job: immigrant organizer

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Wed Jul 24 16:47:36 CDT 2002


[ed:  this job post includes salary info.]

From: "Ben MacConnell" <bmacconnell at hotmail.com>

Michigan Organizing Project
420 W. Summit Avenue
Muskegon Heights, MI  49444
231.733.6198 (ph)
231.733.4930 (fax)
jobs at thedartcenter.org

Job Description for Immigrant Organizers

Michigan Organizing Project (MOP) seeks to build power for a 
greater degree of justice. On any given day, state and city officials 
along with corporate CEO's make decisions that affect the lives of 
hundreds of thousands of people living in Michigan. MOP is striving 
to build power among congregations and working families, so that 
they too can have a seat at the bargaining table when these 
decisions are made.  MOP has fought and won across the state on 
a broad set of justice issues including protecting the rights of new 
Mexican-American immigrants, creating state-funded job training 
programs, providing equitable access to health care coverage, and 
preventing electricity from being shut off for low-income 
communities. We are currently working to take these same 
strategies into Latino/a communities in Muskegon and Grand 
Rapids, Michigan.   

Organization:   

MOP is a nonprofit statewide network of organizations, founded in 
1993 to assist in the development of strong, congregation-based, 
grassroots community organizations committed to democratic 
principles and values of justice and fairness. MOP currently consists 
of 3 affiliate organizations spread throughout Muskegon, 
Kalamazoo, and Grand Rapids. Each affiliate organization has their 
own leaders, staff, funding base, and accomplishments toward 
justice at the local level. MOP is also affiliated nationally with the 
Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center.   

Locations & Dates:   

We are seeking bilingual (Spanish/English) Associate Organizers in 
Muskegon and Grand Rapids, Michigan to start immediately.   

Responsibilities:   

The role of the Community Organizer is to challenge and support 
leaders in building the power of the organization and their 
institutions, so that they can more successfully transform our 
communities. The work of the organization can be categorized into 
the following four areas: leadership and staff development, issue 
development, building and maintaining organizational structure, and 
fundraising.   

Qualifications:   

First and foremost, you must have a sincere passion for social 
justice and community organizing -- this position is a vocational 
calling, not just a job. Also, candidates must: speak Spanish and 
English fluently, build relationships of trust, create and execute a 
plan, have a sense of humor, think creatively, act professionally, 
feel comfortable working with churches, be accountable and willing 
to hold others accountable, work in a team setting, and enjoy 
working with people.  

Salary & Benefits:   

Starting $22,500 - 96 27,000 (depending on experience). All staff 
will be provided with health care coverage, paid sick days and 
holidays, salary increase after probationary period, paid vacation, 
and local travel reimbursement.   

To Apply:   

We encourage you to send your resume to: John Musick, 420 W. 
Summit Avenue, Muskegon Heights, MI  49444 or by email: 
jobs at thedartcenter.org. To send by fax or if you have any 
questions, please call: 231.733.6198.   







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