job: youth organizer, Brooklyn, no salary info

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From: Ilana Berger <ilanalee at>

YOUTH ORGANIZer Families United for Racial and Economic Equality, 
Brooklyn, NY
FUREE is looking for a Youth Organizer to support our growing Youth 
Organizing Project. We are looking for a dedicated, passionate, person 
with youth organizing experience who is looking to learn and grow as an 
organizer and leader, and who is looking for the opportunity to work in 
a growing organization of local and national prominence doing cutting 
edge racial and economic justice organizing. Our campaigns include: 
organizing against gentrification and for community-led development, 
winning better wages and working conditions for family day care 
providers, building the power of young people of color to organize for 
change in their communities, and a voter engagement project in 
low-income and working class communities of color.
Who we are: FUREE is a multi-racial, mutli-generational membership 
organization in Brooklyn, New York. FUREE is organizing to build a 
strong base of low-income families to build power to change the system 
so that all peoples’ work is valued and everyone has the right and 
economic means to decide and live out their own destinies. Our guiding 
principle is that the people who are directly impacted by the policies 
we are seeking to change should lead the organization.
Responsibilities include: 1) Membership Recruitment and Leadership 
Development: FUREE believes that our members should lead the 
organization, and should be given training and support in order to do 
the best possible work. Organizers are required to meet weekly, 
quarterly and annual recruitment and leadership development goals, 
through identifying potential and emerging leaders from our membership, 
and creating leadership development plans for current and potential leaders.
2) Campaign Strategy, Research and Development: Work with campaign 
organizing committees to plan short and long term campaign goals and 
coordinate meetings, events and actions.
3) Strategic Ally Work: Strengthen current and introduce new 
collaborations with ally organizations and individuals to increase our 
ability to build power for our members and to build a broader racial and 
economic justice movement.
4) Political Education: Work with FUREE staff and leaders to build and 
integrate a deeper political vision into our on-the-ground organizing 
and to educate members about the political context of FUREE’s campaigns.
Desired Qualifications:

· At least one year of youth organizing experience,

· Demonstrated capacity to effectively carry out the above responsibilities

· A strong commitment racial and economic justice and to FUREE's mission

· Ability to communicate, motivate and listen

· Ability to work evenings/weekends as necessary

· Computer literate particularly Microsoft Office and data basing 

· Speaking Spanish a STRONG plus

People of color, immigrants, child care providers, and residents of 
Brooklyn -especially Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn and 
Bedford-Stuyvesant -are strongly encouraged to apply. FUREE is a 
positive and inclusive women-led work environment.

Competitive salary DOE & full benefits. Great opportunities for growth, 
development and leadership.
To respond: Send resume and a cover letter to info at or mail to 
81 Willoughby Street #701 Brooklyn, NY 11201. Please type “Youth 
Organizer Search” in the subject heading. In your cover letter, specify 
why you are interested in this particular job with FUREE. We will 
respond only to eligible applicants.

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