The Community Organizer will work in partnership with the Lead Organizer to develop our leadership base across Episcopal communities in Massachusetts to organize teams to take justice-based action. The Community Organizer will be supervised by the Director of Programs and will work collaboratively with the ECM team to achieve our 2-3 year goals:
- Activate a base of Episcopalians across Massachusetts who work for economic and racial justice in partnership with the Diocese and Episcopal Communities
- Build a network for economic and racial justice in the Bristol region through collaboration with local partners
- Increase resilience of organizations and leaders in ECM’s social justice network
Responsibilities and Duties
1) Plan and Execute ECM’s Broad-Base Accompaniment and Advocacy Response in Partnership with the Diocese of Eastern and Western Massachusetts
- Develop a network of ways to act for immigrant justice across the two Episcopal dioceses in Massachusetts
- Build relationships with our partner organizations to orchestrate action opportunities in a way that involves our partners and follows the lead of people most impacted.
- Engage individuals and faith communities in accompaniment of immigrant neighbors with immigrant justice partner organizations including the Beyond Bund Fund.
- Manage logistics, recruitment, and follow-up for any immigration justice task force related large events.
- Design and train people to lead coffee hour conversations on immigrant justice accompaniment and action.
2) Work with Lead Organizer to design and implement our grassroots strategy in Bristol
- Serve as a thought partner for our organizing work in Bristol County
- Understand what types of organizing theories and practices are useful in various contexts.
- Support Lead Organizer in coordination of meetings of leaders of Bristol groups, including preparing agendas, identifying any needed trainers, and supporting co-facilitation with other members.
- Develop a relationship/power map of the racial and economic justice ecosystem in Bristol including organizing, advocacy, movement organizations, and faith communities.
3) Lead ECM’s “Introduction to Political Education” and “Introduction to Faith-Rooted Organizing” workshops and trainings
- Design and implement two introductory workshops on organizing and social change that can be used in our broad based and Bristol work.
- Work as a trainer at introductory workshops
- Identify 2-3 trainers in Bristol County with specific skills who can work with us in 2020
4) Support ECM’s Program Manager for Spirituality & Action to launch ECM’s Social Justice Network
- Support the Program Manager to design and implement experiments that seek to sustain the work of social justice with spiritual practice
As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of ECM and be driven by the mission. Beyond that, we are seeking a candidate with energy and skills to be part of and support a driven, bright, diverse team.
- Demonstrated ability to develop leaders, and help them organize, and bring issue campaigns and other projects to successful conclusions
- Passion for social justice and commitment to understanding dynamics of oppression
- An interest and strong commitment to faith-rooted organizing and engaging people within congregational structures
- Minimum of three years of experience as a community or congregation-based organizer - special preference given to those with exposure to material of Marshall Ganz, Momentum, and Emergent Strategy
- High energy, exceptional team-building, and one-on-one relationship-building skills
- Strong communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, and organizational skills
- Familiarity with the Christian tradition and experience working in faith-rooted communities
- Demonstrated team player
- Proficient in technology and social media for engagement and community building
- Willingness and ability to work with a diverse population
- Strong organizational and planning skills
- Driver’s License Required
Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package including health and dental coverage, pension, and vacation.
We strongly encourage online applications. Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an EOE/AA employer, Episcopal City Mission will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification and veteran or disability status.