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 firstname.lastname@example.org.