Community Organizer Job Description
BACKGROUND AND MISSION
For over 25 years, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago has worked to bring together the Asian American community and create change in our communities. We are deeply committed to grassroots community organizing and we invest in the leadership of grassroots community members through trainings, community education, civic engagement, and collaborative issue-based campaigns. In order to strengthen our work and transform the inequities in our city, state, and Midwest region, we work with multiracial coalitions that emphasize racial equity, accountability to those most impacted, and an infrastructure of grassroots leadership. Our advocacy work focuses on promoting racial, economic, and immigrant justice, including initiatives in the areas of voting rights, language access, and immigrant rights.
As part of the national Asian Americans Advancing Justice affiliation, Advancing Justice | Chicago is a leader in the nationwide Asian American movement. Regionally, Advancing Justice | Chicago is prioritizing the Midwest, and collaborating with partners across the Midwestern states to tackle common struggles and build power.
The I Speak Power (ISP) Community Organizer will be primarily responsible for building a powerful base of adult English language learners in the South Asian community. The Organizer will incorporate civic education and organizing training into regular workshops for adults with moderate to advanced English comprehension in order to build deep individual relationships and cultivate grassroots leaders.
The Organizer will facilitate regular workshops at 1-3 Pan-Asian Voter Empowerment (PAVE) Coalition member organizations, but will partner more collaboratively with one PAVE organization to invest in deeper leadership development and co-design base-building strategies. We see the current moment, in the wake of the 2020 Census, as a strategic moment to invest in I Speak Power and continue the momentum built from census outreach and November 2020 civic engagement efforts.
Inquiry and application process:
- Letter of interest/cover letter
- Two references
- Please include “Community Organizer” in the subject line of your email. The priority deadline for consideration is March 7th. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Applications should be submitted electronically via email to Grace Pai (she/her) firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, height, weight, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation.