Organization: InnerCity Struggle
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date Posted: 11/07/2023
InnerCity Struggle (ICS) is a transformational and intergenerational movement that builds community power to advance justice, life opportunities, and dignity in the Eastside of Los Angeles. Our vision is for the Eastside of Los Angeles to be a thriving, multigenerational, and civically engaged community that ensures racial justice, a quality education, an equitable economy, and a healthy built environment for residents most impacted by systemic injustices. ICS organizes youth and families in Boyle Heights, unincorporated East Los Angeles, City Terrace, El Sereno, and Lincoln Heights.
Through the Generations for Justice (G4J) component, ICS organizes young adults ages 18-30 to provide leadership development, cultural and political education, and academic/career mentoring to empower young adults to be agents of social change. The purpose of Generations for Justice is to build a powerful base of young adults that organize toward educational justice and create campaigns to address the social and economic inequities that exist in the Eastside of Los Angeles.
InnerCity Struggle is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ people, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.
G4J Community Organizer would be responsible for effectively leading base building coordination, facilitating leadership development trainings, and supporting organizational movement building through coalition engagement. We are looking for someone with previous experience facilitating and coordinating leadership training and a track record of effective base-building.
Develop and implement outreach strategies to recruit young adults to G4J, including the engagement of alumni from ICS’ United Students program and local Eastside college students.
Develop community-friendly curriculum on political education topics and leadership development skills.
Responsible for the development and training of core leaders to recruit, engage, and sustain the involvement of an active base of members in city/countywide campaigns.
Train and prepare core leaders for public speaking opportunities (i.e. public comment, interviews, media spokesperson, etc.).
Develop and maintain relationships with college faculty and other key allies.
Represent ICS in identified coalitions/alliances.
Work with other staff to coordinate base building, programming, and community events.
Provide transportation for members in ICS vehicles.
Travel for InnerCity Struggle-related activities that may include some weekends (retreats, conferences, training, etc.) – when ICS resumes travel.
Engage in civic engagement activities, including, but not limited to, canvassing in the Eastside of Los Angeles.
Participate in ICS’s special events and grassroots fundraising efforts.
Other duties as identified by the Community Organizing Coordinator and the Community Organizing Director.
ICS is Seeking a Person Who Meets the Preferred Qualifications:
Strong Social Justice analysis.
Minimum 2 years experience providing leadership support for diverse populations.
Minimum 2 years experience in youth organizing or community organizing in low-income communities of color.
College Graduate who holds, at minimum, a Bachelor of Arts Degree – or related experience.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment.
Ability to prioritize and set goals by developing weekly, monthly, and quarterly work plans.
Ability to work weekends as needed or required by campaign activities.
Track record of accomplishing goals and objectives individually and in a team atmosphere.
Effective and concise writing and communication skills.
Ability to work effectively with school and district leaders, and community allies.
Ability to work in a team setting and provide/receive constructive feedback.
Must be computer literate and preferably have experience working with databases, presentations, and internet research.
CA driver’s license and access to a reliable automobile (with at minimum, liability insurance).
Temporarily hybrid (in person at ICS office and remote).
Remote work must be performed in or near Los Angeles, CA.
HOW TO APPLY:
Email Cover Letter and Resume to:
Erika Jimenez, Generations For Justice (G4J) Community Organizing Coordinator
Please include “GENERATIONS FOR JUSTICE – COMMUNITY ORGANIZER”- First & Last Name” in the subject line of your email. The cover letter must address why you are interested in the position and what strengths you would bring to the organization
No Phone calls or site visits please
Deadline for accepting applications: November 10, 2023, until the position is filled