Available Positions

One Pennsylvania is a statewide base-building organization that promotes economic justice with a racial justice analysis. We believe justice is inclusive and interconnected, and that we only win together. Our motto is to follow the money, confront the power, and make real change. We unite low income and working class activists with the support of a broad coalition of community, labor, faith, and students’ organizations. Our members are workers, students, parents, seniors, people with disabilities, and retirees who are excited to learn, collaborate, and build power. Together, we tackle the fundamental economic justice and political participation problems of our community.

One Pennsylvania campaigns for good jobs, strong and healthy communities, and corporate accountability. Together, we fight for social justice and tackle the racial, gender, and economic inequality that holds back working families. Working with us is demanding and exciting. Come help build a movement to change Pennsylvania.

One Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, LGBTQIA people, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Available Positions:
Allegheny County Canvasser
Washington County Canvasser
Organizers (Pittsburgh)
Organizers (Philadephia)
Regional Organizing Staff (Harrisburg, Lehigh Valley)
PSPN Student Power Fellows (current students)
Voter Registration Canvasser (Philadelphia)

Allegheny County Canvasser

One Pennsylvania is seeking CANVASSERS to perform a wide range of duties focused on empowering people most affected by our economic system. We are looking for applicants who:

  • Have a strong appetite for grassroots organizing
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Are responsible and ability to work independently
  • Are driven with a strong work ethic
  • Act with high integrity and character
  • Experience using voter databases like VAN is a plus
  • Access to a dependable vehicle a plus (gas reimbursement possible)

COMPENSATION: $15 an hour, up to 36 hours per week

LOCATION: This position will be based out of our One Pennsylvania office in Pittsburgh, PA but will service southeast Allegheny County.

To apply, please send your resume and a message about why you are interested in this position to OnePennsylvania@Gmail.com.

Washington County Canvasser

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

One Pennsylvania is seeking CANVASSERS to perform a wide range of duties focused on empowering people most affected by our economic system. We are looking for applicants who:

  • Have a strong appetite for grassroots organizing
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Are responsible and ability to work independently
  • Are driven with a strong work ethic
  • Act with high integrity and character
  • Experience using voter databases like VAN is a plus
  • Access to a dependable vehicle a plus (gas reimbursement possible)

COMPENSATION: $15 an hour, up to 36 hours per week

LOCATION: This position will be based out of our One Pennsylvania office in Washington, PA and will cover Washington County.

To apply, please send your resume and a message about why you are interested in this position to OnePennsylvania@Gmail.com.

Organizer: (Pittsburgh) 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Organizers perform a wide range of duties focused on empowering people most affected by our economic system to stand up for themselves and join with their family, friends, and neighbors to use their strength to win improvements on the job and in society. In a typical campaign, an organizer…

  • Identifies, recruits, and trains leaders to help lead the campaign
  • Builds membership and tests community support
  • Creates positive leadership relationships with member leaders and activists
  • Plans and executes large member actions (actions, rally, etc.)
  • Mobilizes members (house calls, Lobby Day, Meetings, Door Knocking)
  • Records conversations, assessments, and follow-ups with member leaders
  • Maintains and updates various campaign lists and data systems
  • Charts and analyses membership and community involvement
  • Work fluidly in a team where you are sometimes a leader and sometimes a follower

Qualifications:

Successful applicants must have excellent communications skills, show leadership in large and small groups, willing and able to work in a team where roles are fluid, knowledge and willingness to learn about the social justice strategies and movements that come before us, a willingness to work long and irregular hours (50 hours a week regularly and able to flex up to 70 hours per week).

It is critical that all applicants have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures and challenge people to take risks in order to make change.

Given the dynamic nature of organizing, campaign assignments can be anywhere in Pennsylvania. Depending on experience, the position may begin with a two-month apprenticeship program.

Travel: Owning and operating a car is required, willingness to travel and the ability to competently navigate the city with activists are required. Occasional in-state travel is required, opportunities to travel across the country for training or with members can be reasonably expected. One Pennsylvania provides mileage reimbursement at the Federal rate, per diem and lodging when working away from home.

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits package includes fully paid health insurance, optional 401K with a generous employer match. Professional development opportunities. Generous paid time off allowances.

Location: Position is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but occasional travel within the state of Pennsylvania can be reasonably expected.

Organizers: PSPN Regional Organizing Staff (Harrisburg, Lehigh Valley)

Why become a Regional Organizer with PA Student Power Network (PSPN)? Are you ready to…

  • organize with college students throughout the Lehigh Valley or Harrisburg area,
  • win free college, an end to mass incarceration, and immigrant justice,
  • and build young people political power to take back Pennsylvania?

For the Fall 2018 semester, we’re looking for recent college graduates and emerging organizers in the Lehigh Valley and Harrisburg areas.

We’re looking for candidates who know what it takes to organize on a college campus, are passionate about challenging others to take their leadership to the next level, and are dedicated to building a powerful youth movement.

As a Regional Organizer, you’ll work directly with a cohort of paid undergraduate student fellows in your region. You’ll help fellows build campaigns for economic, racial, and social justice, train them on the fundamentals of organizing, engage young people to vote on the issues that matter to us, and work with PSPN’s statewide team to coordinate campaign strategy, media, and data.

