Field Organizer Position Available

Full-time Field Organizing Position Available

Location: Baltimore City & Prince George's County, MD

Communities United is looking for a tireless, flexible individual to organize people struggling with substance abuse and rebuilding life after prison. We have a small staff and need a generous team player who has passion for all the justice issues around which we organize -- community resilience and power to overcome violence, sustainable community schools, a $15 minimum wage, decent conditions in public housing, and more. 

Communities United is a grassroots, membership organization of low to moderate income individuals and families in Maryland. Our mission is leadership development and community organizing that build power to win transformative change for social, economic, and racial justice. Our current organizing focuses on ex-offender enfranchisement and quality of life, expansion of sustainable public community schools, effective approaches to addiction that reduce harm and support recovery, reducing violence and promoting trauma-informed policies and resilience in Baltimore, and exposing horrible conditions in public housing and demanding repairs to make these homes safe and liveable.

In 2015, CU led campaigns expanded voting rights to all citizens on release from prison and won $4 million to expand community schools in Baltimore. We also organized women in public housing to bring a successful civil suit to redress sexual abuse, specifically demands for sex from maintenance workers for repairs in their homes. We also helped launch Baltimore campaigns for a $15 minimum wage and to heal trauma and end violence.

 

Job Title: Field Organizer

 

Location: Baltimore City & Prince George's County, MD

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships with community members one-on-one;

  • Leadership development of members;

  • Recruit new members;

  • Research and build movement relationships on issues pertaining to campaigns;

  • Build strong organizing committees;

  • Communicate campaign messages clearly, both verbally and in writing;

  • Use strategic judgment and problem solving skills;

  • Organize and run community meetings and actions;

  • Organize self and materials in order to meet responsibilities;

  • Pitch in and work with a diverse team of staff and members;

  • Work independently within a plan with deliverables and accountable to team;

  • Work hard and learn new skills;

  • Use social media to enhance community organizing;

  • Ongoing outreach to new people.

 

Primary Qualifications:

  • Organizing experience (labor, community, issue campaign or election related) preferred;

  • A commitment to social, racial and economic justice and the power of grassroots community organizing to achieve it;

  • Understanding of issues facing substance abuse communities; ex-offender communities; communities of color; low-wage workers;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Excellent organizational skills – good attention to detail and well organized;

  • Self-motivated - proven ability to work independently;

  • Ability to work well with diverse groups and populations;

  • Dedication and ability to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends;

  • Spanish/English bilingual a plus;

  • Ability to be a team player and work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment;

  • A valid driver's license and regular access to a vehicle.

 

Application Process:

Women, people of color, people with criminal record or in recovery, and GLBQT individuals strongly encouraged to apply. Please include "Field Organizer" in the subject heading of your email, and send resume, cover letter (including salary requirement), sample work product (fliers, campaign plans, etc.) to: director@communitieunite.org. Salary commensurate with experience.

(Salary based on experience)

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