Suburban Organizer, Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower & Rebuild (POWER)
Posted by PICO National Network on May 19, 2014
Community Organizer, PICO National Network
Posted on: May 1, 2014
Organizers teach community-organizing skills to grassroots community leaders within congregations and empower them to conduct successful campaigns on a wide variety of issues.
The person hired for this position will be responsible for helping POWER grow in Montgomery and Delaware Counties. We are seeking a highly-skilled, experienced, and dedicated Community Organizer to build and support teams of clergy and community leaders. The organizer’s work will help build momentum for our Education Campaign to win a full, fair funding formula in the state of Pennsylvania, while also helping to create the long-term infrastructure for a powerful and prophetic statewide faith voice. We are looking for candidates that have the right combination of skills, emotional intelligence and a heart for improving the quality of life and broadening opportunities for all Pennsylvanians.
POWER has a strong learning culture and place a high priority on personal development and relationship building. The ideal candidate would have a passion for justice, strong relational skills, and ability to bridge across differences. Strong written and verbal skills are required. Note: this position is two year grant-funded position, with the possibility of continuation contingent upon success and funding opportunities.
We are Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower & Rebuild (POWER). We are 41 congregations, intentionally bringing people together across the lines of race, faith, income level and neighborhood — lines which have historically kept us divided. We are people of faith committed to the work of bringing about justice here and now, in our city and our region. By strengthening and mobilizing our networks of relationships, we seek to exercise power in the public arena so that the needs and priorities of all Philadelphians are reflected in the systems and policies that shape our city. POWER employs the Congregations-Based Community Organizing Model and is a proud affiliate of the PICO National Network. People Improving Communities through Organizing (PICO) is one of the largest and fastest growing community organizing efforts in the country. For more information on POWER visit our website at http://www.powerphiladelphia.org for more information on PICO visit the website at http://www.piconetwork.org.
This position is full time with significant evening and weekend work. Starting salary is $40-44,000, depending on experience; excellent health benefits included.
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