Community Organizer Position
Position: Full-time exempt
Inland Congregations United for Change (ICUC) is a faith-based 501(c)3 non-profit community organization serving San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. ICUC empowers people of faith to transform and revitalize the Inland Empire by working in the civic arena for the common good.
ICUC is seeking a Parent Organizer who will work closely with Lead Organizers and parent leaders across the Coachella Valley (CV) to engage parents and families in ICUC’s Parents United for Change program and organizing. This includes but is not limited to working with families and parent leaders at school sites, congregations and in community centers, school administrators, colleges and universities, and other partner organizations. The end goal is to bring a relationship centered approach to the development of knowledge and skills of families to advance education and economic justice for low income, system impacted, indigenous communities, and immigrant families.
The Parent Organizer will also work closely with interfaith clergy, congregational leaders, school district staff and officials, city and county leaders, service providers, allied organizations, and coalitions in the CV. The CV Parent Organizer will also help to recruit, train, and develop new leaders, while also developing themselves with the help of support staff.
- Strong facilitation skills
- Creative thinker and problem-solver
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Strong organizational and time management skills, including budgeting
- Ability to inspire leaders participation and engagement
- Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information
- Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with peers, youth, and community partners
- Extend ICUC’s parent organizing program ‘Parents United for Change’ to schools and congregations where families will participate and engage in monthly organizing planning meetings and Parents United for Change organizing meetings per LOC in the Coachella Valley.
- Bring ICUC’s curriculum and expand materials as needed based on ongoing listening sessions with families and to create local and statewide organizing opportunities to bring needed resources and information.
- Continue to build on ICUC’s legacy in a way that is intentional and builds both parent and organizational power and recognition.
- Plan, coordinate and lead workshops, trainings, and conversations that support families knowledge and organizing skills. Create materials and presentations in both English and Spanish.
- Support Parent Organizers at school and congregational bases to build a base of fifty (50) parent leader contacts per site. Keep parent participants engaged in monthly parent LOC meetings and monthly training at each site.
- Guide and support Parent Organizers in holding LOC meetings with planned agendas and training for each meeting for their respective sites with the purpose of connecting their base to the ongoing organizing work and educational materials.
- Create and maintain three (3) local organizing committees with fifty (50) engaged leaders per month through 1-1s and LOC meetings. Local organizing committees should meet twice a month.
- Engage families in the implementation of the ICUC’s Civic Engagement Campaigns to advance policies that support our mission and vision.
- Participate in a coalition with the Education for Liberation campaign at PICO California.
- Participate and support the congregational team in organizing and strategizing ICUC s organizing in the region to align with ICUC, PICO California, and Faith In Action’s organizing campaigns.
- Work with the Lead Organizer to plan out monthly organizing work plans.
- Hold a minimum of two to four (2 – 4) research actions per LOC a year.
- Hold one (1) public action a year.
- Support federated actions by bringing leaders and clergy to participate and co-lead in organizing spaces.
- Maintain a system to keep track of meetings, actions, and participants (includes date, location, type of meeting/action, and contact information) in collaboration with ICUC Data Lead.
- Establish a systematic form of communication with leaders and clergy. This includes 1-1s, calls, zoom meetings, emails, text apps, etc.
- Maintain a detailed calendar of job-related activities and submit ICUCs administrative reports as required. For example, staff reports, complete assassinated training, etc.
- Engage CV leaders in the implementation of the ICUC’s Civic Engagement Campaigns to advance policies that support our mission and vision. Activities such as phone banking, canvassing, food distribution drives, voter registration drives, collection of pledge cards, petitions, etc.
- Minimum of three (3) years of experience working in community organizing within schools and/or congregations
- Experience working in leader development
- Experience working with families from the diverse communities of San Bernardino and Riverside counties
Preferred, but not required
- Bilingual (English/Spanish)
- Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license
- Bachelor’s degree in social work, social justice, sociology, or a related field or equivalent work experience
Must be willing and able to work occasional evenings and weekends. This position is also hybrid, where some work may be done remotely.
Inland Congregations United for Change is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, refugees and LGBTQ people to apply.
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