Now Hiring: Community Organizer

Our Streets Minneapolis is hiring a full-time Community Organizer. Join our great team working to make Minneapolis streets great for everyone! We encourage people to apply by Dec. 22.

We would also welcome applications from qualified candidates for Advocacy and Engagement Director role, which comes with greater responsibility. We will hire for one of these roles.

Community Organizer position

Reports to: Executive Director

 

Summary of Position

Supports work to engage people and policymakers around bicycle and walking improvements in Minneapolis and related equity policy work. Work includes community outreach and education efforts, engaging volunteers, and supporting related communications and events.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • coordinate community outreach and education efforts around walking and biking improvements, including tabling events, engaging with diverse community groups, door knocking, presentations at public meetings, and coordinating with partner organizations, and other activities as appropriate;

  • work with volunteer coordination staff to coordinate, support, train, recruit, and recognize volunteers;

  • implement and support strategy and work planning for advocacy priorities;

  • support communications efforts, including writing web content and email alerts;

  • support planning and coordinating for strategic events and rides;

  • stay informed of basic research around biking and walking infrastructure, Minneapolis walking and biking opportunities, and community engagement best practices; and

  • perform administrative and clerical tasks as needed.

 

Experience and Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • At least one year experience in organizing, volunteer coordination, or related;

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;

  • Ability to work independently while managing multiple priorities;

  • Great people skills and an ability to have fun with work;

  • Comfort working with volunteers;

  • Attention to detail and ability to follow through with tasks;

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;

  • Ability to network, build trust, and build working relationships with diverse groups;

  • Proficient computer skills including social networking sites, word processing, and database software;

  • A strong desire to make Minneapolis more walk and bike-friendly; and

  • A strong understanding of social justice and racial equity issues and commitment to supporting change to advance equity.

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working in coalitions with partner groups;

  • Experience working on advocacy campaigns and an understanding of basics of the political process;

  • Knowledge of Minneapolis and connections to organizations and communities in Minneapolis;

  • Knowledge of the economic, health, safety, social, and environmental benefits of walking and bicycling and basic knowledge of how to improve bicycling and walking;

  • Experience with grant seeking and membership recruitment; and

  • Skilled with Google Apps.

 

Salary and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $34,000-$44,000, depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits package includes generous and flexible paid time off, health insurance, and retirement.

 

Special Considerations

Our Streets Minneapolis offers a flexible schedule, but this position does require frequent work on nights and weekends.


How to Apply 

Email cover letter and resume to ethan@ourstreetsmpls.org. Please no phone calls.