Organizer – Concord / Contra Costa

Based in Concord / Contra Costa County, CA

Exciting Opportunity to Join the Movement for Economic, Racial Justice,
and Resistance in the East Bay!

East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) has a 16-year track record of advancing economic, racial and social justice by building a just economy in the East Bay based on good jobs and healthy communities. We address the root causes of economic injustice by developing strategic alliances among community, faith, and labor to build power and create change with low-income workers and communities of color.

Position Summary
The Organizer will be responsible for the direct base building and grassroots organizing components of EBASE’s campaigns. The Organizer will work with low-wage workers, residents, voters, people of faith, and other constituencies in EBASE’s comprehensive campaigns. The Concord/Contra Costa Organizer will focus primarily on campaigns to win and protect rent stabilization, good jobs, immigrant rights, and racial justice. The organizer will work closely with Campaign Directors to develop and implement campaign and organizing strategies including civic engagement, coalition, and faith-rooted organizing. The person in this position may also develop and maintain relationships with coalition partners including labor unions, congregations, worker centers, community groups, and others.

Direct Organizing and Committee Building

  • Develop and execute a 3-6 month organizing plan, with Campaign Lead and Organizing Director, including surveys, 1:1 meetings and house visits, committee meetings, mobilizations and actions.
  • Responsible for the outreach, recruitment, and leadership development of relevant base (ex. workers, residents, voters), including developing increasing levels of responsibility of leadership committees for sustained engagement.
  • Represent the organizing work and campaign with a broad group of stakeholders, including elected officials and other policymakers, decision makers, media, and others.
  • Create materials necessary for organizing and campaign, including flyers, postcards, petitions, and social media.
  • Manage administrative systems, databases and files for campaign. Participate in regular internal and coalition team meetings.
  • Supervise leaders, interns, and volunteers.

Coalition Campaign Organizing

  • Assist Interfaith Coordinator with faith-rooted organizing, including outreaching to congregational and religious leaders and networks engaged in EBASE campaigns.
  • Support coalition partners in cross-sector base building and leadership development.
  • Support the development and implementation of a voter engagement pilot program in Concord towards identifying a base of supportive voters.
  • Contribute to coalition and campaign building with Campaign Director, including helping with coalition meetings and actions, e-blasts and external communications, outreaching to supporters and endorsers, and other campaign tactics and logistics.
  • Represent EBASE at immigrant rights and racial justice networks and coalitions.

Organizational Development and Personal Administration

  • Participate in weekly staff meetings, internal trainings, strategic and annual planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Support “all hands on deck” requests from EBASE campaign teams, including mobilization support, phonebanking, civic engagement and other activities.
  • Maintain personal organization systems (files, calendar, and compliance with document retention & destruction policy).
  • Complete reimbursements, timesheets and lobbying reports.

Experience and Abilities Needed:

  • At least 3 years organizing experience with labor unions or worker organizations, community groups, or faith-rooted organizations.
  • Fluency in written and verbal Spanish.
  • Position requires use of an automobile.
  • Deep commitment to social, economic, and racial justice movements.
  • Experience organizing in Concord or Central/Eastern Contra Costa County desirable.
  • Experience and ability to drive a successful organizing campaign.
  • Experience with and desire to do both 1:1 organizing connected to coalition campaigns.
  • Comfortable, flexible, and interested in organizing a range of constituencies—workers, residents, voters, people of faith, immigrant communities preferred.
  • Experience with faith tradition(s) and comfortable working with religious networks preferred.
  • Excellent personal organization and time management skills.
  • Self-motivated, accountable to goals and willingness to learn new techniques, ideas, and skills.

Compensation and Benefits
Competitive salary between $47,500-$52,000 depending on experience, plus a generous benefits package. EBASE provides an excellent working environment that encourages team work and recognizes high-quality work.

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and 3 references by MARCH 24, 2017 to:
EBASE Search Committee, search@workingeastbay.org. Please send documents in Microsoft Word or Adobe pdf format, with “Concord/Contra Costa Organizer” in the subject line. The position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position is open until filled.

EBASE is an affirmative action employer, and strongly supports the social goals of affirmative action. We therefore make special efforts to recruit individuals from groups that are historically under-represented in professional environments, or that suffer from broader societal discrimination.

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