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Job Opportunity: We need an Organizer!

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 gjost@bkcianyc.org and copy info@ehebclt.nyc 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.

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