CYAP is hiring a part-time Campaign Lead!
The Carolina Youth Action Project (CYAP) is an abolitionist organization that centers political education and community organizing to build power among girls, trans youth, and gender nonconforming youth. We envision a South Carolina transformed by the radical organizing of girls, trans youth, and gender nonconforming youth, where our communities work collectively to dismantle the existing structures of domination, violence, and punishment that shape their lives and create spaces for growth and healing in their place.
The Carolina Youth Action Project is seeking a Campaign Lead to facilitate the development and coordination of long-term campaigns efforts led by youth organizers in Charleston, South Carolina. The Campaign Lead will serve as a member of a core team who grounds and guide the organization’s work. They will work closely with CYAP’s Youth Initiative Organizer, who coordinates the Youth Action Alliance and Youth Leader Institute.
We believe that our leaders should reflect the communities in which we work. Therefore, women, trans people, gender nonconforming people, people of color, working class people, and people who have been directly impacted by the justice system are strongly encouraged to apply.
Develop and coordinate Safer Schools Without SROs campaign
Develop and coordinate Sex Education Beyond Abstinence campaign
Develop and guide organizational campaign strategy
Facilitate weekly campaign planning and strategizing meetings on Mondays
Co-coordinate a campaign convening on November 9, 2019
Facilitate meetings with youth organizers
Plan and facilitate organizing trainings
Organize local events including direct actions and community forums
Develop and implement organizing strategies to recruit, sustain, and actively engage community members
Expand active base of supporters and volunteers
Track engagement of campaign supporters and volunteers
Conduct research about campaign related topics
Document and evaluate campaign strategy
Maintain and update communications toolkit
Update social media tracker
Post to social media once a week
Attend and co-facilitate bi-monthly full core team meetings
Attend monthly check-in with full-time organizers
Contribute to strategic planning and organizational development
Support with future hiring and training of new organizers
Support with updating and maintaining organizational database
Support communications work
Travel to select conferences, trainings, convenings, and site visits
Develop and strengthen alliances with (potential) partner organizations
Create and be accountable to individual leadership development plan
Create and be accountable to individual wellness plan
Participate in semi-annual evaluations
Engage in continued self-reflection and political development
Communicate openly about any organizational questions, conflicts, and concerns
Helpful Skills & Experience
Experience working with criminalized youth, particularly youth of color, queer and trans youth, and poor and working class youth
Proficiency in Google applications and Squarespace
Holding space and relationship building
Facilitation and curriculum development
Base-building and outreach
Communications and social media strategy
Direct action coordination
Political education and skill sharing
Helpful Political Understandings
Prison abolition and transformative justice
Feminism / womanism, anti-racism
Trauma-informed youth work
Identity, intersectionality, positionality
Respectability and disposability politics
Impact of neoliberalism, capitalism, colonization, imperialism, militarism, and other forms of state violence on various communities
Political landscape in Charleston and the larger state of South Carolina
Legacy of violence and resistance in the Southeastern United States
Starting pay is $15 an hour/24 hours a week. Benefits include paid time off and an $80 monthly cell phone stipend. The Campaign Lead position will exist as a temporary role between August 2019 and December 2020. There is potential, however, for the position to extend beyond that time frame and/or become permanent.
Application deadline: Friday, June 21, 2019 - 11:59 PM EST
Ideal start date: Monday, August 26, 2019
To apply, please send a resume and responses to the four questions/prompts below to email@example.com.
What specific skills or experiences will you bring to the Campaign Lead position?
Share a story that speaks to your belief in and/or commitment to southern political organizing and resistance.
What support structures have you and/or do you use to prioritize your own wellness (e.g. therapist, coach, support group)?
Submit a detailed outline for a grassroots event that introduces new volunteers to an organizing tactic of your choice.