AQE is a statewide coalition that has a major impact on statewide and local education policy whose focus is organizing parents and community members to demand racial and economic justice in education. The Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) is New York State’s leading community-based organization in the fight for high quality public education. In New York City, AQE plays a leading role in organizing communities and building coalitions to push for key successful reforms, aimed at supporting students and teachers, and engaging parents and communities as partners in educational justice. 

 

Job Description:

  • Build and run a monthly citywide parent advocacy group fighting for quality education.
  • Facilitate AQE Ed Warriors  8 week training program for parents
  • Conduct outreach to parent and youth groups, community organizations, clergy, advocacy groups and other organizations; through phone calls, in person 1:1, school visits, social media etc. 
  • Mobilize and train parents and community members to participate in a wide variety of activities, including grassroots lobbying, press conferences, rallies and demonstrations, meetings and leadership trainings;
  • Organize and/or work with other organizations to include coalition participation in a variety of actions, including rallies, legislative days, legislative testimony, etc.;
  • Actively engage public officials around the coalition’s policy agenda and organizing strategy determined by consensus of organized constituencies;
  • Works hand in hand with NYC campaign coordinator 

 

Job Qualifications

  • Organizing or related experience
  • Strong commitment to social justice 
  • Familiarity with the political structure of New York
  • Experience working in racially, economically and linguistically diverse communities
  • Ability to understand and communicate about policy and advocacy issues
  • Strong writing skills, strong verbal and interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to thrive in high paced, stimulating campaign environment
  • Work as a team player
  • Capacity to coordinate multiple tasks and activities successfully 
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter who is committed to making a difference and to the success of the project.
  • Candidates who are women and/or people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Multilingualism a plus
  • Vaccination against COVID-19 is required

Other duties and expectations include:

  • Take part in weekly staff meetings via conference calls.
  • Meet with the supervisor regularly to discuss progress, tactics, and concerns. Complete required reporting form and schedules.
  • Attend events and actions
  • Work some evenings, particularly for parent meetings, and some weekends.
  • Travel as necessary (position will be based in NYC, with trips to Albany). Travel expenses will be covered.

Interested candidates should send a Cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references.

 

Our Benefits:

  • Working collaboratively in an organization at the forefront of building power across NYS 
  • Competitive salary
  • 100% paid employee monthly medical and vision premiums
  • Access to mental health and dental plans
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Monthly cell phone stipend
  • 12 organization-paid holidays, generous vacation 
  • Biannual statewide staff meetings

Salary: $58,500-$63,000

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