Financial Freedom Campaign Economic Education Fellow

Position Location:   Washington, DC
Travel:    Frequent
Duration:  Temporary-Part-Time

Summary:

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

We are seeking a Financial Freedom Campaign Economic Education Fellow to assist with the implementation of educational campaigns and strategies on economic issues; and implementing training curricula for adults and youth in the priority areas of the NAACP Economic Department.


Summary of Duties:

The Economic Education Field fellow works under the direct supervision of the Director of Economic Education.  The fellow will devote 100% percent of his/her time to the Economic Department.  The duties and responsibilities of the Economic Education Field Fellow include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Implement the Economic Departments' education and advocacy campaigns, train and mobilize Units, members and stakeholders to advance the NAACP's strategic goals and objectives;
  • Assist the Director of Economic Education in coordinating regional, state and local units in education and training on economic issues such as finance, monitoring, fair lending, and anti-discrimination in housing, etc.;
  • Develop resource guides for designated region's units and assist units with building capacity to refer individuals to resources.
  • Provide technical assistance to unit's around Economic Education and workshop development
  • Assist Economic Department with organizing and coordinating Financial Advocacy and Community Tours.
  • Assist  with  training  local and state  leadership  on the  National  Economic  Education  Department Financial/Economic Education Curriculum
  • Implement NAACP programs and initiatives established by the National Office and such other related activities among local and area units of the region where field services are required; including the implementation of the NAACP civic engagement program;
  • Provide supervisors  with timely  monthly and quarterly  reports detailing progress toward  strategic goals and organizing/advocacy activity of state and local units;
  • Represents the NAACP at various conferences, conventions outside the NAACP, as well as NAACP sponsored  events
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Economic Education, Senior Director of the Financial Freedom Campaign, EVP/CPO, or President and CEO.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this position will possess many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies and personal qualities:

  • Some college coursework or equivalent experience, bachelor's degree preferred
  • At least two (2) years of organizing experience, preferably in the area of civil or human rights and economic justice
  • Experience working large, complex organizing campaigns
  • Experience in setting and achieving measurable targets, working as part of a team, and coordinating between multiple stakeholders
  • Experience within the field structure of the NAACP is desirable
  • Ability to handle multiple priority projects and meet established time lines and reporting requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to execute strategic goals, work effectively with state and local leaders and carry out required objectives
  • Excellent analytical, presentation and leadership skills
  • A passion for social justice generally and racial justice specifically
  • Ability to work non-standard hours and travel, as necessary

Nondiscrimination:

It is the continuing policy of the NAACP to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. The NAACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:  Resume, cover letter, and salary requirements should be sent to NAACP: Email: hresources@naacpnet.org  (preferred method)
Mail: NAACP- Human Resources, 4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215 Fax: (410) 580-5735

Please note that this position is grant-funded and employment is contingent upon the continuation of such funds.