The New Britain Racial Justice Coalition seeks to fill a grant-funded community organizer position in our organization. NBRJC is a grassroots organization dedicated to fighting for racial justice in the New Britain area. We are looking for a passionate and dedicated person to help us further our organizational mission. The community organizer will be responsible for helping us grow and mobilize our membership and the New Britain community. The first month of this position will be dedicated to paid training on our community organizing strategies.
The ideal candidate should be willing to learn a lot in a short amount of time. We are willing to train a self-motivated and responsible candidate. Must be extremely comfortable working directly with marginalized communities. A majority of the work for this position is organizing work. That means coordinating with community partners, mobilizing people for events and speaking to community members about sensitive issues. Additionally, the organizer will be trained in grant writing and will be expected to write grants for the organization.
- Write and submit grants for the organization
- Conduct community outreach and mobilization through phone banking, text banking and doorknocking
- Help develop basic graphics, posters and other informational material for our campaigns.
- Organize and Maintain organizing data and statistics.
- Coordinate with statewide partners and mobilize local partners for statewide campaigns.
- Facilitate new member orientations to provide opportunities for new members to discuss internal operational issues, learn about the political process, discuss current events impacting the community, and identify upcoming advocacy and organizing opportunities
- Regularly recruit and manage volunteers and interns for our programming.
- Develop and maintain positive working relationships, and build coalitions with resident groups, community- based organizations, and neighborhood and citywide stakeholders
- Assist in campaign strategy, planning, assessment and implementation. Help to coordinate and organize community mobilizations when needed
- Actively participate in relevant community initiatives related to our campaigns
Skills, Abilities and Qualifications
- Familiarity with the social and political climate in New Britain
- 2 years previous experience working as a community organizer with low-income people preferred.
- No degree required
- Outgoing personality and ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds.
- Excellent organizational skills with ability to manage diverse projects simultaneously.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and self-motivation.
- Positive, proactive and personable team player.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
- Comfort with social media and digital communication including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
- Basic graphic design skills preferred.
- Special interest in building power among low-income people of color to fight for social, economic and racial justice.
- Fluency in Arabic or Spanish desirable
- Access to Internet and a Computer with Webcam and Microphone Functions
Reports to: Board President & Vice President
Hours: 30-40 Hours
Salary: $43,000 – $47,000 a year
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