T.R.U.S.T. South LA is a community-based effort to revitalize and stabilize our neighborhoods, where increased property values and rents are pushing many long-term residents out of the northern part of South Central, close to Downtown and USC; while in contrast, decades of disinvestment have left the areas south of MLK Boulevard lacking basic services. Our vision is of South Los Angeles neighborhoods where low-income community residents have power to shape the development of housing, recreation and open space in a manner that promotes economic vitality and healthy environments. T.R.U.S.T. South LA work includes: serving as a steward for community-controlled land; being a catalyst for values-driven, communityserving development; building awareness and community leadership in issues of housing, transportation and recreation; and creating programs and initiatives that encourage community building and economic opportunity. We are legally-structured as a Membership organization, and our grassroots members have majority control over the Board of Directors.
TRUST South LA Lead Organizing Job Description
T.R.U.S.T. South LA’s Lead Organizer position is a management position supervising team of Community Organizers, and serving on the TRUST Management Team, and reports to the Director of Programs & Organizing. We are seeking a mid-level community organizer who will play a critical role in building T.R.U.S.T. South LA's power and influence in our land stewardship and active transportation work - through organizing, leadership development and community-engaging base building programs and campaigns. The Lead Organizer, in partnership with the Director of Programs and Organizing, and working with Comite Leaders, will develop our own programs and campaigns to impact policy and/or to create concrete improvements in the lives of our members and our community; and may also work with strategic allies on various local and City-wide policy campaigns. The ideal candidate has experience managing a team of organizers working across a variety of issues, including active transportation, developing and managing winning campaigns, and has a proven track record of developing community leaders and engaging members in both program events and campaign activities- identifying and maximizing opportunities to link the two approaches. We require someone who is a competent project manager. We seek a candidate who: understands the importance of integrating leadership development into all aspects of program and policy work; will engage and mobilize significant numbers of community members, building a diverse and committed TRUST South LA Membership in the process, with a particular emphasis on members living in TRUST Housing; and will prioritize building deep, durable community capacity to build a deeper progressive social change movement in South Los Angeles and broader.
Additional Desired Qualifications
Salary and Benefits
The Lead Organizer position is a full-time, exempt (salaried) position with full medical/dental benefits for employee and dependents. Salary is based on qualifications and experience. Note: The responsibilities listed above are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
T.R.U.S.T South LA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Interested parties should submit cover letter, resume, salary history and three references* to:
Director of Programs and Organizing
Position will be open until filled.
Review of applications will begin on 6/1/17 (*note: no references will be contacted prior to an interview)