Economic Education Regional Field Fellow-Region 7

Position Location:              Washington, DC                                              
Travel:                                    Frequent                                                           
Duration:                               One year                                                            
Status:                                    Non-Union

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 an Economic Education Field Fellow for the NAACP Economic Department.  The Fellow will 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 Field fellow will work in region 7 at the Financial Freedom Campaign with the Economic Department.  The duties and responsibilities of the Economic Education Fellow include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Implement the Economic Department’s education and advocacy campaigns, train and mobilize Units, members and stakeholders to advance the NAACP’s strategic goals and objectives
  • Coordinate and oversee Economic Education work at the Financial Freedom Center in Washington, DC
  • Assist the Director of Economic Education with managing the micro-unit recipients in Region 7
  • 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.
  • Assist units in region 7 with facilitating financial/ economic education workshops throughout the year and connecting unit’s with national and local partners
  • Develop resource guides and strengthen the resources and partnerships of local units
  • Provide technical assistance to unit’s around Economic Education and workshop development
  • Assist Director of Economic Education with organizing and coordinating the Financial Advocacy and Community Tour in Region 7
  • Assist with training local and state leadership on the National Economic Education Department’s Financial/Economic Education Curriculum
  • 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 NAACP Economic Department, 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 timelines 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.