Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS) is a grassroots organization that works to empower people in the DC metropolitan area to build a community free from public sexual harassment and assault. 

We’re recruiting volunteer staff!

Our team is mostly comprised of committed volunteers. Learn more about our current staff and check out the openings below!

Advocacy Director

The CASS Policy Team is seeking a volunteer Advocacy Director to assist the team’s efforts to advance CASS’ policy and advocacy interests.

Under the direction of the Executive Director and Deputy Director, this position serves as the lead volunteer coordinating our policy advocacy work to pass, implement, and fund the Street Harassment Prevention Act. The Advocacy Director will work in partnership with the Policy Director to develop and implement a grassroots advocacy and lobbying strategy in service of our policy goals, specifically to achieve the passage of local legislation. In addition to working with the Deputy Director, Policy Director, and CASS staff, this position will serve as the primary liaison with the Advisory Committee established by the Street Harassment Prevention Act.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Team Leadership – Work with the CASS Deputy Director and Policy Director to manage Policy staff, lead team meetings, represent the Policy/Advocacy team at CASS director meetings, and represent CASS on the Advisory Council
  • Lobbying – Track and maintain records of our lobbying work, assist in maintaining relationships with Councilmembers, schedule and provide support for Deputy Director in lobbying meetings
  • Advisory Committee – Conduct outreach to existing community partners and new agencies/organizations to build the Advisory Committee, convene meetings of the Advisory Committee, manage communication between CASS staff and Advisory Committee, and support Advisory Committee member asks
  • Volunteer Coordination – Communicate volunteer asks from Advisory Committee members to the Policy Director so the Policy Director can coordinate volunteers to meet those needs

Qualifications

  • Comfort with and professionalism in leading high-level meetings
  • Familiarity with CASS’ mission and policy/advocacy work
  • General knowledge of DC Council and wards
  • Experience with writing, communications, and social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
  • Great presentation, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent volunteer coordination skills
  • Works well independently and as a team
  • Daytime availability a plus but not required
  • Existing relationships with community organizations a plus but not required
  • Lobbying experience/knowledge a plus but not required

Time Requirements
~10 hours/week

To apply: Please email jayni@collectiveactiondc.org.


Email Manager

The email manager will write email copy for our monthly eNewsletter, work with our Development director to craft fundraising emails, manage our lists, and think creatively about ways to increase our email lists. They will also support team and program team efforts — like fundraising campaigns, annual gala marketing, etc.

We’re a mostly virtual communications team, but you must be based in the DC metro area and available for an in-person meeting once a month. The communications team has a volunteer structure of about 12 people who create graphics, write blog posts, and serve on our social media street team — alongside the core team of 4 volunteer managers who handle the daily work on social media, email, and website updates. We’re scrappy, energetic, innovative, and, above all, passionate about making DC safer for everyone.

Qualifications

  • Familiarity with CASS’ mission and commitment to making DC safer for everyone
  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience in segmenting supporters for email campaigns
  • Knowledge of MailChimp helpful, but not required

Time Requirements
~3 hours/week

To apply: Please email claire@collectiveactiondc.org with your resume and a short paragraph about why you’re interested in joining our team. Please review our mission statement and values statement before applying.


Arts Activism Engagement Manager

The CASS Policy Team is seeking a volunteer Arts Activism Engagement Manager to assist the team’s efforts to advance CASS’ policy and advocacy work.

Under the direction of the Policy Director and the Advocacy Director, this position serves as the lead staff volunteer to our arts activism engagement projects. This position will lead our efforts to advocate for CASS interests through community awareness art projects. In addition to working with CASS teams and staff, the Arts Activism Engagement Manager will reach out to organization partners and receive partner requests to collaborate on projects. This position is responsible for developing and implementing projects to advance CASS’ policy and advocacy interests and represents CASS at events related to arts activism projects. The Policy Team is looking for a creative, energetic individual with a knowledge and passion for CASS’ mission.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Project and Event Coordination – Work with CASS staff/teams and partner organizations to develop and implement arts activism projects/events that advance CASS’ policy and advocacy interests.
  • Communication – Work with the Blog Manager and Policy Communications Manager to share our arts activism projects with supporters through blog posts, social media, emails, etc.
  • Team Leadership – Work with the CASS Policy and Advocacy Directors to update volunteers during monthly team meetings and engage/task volunteers on projects.
  • Grantwriting – Work with the CASS Development Team to write and pursue grants to fund arts activism projects.

Qualifications

  • Familiarity with CASS’ mission and policy/advocacy work
  • Experience with project/event coordination
  • Excellent volunteer coordination
  • Great presentation, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Grant writing experience or a willingness to learn
  • Works well independently and as a team

Time Requirements
~5 hours/week

To apply: Please email jayni@collectiveactiondc.org.