[COMM-ORG] job: community organizer, New York, no salary info

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From: Lucas Shapiro <lucas at furee.org>

FUREE IS HIRING! Help us find an amazing new organizer. Please share the 
post below or use this link to forward to your social networks. Thank you!



Application Deadline: September 5th, 2014

FUREE is looking for an experienced community organizer with a solid 
background in organizing in low-income and working class communities of 
color and a demonstrated capacity to build grassroots leadership. Our 
campaigns include organizing against gentrification and for 
community-led accountable development, building the power of public 
housing residents to win rights and respect, and civic engagement in 
low-income and working class communities of color.

FUREE is a multi-racial, women-led membership organization in Brooklyn, 
New York. FUREE is organizing to build a strong base of low-income women 
of color to build power to change the system so that all peoples’ work 
is valued and everyone has the right and means to rise out of poverty. 
Our guiding principle is that the people who are directly impacted by 
the policies we are seeking to change should lead the organization.


1) Base Building: The Organizer will recruit members utilizing various 
methods including one to one meetings, public outreach, etc; maintain 
recruitment and contact records, assess potential members and meet turn 
out goals to meetings, actions and other organizational activities.

2) Leadership Development: FUREE believes that those who are directly 
impacted by public policy and practices should lead the organization. 
The Organizer will identify potential and emerging leaders from our 
membership, create individual leadership development plans with current 
and emerging leaders that will build their political framework and 
community organizing skills including participation in political 
education. The Organizer will encourage participation and building 
organizational ownership amongst members.

3) Campaign Development: Build strong, active campaign committees to 
scale and scope including working with members to lead community 
mobilization efforts, campaign strategy and research and co-facilitating 
quarterly power-mapping with leaders to evaluate campaign progress. The 
Organizer will also be responsible for organizing media work on the 
campaign including training members on framing, messaging and obtaining 
media coverage.

Other tasks: Collaborate with other staff and members on organizational 
activities, events, and meetings; recruiting campaign members to 
contribute to organizational communications; engage in grassroots 
fundraising activities; preparing periodic reports of activities and 
utilizing political, professional and personal development opportunities 
provided by FUREE.


Four or more years of strong community and/or labor organizing 
experience, preferably with low-income communities and a demonstrated 
capacity to effectively carry out the above responsibilities
Two or more years of strong experience of leadership development and 
political education training facilitation
A well developed personal framework/theory of social change and a strong 
commitment to racial and economic justice as well as to FUREE's mission
Demonstrated knowledge of Brooklyn or New York City’s political, social 
and economic climate
Demonstrated knowledge of accountable development organizing frameworks
Ability to communicate, motivate and listen to people from all walks of life
Ability to work independently, as part of team and in coalitions
Experience with grant writing, reporting and grassroots fundraising
Strong writing skills including messaging and framing for various audiences
Ability to work evenings/weekends as necessary
Computer literate particularly Microsoft Office and data basing application
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Compensation: This is a full time position with a competitive salary, 
health and dental benefits. Great opportunities for growth, development 
and leadership.

How to Apply: Send resume, cover letter, salary history and one personal 
and three professional references to info at furee.org or mail to 388 
Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Please type “Organizer Search” in 
the subject heading. In your cover letter, specify why you are 
interested in this particular job with FUREE.

Women of color, immigrants, differently-abled, and people of color from 
low-income Brooklyn neighborhoods or other NYC communities are strongly 
encouraged to apply.

We will respond ONLY to eligible applicants. Please do not call to 
inquire about application status.

Deadline to apply: Friday, September 5th 2014

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