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We are now hiring organizers for a program to build new organizing infrastructure to shift the issue environment on the ground and strengthen local grassroots power among low-income people of color in Maryland.

Job Title: Organizer

Location: Baltimore City and Prince George’s and Baltimore Counties.

Primary Responsibilities:

CU organizers are responsible for engagement, activation, development and retention of members, developing a team of leaders and executing issue and/or infrastructure building campaigns. Organizer responsibilities include:

  • Ongoing outreach and recruit new members;

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

  • Developing leadership of members that builds their capacity to be lead campaigns, including speaking to the media, organizing and facilitating meetings, leading public actions and events, and recruiting and leading CU members.

  • Developing political consciousness and strategic abilities of CU leaders through popular education, reflection, and developing appropriate educational materials

  • Building strong organizing committees;

  • Researching and building movement relationships on issues pertaining to campaigns;

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

  • Exercising strategic judgment and problem-solving skills;

  • Organization of self and materials to meet responsibilities;

  • Pitching in and working with a diverse team of staff and members;

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

  • Use of social media to enhance community organizing.

Primary Qualifications:

To be successful, organizers must have commitment to social, racial and economic justice and believe that those directly affect by issues of injustice must be at the forefront of efforts to change them. Organizing is a practice, and success requires dedication to all aspects of it to be successful – recruitment, leadership development, mobilization and reflection.  Qualified candidates will have:

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

  • Understanding of issues facing low income communities of color;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

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

  • Self-motivation – a proven ability to work independently;

  • Patience and 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 with regular access to a vehicle.

To apply, please send a resume & cover letter to jane@communitiesunite.org.