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Exempt (from overtime), full-time temporary position
Starting salary: based on $43,500/year
Opportunity to be hired as permanent staff

 

Position at a glance

  • ISAIAH is looking for candidates who can engage with a wide range of everyday people around public issues and campaigns, are eager to develop their own leadership, and have demonstrated “grit” when faced with challenging work or a lack of initial success.
  • ISAIAH’s office is located in St. Paul, MN near Highway 280 and University Ave. W.
  • The ideal starting date is early January 2022. There is an opportunity to be hired as a permanent staff member with generous benefits.
  • This position reports to a lead organizer and regularly works with a team of other organizers.

 

Why this position is important:

ISAIAH has openings for a Young Adult Coalition Associate Organizers  to lead members from college campuses and renters to develop young adult leadership in Minnesota and build power around racial, economic, and climate justice issues impacting our generations. Associate Organizers will work with ISAIAH staff organizers to build and lead an organizing program to develop the capacity and leadership of everyday Minnesotans, and develop a series of racial, economic, and climate justice campaigns with community and ISAIAH leaders. We are building a powerful movement – and need you to build it with us!

ISAIAH is hiring two Young Adult Coalition Associate Organizers. They will:

  • Engage staff and leaders in order to build powerful relationships based in trust and a well-defined understanding of each other’s desire and interests.
  • Work with staff and leaders to implement an organizing program that engages 150+ leaders from colleges or apartment buildings.
  • Lead public actions and meetings with elected leaders to advance racial, economic, and climate justice campaigns.
  • Develop and lead a team of 25+ leaders who will meet monthly.
  • Recruit and train volunteer leaders to do in-person and virtual meetings with friends, family and members of their community.

The St. Paul Campus Associate Organizer will expand the network of campuses and students that are engaged in our work through campus organizing cohorts, community events, tabling, canvassing, classroom visits, and more.

The Minneapolis Renter and Apartment Associate Organizer will implement an organizing program that includes canvassing apartment buildings, facilitating trainings, leading events, and calling renters across the city.

 

About ISAIAH and Faith in Minnesota

ISAIAH, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is a vehicle for multi-racial, multi-faith coalitions across Minnesota to act collectively and powerfully towards racial and economic equity in MN by addressing both local and regional community issues, including mass incarceration, immigration, healthcare, and racial inequity. Faith in Minnesota is our 501(c)4 organization that gives us a platform to organize and advocate directly in our state’s elections and political process.

Together, we have more than 100 member and partner churches and mosques, more than 25 barbershops, and more than 200 child care 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.

 

HOW WILL YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE A GOOD CANDIDATE?

You can be great for this role if you are someone who is:

  • Able to act with integrity and has a strong work ethic, “grit,” and willingness to persevere until you succeed.
  • A self-starter who can independently set goals and use them to guide daily actions.
  • A good listener and capable of establishing rapport with people from different backgrounds.
  • A quick learner and eager to develop their leadership and to help others to do the same.
  • Open to evaluation and direction from their supervisor and peers.
  • Unafraid of being pushed and challenged by their peers and supervisor in order to more deeply reflect on and address personal barriers to leadership development.

 

HOW WE KNOW IF YOU’RE A GOOD CANDIDATE?

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Can articulate how working for social justice and grassroots organizing is connected to their personal motivation or self-interest rather than a desire to “serve or save” others.
  • Can demonstrate an ability for independent decision-making, management of multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, and sound judgement on when to seek advice and support from team members.
  • Can share examples of achieving success when straightforward solutions aren’t available through problem solving and applying flexible thinking.
  • Can speak to their ability to effectively work with diverse faith communities, racial groups, and diverse stakeholders.
  • Are comfortable using a range of computer programs and smartphone apps, including Microsoft Office, Internet applications, and other common software.

 

HOW TO APPLY

  • Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr [@] isaiahmn.org with the subject line “Young Adult Coalition Associate Organizer”.
  • This position will remain open until filed. Applications are reviewed as they’re received.
  • Interviews are planned to start the week of December 13, 2021.
  • It is important that you have a personal interest in ISAIAH’s and Faith in Minnesota’s mission and work. Your cover letter will be an important factor for our consideration.

 

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.

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.