Community Organizer

The Community Organizer will:

  • Provide leadership training to leaders and general PANA membership to effectively organize to improve conditions in their communities.

  • Lead campaign efforts, including developing a shared vision, and leading strategic planning processes using SCOPE Power-Analysis, and research.

  • Coordinate and facilitate community meetings and accountability sessions.

  • Conduct community outreach and recruitment efforts.

  • Build strong partnerships among resettlement and ethnic-based community organizational stakeholders.

  • Supervise Interns, Canvassers, or other short-term teams.

Desired skills/knowledge:

  • Strong ability to build relationships and motivate people to lead.

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with multiple priorities.

  • Strong knowledge of refugee issues and the Syrian community in San Diego County.

  • Commitment to social change and justice.

  • Strong analytical, writing, and public speaking skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to teach and challenge people.

  • Ability to work with diverse religious, racial, and ethnic communities.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a staff team.

Required experience:

  • Minimum 1 year of experience community organizing.

  • Experience working with refugee communities.

  • Experience leading a campaign from beginning to end.

  • Ability to speak Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, Kurdish, Vietnamese, or Somali strongly preferred.

  • Bachelor's degree in Community Development, Community Organizing, Social Work, Political

    Science, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, Sociology,

    Community Psychology, or related field preferred.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, and sophisticated use of technology.

  • Some travel required.

Salary/ Benefits

PANA offers a competitive salary, health insurance, paid sick time, holidays, and vacation.

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Pana San Diego