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Community Organizer

Company: Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Location: Oakland
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

This is your chance to MAKE AN IMPACT!

Join a personally-transforming effort to protect and preserve democracy in America.

*The Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center* strengthens democracy and expand social and economic justice by educating and preparing young people to become lifelong, active participants in a robust, fair, and equitable democratic process. High school and college students integrate into intensive study of nonviolence, social justice, and the science of organizing. Each student engages in civic action that focuses on interracial, intergenerational, and multisector movements and campaigns that advance social change.

* Learn from distinguished elected officials, civil rights luminaries, and local and national leaders
* Create cultural exchanges to cities, towns, and Tribal Nations throughout the West Coast and the nation
* Organize diverse leaders, educators, families and students

*For more information see our website www.mlkfreedomcenter.org, and a short video on our leadership initiative, Changing Ourselves through Being a Part of the Solution: *https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AD0RBG0R4w

*Responsibilities: *Positions organize parent, student and educator leadership and action. Organizers build power with a focus on one-on-one recruiting, family orientations, and developing community structures for long term policy influence. Positions organize school administrators and educators, civil rights and faith based leaders, community and tribal leaders, parents and students. Family orientations, phone calling, organizing and attending community events together with parents and students, popular education through organizing student participation in weekly classes, local and state legislative advocacy, etc.

*Requirements: *

* Live in the East Bay within 30 minute commute to Freedom Center offices in Oakland, located on the Merritt College campus.
* A driver's license, a car, automobile insurance on that vehicle, and cell phone.
* Work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends
* Capacity to travel. Expenses covered.
* Work with individuals and communities of races and ages different than one's own
* Personal commitment to justice for working people
* Strong self-initiative and outgoing attitude
* Desire and willingness for personal transformation
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Ability to lift 10 pounds (our cultural exchange tours include loading and unloading bags, tents, and equipment for our mobile camp)

*Desirable Qualifications: *

* Experience with diverse communities. Bilingual or multilingual is an asset.
* Experience working on an electoral campaign, union organizing effort, legislative office, or in a similar organizing environment is highly valued. For instance, as a political organizer, legislative aid, labor rep, shop steward, or similar.

*Work location: * This is an on-site position. Robust community interaction is necessary. The opportunity to work from home is minimal.

*Salary, Benefits: Salary $63,000 a year *comprehensive fully paid medical and dental benefits for employee after one month, Simple IRA, and mileage reimbursement. Travel costs are covered*.*

*How to apply: Send a resume and cover letter* to info[@]mlkfreedomcenter.org. Please note, a cover letter is *required* with your resume. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

_Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. ICL is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive wage package including medical, dental and pension._

_AAP/EEO Statement_
_ICL is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates without regard for race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental, or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. ICL works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces policies against discrimination and sexual harassment._

_We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental, or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. In addition to federal law requirements, we comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities.ly with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities._

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $63,000.00 per year

Benefits:
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Retirement plan
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday
* Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
Covid Vaccine Mandatory

License/Certification:
* Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: On the road%58047475%

Keywords: Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center, Oakland , Community Organizer, Other , Oakland, California

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