Outreach Coordinator

Montgomery County Renters Alliance, Inc.

About the organization

The Montgomery County Renters Alliance is the first and only regional non profit dedicated only to renter outreach, education, organizing and advocacy. Founded in 2010, the MCRA has developed an alliance of more than 30 nonprofit, civic, religious, political and community groups that work to support advancing renters rights, increasing awareness of renter issues and working to develop legislation and policies that preserve and protect stable, quality affordable rental housing.

The MCRA is also a leading co-founder of Renters United Maryland, a statewide coalition working to advance renter protection legislation in the Maryland General Assembly.

Duties

Provide outreach services to renter communities, including:

Organizing tenants meetings to provide education and guidance, and promote and strengthen tenants associations.
Write newsletter information on activities and issue
Provide testimony in support or opposition to legislation affecting rental housing
Maintain, strengthen and develop relationships with allied organizations and key individuals
Liaise with Renters United Maryland
Represent the MCRA at meeting and community events
Work directly with renters in dispute with their landlords

Qualifications

Experience working with and organizing diverse communities, including of color, ethnicity, age and different socioeconomic levels
Ability to perform public speaking
Ability to organize events and activities
Comfort and versatility in speaking and working all levels government officials, community leaders and grass roots activists
Spanish language competence
Successful completion of Peace Corps Service, preferably in Latin America
Computer literate including knowledge of social media tools
Well organized, good sense of humor a must
Commitment to advancing renters' rights and stable, affordable, quality rental housing
Ability to work independently
Ability to be discreet and respect confidentiality requirements

Salary

$52,000

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit cover letter, resume and COS documents.

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