Bi-Weekly Salary of $1,673.08
Exempt, full-time position
ISAIAH ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY:
ISAIAH is a multi-racial, multi-faith, democratic, and non-partisan institution-based, statewide community organization. We have more than 100 member and partner churches and mosques, more than 25 barbershops, and more than 200 childcare centers, who work to promote a caring economy and a multi-racial democracy that honors every person’s dignity. We do this work through intentional, intensive leadership development, collective action, and deep partnerships with grassroots organizations and public servants.
ISAIAH works to ensure that all people, particularly those who have historically been left out of opportunity, become involved in shaping the future of their community. ISAIAH is recognized throughout Minnesota and nationwide as being in the vanguard of community organizations advancing racial and economic justice.
ISAIAH is an affiliate of Faith in Action, which is the largest grassroots faith-based organizing network in the United States. Faith in Action works with 1,000 religious congregations in more than 200 cities and towns through its 60 local and state federations.
ISAIAH has an opening for a Latino Coalition Associate Organizer to work full time from February 15 through August 15, 2021 to lead members of faith communities and other institutions to develop Latino leadership and build power around racial and economic justice issues impacting the Latino community. There is potential for the project beyond August 15, 2021. Associate Organizers will work with ISAIAH staff organizers to build and lead an organizing program to recruit volunteers, develop capacity and leadership and define a series of racial and economic justice campaigns.
ASSOCIATE ORGANIZERS WILL:
- Build powerful relationships with staff and leaders.
- Work with staff and leaders to implement an organizing program that engages 150+ leaders from congregations or other institutions.
- Lead public actions and meetings with elected leaders to advance racial and economic justice campaigns.
- Develop and lead a team of 25+ leaders who will meet monthly.
- Recruit and train volunteer leaders to do virtual meetings with friends, family, and members of their congregations.
- Meet regularly with ISAIAH staff organizer supervising the position and with fellow organizers to troubleshoot and solve problems in real-time.
THE IDEAL APPLICANT WITH HAVE:
- A passion for social justice and grassroots organizing as a means for social change
- A demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
- The ability to work with diverse faith communities, racial groups, and diverse stakeholders
- Basic computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office, Internet applications, and communication applications
YOU MIGHT BE AN IDEAL APPLICANT IF YOU ARE:
- A quick learner
- Someone with integrity, a strong work ethic, and a “do whatever it takes” approach
- A self-starter, flexible problem solver
- Eager to learn, a good listener, and capable of working well with people from different backgrounds
- Able to establish quick rapport or create connections when engaging someone new
- Able to independently set goals and use them to guide daily actions
- Open to evaluation and direction from supervisor and peer learning with agitation from colleagues
All applicants must be fluent in Spanish, have reliable transportation, a smartphone, a valid driver’s license, and proof of valid auto insurance.
HOW TO APPLY:
- Send a statement of interest and your resume through the MCN jobs board or,
- Send an email with the subject line “Latino Coalition Associate Organizer” with your statement of interest and resume directly to: jobs [at] isaiahmn.org
OUR STATEMENT REGARDING BEING AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
ISAIAH believes that a team with diverse experiences and backgrounds, working in an inclusive and safe work environment, generates richer discussions and more nuanced thinking. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively encourage people whose identities and backgrounds reflect the rich diversity of our community, and who are traditionally underrepresented in nonprofits to apply to our positions.