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Community Organizer – Holyoke/Springfield-Holyoke, MA.

Organization: Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts

Position Title: Community Organizer

Location: Holyoke, MA.

Hours & Compensation: Full-Time

Application Deadline: March 13, 2014


Job Description:

About Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts (N2N-MA):  Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts is a progressive organization of working class, multi-racial, and multi-ethnic people working together to build political and economic power to improve the quality of lives in our communities. As members, we lead the change ourselves through education & training, issue & electoral organizing, policy advocacy, alliance building, community-controlled economic development, and holding decision-makers accountable.

Main Responsibilities of the Position (Organizer will split his/her time between Springfield and Holyoke):

  • Work in each area and with its current active members to build each chapter by:
    • Facilitating strategy discussions and setting goals with members
    • Doing recruitment and outreach to the local community
    • Working with members to implement tactics and reach desired outcomes
    • Developing leadership skills of membership base
    • Coordinating the chapter’s work with the statewide organization
    • Conducting local media and communications work
  • Lead the Action for Healthy Holyoke!Coalition toward meeting their goals of shutting down the Mt. Tom coal plant and embarking on a just transition for the workers and the community.
    • Work together with organizers from allied organizations and N2N Holyoke members to develop and carry-out corporate and regulatory campaign strategies and tactics
    • Recruit and involve activists and local health and community-based organizations in the campaign
    • Develop communications materials and organize press events
  • Conduct major donor work and grant-writing work under supervision of Fundraising Director.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Passionate individual
  • Someone who understands the struggles low-income communities of color face
  • Has passion for social change and political empowerment of low-income, working class people.
  • Experience doing outreach work in communities of color.
  • Excellent writing, computer, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to building unity in multi-racial community.
  • Skilled in fundraising.
  • Experience in issue, labor, electoral or community organizing.
  • Fluency in Spanish.

People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Send resumes & cover letter with subject heading“Springfield/Holyoke Organizer”to Organizing Director, Ivette C. Luna


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