Job Opening: Responsible Wealth Organizer

United for a Fair Economy, a national non-profit organization headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, is seeking a dynamic full-time Organizer for its Responsible Wealth project.

Background on United for a Fair Economy and Responsible Wealth

Founded in 1994, United for a Fair Economy (UFE) is a national non-profit organization that seeks to call attention to the dangerous consequences of the growing income and wealth divide and the racial economic divide in the US and move people toward action to create a fairer economy for all. UFE does this through popular education work, tax fairness organizing at the state and federal level, a project on the racial wealth divide, and the Responsible Wealth project.

The Responsible Wealth project (RW) is a national network of 700 business leaders, high-wealth and high-income individuals who use their surprising voices to advocate – in the media, in the federal and state legislatures, and in corporate boardrooms – for progressive federal and state taxes and greater corporate accountability.

Responsibilities of the Responsible Wealth Organizer

The Responsible Wealth Organizer will work with the Responsible Wealth project director and other UFE staff to strengthen all aspects of the Responsible Wealth project, including outreach, recruitment and engagement of RW members, and planning and implementation of program work.

The Responsible Wealth Organizer will:

  • Recruit new Responsible Wealth members, including business owners and executives, upper-income and/or wealthy individuals, and young people with inherited wealth.
  • Build relationships with new and existing members, identifying their interests and engaging them in Responsible Wealth and UFE program activities, including filing shareholder resolutions, contacting legislators, participating in sign-on statements, taking the Tax Fairness Pledge, etc.
  • Identify and train business owners, high-wealth and high-income members as spokespeople for national and state media activities.
  • Coordinate special projects, including creating and managing a speakers bureau to respond to media opportunities.
  • Work in partnership with business coalitions and allied organizations.
  • With other UFE & RW staff, help organize lobby days, fundraisers, book tour events and speaking engagements, including arranging logistics, making turnout calls & working with the media.
  • Assist with education and publicity efforts, including writing content for the UFE/RW website, the RW newsletter, and other publications.
  • Participate in RW Advisory Committee meetings.
  • Participate in general UFE activities, including staff meetings and periodic board/staff meeting, and work effectively with other UFE staff and teams, especially the communications and development teams.
  • Complete reports and other administrative tasks related to work at UFE.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • 3-5 years experience successfully organizing and motivating a membership constituency to take action that advances a cause.
  • Experience and comfort organizing by phone, by internet and face to face.
  • Experience and comfort working with business people and upper income and wealthy people.
  • Familiarity with federal & state government, budgets, tax policy, basic economics, corporate governance, etc.
  • Experience working with and speaking to print and broadcast media, as well as addressing live audiences helpful. Experience with organizing media events and writing press releases helpful.
  • Strong writing & speaking skills required.
  • Experience working in coalition with other organizations helpful.
  • Demonstrated ability to set goals, prioritize activities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a group.
  • Fundraising background and experience with membership-based organizations (i.e., signing up members, collecting annual dues, organizing events, etc.) helpful.
  • Strong commitment to economic and social justice.
  • Comfort and experience working in a multi-racial, multi-cultural workplace and willingness to engage in diversity & inclusion awareness activities with co-workers.
  • Experience using databases, proficiency with Word & Excel, and working in a Mac operating environment all helpful.
  • Ability to work periodically on weekends and evenings required.
  • Flexibility and a sense of humor

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

Location of Position and Travel:

  • The location of the position is Boston, MA. Periodic travel throughout the country will be required. Must have a valid drivers license.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary Range: $45,000 - $50,000, commensurate with experience.
  • Excellent benefit package includes: 3 weeks paid vacation, holidays, sick time, comp time, health care, partial dental, and partial commuter reimbursement.

To apply:

By October 14, 2011, email cover letter, resume, a 2-5 page writing sample, and three references to jobs@faireconomy.org, noting "RW Organizer Search – Application" in the subject line.

If you have questions regarding this announcement, please forward those to jobs@faireconomy.org, noting "RW Organizer Search – Question" in the subject line.

No phone calls or other email inquiries, please.

United for a Fair Economy is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.

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