Deadline: Friday, April 21st, 2017
Position: Part-time Santa Monica-based Faith-Rooted Community Organizer (Currently funded through December 2017)
CLUE, a nonprofit economic justice advocacy organization, educates, organizes, and mobilizes clergy and other faith leaders to accompany the working poor of Los Angeles and Orange County in their struggle for good jobs, dignity, and justice. Working closely with other advocacy groups, labor unions, religious denominations, and educators, CLUE plays a unique role in the fight for Economic Justice by bringing a creative spiritual voice and moral authority to economic justice campaigns. Within our collaborative efforts, we hearken 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. For more information about the breadth of our work, please consult our website: www.cluejustice.org.
Current Position Description
CLUE seeks a part-time Faith-Rooted Organizer to join our team who will lead an existing committee of faith leaders in Santa Monica who are prepared to act on behalf of workers 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 City. CLUE’s main office is near downtown Los Angeles; the Organizer will travel between Los Angeles and Santa Monica.
Under the supervision of the Senior Organizer at first, the Organizer will:
- Lead efforts for faith community outreach, recruitment and education;
- Aggressively build committee membership and develop committee leadership on an ongoing basis;
- Plan and lead monthly committee meetings;
- Coordinate with coalition partners;
- Coordinate the content and logistics for public events & large-scale mobilizations
- Engage in policy work; and
- Work cooperatively and creatively with other members of the CLUE team on various projects that may fall outside the organizer’s primary work.
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to economic justice and the labor movement, and be willing to work non-traditional hours and weekends when necessary- even during religious holidays. 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. Applicant should have familiarity with various communities of faith, as well as documented experience and strong skills in community organizing, outreach, and engagement. They must have a proven track record of leading a team.
*Driving your own car required. Spanish fluency is strongly recommended but not mandatory.
Salary Dependent on Experience
Only applicants under consideration will be contacted to interview. E-mail cover letter, résumé, and references to Gabriella Rosco (firstname.lastname@example.org,) subject line: “Partl-time Organizer Applicant.” No phone calls please.
CLUE is an Equal-Opportunity Employer. All people, regardless of gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, class, religious observance level, or other categories, are encouraged to apply.