The Community Organizer is responsible for cultivating relationships with members of diverse faith congregations across West and Southwest Philadelphia, teaching them community-organizing skills and supporting them to conduct successful issue campaigns on the local, state and potentially national levels.
Specifically, the Community Organizer will be responsible for maximizing the involvement of members of a set of congregations that belong to POWER through ongoing relationship building, leadership training, coaching and mobilization for meetings, events, and actions. The Community Organizer will – at the direction of the Director of Organizing – work towards specific goals for getting their assigned congregations to develop a local campaign and to play active roles in POWER’s city/statewide campaigns: school funding equity, fighting for living wages, ending mass incarceration, voter turnout – as well as other potential or related campaigns that POWER is involved with.
POWER has a strong learning culture and places a high priority on personal learning, race and class awareness and analysis, and relationship building. The ideal candidate would have a passion for justice, strong relational skills, a strong sense of their own faith values, a capacity to build bridges across multiple cultures, and demonstrable experience in bringing people together to win campaign victories. Strong written and verbal skills are required; fluency in Spanish is a plus.
POWER is currently seeking a community organizer for West and Southwest Philadelphia. This position covers the geographies of West Philadelphia and Southwest Philadelphia, reports to the Director of Organizing of Philadelphia, and works with the Philadelphia team.
This position is full-time with significant evening and weekend work. Starting salary is competitive, depending on experience; benefits include excellent health plan and retirement plan.
POWER is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its staff, and offers a competitive salary and generous benefits. Join the POWER family to advance social justice and improve the lives of millions. Apply Today!
Salary & Benefits:
Compensation and Benefits
Salary: Starting salary is $50,000-$55,000, commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Life and Health care plan for employee including dental and vision. Retirement plan (matching plan by employer) after one year of employment.
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