The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) is seeking committed and experienced community organizers to help build the movement for social and economic justice in San Diego. ACCE is a statewide community organization working with thousands of members in eleven counties to create transformative change by helping low-income and working class residents and communities of color to organize and take action. ACCE’s recent accomplishments include:•helping lead a statewide organizing effort resulting in the passage of the landmark California Homeowners Bill of Rights, the strongest anti-foreclosure legislation in the country
•playing a leading role in the statewide effort to tax the rich for education and other critical services, through Proposition 30
•helping to pass a policy that would collect new funding for affordable housing development in San Diego
•organizing the statewide RE-Fund California Coalition, which has led successful direct action campaigns to make the 1% pay their fair share and stop bankrupting schools, colleges and local communities
· Organizing to make sure that low-income and working class communities and the families that reside in them have their voices heard when decisions are made for the community and city
· Learning first-hand the ACCE model of community organizing
· Working on issues including access to decent affordable housing, stopping foreclosures and fighting for better banking policy, fighting for progressive revenue sources to make the 1% pay instead of making more cuts to local services, and other issues
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Door-knock to recruit members to be a part of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), a membership-based, grassroots community organization taking action to stand up for working class communities throughout SD and the state!
* Mobilize community members to organize direct actions, rallies, protests and community meetings with public and private decision makers
* When applicable, civic engagement to increase voter participation in upcoming elections within working-class communities
*Leadership development with community members
* Develop and maintain systems for keeping accurate lists and reports about contacts, events, etc.
* In collaboration with communications and other staff, develop an appropriate messaging for canvassing and phone banking
* Participate in regular staff meetings & trainings
* A demonstrated commitment to economic and social justice
* Field organizing and/or canvassing experience; union, community, or political organizing experience.
* Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to meet goals and deadlines while working independently
* Strong work ethic, ability to multi-task, and commitment to local organizing
* Bi-lingual or the ability to speak conversational Spanish
* Access to reliable car and valid driver license
Salary and compensation commensurate with experience. ACCE is an equal opportunity employer; LGBT, women, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Please email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org , ATTN: Organizer Position.