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Social Justice Organizer

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To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to: karen@mlkfreedomcenter.org. Your cover letter should clearly address your interest in this specific position. Candidates who do not submit a cover letter will not be considered for the position.

We are getting geared up for our 6-week Summer Civic Engagement Tour and are looking for  Social Justice Organizers to join our team! 

The Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center seeks to strengthen democracy and expand social and economic justice by educating and preparing young people to become lifelong, active participants in a robust, fair, and equitable democratic process. High school and college students integrate into intensive study of nonviolence, social justice, and the science of organizing. Each student engages in civic action that focuses on interracial, intergenerational, and multisector movements and campaigns that advance social change. Located in Oakland, California, the Freedom Center maintains projects in several counties throughout California and works with organizations in other states and nations. For more information see our a short video on our six week summer tour, To Us, You Matter: VOTE! and our organization About Us and website www.mlkfreedomcenter.org

This Organizer position supports and facilitates parent, student and educator leadership and action. Organizers help build power with a focus on one-on-one recruiting, home visits, and developing community structures for long term policy influence. Position organizes outreach, policy action and communications through community leadership development.

This position’s civic engagement focus is the Oakland/Alameda County region, as well as regular travel to Sacramento, Contra Costa County, and San Jose/Santa Clara Counties.

Responsibilities:

School Site Organizers develop relationships, resources, and power with school administrators and educators, parents, community and faith-based leaders, elected officials, and students in tune with values and principles of

nonviolence and civil rights.  Ethical leadership coaching provides a framework for self-change, as team members

develop the capacity to both give and receive coaching with the students, and with other team members. Responsibilities focus on outreach meetings with administrators, educators, community leaders, etc. listed above, home visits with parents and guardians, extensive phone calling, attending community events together with

parents and students, popular education through organizing student participation in weekly classes, organizing adult and youth advocacy, etc.

Requirements:        

  • Live within 30 minute commute to Freedom Center offices, located at Merritt College campus in Oakland.
  • A driver’s license, a car, automobile insurance on that vehicle, and phone.
  • One (1) year of experience working in a legislative office, campaign office, union organizing effort, or in a similar outreach environment.
  • Work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Capacity to travel. Expenses covered.
  • Work with individuals and communities of races and ages different than one’s own
  • Personal commitment to justice for working people
  • Strong self-initiative and outgoing attitude
  • Model self-change and demonstrate personal transformation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to lift 10 pounds

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience in positions with the following types of employers is highly valued: legislative offices, labor unions, electoral campaigns, advocacy organizations, etc. For instance, as a legislative aid, labor rep, shop steward, or similar.
  • Bilingual or multilingual is an asset.

Salary, Benefits:

Salary $54,000/year plus benefits comprehensive fully paid medical and dental benefits for employee after one month, Simple IRA, and mileage reimbursement. Travel costs are covered.

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to: karen@mlkfreedomcenter.org. Your cover letter should clearly address your interest in this specific position. Candidates who do not submit a cover letter will not be considered for the position.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

The Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates without regard to race, creed, color, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, political affiliation, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any real or perceived sensory, mental, or physical disability.



 

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to: karen@mlkfreedomcenter.org. Your cover letter should clearly address your interest in this specific position. Candidates who do not submit a cover…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$54,000 - $54,000

Benefits

Medical, dental and pension benefits after one month

Medical, dental and pension benefits after one month

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual or multilingual is an asset

Bilingual or multilingual is an asset

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Oakland, CA
Associated Location
Oakland, CA, United States

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To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to: karen@mlkfreedomcenter.org. Your cover letter should clearly address your interest in this specific position. Candidates who do not submit a cover letter will not be considered for the position.

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