Youth and Education Organizer

The Granite State Organizing Project is a 15-year-old, broad based community organization working for economic justice in New Hampshire.  The Youth and Education Organizer works with teenagers and adults to build public understanding and support for student centered learning and policies to close the achievement gap.  The Youth and Education Organizer works to amplify and support student voices being heard in education debates in the city of Manchester. The organizer assists students of color and their families to devise strategies, implement issue campaigns and create models to increase the rate of high school graduation, college aspiration and attendance. The work will address systemic problems of access, opportunity and discrimination based upon race, national origin, economic status, or ethnicity and language.

JOB TITLE:  Youth and Education Organizer

JOB DUTIES:

  • Organize twice weekly meetings of the Young Organizers United (Y.O.U.) group
  • Coordinate outreach to religious congregations in the Manchester area regarding youth, education and student centered learning issues.
  • Organize a parent and adult group to support the Y.O.U. efforts and organize monthly meetings of adult group
  • Organize meetings of the Manchester Chapter of GSOP, assist community members in planning and executing Manchester strategies for changes in education policy and on issues beyond education concerns
  • Communicate effectively with young people and their parents regarding education issues
  • Organize meetings with key elected officials, immigrant and refugee youth and their parents regarding education reform issues
  • Participate in the Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s learning community regarding student centered learning; travel as needed to regional youth gatherings
  • Facilitate all data collection and reporting required for the Y.O.U. project
  • Preparation of written materials including agendas, meeting notes & memos
  • Other duties as assigned by the GSOP Executive Director

Hours and location of work:

GSOP’s primary office is in Manchester, NH but we do work throughout the state.  Full time position is 40 hours per week and part time is 20 hours per week. Some attendance at night or weekend meetings will be required.   The organizer must have a car and insurance.

Salary and benefits: $40,000 per year, plus health, dental and retirement benefits for full time.  Part time position is $20,000 per year, plus paid sick leave and paid vacation. Work related travel and expenses will be reimbursed

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Sarah Jane Knoy at sjknoy@granitestateorganizing.org  before January 20th.