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Accelerator Director

Rise seeks an Accelerator Director to create and manage the end-to-end experience of the Rise Justice Labs accelerator and directly support our social justice campaigns on the path to passing their first law. The Director will be a core member of the Rise’s Leadership Team with supervisory responsibilities.  

This position is located in Washington, DC., with the opportunity for occasional travel.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive the end-to-end accelerator experience for participating campaigns, including programming and events
  • Support campaigns directly day-to-day as they learn and execute our Hope-a-nomics framework
  • Maintain Rise Justice Labs’ network of mentors, coaches, and partners
  • Select campaigns to participate in the accelerator, including sourcing, conducting interviews, and diligence
  • Represent Rise Justice Labs at relevant events and conferences

Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of leadership experience in a political or issue advocacy campaign or in a high-growth startup
  • Ability to effectively manage a team of staff and volunteers and work collaboratively with stakeholders
  • Deadline-conscious and high performing in a fast-moving environment
  • Detail-oriented, as well as the ability to be resourceful and work independently  
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience participating in or working at a leading tech accelerator

Email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to info@risenow.us with “Accelerator Director” as the subject line.

Rise Justice Labs (Rise), a first-of-its-kind accelerator for social movements.
Rise’s mission is to help everyday people write their first law. Like a “Y Combinator for Civil Rights” Rise provides seed funding and training to organizers to accelerate their social movement. Rise holds America’s record for being the most efficient social movement in modern US history by training over 200 organizers to unanimously pass 21 laws in 21 months impacting 40 million people. To learn more about Rise Justice Labs visit us at www.risenow.us.

Rise is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified applications to apply regardless of disability, sex or sexual orientation, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, protected veteran status (if applicable), or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Program Assistant

Rise seeks a qualified individual to join its growing Communications and Organizing teams working to protect the civil rights for sexual assault survivors everywhere. The Program Assistant will wear several hats in a fast-paced and often-changing work environment. The Program Assistant will serve as a regular point of contact for external communications and manage the daily operations of Rise’s social media accounts. This position will also aid in managing Rise’s state legislative campaigns and coordinating Rise’s volunteer base around the country. 

The position is located in Washington, DC, but remote location will be considered for the right candidate. Occasional travel will be required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with Rise’s Communications and Organizing teams implementing communications projects and strategies.
  • Create graphics and content for our social media accounts and use in internal and external materials and communications
  • Create content for and manage regular external communications, including a regular Rise newsletter
  • Assist in developing, editing, and reviewing internal documents and briefing materials, including informational memos, internal policies and procedures, and training materials
  • Serve as a contact with media outlets and personalities, including developing and delivering story pitches and handling media requests
  • Assist in the recruitment, training, and coaching of Risers in states for Rise Up campaigns adhering to our values and mission
  • Monitor progress towards metrics for Rise Up state campaigns
  • Provide direct support to the CEO in media events, including staffing, research, briefings, and preparation of materials for events where media is present, and researching and pursuing opportunities for media
  • Emphasize and contribute to a strong professional culture among Riseemployees and volunteers focused on accountability, specific goals, utilization of best practices,
  • Complete additional projects and other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • 5+ years of work experience in communications or organizing positions, especially in political, nonprofit, or campaign organizations
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite,  G-Suite, and Adobe suite
  • Demonstrated experience in social media management and content creation
  • Strong organizational, planning and management skills  
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with others
  • Experience in managing social media accounts, including content development
  • Graphic design experience preferred
  • Organizing experience and knowledge of the federal and state legislative processes preferred

Email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to info@risenow.us with “Program Assistant” as the subject line.

Rise is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified applications to apply regardless of disability, sex or sexual orientation, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, protected veteran status (if applicable), or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Summer Internships

Rise Justice Labs (Rise) seeks qualified people to join the 2019 Rise Summer Internship Program. Interns will have direct experience in writing bills, passing laws, negotiating United Nations resolutions, and building a social movement.

Past intern classes have organized and attended NASA rocket launch events, conducted and prepared United States Congressional hearings, and traveled abroad to coalition build for the United Nations portfolio.

Interns aid in Rise’s legislative campaigns around the country and world. The position is located in Washington, DC with the opportunity for travel.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the efforts of Rise in its various State, Federal and Global efforts however necessary
  • Support the efforts other campaigns within Rise Justice Labs however necessary
  • Assist in researching, developing, editing, and reviewing internal documents and briefing materials, including informational memos
  • Provide direct support to senior staff in media events, including research, briefings and staffing
  • Complete additional projects and other duties as assigned
  • Change the world

Qualifications

  • Passionate about changing the world
  • Detail-oriented, with the ability to be resourceful and work independently
  • Strong analytical, writing, organizational, planning and management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and G-Suite
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with others
  • Knowledge of how a bill becomes a law

Email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to info@risenow.us with “Summer Intern” as the subject line.

Rise is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified applications to apply regardless of disability, sex or sexual orientation, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, protected veteran status (if applicable), or any other characteristic protected by law.

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