Communities United For Action is hiring a community organizer who can build a team to work for racial and economic justice in Hamilton County.
We are accepting resumes now. See job posting below to apply for a career that makes a real difference in our community.
Position Description: The Community Organizer will work as part of the organizing team to grow our membership and to develop direct-action campaigns to help ordinary citizens gain a voice about issues they care about. By working together strategically, Communities United For Action will train people to be leaders in their community and to influence public policy and business practices.
- Recruit and train new CUFA members who are concerned about issues impacting their lives.
- Work with CUFA members to create a team that will advance CUFA’s campaigns related to these issues.
- Recruit new CUFA members by developing relationships with groups, attending community meetings, doorknocking or phone banking, and using social media.
- Conduct one-on-one meetings with CUFA members in their homes when possible in order to mobilize them by agitating them about issues they care about.
- Convene leadership meetings with small groups of CUFA members to plan action steps and determine the best way to address the concerns of CUFA members together.
- Assist CUFA leaders in implementing their action steps. This includes training leaders to sponsor public meetings with decision-makers, coaching them to give testimony at public meetings, and helping them develop direct action campaigns. Organizer’s responsibilities could include, but are not limited to: making and distributing fliers and eblasts, visiting members to remind them to recruit people for meetings, sending e-mail and Facebook blasts, making reminder follow-up phone calls, and giving rides to CUFA members.
- Assist CUFA issue teams to understand the local and statewide organizations that are working for and against the issues CUFA members are concerned about.
- Work with organizing team to plan and write e-mail blasts, Facebook and website posts; explore using other social media as appropriate.
- Maintain CUFA database to keep track of who attended meetings and to put members on contact lists for future meetings.
- Write and submit grant reports.
Qualifications: Previous experience working with a community organization required, at least 2 years preferred. Must be able to work as part of a socioeconomically diverse team. Excellent leadership skills and time management. Must have experience working in low-income communities. Computer skills including expertise in social media required. Experience with decision making, prioritizing and managing details. Ability to function with limited supervision. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including weeknights and one Saturday per month. Must be able to travel for training. Must have your own car.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to doorknock including walking 1-3 miles. Must be able to walk up steps during doorknocking. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds. Must be able to type on a computer.
Compensation: $35,000-$40,000 per year, depending on experience. Generous vacation and health insurance package.
To Apply: Submit a resume outlining the qualifications above to:
Communities United For Action
1814 Dreman Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45223