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LA Voice

Community Organizer

Employment type
Full Time
Posted
2 months ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

Organization:

 

We believe a better LA County-- a better world-- is possible, but it won’t be easy. At LA Voice we say “yes” to wholeness and justice in the face of division, disintegration, and systems that dehumanize us while granting a storehouse of wealth and privilege to a few. Yes to kinship. Yes to belonging. Yes to our power to bring about change through nonviolent means. Yes to community.

 

Are you meant to bring your leadership to do this work through LA Voice?

 

LA Voice believes all people have power and a voice. Every day we amplify that power by uniting diverse faith voices and equipping grassroots leaders to stand-up for what their communities need, winning systems changes that improve the lives of Angelenos. We are an interfaith, multi-racial, multi-lingual organization of 55 churches, synagogues, and mosques that represent more than 50,000 families in Los Angeles County. (See our Facebook page L.A. Voice or website www.lavoice.org).

 

LA Voice is a member of PICO National Network (soon to be Faith in Action), the largest grassroots spiritual and

congregational organizing network in the U.S.

 

Position Summary:

LA Voice is seeking a full-time community organizer to support and develop spiritually-centered grassroots leadership and power in Los Angeles County. Candidates should have a passion and track record of doing justice and supporting grassroots leaders in building power for change. The ideal candidate will have experience and training in community organizing; effective communication skills relevant to the communities we organize; emotional intelligence; comfort or fluency in multiple ethnic and religious communities; a passion for people’s leadership and spiritual growth; a track record of developing other people’s leadership; clarity that undoing racism is central to the struggle for our shared future. This is an amazing opportunity to be a part of a diverse and growing organization and team that is creating positive, systemic change in Los Angeles and California.

 

Essential Functions (to include, but not limited to):

  • Build relationships with congregational leaders across a wide geography
  • Organize five to seven local organizing committees at partner or member congregations
  • Recruit new congregations and build relationships with clergy and grassroots leaders, supporting them to grow and strengthen “prophetic ministries of resistance”
  • Develop and conduct training on effective community organizing: research meetings, team building, turnout, power analysis, voter engagement, coalitions, structural racism, storytelling, one-to- ones, etc.
  • Train and support grassroots leaders in LA Voice collective campaign work, including preparing leaders for visits to advocate with elected officials, gathering signatures, and turning out their friends and family for actions, press conferences, etc.
  • Participate in and support leader participation in PICO California and national network strategies

 

Qualifications Required:

  • Minimum one year professional or volunteer experience in community organizing or related social change field
  • Ability to work with diverse religious, racial, and geographic communities
  • Self-motivated, self-disciplined and flexible; able to work independently and on a team
  • Group facilitation skills; experience nurturing, managing, and guiding a team of people
  • Facility working with clergy and people of faith, in traditional and non-traditional spaces
  • Cultural competence and emotional intelligence to support and nurture a culture of belonging in multi-racial and interfaith spaces
  • Effective interpersonal and relational skills
  • Able to prioritize and set goals, and to design work plans with support from fellow staff
  • Love people!
  • Desire to grow spiritually, in a way that is meaningful to you

 

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Familiarity and experience working on issues of housing, criminal justice or immigration
  • Fluency in Spanish or Mandarin Chinese
  • Experience doing integrated voter engagement work, including canvassing, phone banking, and using PDI
  • Experience organizing with people who have been incarcerated, or life experience with incarceration
  • Experience organizing with people without immigration documents, or life experience with immigration
  • Experience organizing with people experiencing homelessness, or life experience with homelessness
  • B.A. or Masters degree

 

Compensation and Benefits:

  • This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the lead organizer.
  • The job includes regular evening work and some weekend work.
  • Salary is very competitive and based on experience.
  • Benefits include a comprehensive health plan.
     

To be considered for employment, candidate must possess a valid CA Driver’s License, current automobile insurance, and consistent and reliable transportation.

 

LA Voice is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or

veteran status.

To apply

All applicants must apply for this position online(Click the “Apply for this Position” ) 

Please have the following two (2) documents ready to upload to your online application:

  1. An electronic file of your resume (preferably a PDF) including 3 professional references.
  2. A cover letter stating why this is a fit for you and for LA Voice.
     

If you need assistance or experience any technical difficulties with your online application, please contact [email protected] Resumes will not be accepted via this email address. You may encounter difficulties if using Google Chrome as your browser. If so,please try another browser.

Application/Hiring Deadline: 

Applications and interviews will occur on a rolling basis.

PICO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.