UPROSE Seeks Community Organizer (NYC)

Position: Community Organizer

Founded in 1966, UPROSE is Brooklyn’s oldest Latino community-based organization. In 1996 our mission shifted to organizing, advocacy and developing intergenerational indigenous leadership through activism. In reaching these goals, our primary efforts focus on sustainable development, and environmental and social justice.

Position Summary:

• Work closely with Executive Director to develop strategies for UPROSE’s environmental, climate and social justice programs, projects, and campaigns • Coordinate and conduct organizing events (develop outreach materials, manage data base contact information, conduct door to door outreach and expand UPROSE’s base) • Plan informational sessions on key environmental and social justice issues • Work with UPROSE’s members to identify issues that are important to them. • Hold planning meetings with members to develop action strategies and plans for winning on issues and achieving goals. • Help carry out media strategies to raise awareness about issues and build support for our organizing. • Assist with fundraising, grant writing and reporting. • Other community organizing responsibilities as necessary

Additional Qualifications:

• Three to five years organizing experience • Excellent written/oral communications skills • Commitment to environmental justice and social justice issues and UPROSE’s mission Knowledge of environmental and social justice issues affecting communities of color and low income communities • Ability to work collaboratively • Experience promoting issues and policy objectives • Spanish/English preferred Candidate Must:

• Be someone with initiative, self- confidence, energy, and entrepreneurial skills, who enjoys working as a team player but also has the capability to work independently and as a self-starter. • Be a personable, positive, and social individual, with integrity and a sense of humor • Be very well organized, willing to work diligently and with the flexibility necessary to balance the many challenges inherent in a changing and growing organization.

HOW TO APPLY

PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Please submit cover letter, resume, three references to: Selection Committee UPROSE 166A 22nd Street Brooklyn, NY 11232 Or email us at employment@uprose.org. Please Do not call Salary: Commensurate with experience

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL:

Professional

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:

4-year degree

BENEFITS

health, eye & dental

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

English, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

None specified

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

No requirement

HOW TO APPLY

employment@uprose.org
http://uprose.org

employment@uprose.org

http://uprose.org

To apply, please send the following:

•  Resume

•  Cover letter which includes: the reasons why you want to join UPROSE, a summary of the skills and experiences you will bring to the role, and name and contact details of three references indicating the capacity in which they know you..

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted and position will be open until it is filled. Please send your applications to employment@uprose.org on subject line please put: Organizer

People of color, indigenous people, women, queer folks, trans and gender non-conforming people, and differently abled people strongly encouraged to apply.

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