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Community Organizing Trainer – Midwest Region

Job Posting: October 16, 2017

Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Chicago has an exciting new position. We are looking for a highly experienced and motivated community organizer who is ready to win issue-based campaigns in the Midwest and to support visibility for the Midwest in national strategies for the Asian Americans Advancing Justice affiliation. This is a full-time position based in Chicago with travel to other Midwestern states.

Our mission is to build power through collective advocacy and organizing to achieve racial equity. This work has never been more crucial. If you believe you are a good fit, apply now.

REPORTS TO: Legal Director

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide extensive capacity-building support and in-depth technical assistance to Asian American-serving organizations in other Midwestern states, utilizing an issue-based campaign framework to introduce the fundamental aspects of building power and racial equity;
  • Assist Asian American-serving organizations in other Midwestern states to develop a civic engagement strategy connected to issue advocacy;
  • Co-create with the Director of Organizing a power-building curriculum tailored for Asian American community members
  • Collaborate with other Asian Americans Advancing Justice affiliates on joint activities;
  • Assist development staff in program-related fundraising, including preparing program-related written reports or materials and relationship-building with current and prospective funders;
  • Collaborate with other staff on organizational-wide initiatives;
  • Assist the Legal Director with other tasks as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in community organizing strongly preferred;
  • Experience with building and implementing training curriculum strongly preferred;
  • Experience in developing and leading issue-based campaigns strongly preferred;
  • Experience working with Asian American communities preferred;
  • Strong commitment to social justice and civil rights;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently, think creatively, and prioritize multiple tasks;
  • Openness and ability to adapt and respond to changes in the environment;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multi-ethnic, multi-generational, or multi-sector communities;
  • Experience with electoral organizing an asset;
  • Experience with the issue areas of immigrant rights, voting rights, or language access an asset;
  • Bilingual skills in English and an Asian language are an asset;
  • Flexible working hours including some evenings and weekends;
  • Frequent travel to other Midwestern states; and
  • Reliable transportation required.

START DATE: Open until filled

SALARY/ BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include health insurance coverage.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, as soon as they are received. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to: info@advancingjustice-chicago.org. Please note, only candidates whose skills and experience most closely complement the requirements of the position will be contacted directly. No phone inquiries.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

Professional

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

No requirement

AmeriCorps VISTA positions

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago administers the Asian American Community Empowerment Project through the AmeriCorps VISTA program, a federal program with a mission to build capacity for organizations to end poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members in this project serve for 1 year with an Asian American or immigrant serving organization with one of three primary responsibilities: volunteer recruitment, community outreach, and resource development. AmeriCorps VISTA members are paid a living allowance set at poverty level.

For more information on the AmeriCorps VISTA program, visit the AmeriCorps VISTA website.

Each link below lists the host organization and the position title. Follow the links to view the full position description and apply directly through the My AmeriCorps portal.

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