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Civil rights Organizing and Outreach - $75K

Anti-Discrimination Center (ADC)


Description
The Anti-Discrimination Center (ADC) is looking to hire a dynamic and experienced organizer and outreach person to enhance the impact and effectiveness of its work. Too often, community-based organizations fail to recognize the centrality of litigation in achieving social justice change on a structural level; civil rights attorneys, too, are sometimes guilty of failing to appreciate how effective organizing and outreach can complement their own work.

Responsibilities:
This position seeks to bridge the gap. The successful candidate will focus on spreading ADC’s messages of “one community, no exclusion” and “security plus mobility," with particular attention paid to: (a) the ongoing scourge of residential segregation; and (b) the widespread failure of housing providers to make reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities.

The successful candidate will have excellent analytical, writing, and oral communication skills. He or she must be able without fail to exercise sound independent judgment in a variety of high-pressure situations, and will use utmost discretion in all matters.

You need to enjoy making public presentations in front of groups large and small, working alongside people of varied backgrounds, and cajoling fellow organizations to go beyond their existing ideological and programmatic comfort zones.

As part of the legal assistant aspect of this job, you also need to be able to gather information effectively from people who may have been discriminated against.

This position pays $75,000 per year. There are four weeks paid vacation, and ADC pays 100 percent of health insurance premiums.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and at least 3-5 years of relevant experience in civil rights, labor, political, and/or community organizing.

Experience in housing advocacy is a plus as is fluency in Spanish.

How TO APPLY:
Application deadline: We do not have a formal cut-off date, but it makes sense to apply quickly: we are looking to make a decision as soon as reasonably possible.

How to apply: Submit a cover letter and resume via our website ONLY http://www.antibiaslaw.com/node/218

Please note: We tell you in advance that, if your cover letter does not: (a) reflect the fact that you have familiarized yourself with our work and our outlook; and (b) demonstrate specifically how you fulfill each and all of the qualities we seek in a candidate, your application will be discarded.

Please read this part, too: We understand that the job search process can be difficult and sometimes disheartening. For your benefit and ours, please follow the instructions above. Finally, we apologize in advance that, due to the volume of applications we anticipate receiving, we will not be able to provide individual responses to candidates that we have chosen not to interview. If we do decide to interview you, we will email you within 14 days of your application.


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