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Sacramento Field Organizer

Sacramento, CA
$20.07+ per hour
Full-time or Part-time
Position Open Until Filled

SACRAMENTO FIELD ORGANIZER
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment
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About ACCE

ACCE is a multi-issue, membership-based community organization building the power and voice of people of color and poor and working families across the state of California. With offices in 6 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 to wage effective bottom-up campaigns with a heavy emphasis on direct community action, corporate accountability, and structural reforms.

About the Position

We seek a field organizer with a passion for working with marginalized residents and low-income communities of color to organize, build their power, and wage campaigns to bring about policy changes and investment that improve their standard of living and/or quality of life. We are looking for someone who understands the necessity of prioritizing poor and working families. The position requires the ability to work some evening hours and weekends – the typical work schedule starts mid-day and goes into the evening. We provide paid training; experience is a plus but not necessary.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Build a large base of residents in low income communities of color who want to organize to improve their communities through door-to-door and phone outreach.
  • 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
  • Responsible for meeting expectations and goals – including recruiting new members, collecting membership dues, reporting and evaluation, leadership development, meeting, and learning the ACCE model of organizing and approach to leadership development.


Required Qualifications

  • Must be bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Self-motivated - proven ability to take initiative, work independently, and overcome obstacles
  • Belief in organizing for power and commitment to social justice.
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Ability to work flexible hours;
  • Must be able to engage in community outreach through door knocking for 4-hours per day
  • Organizational skills to manage and prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment, as an individual and as a member of a team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Deep understanding of issues facing communities of color, and low-and moderate-income families;
  • Experience working with similar membership-based community organizations (or unions)
  • Skilled at one-to-one organizing, successful experience at mass turnout, and/or experience with grassroots fundraising.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, databases and Internet.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) and/or experience working in multi-lingual environments
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a dependable vehicle (mileage reimbursed)


Salary

ACCE uses a fixed salary skill based on responsibility and years of experience. Salary for this position begins at 20.07/hour or approx. ACCE offers a generous benefits package to all full-time employees.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references including at least one former supervisor to Sacramento@calorganize.org

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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