The Gamaliel network has exciting opportunities for women and men to lead congregation-based organizing efforts in the United States and other parts of the world.
Please see Current Openings below. Those interested in full-time employment in other cities where Gamaliel works may express interest via e-mail to careers [at] gamaliel.org
Interested applicants may wish to:
Candidates may be invited to attend Gamaliel's National Leadership Training to learn more.
CROP Lead Organizer - Sacramento, CA
The Capital Region Organizing Project (CROP) is a regional, institution-based community organization headquartered in Sacramento County. The primary agenda of CROP, a year-old organization, is to create community-based power and mobilizing that power to achieve lasting and systemic justice. Member institutions include congregations, labor unions, and community-based organizations and associations.
We are looking for candidates who share our values, who bring a willingness to contribute to our mission and to the growth of a small organization, and who are open to developing their skills. CROP is looking for a Lead Organizer to be based in Sacramento, California. This position reports to CROP’s Leadership Council and the Director of Gamaliel of California
The Lead Organizer is responsible for building a powerful institutionally based community organization with a team of leaders from member institutions and participating as part of a member of a state organization. The Lead Organizer is responsible for the development and implementation of CROP’s member recruitment, advocacy campaigns, and day-to-day organizational operations.
A Lead Organizer is responsible for outreach, recruitment, and retention of CROP members. This includes building a strong working relationship with clergy and key leaders of the organization; recruiting new members; ensuring that the leaders have a full understanding of CROP initiatives and campaigns; and helping leaders maintain an appropriate level of activity to move issue work forward. The Lead Organizer plans and organizes a public event each year that expands membership, structures the organization, affirms an action agenda and provides major recognition for the organization. Identify and develop issue campaigns that build leadership; build the organization; are winnable; challenge leaders to work collectively; and are tied to a bigger picture. Develop and carry out effective strategies for actions. Develop and implement effective fundraising activities. Perform important program support and administrative functions including submitting timely reports to governing bodies and funding sources, and assuring the proper administration of all funds within the leadership approved budget.
Required skills and experience:
Applicants need at least 2-3 years of successful organizing experience (or related experience). Applicants must demonstrate an ability to build strong relationships with religious, business, organizational and community leaders from a variety of racial, religious and community backgrounds. Applicants must have developed a disciplined work ethic; be a problem-solver; invest in and agitate other organizers and leaders; and be confident enough to appreciate agitation in
Knowledge of transportation, housing, economic development, education, health care, and/or youth issues a plus
- Understanding of and experience working with social justice principles
- Excellent leadership development skills.
- Proven track record of developing successful partnerships with other groups/organizations
- Excellent written and oral communication skills; experience working with a variety of media outlets
- Ability to articulate a compelling vision to a wide diversity of audiences and constituencies
- Comfort and experience working with community-based organizations and people of color, including non-English-speaking immigrant populations
- Self-directed and organized individual with ability to work independently to meet multiple deadlines
- Willingness to travel and work flexible hours, as required
The Sacramento region is racially, socially, culturally and linguistically diverse. Ability to speak one or more of the many non-English languages common to the area is a major plus.
The position requires an automobile and the ability to work irregular and weekend hours. Salary will be negotiated based on experience. Travel allowance and health care coverage will also be provided.
Please send a cover letter, resume, 5-year salary history, and at least two professional references to CaliforniaCROP@gmail.com, referencing "CROP - Lead Organizer" in the subject line, before September 12, 2013.
LEAD ORGANIZER POSITION OPEN
ABLE (Advocates Building Lasting Equality) – New Hampshire
The Lead Organizer position is located in New Hampshire with ABLE (www.ablenh.org ). ABLE is a new and growing community organization led by people with disabilities and their families. ABLE seeks an experienced organizer to serve as Lead Organizer. ABLE is an organizational member of the Gamaliel network. Its current primary organizational priorities are to expand its membership and revenue base, develop leaders and local chapters, and move toward adopting a multi-issue statewide agenda.
Summary of Qualifications/Duties:
- Must have a minimum 3 years of successful professional organizing experience.
- Adhere to and uphold rigorous standards of ABLE as mandated by its mission, purpose, guiding principles and standards of quality.
