Assistant Director

Massachusetts Peace Action
  • Location
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Mar 10

Position description

Massachusetts Peace Action is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to develop the sustained political power to foster a more just and peaceful U.S. foreign policy.

Through grassroots organizing, policy advocacy and community education, we promote human rights and global cooperation, seek an end to war and the spread of nuclear weapons, and support budget priorities that re-direct excessive military spending to meeting human and environmental needs in our communities.


Supports MAPA's program work

  • Write up, share, communicate plans and projects of our working group
  • Support two or three working groups. Organize lists, announce meetings, take notes, maintain liaison with conveners, activists, allies. Develop and implement strategy and tactics.
  • Organize meetings and public events
  • Build Mass. Peace Action's visibility, membership, leadership base, and political power


  • Contribute to MAPA's online presence via website, e-alerts, social media


  • Maintain donor lists
  • Support and train board members in work with high donors
  • Organize house parties, concerts, speaker series to bring in $$$, cultivate donors, build list

Office presence

  • Maintain regular office hours
  • Supervise interns or volunteers
  • Participate in executive committee, program committee, working group meetings



  • Synthesizes advocacy information into MAPA position statements
  • Easily restates information into different forms e.g. action alert, flyer, letter to the editor, fact sheet


  • Organize groups, call meetings, write summaries
  • Plan and schedule public events, publicize, carry out
  • Outreach, recruit members, form committees and subgroups
  • Plan advocacy campaigns with objectives, targets, methods

Computer Skills

  • Design impactful flyers using MS Word
  • Keep track of lists and money using MS Excel
  • Post information on Twitter, Facebook, Wordpress, email
  • Send action alerts and develop online petitions using Salsa/ Democracy in Action
  • Share information with colleagues using Google Drive and Google Docs
  • Manages and organize lists of supporters using Google Groups, Salsa, ODB
  • Social media – fluent in advocacy work using Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, podcast

Time management

  • Keep own list of tasks organized and prioritized
  • Follow through pro-actively, identify problems and get help


The Assistant Director works 20 hours a week and will be compensated at $15/hour. This is a part-time employee position. The Assistant Director reports to the Executive Director and has a "dotted line" relationship with the Board Chair and Executive Committee. If funding permits the position may be expanded to 40 hours a week in the future.

Application instructions

Send resume, cover letter, and samples of writing, flyers, or campaign materials, to Cole Harrison, Executive Director. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

People of color and members of marginalized groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

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