CAPITAL PUNISHMENT ORGANIZERS
The Montana Abolition Coalition invites applications for Capital
Punishment organizers to be based in Helena and to work statewide.
Through a statewide program of public advocacy and public policy
work, the Montana Abolition Coalition sponsors a program focused on
the unfairness and arbitrariness of capital punishment while working
toward its ultimate goal of abolishing the death penalty.
The Coalition is hiring four positions to work with various
Coalition positions: The Montana Catholic Conference, the Montana
Association of Churches, The American Civil Liberties Union, and the
Montana Human Rights Network.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction and supervision of the organizations' director
and the Coalition's Coordinator, the Capital Punishment Organizers
will play an important role in public education and advocacy
regarding the death penalty.
Primary responsibilities will be:
* Work with targeted coalition partners to organize their
* Work within tribal communities, communities of faith, and
* Identify important and persuasive issues within partner
* Assist in the development of public education and outreach
* Assist in the development and implementation of strategies to
mobilize coalition partners to eliminate
the death penalty in Montana
* Conduct extensive outreach within partner organizations
* Recruit, train, and manage volunteers to participate in local
events, letter to the editor
campaigns, opinion editorials, statewide tours
and other Coalition activities.
* Assist in the planning and execution of special events and
campaigns designed to
educate the public about the flaws in the
criminal justice system, and to build support for
efforts to eliminate the death penalty.
* Represent the Coalition before community groups
* Maintain organized records of public education and advocacy
* Assist with strengthening and nurturing alliances against
capital punishment with diverse
membership including faith organizations, tribal
communities, victims' rights organizations,
and other interest groups Legislative work
* Assist in Coalition activities before, during and after the
* Support Coalition efforts to advance the legislative agenda.
* Recruit and manage volunteers to participate in legislative
* Assist in coordinating hearing preparation and preparing
* Recruit, prepare and assist other spokespersons to present
testimony before legislative
bodies and to individual legislators.
Other activities as assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
* Strong commitment to and understanding of the Coalition's
objectives regarding capital
* A bachelor's degree is preferred, but not required.
* A minimum of 2 years experience with grassroots organizing
andoutreach education, or
equivalent combination of education and
* Excellent written and oral communication skills.
* Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
* A willingness and ability to speak in public and to facilitate
meetings and trainings.
Exceptional interpersonal skills.
* Attention to detail and strong work ethic.
* A willingness to travel within the state and to maintain a
flexible work schedule.
* Prior experience with or membership in one of the partner
constituencies is preferred.
Salary commensurate with experience.
HOW TO APPLY:
If you are a proactive and resourceful team player with a passion
for public interest issues, please submit a letter of interest (with
salary requirements) and current résumé by email or by mail to:
Capital Punishment Organizer Position
Montana Abolition Coalition
PO Box 332
Helena, MT 59624
Or email to: