Know Your IX Organizer Application ’19-’20
Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led group that empowers students to end gender violence in their schools. We envision a world in which all students can pursue their civil right to educations free from violence and harassment. We draw upon the civil rights law Title IX as an alternative to the criminal legal system — one that is more just and responsive to the educational, emotional, financial, and stigmatic harms of violence.
Before applying, please review our values: www.knowyourix.org/our-values
Our organizers work to:
- Educate college and high school students in the United States about their legal rights to safe educations free from gender-based harms;
- Train, organize, and support student survivor activists in challenging their educational institutions to address violence and discrimination;
- Advocating for policy change at the campus, state, and federal levels to ensure meaningful systemic action to end gender violence.
We are looking rad, young activists (ages 15-24) to join each of Know Your IX’s teams—Communications, Policy and Advocacy, Student Engagement—for the 2019-2020 year! This is an exciting volunteer opportunity for a young organizer to train young people about their rights, build and mobilize our student IX Campus Action Network in federal and state level advocacy efforts, and ensure that student and survivor voices are at the center of media conversations relating to campus sexual violence.
- Ability to work well remotely on a team
- Contribute 7-10 hours per week on average with some variation (e.g. the week of a bill hearing will require more hours, but the week after would be fewer).
- Experience working in anti-sexual violence activism, and/or organizing within other anti-violence movements (e.g, climate, economic justice, police and prisons, anti-war)
- Participating in weekly staff calls and meetings
An interest in developing expertise and skills in:
- Knowledge of Title IX, guidance issued by the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Education, and related laws and policies
- Advocating for local, state, and/or federal policy and legislation
- Giving interviews and/or writing for media publications
- Fundraising (writing solicitations, canvassing, events management, etc.)
- Organizing strategic, meaningful campaign actions on your campus or in your state
- Digital communications (content creation, mass email management, social media, etc.)
- Graphic design, website management, and communications analytics
We particularly encourage people from marginalized groups, including but not limited to people with disabilities, people of color, trans people, queer people, first- or second-generation immigrants (including undocumented people), and people from low income families, to apply. We also encourage students from types of schools often overlooked in discussions of campus violence, and survivors of forms of sexual and gender-based violence commonly ignored by anti-violence efforts (relationship abuse, same-sex violence, etc.) to apply. All KYIX organizers will receive a stipend each semester and a scholarship to cover all costs related to attending annual youth organizing conference Urban Retreat.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, April 15th, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST.