Community Organizer - CCISCO
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Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO) is hiring two part-time organizer positions to support our work in Eastern and Western Contra Costa County. We use the congregation-based community organizing model and are a proud affiliate of the PICO National Network. At CCISCO we are building a powerful, multi-ethnic organization that is transforming Contra Costa County into a place of justice and equity. CCISCO has 26 member institutions (congregations, schools, youth committees) that represent over 38,000 families and are a powerful force for justice that spans the entire county. We are proud to be part of the PICO National Network, one of the largest and fastest growing community organizing efforts in the country, with more than 1,000 member institutions representing 1million families in 150 cities and 17 states. At CCISCO and PICO we are lifting a new vision for America that is rooted in our faith values and democratic traditions.
An organizer has responsibility for training congregational, school and neighborhood leaders to develop organizing teams and build regional campaigns to advance an agenda for equity and justice. CCISCO has a strong learning culture, including weekly staff development and coaching opportunities, and PICO regional and national trainings. We place a high priority on personal learning, relationship building, and creating a respectful multi-ethnic, multi-faith, and multilingual organization.
Specific Responsibilities Include
Develop volunteer leaders and community organizing committees in member congregations using the PICO model of congregation-based community organizing
Conduct one-to-one visits per week with new or established organizational leaders and influential, external leaders on a consistent and regular basis
Guide community organizing teams through research and strategic campaigns
Participate in national network efforts to move policy at state and national levels
Participate in fundraising and administrative activities as required; and
Participate in professional development sessions and other training activities
Desired Qualifications Include
Experience in social justice, political, or community development work
Excellent interpersonal skills
Self-directed and highly motivated
Strong presentation, training, and writing skills
Keen analytical skills
Ability to work with diverse religious congregations and racial/ethnic communities
Candidates must successfully complete a one-to-one interview process
Bachelor’s degree or comparable level of experience or education
Multilingual candidates encouraged to apply
Additional Qualities Desired
Intelligence - not degrees or titles, but the ability to think, reflect, communicate, challenge the conventional wisdom, make judgments in complicated situations, and show flexibility.
Edge - not temper, not ideological fervor, but a clear moral compass and a desire to act out against oppression and injustice.
A willingness to cross race and culture - desire to work people unlike yourself, people of other races, classes, orientations, faiths.
A track record - evidence of attempting to relate people and to respond to situations that call out for action and impact in
whatever field or career or endeavor has occupied your time.
All applicants must apply for this position online. (Follow the link to "Apply for this Position")
Please have the following three (3) documents ready to upload to your online application:
An electronic file of your resume (preferably in PDF format) including 3 references and salary history;
A cover letter (stating why you would be the ideal person for this position);
A writing sample (demonstrating your ability to think critically and communicate effectively).
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