job: organizer, New York

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Mon Jan 1 09:13:59 CST 2007


From: Movement for Justice in El Barrio 
<movementforjusticeinelbarrio at yahoo.com>

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION

Movimiento por Justicia del Barrio/Movement for Justice in El Barrio is 
an immigrant-led multi-issue organization fighting for justice in East 
Harlem, New York. Movimiento was founded to fight against a voracious 
trend towards gentrification that is devouring low-income housing and 
displacing immigrant families from their homes.

Through strategies such as protests and direct action, litigation, and 
media outreach, Movimiento has organized tenants to achieve hundreds of 
repairs and has successfully challenged attempts by aggressive landlords 
to illegally evict them from their homes.

In 2007, after a comprehensive community driven consultation process, 
Movimiento will launch a new campaign on another issue affecting 
immigrant communities in East Harlem.

Members practice collective decision-making and democracy at 
regularly-held leadership meetings where they participate in 
skills-building workshops and deepen their political analysis through 
workshops on the root causes of injustice and other locally-based social 
justice movements around the world.

Movimiento requires the community to set the direction of the 
organization through participatory democracy and was recently named the 
“Best Power to the People Movement in NYC” by the Village Voice.

POSITION AVAILABLE
Community Organizer

RESPONSIBILITIES

-Recruit community members’ to join our organization and take leadership 
in organizational campaigns and activities.
-Identify potential leaders and assist in developing the leadership of 
grassroots members.
-Develop and implement campaign strategies with member leaders
-Do research, direct action, and media work.

QUALIFICATIONS
-Two years of community organizing experience, preferably on racial, 
social and economic justice issues.
-Demonstrated ability to work in multi-racial, multi-lingual settings.
-Commitment to racial justice, multi-racial organizing and movement 
building.
-Experience in and commitment to bottom-up organizing, grassroots 
leadership, and collective decision-making.
-Experience in base building, door knocking, leadership development, and 
strategy development essential.
-Spanish and English written and verbal proficiency a must.


HOW TO APPLY
Contact: Juan Haro
Email: movementforjusticeinelbarrio at yahoo.com
Phone: 212-561-0555
Application Due: January 15, 2007



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