Community Organizer Job Announcement – San Diego

Jim Mahler [aftjim@mac.com]

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Saturday, July 05, 2014 6:23 PM
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Community Organizer Job Announcement – San Diego 
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

Job entails:
·      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

Secondary responsibilities:
* 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

Desired qualifications:
* 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 sandiego@calorganize.org , ATTN: Organizer Position.