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        Fideicomiso Comunitario Tierra Libre - Senior Organizer for Community Lands

        Job Opportunity

        Position Description

        The Senior Organizer for Community Lands is a senior management position, supervising three Community Lands organizers and reporting directly to the Co-Director of Programs & Operations. The Senior Organizer is responsible for developing and implementing an outreach and base building program with tenants to support the decommodification of land and housing. This position also represents FCTL and Community Power Collective (CPC) and holds leadership roles in various coalition spaces. Central duties include leading FCTL’s campaign strategy development and implementation, leading mobilizations and direct actions, leading advocacy efforts and building relationships with offices of elected officials and departments, and coaching frontline organizers with their outreach base-building plans.

        Responsibilities

        • Develop and guide the Community Lands team in implementing a strategy for building organizing that will support housing stability and decommodification.
        • Support research and identification of buildings that are good targets for organizing.
        • Develop outreach and base-building tools and materials: mapping, database, scripts, flyers, etc.
        • Lead and plan Escuelita de Organizar, in collaboration with CPC’s Membership Development Organizer, a political education and organizing school focused on housing justice.
        • Lead development of strategy and implementation for the Development w/out Displacement Campaign, an initiative that seeks to fight the displacement of tenants living in Boyle Heights and East LA.
        • Meet 1-on-1 with organizers and support them with work plan management and problem-solving coaching.
        • With the support of the Membership Development Organizer, develop curriculum and training to capacitate organizers in base building, recruitment and retention, membership development, and campaign strategy.
        • Perform staff evaluations for tenant organizers yearly.
        • Work with Co-Directors to support the development of program budgets.
        • Participate in the CPC/FCTL Leads team meetings and retreats.
        • Represent FCTL and CPC and lead the Campaign to pass a Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act.
        • Represent FCTL and CPC in the Keep LA Housed and Eastside Leads Coalition.
        • Represent FCTL and CPC in the Right to the City Alliance’s Our Homes Our Land Committee.

        Minimum Qualifications Required

        • Commitment to social and economic justice in communities directly impacted.
        • Commitment to FCTL’s mission and values
        • Ability to synthesize and translate complex ideas into popular education and accessible language
        • Four years experience in labor or community organizing with extensive base-building experience
        • Two years experience in a supervisory role
        • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate goals and objectives
        • Above-average writing and public speaking skills
        • Ability to be visionary and innovative while inspiring team leadership
        • Self-motivated and requiring minimal supervision
        • Proficient at Google Suite (Workspace)
        • Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) and cultural competence

        Highly Desired Qualifications

        • Experience with Community Land Trusts, Tenant Rights, and the Housing Justice landscape in Los Angeles.
        • Experience with and understanding of funding, budgeting, reporting, and deliverables
        • Experience development training/organizing curriculum and implementing workshops
        • Experience with shared leadership & community-based consensus-building strategies

        The Senior Organizer for Community Lands is a full-time, exempt position with a base salary of $75,000 and full employee benefits.

        The position reports to the Co-Directors and Executive Board and works cooperatively with diverse members and partners.

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