Base Building Organizer (Full-time)
Communities United is a grassroots, membership organization of low to moderate income individuals and families in Maryland. Our mission is leadership development and community organizing that builds power to win transformative change for social, economic, and racial justice. Our current organizing-model focuses on ex-offender enfranchisement and quality of life, expansion of sustainable public community schools, effective approaches to drug use that reduce harm and support recovery, reducing violence, defunding police to refund communities, promoting trauma-informed policies and resilience, and confronting inhumane housing conditions facing low-income residents in Baltimore and beyond.
In recent years, CU led campaigns that expanded voting rights to all citizens released from prison in Maryland and won increased funding to expand community schools and universal rental licensing in Baltimore. We also organized women in public housing to bring a successful civil suit to redress sexual abuse at the hands of maintenence men, And CU helped launch and lead collaborations in West Baltimore seeking to heal trauma and end violence.
The Base-building Organizer supports the work of several ongoing campaigns and our Youth Leadership Organizing Academy. Campaigns may vary from year-to-year and may change based on grant priorities and opportunities. The Base-building organizer will work in three areas that will support the organization’s mission to be community-centered and intergenerational. Including, but not limited to, the daily planning and execution of our #Defund2Refund campaign which demands the city of Baltimore reduce police spending by 25% and reallocate operational funds to support other areas of need; and the daily planning and execution of our Youth Organizing Leadership Academy which teaches organizing methods, life skills, and political education to youths; and general basebuilidng which directly supports the overall work of Communities United.
Job Title: Base Building Organizer
Location: Baltimore City
CU organizers are responsible for engagement, activation, development and retention of members, developing a team of leaders and executing issue and/or infrastructure building campaigns. Organizer responsibilities include:
Base building 50%
To be successful, organizers must have commitment to social, racial and economic justice and believe that those directly affected by issues of injustice must be at the forefront of efforts to change them. Organizing is a practice, and success requires dedication to all aspects of it to be successful – recruitment, leadership development, mobilization and reflection. Qualified candidates will have:
Salary & Benefits
Base: $42,500-$45,000 annually (room for negotiation with experienced applicants.)
Employer Paid Health-care benefits
Paid Time Off
Amazing Staff to work with
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