Community Organizer

Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless
Pawtucket, RI
Salary: 42,500 – 47,500
Start Date: ASAP
Full Time, Permanent

Job Description

Position Title: Community Organizer

Supervised By: Kristina Contreras Fox, Senior Policy Analyst

Position Type: Full time; Exempt, weekdays with some evenings/weekends

Position Period: 12 months (grant-funded, with the possibility of extension)

Salary: $42,500 – $47,500 annually or commensurate with experience, plus benefits (health insurance, 401k, life insurance, etc.)

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Community Organizing Leadership

Responsible for the overall day-to-day community organizing, networking, and constituent/activist mobilization.
Develops and implements strategic outreach plans and approaches to building support for legislative/advocacy priorities.
Build positive working relationships with grassroots stakeholders and community partners.
Develop and carry out outreach and recruitment strategies.
Coordinate and conduct door-to-door, community canvassing, and phone outreach to reach new partners and maintain relationships.
Plan and execute both in-person and virtual community events to educate and grow grassroots support for policy and legislative priorities.
Help manage our advocacy platform, OneClick Politics, which includes creating and sending call-to-action emails, other communications.
Assist with research related to policy and legislative work.
Attend training and meetings related to policy and legislative work.
Work with the communications and fundraising teams to advance advocacy work and coordinate.
Participate in fundraising committees and serve as liaison to elective officials for major events and fundraising campaigns.

Legislative Advocacy and Meeting Coordination

Coordinates and schedules meetings with legislators and legislative staffers in support of legislative and policy agenda.
Invite and help prepare coalition partners and activists with lived expertise for legislative meetings.
Coordinate meeting logistics, including calendar invites and virtual meeting platforms. Assist with agenda, minutes, and follow-up tracking.
Monitor General Assembly activity, including committee and floor calendars.

Leadership Development

Facilitate relationships between constituents, partners, and supporters to foster shared ownership and responsibility for the Coalition’s work.
Build community understanding of issues and policies deeply impacting those facing housing instability and homelessness.
Develop and conduct workshops, meetings, trainings, and strategy sessions that engage partners as critical thinkers, change agents, and unified members working toward common goals.
Support the ongoing development of “Movement Leaders” through coaching, reflection, and capacity building.
Train constituents, volunteers, and supporters to participate in and/or lead campaign and coalition/movement building activities.

Other Duties as Assigned

Required Qualifications:

3+ years experience in public policy, community organizing, campaign work, or equivalent work experience.
Baccalaureate degree in social work, sociology, public administration, related field, or equivalent working experience.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, other similar tools), social media platforms, and other web-based tools.
Demonstrated experience in public speaking and training.
Exceptional organizational skills, multi-tasking abilities and attention to detail.
Effective communicator and facilitator, with a demonstrated ability to build and maintain productive professional relationships.
Demonstrated experience working successfully with diverse populations.
Familiarity with Rhode Island legislative process and politics.
Passion about social justice and knowledgeable on the issues of homelessness, poverty, affordable housing, and other related issues.
Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and appropriate vehicle insurance.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual speaker (Spanish).
Experience producing or managing volunteer events end educational workshops.
Master’s degree in social work, sociology, public administration, related field.
Lived experience of homelessness, domestic violence, or housing instability.
Passion for ending homelessness and housing first principles.
Love of food, sense of humor, and inquisitive nature!

Amended: 5/4/2021

How to Apply

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Please do not email resumes.