Orange County Faith-Rooted Organizer

Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice

Seeks a Full-Time ORANGE COUNTY-BASED FAITH-ROOTED ORGANIZER to a fill a short term position, beginning mid-March through December 31, 2019, with the possibility of annual renewal

Applications Accepted Until March 19, 2019 – 5:30pm

Organizational Background CLUE, a nonprofit economic justice advocacy organization, educates, organizes, and mobilizes clergy and other faith leaders to accompany the workers poor of Los Angeles and Orange County in our collective 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 Job Description CLUE seeks a full-time Faith-Rooted Organizer to join our team who will bring clergy and lay leaders from throughout Orange County into our work by developing a strong committee of faith-rooted activists prepared to act on behalf of workers and their families. The Organizer, part of the Orange County team, will engage in regular strategy sessions with campaign partners and religious leaders. CLUE’s main office is near downtown Los Angeles; the Organizer will travel frequently with his/her OC team to Los Angeles.

Responsibilities

  • Committed to the principles, mission and vision of CLUE
  • Work flexible hours and weekends when necessary
  • Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice and the labor movement
  • Ability to work with diverse people communities, and cultures
  • Ability to plan and manage work effectively.
  • Support the financial development of CLUE, such as fundraising support and grant-writing
  • Lead efforts for inter-faith community outreach, recruitment and education;
  • Strategically build community committees and empower new committee leaders on an ongoing basis
  • Coordinate with coalition partners
  • Coordinate the content and logistics for public events & large-scale mobilizations
  • Work cooperatively and creatively with other members of the CLUE team on various projects assigned by senior staff that may fall outside the organizer’s primary work
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing

Experience and Qualifications

  • Graduate of CLUE’s Young Religious Leader Fellows (YRLF), or other equivalent organizer-training program, or equivalent experience in community organizing
  • Documented experience and strong skills in community organizing, outreach, and engagement skills
  • Demonstrated successful record as a team leader.
  • Access to reliable transportation and valid driver’s license – driving your own car required.
  • Must be capable of establishing and maintaining deep and numerous relationships and have a gift for strategic thinking and planning.
  • Must be flexible and responsive, a motivated self-starter able to work independently, and possess excellent reporting skills
  • Excellent analytical, written, verbal, communications
  • Applicant must have familiarity with various communities of faith,
  • Basic computer literacy and ability to learn the organization’s technology tools
  • Spanish fluency is strongly recommended but not mandatory.

Compensation and benefit:

This is a short-term ten (10) month assignment that carries the possibility of annual renewal.  This is a salaried position, with a benefits package that includes dental, vision, vacation, sick leave, holidays and a retirement plan.  The successful candidate will be rated in at step one, $42,500 annually, on CLUE’s salary scale.

Application Instructions and Deadline

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted to interview.  E-mail cover letter, résumé, and references to Guillermo Torres, gtorres@cluejustice.org  - subject line: “Full-time Organizer Applicant.”

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

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