The One America Movement (One America) was founded by faith and community leaders after the 2016 election to challenge the toxic divisiveness and polarization plaguing American society. One America brings people together across religious, racial, political and cultural divides to solve problems, serve their communities, break bread and talk. We are building a national, transpartisan movement of Americans who are frustrated with a broken political system and divisive narratives and believe we can do better.
One America West Virginia is a coalition of West Virginia and DC faith leaders, community leaders, health professionals and community members. One America West Virginia’s mission is to build relationships across religious, racial, political and geographic divides through joint action to heal the injuries caused by the opioid epidemic in the Eastern Panhandle. Our goals are to reach thousands of Eastern Panhandle residents through our programming and messaging and to reduce the number of opioid-related deaths in the region.
The One America Movement’s parent organization is the Jewish service organization Repair the World, which is dedicated to making deep and meaningful volunteer service a central part of American Jewish life. We enable people to transform their neighborhoods, cities and lives through meaningful service experiences in partnership with directly impacted communities and rooted in Jewish values, history and traditions.
All employees of the One America Movement are legally employees of Repair the World.
ONE AMERICA WEST VIRGINIA PROGRAM COORDINATOR:
The One America West Virginia Program Coordinator (PC) will spearhead the organization’s efforts to bridge religious, racial, political and cultural divides between residents of West Virginia and Washington DC through joint action to address the opioid crisis in West Virginia. The PC will work with existing community organizations, faith communities, government agencies, doctors, individuals and families with direct experience of opioid misuse, their families, law enforcement, and community members to coordinate work addressing the opioid epidemic in a two-county area.
Specifically, the coordinator will:
- Organize events, meals, joint service-projects and other activities to connect West Virginia and DC communities within the coalition to each other and to the wider community.
- Mobilize members of faith communities to volunteer with existing efforts to support people and communities struggling with opioid addiction, building a volunteer list and coordinating volunteers to assist with transportation, counseling, and resource coordination.
- Connect faith community volunteers and others in the community to expand the capacity of existing initiatives that support children both to avoid opioids and to access wellness programs to cope with drug use within families.
- Provide – in partnership with existing groups and faith communities – community enrichment, spiritual, wellness and educational opportunities to reduce social isolation and drug use.
- Raise the profile of the epidemic and of efforts to reverse the epidemic through public messaging and efforts to raise visibility within the community.
People who have spent significant time in West Virginia, and particularly the Eastern Panhandle, are encouraged to apply.
PROGRAM COORDINATOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
The PC will be responsible for:
- Meeting and building relationships with current and prospective partners in the Eastern Panhandle. Designing programming to achieve One America West Virginia’s goals where appropriate and coordinating volunteers to access existing programming where appropriate.
- Working with One America’s Director and the One America West Virginia volunteer leadership, including an active advisory board based in both DC and West Virginia, to craft program, development and communications strategies to support the coalition’s work
- Managing social media and communications work for the coalition
- Raising funds to support One America West Virginia’s efforts
- Identity and connect with different communities, faith institutions, and local leaders impacted by and working to address the opioid crisis in West Virginia as potential partners and allies with the coalition
- Keeping abreast of relevant research and trends related to the opioid epidemic
- Creating multi-media content for One America West Virginia
- Speaking to community groups, faith communities and the media about One America West Virginia’s work
- Administrative duties
- Extremely well-organized and able to create efficient administrative systems
- High attention to detail, including strong proofreading skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to:
- Thrive in a fast-paced environment while managing competing priorities
- Grasp complex ideas quickly
- Create positive professional relationships across a wide range of working styles
- Be resourceful, proactive and positive in problem-solving
- Manage confidential conversations and information
- Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience and at least two years of professional experience
- Comfort working remotely and with minimal structure but with high expectations for performance
- Ability to relate to people respectfully and with acumen across political, religious, economic, and racial divides
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Twitter, Facebook and WordPress
- Commitment to building a trans partisan movement to heal our country
- Community organizing experience
- Fundraising experience
ADDITIONAL USEFUL QUALIFICATIONS
- Flexibility, good humor
- Working knowledge of the principles of harm reduction
- Understanding of and experience with managing executives
- Knowledge of specific religious traditions, cultures and practices
- Experience working with faith communities and/or political and religious institutions
- Basic understanding of the dynamics of divisiveness in American society and its intersections with the opioid epidemic
HOW TO APPLY:
Please apply online using this link. Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis. The position is expected to begin in July 1, 2018. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with the One America Movement and Repair the World.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Repair the World provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, national origin, disability condition, marital status, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. In addition, the organization affirmatively seeks to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity as it applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.
Salary range is $40,000 – $45,000 depending on experience with significant potential for growth.
Generous benefits package includes medical/dental/vision coverage, retirement matching, support for childcare during travel, professional development support, and much more.