Citizen Action of New York is a statewide grassroots membership organization that fights for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice. We organize in local communities to build power. We collaborate with organizations and coalitions in communities across New York to win on key issues and elect progressive candidates at the local, state and federal levels.
Citizen Action of New York’s strategic approach to achieve our collective vision for a society that works for all of us, not just the wealthy and well-connected, requires us to not only win issue and election campaigns, but to also shift how people across our communities understand the problems that they’re facing as part of those campaigns. After decades and centuries of being told that lies about hard work, free markets, and white supremacy, policy changes need to be paired with education and deeper understanding of how systemic oppression has been woven into the fabric of our society. With that new understanding, we can collectively build the power needed to make systemic change and advance justice.
Citizen Action of New York is seeking a Worldview Strategist to work out of our Albany office. The primary responsibility of the Worldview Strategist is to shape and execute our program to shift the dominant worldview through curriculum development, communications content and materials, research and other outreach.
●Working in collaboration with the worldview organizer to develop and execute an organization-wide, cross-departmental strategy to shift the dominant worldview (especially relating to race, income and wealth, taxes, and individualism)
●Build digital campaigns intended to shift public perception on big issues like racial and economic justice. This will include writing articles, op-eds, and blog posts.
●Engage with community leaders, organizational partners, elected officials, editorial boards, and other key influencers, including developing and providing political education trainings for candidates
●Serving as a member of our communications team that builds press and digital engagement strategies to advance our goals of building community-based power by winning issue and election campaigns
●Facilitate in-person and digital political education trainings and webinar-style workshops
●Develop narrative guides for each of our issue campaigns that can be used to advance our worldview
An ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
●At least five years experience in political or non-profit communications
●Familiarity with message development, including polling
●Community organization experience strongly preferred
●Familiarity with New York State politics preferred
●Skills with website development and graphic design a plus
●Experience using Adobe design software, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator a plus
●Experience using social media services on behalf of organizations
●Excellent writing skills and the ability to write high quality content quickly
●Ability to manage a multitude of tasks in a fast-paced environment
●Commitment to progressive change, movement-building and working in a multi-racial, multi-cultural environment
●Willingness to work evening and weekend events, and travel, as necessary
This position is based in Albany and reports to the Communications Director.
Salary and benefits: The salary range for this position is $50,000 – $60,000 depending on experience and full health benefits.
To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter. Click here to learn more.
Citizen Action of New York is an equal opportunity employer and we seek to build an organization that aggressively pursues a racial justice agenda. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Job posted: 2020-11-10