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Monday September 15, 2014

Pilsen Alliance Hiring: Community Organizer

Job Description:
Community Organizer

Pilsen Alliance, a dynamic, expanding grassroots organization based in the Pilsen neighborhood, is seeking a fulltime organizer to help move the neighbors’ agenda forward.  Pilsen Alliance is committed to social justice through issue organizing, direct action and leadership development.  

The Community Organizer’s main duties involve door-to-door canvassing, identification of issues, mobilizing the community and providing leadership development.  A successful candidate for this position is an energetic, motivated and principled individual willing to work very hard on behalf of working people.

Responsibilities of the Organizer include:

Canvassing the community to learn about neighbors’ issues through a survey
Working on community outreach with staff and leaders
Working with Pilsen Alliance staff to maintain and update the database
Assisting with coordination and production of various community events
Other duties to be determined
It requires working evenings and some Saturdays
The Organizer reports to the Executive Director

Qualifications:
Self motivated, intelligent, with a deep commitment to social justice
Great communication skills 
Bilingual (Spanish/English)
Positive, enthusiastic and professional attitude 
Excellent interpersonal skills, both in person and over phone
Ability to work independently
Previous community or union organizing experience preferred, but not required

Compensation:  
Low to mid 30s, commensurate with experience

Expected Starting Date: 
Immediately

To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to pilsenalliance@thepilsenalliance.org

For more information visit www.thepilsenalliance.org