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Local PA Stands Up Organizer: Lehigh Valley

This full-time salaried position is responsible for the development of a volunteer membership base and the campaign work for Lehigh Valley Stands Up, a local chapter of Pennsylvania Stands Up. This is a political leadership position, responsible for helping to develop the overarching strategy for the chapter together with the local leadership team and statewide staff, growing the base of dues-paying members, running issue campaigns and doing electoral work on the local and statewide level.

The position will be based in the Lehigh Valley, and may also support organizing work in the broader region including Lehigh and Northampton counties. This position will work closely with and be directly supervised by PA Stand Up’s Organizing Director, and will work closely with other members of the statewide staff.

About PA Stands UP

PA Stands Up is an independent political organization by and for the many. We organize Black, brown, and white working people across Pennsylvania's cities, towns and rural areas. Our chapters in Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Chester, Lancaster, Cumberland, Dauphin, York, Berks, and Philadelphia counties build grassroots leadership, fight on our issues, and win elections. Together, we are building the durable political infrastructure necessary to win governing power and enact bold, redistributive measures for the common good.

Primary Responsibilities:

Evaluation:

The work will be evaluated based upon this job description, the best practices in the field of community organizing, the specific goals and objectives established, and the person’s contributions in meeting the overall goals and objectives of the organization.

Experience:

The ideal candidate should have the following experience and qualifications:

Travel:

Owning or having full time access to a car as a licensed, insured driver is preferred, as this position requires travel throughout Lehigh and Northampton counties. Rare overnight travel in or out of state may be required for meetings, conferences, or professional development opportunities.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary range is $45-50,000 FTE. PA Stands Up is dedicated to workers rights and offers health benefits and generous paid time off to its employees.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter (1-2 pages) that describes your interest, experience, commitment, and any relevant personal background to jobs@pastandsup.org. Put “Local Organizer - LVSU” in the subject line.

PA Stands Up embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We are an equal opportunity employer.