Community Organizer

at  ACORN Canada

British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada - 00000

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Immediate23 Dec, 2020USD 34523 Annual23 Sep, 2020N/AGood communication skillsNoNo
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Description:

The job of an ACORN organizer is to build formal groups of working class people so they can disrupt and change the systems that negatively impact their community.
The on the job training provided allows someone to learn all elements of running an organization, as well as fundamentals on how to be a community organizer. This includes effective outreach, strategic research, campaign planning, communications, organizing events and actions, getting press to cover our actions and campaigns, and both internal and external fundraising.
The successful applicant will be joining an exciting staff team at the BC ACORN office, and working with organizers across Canada, as well as the USA, France, and the UK.
The current priorities laid out by ACORN’s leadership are:

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Have strong social and people skills.
  • Be willing to work in a team setting that you are sometimes leading, and sometimes following.
  • Ability to listen in order identify issues that are affecting our constituency.
  • No paid experience required; professional organizer training provided
  • Base compensation is $34,523 annually + transportation allowance (approx $75 per mo) + phone allowance ($20 per mo)
  • Health benefits and RRSP retirement program included after 6 months.
    To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to: fielddirector@acorncanada.org

Responsibilities:

  • Work with ACORN leaders to expand both our local fights against tenant displacement, renovictions, and demovictions, as well as the larger provincial fights for Real Rent Control and COVID Rent Freeze.
  • Work with our staff trainers in BC and Ontario on a day to day basis.
  • 42.5 hours per week - working in afternoons and evenings Monday through Friday.
  • Fundraising and asking for money is a fundamental part of an organizer’s job. We are structured like a union: ACORN members pay membership dues.
  • Willing and able to travel to training, and staff meetings (some outside of Canada). COVID has drastically changed our travel*
  • Dealing with multiple tasks in the same day - flexibility and resilience are keys to success.
  • Representing the organization in the neighbourhoods, as well as with our leadership at external meetings or events (allies or targets).


REQUIREMENT SUMMARY

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British Columbia, Canada