Hartford Organizer, Make the Road CT
POSITION LOCATION: Hartford, CT
ABOUT MAKE THE ROAD CONNECTICUT: Make the Road Connecticut (MRCT) is a new sister organizationto the highly-effective and long-standing organization Make the Road New York. MRCT is building amembership base in Connecticut, and has already launched campaigns to advance immigrantand worker rights at the state and city level.
ABOUT THE POSITION: We seek an energetic organizer that will support the lead organizer in executing a local education campaign develing a city wide know your rights network led by community members. Responsibilities include outreach to parents in low wage, support of parent committee, coordination of local actions and mobilization for statewide actions, story collection and training of spokespeople, and engagement ofallies across the state to advance this effort.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Organizer will be responsible for:
Identifying, recruiting and developing community members
Creating and supporting our parent committee
Planning and carrying out actions
Working with community and political allies and empowering parent leaders in these capacities
Developing and carrying out campaign work plans
Effectively communicating with parents and community members through one on one conversations and meetings
JOB REQUIREMENTS: We are seeking either i) an individual with experience as an organizer or a memberleader with a membership-based organizing group and a proven track record organizing in immigrantcommunities, or ii) an organizer with strong references who is interested in growing with the new organization,with at least 1 years of organizing experience, experience organizing in coalition with grassroots, political andlabor allies, worker outreach, strong English language writing skills.
Candidates in either of these categories should have:
A demonstrated commitment to social justice, basic understanding of systemic oppression based on
race, class, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, and an understanding of challenges facing
immigrant communities, communities of color, and low-and moderate-income families;
Drivers license and vehicle;
Excellent organizational skills and good attention to detail;
A high level of self-motivation and a proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively;
Ability to work well with diverse groups and populations;
Dedication and ability to work flexible hours;
Capacity to engage community members one-on-one and run meetings and trainings in Spanish and English
Full Time / Must be bilingual in English and Spanish
Strong benefits package - Salary commensurate with experience.
Please submit cover letter and resume.
Make the Road CT is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color,women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.