Teach Florida advocates for government policies and funding to benefit Jewish day schools, yeshivot and nonpublic schools. Priority issues include scholarships, security, federal funding, and COVD-19 policies such as school openings and kosher meal distribution.
The Field Organizer is responsible for cultivating relationships and mobilizing activists, lay leaders, school officials, donors and school board members to create a strong grassroots movement focused on Ambassador networks, advocacy, voting, and event management in their assigned communities. As part of a growing grassroots team, the field organizer will be supported by the state and national office.
The Field Organizer will:
• Grow Teach Florida’s activist and ambassador networks through meeting, cultivating and training school parents, synagogue members, school choice supporters, condo & community associations and senior & community centers in South Florida
• Expand Teach Florida’s voter database and voter registration activities in South Florida, including both registering voters and getting out the vote
• Engage Teach Florida constituents in action alerts, rallies and other advocacy activities
What the job entails:
• Build and manage five lay leader networks with elected officials. You will focus on one network each week on a rotating basis and ensure that each network is maintaining a strong relationship with their elected official. This will be done by:
o Creating a WhatsApp group for each network and updating network members on that chat. Teach Florida will provide relevant content you can share, and you will facilitate conversation.
o Holding one call per month with each network
o Facilitating school visits from elected officials
• Manage voter outreach for at least one school, which includes:
o Increasing voter registration and vote-by-mail requests among school parent body and staff.
o Increase voter turnout among parent body and staff
• Recruit an average of five voter activists per week (either via 1:1 meetings or parlor meetings). Each activist will create a profile in our volunteer database
Qualifications and Skills:
• Highly motivated self-starter who can initiate and maintain contacts, relationships, projects, meetings and events
• Well-organized, detail-oriented, dependable and able to handle multiple tasks
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people of all ages
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and database software
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Committed to Jewish day school education, fair government funding of nonpublic schools and activism
• Experience with voter databases and voter outreach
• Experience building relationships with elected officials
• Relationships with Jewish and nonpublic school community in Florida