Community Social Justice Organizer

Jan 31, 2023
Ottawa, Ontario
Entry Level

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.
  • 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
  • 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

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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