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© 2015 by Faith in Florida

Hillsborough

Community Organizer

Faith in Florida (FIF) is seeking a Community Organizer in Hillsborough to teach community-organizing skills to grassroots community leaders within religious congregations and empowering them to conduct successful campaigns on a wide variety of issues on the local, regional, and national levels.

 

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate experience in the work of social change and a commitment to their own development and growth. He or she will be responsible for reaching out and developing relationships with multi-faith congregations in Hillsborough.

 

About Faith in Florida:

FIF is about people, power, and change.  First and foremost, our focus is on the development and engagement of people. We work to unleash the leadership that is within each of us toward fighting for racial, economic, and environmental justice.

 

FIF is affiliated with the PICO National Network.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct 10-15 one-on-one meetings each week with faith and community leaders

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

  • Support FIF congregational teams in outreach, research, and strategic planning leading to large community action meetings that impact systemic change

  • Provide support and strategic guidance around campaigns goals that participating congregations decide upon

 

Qualifications:

We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship-building, are results-oriented, and have strong management skills. You should have:

  • Solid understanding of one's own faith journey and a strong sense of power 

  • Ability to connect, engage, and inspire community members across multiple cultures

  • Capacity to think strategically and analytically about social, economic, cultural, and political issues affecting a community.

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

 

Relevant previous organizing experience (Community, Labor, Voter) and being bilingual are both plusses but are not requirements.

 

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.

 

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Genesis Garcia, Operations Director, at ggarcia@faithinflorida.org.