Estate Tax Campaign Organizer


Estate Tax Campaign Organizer

The Fair Economy Action Fund is affiliated with United for a Fair Economy (UFE), a dynamic national nonpartisan nonprofit organization dedicated to building a movement against economic inequality. The Fund and UFE are coordinating a national campaign to promote tax fairness and enlist support for a progressive federal estate tax, our country's only tax on accumulated wealth. For several years, UFE has played a leading national role in stopping the permanent repeal of the estate tax.

The Estate Tax Campaign Organizer will work with the Estate Tax Organizing Project to mount a proactive campaign that includes national legislative advocacy, outreach to individuals and organizations, building support in target constituencies, and media work.

The Estate Tax Campaign Organizer will report to and work closely with UFE's Senior Organizer on Estate Tax Policy, and will work with additional campaign staff in Boston, Chicago, and Seattle. The Estate Tax Campaign Organizer will work 20-40 hours a week (negotiable) through December 2008; the campaign may be extended for additional months. The Organizer will work in UFE's office in downtown Boston.

Activities include:

A. Legislative campaign co-coordination: help build Congressional support for legislation.
B. Constituency work: Identify and enlist individuals and groups in target constituencies to take action to promote reform of the estate tax.
C. Media work
D. Project support

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • 2+ years experience in issue campaign work and/or organizing required.
  • Outgoing personality and excellent people and communication skills (telephone outreach, internet, writing, public presentations)
  • Experience with Filemaker or other database and Excel spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of federal budget and legislative process preferred
  • Ability to become knowledgeable on tax and budget policy issues at federal level
  • Commitment to economic justice
  • Available to start around August 1, 2008 and work through December 2008.

SALARY: Paid as a temporary employee, $20-30 per hour, depending on experience.

There is a rolling application process and search underway; interested people should apply immediately. You may request a full job description from Ms. Lee Farris at: lfarris@faireconomy.org .

Email cover letter, resume, 3 references who can speak to your direct organizing qualifications, and a 1-5 page example of persuasive writing to Ms. Lee Farris at: lfarris@faireconomy.org . Cover letter should state your availability- how many hours/week, for how many months. Or write to "Estate Tax Organizer Search" at UFE, 29 Winter St., Boston, MA, 02108. People of color and women strongly encouraged to apply.

For information about the estate tax issue see:
http://www.coalition4americaspriorities.com/
http://www.faireconomy.org/issues/estate_tax

Contact: Ms. Lee Farris
lfarris@faireconomy.org, 617-423-2148 X133.

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