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[liberationtech] FWD.us job descriptions in SF & NYC

Doug Schuler douglas at publicsphereproject.org
Mon May 6 21:51:11 PDT 2013


Not sure if this was mentioned but this group also apparently supports the Keystone XL pipeline.   (I don't see that listed in the list below…  I also didn't see it in their nostalgic photo of immigrants on their  front page)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/01/fwd-us-keystone-xl-mark-zuckerberg_n_3187705.html

— Doug




On May 6, 2013, at 9:31 PM, Yosem Companys wrote:

> Interesting to see the type of positions for which FWD.us is hiring.  You'd think it'd be different from traditional lobbying, but no.
> 
> YC
> 
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> ORGANIZER
> 
> Reports to: Organizing Director
> 
> Type: Full time
> 
> 
> Location: San Francisco/Silicon Valley
> 
> FWD.us is an advocacy organization created to help organize the broader tech community to promote a bipartisan policy agenda – including comprehensive immigration reform, education reform, and support for scientific research – that will boost the knowledge economy to ensure more jobs, innovation and investment, now and in the future. The organization is backed by a diverse group of leading innovators, job creators, and business owners from the tech sector dedicated to keeping the U.S. at the forefront of global competitiveness.
> 
> Responsible for leading our campaign efforts on the ground, the organizer will work with the digital, communications, and policy team to: build a political infrastructure of supporters with clearly defined layers of volunteer leadership, create innovative programs that allow the tech community to directly engage with the political process both online and offline, organize public events with high-level surrogates, and serve as the face of FWD.us in the community. This position is based in San Francisco. 
> 
> Work experience:
> 
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> Minimum of 2 cycles of field experience on either issue or electoral campaigns.
> 
> Skills:
> 
> 
> Strong organizing, writing and verbal skills
> Highly detail-oriented
> Creative and aggressive in pursuing organizing opportunities
> Works well in a fast-paced environment and able to multi-task without sacrificing quality of work
> Strong public speaker and trainer
> Ability to represent FWD.us to a variety of allies and audiences
> Ability to manage high-level relationships
> Experience planning and executing events of all sizes
> Understanding of immigration and education policy issues and their potential to engage the public
> Ability and willingness to travel
> 
> To apply:
> 
> 
> Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs at fwd.us with the subject line "YOUR NAME – Organizer Silicon Valley."  
> 
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> 
> ORGANIZER
> 
> Reports to: Organizing Director
> 
> Type: Full time
> 
> 
> Location: New York
> 
> FWD.us is an advocacy organization created to help organize the broader tech community to promote a bipartisan policy agenda – including comprehensive immigration reform, education reform, and support for scientific research – that will boost the knowledge economy to ensure more jobs, innovation and investment, now and in the future. The organization is backed by a diverse group of leading innovators, job creators, and business owners from the tech sector dedicated to keeping the U.S. at the forefront of global competitiveness.
> 
> Responsible for leading our campaign efforts on the ground, the organizer will work with the digital, communications, and policy team to: build a political infrastructure of supporters with clearly defined layers of volunteer leadership, create innovative programs that allow the tech community to directly engage with the political process both online and offline, organize public events often with high-level surrogates, and serve as the face of FWD.us in the community. This position is based in New York City.
> 
> Work experience:
> 
> 
> Minimum of 2 cycles of field experience on either issue or electoral campaigns.
> 
> Skills:
> 
> 
> Strong organizing, writing and verbal skills
> Highly detail-oriented
> Creative and aggressive in pursuing organizing opportunities
> Works well in a fast-paced environment and able to multi-task without sacrificing quality of work
> Strong public speaker and trainer
> Ability to represent FWD.us to a variety of allies and audiences
> Ability to manage high-level relationships
> Experience planning and executing events of all sizes
> Understanding of immigration and education policy issues and their potential to engage the public
> Ability and willingness to travel
> 
> To apply:
> 
> 
> Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs at fwd.us with the subject line "YOUR NAME – Organizer New York."  
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Douglas Schuler
douglas at publicsphereproject.org

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