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Organizer with Inquilinxs Unidxs por Justicia/United Renters For Justice

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InquilinXs UnidXs por Justicia (United Renters for Justice) (IX) is an organization founded to build tenant power and change the Minneapolis housing system. It was founded by latinx tenants to oppose high rents, bad conditions, and intimidation by landlords. The organization has grown into a broad coalition of renters and allies challenging our market-based housing system. Our membership is majority Black, Indigenous and People of color and lives on the south and north sides of Minneapolis. IX is currently seeking an experienced community leader to serve as an organizer to work with our Sky Without Limits Cooperative and help build decommified territory. We are looking for a team member who has had deep experience with building cooperative(s) alongside a diverse community. Sky Without Limits is a new housing cooperative that organized together against their landlord while changing the housing system in Minneapolis and stopping the displacement of many families. For more context please see our New York Times article and this link.   

Sky Without Limits is currently in the interim phase of cooperative development. We are in the process of welcoming new members to our community and building our cooperative identity. The cultural organizer will be responsible for building relationships and connecting neighbors across race, gender and class. Additionally, the organizer will be able to facilitate assemblies and must be experienced in leading groups through tension and social change. The organizer will be skilled in group facilitation, building trust with membership, and have a love for community while being empathic and committed to the time necessary to build alignment in the cooperative. The organizer will be able to lead and track trainings to solidify our values and identity as Sky Without Limits cooperative. It is essential that the organizer is able to create spaces where people can act with one another.  

Primary Responsibilities:

The organizer will connect with members of the cooperative to determine the next steps of our alignment and identity. Steps will include doorknocking to meet old and new members, conducting meetings within the cooperative, holding trainings, building relationships through 1:1’s, and ultimately help form the structure of the cooperative. The candidate will help from our legal structure and help members understand our model in the world.

Qualifications:

A competitive candidate will have:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong relationship building skills  
  • Well versed in popular education and other methods of group learning 
  • 3-6 years of community organizing experience (including volunteering)
  • 2-3 years of cooperative organizing experience and/or skilled in moving group processes 
  • A strong critique of capitalism
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with computers, word and other docs used for organizing 
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evening and weekend hours
  • A passion and love for building a healthy community
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

InquilinXs UnidXs por Justicia (United Renters for Justice) (IX) is an organization founded to build tenant power and change the Minneapolis housing system. It was founded by latinx tenants to oppose high rents, bad conditions, and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 5, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 30, 2021

Salary

$45,000 - $45,000All staff at Inquilinxs are salaried at $45,000 annually, in keeping with our commitment to economic justice.

Benefits

We provide 24 days/year of paid time off (including sick and vacation time), a Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum Health Care plan that is 100% paid by the employer for the employee and their immediate family, 10 paid holidays plus additional weeks where we close the office for an all-staff break, paid parental leave, and a commitment to and investment in staff professional development opportunities.

We provide 24 days/year of paid time off (including sick and vacation time), a Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum Health Care plan that is 100% paid by the employer for the employee and…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish and English written and verbal proficiency.

Spanish and English written and verbal proficiency.

Location

On-site
3725 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407

How to Apply

To apply, send a reason statement (include why you want this position and why you are a good fit for this position) and your resume to Edaín Altamirano by April 30th, 2021.

She can be reached at: edain@inquilinxsunidxs.org or 3715 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407.

To apply, send a reason statement (include why you want this position and why you are a good fit for this position) and your resume to Edaín Altamirano by April 30th, 2021.

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