- Experience working with leaders from diverse backgrounds and interests.
- With the leadership, develop and execute a strategic plan that includes base building, raising a budget and an issues and action campaign that gains recognition and power for the organization.
- Provide the staff support necessary to organize money.
- Strong communication skills
- Assume responsibility for all required reports, registrations and other actions required to sustain a not-for-profit.
- Must maintain reliable transportation with adequate insurance
ABLE is an equal opportunity employer, offers a competitive salary that will be negotiated based on experience and a travel allowance. Email a cover letter, resume and references before April 30 to: John Norton – Norton@Gamaliel.org.
Support Local Chapter Leaders
- Identify, recruit and develop leaders
- Maintain lists of current and potential leaders
- Establish a plan for recruitment, goals and reporting
- One to ones as determined by board of directors goals
- Assist leaders in meeting preparation
- Meeting evaluations
- Conducting actions
- Power analysis
- Building membership
- Cutting issues
- Fund raising
- Working toward sustainability of the chapter/developing core teams within chapters
- Never appear as spokesperson
- Conduct trainings for local leaders
- Train leaders to conduct their own trainings
- Recruit and prepare members for National Training
- Support Board of Directors Advanced Leadership Committee
- Bring disability awareness to Gamaliel Foundation and other national groups organizing around issues campaigns
- Supervise Administrative Staff
- Supervise office staff in maintaining database and membership lists.
- Supervise Financial operations and support BOD Treasurer and Finance Committee
- Support ABLE Board’s Website Committee
- Support Board in meeting all deadlines on ABLE annual calendar
- Support Board in reporting for existing grants
- Identify new grant opportunities
- Support Board Committees as follows:
- Motorcycle Run
- Public Policy
- Work plan approved by BOD
- Weekly written reports
- Six month probationary period w/ three and six month evaluations
- Gamaliel supervision and role in recommending and evaluating lead staff.
ABLE (Advocates Building Lasting Equality) is a grassroots community organization in New Hampshire building power to impact issues affecting people with disabilities and their families. ABLE’s Board of Directors is comprised of leaders elected by its dues-paying membership. Its issues are selected by local, self-directing chapters who may develop campaigns for action at any level (local, state, national) for which they can organize the power to effectively act.
JOB NOTICE: MORE² Community Organizer
Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equity (MORE², “more-squared”) is a faith- based organization led by talented and courageous clergy and lay leaders from congregations and other community groups. MORE² has 20 member congregations and institutions in the Kansas City Metropolitan region and is affiliated with Gamaliel, a national network of faith based community organizations. MORE² organizes people to create racial and social justice by effectively participating in the social, environmental and economic decisions impacting their lives including education, criminal justice, transportation, jobs, and health equity. This work is done collaboratively with many other organizations.
PITTSBURGH INTERFAITH IMPACT NETWORK
PIIN, has an opening for a Community Organizer
PIIN is a Faith Based Organization in Pittsburgh PA representing a diverse coalition of inter-faith, multi-racial, urban-suburban faith communities and community organizations throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. PIIN organizes with the mission to address local and regional issues such as education, youth development, housing, urban sprawl, crime, transportation and joblessness. Through a process of dialogue, education, training and action, PIIN seeks to empower member faith communities to act on the shared values of human worth, dignity and justice. This organizer will be responsible for a primary urban area and will have responsibility to work with leaders to work with additional minority congregations. (s)he will also have responsibility for staffing an issue campaign.
Organizer Skills: Have a degree in this or a related field, organizer experience, knowledge of political process/agendas. Provide volunteer leadership training. Have strong communication/writing skills, with ability to handle diversity; build key relationships with community leaders, pastors, leadership of congregations; develop alliances with unions, other community organizations, and promote a social justice agenda. A community organizer is self starting-strategic thinker, with administrative skills open to training and supervision. This is paramount to the position.
Salary/Benefits: Negotiable...$35,000- $40,000 BASED ON EXPERIENCE.
Contact Briarwood Group Associates www.briarwoodgroup.com for more detailed information; job description etc. regarding this position and how to apply. Do not contact PIIN. The deadline for applications is May 5, 2012
Send by e-mail, a cover letter and resume only to:
Briarwood Group Associates, firstname.lastname@example.org