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Bridge Maryland, Inc. is hiring a full-time community organizer to expand its work in Baltimore County.

 

Bridge Maryland, Inc. (BMI) is a faith-based, multi-ethnic, multi-racial congregation-centered community organization with work in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Caroline, Harford, and Talbot Counties. For more than a decade BMI has organized people, primarily in low-income neighborhoods, to exert their civic power to improve their lives and communities. BMI addresses issues through a process of relationship building, leadership development, and direct action. BMI’s goal is to strengthen member congregations and institutions and to build powerful coalitions that address local and statewide community issues in order to bring about racial and economic social and systemic change. BMI is an affiliate of the Gamaliel Network.

The Community Organizer position has a competitive salary commensurate with experience. BMI is an equal opportunity employer. BMI is accepting resumes from November 8 until the position is filled. Submit a cover letter and resume with references at: https://forms.gle/zJSBASpvEnxwpJan8 . No phone calls, please.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties
In general, the Community Organizer is responsible for recruiting and integrating new member congregations into Bridge Maryland, Inc. and engaging member congregations by designing and implementing campaigns and actions with local leaders. During the first year or employment, the Community Organizer will focus on primarily on developing and implementing a parent/education focused community leader project to protect and advance the community schools initiative in Baltimore County. In addition, the Community Organizer will:
 Organize congregations and develop leaders to build the power of BMI.
 Recruit new congregations and institutions and maintain strong relationships with current members.
 Conduct leadership training at the local level.
 Identify and recruit individuals for local and national leadership training.
 Organize issue campaigns and actions (first year focused primarily on community schools/education equity campaign)
 Conduct power analyses with BMI members.
 Raise significant money for the organization.

Qualifications
 Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college) or at least three years of professional community organizing experience.
 Community organizing experience with grassroots groups and low-income people.
 Ability to work with groups of people from diverse ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds.
 Experience working with coalitions and other organizations on successful issue campaigns.
 Strong commitment to social justice and social change.
 Fundraising experience.
 Good communication, writing and administrative skills.
 Experience developing leaders and conducting leadership training.
 Self-motivated.
 Ability to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.
 Ability to travel in the region with some national travel required.
 Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) a plus.
 Computer Skills: Microsoft Office and internet navigation.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

GAMALIEL NETWORK

The Gamaliel Network is a faith-based, multi-ethnic, multi-racial organizing network operating in 44 regions in 15 states. Gamaliel’s foundation and strongest base comes from the membership of thousands of congregations, representing more than 20 faith traditions, though we have made a special effort to reach out to marginalized people who might not otherwise have found their way into our network and into our congregations. Over its 31-year history, Gamaliel has trained thousands of ordinary people, primarily in low-income urban neighborhoods, to exert their civic power to improve their lives and local communities.  Gamaliel has grown into a national network dedicated to building a diverse corps of grassroots leaders from local congregations committed to transforming the systems and structures that perpetuate racial and economic inequities.

Our mission is to empower ordinary people to effectively participate in the political, environmental, social and economic decisions affecting their lives.

Principle Responsibilities:     

Working with an established group of community and faith-based leaders to build relationships, develop leadership skills and organize issue-oriented campaigns related to economic development, criminal justice, education, health care and immigration. Must be proactive in the areas of campaign development, fundraising and leadership development.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related areas: Social Work, Political Science, Theology or History. Master’s degree preferred but not required.
  • Experience as a community organizer or labor organizer.
  • Experience working with diverse populations, including various faith traditions, immigrants, and different abilities is strongly desired.
  • Understanding of racial and social systemic barriers.
    • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish and English is preferred but not required.
    • Excellent communication skills: oral, written and interpersonal.
    • Strong analytical abilities.
    • Strong team player.
    • Experience in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). Familiarity with using databases is desirable.

Please email cover letter and resume to

Juan F. Soto, Gamaliel Organizing Director [email protected]

No phone calls please

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Resources:

Read the general standards for organizers.

Use the Directory to schedule an informational interview with an organizer or president
near you.

Review the reading list for first-year organizers.

Candidates may be invited to attend Gamaliel's National Leadership Training to learn more.

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