Community Organizer (Sarasota)

SURE

About the organization

SURE is a diverse and multi-faith-tradition coalition of 20 congregations fighting for racial and economic justice in Sarasota County. Our shared faith values call us to work collectively for systemic change, transforming Sarasota County into a community that reflects the dignity of all people.

Since our founding in 1995, SURE has won expanded bus routes so that low-income workers could get to and from work, an Addiction Recovery pod that has served over 1500 inmates, Civil Citation implementation that has dropped youth arrests by 77%, and a Comprehensive Treatment Court program that will get 120 people suffering from mental illness into treatment rather than jail.

SURE is part of the DART network of organizations, one of the largest networks of faith-based community organizations in the country.

Duties

We're hiring a full-time community organizer who will build relationships with faith leaders and community members from diverse backgrounds, train and develop their organizing skills, and deepen their participation in the work of the organization.

During your first five months, you will receive intensive on-the-job training through the DART Organizers Institute. You will learn basic organizing principles and develop key organizing skills including: finding and developing leaders, issue research and strategy, power analysis, and one-to-one meetings. Ongoing professional development will continue through individualized coaching and mentoring, as well as local, regional, and national staff trainings and retreats.

Starting salary is $39,064 annually plus health benefits, with regular cost of living increases and performance based raises. For candidates relocating more than 50 miles, $250 is paid to help cover relocation costs. Employer retirement contributions begin after one year of employment.

Qualifications

People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. No prior organizing experience is necessary. Qualities we look for include:

● Core passion for justice and equality
● Excellent relationship-building skills
● Exceptional work ethic
● Willingness to be trained to work with religious institutions

By January 13, 2020 you'll also need a bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience, access to a car, and proof of US citizenship, permanent residency, or deferred action for childhood arrivals. Fluency in Spanish a plus, but not mandatory.

Salary

$39,064

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Resumes sent to the [email protected] email will not be reviewed until a full online application is submitted. Application instructions can be found here: www.thedartcenter.org/apply

Local staff does not review resumes or applications- please contact DART Recruitment staff instead of local organizations with questions about the position, deadline, and application process. More information at www.thedartcenter.org

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