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Assistant to Director/Tenant Organizing and Advocacy

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Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants
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Jamaica Plain, MA

Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants


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Published 9 days ago

April 30, 2021
$45,000 - $60,000

Assistant to Director/Tenant Organizing and Advocacy

Responsibilities Include:

 Coordinate tenant organizing and outreach efforts:

            Assist tenants in organizing successful tenant groups and campaigns at the building level to save and improve federally-assisted multifamily housing

            ►Help tenants negotiate with owners and agencies to obtain repairs, services and affordable rents

            Coordinate door-knocking drives, including annual Civic Engagement efforts

Help recruit, train and supervise VISTA Volunteers and Social Work interns in organizing campaigns 

             Assist with preparation of fliers, minutes, fact sheets, newsletters and other materials, including posting to MAHT/NAHT website and social media platforms 

            ► Help plan and NAHT’s Annual Save Our Homes Conference in Washington, DC, or Zoom

              Help raise funds for MAHT tenants to participate in NAHT conference, coordinate MAHT delegation

 Help represent MAHT in state and citywide coalitions and lobbying campaigns

            ► Assist Director in representing MAHT in city and statewide campaigns, including City Rent Subsidy Coalition (staffed by MAHT); HERO Coalition; Local Options for Tenant Protections; Anti-Bullying coalition; TOPA Coalition; Real Estate Transfer Fee Coalition; Mass Progressive Alliance; Building Blocks Coalition; Boston CTAB Coalition

            ► Mobilize tenants and allies to participate in MAHT Lobby Team, hearings, actions and meetings

 Implement and update MAHT Strategic Plan

             ►Assist Director, Board and membership in updating MAHT’s Strategic Plan, including transition plan for long-term sustainability

 Qualifications

Commitment to social change and empowerment of lower income people

At least three years organizing and training experience in low income communities and communities of color, preferably in the housing field, 

Experience in planning and conducting meetings, organizing campaigns, strategies

Experience in organizing large events, direct actions and/or lobby campaigns

Ability to supervise and train VISTA Volunteers and volunteer interns 

Knowledge of federally-assisted housing issues or ability to learn

Flexibility, ability to work with small office team, adjusting to fast-paced, multi-tasking environment

Strong administrative experience/skills

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Strong computer and social media skills, experience with website design/maintenance helpful 

Availability to work evenings and weekends, ability to handle flexible work schedule

Ability and willingness to travel; access to a car is very helpful

Bi-lingual capacity (Spanish, Creole, Russian, Vietnamese and/or Chinese) helpful

 

Reports to:   MAHT Director Michael Kane

Supervises:  VISTA Volunteer, Social Work interns, part-time Civic Engagement team each fall 

 MAHT is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  People of color and residents of multifamily HUD housing are encouraged to apply.

Assistant to Director/Tenant Organizing and Advocacy

Responsibilities Include:

 Coordinate tenant organizing and outreach efforts:

            Assist tenants in organizing successful tenant groups and campaigns at the building level to save and…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

2/3 health and dental, 2 weeks paid vacation in first year, more thereafter

2/3 health and dental, 2 weeks paid vacation in first year, more thereafter

Level of Language Proficiency

English; Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese, or Russian helpful

English; Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese, or Russian helpful

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Jamaica Plain, MA
Associated Location
42 Seaverns Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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