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Student Enrollment Campaign Manager (We The People)

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About We the People High School:

We the People High School is rooted in the core belief that public education is for and by the people. Young people around the world have organized to fight for environmental justice, racial and gender equality, safe and inclusive schools, and a better world for us all. These students are using all the levers available to them to catalyze change: non-violent protest, social media, legal channels, and the power of economic boycott. Outside of school, this generation demonstrates every day that they care about their communities, their environment, and their world. Every day they demand that their ideas and their voices be strengthened and heard. We the People High School is a response to this demand.

We the People High School is an action civics school where projects and curriculum are aligned to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals Our mission is to equip this generation of American youth with the knowledge, practice and tools to radically change the world for the better. We do this through interdisciplinary project-based work, a focus on place-based education (“all politics is local”), and Democracy in Action intensives where students focus deeply on a single issue in collaboration with local government, business, and non-profits. At We the People, local, national and global issues become the substance of learning where students are apprenticed by expert teachers and community members to engage, investigate, and act to solve some of the most pressing issues of our time.

The Opportunity

This is where you come in. We the People High School opened during the pandemic in 2020 with its founding class of 9th graders. Each year, we add a new grade level of students reaching full enrollment in grades 9 – 12 by fall 2023. Each spring, we hit the streets in Long Beach to talk to 8th grade families about our school. This is our spring canvassing campaign. Current students, parents, teachers and Board members participate in our enrollment canvassing to spread the word and meet potential new families. We are seeking a Student Enrollment Campaign Manager to organize and manage this process and to motivate the team to achieve our goal of enrolling 75 new students for the 2022-23 school year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Be an advocate and champion for We the People, its mission and its vision for Long Beach area youth;
  2. Develop, manage, and carry out canvassing campaign for enrollment, which includes:
    • Recruit, train and manage volunteers for weekend canvassing.
    • Create and manage canvassing maps and spreadsheets detailing contacts with families and students.
    • Conduct all follow up with families via phone, email and text.
    • Schedule potential student visits to the school and coordinate visits with the Executive Director.
  3. Conduct in-person outreach to local youth-serving organizations, teen centers and churches that serve middle school students in the Long Beach area.
  4. Participate in weekly check-in meetings with the Executive Director. Provide updates on progress and enrollment metrics.
  5. Achieve our target of 75 new students enrolled before the end of the current school year.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written skills
  • Spanish language skills a plus
  • Entrepreneurial, with the desire to build something new
  • Strong initiative to identify problems and propose solutions
  • Strong commitment to and passion for We the People’s mission and values

Compensation:

Candidate will work as a consultant at a rate of $25 per hour for 15 – 20 hours per week with a bonus of $500 upon reaching 75 students enrolled. This is a short-term position lasting 6-10 weeks, depending on enrollment results.

TO APPLY:

Email your letter of introduction and resume to: admin@wethepeopleps.org. Your letter of introduction should detail your qualifications for this position and commitment to the mission and vision of We the People High School.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We the People High School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status or veteran status. We the People actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

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