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Community Organizer

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LA Voice
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Los Angeles County, CA

LA Voice


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Published 10 days ago

$40,000 - $60,000Salary is competitive and based on experience

Organization:

LA Voice believes all people have power and a voice. Every day we amplify that power by uniting diverse faith voices and equipping grassroots leaders to organize for what their communities need, winning systemic changes that improve the lives of all county residents. We are an interfaith, multi-racial, multi-cultural organization of 70 faith and spiritual communities that represent more than 50,000 families in Los Angeles County. (See our Facebook page L.A. Voice or website www.lavoice.org). Our core strategic values are: exponential growth of grassroots leadership; bridging to belong across differences; and confrontation with power for social transformation leading to racial equity and inclusion.

Our diverse and experienced team works with communities across the county to create a Los Angeles with racial equity and abundant life for all.

LA Voice is a member of Faith in Action (formerly PICO National Network), the largest grassroots spiritual and congregational organizing network in the U.S. and a member of PICO California, an effective, highly respected grassroots organization playing a significant role to turn the tide toward inclusion and equity and create a true state of belonging.

Position Summary:

LA Voice is seeking a full-time community organizer to support and develop spiritually-centered grassroots leadership and power in Los Angeles County. Candidates should have a passion and track record of doing justice and supporting grassroots leaders in building power for change. The ideal candidate will have experience and training in community organizing; effective communication skills relevant to the communities we organize; emotional intelligence; comfort or fluency in multiple ethnic and religious communities; a passion for people’s leadership and spiritual growth; a track record of developing other people’s leadership; and clarity that undoing racism is central to the struggle for our shared future. This is an amazing opportunity to be a part of a diverse and growing organization and team that is creating positive, systemic change in Los Angeles and California.

 

Essential Functions (to Include, but not limited to):

  • Build relationships with congregational leaders across a wide geography
  • Organize five to seven local organizing committees at partner or member congregations
  • Recruit new congregations and build relationships with clergy and grassroots leaders, supporting them to grow and strengthen organizing committees/ministries
  • Develop and conduct training on effective community organizing: research meetings, team building, turnout, power analysis, voter engagement, coalitions, structural racism, storytelling, one-to- ones, etc.
  • Train and support grassroots leaders in LA Voice collective campaign work, including preparing leaders for visits to advocate with elected officials, gathering signatures, and turning out their friends and family for actions, press conferences, etc.

Qualifications Required:

  • Minimum one year professional or volunteer experience in community organizing or related social change field
  • Ability to work with diverse religious, racial, and geographic communities
  • Self-motivated, self-disciplined and flexible; able to work independently and on a team
  • Group facilitation skills; experience nurturing, managing, and guiding a team of people
  • Facility working with clergy and people of faith, in traditional and non-traditional spaces
  • Cultural competence and emotional intelligence to support and nurture a culture of belonging in multi-racial and interfaith spaces
  • Effective interpersonal and relational skills
  • Able to prioritize and set goals, and to design work plans with support from fellow staff

Other Possible Qualifications:

  • Familiarity and experience working on issues of housing, criminal justice or immigration
  • Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese or other Asian language
  • Experience doing integrated voter engagement work, including canvassing, phone banking, and using PDI
  • Experience organizing with people who have been incarcerated, people without immigration documents, or people experiencing homelessness/housing displacement/severe rent burden
  • Life experience with incarceration, being without immigration documents, or homelessness/housing displacement/severe rent burden
  • Bachelor’s degree, or other college level coursework

Organization:

LA Voice believes all people have power and a voice. Every day we amplify that power by uniting diverse faith voices and equipping grassroots leaders to organize for what their communities need, winning systemic changes that…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Benefits include a comprehensive health plan.

Benefits include a comprehensive health plan.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Los Angeles County, CA

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Instructions:

LA Voice is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.

Application Procedure:

All applicants must apply for this position online via organizingcareers.org or go to http://bit.ly/lavcommunityorganizer. Please have the following documents ready to upload to your online application:

  1.  An electronic file of your resume (preferably in PDF format)  
  2. A cover letter stating why this is a fit for you and for LA Voice

If you need assistance or experience any technical difficulties with your online application, please contact careers@faithinaction.org. Resumes will not be accepted via this email address. You may encounter difficulties if using Google Chrome as your browser. If so, please try another browser.

 

Application/Hiring Deadline:

  • Applications and interviews will occur on a rolling basis.


FAITH IN ACTION provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, FAITH IN ACTION complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

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