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Community Organizer with SURE, a multi-faith coalition for racial justice

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Published 18 days ago

August 9, 2021
January 18, 2021
$40,000 - $48,000

About the Organization:

Sarasota United for Responsibility and Equity (SURE) is a multi-faith coalition of 20 congregations fighting for racial and economic justice in Sarasota.

Since our founding in 1995, SURE has won expanded bus routes so that low-income workers can get to work, an Addiction Recovery pod that has served over 1500 inmates, civil citation implementation that has dropped youth arrests by 77%, and a comprehensive treatment court program that will get 120 people suffering from mental illness into treatment rather than jail each year.

SURE is part of the DART network, one of the largest faith-based community organizing networks in the country.

About the Community Organizer position:

We're hiring a full-time community organizer who will train people of faith to hold political and economic systems accountable for acting fairly. This includes coaching clergy and lay leaders to uncover community problems, research solutions, and organize direct actions to call for change.

The start date for this position is August 9, 2020. During your first five months, you will receive intensive on-the-job training through the DART Organizers Institute. You will learn basic organizing principles and develop key organizing skills including: finding and developing leaders, issue research and strategy, power analysis, and one-to-one meetings. Ongoing professional development will continue through individualized coaching and mentoring, as well as local, regional, and national staff trainings and retreats.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Train grassroots faith leaders in building strong justice ministry teams within their congregations
  • Help leaders conduct research and develop action plans for winnable issue campaigns
  • Recruit new leaders and congregations into the organization
  • Organize annual 6-8 week fundraising drive
  • Conduct an average of 8 one-to-one meetings with clergy and lay leaders per week

Qualifications:

  • Core passion for justice and equality
  • Excellent relationship-building skills
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Willingness to be trained to work with religious institutions
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a car

SURE is largely made up of low- and moderate-income, minority and immigrant communities. We strongly encourage people from these backgrounds, as well as fluent Spanish speakers, to apply.

SURE is an equal opportunity employer.

About the Organization:

Sarasota United for Responsibility and Equity (SURE) is a multi-faith coalition of 20 congregations fighting for racial and economic justice in Sarasota.

Since our founding in 1995, SURE has won expanded bus routes…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Entry level

Benefits

Starting salary is $40,000 annually plus health benefits, paid vacation, parental leave, mileage reimbursement. Employer retirement contributions begin after one year of employment.

Starting salary is $40,000 annually plus health benefits, paid vacation, parental leave, mileage reimbursement. Employer retirement contributions begin after one year of…

Location

1031 South Euclid Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34237

How to Apply

To apply, follow instructions listed here: www.thedartcenter.org/apply

We also encourage candidates to attend an online info session on January 13 at 6 pm eastern: www.thedartcenter.org/info

To apply, follow instructions listed here: www.thedartcenter.org/apply

We also encourage candidates to attend an online info session on January 13 at 6 pm eastern: www…

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