Community Organizer

Overview:

Title: Community Organizer

Reports to: Policy Manager

Schedule Type: Full-time (Exempt, Full-time)

Location: Office located in Anaheim, CA. Requires travel throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Salary: $58,240

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop organizing campaigns around key advocacy and civil rights issues
  • Represent CAIR-LA in coalition meetings and work collaboratively on joint efforts with community organizations and coalition partners
  • Develop strategic partnerships with community-based organizations working in diverse communities in Southern California
  • Speak publicly on behalf of CAIR-LA at rallies, townhall sand mosque events
  • Develop, conduct, and widely publicize Know Your Rights trainings that promote grassrootsleadership,strategicissuecampaigns,organizing,andcoalitionbuildingonpriorityissueareas
  • Galvanize support of community organizations, public officials, law enforcement officers, faithleaders,businessleaders,donors,andnewanddiversecommunitiesfor organizing campaigns
  • Work collaboratively with grassroots leaders, allies, and CAIR-LA advocacy team to execute large and effective community actions (public hearings, protests, vigils,)
  • Identify, cultivate, and develop strong community leaders who will lead campaigns that pursue CAIR-LA’s advocacy and civil rights priorities
  • Identify, recruit, and train volunteers to participate in civil liberties and social justice campaigns and programs
  • Coordinate and execute Voter Registration, GOTV and Ballot Initiative campaigns in affiliate areas
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four years of experience in base building, membership
  • Experience in community organizing
  • Experienceinbasebuilding,volunteerrecruitment,andleadershipandstrategydevelopment
  • Passion for CAIR’s mission and values
  • Stronginterpersonal,facilitation,organizing,andcommunicationskills
  • Ballot initiative or electoral campaign experience highly preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-directed individual, strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple ongoing initiatives
  • Familiarity,knowledgeandexperienceworkingwiththeAmericanMuslimcommunity
  • Work experience with a non-profit organization or in a related field
  • Willingness and flexibility to change job requirements as the team grows
  • Valid automobile driver’s license and working vehicle required; this position will involve extensive travel throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area. Must be able to accommodate a variable work schedule including nights and weekends.

OTHER:

  • Evenings and weekends required.

BENEFITS:

  • Fully paid Kaiser Health Insurance and Blue Cross PPO Dental Plan for employee and dependents
  • Paid time off for incoming staff includes: 12 Paid vacation days, 10 holidays, and 10 sick days
  • IRA matching program
  • Professional development budget

CAIR-CA is an equal opportunity employer.

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