Communities United is looking for an experienced senior level organizer and strategic thinker to serve as our Organizing Director. We seek someone with a proven track record of building strong, engaged grassroots membership who build power to win change. Strong candidates will demonstrate a long-standing commitment to racial, economic and social justice and the elevation of directly impacted and marginalized people in the fight to change policy and politics. We need a visionary to grow our organization, someone who is a compelling mentor and trainer for CU organizers and members and at the same time disciplined about meeting the organizational goals we set.
The Organizer Director has responsibility for Communities United’s organizing program and team. Current base constituencies include tenants, public school parents and people facing the often overlapping stigmas drug use and incarceration.
Work experience: 3-5 years of experience working on community or labor organizing campaigns, including experience directly supervising and training staff and volunteer leaders. Must also have experience with issue organizing in communities of color – preferably in Black communities in Baltimore. Experience developing and overseeing issue campaigns driven by community organizing including campaign planning, accountability, and tracking progress.
Skills: Required Exceptional supervision and coaching skills, including managing staff. Knowledge of community organizing, political education, and movement building. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write and implement training curriculum and organizing tools. Ability to partner and collaborate with the existing organizing team. Ability to work well in a fast paced environment and able to multitask without sacrificing quality. Reliable, consistent, trustworthy, detail-oriented and self-motivated. Preferred Fluency in EveryAction, Google, Office Suite, VAN.
Cultural Competencies: Shares our commitment to integrating racial justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Commitment to leadership development in communities most impacted by injustices we confront. Flexibility, self-awareness, humility, emotional intelligence, and ability to bring creative ideas and a fresh perspective to an evolving organizing program. Experience with Baltimore communities preferred.
Conditions: Ability to work hours exceeding stated office hours to get the job done; ability and willingness to work evening and weekends when necessary. This position is based in Baltimore.
To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “CU Organizing Director” in the subject line.
Communities United is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
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