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Senior Organizer

Picture the Homeless


Description
Picture the homeless seeks a full-time Senior Organizer who will implement our programmatic vision, build upon our successful organizing methodology, supervise campaign organizers and other program staff, coordinate leadership development and campaign development - within the framework of our mission and building power for homeless people.

Responsibilities:
Leadership and Skills Development:
•Supervise and provide skills training for organizing and program staff to increase and retain membership.
•Coordinate leadership development activities.
•Coordinate outreach with staff and members.
•Work with staff and members to identify, develop, implement and evaluate organizing campaigns.
•Represent PTH in coalition and city wide campaign work.
•Provide strategic political guidance to organizing campaigns and link them to broader policy agendas though coalition work, or broader based campaign work.
•Assist in fundraising activities

Qualifications:

•Minimum of 5 years experience as a senior or lead organizer.
•Strong supervision skills and a minimum of three years’ experience supervising grass roots organizers
•3-5 years experience organizing within the context of a grass roots, member led organization
•Strong leadership development and training experience
•Successful track record of base building and campaign development
•Strong teamwork abilities for close collaboration with other staff and members
•Superb research, analytical, writing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills
•Dedication and ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends
•Proficiency in Windows applications and other information technologies
•Demonstrated commitment to grassroots organizing and building power with poor people
•Experience in managing contractual obligations and completing reports
•Experience with CiviCrm is preferred
•Experience training and monitoring organizers use of databases to track member engagement/participation

Preferred:
Fluency in Spanish

How TO APPLY:
Picture the Homeless is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color from low income communities, LGBTQ, and people who have personally experienced homelessness. Salary is commensurate with experience and we offer a generous benefits package. To apply, please send a cover letter, salary requirement, resume, and writing sample to lynn@picturethehomeless.org. Please put Senior Organizer in the subject line to ensure that your email is received and reviewed. No phone calls please. This position is open until filled.

About Organization:
Founded in 1999, Picture the Homeless is a city- wide grass roots organization founded and led by homeless New Yorkers. Picture the Homeless is a cutting edge organizing shop, which aspires to take our campaigns and organizational structure to a more powerful, effective level.


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