Current Job Openings:

Summer 2021 Organizing Fellowship

We are hiring community college and university students to lead organizing efforts to advocate for the passage of free college legislation in Congress and begin registering students to vote. We are looking to hire students primarily in MI, WI, GA, PA, WV & AZ.

Organizing will include but not be limited to, building partnerships with state and student organizations, using creative online tactics to recruiting attendees to our organizing events, and organizing students to make phone calls into congressional and state house offices voicing support.

Fellows will work up to 15 hours per week and earn $15 per hour, and will have a flexible schedule that they can set around other work, academic, or family obligations. This position is available to any currently enrolled college student, and no previous political or organizing experience is required. Students will succeed in this role if they are ambitious, creative, and persistent.

This application is due by 11:59 PM PST on Monday, May 24th 2021. We thank you in advance for your application, and look forward to reading them! Applications will be read on a rolling basis, so please apply ASAP. Please email Israel Molina at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.

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Tribal College Organizing Director

Rise is recruiting for a new position, our Director of Tribal College Organizing. Indigenous students and Tribal Colleges and Universities receive inequitable resources from federal and state governments, and the goal of this program is to deliver policy changes that make higher education affordable and equitable for Indigenous people. The Director will recruit, hire, and train cohorts of Indigenous students and youth to lead advocacy and organizing programs focused on college affordability. The Director will also create partnerships with student groups, Indigenous-led organizations, Tribal nations, and lead outreach to elected and appointed officials. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Please direct questions or concerns about the position to [email protected]


  • Recruit, train and manage cohorts of students attending Tribal Colleges and Universities and Indigenous youth more broadly (students and youth earn $15 an hour and work approximately 10-20 hours per week).
  • Write, develop and execute organizing plans with measurable benchmarks and milestones co-created with Rise’s Organizing Director; iterate and adapt as plans evolve and data is collected.
  • Work collaboratively with existing Rise programs to contribute to Rise organizing, programs and initiatives more broadly
  • Serve as the program lead for Rise’s Tribal College Organizing program, and represent Rise in meetings with key stakeholder groups
  • Analyze and manage data tracking the advocacy and organizing programs.

About You:

  • At least one cycle (or equivalent) experience organizing within a Tribal Nation, an electoral campaign, nonprofit or community-based organization; ideally managing organizers
  • Anti-racist, commitment to equity and inclusion for all people
  • Entreprenurial approach to work and comfortable working in a nonprofit “start up” with limited resources and supports
  • [Helpful, but not a pre-requisite]: Alumni of Tribal College or University, campus / student or youth organizing background, relational organizing background.

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