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Part-Time Community Organizer

The Ezekiel Project

The Ezekiel Project is seeking an Organizer experienced in congregation-centered community organizing to recruit new membership and identify, train, and organize community leaders to address local and regional social justice and equity work. The organizer will mainly focused on full and fair funding for our schools in 2021-2022 and the Ezekiel Project Education Taskforce work.

The Organizer will work with the Director and volunteer task force leaders to execute the mission of Ezekiel and must be: a strategic thinker, able to inspire others to act, willing to take risks, self-motivated, and have a deep desire to work for racial and education justice in our society.  Must have administrative experience and an intersectional approach to social justice. Bilingual, Spanish speaking preferred.

Successful candidates will be required to attend the 7-day residential Gamaliel National Leadership Training within 90 days of start date.  Expenses paid by The Ezekiel Project.  See www.gamaliel.org for training dates and locations.

The Ezekiel Project is an interfaith interracial, congregation-centered grassroot organization that organizes around social justice issues and moves for systemic change within the Great Lakes Bay Region. The Ezekiel Project has been an intricate part of the community for over 30 years. Visit www.theezekielproject.com for more information. The Ezekiel Project is an affiliate of Gamaliel, an institution-based community organizing network with 45 affiliates in the United States.

This is a 12 month contracted position at 30 hours a week at $15.00/hour. We are unable to offer benefits or health insurance at this time.

Please submit a one-page cover letter and a resume to Jessica Hernandez at [email protected] by 5 p.m. on July 17, 2021.

Position Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Facilitate monthly Education Taskforce (EdJT) meetings, trainings, and leadership development.
Organize committee and task force logistics as needed—announcements, meeting minutes, and follow-up steps
Be the anchor organization liaison for Michigan Education Justice Coalition (MEJC)
Participate in MEJC weekly and monthly calls/check ins.
Recruit coalition partners, team leaders, and captains in Congressional District (CD) 4 and 5 that will align with the full and fair funding work.
Become a CD 4 and 5 expert on the Babies Over Billionaire campaign/ full and fair funding work.
Provide support, strategy meetings, and training to coalition partners, team leaders, and captains.
Assist Director in grant monitoring and reporting, collect task force metrics when needed
Conduct issues and policy research and compile resources for membership on particular issues and campaigns.
Align and assist with the development of Ezekiel’s Community HUBs.
Align EdJT work with Youth for Social Change education focus work.
Attend and support other Ezekiel and coalition meetings.
Assist with organizing and fundraising for Ezekiel events. i.e. MLK Prayer Breakfast.
Assist in the development of communication pieces, including a monthly e-newsletter, social media and website updates.
Maintain special lists such as press contacts, funders and supporters, organizations engaging in similar work, etc.
Maintain office and equipment in orderly working condition. Judiciously replace supplies as needed and resources allow.
Conduct at least 10 one-on-one conversations each week with task force leaders and participants, potential new members, leaders in member organizations, public officials, community group representatives, and other key officials.
Complete weekly reflection report on activities including tracking hours and review during reflective supervision.

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.

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