Community Organizer

IMMEDIATE Job Opportunity: Community Organizer

OCCORD is looking for a full-time Community Organizer with passion for workers & immigrant rights, economic & social justice. An ideal candidate should have a good grasp of community organizing and issues related to working class people. The Organizer will implement organizing campaigns & developing neighborhood unions and training leaders. S/He should be a fast learner and self-driven and enjoys working in a team setting while training people become community leaders. Salary commensurate with qualification including a generous package of benefits.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan and execute campaigns.
  • Identify & recruit new activists and prospective leaders. 
  • Develop and mobilize organizing committees; cultivate relationships and work with community allies and partners.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: The individual must possess the following knowledge and skills and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Outstanding community organizing skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to motivate, lead, build strong working relationships. 
  • Must be able to cultivate respectful, strategic and collaborative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds. 
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks under daily deadlines. 
  • Self-motivated, with demonstrated ability to work effectively in both independent and collaborative environments.
  • Strong sense of professionalism and integrity. 
  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Experience providing detailed regular reporting and tracking of progress. 
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in written form. 
  • Detail oriented. 
  • Capable of taking direction from more than one supervisor. 
  • Familiarity with Nation Builder database is not required but preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish is required (read, write, and speak).
  • Bachelor’s degree is not required but preferred. A minimum of 3 years community organizing experience is essential.
  • Must be technically proficient in using Google Docs, Microsoft Office 365, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other office software programs.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a car.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment involving flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Must be available and willing to travel as needed. 


Send your resume to jobs@occord.org. OCCORD is an equal opportunity employer.