Churches United for Fair Housing is a grassroots organization that works towards community empowerment through community organizing, youth engagement, and by providing sophisticated social services. CUFFH organizes towards preserving and creating vibrant communities that are not exclusive and are really affordable to working families in New York City. CUFFH believes that housing is a human right and that all New Yorkers regardless of their income level or immigration status deserve to live in a home that is safe, affordable and permanent. Position SummaryThe Community Organizer will help build new relationships and sustain existing involvement in the CUFFH Network by engaging church leaders, tenants and community members in low-income and immigrant communities; Provide programs and services which promote community empowerment; Mobilize our base to tackle pressing community issues; Strengthen our relationships with partnering organizations and other allies. Growing from connections rooted in our network churches, the Community Organizer will also support low-income tenants confronting landlord harassment and pressure to vacate buildings; families facing eviction; as well as tenants involved in struggles against pervasive housing discrimination, neighborhood segregation, and other issues critically affecting the future of their communities. Responsibilities include:Facilitate fair housing, affordable housing, financial empowerment and tenant organizing outreach and organizing programs across our Network and sustain the involvement of tenants and members through regular leadership development meetingsOrganize and mobilize community members to attend events, rallies and other fair housing campaign activitiesEngage CUFFH members to create a community-based vision of our fair and affordable housing organizing effortsCanvass to engage tenants on their housing rights in their homes, churches and other community spacesPublish and distribute a broad array of informational materials that help inform tenants of their rights and protections under city, state, and federal housing lawsRepresent CUFFH priorities at coalition meetings and in local and citywide initiatives, to elected officials and the press, and engage advocates and public officials in dialogue about pervasive displacement pressures/concerns and tenant harassment practicesHelp develop an individual work plan and annual organizational goals QualificationsA deep passion for social justice and community organizingSpanish fluency is strongly preferred2+ years of organizing or relevant experienceStrong organizing, planning, meeting/workshop facilitation skillsWillingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekendsDemonstrated ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds, particularly working with people in crisis, and with local community organizations in a dynamic and fast-paced environmentMust be reliable, on time and responsive to email and phone communicationStrong writing and communication skills in both English and SpanishBasic computer skills, including Google G SuiteGood teamwork skills, high energy and a positive attitude
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