Details: The community organizer will be paid $2,000 a month.
719 North Shipley Street
About Network Delaware
We are a grassroots, membership organization building multi-issue community leadership across Delaware. Our mission is to leverage citizen-led community empowerment, research analysis, and leadership development to enact lasting socioeconomic change.
We focus on three main activities:
- Leadership Development: We train community organizers, issue campaign teams, and candidates for public office.
- Civic Engagement: We register people to vote, build neighborhood-led action teams, and educate constituents about state and local policies.
- Policy Change: We build coalitions to act for cross-issue campaigns for education, racial equity, immigrant rights, criminal justice reform, reproductive rights, economic opportunity, etc.
Learn more about our work at www.thenetworkde.org.
Network Delaware seeks a persistent and dedicated community organizer to join our team for Wilmington Delaware. The organizer will focus on activating the Wilmington community (in particular communities of color), developing neighborhood leadership, and involving the faith community. Organizer responsibilities include:
- Recruit a base of dedicated community members, with a focus on communities of color and faith networks
- Conduct frequent 1-on-1 meetings with community members to build strong relationships and develop leadership
- Facilitate our leadership development curriculum
- Motivate the community to take action
- Organize issue campaigns
- Develop strong neighborhood-led teams
- Work independently within a clear action plan
To be successful, the community organizer must have a deep commitment to the leadership development of communities of color, and a drive to push for equity for all people. We are looking for people who want to learn and improve their organizing skills (e.g. leadership development, recruitment, and action planning). Qualifications include:
- No formal community organizing experience is required (though it is preferred), but please highlight your dedication to taking action to improve your community or ways you have addressed specific issues
- Understanding of issues facing low income communities of color
- Dedication and ability to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends
- Preferred access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license
- Ability to walk and stand for several hours at a time
- Excellent organizational skills – good attention to detail and well organized
- Self-motivation – a proven ability to work independently
- Familiarity with the Wilmington political landscape and/or an interest and willingness to learn
- Excellent communication skills, with an emphasis on empathy and listening
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Send a resume and a cover letter to Drew Serres at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Network Delaware is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply. No phone calls will be accepted as part of the application.