  

 

Required Qualifications: 

Lead Canvasser Qualifications:

  • Understanding of and commitment to ALP’s organizational mission and guiding principles

  • Working knowledge of issues facing TGNC POC, LGBTSTGNC and POC communities

  • Ability working with multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-gendered, and intergenerational communities

  • Ability to work with communities of varying abilities and commitment to maintaining accessibility across all program areas

  • Outreach, canvassing and phone banking experience

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

 

Canvasser Qualifications:

  • Understanding of and commitment to ALP’s organizational mission and guiding principles

  • Working knowledge of issues facing TGNC POC, LGBTSTGNC and POC communities

  • Ability working with multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-gendered, and intergenerational communities

  • Ability to work with communities of varying abilities and commitment to maintaining accessibility across all program areas

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

 

Data Entry Associate Qualifications:

  • Understanding of and commitment to ALP’s organizational mission and guiding principles

  • Working knowledge of issues facing TGNC POC, LGBTSTGNC and POC communities

  • Ability working with multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-gendered, and intergenerational communities

  • Excellent understanding of Excel and experience entering data and working with data sets

 

Compensation: 

Lead Canvasser ($16/hr)

Canvasser (4 positions open) ($15/hr) 

Data Entry Associate ($15/hr)

 

How To Apply: 

Applications Due Friday May 31st, 2019 @ MIDNIGHT! Complete applications MUST include: 

  1. A cover letter stating your interest in the position and describing your qualifications.
  2. A resume
  3. One or two professional references (including their names/telephone/and emails)

 

Please send applications to: rumi@alp.org

Via Mail to ALP Manhattan, 147 W. 24th St., 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10011

No phone calls, please, *no exceptions*, only applicants advancing in the process will be contacted.

 

Application Deadline: 
May 31, 2019