Employment: Community Organizer

Employment: Community Organizer

TOP is seeking a community organizer for Harris County who is highly motivated, creative and committed to social justice. Working under the supervision of the lead organizer, the community organizer will be directly responsible for developing relationships with community members and civic leaders to establish an active group of neighborhood residents who can effectively advocate for neighborhood issues, local politics, and effective policy reforms across Texas.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

Build a community led membership base

Identify, recruit and develop grassroots leaders through ongoing training

Organize and drive turnout to events including neighborhood meetings, press conferences, town halls, and forums on at least a bi-weekly basis

Working with the Field Coordinator, help develop a comprehensive strategy to advance campaign goals

Conduct grassroots lobbying activities including petition drives, letter writing campaigns and meetings with local elected officials

Work closely with Field Coordinator, maintain regular communications with the community

Help develop and execute neighborhood organizing plans; map out key community and constituent targets; and identify and implement effective strategies to engage impacted communities

Develop and maintain relationships with community allies

Prepare written reports and compile statistical data as required Qualifications and Competencies

Moving community members to action

Community leader identification, recruitment, and development

Strong Commitment to social, racial and economic justice

Strong interpersonal, organizational, and presentation skills

Ability to work well with all religious, cultural, ethnic and social groups

Willingness to work long and often irregular hours including evenings and weekends;

Fulltime access to a car

Bilingual in both Spanish and English strongly preferred

Computer competency – Word, Internet required; Experience in working with database systems a plus

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, 401(k), paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and travel reimbursement.

Applicants should email cover letter, resume, and references to recruit@organizetexas.org.