Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM) is growing our staff and programming.
Join a dynamic multi-generational, low-income, immigrant-led organization for social justice in NYC. DRUM is seeking a highly self-motivated, experienced candidates to grow the organization in several program areas. We value proven experience, enthusiasm, broad movement building vision, attention to detail, and a collaborative work ethic. We seek activists and organizers who have at least 2 years of history in social justice work in any of the following sectors: youth organizing, immigrant rights, racial justice, global justice/anti-war, or workers rights.
Founded in 2000, our mission is to build the power of low-income South Asian immigrant adults and youth directly affected by the issues we address to win systemic change. DRUM has over 950 adult and youth members who lead our campaigns to win social justice in education, workers rights, immigrant rights, and racial profiling. Desi means South Asian or people from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Guyana, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Trinidad. DRUM’s program areas are: the South Asian Workers Center, the Immigrant & Racial Justice program, YouthPower!, and the Global Justice program.
Low-income people, people of color, and women strongly encouraged to apply.
DRUM is an equal opportunity employer.
SCHOOL-BASED YOUTH ORGANIZER- FULL TIME
- Position requires 40 hours work weeks
- Set up and run DRUM in-school services and organizing programs for Queens public schools
- Meet monthly goals to recruit youth members and develop youth leaders in campaigns
- Help expand DRUM’s youth base beyond South Asians to all Queens public school youth
- Grow youth mobilization contact list
- Coordinate the “Dignity in Schools” Campaign- NY Chapter to: change school discipline policies to implement restorative justice, end punitive school safety policies in NYC, work in coalition, research school discipline policy, train youth leaders to play lead campaign roles, attend bi-weekly coalition meetings with youth leaders, facilitate strategy development, and implement campaign plan
- Oversee distribution and implementation of the “Immigrant Safe Zones” report with the Advancement Project
- Meet turn-out goals for campaign actions
- Assist in membership mailings and turn-out calls
- Attend and develop youth to lead bi-weekly membership meetings and monthly Campaign Leaders Meetings
- Report to the Executive Director weekly; report to the Steering Committee quarterly
- At least 2 years proven experience with youth or membership organizing and/or youth development
- Excellent planning, writing, and communication skills
- Knowledge of youth and educational justice organizing, school to prison pipeline
- Well-organized and able to manage strict timelines and details efficiently
- Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Word, Excel
- Ability to work effectively to meet timelines and with multiple priorities
- Ability to work independently and with supervision as well as being an enthusiastic team player
Starting salary is commensurate with experience.
A very competitive benefits package including medical, dental, eye-care, and generous annual sick days/vacation days package.
Interested applicants should forward:
Email to Shoshi@drumnyc.org or fax to: Shoshi Chowdhury, Fax (718) 205-3037