Senior Organizer

About Community Change and Community Change Action:

Community Change builds the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to lead powerful and dynamic movements for social change. With our community-based partner groups, we bridge the grassroots and the national, supporting outsider strategies to disrupt the status quo while also building pathways to influence the insider conversation.

Our vision of a better world centers the leadership of impacted people of color to move our work on immigrant rights, economic justice, and racial equity, including a focus on jobs and housing, early childhood care and education, income supports, and immigration reform.

This position also supports Community Change Action , an affiliated 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. While motivated by the same core values – equity, inclusion, and justice – Community Change and Community Change Action operate independently of one another and each organization has its own board of directors.

Position Description:

This is a full-time position that requires a combination of highly developed organizing skills, administrative skills, research ability, relational ability, familiarity with models of community organizing training, experience developing and overseeing field plans to move targets, and great attention to details for program evaluation and deliverable tracking.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Organizing, training and building local and state coalitions with key existing and new partners to build power to win changes at the local, state and federal levels.
  • Helping grassroots organizations to develop strategies for building alliances, partnerships, and coalitions with other organizations to enhance their power and to achieve their goals, including organizational and strategic development work, fundraising, leadership training, and non-partisan electoral work.
  • Training and mentoring both local organizational leaders as well as organizing staff working for and in partnership with CC.
  • Providing strategic support, broad campaign development, and overall coordination for Community Change’s organizing work in areas of need.
  • Assisting in reviewing budgets and expense reports, tracking deliverables and managing reporting mechanisms, and preparing subgrant and campaign plan documents.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of seven to ten years of experience in community organizing, electoral, labor or immigrant rights organizing and work leading campaigns at the local, state or national policy initiatives on poverty issues.  A mix of experiences in these arenas is ideal.
  • Demonstrated experience in organizational assessment and development; ability to provide significant help in organizational and coalition development.
  • Familiarity with and openness to different approaches to grassroots organizing and policy work.
  • Strong facilitation, training and coalition building skills.
  • Financial expertise and budget management.
  • Ability to work democratically and effectively with diverse groups and people.
  • Willing to work long, flexible hours and to travel extensively.
  • Experience and comfort working as part of a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team and know how to combine assets available to the team in a way that maximizes ability of the team to function at a high level.
  • Strong team player, familiar with team dynamics and willing to work in a team environment.
  • Strong commitment to social justice and social change.
  • Knowledge of key issues that Community Change currently works on, such as poverty, criminal justice reform, jobs, economic justice, immigration and/or other issues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must.
  • The ability to produce consistent, quality work in a fast-paced environment is essential.
  • Ability to speak a second language a plus.

This position reports to: Chief of Staff

Community Change recognizes a staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is included in Community Change’s bargaining unit and covered under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Salary and Benefits: Community Change offers competitive salaries. Community Change also offers an excellent benefits package, which includes 4 weeks of annual paid vacation; additional paid holiday leave between December 24 and January 1; 8% employer contribution to retirement account after six months of employment (and 3% employer contribution for the first 6 months); and a choice of generous health insurance plans..

Closing Date of Position: Open Until Filled

How to apply: Please click here to submit a cover letter sharing your personal interest as well as salary expectations, a resume, and two writing samples.

Community Change is an Equal Opportunity Employer