LA Voice is seeking a full-time community organizer to support and develop faith-based / spiritually-centered grassroots leadership and power in Los Angeles County. Candidates should have a passion and track record of doing justice and supporting grassroots leaders in building power for change.

The ideal candidate will have experience and training in community organizing; effective communication skills relevant to the communities we organize; time management skills; emotional intelligence; comfort or fluency in multiple ethnic and religious communities; a passion for people’s leadership and spiritual growth; a track record of developing other people’s leadership; and clarity that undoing racism is central to the struggle for our shared future.

This is an amazing opportunity to be a part of a diverse and growing organization and the team that is creating positive, systemic change in Los Angeles and California. We are currently hiring for multiple organizing positions, with a focus on expanding our regional presence in Long Beach, South LA, and the San Fernando Valley.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Essential Functions (to include, but not limited to):

Build relationships with congregational leaders across a wide geography
Organize five to seven local organizing committees at member congregations
Recruit new congregations and build relationships with clergy and grassroots leaders, supporting them to grow and strengthen organizing committees/ministries
Develop and conduct training on effective community organizing: research meetings, team building, turnout, power analysis, voter engagement, coalitions, structural racism, storytelling, one-to- ones, etc.
Train and support grassroots leaders in LA Voice collective campaign work, including preparing leaders for visits to advocate with elected officials, gathering signatures, and turning out their friends and family for actions, press conferences, etc

Qualifications Required:

Minimum one year professional or volunteer experience in community organizing or related social change field
Ability to work with diverse religious, racial, and geographic communities
Self-motivated, self-disciplined and flexible; able to work independently and on a team
Group facilitation skills; experience nurturing, managing, and guiding a team of people
Facility working with clergy and people of faith, in traditional and non-traditional spaces
Cultural competence and emotional intelligence to support and nurture a culture of belonging in multi-racial and multi-faith spaces
Effective interpersonal and relational skills
Able to prioritize and set goals, and to design work plans with support from fellow staff
Time management; reflective and intentional about the time

Other Possible Qualifications:

Familiarity and experience working on issues of housing, criminal justice, or immigration
Experience organizing in Long Beach, South LA, or the San Fernando Valley
Experience organizing within African-American churches
Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, or other Asian languages
Experience doing integrated voter engagement work, including canvassing, phone banking, and using PDI
Experience organizing with people who have been incarcerated, people without immigration documents, or people experiencing homelessness/housing displacement/severe rent burden
Life experience with incarceration, being without immigration documents, or homelessness/housing displacement/severe rent burden
Bachelor’s degree, or other college-level coursework

Compensation and Benefits:

  • A full-time position.
  • The job includes regular evening work and some weekend work.
  • Salary is competitive and based on experience, in a range from $50,000-$70,000.
  • Benefits include a comprehensive health plan, generous personal days, a matching retirement account, and a monthly wellness stipend.

LA Voice is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.

Application Procedure:

All applicants must apply for this position online, click here to apply for this position.  Please have the following two (2) documents ready to upload to your online application:

  • An electronic file of your resume (preferably in PDF format)
  • A cover letter stating why this is a fit for you and for LA Voice

Application/Hiring Deadline:

Applications and interviews will occur on a rolling basis.

To apply for this job email your details to velvet@lavoice.org

About LA Voice

We believe a better LA County--a better world--is possible.

LA Voice believes all people have power and a voice. Every day we amplify that power by uniting diverse faith voices and equipping grassroots leaders to organize for what their communities need, winning systemic changes that improve the lives of all county residents. We are an interfaith, multi-racial, multi-cultural organization of 70 faith and spiritual communities that represent more than 50,000 families in Los Angeles County. Our core strategic values are: exponential growth of grassroots leadership; bridging to belong across differences; and confrontation with power for social transformation leading to racial equity and inclusion.

Our diverse and experienced team works with communities across the county to create a Los Angeles with racial equity and abundant life for all.

LA Voice is a member of Faith in Action National Network (formerly PICO National Network), the largest grassroots spiritual and congregational organizing network in the U.S., and a member of PICO California, an effective, highly respected grassroots organization playing a significant role to turn the tide toward inclusion and equity and create a true state of belonging.

LA Voice Action, LA Voice’s 501 c (4) affiliate organization, was founded in 2018 with a mission to turn the power of faith voices in Los Angeles County into transformative wins for our communities. To achieve this, we carry out deep, year-round voter engagement efforts that are building a powerful, faithful voting bloc that turns out in every single election, no matter how large or small.