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Deputy Campaign Coordinator

Alliance for Quality Education of New York


Description
Get on board with an exciting campaign to redefine the direction of school reform in New York City. After 12 years of a reform agenda focused on testing, school closings and privatization, the results are disappointing. Only one in four students graduate college ready and the achievement gap remains a chasm. The key to successful reform is investing in proven classroom education strategies, supporting students and teachers, and engaging parents and communities as partners in reform. The Alliance for Quality Education is working in conjunction with key partner organizations in New York City to run this year-long campaign. We are hiring an experienced Campaign & Policy staffer to work with a highly skilled team that includes advocates, organizers, communications professionals, and policy experts. Campaign involves a wide ranging coalition of organizations. This is an issue advocacy campaign that will focus on the 2013 New York City Mayoral election to redefine the direction of school reform.

Responsibilities:
Be a member of a campaign team campaign team that executes wide range of activities.including o Engage state legislators, city council members, and other elected officials as partners in campaign activities and media events in order to bolster public profile of the campaign. o Assist in coordination of release of policy reports. Policy and writing skills a plus. o Help organize Town Halls, Rallies, Press Conferences, Candidate Debates or Candidate Forums o Work effectively with a wide range of 30 coalition partner organizations to maximize their engagement, leveraging staff resources and membership participation. This includes both community and labor partners. o Work with communications, organizing and policy staff as well as Executive Director of AQE and leadership of core partner organizations to ensure a well planned, multi-faceted campaign that effectively shapes the debate. o Function as an effective team member able to provide campaign leadership and partnering effectively with multiple organizations.

Qualifications:
2 + years organizing, lobbying, policy or related experience. Ability to play a key role in a fast pace, multi-faceted campaign. Ability to work effectively with numerous elected officials and candidates. Knowledge of New York City government and elected officials a plus. Experience working in coalitions or demonstrated ability to coordinate with diverse stakeholders. Experience working in racially, economically and linguistically diverse communities Proficiency with policy and advocacy issues Good verbal and written communications skils. Ability to thrive in high paced, stimulating campaign environment, work as a team player and get the job done Must be highly motivated self starter who is committed to making a difference and to the success of the project.

Preferred:
Candidates who are women and/or people of color are strongly encouraged to apply

How TO APPLY:
Send Cover letter and resume Attn: Hiring Committee, Alliance for Quality Education, at employment@aqeny.org. Do not send application via regular mail. Email only.

About Organization:
Alliance for Quality Education is New York State's leading education advocacy and organizing coalition.


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