The Community Organizer has the responsibility for cultivating relationships with individuals of good will, like-minded local social justice organizations and members of diverse faith congregations across the area. The community organizer works with a local community organizing team and with congregation social justice teams teaching them community-organizing skills and supporting them to conduct successful issue campaigns on the local, state and potentially national levels.
Specifically, the Lehigh Valley Community Organizer will be responsible for maximizing the involvement of the local communities of Allentown and throughout the Lehigh Valley area organizing team and 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 the local community organizing team and the assigned congregations to play active roles in POWER’s main campaigns: school funding equity, living wage/minimum wage increase, criminal justice reform, 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, racial 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, awareness of personal and societal racism, and demonstrable experience in bringing people together to win campaign victories. Strong written and verbal skills are required; fluency in Spanish is a plus.
This position is located in the Allentown/Lehigh Valley Area. Strong candidates will have an established network in this geographical area. It is full time with significant evening and weekend work. Reliable access to a vehicle is a must.
Benefits: Health care-plan for employee after 90 days of employment including dental and vision. Retirement plan (matching plan by employer). Life insurance and professional development.
Email the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Lehigh Valley Community Organizer Position”