[act-ma] Job Opening - Campaign Organizer

Claire Bolton cbolton08 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 11:20:48 PDT 2009

Americans for Fairness in Lending (AFFIL) is seeking a Staff
Organizer, to be filled as soon as possible.

Salary:  $40,000 - $45,000

Americans for Fairness in Lending (AFFIL) works to reform the lending
industry to protect Americans' financial assets.  AFFIL was
established in 2007 to raise awareness about predatory lending through
its website and ad campaign.  AFFIL works with its national Partner
organizations, local ally organizations, and individual members to
advocate for reform of the lending industry.

AFFIL is seeking an experienced organizer to design and implement an
organizing strategy over a nine month period.  (Employment beyond this
period is contingent upon continued funding.)  Most of the work will
be done from our Boston office via phone and electronic
communications, although some travel will be necessary.  The Staff
Organizer will be part of a very small staff and a key member of the
AFFIL team.  This is a new position at AFFIL, and successful
candidates will demonstrate their ability to both shape and implement
our organizing efforts, as well as contribute to our Web 2.0 presence.
 The Staff Organizer will have an exciting opportunity to help protect
communities and individuals from the devastating effects of predatory
lending.  Please explore this website for more information about

Job Duties and Responsibilities

With other staff, craft organizing strategy including goals and tactics
Implement organizing strategy, including developing and disseminating
materials for organizational ally use, activating allies around
AFFIL’s policy issues, and possibly organizing events
Enhance relationships with existing organizational allies (about 80
groups spread around the country) and identify ongoing local campaigns
about AFFIL issues
Expand ally membership, particularly in identified key geographical areas
Generate written content for allies and for AFFIL’s wider audience
such as web postings, blog postings, email action alerts, fact sheets,
and other materials; contribute to AFFIL’s larger Web 2.0 presence
Assist in developing and implementing fundraising plans
Administrative duties as needed


Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years experience in full-time
community organizing, political organizing, campaigning, or comparable
Self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to
work as part of a small team
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement organizing programs
Willingness to travel
Very strong writing skills and the ability to learn quickly about
debt, credit and lending issues
Comfort working on the Internet, including on blogs and social networks
Experience with fundraising a major plus

To Apply

Send a relevant cover letter and resume to:  info at affil.org.
Electronic submissions only, and no phone calls please.

AFFIL is an equal opportunity employer.  Women and persons of color
strongly encouraged to apply.

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