The Midwest Organizing Manager oversees YI-Midwest’s outreach, education, and base-building strategy. The manager works with various YI teams and external allies to advance integrated issue campaigns, maximize outcomes, and strengthen an infrastructure to promote greater young adult participation. The Organizing Manager leads the office’s organizing fellows and interns, and sets the strategy for junior organizing staff. The manger oversees health partnerships and base building activities and supports the development of health campaigns for our IL office. The manager also supervises StreetLight Chicago, an app and website that connects homeless youth in Chicago with up-to-date information on critical resources. The role offers an excellent opportunity to engage with and develop passionate young adult leaders on the major economic issues facing our generation. The position is based in Chicago, and will require periodic travel throughout Illinois.
Translate complex policy ideas and educational issues into outreach materials and tools.
Develop and implement strategies to advance YI’s health care advocacy agenda in Illinois, building the participation of community-based organizations and young adults in issue advocacy campaigns.
Lead YI Midwest organizers to engage young adults on YI campaigns.
Sustain and expand partnerships with the YI network, state coalitions and allies, and elected officials to advance health care priorities and participation.
Recruit, train, support, and hold accountable organizing fellows and interns.
Manage the StreetLight Chicago project, tracking the project work plan and keeping the content up to date with support from an intern.
Minimum 2-3 years of full-time organizing experience.
Ability to build effective and strategic partnerships with a wide range of partners and develop and organize leaders.
Experience with political advocacy campaign strategy and implementation.
Outreach experience within communities of color.
Comfortable in a fast-paced start up atmosphere.
Strong oral communications skills
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
Diplomatic and professional approach to problem solving.
Ability to manage several tasks/projects concurrently and prioritize work.
How To Apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter in an email with the subject line “YI Midwest Organizing Manager” explaining how your interests and skills align with Young Invincibles’ work. Send the materials to email@example.com.
Young Invincibles ("YI") is a non-partisan non-profit working to expand opportunity for young Americans ages 18 to 34 and amplify the voice of our generation in the national political conversation. Founded by and for young adults in the summer of 2009 during the debate over health care reform, YI has quickly grown into a leading voice for young people on the issues of health care, higher education... and employment. The organization has achieved major successes in areas ranging from the legislation improving food security for college students to regulation of college health plans, and has successfully engaged hundreds of thousands of young adults, through a network of over 100 partner organizations. Our work has been recognized in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Politico, MSNBC, and CNN, among other national and state media outlets.