Community Organizer, Phila. Unemployment Project

Posted on March 3, 2006

[emailed 2/28/2006]

Job Description
Community Organizer

The Philadelphia Unemployment Project is a long time organizing project working with unemployed and low-income people on issues of economic justice. We are hiring an organizer to work with existing members and to bring in new activists. S/he will staff issue campaigns designed to involve low-income people in issues that directly affect them. Current campaigns include (1) a fight to raise the state minimum wage, (2) a campaign to reduce mortgage foreclosures and real estate tax sheriff sales and (3) a campaign to increase access to health care for the uninsured.

The organizer will identify interested people, involve them in the campaigns and work to develop their leadership skills. S/he will do outreach to the community to let people know of the services offered by PUP, including a new reverse commute project designed to get inner city workers to suburban jobs. S/he will maintain data bases of members and interested persons and coordinate communications with them. S/he will assist in working with other organizations in coalitions with PUP on the various issues.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience, full benefits, liberal vacation and personal days. Union shop.

Send resume to Philadelphia Unemployment Project,. 1201 Chestnut St, Room 702 Philadelphia, PA 19107 Fax 215-557-6981 or email to

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