Overview

THE OPPORTUNITY

Ground Game LA + POWER are members of the Homes Guarantee Campaign and are working to guarantee a right to housing for all in Los Angeles, California and the United States. We are looking for an organizer who can develop tenant leaders to work collectively to build tenant power in their own buildings and neighborhoods, and connect that organizing with a clear vision and strong commitment to advancing the Homes Guarantee. We are seeking an organizer who can:

  • Build and maintain relationships with tenants in privately-owned housing
  • Develop power with organized groups of tenants
  • Do outreach to identify, recruit and develop grassroots leaders
  • Work with leaders to create demands, goals, and strategies to win
  • Work with programming staff to host leadership development events
  • Train, supervise and lead volunteers and grassroots leaders in community canvasses
  • Represent the organization in coalition meetings and activities

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A strong commitment to grassroots democracy and progressive social change
  • Proficiency in both English and Spanish (written and oral) required
  • Ability to keep commitments to community members, supervisors, and partners, and to hold those same people accountable to their commitments in a way that fosters growth
  • Proficient in Airtable, Zoom, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Email, Digital Calendars and similar technologies
  • Experience with community organizing, grassroots mutual aid, or similar community work
  • Ability to communicate clearly with flexibility, compassion and respect
  • Ability to exercise discretion and good judgment, ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Shows respect and sensitivity and promotes a harassment-free environment
  • Has a vehicle and can work throughout Westside Los Angeles, Central Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley
  • Flexible hours

COMPENSATION

Status: Full-time, Regular, Exempt, benefits eligible

Salary Range: $55,000-$65,000

Location: Remote, Hollywood, CA

 

Notice of nondiscrimination:

We are an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage Black, indigenous, people of color, women, people with previous felony convictions, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who identify with underrepresented groups to apply.

About Ground Game LA + POWER

ABOUT POWER + GROUND GAME LA

People Organized for Westside Renewal (POWER), a 501(c)(3), and sister organization Ground Game LA, a 501(c)(4), are Los Angeles-based progressive organizations supporting grassroots community leadership development, mobilization and civic engagement with the aim of putting those people who are directly impacted by the inequity at the center of the fight to end that inequity.

Our organization’s headquarters is in Hollywood. We work throughout Los Angeles’ Westside, Greater Hollywood, Mid-City and San Fernando Valley regions. We support and advance municipal, state-based and national fights for progressive policies on housing, environmental, social and racial justice.

We aim to foster an equitable work environment and encourage a healthy work-life balance. For more information on Ground Game LA + POWER, please visit groundgamela.org and power-la.org