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UNE - United for A New Economy

UNE - United for A New Economy


Community Organizer

Based in the Denver Metro Area, CO
(Current openings for positions in Westminster and Commerce City)

 

United for A New Economy is seeking a Community Organizer to build people power to achieve our mission of creating a thriving economy in Colorado

Position Location: Denver Metro, Colorado

About UNE: United for a New Economy (UNE) is a multiracial community organization building people power in the cities surrounding Denver through community organizing and strategic research to create a thriving economy in Colorado. We believe a thriving economy includes livable wages, worker’s rights, equitable access to dignified housing and the ability to live free of racism and fear. UNE’s work is driven by focusing on the leadership development of community members to create a vision for their cities that empower them and their neighbors to address the issues that impact their daily lives. Organizers identify and recruit community members to identify local issues, implement strategic research strategies, and take public action to create change. UNE utilizes various strategies including power-based relational organizing, political education, policy development, issue advocacy, leadership development, and coalition-building to achieve its goals. UNE believes that meaningful change happens through community members organizing their own communities, especially communities traditionally excluded from decision making and positions of leadership such as working families, people of color and immigrants.

About the Position:  As a community organizer with United for a New Economy, you will have the responsibility of organizing and working with community members to fight for racial equity, dignified housing, worker’s rights and protections, and immigrant rights.

Primary Responsibilities include: 

  • Launching a new organizing chapter, or re-launching, through a robust membership drive
  • Recruit, train and equip community members to fight for justice and equity in the public arena
  • Lead a listening process with members that includes door to door canvassing, phone banking, peer to peer texting and one-to-one conversations to uncover the most pressing issues facing the community
  • Build powerful organizing campaigns to create systemic change that advance racial equity and a thriving economy for Colorado
  • Create and deepen relationships with staff from strategic partners in community organizations, academia, labor and policy organizations
  • Participate in one UNE staff committee, racial justice trainings, attend all staff meetings, events, trainings and professional development opportunities

Current openings for positions in Westminster and Commerce City
Job Requirements:  We are seeking a team player who is genuinely curious about people, has a love for justice, and is interested in growing the organization into a credible powerhouse for grassroots organizing. The ideal candidate should have at least 1 year of organizing experience in community, student, political organizations or campaigns. Comparable life experience will also be considered.

Candidates should also have:
Commitment to the social justice movement and passion for winning change for low-income people

  • Commitment to understand race, class, gender, and other equity issues as part of your work.
  • Experience working with low income communities, communities of color, and/or the labor movement.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (listening, speaking, and writing)
  • Ability to recruit new membership for UNE through canvassing and digital strategies
  • Ability to organize and build citywide community groups
  • Ability to organize community members to take-action on multiple issues for local campaigns to transform their city and Colorado
  • Must be able to work independently and manage a team
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment and be detail-orientated
  • Willingness to work occasional long and irregular hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to receive in-depth coaching and training in the field of power based relational organizing
  • Ability to manage budget and fundraise to support local organizing work through membership dues and other strategies
  • Bilingual (Spanish or Vietnamese) is strongly preferred.
  • Residents from Westminster and Commerce City are strongly encouraged to apply
  • People of Color strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary
  • Great benefits: family health, dental, vision, holidays, vacation, employer-matched retirement.

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, résumé, and three work or school related references to Celesté Martinez, Organizing Director at jobs@unecolorado.org

Deadline to apply is April 30, 2019

UNE is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community are Strongly Encouraged to Apply

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