jobs: 4 positions with Tenants and Workers United in Alexandria, VA, no salary info

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Wed Dec 19 22:29:57 CST 2007


From: "Jennifer Morley" <jmorley at twsc.org>


Organization Description

Tenants & Workers United (TWU) is a leading low-income, member-based, 
grassroots organization located in the Washington metropolitan area. TWU 
is nationally and regionally recognized in the field of low-income 
community organizing for racial and economic justice. Since 1986, TWU 
has grown to include hundreds of low-income members and supporters in 
organization campaigns and chapters across the Northern Virginia suburbs 
of Washington, DC. TWU is a growing organization, with a low-income 
community-based Board of Directors, a highly experienced staff of 15, 
over 1,000 dues-paying members and supporters, and an annual budget over 
$1 million. TWU’s membership and leadership are predominantly low-income 
and 75% of our leaders and active members are women and youths of color.

Associate Director

TWU is seeking an Associate Director with primary responsibility for 
three areas of work: 1) leadership development - with a particular 
concentration on women’s leadership development; 2) 
multi-racial/multi-national organizational and campaign strategies; and 
3) housing and Right to the City campaign organizing. The Associate 
Director will directly contribute to our organization’s mission to build 
the power of low-income people for racial, gender and economic justice 
in the fast-changing Northern Virginia region by coordinating our 
women-centered leadership development, multi-racial organizing and 
coalition-building, and new majority movement-building advancing 
affordable housing and low-income people’s Right to the City in Northern 
Virginia. Principal responsibilities include:

· Develop and implement a program of integrated leadership development 
centering on TWU’s majority women-of-color base, our current campaigns, 
and our racial and economic justice mission.

· Support organizers in designing and using popular education materials 
as campaign and leadership development tools.

· Coordinate strategic planning, base-building, and leadership 
development efforts designed to build our base of African American and 
African and Asian immigrant community members.

· Plan and oversee campaign activities geared to winning affordable, 
low-income housing and strengthening low-income people’s participation 
in and control over land-use and housing planning around the region.

· Represent TWU in regional and national Right to the City Alliance 
activities.

· Supervise other staff in other key areas of organizational activity.

· Occasional research, writing and public speaking.



Qualifications
• Minimum five years of relevant paid experience, including supervisory 
experience.

• Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to progressive social 
change through base-building, low-income community organizing, and 
leadership development approaches.

• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

• Excellent research skills.

• Ability to use email and web-based technology for organizing and 
communication purposes.

• B.A. preferred.

• Bilingual English and one additional language preferred.

Salary/Benefits
• Competitive salary -based on experience; send salary history.

• Full family health coverage, a pension plan, and transportation allowance.

• Many opportunities for personal and professional growth and mentorship.

• Dynamic leadership and support staff.


People of color, women and LGBTQ people encouraged to apply. Send cover 
letter indicating your interest, salary history, resume, and contact 
information for three references to info at twsc.org. No phone calls 
please. ###



Community Organizer

TWU is seeking a Community Organizer to build the power of African 
Americans and immigrants for racial justice in Northern Virginia. This 
is a half-time (approximately 20 hours per week) position to start, with 
an opportunity to increase to full-time. Using base-building, community 
organizing, and leadership development approaches, the organizer will 
organize, develop the leadership and build the power of African American 
public school parents and teens in Alexandria City Public Schools as an 
essential element of TWU’s College Preparation and Restorative Justice 
for All Campaign. The organizer may also conduct outreach in Prince 
William County Virginia to build broad community support for racial 
justice and immigrant rights.



Responsibilities include:

· Identify and recruit African American, African and other immigrant 
parents and teens.

· Implement community-based, strategic organizing and campaign plans.

· Facilitate the active participation and leadership of project members.

· Coordinate strategies with organization leaders and community allies.

· Shared TWU-wide organizing responsibilities for direct action and 
major events



Qualifications
• Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to racial justice through 
base-building, low-income community organizing, and leadership development.

• Two or more years of grassroots organizing or related experience.

• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

• Ability to use email and web-based technology for organizing and 
communication purposes.

• Car and drivers license a must within 30 days of start-up.

Salary/Benefits
• Competitive salary - based on experience; send salary history.

• Health benefits, pension, and transportation allowance.

• Opportunities for personal and professional growth and mentorship.

• Dynamic leadership and support staff.


