Regional Organizer Application

Applications are due on July 15th, 2013.

PIH | Engage Regional Organizers will serve as the leaders for PIH’s grassroots movement across the country, linking communities of friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to the life-saving work of PIH in ten countries around the world.

Program Description:

Regional Organizers will support community-level leadership to 1) broaden a critical understanding of issues in global health, 2) advocate for global health policy change, and 3) raise funds to support PIH’s work on the ground.

The Regional Organizer position is a 1-year long volunteer position, which will take place from September 2013 through August 2014. PIH staff in Boston will ensure that organizers are equipped with the tools and methods that organizers need to create change.

Each organizer will be responsible for a region of the United States. Within each region, organizers will oversee the work of teams of community organizers working to execute PIH | Engage campaigns in through their communities.

Organizing for global health equity is inspiring but difficult work. So, only those with a serious interest should apply. This is a fantastic opportunity to translate passion into skills. Regional Organizers who complete the program will leave with a full understanding of the most effective tools and methods that organizers use to create change.

Organizing presents the opportunity to take a leadership role in a movement poised to improve the lives of millions, strengthen public health systems across the globe, and push us ever closer to realizing that health is a human right.

Regional Organizers will:

  • Identify, oversee, and implement campaigns and initiatives, including developing campaign and base-building strategy within a larger movement-building context

  • Support, accompany, and coach local organizers to enable their success in implementing year-long PIH | Engage campaigns

  • Represent the organization in a variety of public forums and community events

  • Work with advocacy, development, and communications staff to create effective messaging and communication about local campaigns

  • Measure and tracks progress of local community organizing efforts and reports back to the broader movement

  • Hold one-on-one meetings with potential supporters and organizers to discuss shared goals and strategy, develop relationships, and plan events

  • Use social networks to help amplify our message and talk about the work that we do

Requirements:

  • Hunger for moral purpose, the ability to inspire, a sharp wit, and most importantly – an unflappable pursuit of justice

  • Must be energetic, creative, motivated, and able to function productively and effectively with a large degree of autonomy
  • Excellent verbal  and written communication skills

  • Computer savvy with knowledge of major software and online tools

  • Able to commit to 10 to 15 hours a week, varying from week to week


“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that's wrong with the world.”

—Dr. Paul Farmer
Chief Strategist & Co-founder