Application Deadline: February 6th, 2015
FUREE is looking for an experienced community organizer with a solid background in organizing in low-income and working class communities of color and a demonstrated capacity to build grassroots leadership. Our campaigns include organizing against gentrification and for community-led accountable development, building the power of public housing residents to win rights and respect, and civic engagement in low-income and working class communities of color.
FUREE is a multi-racial, women-led membership organization in Brooklyn, New York. FUREE is organizing to build a strong base of low-income women of color to build power to change the system so that all peoples’ work is valued and everyone has the right and means to rise out of poverty. Our guiding principle is that the people who are directly impacted by the policies we are seeking to change should lead the organization.
1) Base Building: The Organizer will recruit members utilizing various methods including one to one meetings, public outreach, etc; maintain recruitment and contact records assess potential members and meet turn out goals to meetings, actions and other organizational activities.
2) Leadership Development: FUREE believes that those who are directly impacted by public policy and practices should lead the organization. The Organizer will identify potential and emerging leaders from our membership, create individual leadership development plans with current and emerging leaders that will build their political framework and community organizing skills including participation in political education. The Organizer will encourage participation and building organizational ownership amongst members.
3) Campaign Development: Build strong, active campaign committees to scale and scope including working with members to lead community mobilization efforts, campaign strategy and research and co-facilitating quarterly power-mapping with leaders to evaluate campaign progress. The Organizer will also be responsible for organizing media work on the campaign including training members on framing, messaging and obtaining media coverage.
Other tasks: Collaborate with other staff and members on organizational activities, events, and meetings; recruiting campaign members to contribute to organizational communications; engage in grassroots fundraising activities; preparing periodic reports of activities and utilizing political, professional and personal development opportunities provided by FUREE.
- 2 or more years of strong community and/or labor organizing experience, preferably with low-income communities and a demonstrated capacity to effectively carry out the above responsibilities
- Two or more years of strong experience of leadership development and political education training facilitation
- A well developed personal framework/theory of social change and a strong commitment to racial and economic justice as well as to FUREE’s mission
- Demonstrated knowledge of Brooklyn or New York City’s political, social and economic climate
- Demonstrated knowledge of accountable development organizing frameworks
- Ability to communicate, motivate and listen to people from all walks of life
- Ability to work independently, as part of team and in coalitions
- Experience with grassroots fundraising
- Strong writing skills including messaging and framing for various audiences
- Ability to work evenings/weekends as necessary
- Computer literate particularly Microsoft Office and data basing application
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
Compensation: This is a part time position with a competitive salary. There are great opportunities for growth, development and leadership.
How to Apply: Send resume, cover letter, salary history and one personal and three professional references to email@example.com or mail to 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Please type “Organizer Search” in the subject heading. In your cover letter, specify why you are interested in this particular job with FUREE.
Women of color, immigrants, differently-abled, and people of color from low-income Brooklyn neighborhoods or other NYC communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
We will respond ONLY to eligible applicants. Please do not call to inquire about application status.
Deadline to apply: February 6th, 2015