Faith-Rooted Organizer

FAITH-ROOTED ORGANIZER

Position Description

The Faith-Rooted Organizer organizes religious and community leaders for economic justice campaigns. 

A Faith-Rooted Organizer (“Organizer”) leads committee work with religious leaders and partners who are prepared to act on behalf of workers, immigrants, and their families. The Organizer will also outreach to new faith leaders to maintain a strong, dynamic and diverse group. The Organizer will engage in regular strategy sessions with campaign partners and religious leaders to shape events, actions and meetings that will further the work of justice in the assigned area(s).

Organizational Background

CLUE is an economic justice advocacy organization that “educates, organizes, and mobilizes the faith community to accompany workers in their struggle for good jobs, dignity, and justice.” Working closely with other advocacy groups, labor unions, religious denominations, and educators, CLUE brings a creative spiritual voice and moral authority to economic justice campaigns. Within our collaborative efforts, we harken back to ancient traditions and to the moral commitments of the faith community to shape conversation and strategy for critical local, state, and federal legislative efforts that seek to transform and improve the lives of working people. Our work includes advocacy surrounding workplace conditions, immigrant rights, restorative justice, affordable housing, racial justice, and any quality of life matters that undermine the economic outcomes of those in the margins. 

Primary Functions

Under the supervision of a Senior Organizer and/or the Interim Program Director, the Organizer will:

  • Educate, organize, and mobilize religious leaders in Los Angeles, with a particular focus on Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica, to allow for accompaniment of workers in our labor partners’ campaigns;
  • Plan and lead monthly committee meetings for Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica ;
  • Work to recruit new leaders to each committee that will allow us to further CLUE campaign goals;
  • Attend networking events and meetings to further both the work of campaigns to which you are assigned as well as the overall profile of CLUE;
  • Recruit and engage CLUE members through community events, email alerts, social media, and other online platforms;
  • Active participation in monthly staff and bi-weekly organizers’ meetings;
  • Build committee membership and develop committee leadership on an ongoing basis; 
  • Coordinate with coalition partners;
  • Work with the CLUE team to coordinate the content and logistics for public events & large-scale mobilizations;
  • Engage in policy work;
  • Participate in Faith Rooted Organizing trainings; 
  • Nurture deep and lasting relationships with faith leaders, committee members, and partners; 
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned and as required by the campaigns

Skills and Qualities 

Organizer must demonstrate a commitment to economic justice, the labor movement,  faith-rooted advocacy, BIPOC communities, and be willing to work non-traditional hours and weekends when necessary. They must be capable of establishing and maintaining deep and numerous relationships, and have a gift for strategic thinking and planning. They must be flexible and open-minded, a motivated self-starter, and able to work independently. The position also calls for excellent reporting skills, as well as strong analytical, written and verbal communications and computer skills. Organizer should have familiarity and confidence interacting in a non-judgmental fashion with various communities of faith, including those with whom they differ, as well as documented experience and strong skills in community organizing, outreach, and engagement. They must have an ever improving track record of leading a team. As an organization serving multiple counties, Organizer must have reasonable flexibility with regard to geographic focus and assignment.

*Driving your own car is required. Spanish fluency is strongly recommended but not mandatory.

Minimum Requirements

  • A demonstrated understanding and commitment to the mission and work of CLUE;
  • A minimum of 2 years of community organizing;
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of people, communities, and cultures;
  • Must be a self started and able to work independently as well as part of a small team;
  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, and Google Workspace;
  • *While we are working remotely right now, the ideal candidate is located in Southern California;

Salary Range

Starting salary for this position is $49,920. Benefits include paid vacation and sick time, health insurance, retirement, and employer paid time off over the holidays.

Application instructions:

Please send cover letter and resume to Michelle Seyler at [email protected]. Applications are due by October 22nd at 5pm. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

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