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Community Organizer

Episcopal City Mission
Job Title: Community Organizer
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April 5th, 2019
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Community Organizer

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


Key Qualifications

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.

To apply

We strongly encourage online applications. Please send a resume and cover letter to info@episcopalcitymission.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.

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