ISAIAH is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to social justice. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
ISAIAH ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY: ISAIAH is an interfaith, multi-racial, democratic and nonpartisan faith-based community organization in the Twin Cities and across Minnesota. Our 100 member and partner congregations (representing 175,000 individuals) work to promote and create racial and economically equitable communities through intentional, intensive leadership development; collective, faith-based actions and deep partnerships with grassroots organizations and public servants. ISAIAH works to ensure that all people, particularly those who historically have been left out of opportunity, become involved in shaping the future of their community. ISAIAH is recognized throughout Twin Cities and St. Cloud communities (and nationwide) as being in the vanguard of organizations advancing a healthy communities and racial justice agenda. ISAIAH is an affiliate of the PICO National Network, which is the largest grassroots, faith-based organizing network in the United States. PICO works with 1,000 religious congregations in more than 200 cities and towns through its 60 local and state federations.
POSITION SUMMARY: ISAIAH is seeking a Community Organizer to build relationships with childcare center owners in key regions of Minnesota for the purpose of building a state-wide movement of parents, early childhood workers and childcare centers to join the fight for affordable and high quality childcare for all Minnesotans. This individual will:
- Build a network of childcare center owners, parents and community leaders who will work together to advance an agenda for universal, affordable childcare for all Minnesotans. Raise awareness of the crisis facing Minnesota’s families around the lack of affordable childcare, the scarcity of resources given to the providers and childcare workers to provide essential care to our youngest children.
- Have the capacity to learn and understand the state policy landscape around childcare and early childhood education.
- Work with grassroots community leaders, providers, childcare workers and parents to design and execute successful organizing campaigns and legislative agendas at a local and state level.
- Explore alignments with labor, faith and community-based organizations.
- Build strong relationship with supervisor and be willing to develop self through feedback/agitation from organizing staff and grassroots leaders.
- Show strong commitment to racial justice and economic justice
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal applicant will have the following qualifications:
- 2+ Years of community organizing with campaign and base-building experience.
- A demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
- Ability to work with diverse faith communities, racial/ethnic groups and diverse stakeholders
- Proficient computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office and Internet applications.
- All applicants must have reliable transportation, a driver’s license and be able to show proof of valid auto insurance.
- Quick learner
- Integrity, strong work ethic and a “do whatever it takes” approach
- Self-starter, flexible problem solver
- Eager to learn, a good listener, and capable of working well with people from different backgrounds; ability to quickly build rapport
- Political sophistication as relates to organizing strategies
- Able to independently set goals and use them to guide daily actions
- Open to evaluation and direction from supervisor and peer learning with agitation from colleagues
HOW TO APPLY Send cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org by July 8, 2016
SALARY AND BENEFITS Competitive salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits including health insurance, retirement package and generous vacation.