[COMM-ORG] job: Lead Organizer, Brooklyn, NY, no salary info
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From: Ilana Berger <ilanalee at hotmail.com>
Families United for Racial and Economic Equality, Brooklyn, NY
FUREE is looking for an experienced organizer to lead FUREE’s organizing
campaigns. We are looking for a dedicated, passionate, experienced
person 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 accountable development, 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, 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 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.
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. The Lead
Organizer will work with staff and members to implement systems for
membership recruitment and retention, identify potential and emerging
leaders from our membership, and create leadership development programs
and plans for current and potential leaders. They will also be
responsible for recruiting members and developing leaders.
2) Campaign Strategy, Research and Development: Work with staff
organizers and campaign organizing committees to plan short and long
term campaign goals. Develop and support organizers’ and member-leaders’
roles in conducting research, organizing direct actions, and
coordinating media work.
3) Staff Development & Supervision: Supervise organizers on strategic
campaigns and organizational activities and build their capacity and
skills as organizers. Additionally, the Lead Organizer will work to
build FUREE’s capacity to sustain long-term growth in our members and
4) 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.
5) 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.
6) Organizational Sustainability: Work with the Executive Director and
development staff to strengthen current and introduce new individual and
institutional funding partners to support FUREE’s work.
· 4 or more years of strong community or labor organizing experience,
preferably with low-income communities, with demonstrated capacity to
effectively carry out the above responsibilities
· 3 or more years of strong experience supervising and training
community or labor organizers
· A well developed personal framework to social justice and a strong
commitment racial and economic justice as well as to FUREE's mission
· Ability to communicate, motivate and listen
· Experience with fundraising including grant writing, reporting and
· Strong writing skills
· Ability to work evenings/weekends as necessary
· Computer literate particularly Microsoft Office and data basing
· Bilingual English/Spanish speaking (written and verbal skills)
· Women of color, immigrants, differently-abled, and people of color
from low-income New York neighborhoods are strongly encouraged to apply.
FUREE is a positive and inclusive women-led, supportive work environment.
Competitive salary DOE & full benefits. Great opportunities for growth,
development and leadership.
To respond: Send resume, cover letter and 1 personal and 3 professional
references to info at furee.org or mail to 81 Willoughby Street #701,
Brooklyn, NY 11201. Please type “Lead Organizer Search” in the subject
heading. In your cover letter, specify why you are interested in this
particular job with FUREE.
The deadline to reply is February 25th, 2010. We will respond ONLY to
eligible applicants. Please do not call to inquire about application status.
Valery J. Jean
Families United for Racial & Economic Equality (FUREE)
81 Willoughby Street, Suite 701
Brooklyn, NY 11201
P: (718) 852-2960, ext. 301
F: (866) 468-8904
valery at furee.org
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