Community Organizing Manager

Programs · Bellevue, Idaho
Department Programs
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $60,000-69,000.00 annual salary

JOB SUMMARY:

The Hunger Coalition is seeking a passionate Community Organizing Manager (COM) to build a grassroots, mission-focused advocacy program in Blaine County. This position requires stellar interpersonal skills, deep knowledge and understanding on how systems of oppression intersect with the lived experiences of our community members. The COM works toward empowering community members to be in the driver’s seat of policy change.

In the first year, the COM will develop and lead a team to identify specific issues brought forth from the impacted community. The team will identify top priorities and develop a comprehensive strategy that works toward dismantling systemic structures that directly impact the various communities experiencing food insecurity in Blaine County.   It is imperative that this is a community-led and community-driven effort. To do this, the COM will build a team culture which will develop deep trust through curiosity, empathy and solidarity.

A key role of the COM is to develop deep relationships with community leaders, members, partner organizations, Promotoras, and other advocates in the field to build a strong foundation that will lead us to intentional engagement and mobilization for policy and systems change.


THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • Is bilingual in Spanish and English, with the ability to communicate clearly in both languages
  • Has 5+ years of community organizing or systems change work
  • Works well with persons of varied sexual orientation, gender identity, racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic backgrounds, and with individuals who are differently-abled
  • Has experience with strategic development, implementation and building community movements
  • Has knowledge and/or experience with Idaho policy and legislation
  • Has experience with group facilitation, team building and managing community conversations
  • Is highly organized and can work well independently or in a group
  • Is comfortable with public speaking and able to engage community in active participation during discussions
  • Has demonstrated successful project management and strategy implementation
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills with a wide variety of audiences
  • Has experience with digital organizing
  • Has computer proficiency with Google Suite, Word, Excel and virtual meeting facilitation

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directly supervise the Advocacy Coordinator (or Community Organizing Coordinator??)
  • Manage the Advocacy Program Annual Budget
  • Lead a team to conduct a community assessment on the root causes of hunger in Blaine County
  • Engage the impacted community to build short term and long term strategies to address the identified root causes of hunger and systems of oppression
  • Build strong partnerships with local and statewide organizations doing work on issues such as safe paths to citizenship, education equity, affordable housing, liveable wage, domestic violence, affordable healthcare, structural racism, immigrant rights, etc.
  • Create, coordinate, implement and facilitate leadership development trainings for rising community organizers
  • Build meaningful, thoughtful, transformative relationships with impacted community members, partners, and community advocates in the field
  • Grow strong partnerships with "Promotoras" to learn from impacted communities and get resources to them in culturally relevant ways
  • Cross-collaborate with other departments to meet strategic initiatives identified by entire THC staff and board
  • Attend weekly community meals to provide opportunities for participants to engage in advocacy initiatives and to build authentic relationships with the impacted community
  • Share in knowledge dissemination, reporting and communications, both internally and externally on a quarterly basis
  • Work with co-directors to further develop board of directors’ competency in the justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) work.
  • Provide monthly updates to the board of directors highlighting opportunities for them to be engaged in advocacy initiatives in the community.
  • Co-create a teen advocacy program with the Bloom Youth Project staff and community partners who work directly with teens in Blaine County
  • Work closely with the Social Change Communications Supervisor to develop a root cause communication plan, launch campaigns, and build a digital organizing network
  • Participate in Management Team meetings and activities


WORKPLACE VALUES: Working at The Hunger Coalition means showing up each day ready to do what we do well. Everyone has a leadership role here. Supervisors and managers are viewed as coaches and advocates, and employees are encouraged to dream big and bring ideas to the table. The following internal values were carefully handpicked and defined by our staff and represent our agreement to each other to be excellent team members.

Communication - We listen to understand. Our words are kind, honest and constructive.

Growth - We are here to make change. We encourage each other to dream big.

Community - Employees make space to gather each week. 

Respect - We accept and honor each other.

Compassion - We see each other as humans as well as coworkers.

Transparency - Knowledge and power are shared. Decisions are made as a group.

Teamwork - We celebrate collaboration.

Integrity - We do what we do well.

Freedom - Employees have latitude over their projects.

Diversity - We intentionally center the voices of people who are black and brown, immigrant, differently abled, LGBTQIAA+, non-binary, and women.  

Equity - We practice equity because we know one-size-does-not-fit-all.

Enthusiasm - We bring passion, innovation, and lightness to our serious work.

 

SALARY, HOURS & BENEFITS:

Full-time, 40 hours per week position. Mondays and Thursdays 10am-7pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am-5pm, and Fridays 9am-3pm.  Occasional evening workshops and weekend community event attendance will be required. Salary range $60,000 - $69,000.  Benefits include flexible, fun working environment with staff wellness program. Professional development stipend, group health insurance, matched savings account, and generous personal time off.  Specialized trainings as needed. 


The Hunger Coalition is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.

Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women/other underrepresented individuals only apply when they meet 100% of them. We believe that people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQ+ people must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities, or who are members of other marginalized communities. If you think you have what it takes, possess transferable skills, are quick to learn, but don’t necessarily satisfy every requirement or meet every qualification, we would love to hear from you!


Interested individuals can submit resume and cover letter to nspence@thehungercoalition.org (Naomi)

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  • Location
    Bellevue, Idaho
  • Department
    Programs
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    $60,000-69,000.00 annual salary