Bilingual Community Organizing Training Coordinator

Western Organization of Resource Councils

About the organization

WORC is a regional network of 10 grassroots community organizations in eight Western states. For over four decades, WORC and our local and state-based member groups have been fighting for social change by organizing rural westerners to address long-term issues affecting their families, communities, and quality of life. WORC is nationally respected for our experience winning campaigns on natural resources, food, and farm issues through community organizing, training, leadership development, and voter engagement.

Duties

The Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC) is seeking an experienced community organizer to join our Leadership and Capacity Program Team. The ideal candidate for this position has a demonstrated ability to use grassroots organizing to build community power, experience designing and facilitating trainings and workshops on topics related to community organizing and campaigning, an understanding of or connection to issues impacting rural western communities, and fluent Spanish language skills.

The title for this position is “ Bilingual Leadership and Capacity Program Coordinator” and this position works to ensure the success of WORC’s 10 member groups by designing and facilitating high quality, bilingual trainings and workshops for members, leaders, and community organizers within the network in addition to providing timely, targeted, and effective consulting services and capacity building assistance to the WORC member groups.
We are looking for someone who has a solid foundation in community organizing, is passionate about developing the leadership of others, and is committed to building broad-based regional power in the West. The position requires excellent relationship building skills, an ability to create respectful learning environments that bring people from our increasingly diverse network and region together around shared values and goals, and a commitment to personal learning, growth and development.

Qualifications

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of three years, on the ground community organizing experience and a personal commitment to the principles of grassroots community organizing;
Demonstrated experience working with grassroots leaders to plan, run and win issue campaigns;
Experience designing and facilitating meetings, trainings or workshops on topics related to community organizing and campaigning;
Verbal and written fluency in Spanish;
Ability to respond effectively to challenging group dynamics;
Personal commitment to dismantling practices and structures that perpetuate systems of inequity;
Ability to work effectively in cross-cultural settings;
Can communicate directly and respectfully with co-workers and network leaders and staff;
Experience working with Indigenous, Latinx, and other communities of color and/or poor and working class communities, especially in a rural setting.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Experience developing and facilitating trainings, workshops, and events in Spanish and designing training and workshop curriculum that take into account cultural contexts;
Experience with and passion for working within collaborative decision-making structures;
Experience working on issues such as agriculture, clean and renewable energy, fossil fuel extraction, water quality, economic development;
Experience delivering effective trainings in both in-person and online settings;
Experience supervising community organizers;
Experience working with coalitions;

Salary

$60,000- $65,000

Application instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume with three professional references: click here. In your cover letter please tell us where you heard about the opening, what excites you about the job, and your preferred work location from the list mentioned above, as well as your most relevant experience, areas you may need to grow into, and any connections you have to WORC and the people in our network.

We will review applications on a rolling basis, but priority will be given to applications received before May 1st. The ideal start date for this position is June 3rd. The position will remain open until filled.

For more information, please see www.worc.org.

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