Community Organizer – Housing
|Job Sectors:||Community Improvement|
ERASE Racism is seeking a full-time Organizer to educate and mobilize residents and other organizations to support projects, proposals, and policies that increase affordable housing on Long Island; especially, housing that challenges racial segregation and discrimination.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter, who is passionate about social justice causes, effective in dealing with public policy, and a superior writer and communicator, creative thinker and strategist, and tech-savvy activist. This candidate would have strong leadership skills and experience with campaigns and/or grassroots organizing. Knowledge and passion regarding racial/social justice, and some knowledge of fair and/or affordable housing in general, Long Island’s development, and resulting discrimination, segregation, and inequity; the current housing landscape; and challenges to realizing affordable housing. Comfort with databases including Salesforce is a plus. Ability to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Survey Monkey. Live polling and Mailchimp are a plus.
We do not seek a canvasser. We seek an organizer who will utilize education and leadership development to help create and support local groups of allies in various communities who can advocate for equitable local housing policies and projects. The organizer will also help organize and support regional coalitions to work on state-level legislative and policy changes.
SALARY RANGE: $50,000 – $60,000 plus benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, holiday/vacation/sick leave, and travel reimbursement.
Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected. Our intention is for the successful candidate to begin work as soon as possible in September.
We have provided an expansive job description, which can be found here, http://www.eraseracismny.org/about-us/job-opportunities, and, unfortunately, we are unable to accept telephone or email inquiries. Only candidates who complete the application process, in full, as described below will receive consideration.
Applicants should forward a cover letter that (a) persuasively connects their work experience with this position, (b) which also includes their most recent salary for the most relevant position and (c) indicates their salary expectations for this position. A $60,000 salary is appropriate for a candidate who has substantial, relevant work experience and who requires limited supervision. Also, include your resume.
Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected] and include Community Organizer – Housing in the Subject line of your email.
- 6800 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 109W
- Syosset, NY 11791
- Phone: 516-921-4863