Community Organizer

Job Type

Full Time




1500 Chestnut Street
Suite 102
United States



Are you passionate about narrowing the wealth and income divide while creating high opportunity neighborhoods? Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise is seeking a community organizer who is passionate about working with neighborhood residents to identify issues and move a policy agenda that promotes resilient neighborhoods and affordable housing in Chattanooga.


Chattanooga is a midsize city where there is growing energy and awareness in tackling issues of equity, inclusion and innovation. Because of its size, Chattanooga presents a unique opportunity to make a positive impact in these areas. The community organizer will work with the Policy and Advocacy Manager to build community engagement and a policy platform that defines the work. This position presents an opportunity to apply your passion to create social change on a scale where the impact can be measurable. 

Essential Job Functions:

The Community Organizer will be an instrumental new position at CNE that will join the Policy Advocate manager to achieve the following within the Policy Department:

(1)   Co-construct a shared vision for neighborhood development and affordable housing

(2)   Build a data and research infrastructure to support policy work

(3)   Support neighborhood empowerment and capacity building

(4)   Create plan for sustainable impact


The Community Organizer’s main focus within this strategic vision is to support neighborhood empowerment and capacity building. The organizer must be able to develop trusting relationships with community members, serve as a resource based on the communities’ identified needs, connect local needs with system level efforts, and increase resident knowledge of, and participation in, the policies that impact our neighborhoods.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • English/Spanish bilingual preferred
  • Detail-oriented individual who is able to connect and balance big-picture thinking with program implementation
  • Ability to connect with diverse community leaders, residents, and decision-makers
  • Facilitation skills
  • Ability to develop workshops and programs relevant to diverse needs
  • Qualitative research skills
  • Ability to think strategically about long-term goals while balancing flexibility to unexpected changes
  • Capacity to work individually on multiple aspects of a project agreed on by a team
  • Ability to identify and train leaders in the community
  • Demonstrate commitment to working with diverse residents
  • Ability to set and accomplish goals



  • Degree in a related field OR three years of experience in community organizing and engagement
  • Experience in volunteer management, leadership training and/or community engagement/organizing

Level of Language Proficiency

English/Spanish bilingual preferred

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Alexa LeBoeuf,