ACT is hiring!
Sacramento ACT (Area Congregations Together) is seeking a full-time community organizer to work in the Sacramento region. Community Organizer will work with a team of organizers to develop organizational campaigns to increase equity and advance racial and economic justice in the Sacramento region. This position will report to the Director of Organizing.
Location: Sacramento, CA
Time Commitment: Full time, including significant evening and weekend work
Compensation: Range from $45,000 to $50,000 per year, depending upon experience. Benefits include family health and dental, life insurance and long-term disability fully paid by employer at time of employment; and employer retirement contribution after one year of employment
Deadline: Open until filled
- An electronic copy of your resume
- A cover letter (explaining your experience in any of the minimum or preferred qualifications required for this position which are not specifically addressed in your resume)
- A short writing sample (demonstrating your ability to think critically and communicate effectively)
Deadline: Position is open until filled
More Information: For more information about this position, contact Tere Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916.389.8990.
Sacramento ACT is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and without regard to race, religions creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances.
About Sacramento ACT
Sacramento ACT empowers ordinary people to identify and change the conditions that create economic and racial injustice. Our shared faith values call us to envision and build a just and equitable community for all.
At the center of our model of congregation-based community organizing is a belief in the potential for transformation – of people, institutions, and our larger culture. This belief stems directly from ACT’s roots in faith communities, and radiates throughout the organization, influencing the way ACT relates to public officials, to community members, and to one another.
Sacramento ACT (www.sacact.org) is a member of Faith in Action national network (www.faithinaction.org), one of the largest grassroots community organizing networks in the country and the largest in California (www.picocalifornia.org).
A Community Organizer is responsible for working with a variety of congregations, neighborhood and/or community-based groups to: find and develop leaders; identify issues important to the local members; work with leaders to design campaign strategies and win policy changes that improve communities and the quality of life for residents.
This individual is expected to be a full participant in achieving the ACT mission, with specific responsibility to:
- Develop community leadership through the principles and practices of the model of faith-based community organizing
- Build relationships by conducting 15-20 weekly one-to-one conversations with youth and community members in at least 2 Local Organizing Committees (LOCs)
- Work with LOCs to set listening goals, research meetings, define issues and conduct public actions to resolve community concerns
- Lead bi-weekly training sessions with youth
- Identify & develop potential issue cuts and strategies for reforming the justice system
- Develop & articulate analysis of County criminal justice system
- Work with faith, spiritual and institutional leaders from diverse traditions to build relationships and to act in the public arena on issues affecting their members
- Conduct one-to-one visits with community leaders, clergy, and community stakeholders on a consistent and frequent basis
- Participate in Sacramento ACT, PICO California and Faith in Action initiatives and campaigns to move policy at regional, state and national levels
- Participate in fundraising and administrative activities as required
- Participate in staff professional development sessions and other training activities
We are seeking an individual who excels in relationship-building, has strong instincts of how to build teams and build power, and has exceptional follow-through on tasks and plans. Strong candidates should have:
- A demonstrated ability to work in a multi-faith, multi-racial, multi-ethnic contexts
- Strong interpersonal and relational skills, and interest in people; a good listener, and good communication skills
- Capacity to think, speak, and write strategically and analytically about social, economic, cultural, and political issues affecting our communities
- Experience/comfort working with clergy, people of faith, faith and spiritual communities around social change issues
- Demonstrated a commitment for equity, justice and healthy communities
- Desire to learn and openness to challenge
- A self-directed, highly motivated orientation and an ability to provide positive, disciplined leadership in an unstructured environment
- Experience with and comfort using computers, email systems, and basic office equipment.
- Organizers must possess a driver’s license, car insurance, and access to a reliable automobile to travel within the Sacramento region
- B.A. or B.S degree strongly preferred, or equivalent work experience
- Spanish/bilingual proficiency helpful
- Experience with and comfort using web-based video conferencing systems such as Google Hangouts, Skype, or Zoom
- Familiarity with Google Docs, Gmail, and the Google calendar system
- Ability to lift 40 pounds.
Sacramento ACT highly values staff development, support and growth. We value hard work and balance for our families. We offer weekly staff development and coaching opportunities, as well as opportunities to participate in PICO regional and national trainings.