Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment

Community Organizer

Contra Costa County, CA

Contra Costa County ACCE

The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE – www.acceinstitute.org) is seeking a full-time Community Organizer.

About ACCE
ACCE is a multi-issue, membership-based community organization building the power and voice of poor and working families across the state of California. With offices in 7 cities, ACCE works in local communities and statewide to fight for economic, racial and social justice. ACCE’s grassroots approach prioritizes training and empowering community residents from across the state to wage effective bottom-up campaigns with a heavy emphasis on community action and direct action, as well as policy work and lobbying.

How to apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to David Sharples, dsharples@calorganize.org

About the Position
We seek individuals with a passion for working with residents of low income communities of color to organize, build their power, and wage campaigns to bring about policy changes and investment that improve the quality of life for poor and working families. The position is full-time and requires the ability to work some evening hours – the typical work schedule starts mid-day and goes into the evening. The position comes with full benefits. Salary is based on experience and qualifications. Women and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.

Community Organizer

Primary Responsibilities

  • Build a large base of residents in low income communities of color who want to organize to improve their communities
  • Develop an ever-growing number of grassroots leaders who take ownership of the group and do work to lead it forward
  • Work with the members and leaders of this group to carry out local campaigns and engage in citywide and statewide campaigns

Job Requirements

  • 2+ years of experience in community or labor organizing
  • Deep understanding of issues facing communities of color, and low-and moderate-income families;
  • Self-motivated - proven ability to work independently and overcome obstacles;
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups and populations;
  • Dedication and ability to work flexible hours;

ACCE is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.

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