You’ll also receive dedicated support, training, and tools to take your organizing skills to the next level. In the process, you’ll build relationships with students, community leaders, and progressive organizations across the state.

Who should apply?

  • Recent graduate or emerging organizer with experience organizing for social justice on the campus level
  • Clear and demonstrated commitment to core values of social justice, racial justice, and collective liberation
  • Clear and demonstrated commitment to working with groups on campus that represent marginalized populations
  • Passionate and skilled at responding to the needs of student and youth activists—working through difficult personal situations, communicating on an ad hoc basis, and providing mentorship
  • Passionate about moving others to action, strong communication skills, and low-ego
  • Access to a car

Women, LGBTQ folks, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. We believe in centering and elevating the leadership of those representing the most marginalized among us. By uniting and organizing, we believe that we create change in our communities and across Pennsylvania.

Organizer responsibilities

  • Organizing for 25-30 hours per week
  • Helping paid undergraduate student fellows build and implement organizing plans on campus and in the local area—including mapping campus power, identifying leaders, canvassing for support, holding meetings, working with social and traditional media, planning actions, and engaging young voters
  • Building deep relationships with fellows and student activists on campuses across the region to take their leadership to the next level
  • Participating in campus and local events with partner groups
  • Conducting campus trainings and gatherings, with support from PSPN’s statewide team
  • Communicating with the PSPN Director on a regular basis, and working together to create and execute weekly plans

Organizing term: August through mid-December, with possibility to extend beyond the Fall

Compensation: $2,500 per month, plus healthcare stipend and reimbursement for driving costs

To apply: Send an email with the subject line, “Regional Organizer,” to studentpower.pa@gmail.com. Include a copy of your resume, 3 references, and answers to the following questions, no more than 200 words each:

  1. What excites you about the Regional Organizer position and the PA Student Power Network?
  2. How did you first get turned on to social justice activism? Was it an experience you had growing up, folks who inspired you, an event in the world, or an action that you participated in?
  3. When was a time that you brought a group of people together around a common cause, concern, or activity?
  4. What experience do you have working with others across race, gender, sexuality, or other identities? What made this work effective or less effective?
  5. Describe your experience organizing on a college campus. Here are a few questions to consider: Were you involved in an issue-based or electoral campaign? Did you canvass for petition signatures, plan actions or events, or lead other activities? Did you participate in any organizing trainings? What made this organizing effective or less effective?
  6. Can you attend our August 17-19 kickoff retreat in Philly? We will cover food, travel, and housing.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. PSPN and our fiscal sponsor, One Pennsylvania, are Equal Opportunity Employers. Women, LGBTQ folks, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Organizer: Philadelphia

Duties and Responsibilities:

Organizers perform a wide range of duties focused on empowering people most affected by our economic system to stand up for themselves and join with their family, friends, and neighbors to use their strength to win improvements on the job and in society. In a typical campaign, an organizer…

  • Identifies, recruits, and trains leaders to help lead the campaign
  • Builds membership and tests community support
  • Creates positive leadership relationships with member leaders and activists
  • Plans and executes large member actions (actions, rally, etc.)
  • Mobilizes members (house calls, Lobby Day, Meetings, Door Knocking)
  • Records conversations, assessments, and follow-ups with member leaders
  • Maintains and updates various campaign lists and data systems
  • Charts and analyses membership and community involvement
  • Work fluidly in a team where you are sometimes a leader and sometimes a follower

Qualifications:

Successful applicants must have excellent communications skills, show leadership in large and small groups, willing and able to work in a team where roles are fluid, knowledge and willingness to learn about the social justice strategies and movements that come before us, a willingness to work long and irregular hours (50 hours a week regularly and able to flex up to 70 hours per week).

It is critical that all applicants have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures and challenge people to take risks in order to make change.

Given the dynamic nature of organizing, campaign assignments can be anywhere in Pennsylvania. Depending on experience, the position may begin with a two-month apprenticeship program.

Travel: Owning and operating a car is required, willingness to travel and the ability to competently navigate the city with activists are required. Occasional in-state travel is required, opportunities to travel across the country for training or with members can be reasonably expected. One Pennsylvania provides mileage reimbursement at the Federal rate, per diem and lodging when working away from home.

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits package includes fully paid health insurance, optional 401K with a generous employer match. Professional development opportunities. Generous paid time off allowances.

Location: Position is based in Philadelphia but occasional travel within the state of Pennsylvania can be reasonably expected.

PA Student Power Fellows (current students)

Details here.

Voter Registration Canvasser (Philadelphia)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

One Pennsylvania is seeking CANVASSERS to perform a wide range of duties focused on empowering people most affected by our economic system. Canvassers are expected to walk outside for up to 6 hours at a time.

One Pennsylvania is looking for applicants who:

  • Have a strong appetite for grassroots organizing
  • Are responsible and able to work independently
  • Are driven by a strong work ethic
  • Act with high integrity and character
  • Experience using voter databases like VAN is a plus
  • Access to a dependable vehicle a plus (gas reimbursement possible)

COMPENSATION

$15 an hour, up to 36 hours per week

LOCATION

This program will be based out of our One Pennsylvania office in Philadelphia, PA.

To apply, please send your resume and a message about why you are interested in this position to OnePennsylvania@Gmail.com