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Faith Coalition for the Common Good seeks a part-time Community Organizer in Springfield, IL region

About the Position

  • Faith Coalition for the Common Good seeks to fill a part time organizing position with an ambitious and hard-working Community Organizer who will be responsible for helping to expand a powerful faith and value-based organization in Springfield, IL region. The job will begin as a part-time position and may potentially turn into a full time position.
  • We seek someone with experience working with communities, who has self-confidence in working in diverse environments; who seeks the opportunity to engage in social justice work; is committed to the development of community leadership; and, has a history of working well with others.

About the Faith Coalition for the Common Good

  • The Faith Coalition is an institutionally based network of congregations, labor unions and organizations committed to building community and seeking justice and equity. Our mission is to work collaboratively for racial equity, civic engagement, a fair economy and participatory decision making. The Faith Coalition trains ordinary people to become leaders in their community and impact laws, policies and procedures. We transform institutions and their members to build the power to address issues most affecting them, like jobs, transportation, affordable housing and immigration reform.

Compensation

  • The salary is competitive and based on experience. The position includes the opportunity to be trained and coached in the art of community organizing within the Gamaliel Network.

Requirements

  • Minimum Education - 2 year degree
  • Ability to speak Spanish is beneficial, but not required.

How to Apply

  • Applicants should send a cover letter (maximum two pages) describing qualifications, interest in the position and availability for preliminary interview dates, a resume, and two professional references to:
    • Juan F. Soto, Director of Gamaliel of Illinois/Iowa jfsoto@gamaliel.org and
    • Shelly Heideman, Director of Faith Coalition for the Common Good, fccg2208@gmail.com

We encourage everyone to apply and particularly would appreciate applicants who are women, people of color and people with unique abilities.

Deadline to Apply: December 15, 2019

Download the full job description here.

 


 

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Download full job description here.

 

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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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