High Speed Rail Advocacy Program Manager (Organizer)
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The Midwest High Speed Rail Association is hiring an advocacy program manager (organizer) to build support for a $4 billion annual federal appropriation for high-speed rail in addition to fully funding Amtrak.
The organizer will be responsible for a large amount of volunteer management and mobilization, working from the existing membership base of the Association and the 20,000-person email list. Theorganizer will be in charge of contacting individually the most active members and volunteers of the Association and working with them to recruit more people to contact their Members of Congress to support a $4 billion appropriation for high-speed rail.
The organizer will also contact local and state elected officials as well as stakeholders in Midwest communities to persuade them to publicly support a $4 billion appropriation for high-speed rail.
Applicants must be exceptionally organized, polished in public meetings and a self-starter. The best applicants will demonstrate a familiarity with Congress and an ability to determine how best to mobilize members to persuade a particular Member of Congress to support investment in high-speed rail. Excellent communications skills are required.
No particular education required, but you need to be able to talk to strangers all day and convince them to get involved, write very well, understand politics and poilcy and really believe we should be building high speed rail.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and a draft letter. Address the letter to a local elected official in the Midwest asking him or her to contact his or her member of Congress to support a $4 billion high-speed rail appropriation. Please select an actual local elected official using your best strategic judgment as to how to have the most impact on Congress. In your cover letter please explain why you selected that particular elected official so we can understand your strategy. (We are trying to select the organizer based on their ability to perform the required job, not just on their ability to conduct an interview well).
Thank you. Please email your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
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