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Homes for All DC Community Organizer

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Organizing Neighborhood Equity (ONE DC)


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Published 28 days ago

November 2, 2020
October 31, 2020
$45,000 - $48,000Based on experience

About Homes for All DC & ONE DC:

Homes For All DC (HFA DC) is an emerging regional formation of the national Right to the City (RTTC) Homes For All (HFA) campaign, made up of grassroots, member-led housing justice organizations in the DMV. The mission is to build the capacity of existing DC-based housing justice organizations, and to support the development of new housing justice leaders and organizations. We accomplish this through collective strategy, peer-led support, regional and local tenant assemblies, media & messaging, and collaborative fundraising.

ONE DC is serving as the anchor for this new formation. The HFA DC Organizer is responsible for working with ONE DC member-leaders, leaders in other grassroots organizations, and the Right to the City Alliance to help form HFA DC.

ONE DC (formerly Manna CDC) was founded in 1997 (renamed Organizing Neighborhood Equity DC in 2006) in the midst of rapid neighborhood change. Our work centers on popular education, community organizing, and alternative economic development projects. Stemming from a deep analysis of race, class, gender, and power, our approaches to equitable community development and anti-gentrification address structural causes of poverty and injustice in Shaw and throughout the District of Columbia.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Programming & Member Development

  • Build relationships with existing and emerging tenant associations and housing justice and grassroots base-building organizations in the DC area
  • Recruit and develop relationships with ONE DC members by conducting outreach via phone banking, one-on-one visits, and neighborhood door knocking.
  • Recruit and develop relationships with low-income tenant leaders and support the development of tenant associations
  • Coordinate the formation of an interim HFA DC governing body
  • Help plan and facilitate a strategic planning retreat to set the goals, vision, and processes of HFA DC
  • Schedule and coordinate planning calls with HFA DC interim governing body
  • Support member-led committees in strategic planning and implementation of local & regional programming
  • Work to recruit and onboard new member organizations to HFA DC
  • Work with ONE DC Right to Housing Organizer to support ongoing Right to Housing Committee organizing campaigns, and connect local campaign work to RTTC HFA
  • Connect ONE DC member-leaders with RTTC HFA training opportunities and other resources
  • Facilitate learning exchanges between ONE DC member-leaders and other RTTC HFA organizational members
  • Manage HFA DC GoogleDrive folder to ensure that all notes, key documents, work-plans etc. are well organized and accessible to membership
  • Responsible for keeping track of all HFA DC committee/planning calls, sending calendar invites and reminders to members
  • Attend regular ONE DC staff meetings, Shared Leadership Team meetings, planning sessions, and other campaign-related events.
  • Attend ONE DC LEAP, Freedom Schools, and other organizational political education sessions.
  • Work with other ONE DC organizers to carry out the strategic vision of the organization.

Liaison with National Right to the City/Homes For All Network

  • Participate in weekly RTTC all-member meetings 
  • Engage in weekly/bi-monthly meetings with RTTC support liaison
  • Participate in national and translocal committees that are pertinent to the work and development priorities of HFA DC and ONE DC, as needed

Communications

  • Coordinate HFA DC related social media presence, email blasts, and website posts
  • Manage HFA DC email account and field inquiries
  • Perform organizing campaign related administrative tasks, such as updating the database, website, or social media, as needed.

Development & Fundraising

  • Help develop and implement ongoing, grassroots fundraising strategy for HFA DC
  • Support ONE DC Resource Development Committee and RTTC to secure additional grant funding for HFA DC

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 year experience with organizational development and fundraising
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in housing/labor/community organizing;
  • Experience with regional, coalition development preferred
  • Proficient in Google Suite and Zoom video conferencing
  • Able to work with team to develop innovative strategies and programming;
  • Comfortable using computers, internet, email, social media, texting;
  • Bilingual speakers are welcome, especially Spanish, Amharic, or Chinese language proficiency.
  • Self-motivated and skilled at working as part of a team.
  • Willingness to engage in honest, constructive, mindful, and compassionate reciprocal critique of self and work of team members with teams and other staff.
  • Knowledge of Washington, D.C. communities, history, issues and organizations. Long term D.C. residents are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Willingness to learn about and commit to ONE DC’s organizing model.
  • Willingness and ability to work with diverse community residents, particularly low-income residents, to overcome barriers to developing their strength as a community; as well as practice and develop resident-led leadership.
  • Good public and interpersonal communication skills, written, verbal.

Qualities of Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate is someone already dedicated to the housing justice movement. This person understands direct action, coalitional work, organizing and how to develop the leadership of low wage residents.

  • 100% follow-through:​ No dropped balls! Stay on top of all tasks and follow-up.
  • Passion:​ You care deeply about getting results and you do what it takes to get them.
  • Flexibility:​ Adapt quickly as things change.
  • Organizational leadership:​ Lead by example by modeling a high bar for performance and values.
  • Radical welcome:​ Every single person is welcome and has a role to play in the fight for housing justice.
  • Relationship-Oriented:​ You build trust and work through differences to find a positive solution
  • Always learning:​ You’re hungry to learn. You absorb information from members and others, you ask questions, and you constantly seek out best practices from others.

Reports to:

  • As a part of the shared leadership structure within ONE DC, the HFA DC Organizer reports to a senior organizer for daily work responsibilities as well as the Personnel Committee, a committee of the Shared Leadership Team, for personnel issues and responsibilities. The Personnel Committee is responsible for hiring and firing of employees and handling of employee infractions as it relates to the Employee Handbook and is your ultimate supervisor.

Salary/Benefits: 

We are offering a salary range of $45,000 to $48,000 based on experience and a benefits package that includes a comprehensive organization paid health insurance plan, personal leave and sick leave. ONE DC is strongly committed to staff development and training. This is an opportunity for an individual to build meaningful relationships with grassroots communities and to be a part of real, concrete social change. People of color, women, LGBTQ and bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

The funding for this position is currently guaranteed for one year only. ONE DC fully intends to raise additional funds to ensure this is a long term position, but we want to be transparent with all applicants about the financial status of the project and position.

To Apply: ​Send resume and a letter explaining why you are interested in this position to onedcjob@gmail.com

About Homes for All DC & ONE DC:

Homes For All DC (HFA DC) is an emerging regional formation of the national Right to the City (RTTC) Homes For All (HFA) campaign, made up of grassroots, member-led housing justice organizations in the DMV. The…

Details at a glance

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

Benefits

We are offering a benefits package that includes a comprehensive organization paid health insurance plan, personal leave and sick leave. ONE DC is strongly committed to staff development and training. This is an opportunity for an individual to build meaningful relationships with grassroots communities and to be a part of real, concrete social change. People of color, women, LGBTQ and bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are offering a benefits package that includes a comprehensive organization paid health insurance plan, personal leave and sick leave. ONE DC is strongly committed to staff…

Location

Washington, DC

How to Apply

Send resume and a letter explaining why you are interested in this position to onedcjob@gmail.com

Send resume and a letter explaining why you are interested in this position to onedcjob@gmail.com

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