Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) Seeks Community Organizer (Land Use) (NYC)

Good Old Lower East Side is a community based organization dedicated to keeping people in their homes and community since 1977. GOLES works to build the power of low-income residents through housing and economic justice organizing campaigns, community education, and direct services counseling. We are seeking an experienced organizer to work as part of a team to build power among low-income residents, promote the preservation and development of affordable housing and community involvement in decision making around land-use issues.

Specific responsibilities/duties:

  • Organize and support members with developing and implementing campaigns that address preservation, community benefits, large-scale development projects and land use changes on the Lower East Side.
  • Support and coordinate regular meetings with the Land Use Committee
  • Provide members with educational resources for community participation in land use processes, (e.g. EIS, ULURP)
  • Facilitate leadership development and political education training to members
  • Coordinate community education meetings and events
  • Engage in base-building and membership recruitment strategies
  • Work on special projects and campaigns as needed
  • Coordinate and work in coalition with other community organizations, institutions and elected officials on community planning campaigns
  • Work in team capacity to support and advance overall organizational mission
  • Maintain & manage member records in database
  • Maintain requisite reporting for funding sources

Qualified candidates will:

  • Be committed to social, racial, and economic justice
  • Have the ability to speak Spanish (preferred)
  • Have 3 or more years experience organizing with low-income populations and communities of color
  • Have a strong familiarity with urban planning (preferred).
  • Be able to engage in street and door to door outreach.
  • Have excellent organizational and interpersonal, writing, and computer skills.
  • Be able to work under deadline pressure in fast paced office setting.
  • Be able to work evenings and weekends, bilingual in Spanish preferred

Additional Application Instructions

E-mail resume and cover letter to info@goles.org. Due to the high volume of inquiries, GOLES will respond only to eligible applicants who send all requested documents. Please do not call or e-mail to inquire about your application status.

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