RACIAL JUSTICE & CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZER – Half Time
JOB DESCRIPTION: RACIAL JUSTICE & CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZER – Half Time Position
Position Title: Racial Justice and Civil Rights Organizer
Reports To: Program Director
The mission of The Racial Justice and Civil Rights Program is to reduce the overrepresentation of people of color in
· Co-coordinate community racial profiling and police accountability hotline with Program Director. This includes promoting hotline, coordinating volunteers, process development, intake of calls, and assisting in moving forward complaints and navigating the law enforcement system.
· Organize, coordinate, and facilitate community Know Your Rights Trainings with particular focus on low-income neighborhoods, communities of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people, and youth. Train people from these communities to organize, coordinate, and facilitate Know Your Rights trainings in their own communities. Develop formal Know Your Rights curriculum from existing resources and internal curriculum.
· Conduct outreach/recruitment activities at public events and community centers.
Engage in regular outreach through door knocking and other in-person outreach in communities with particular focus on low-income neighborhoods, communities of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people, and youth.
· Identify potential leaders and assist in developing the leadership of grassroots members.
· Participate in organizational efforts to build financial support for the organization through dues-collection from individuals and small businesses.
· Maintain administrative functions, including the web site, database, reimbursements, budgets, shared calendars and project planning.
· Experience and/or demonstrated ability in community organizing, coordinating grassroots campaigns, community and/or political grassroots organizing.
· Experience working within low-income neighborhoods, communities of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people, and youth.
· Strong anti-oppression and racial justice analysis.
· Demonstrated experience with social justice and racial justice work.
· Demonstrated experience working to develop leadership within marginalized communities.
· Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
· Experience with event and activity logistics and planning.
· Ability to recruit, inspire, manage and mobilize volunteers and activists to take action.
· Ability to work effectively with a diversity of people and constituencies.
· Willingness to travel throughout
· Excellent communication skills including excellent verbal and written skills.
· Strong computer skills including basic database management.
· Excellent interpersonal skills.
· Superior phone, verbal and written communication skills.
· Ability to multi-task and work under deadlines.
· Ability to work with other staff and coalition partners in a team.
· Self-directed and efficient.
· Attention to detail.
· Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
· Excellent people and organizational skills.
· Bi-lingual in Spanish and English and ability to translate written communications and documentation.
· First hand understanding of how communities of color and immigrant communities respond to police presence and police brutality.
· Experience with Know Your Rights work.
Special Job Requirements: It is preferable if you have your own vehicle with valid Colorado Driver’s License, registration, and insurance that can reliably travel throughout
Physical Demands: The Organizer regularly uses a computer/phone, walks, bends, and climbs stairs. Must be able to maneuver, lift and carry event materials, packages and supplies up to 25 pounds. Offices and buildings are totally smoke-free.
Compensation and Benefits: This is a half time position. Compensation is based on experience, plus vacation, and sick leave.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Committed to a Diverse Workplace: Colorado Progressive Coalition is an aggressive advocate of affirmative action and welcomes applications from all, particularly from people of color; women; LBGTQ people; immigrants or refugees; people with disabilities; and people from low- or moderate-income backgrounds.
To Apply: Please send the following materials to Mu Son Chi at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 18th, 2012 at 5pm. Please put “RACIAL JUSTICE & CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZER” in the subject line of your email.
1. Cover Letter
3. Brief answers to the following questions (no more than one page total)
a. How have you demonstrated a commitment to social justice/racial justice?
b. How would you define grassroots community organizing?