Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.
Title: Eye On Surveillance Community Organizer, Peace by Piece Program
Job Category: Exempt
Status: Full-Time, 1-Year Specific Term beginning January 2023
Supervisor: New Orleans Area Program Director
Region/Unit: South Region
Location: New Orleans, LA
Date Approved: November 2022
Summary of Principal Responsibilities:
The Eye on Surveillance (EOS) Community Organizer is an opportunity for an experienced organizer committed to social justice organizing and advocacy with a deep familiarity of the social justice landscape in New Orleans. The contract position is a year-long assignment working with EOS, a broad coalition of individuals and organizations devoted to ending the local government’s expansion of surveillance tools like facial recognition, increasing oversight of current government surveillance methods, and working with communities who are targets of policing and surveillance to explore and implement evidence-based community safety options that dismantle systems of oppression.
EOS has previously engaged in policy work and is moving towards building community engagement strategies that reimagine public safety beyond surveillance. The Coalition is seeking an organizer to assist with anti-surveillance initiatives using community engagement and organizing, base building, info gathering, campaign development and policy advocacy.
The position is housed and supervised by Peace by Piece New Orleans, a program of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). The EOS Organizer will report directly to AFSC’s New Orleans Area Program Director.
Essential Functions/Responsibilities: The key responsibilities of the fellowship include the following:
Experience: Experience with building and maintaining relationships and community organizing.
Other Required Skills and Abilities:
Compensation: $55,000 contract position
The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.
AFSC’s Central Office and some of its offices in the U.S. are unionized workplaces. This position is not represented.
The American Friends Service Committee is a smoke-free workplace.
Application Instructions: To apply, email a Cover Letter and Resume to email@example.com . We are committed to finding the right person for the role and welcome all interested people to apply. Deadline has been extended! Apply by December 31st, 2022 at 5PM CST.