The Media Mobilizing Project works with poor and working communities across Philly and nationwide, telling stories that end poverty.
Media Mobilizing Project works with movements to communicate and organize to win. We amplify the voices of communities fighting for justice, equity and human rights. Through media production, training and advocacy, we build relationships of solidarity and mutual support. As partners and collaborators, we work with people at the grassroots to take up strategic organizing campaigns that fill gaps, shift power relations, and have the potential to activate large-scale social movements.
Since early 2014, MMP has led powerful campaigns at the intersection of racial justice, poverty, and technology – forcing Comcast to massively expand discount internet to public institutions, schools, and poor people across their hometown, and leading a national campaign around algorithmic accountability in criminal justice decision making. We’ve led projects to build parents’ leadership in their public schools and sponsored or incubated movements to end cash bail, to return local control to Philly’s schools, and myriad other projects.
In these challenging times, thousands of Philadelphians have risen up for the first time – and are looking to fight to protect all of our neighbors from crisis. In order to reap the rewards of our groundbreaking organizing – helping ensure that we are building our people and our networks intentionally and plugging active people, MMP is looking for new organizers to build these people, plug them into our and others’ campaigns, and develop their leadership and commitment for the long haul.
MMP is looking to hire a full-time senior organizer to work with our experienced policy team to win victories in City Hall, Harrisburg, and Washington with communities of color and poor and working people. We need an organizer who loves Philadelphia and wants to build the ability of everyday people to win power over their lives, work, and communities.
We are looking for someone who is able to think across issues – seeing the potential for movement building in families fighting for just education, seniors struggling for online access, families looking for justice in an era of police brutality – and to work to engage them with each other and with ongoing campaigns. This person should be able to pivot from campaign to campaign, always keeping in mind the development of the people they meet, how they could plug into urgent work, and how all that urgent work fits together to transform our city.
This position will be a part of the MMP staff collective and will report to the Policy Director. This position will give the right applicant the opportunity to be a strong public leader in Philadelphia. This position is based in Philadelphia, PA.
● Lead and execute strategies to engage everyday people in direct advocacy on myriad community campaigns.
● This includes organizing and holding meetings with volunteers, liaising with community organizations, organizing community members to advocate in City Council and at public hearings, and turning people out for press conferences and demonstrations
● Managing volunteers to help with the above activities, and committing new volunteers to support the above activities.
● When appropriate, serving as a spokesperson for MMP and coalition campaigns.
● Managing logistics and documentation for planning meetings and public events, as necessary.
● Other responsibilities as necessary.
● Commitment to MMP’s mission and vision.
● Demonstrated, measurable experience organizing individuals to fight for social justice.
● Motivation, discipline, flexibility, discretion, attention to detail, willingness to learn and sense of humor.
● Strong written and verbal communication skills.
● Ability to build strong professional relationships with everyday Philadelphians, elected officials, organizational leaders, organizational members, board, and staff.
● Ability to problem-solve.
● Ability to prioritize work demands strategically.
● Ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities and to work both independently and collaboratively.
● A strong team player with the ability to take and give direction.
● Ability to attend some night and weekend meetings and events, and regular access to a car and a valid drivers’ license, and willingness to use these tools, strongly preferred. Must be willing to travel occasionally as well.
● Desire to work in an environment that is diverse, fast-paced and community-driven.
● Experience in managing volunteers and interns.
Salary and benefits:
The Senior Organizer salary is $45,000 per year. Benefits include health care (MMP pays 90%) and extremely generous vacation policy, as well as scheduling flexibility.
To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org