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Social Justice Organizer - ACORN Canada

Nov 09, 2019
Ottawa, Ontario
Entry Level
Applicants must include a CV and a cover letter
 
ACORN Canada is looking for Social Justice Organizers for Ottawa ACORN. Individuals must be motivated, interested in fighting and winning local, and national social justice campaigns.
 
ACORN Canada is made up of more than 130,000 low- and moderate-income member families, in 21 local chapters of ACORN throughout the country, organized democratically through community organizing. We are Canada's largest grassroots community organization for low and moderate-income families. We have won many important social justice campaigns like Payday Lending legislation, Renter’s Rights Campaigns, stopping Disability Assistance claw-backs, Raising the Minimum Wage, Internet for All, and more!
 
ACORN Organizers build organizations in low and moderate-income communities. How? House by house, family by family, organizers hear from community residents what they want changed in their neighbourhood, city, province, and country. Organizers work with community residents to hold meetings, do research on key issues, and develop campaign strategies to get these issues addressed. The ACORN organizer`s job is to work for the membership of ACORN, helping them build the power they need to win on the issues that are most important to them and their communities.
 
Social Justice Organizer Job Description
 
The job will include recruiting new members through door-knocking, fundraising, organizing meetings, organizing actions/protests, communications/public relations, developing campaigns, cultivating new community leaders, phone outreach, attending out-of-town meetings, and most of all, listening to the people in the communities we organize in.  
 
What We Are Looking for from All Candidates:
 
-We organize in the field predominantly when many people are at home; must be willing work field hours between 12noon and 9PM
 
-People willing to work in a grassroots setting
 
-Willing to handle challenging and rewarding work to help our membership grow to be strong and active leaders
 
-Willing to be part of a team that is building a community organization whose purpose is to build power for low- and moderate-income people across Canada.
 
-Opportunity to: identify hot issues, develop leaders, organize meetings, rallies, protests, press conferences, marches, and run campaigns
 
Experience: Professional community organizing training provided.
 
Positions available: Full Time.
 
Room for advancement in organization is available after 2-month training period (also includes benefits, travel, vacation, sick days, and other benefits).
 
To better prepare yourself for the interview process, if you are selected, visit our website and social media at:
 
 
Twitter: @OttawaACORN
 
Facebook: Ottawa ACORN
 
TO APPLY: Email your resume and cover letter to ottawa@acorncanada.org
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