[COMM-ORG] Job: National Organizing Director, Right To The City Alliance, no salary info

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Mon Jul 18 08:33:41 CDT 2011

 From: Mark Muyskens Swier <mswier at righttothecity.org>

Job Description:

Right to the City Alliance Director of Organizing

The Director of Organizing will be the primary person responsible for
coordinating the programmatic work of the Alliance, primarily focused on
national campaign development but also including the regions and the
workgroups. The Director of Organizing will do this work in coordination
with other staff as appropriate. S/he will be the primary person
responsible for identifying and recruiting new member organizations.
S/he will work collaboratively with the Executive Director to (1)
develop and implement plans for recruiting and integrating Resource
Allies and (2) coordinate educational and capacity-building programs to
meet the needs of RTTC member organizations. The Director of Organizing
will be supervised by the Executive Director and will provide
supervision to workgroup-based RTTC staff (and potentially the regional
RTTC staff, dependent on the outcomes of the staffing structure
development process).

Responsibilities: In conjunction with the Steering Committee, the
Executive Director and other staff as appropriate, the Director of
Organizing will be responsible for:

Development and Implementation of RTTC National Program

· Take leadership in the development and implementation of the national
campaign of the Right to the City. This work will centrally include:
coordinating a coherent strategic planning process, facilitating a
rigorous campaign development, driving the campaign implementation,
supervising campaign-related staff and engaging member organizations in
the campaign. It will also include engaging in alliance-building work
and coordinating communications work.

Infrastructure Support and Development

· Support the development of RTTC’s regional committees and lead the
process of bringing the regional workgroups into better alignment with
the national work;

· Support the development of RTTC’s workgroups by participating in
workgroups calls, providing support in developing and implementing

· Provide supervision for RTTC program staff in developing and
implementing program strategies that support RTTC’s work group-based
efforts. Decisions about the hiring and firing of program staff will be
made in dialogue with the Executive Director; ultimate decision-making
power on hiring and firing decisions will lie with the Executive Director;

Membership Recruitment and Retention

· Work with the Executive Director to identify potential new member
organizations for the Alliance and help to coordinate recruitment of
these new organizations;

· Facilitate a planning process with the Executive Director, Steering
Committee and workgroups to develop a plan for the systematic
integration of RTTC’s Resource Allies, and – once this plan has been
developed – coordinate its implementation;

Education, Capacity-Building and Leadership Development

· Work with the Executive Director to develop educational and
capacity-building programs for RTTC member organizations.

· Work with the Executive Director to develop an effective staffing
structure that allows for effective coordination and communication
between national-level staff and regionally-based staff members;

· Other responsibilities as determined by the Executive Director in
dialogue with the Steering Committee.

Qualifications: Candidates for the Director of Organizing position must
have at least five years of significant experience in the organizing
arena, including substantial experience with organizing in low-income
and working class communities of color. In addition, candidates must
possess or demonstrate:

· Broad and deep knowledge of, and commitment to, the principles of

organizing, particularly on building the power of low-income communities and

communities of color;

· Commitment to social justice, consistent with Right to the City’s
principles and analysis;

· Strong political analysis, vision and motivation;

· Effectiveness in alliance-building among community organizing groups
as well as building relationships with other types of organizations;

· Ability to manage staff effectively;

· A collaborative and facilitative approach to leadership, including the
ability to effectively facilitate and manage participatory
decision-making processes;

· Strong and politically-grounded strategic thinking and planning abilities.

· Ability to work well with people from diverse communities and
particularly with staff

and leaders from grassroots community organizations rooted in
communities of color;

· Excellent communications skills;

· Ability to work flexible hours and travel;

· Bilingual capacities in English and Spanish and/or Mandarin highly

Salary & Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes

To Apply: Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please
email a cover letter,

resume, and three references to: info at righttothecity.org. Please include
a phone number

where we can contact you. Applications received by July 25 will be given

The Right to the City Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and
considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion,
creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran
status and sexual orientation. People of color, women and LGBTQ people
are especially urged to apply.

More information about the Right to the City Alliance is available at:

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