Communities United (CU) is an intergenerational grassroots organization that works across communities on issues of education justice, increasing access to affordable and quality healthcare and housing, youth investment, and justice reinvestment. CU’s organizing approach actively engages and develops community and institutional members as leaders in advancing social, racial, and economic justice.
REPORTS TO: Co-Executive Director
EFFECTIVE DATE: 1/11/2019
SUMMARY: Informed by the leadership council, in coordination with other CU organizers, and supervised by the co-executive directors, the organizer will work to develop the leadership of a broad membership base, and will work toward strategies to win affordable housing and prevent displacement of residents from CU’s and partnering community areas.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties will include but are not limited to:
Building a Strong Base of Leaders: Facilitating outreach to educate neighborhood residents and groups about community development plans, gentrification and anti-displacement strategies.
Conducting Effective Outreach and Base Building Work: Using various and creative methods to recruit new leaders, keeping accurate records, assessing potential leaders, and effectively meeting goals to turn out members to key actions and events.
Leadership Development: The organizer will constantly work to develop the skills, capacity and analysis of leaders through informal and formal leadership development work focused on a racial and health equity lens. The organizer will work to encourage participation and a sense of ownership among leaders in setting and implementing the ongoing strategic direction of the housing work.
Actively Participate in Developing Organizational Capacity: This includes participating in and preparing leaders to facilitate monthly meetings; providing monthly narratives and statistical reports on work accomplished; creating and facilitating regular workshops specific to housing rights, laws and processes; seeking out training and learning opportunities; actively participating in staff retreats; keeping up with database and reporting requirements; and thinking through ways to implement CU housing strategies across communities.
Collaborate with Partners Across Communities to Address Housing Justice: Attending existing coalitions partnership meetings with leaders, engaging partners, and identifying new opportunities to further scale up strategies to win affordable housing and fight displacement.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: This can be either an entry level or a mid-level position. Responsibilities will depend on the community organizer’s experience. Tenant organizing experience is a plus. We are looking for someone with a strong track record of a commitment to social justice; demonstrated commitment to leadership development, community building, and community organizing as strategies for social change; ability to communicate, listen and motivate people from diverse backgrounds to action; strong experience in facilitation, training and leadership development; excellent writing and public speaking skills; computer skills; ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary. English/Spanish bilingual skills a plus. CU believes in the importance of people with lived experience around the issues that we address being at the center of the work. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and people who identify with other marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Send cover letter, résumé and list of three professional references to email@example.com. No faxes or phone calls, please. EEO/AA
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary, depending on experience. Comprehensive benefits package, including 401(k) and Health. Great opportunities for learning, growth and development.
Internal Number: 7735831387
About Communities United
Communities United is an intergenerational grassroots organization that works across communities on issues of education justice, increasing access to affordable and quality healthcare and housing, youth investment, and justice reinvestment. CU’s organizing approach actively engages and develops community and institutional members as leaders in advancing social, racial, and economic justice.