Position: Social Justice Organizer
Organization: ACORN Canada
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Applicants must include a CV and a cover letter
ACORN Canada is looking for Social Justice Organizers for Ottawa ACORN. Individuals must be motivated, interested in fighting and winning local, and national social justice campaigns.
ACORN Canada is made up of more than 130,000 low- and moderate-income member families, in 21 local chapters of ACORN throughout the country, organized democratically through community organizing. We are Canada's largest grassroots community organization for low and moderate-income families. We have won many important social justice campaigns like Payday Lending legislation, Renter’s Rights Campaigns, stopping Disability Assistance claw-backs, Raising the Minimum Wage, Internet for All, and more!
ACORN Organizers build organizations in low and moderate-income communities. How? House by house, family by family, organizers hear from community residents what they want changed in their neighbourhood, city, province, and country. Organizers work with community residents to hold meetings, do research on key issues, and develop campaign strategies to get these issues addressed. The ACORN organizer`s job is to work for the membership of ACORN, helping them build the power they need to win on the issues that are most important to them and their communities.
Social Justice Organizer Job Description
The job will include recruiting new members through door-knocking, fundraising, organizing meetings, organizing actions/protests, communications/public relations, developing campaigns, cultivating new community leaders, phone outreach, attending out-of-town meetings, and most of all, listening to the people in the communities we organize in.
What We Are Looking for from All Candidates:
Experience: Professional community organizing training provided.
Positions available: Full Time.
Room for advancement in organization is available after 2-month training period (also includes benefits, travel, vacation, sick days, and other benefits).
To better prepare yourself for the interview process, if you are selected, visit our website and social media at:
Facebook: Ottawa ACORN
TO APPLY: Email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: "Job posting: Social Justice Organizer"
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Sep 11 2019 ID: 54721