Street Vending Campaign
Job Description: Temporary, Full-time Exempt
Organizational Background: ELACC was formed in 1995 by four passionate Eastside activists who came together to create a community development corporation that blended equitable real estate with community engagement in Boyle Heights to keep development accountable to existing residents. Over the 23-year history of ELACC, we have leveraged over $230 million in investments through community-driven real estate development, mobilized thousands of residents to change policies, served thousands of low-income residents with community wealth services, and we provide quality affordable homes for over 2,900 people.
Our mission is to advocate for economic and social justice in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles by building grassroots leadership, developing affordable housing and neighborhood assets, and providing access to economic development opportunities for low and moderate-income families. ELACC is a founding member of the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign.
The Los Angeles Street Vending Campaign is the initiative to legalize vending of food and merchandise on Los Angeles’ City sidewalks. The campaign is driven by a city-wide coalition of organizations who are committed to developing a system that gives micro-entrepreneurs an opportunity to make an honest living, encourages healthy eating, and supports existing small businesses in communities all over Los Angeles. In April 2018, Los Angeles City Council voted to legalize sidewalk vending and the City Attorney’s office is currently drafting an ordinance for the implementation of the program.
Position: ELACC is looking for an experienced community organizer to act in a leadership role with respect to the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign as we finalize the legislative process and transition into implementation of the sidewalk vending program. The ideal candidate must be a strategic planner with demonstrated experience in broad-based campaigns. As a member of ELACC’s community organizing department, organizers work under the Director of Community Organizing to implement grassroots base building, coalition building, and leaderships development strategies.
Duties and Responsibilities
Compensation: Competitive salary that is based on experience. This is a temporary position for a 1-year term. The temporary position is full-time non-exempt. Medical/health insurance benefits are provided with this position, including paid holiday and office closure days.
ELACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Email or Fax resume and salary history to contact below. Position open until filled.
Katty Pollicino, Director of Office Operations
Email: [email protected]
FAX: (323) 261-1065