Civic Engagement Coordinator

Alliance for Police Accountability

Website Alliance for Police Accountability

About APA:

The Alliance for Police Accountability(APA) is a grassroots organization consisting of over 30 organizations focused on reconstructing the criminal legal system and building power for Black, Brown and poverty stricken people. We bring individuals and organizations together to run issue-based campaigns, grow grassroots political power, and build a sustainable, transformative movement in Allegheny County. We envision a world, rich in youth leadership, where equity is the norm within all systems and facets of life.

Job Description: The Civic Engagement Coordinator is a temporary full time employee who is part of a team working together to build long-term power for Black, Brown and poor and marginalized people. The Civic Engagement Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of civic and voter engagement programming, including voter registration, non-partisan voter education, voter turn-out efforts, and field/data tracking, while building an informed base of supporters who can engage in and sustain APA’s program and policy advocacy activities. The Coordinator will be responsible for the management, training, and oversight of canvassers and must be able to work independently as well as with the APA team to advance our mission, goals, and objectives. This is a 12 month position with the
possibility to remain permanently.

We are seeking individuals who are passionate about building grassroots power, flexible, and

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create positive relationships with community members, organizational partners, member leaders, and political allies
  • Work with the digital organizer and communications team to promote events, digital education, actions, etc
  • Recruit, onboard, train and manage canvassers and volunteers.
  • Plan and execute small and large actions (pop up voter registration drives, meetings, door to door canvass, etc)
  • Participate in coalitions, partnership and coalition management
  • Organize and participate in phone/ text and field canvassing.
  • Cutting and managing turf, managing data and digital tools, and creating reports of the results
  • Ensure voter engagement work is happening year round, during major and non-major election years, and that the work focuses on all levels of government (local, state, federal)
  • Regularly host live virtual events and in-person events to bring young people together to organize and take action
  • Work closely in collaboration with partners and coalitions to coordinate civic engagement activities and partner on coordinated advocacy
  • Regularly lead direct voter contact in the field, both in-person (when safe) and digitally, for the purposes of voter registration, voter education, relational organizing, GOTV, and other relevant civic engagement activities
  • Carrying out voter engagement campaigns, i.e. text/phone banks or other field work

Qualifications and Skills:

  • At least 2-3 years experience in civic engagement field organizing, and experience leading civic engagement work, including direct voter contact
  • Experience in advocacy work with youth engagement or youth development
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to set priorities, complete work with minimal supervision, and meet deadlines
  • Existing expertise or willingness to master trends in criminal justice education, youth organizing and the climate movement
  • Awareness of the issues of concern to poor people, including criminal justice, and a passion for motivating people to take action
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to cultivate and manage partnerships
  • Commitment to working with communities of different racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds.
  • 2+ years managerial experience
  • A drive to fulfill the organization’s mission around disenfranchised communities, the youth and returning residents
  • Thrives in a fast-paced work environment and is passionate about public service, community engagement, social justice and human rights
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to disseminate information clearly and concisely
  • Firm grasp on championing project goals, timelines, and deliverables
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely, accurate manner with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Other Information:

Salary is between $54,000-56,000; This is a temporary one-year Full Time exempt position with medical, dental, and vision benefits, and a monthly cell phone stipend. The work schedule can at times be greater than 40 hours per week and includes some evening and weekend meetings and events, as necessary. It is not a strictly 9am-5pm position. Travel is occasionally required around the Allegheny County region.

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to with the subject line: Civic Engagement Coordinator Job Application.

APA is an equal opportunity employer. Previously-incarcerated individuals, People of Color, LGBTQIA people and women are strongly encouraged to apply

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