JOB POSTING: NAACP Regional Field Fellow
Posting Date: October 26, 2011
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: NAACP National Headquarters, Baltimore MD
Duration: One year
Travel: Approximately 25%
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 seek an experienced Regional Field Fellow in the NAACP Field Operations Department. The Fellow will assist the National Field Directors to implement membership recruitment initiatives, outreach activities, civic engagement efforts, and assist in field organizing efforts for youth and young adults in predominately African American communities.
Summary of Duties:
The Regional Field Fellow works under the direct supervision of the National Field Directors. The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
- Plan and coordinate membership recruitment activities with state and local units in collaboration with the Membership Department;
- Provide support to state and local units in implementing the NAACP Youth & College Division’s civic engagement program;
- Implement NAACP programs established by the National Office and such other related activities among local and area units of the region where field services are required;
- Work with NAACP Field Staff and other collaborative partners to implement the department work plan, organize community efforts to maximize participation in NAACP units and assist in on-going community coordination efforts;
- Foster productive working relationships between the State/State-Area Conferences and State Youth & College Divisions to increase youth activism and engagement;
- Work with Stakeholder Relations Division to identify public and private organizations and institutions engaged in activities related to NAACP goals and objectives and seek to utilize these to advance the work of the Youth & College Division on the regional level;
- Assist the National Field Directors and Regional Field Directors in the identification of opportunities for the chartering and reactivation of units;
- Represents the NAACP at various conferences, conventions outside the NAACP, as well as NAACP sponsored events;
- Provide the National Field Directors with timely monthly and quarterly reports detailing progress toward strategic goals and organizing/advocacy activity of state and local units;
- Perform other related duties as assigned by the National Field Directors.
The ideal candidate for this position will posses many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies, and personal qualities:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- At least two (2) years of organizing experience, preferably in a non-profit organization
- Experience directing community based, field organizing campaigns
- Significant experience organizing youth and young adult populations, preferably in communities of color
- Ability to handle multiple priority projects and meet established timelines and reporting requirements
- Strong written and oral communications skills
- Demonstrated ability to execute strategic goals and work effectively with community leaders to carry out required objectives
- Excellent analytical, presentation and leadership skills
- Ability and willingness to travel and work non-standard hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed.
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, salary requirements, and professional references should be sent to NAACP:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.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.
Duration of position is expected to be one year.