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Director of Organizing

Company: GreenRoots, Inc.
Location: Chelsea
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Organizational Overview GreenRoots, Inc., is a grassroots community-based organization with a 25-year track record of achieving significant environmental justice accomplishments and public health victories in Chelsea, Massachusetts and the Greater Boston region. The mission of GreenRoots is to achieve environmental justice and greater quality of life through collective action, unity, education and youth leadership across neighborhoods and communities. We do so through deep community engagement and empowerment, youth leadership and implementation of innovative projects and campaigns. Job OverviewThe Director of Organizing will work with seven (7) experienced Community Organizers to build comprehensive and integrated community organizing campaigns. The Director of Organizing will establish systems and strategies to support each organizer and to further develop GreenRoots coordinated organizing efforts. The Director of Organizing will create leadership development opportunities for the organizers, help develop strategies and trouble shoot concerns. She/he/they will develop appropriate political responses as needed. As a member of the staff, the Director will be part of an integrated organizing team that works across the different programmatic areas of work to achieve environmental justice she/he/they will supervise the various campaigns and will provide the Organizers with staff support. Duties and Responsibilities:Develop and coordinate workplans for each programmatic staff organizerIdentify professional and personal growth goals and trainings, fellowships, staff coaching, etc. for staff organizersProvide regular supervision, support and guidance to the staff organizers to succeed in their work, avoid burn out and better engage our target populationProvide organizing direction for the OrganizersSupport the different organizing campaignsResponsible for campaign / issue assessment, research, policy development, advocacy, planning, monitoring and evaluation Train and support staff, members and volunteers to develop leadership skillsCreate systems and opportunities to support the organizersExpand GreenRoots Membership Integrate and coordinate program activity across all the grassroots coalitions Develop strategies to successfully engage Chelsea residents to become future community LeadersRepresent GreenRoots in community and other meetingsMaintain accurate records; produce timely written and verbal reportsProvide general guidance, training and assistance, as needed, for the various organizing campaigns, events, actions and other general activitiesOther support as requested by the Leadership Team (Executive Director, Associate Executive Director, Director of Development and Director of Operations)Qualifications:Bilingual (Spanish and English) requiredExcellent Spanish and English communication skills requiredMinimum of 5 years of experience in community organizingMinimum of 3 years of supervisory experienceExperience using computers requiredExperience in social work preferredKnowledge of or experience in working for a membership organization preferredStrong understanding and commitment to the values of the Jemez Principles Strong communication skills Strong organizational and interpersonal skillsAbility to work in a team, as well as to take initiative and work independentlyAbility to work and relate with a diverse range of people and organizations Ability to motivate and inspire Ability to represent GreenRoots in a professional manner to a wide range of partners, institutions and community-based organizationsAbility to work some evenings and weekendsExcellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks and duties.Ability to organize and delegate work, problem solve and be persistent.Demonstrated ability to work in a team setting as well as independentlyGenuine enthusiasm to support the organizers; and for motivating and involving our members in the different community organizing activities.Experience in policy development and campaign implementation.Sense of humor, responsible, mature and demonstrates strong initiative.

Keywords: GreenRoots, Inc., Chelsea , Director of Organizing, Other , Chelsea, Massachusetts

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