job: organizer, Chicago, no salary info
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From: Jamiko Rose <jrose at onechicago.org>
ORGANIZATION OF THE NORTHEAST
Land Use and Housing Organizer
The Organization of the NorthEast is a thirty-three-year-old community
organization serving the north Lakefront area of Chicago. ONE is an
organization of organizations. Our 82 members include congregations,
businesses, ethnic associations, tenant associations, non-profit agencies
and educational institutions. ONE's mission is to build a successful,
multi-ethnic, mixed economic community on Chicago's northeast side. ONE is
seeking a community organizer to work with our Land Use and Housing Strategy
Team in Edgewater, Rogers Park, Uptown & Ravenswood.
REPORTS TO: Senior Organizer
. Work with community members on issues of concern to the community
regarding land use, housing and Tax Increment Financing districts.
. Organize and staff meetings regarding land use and community
. Work one on one with identified leaders to build their leadership
. Arrange workshops, meetings and conferences to provide a variety of
training for staff and community leaders.
. Work with the organization's leaders to organize advocacy campaigns
on issues identified by the leadership.
. Do outreach to residents, organizations, ethnic associations and
public institutions about ONE's campaigns and efforts to create change
. Canvass and door knock in the areas of Uptown, Edgewater, and Rogers
. Work with community leaders to participate in city and statewide
. Prepare written reports, meeting summaries, press releases and
related materials as they pertain to the work.
. Assist the Executive Director with other tasks, as assigned.
The applicant should have at least two years experience working as a
Must be able to demonstrate the following experiences and skills:
. Excellent written and verbal communication ability.
. Familiarity with a diverse range of organizing tactics and
. Proven ability to work with extremely diverse populations, including
age, language & ethnic diversity.
. Experience working with community leaders in a collaborative
. Basic computer skills.
. Innovative, creative, mature thinking and reasoning.
. BA degree or equivalent life experience.
This is a community organizing job and as such may require more that 40
hours per week and will certainly require attendance at some night and
weekend meetings. ONE is an equal opportunity employer.
Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience, plus individual health
and dental coverage and pension plan
TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Jamiko Rose, Executive Director,
Organization of the NorthEast, 4648 N. Racine, Chicago, IL 60640 or
jrose at onechicago.org. Resumes accepted until position is filled.
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