job: organizer, Rochester NY, no salary info

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From: Jon Greenbaum <gtree61 at>

Metro Justice seeks a full-time organizer to coordinate canvassing, 
recruit and assist with local and statewide campaigns. Creativity, 
multi-tasking and commitment to social justice required. Ability to 
communicate with different ages, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds a 
must.  Competitive benefits, friendly office, rewarding work.

The organizer will:

    * Canvass and coordinate canvassing in selected communities on local 
and statewide issues
    * Recruit members by meeting individually with prospects and by 
canvassing for new members
    * Assist in arranging workshops and other training for leadership 
    * Assist volunteers in planning campaign strategies and tactics
    * Engage in public outreach to support voter mobilization project
    * Participate in local and statewide coalition-building
    * Plan and implement large mobilizations and media events
    * Prepare meeting summaries and written/oral reports to council
    * Prepare press releases

The organizer should have the following experience or skills, and 

    * Ability to communicate with varying ages, ethnicities and 
socioeconomic backgrounds
    * Experience in coalition-building
    * Experience in recruiting and organizing people to work on projects
    * Creativity, innovation, mature thinking and reasoning skills
    * Public speaking skills
    * Basic computer skills
    * Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work as part of a team
    * Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    * Experience fundraising and training desired but not required
    * Strong commitment to social and racial justice
    * Relevant formal education will be considered but is not required

Deadline for resumes March 24. Send to Metro Justice, Attn: Personnel, 
167 Flanders Street Suite D19, Rochester, NY 14619

Metro Justice is greater Rochester's leading progressive, multi-issue, 
citizen action organization. We enable ordinary people to break through 
their isolation, join together to take work for social change.

Metro Justice is an equal opportunity employer.

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