Part-Time Community Organizer (Public Housing)

Job Type

Part Time

Published

08/02/2018

Address

169 Avenue B
New York
NY
10009
United States

Description

Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) is a community-based, membership organization that has been dedicated to keeping people in their homes and community since 1977. GOLES works to build the power of low-income residents through social justice organizing campaigns, community education, coalition-building, individual counseling, and community driven research.

Job Description:

GOLES seeks a motivated and experienced organizer to join our organizing team on a part-time basis. The position entails organizing and building the leadership of public housing residents to develop and implement campaigns that address New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). issues, policies, and practices that impact their lives.

Specific responsibilities and duties:

  • Develop and implement base-building and membership recruitment strategies
  • Support and train GOLES’ members to help develop their leadership and political education
  • Provide technical assistance and support to NYCHA tenant associations
  • Coordinate and lead community education meetings, workshops, and events
  • Develop campaigns with GOLES' steering committee and members
  • Coordinate and support member-led steering committee
  • Work on special projects and campaigns as needed
  • Maintain member and public housing residents’ records in GOLES’ database
  • Ensure activities meet respective deliverables and work on reporting

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to social, economic, and racial justice.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred).
  • Two or more years of experience in community organizing in low-income communities of color.
  • Knowledge of public housing programs, policies, and issues (e.g. NEXTGEN, Permanent Exclusion).
  • Strong coordination, facilitation, and campaign planning skills.
  • Willingness to engage in street and door to door outreach.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, writing and computer skills.
  • Capacity to lead or manage multiple tasks and projects at once.
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team, under pressure, and evenings and weekends.
  • Spanish fluency (strongly preferred)

To apply:

Please e-mail your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest to Info@goles.org, with the subject "Public Housing Organizer."

Due to high volume of applicants, GOLES will respond ONLY to applicants who are selected to be interviewed. Please do not call or e-mail to inquire about your application status. GOLES is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

To apply:

E-mail resume and a cover letter detailing your interest to Info@goles.org.

Due to high volume of applicants, GOLES will respond ONLY to applicants who are selected to be interviewed. Please do not call or e-mail to inquire about your application status. GOLES is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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