Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association (Banana Kelly), the EHEBCTL’s partner in our work in affordable housing development, is supporting the CLT by hiring a dynamic and energetic self-starter to work full-time in supporting the East Harlem-El Barrio Community Land Trust to grow deeper roots in East Harlem and the surrounding community, and strengthen our base and infrastructure.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
- Help build community presence of EHEBCLT by promoting our work
- Developing sound organizing strategies and campaigns
- Develop community base and leadership
- Assist in development and steering of community meetings and training sessions
- Assist tenants in all matters related to relocation during our Phase I project construction process
- Coordinate online and communication needs
- Research for campaign development
- Develop and carry out organizing campaigns in collaboration with community members
- Build partnerships with community groups, institutions, and elected officials
- Support and promote community mobilization efforts
- Create, distribute, and facilitate popular education opportunities and materials, while ensuring cultural and community relevance
- Support in staffing and managing the EHEBCLT office space
- Support in managing the budget for organizing work and reporting to funders in coordination with both EHEBCLT and Banana Kelly
- Coordinate EHEBCLT work with Banana Kelly Organizing Department
- Maintain a flexible working schedule that will include some evening and weekend hours
Preferred Skills and Experience:
- Fluency in Spanish
- Community organizing experience, especially around housing and homelessness
- Experience living in, or a relationship to East Harlem and the surrounding communities
- Experience and competency working with communities of color
- Experience and competency working with poor and working-class communities of color
- Experience and competency facilitating workshops, trainings, meetings, and other collective processes, especially with a popular education approach. Must be able to discuss race, class, gender, and other issues of power and identity with ease and comfort.
- Organization skills, in particular time management and project management
- Creative problem-solving skills
- Experience with volunteer and intern management/coordination
The organizer position will receive a baseline $40,000 annual salary, as well as health insurance and paid time off.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com by October 11, 2019.
People of Color, people from poor and working class backgrounds, trans and gender nonconforming people, and women are encouraged to apply.