Community Organizer, Urban League Diversity and Civic Leadership Organizing Project

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organization:Urban League of Portland
position summary:

The Urban League is seeking a part-time, highly motivated and energetic Organizer to work with African American and other community residents to be more engaged in decision-making on such issues as City housing, community development and planning, employment and economic development policies as part of the League’s Diversity and Civic Leadership Organizing Project.

The Organizer is responsible for working with community residents to identify priority issues; identify and help develop community leaders; develop and implement outreach strategies, including community meetings and one on ones; develop and present training events and popular education workshops, develop materials to facilitate organizing; help create and maintain databases; facilitate meetings with city officials, neighborhood associations and coalitions.

All interested candidates should submit resumes and cover letter to Urban League of Portland, ATTN: Midge Purcell, 10 N. Russell St., Portland, OR 97227 or fax to 503-249-1926 or email to [email protected] Full job description available for download at The position is open until filled but the first series of interviews will be scheduled the week of February 1, 2010.

Salary / Pay Rate:$11.00 - $13.00 per hour depending on experience
Required Skills and Abilities:Candidates must have volunteer or paid organizing experience; ability to conduct training and lead workshops; ability to gain trust and spark interest amongst community residents; work with tenants, homeowners, churches, diverse community organizations and political officers. Skills required include excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficiency at word processing, email, and web basics and a commitment to social and economic justice work which empowers communities.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer