All of Us or None National Organizer

 

The National Organizer will assist in planning, coordinating, and organizing All of Us or None chapter activities nationwide. The person holding the position will work in close cooperation with staff organizers and volunteer leaders to promote the development of AOUON and support the establishment of chapters nationwide. The National Organizer will report to the Program Supervisor and the Executive Director.

All of Us or None is an organization of formerly-incarcerated people, prisoners, and our families. We are a civil and human rights movement working to win full restoration of rights for people when they come out of jail or prison, and to eliminate all forms of discrimination that we encounter due to past convictions and imprisonment.

Responsibilities:

National Chapter Outreach and Membership development:

  • Attend general membership meetings
  • Attend community meetings on behalf of All of Us or None
  • Participate in outreach and membership recruitment and follow-up
  • Assist in developing a leadership training and political education curriculum
  • Define, delegate, and help coordinate tasks for volunteers
  • Develop partnerships with community organizations and service providers

Campaign Planning

  • Design and participate in Speakers’ Bureau trainings for chapters nationwide
  • Participate in speaking opportunities on behalf of LSPC and All of Us or None
  • Develop and implement new strategies and activities to move campaigns forward
  • Attend conferences and coalition events representing both LSPC & AOUON
  • Public speaking to advance All of Us or None organizing

Fund-Raising

  • Represent All of Us None and LSPC during site visits with funders

National Chapter Development and Coordination

  • National travel to consult with chapters
  • Share coordination of monthly all chapter conference calls
  • Organize annual skills-sharing retreats

LSPC Responsibilities:

  • Attend staff meetings and LSPC retreats
  • Understand, support, and work with all LSPC programs
  • Participate in speaking engagements for LSPC
  • Assist with LSPC fund-raising as requested

 

Qualifications:

Formerly-incarcerated person

Understanding of All of Us or None policy goals and overall program

Critical understanding of the criminal justice system, the barriers faced by people returning home from prison, and a passion to impact policy in this area

Broad commitment to social justice organizing and principles

Desire and ability to build leadership among formerly-incarcerated people

Able to travel and work some weekends –should own a car, have a drivers’ license and insurance

 

Required Skills:

Good administrative skills: able to organize and access information, answer phone and e-mail messages, keep well-organized paper and electronic files

Good Microsoft Office Suite skills, i.e. WORD, Excel and Powerpoint.

E-mail/Internet computer skills

Strong communication skills – oral and written: ability to write letters and present our point of view clearly

Self-starter/self-motivated: Able to work with minimum supervision, able to define next steps

Critical thinking skills: able to think strategically, able to define and plan next steps

Able to accept opinions and recommendations from LSPC program staff regardless of race, gender, age, class, or sexual orientation

Ability to interact, respect, and communicate across all lines that divide us: race, class, age, gender, sexual orientation

Open-minded, good listening skills

Commitment to follow up with organizing and networking contacts

Reliable and responsible; a team member

Able to travel and to work some weekends, late nights, and early mornings

 

Recommended Skills:

Some fund-raising experience

Policy advocacy experience, and/or knowledge of local and statewide political process

Preferable to have reliable transportation

 

Salary Range:

Depending on Experience
Great benefits including health, dental, vision, acupuncture, chiropractor insurance and 5- weeks’ vacation

Please submit a résumé and cover letter detailing your qualifications and why you want to work with LSPC.  Please send your application to:

Hamdiya Cooks-Abdullah
Financial Operations/Program Supervisor
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children,  1540 Market Street, #490, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415-255-7036 ext. 315) 

To apply electronically or to ask further questions:
hamdiya@prisonerswithchildren.org