Community Social Justice Organizer

Jan 31, 2023
Ottawa, Ontario
Entry Level
*APPLY WITH A COVER LETTER*

Job Description
  • Building/expanding neighbourhood groups by being directly in the communities we’re organizing.
  • Work with existing ACORN members and cultivating new leaders to expand both our neighbourhood and municipal campaigns.
  • Organizing meetings, press conferences, townhalls, protests, sit-in's and other direct actions
  • Work with our Head Organizer on a day to day basis to learn the basics of ACORN’s organizing methods and techniques.
  • 41.5 hours per week - working in afternoons and evenings between 12-9pm. Salary with benefits, transit/phone reimbursements, sick days and paid vacation.
  • Fundraising and asking for money is a fundamental part of an organizer’s job. We are structured like a union: ACORN members pay membership dues. While this is not the entire job, it’s fundamental that organizers sign up members and can ask for dues and donations.
  • Willing and able to travel to training, and staff meetings (some outside of Canada). Usually 3 times a year. **COVID has drastically changed our travel***
  • Dealing with multiple tasks in the same day - flexibility and resilience are keys to success.
  • Representing the organization in the neighbourhoods, as well as with our leadership at external meetings or events (allies or targets).
Qualifications and Skills
  • No paid experience required; professional organizer and canvassing training is provided
  • Have strong social and people skills.
  • Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Be self driven and the ability to work both independently but also follow direction.
  • Ability to listen in order to identify issues that are affecting our people.
Benefits:
  • Salary: $38,910.00-$44,230.00 per year
  • Casual dress
  • Commuter benefits
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care
Schedule:
  • 8 hour shift
COVID-19 considerations:
  • We require organizers to be fully vaccinated. Outreach is masked and socially distanced. Work stations are 6ft apart and cleaned regularly.

Application Instruction

Email your cover letter and resume to ottawa@acorncanada.org


Your cover letter should explain why you are interested in social justice and why you are a good fit for the Community Social Justice Organizer position

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