United Students Site Organizer

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary to be negotiated based on qualifications and experience.



Start Date


Application Deadline



530 South Boyle Avenue
Los Angeles
United States


JOB DESCRIPTION: The US Site Organizer would be responsible for effectively coordinating the United Students club at (2) Eastside high schools, which requires moderate to advanced organizing skills to facilitate school-change campaigns. We are looking for someone with previous facilitating and coordinating youth leadership training and a track record of effective base-building.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate student-led campaigns specific to educational and racial justice at the regional and local level at (2) high schools
  • Develop and implement effective and efficient outreach strategies to engage youth at (2) school sites  (i.e. Phone-Banking, classroom presentations, lunch-time outreach, etc.)
  • Develop youth friendly curriculum on political education topics and leadership development skills
  • Develop and maintain relationships with school staff, faculty, and other key allies
  • Develop relationships and maintain communication with parents/guardians of youth members
  • Work with a team to coordinate cross-campus activities
  • Responsible for the development and training of core youth members to recruit, engage, and sustain the involvement of students at their school
  • Travel for United Students related activities that may include some weekends (retreats, actions, conferences, trainings)
  • Engage Participate in civic engagement activities including, but not limited to, canvassing in the Eastside of Los Angeles
  • Participate in grassroots fundraising efforts
  • Other duties as identified by the Senior Strategy Director


ICS is seeking a person who meets the preferred qualifications:

  • Strong Social Justice analysis
  • Experience in or knowledge of Restorative Justice Practices
  • Minimum 2 years experience providing youth development and leadership support for diverse youth populations
  • Minimum 2 years experience in youth organizing or community organizing in low-income communities of color
  • College Graduate who holds, at minimum, a Bachelor of Arts Degree – or related experience
  • Ability to multi-task and work  in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment
  • Ability to work weekends as needed or required by campaign activities
  • Track record of accomplishing goals and objectives individually and in a team atmosphere
  • Effective and concise writing and communication skills 
  • Ability to work effectively with school and district leaders, and community allies
  • Ability to work in a team setting and provide/receive constructive feedback
  • CA driver’s license and access to a reliable automobile (with at minimum, liability insurance)


Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurances

10 Paid Holidays per year

Paid vacation and sick time

403(B) per plan requirements

Level of Language Proficiency

  • Bilingual in Spanish is preferred

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Email Cover Letter and Resume to: Roque Armenta

Senior Strategy Director


Email: roque@innercitystruggle.org

Deadline for accepting applications: 

June 29, 2018

Please include “United Students Site Organizer Position” in the subject line of your email. Cover Letter must address why you are interested in the position and what strengths you would bring to the organization. No phone calls or site visits please.