FIELD ORGANIZER, East San Gabriel Valley
Everyone In Campaign
The Everyone In campaign is an effort to end homelessness across LA County. United Way of Greater Los Angeles worked hard to secure the passage of Proposition HHH and Measure H, and is now focused on the implementation of those two measures, by advocating and organizing for the construction of supportive and affordable housing. To that end, United Way launched the Everyone In campaign in early 2018, which is a communications, engagement and activation campaign that is focused on building the public and political will to pursue real solutions to homelessness.
As a ground level complement to the county-wide communications campaign, United Way supports a team of more than a dozen community organizers across the county. The organizing team is responsible for working at the grassroots level to build support for the construction of supportive housing for people who have chronic health or mental illness and/or the chronically homeless. The organizing team has engaged thousands of Angelenos in the past year through base building, trainings, and activation. The East San Gabriel Valley Field Organizer will play a critical role in working with those communities to organize, activate, and advocate for permanent supportive housing, affordable housing, and policies that will make more of these options available to unhoused residents. This position will ensure that the Everyone In campaign presence is felt and seen deeply through a dynamic organizing program that is being implemented across the county. The core functions of the role will include:
RELATIONSHIP BUILDING & INFORMATION COLLECTING
• Understanding the community and political power structures of their region
• Understanding the homelessness landscape of their region
• Building relationships with community leaders and elected offices
PARTNERSHIPS WITH SUPPORTIVE HOUSING DEVELOPERS & HOMELESS SERVICE PROVIDERS
• Building relationships with key supportive housing developers who have built housing in the area or plan to in the future
• Building relationships with the key homeless service providers who work in the region
• Partnering with select developers for deeper engagement and organizing support for specific
• supportive housing developments or homeless service facilities
COALITION AND NEIGHBORHOOD-BASED ORGANIZING
• Identify and activate community leaders to build and nurture community coalitions to advocate for local housing solutions through a concentrated training and base building program
• Work with faith institutions and other collections of community leaders to create the conditions where supportive and affordable housing can be proposed
• Extremely organized and deadline driven
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Minimum of 4 years experience working on a community organizing project, electoral campaign, or neighborhood-based advocacy campaign.
• Ability to manage multiple and often competing deadlines
• Experience working with membership or campaign management systems like Everyaction or Nationbuilder. Comfortable or has previous experience with Hustle. Must demonstrate knowledge.
• Extremely proficient with a Mac or PC, and Google Drive.
• Must have a car
• Experience working on housing justice or homelessness advocacy issues is preferred but not required
This position will report directly to the Deputy Director of Organizing. This position is on a part-time basis, limited to 25 hours per week. Compensation ranges from $25-40 per hour depending on previous experience and ability to demonstrate command and control of the position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
PLEASE SEND RESUME TO MIKE DENNIS, DIRECTOR OF ORGANIZING, [email protected]