Community Organizer

Programs · Los Angeles, California
Department Programs
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation Negotiable

Position Summary:

Social Justice Learning Institute is seeking a highly motivated, independent and experienced organizer with a passion for working with marginalized residents and economically vulnerable communities of color to organize, build their power, and wage campaigns to bring about policy changes that improve their standard of living and/or quality of life. Candidates must have a demonstrated passion for economic and social justice and the ability to establish and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.


The SJLI organizer works under the general direction of the Executive Director to identify, plan and deploy strategic community building and organizing techniques that engage a broad range of community stakeholders to strengthen the voices and political influence of marginalized groups regarding the justice issues they confront. The SJLI Organizer will also work closely with all the priority issue committees of the Organization.


Grassroots Organizing:

• Develop and implement time specific work plans for the priority issues

that involve engaging residents and community organizations

• Organize and conduct door-to-door, online and phone outreach to build the

coalition and identify local leaders

• Lead city wide campaigns for the priority issues

• Prepare talking points for constituents and prepare them for public

speaking opportunities


• Coordinate the logistics for public events and large-scale mobilizations

• Connect organizing work with current research, public policies, and

political activities at the local, state and national levels

• Advocate for SJLI’s priority issues in public and private interactions in the


• Prepare press releases, coordinate media requests and media events


• Craft and send regular email messages to SJLI database

• Prepare and launch online campaigns via appropriate technologies

• Serve as a public speaker for SJLI positions at local meetings and other

public events

• Respond, in a timely manner, to inquiries via phone, email or other

Community Outreach and Education:

• Identify and coordinate activities between SJLI and like-minded

community-based organizations and recruit organizations to join SJLI in

support of SJLI’s mission and priority issues

• Serve as liaison between SJLI and various community organizations and

stakeholders involved in social and economic justice organizing activities

• Meet with elected officials and stakeholders, regularly

• Attend community events and meetings as the representative from SJLI

• Provide educational materials and conduct presentations about the

priority areas at community events and meetings

Administrative Support:

• Provide regular and timely updates on priority issues and campaigns

Develop and implement time-specific work plans

• Make reports to organizational leadership, as needed

• Support the operations team in processing and tracking expenses and






• Excellent analytic skills combined with negotiation and problem-solving


• Strong time and task management skills

• Ability to work well under deadline and high pressure situations

• Willingness to periodically work long hours, late evenings and weekends

• Provide own computer and mobile phone with appropriate software and


• Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications and Internet/Web based

applications and tools

• Conversant and prolific in social media platforms

• Basic knowledge of city and state policies on all priority issues

• Skills in using an email system and web site content management systems

• Associate or Bachelor’s Degree




• Formal training and/or experience in organizing techniques

• Three years of successful experience doing community, labor, environmental

or other form of grassroots/constituent based direct action organizing

• Valid driver’s license and easy access to a dependable vehicle

• Fluent bilingual Spanish and English language, interpersonal, verbal and

written skills


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