Community Organizer- Good Jobs Now Detroit

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About Good Jobs Now:

Good Jobs Now (GJN), a grassroots membership based organization that fights for political, economic and social justice for low-income Detroiters. Good Jobs Now is a partner organization in the Center for Popular Democracy Network. Good Jobs Now is building our organizing team and  is seeking a part-time Organizer to play a critical role in building political power for low and moderate-income Detroiters of color.  The Housing Organizer will be responsible for producing a high level of quality work as they help to lead GJN’s economic justice campaigns fighting for inclusive and equitable development of Detroit neighborhoods and pushing for quality jobs that can keep families in their homes. Through leadership development, membership recruitment and leadership development and civic engagement campaigns, the Part-Time Housing Organizer will advance a strategy of housing justice in Detroit. 

Our Commitment to you:

As a GJN organizer, you will receive extensive training, mentorship, and leadership development while having the opportunity for upward mobility throughout the organization. This is a part-time position with tremendous opportunity for growth. The weekly schedule can be flexible but hours will not exceed 100 hours per month. This position will turn into full time within 6 months of the organizer’s successful tenure. Compensation is $15 an hour. Upon transition into full time work, this position will be salaried with excellent benefits. This position reports to Branden Snyder, Executive Director of Good Jobs Now.

Organizer’s Responsibilities:

  • Base Building; Identify and engage potential GJN members and leaders by conducting relational one on one conversations. 
  • Leadership Development: Work with GJN member leaders to coordinate house parties, town halls, and community events with an emphasis on housing justice and equitable development.
  •  Member Engagement: Create actions, trainings and mobilization opportunities in order to activate GJN members and develop their political consciousness.
  • Data Management: track engagement of members, neighborhood leaders and community partners in GJN database. 
  • Mobilization: turn-out low-income workers and Detroiters, allies, and stakeholders to GJN events through relationship building, phone-banking, house parties, and door to door canvassing.
  • Public Outreach: attend community meetings, events and actions on behalf of GJN. And other responsibilities as needed.


  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and time management skills and a sense of humor!
  • Willingness to learn and work with others and contribute towards building a powerful grassroots organization
  • Comfort talking to people at their doors, in their homes and encouraging them to take action
  • Available 20 hours per week and interested in transitioning to full time work in the near future
  • A passion for and a deep commitment to social justice work and community organizing is required. 
  • No housing policy knowledge is required, but organizing experience around issues that matter to urban communities of color is highly valued.

People of color, youth, women, and LGBT individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Location: Detroit, MI
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