Community Organizing Manager
- Experience Level
Are you driven to work for racial and economic justice? Are you smart, creative and adept at building relationships? If so, this may be the role for you! Located in Concord, CA, Monument Impact (MI) seeks a full-time, ideally bilingual (Spanish/English), experienced Community Organizing Manager to lead our programs and campaigns that engage residents in Concord and surrounding communities in some of the most urgent issues of our times. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of our predominately low-income, immigrant community and to be part of a movement for equity in Contra Costa County.
About Monument Impact
Since 2001, Monument Impact has worked with the Monument community of Concord to address immigrants’ barriers to economic advancement. Increasingly, we have served residents of other cities in East and Central Contra Costa County. Our mission is to ensure that immigrants, refugees and low-income residents in Concord and surrounding communities have the voice, tools and relationships for an equitable share of the social and economic wealth in our region. To meet our mission, we integrate our direct services in workforce development, healthy community, immigration services with base-building, community engagement and organizing.
About the Position
The Community Organizing Manager will drive an ambitious program of building local leadership and seeking policy change at the local, regional and state levels. Currently, we are working on immigrant rights and housing justice with an overarching goal to build a more inclusive, equitable Contra Costa County. We are advocating for tenant protections, developing more affordable housing, and preserving existing affordable housing for very low-income residents.
The Community Organizing Manager will invest deeply in a team of talented staff and promotores, working with them to align issue campaigns, policy, power building, and leadership training in our immigrant and refugee community. This position will be instrumental in building an engagement and organizing strategy in East Contra Costa County. S/he reports to the Executive Director and works in partnership with the Program Director. This position will support one lead organizer and several staff organizers and engage the community by developing their leadership to build community power and advocate for equitable policies and programs that improve the well-being of our immigrant and low-income residents.
- Drive, drive, drive. Own the project of aligning issues, policy work, civic engagement, narrative and communications, and building power with our core service programs designed to grow economic opportunity and promote healthy community. Work in coalition and develop partnerships to drive the organization forward to building local leadership and power to win.
- Invest in staff and local leaders. Demonstrate how a team approach – with a sharp vision and clear responsibilities – will build our base and amplify community voices. Build the leadership of organizing staff to help develop and manage campaign strategies. Be inclusive. Recognize and appreciate different ways of working and being.
- Invest in cutting edge leadership development. Expand leadership and organizing training for local residents to be proactive architects of the future of our community. Ensure the community’s interests are actively represented in advocacy efforts. Support leaders in creating razor-sharp campaigns.
- Build independent political power. Together with our allies, grow our base. Identify local elected leaders who are responsive to the priorities of immigrants, refugees and other low-income community members.
- Make no small plans. But do make well-written ones in partnership with your team and organizational leadership. Push every project or campaign to address not just the short-term gains but how they interact to accomplish longer term goals, including those on the state level. Ensure plans project our work out 12 to 18 months in advance. Report on deliverables outlined in these plans to our funders.
- Assist in setting strategy and goals. Work closely with Executive leadership and and your team to develop and articulate overall community engagement strategy, especially in East Contra Costa. Develop concrete goals and plans.
- Manage effectively. Help ensure the right people are in the right roles and that there is role clarity at all levels; ensure adequate communication and coordination across the organization to integrate community engagement with MI’s service programs.
- Manage up effectively. Accurately determine what issues our Executive team needs to help address; build and model a performance-oriented culture. Be a public leader. Manage external ally relationships. Represent the organization with a variety of audiences.
The ideal candidate should have the following experience and qualifications:
- Bachelor degree preferred
- Commitment to racial, gender and economic justice and their intersections and bottom-up social change
- A minimum of 4 years’ experience working with community, labor, or electoral organizations where you had success in base building and developing and winning campaigns. Similar level of experience supervising staff, with a strong track record of building teams and staff leadership.
- Ideal candidate will have experience managing programs and program budgets.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) is ideal with excellent communication skills, written and verbal, in both English and Spanish.
- Proven success working in an underserved, multi-cultural environment and ability to build strong working relationships with diverse groups of stakeholders
- Ability to guide, direct, and support others to advocate for equity and inclusion
- Demonstrated ability to track program and campaign outcomes and data
- Computer proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint; experience with Salesforce or another database program is a plus
- Strong interpersonal and organizational communication skills
Salary and Benefits
This is an exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Our benefits package includes medical, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; and paid holidays and vacation. All employment at Monument Impact is ‘at-will’.
Deadline for applications is May 15, 2021. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position is open until filled.
Monument Impact is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, people of color
and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.