Friday, March 29, 2013

SOA Watch seeking a new Field Organizer #humanrights

Time to say “mucho susto y nos vemos!”

After over two and half years as Field Organizer at SOA Watch, it’s time to pass on the baton. It's been a blast! Meeting thousands of inspiring compas from across the Americas; sharing stories and a meal with local organizers; putting my fist up with thousands at the gates of Fort Benning; laughing in the face of all the madness; getting arrested on the border and having to listen to a nostalgic Roy in jail for a few hours; playing pranks on Hendrik Voss in the office…

Thank you all for all the great memories, and all the energy you’ve given me personally. What I’ve learned at SOA Watch will guide me forever! And I know that our collective resolve to keep pushing back the Empire will continue.

I might start crying now, so I’ll stop before your inbox gets all soggy.

We need your help now to find an amazing Field Organizer to join the fabulous SOA Watch staff in DC! If you, or someone you know, are full of energy and ready for a challenge, we are now accepting applications! The new person would start at the beginning of June!

Sending you all much love – see you in the struggle!


SOA Watch is Looking for a New Field Organizer!

The School of the Americas Watch is hiring a Field Organizer, based in Washington, DC for a minimum 2-year commitment, to start as soon as possible. The position is full-time (40 hours/week) with health benefits, paid vacation and holiday time. Salary $35,000/year. The job entails helping organize grass roots SOA Watch movements around the country, coordinating large and small movement events, including the annual vigil, communicating with SOA Watch staff across the Americas and assisting in all office functions. The ideal candidate should have:
·  Excellent written and speaking skills
·  Fluency in Spanish and English
·  Knowledge of history of US-Latin America/Caribbean relations; familiarity with the SOA/WHINSEC and work of SOA Watch
·  Ability to engage with a variety of audiences
·  Ability to travel across the country
·  Experience in event planning
·  Basic computer skills; familiarity with HTML, webpages and social media

Women, people of color and differently-abled persons are encouraged to apply.

Please send resume, a cover letter explaining what qualities you would bring to this job and 3 references by email to; post to PO Box 4566, Washington, DC, 20017; or fax to 202-636-4505. If you have questions about applying, call Nico Udu-gama at 202-234-3440.

Resumes will be reviewed as we receive them. Deadline to apply is April 21st. The position starts at the beginning of June, 2013.

To read more about the Field Organizer position, see here.

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