People of color, women and LGBTQ people encouraged to apply. Send cover 
letter indicating your interest, salary history, resume, and contact 
information for three references to info at twsc.org. No phone calls 
please. ###



Community Organizer

TWU is seeking an Organizer to head our Campaign for Housing Justice. 
The Campaign for Housing Justice is a multi-year organizing campaign led 
by a coalition of more than twenty progressive religious, labor, smart 
growth, and other organizational allies. The Organizer will directly 
contribute to our organization’s mission to build the power of 
low-income people for racial, gender and economic justice in the 
fast-changing Northern Virginia region by coordinating our efforts to 
win affordable housing for low-income people of color and build a new 
majority movement advancing low-income people’s Right to the City in 
Northern Virginia. Principal responsibilities include:

· Conducting coalition-based campaign activities geared to winning 
affordable, low-income housing and strengthening low-income people’s 
participation in and control over comprehensive community development 
around the region

· Strengthening the existing coalition of religious congregations, labor 
unions, smart growth advocates, and affordable housing, environmental, 
and transportation groups.

· Building the base of tenant and low-income homeowners members.

· Developing the leadership of low-income community members - African 
Americans, Latin at s and immigrants.

· Coordinating research vital to the Campaign.

· Shared TWU-wide organizing responsibilities for direct action and 
major events.



Qualifications
• Minimum two years of relevant experience; housing and/or coalition 
experience preferred.

• Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to progressive social 
change and movement-building.

• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

• Strong policy research skills.

• Ability to use email and web-based technology for organizing and 
communication purposes.

• Bilingual English and a second language preferred.

• B.A. preferred

Salary/Benefits
• Competitive salary -based on experience; send salary history.

• Full family health coverage, pension plan, and transportation allowance.

• Many opportunities for personal and professional growth and mentorship.

• Dynamic leadership and support staff.


People of color, women and LGBTQ people encouraged to apply. Send cover 
letter indicating your interest, salary history, resume, and contact 
information for three references to info at twsc.org. No phone calls 
please. ###



New Virginians Initiative Director

TWU is seeking a Director for our New Virginians Initiative (NVI), which 
is geared to promoting naturalization and civic participation among 
thousands of legal permanents residents in the Northern Virginia region. 
Primary responsibilities include program development and implementation; 
supervision of program personnel; public speaking and outreach; planning 
and evaluation; contract administration and data management; and 
communications strategy.



Specific Responsibilities
• Responsibility for developing, planning and administering the New 
Virginians Initiative.
• Represent the program publicly and meets with program stakeholders; 
establish and foster relationships with partner organizations and 
government agencies.
• Program management: oversee day-to-day program management, including 
compliance with workplan; collection of narrative, performance and 
outcome data from staff; coordination with and reporting to local and 
state government funders; and public benefits information dissemination.
• Staff management: supervision, including providing or arranging 
necessary training, of county and city coordinators, volunteers, and 
other program personnel.
• Coordinate the work of NVI with related organization efforts and civic 
engagement initiatives;
• Coordinate NVI media campaign and messaging with affiliated organizations;
• Coordinate with staff to ensure compliance with financial reporting 
requirements and spending according to approved budgets;
• Follow legislative and administrative developments concerning 
naturalization and the rights of lawful permanent residents. Identify 
issues of concern emerging from program implementation for formative 
evaluation and to inform TWU and partners’ advocacy work.
• Manage, review and update distribution of outreach and informational 
materials and see that all partners are getting materials translated.
• Insure that issues updates to public benefit materials are 
disseminated, as needed.
• Coordinate provision of in-service trainings on naturalization, 
civics, etc., to volunteers, community partners and other agencies as 
needed or upon request.
• Convene a proposal evaluation team of personnel, volunteers and other 
stakeholders, facilitate the team’s review process, and disseminate results;
• Work to inform and engage area partners in the overall mission of TWU 
and the NVI;
• Other duties as assigned.



Specific Qualifications
• Five years of relevant community-based experience;
• Two years of experience in program administration, planning, and/or 
evaluation, including supervisory experience;
• Knowledge and awareness of immigration law and policies, and 
experience working with immigrants and/or refugees;
• Bilingual preferred -- English and a second language (preferably 
Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Amharic, or Urdu).

• Strong commitment to racial and economic justice, empowerment, and 
community leadership development.

• Demonstrated experience with diverse constituencies with varying 
interests and needs;
• Experience with grantmaking and government funding strongly preferred;
• Public speaking and media experience;
• Excellent interpersonal, writing, speaking, and organizational skills;
• Detail oriented with the ability to juggle many different tasks 
simultaneously and complete them in a timely manner;
• College degree, min. Bachelor’s Degree.

Salary/Benefits
• Competitive salary; send salary history/needs.

• Full family health coverage, a pension plan, and transportation allowance.

• Many opportunities for personal and professional growth and mentorship.

• Dynamic organization, leadership and support staff.


People of color, women and LGBTQ people encouraged to apply. Send cover 
letter indicating your interest, salary history, resume, and contact 
information for three references to info at twsc.org. No phone calls 
please. ###













Jen Morley

Tenants and Workers United (TWU)

3801 Mount Vernon Avenue

Alexandria, VA 22305



703-684-5697 ext.306

www.tenantsworkers.org



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