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Online Organizing Job Event - 6pm Today & real job opportunities

From: Charles
Sent on: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 9:34 AM

Your Online Organizing Career - Wednesday, April 14

Online fundraising. Online organizing. Online politics. New Media. Who actually does this work? Many of us use the catch-all description 'online organizer.' And many of you would like to join our ranks, or learn more about advancing. This is your chance. [Scroll down for information on jobs you can apply for - right now.]

Our speakers, professional online organizers with from different parts of the nonprofit and political worlds, will talk about how they entered the field, recent and upcoming changes, advice for young 'uns and aspiring career changers, and the sub-specialties you want to know about.

Don't forget to RSVP - we need to know how much beer & wine to supply. Event is free, donations will be solicited to cover costs.

Featuring:

Daniel Atwood, Director of Online Strategy for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
Elana Levin
, Communications Director for the Writers Guild of America, East
Tate Hausman, Studio Guild and Dot Organize
Rebekah Spicuglia, Program Director for the Women's Media Center
Errol King, Director of Web Services for SEIU 1199
Charles Lenchner, Program Manager - New Media/Labor, New Organizing Institute
Benjamin Yee, Manhattan Young Democrats

Join Organizing 2.0 and GrassrootsCamp to hear senior online organizers in New York City discuss their career paths so far. We will also hand out resources for free and low cost training and information for job seekers. Co-sponsored by Manhattan Young Democrats and New Kings Democrats.

Where: Green Spaces NY, 394 Broadway, 5th floor
When: Wednesday April 14th, 6:00pm sharp
RSVP: Required. Sign up here.


Job Opportunities

Our good friends at Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America are looking for an online strategy associate. They are one of the most innovate, strategic and successful nonprofits doing online organizing. And they treat employees well. If you're looking for work or hate your boss, visit http://iava.org/content/jobs-and-internships#onlinestrategy for more details.

New York Jobs with Justice and Urban Agenda are hiring as well. They need a talented and committed Communications and Online Associate to join the NY JWJ / Urban Agenda team! This is a great opportunity for someone looking to use their creativity and technical skills to help build and win campaigns for social, economic and environmental justice. See the full position description and apply here: http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Job/374525-104/c. They also need an administrator.  And our friends at the National Employment Law Center are looking for a Communications Director.

Tonight we'll share with you an amazing new resource for finding great job opportunities, an chance for a free, 8-day training in online organizing, more live wanted ads, and suggestions for getting employers to compete for your talent. IAVA and Jobs with Justice/NYC will be on hand along with a top recruiter for online organizing positions.

Just make sure you RSVP by 4pm: http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/1285/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=16506


Latest News and Views of Interest

The recent Nonprofit Technology Conference in Atlanta was terrific. Wish you were there? Fear not. The NYC 501 Tech Club is having an event on May 19th with attendees discussing the best takeways. Allyson Kapin collected some takeaways online over at Frogloop.

The New Organizing Insitute has initiated some fascinating work on ramping up online organizing in the labor movement. Read all about it here and stay tuned for a planned New Media Bootcamp for Union Staff in late August or early September.

Save the date. Organizing 2.0 and GrassrootsCamp are collaborating with MSHC Partners, an interactive and direct mail consulting firm based in Washington D.C., around Online Strategy for Local Campaigns. Don't miss it! Think you have something to offer for this event? Let us know.

The New Organizing Institute has launched a project that gathers organizers for monthly dinners together. Learn more about Dining Organizers: http://neworganizing.com/diningorganizers. It's the best way to get involved with NOI without having to visit DC.

Best,

Charles Lenchner
Organizing 2.0

 

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