The People’s Lobby is a membership-driven grassroots organization devoted to organizing widespread support for public policies and candidates – including people from our communities – that put racial and gender justice and the needs of people and the planet before the interests of big corporations and the very rich. We train leaders to build bases in our communities, organize support for progressive legislation, endorse candidates and take direct action to pressure elected officials and other powerful people to put racial and gender justice and the interests of people and the planet first. The People’s Lobby is looking for a 20 hour a week clergy organizer to support the organization’s work engaging faith leaders and communities in organizing for racial, economic, and environmental justice.
- Engage in one-on-one conversations with clergy and lay leaders in congregations TPL is organizing with or would like to organize with.
- Serve as organizer for TPL’s Clergy Caucus – organize monthly meetings, recruit new members, train and empower clergy leaders to take responsibility for the caucus’s work.
- Organize clergy and congregations especially in key legislative districts in and around DuPage County to support and defend Pretrial Fairness Act.
- Organize clergy-led actions that play a strategic role in moving forward TPL’s issues & campaigns.
- Organize popular education workshops with churches and other groups to learn about and engage with TPL’s work.
- Move clergy to identify key lay leaders for Clergy Organizer or another relevant TPL staff to engage in one-on-one conversations with to identify self-interest and proposition into leadership roles in TPL’s work.
- Recruit clergy and move clergy to recruit lay leaders into TPL’s issue task forces.
- Build TPL individual membership by moving clergy to join as individual members and to encourage congregants to join as individual members.
- Participate in and organize people to participate in other TPL actions and campaigns as needed.
Criteria for candidates:
- Experience in faith-based organizing
- Must have attended or is willing to attend People’s Action Weeklong Training
- Ordained clergy preferred
- Access to reliable car transportation
- Must be quick to learn, adapt and work independently as well as in a team
- Must be willing and able to connect with volunteer leaders and staff’s personal experiences of injustice and oppression as well as your own
- Must have a commitment to social, racial, gender and economic justice
***People of color, women and LGBTQIA folks are strongly encouraged to apply!