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© 2015 by Faith in Florida

Part-Time Hillsborough County Congregation-Based Organizer

About Faith in Florida:

Faith in Florida (FIF) is about people, power, and change. Through a network of congregations in South, Central and North Florida, FIF brings people of faith together across race and faith lines to act in a unified moral voice for racial, economic, and environmental justice. FIF is affiliated with Faith in Action (formerly the PICO National Network).

About the Congregation-Based Organizer Position:

The ideal candidate would have a passion for people and racial justice, strong relational skills, and capacity to build bridges across multiple cultures. Strong written and verbal skills are required. Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus.

This position will focus on reaching out and developing relationships with religious congregations in Hillsborough County, and training and equipping people within those congregations to be highly effective social justice leaders.

This position is part time with significant evening and weekend work. The candidate must have access to reliable transportation. Starting salary is competitive, depending on experience; benefits include health care plan and paid vacation.

 

SKILLS & ORIENTATIONS

  • Ability and experience working cross-culturally

  • Strong relational skills and ability to connect, engage, and inspire community members across multiple cultures including; religion, race, gender, age, and class

  • Capacity to think strategically and analytically about social, economic, cultural, and political issues

  • Strong desire to learn and openness to challenge others

  • Ability to work as part of a strong staff team as well as independently

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs; i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.

  • Relevant previous organizing experience (Community, Labor, Voter/Civic) a plus

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Conduct 5 – 6 one on one meetings each week with faith leaders and other community leaders

  • Help participating congregations build powerful social justice teams/ministries

  • Provide regular organizing training for FIF participants in the principles and skills of congregation-based organizing

  • Provide ongoing leadership coaching and training to grassroots leaders

  • Support FIF leaders conducting high-impact campaigns including elections seasons, local, state, federal (GOTV, S2P, voter engagement, VR

  • Attend local and national professional development trainings

  • Host chapter/lay leaders bi-monthly meetings

  • Meet with local and state politicians

  • Routine requirements (weekly and expense reports, staff calls, etc.)

Compensation depends on experience and is highly competitive. FIF is an equal opportunity employer, and we make a particular effort to recruit people of color to apply for open positions.

To apply please email a cover letter and resume to Genesis Garcia, Director of Operations at ggarcia@faithinflorida.org.