The Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC) is seeking to hire two community organizers to help build a broad-based community organization in rural Nebraska. The organization will begin with community led local chapters and employ a bottom-up approach that honors local knowledge, voices, and leadership to identify and find solutions to problems that negatively impact diverse communities in rural Nebraska.
We are looking for candidates who can build trusting relationships with people from all walks of life and believe in the capacity of people to work together to achieve long lasting community solutions that support thriving communities and families. The position requires excellent relationship building skills, an ability to bring people together, and a commitment to personal learning, growth and development.
WORC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to staff diversity and cultivating and preserving a work environment that is built on the premise of equity. We welcome qualified people of all backgrounds and abilities to apply. For more information about WORC, and to view our Equity Statement, visit our website at www.worc.org
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Conduct relational one-on-one meetings and small group conversations as part of the assessment process.
Build relationships of trust among people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Assess opportunities in local communities to bring people together to take action and address important issues and needs.
Engage community members and leaders in building sound organizing plans and strategies.
Develop people’s leadership skills so they have the confidence to be involved in and influence decision-making processes that affect their lives.
Raise money from a broad base of individual donors to achieve financial self-sufficiency.
PRIORITY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Personal commitment to the principles of grassroots community organizing. Community organizing experience is strongly preferred.
Knowledge of rural Nebraska, including its people, culture and economy.
Personal commitment to building power and agency in marginalized communities and ensuring fair representation in decision-making.
Demonstrated experience working with grassroots leaders to win policies that improve people’s lives.
Experience managing multiple priorities and responsibilities.
Ability for local and regional travel, evening and weekend work assignments, and occasional long hours.
Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred for at least one of the positions.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Passionate about developing leadership in others.
Experience planning and facilitating meetings, trainings or workshops.
Strong interpersonal communication skills.
Experience working remotely and/or with a distributed team.
Commitment to developing and using a support network.
Ability to think strategically about the complex challenges facing rural communities and how to bring people together to solve them.
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