ELECTIONS COME & GO, THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE NEVER STOPS: COME JOIN EAST BROOKLYN CONGREGATIONS-METRO I.A.F. AS A FULL TIME ORGANIZER
- Job posted by East Brooklyn Congregations
Details: $4000-4500 per month w/limited experience; more with more
551 Vandalia Avenue
THERE ARE A LOT OF SMART & DEDICATED PEOPLE WORKING ON CAMPAIGNS RIGHT NOW & WE WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT FULL-TIME PAID ORGANIZING WITH EAST BROOKLYN CONGREGATIONS-METRO I.A.F. IN NEW YORK & BEYOND.
The leaders and organizers of the East Brooklyn Congregations & Metro Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) build independent citizen-run organizations whose primary purpose is building power that lasts. Metro IAF organizations are made up of people from all races and classes and focus on productive improvements in the public arena that make life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness everyday realities. We construct homes, reduce crime, improve schools, create wealth and re-generate communities. We don’t fit into any ideological category or cartoon – left or right, progressive or conservative. Metro IAF (www.metro-iaf-ny.org or @metroiafny) has seven affiliates in the New York metropolitan area: East Brooklyn Congregations; Manhattan Together; South Bronx Churches; Empower Queens United in Action and Leadership; Long Island Congregations, Associations and Neighborhoods; Westchester United; and New Jersey Together.
We are looking for three additional organizers who would have the ability and energy to build organizing teams of leaders in member institutions, identify local leaders and issues for action, and undertake local actions that address community concerns.
COMPENSATION & SUPERVISION:
IAF believes organizing should be a vocation, not a job. Organizer salaries are competitive and include health/dental care and paid vacation.
In the early try-out phase of three months, for people with little or no previous experience, a salary of $4,000 per month is normal. Salaries can increase may increase if the person does well and is offered a one-year commitment.
For people with experience, the starting salary is higher and the ability to advance can be more rapid. Contributions towards a retirement plan are available after one year of employment.
We believe strongly in training and mentoring. Each organizer is mentored by an experienced Metro IAF Lead Organizer and receives on-going training from Metro IAF National staff..
Level of Language Proficiency
English is required; conversational or fluent Spanish is very desired.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
HOW TO APPLY TO BECOME AN ORGANIZER WITH EAST BROOKLYN CONGREGATIONS-METRO I.A.F.
Send cover letter & resume to email@example.com.
Following the review of your resume & cover later, the following steps maybe taken:
#1 Phone call conversation between lead organizer and organizer candidate
#2 Face-to-face individual meeting between lead organizer and organizer candidate
#3 Shadowing for 1/2 - 1 full day between candidate and lead organizer and/or associate organizer
#4 Meetings between leaders of organization and organizer candidate
#5 Evaluation and decision
This entire process may take 3-4 weeks to complete based upon the scheduling availability of the organizer candidate and the lead organizer and/or leaders. Please do not hesitate to be persistent and follow up.
Any candidates -- regardless of experience -- that are offered a position are given a 90-day "tryout." The main focus and evaluation of a successful tryout is the ability to successfully complete at least 20-25 individual meetings a week with leaders or potential leaders. At the end of a tryout, a 1-year contract maybe offered.
To learn more about how we think about organizing and our work, read Going Public by Michael Gecan.