Career Opportunities

Seeking Southern VT Community Organizer

VIA is seeking a Community Organizer to build a chapter of Vermont Interfaith Action in southern VT (Bennington and Windham counties) as well as assist in the statewide campaign of a “Jobs and Workplace Justice.”


The organizer will engage and develop clergy and grassroots community leaders to shape public policy in areas of social concern affecting their communities. Vermont Interfaith Action is an affiliate of the Faith in Action (FIA) National Network, the largest network of faith-based community organizing federations in the country.


Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships through one-to-one conversations with faith leaders and community stakeholders on a consistent and regular basis
  • Develop leaders to build organizing teams with the power to win policy changes
  • Mobilize grassroots community leaders to lead social justice campaigns
  • Expand VIA’s Southern Vermont base through recruiting new clergy, congregations, and community stakeholders
  • Incorporate Faith in Action’s model of organizing into day-to-day work activities 
  • Participate in national network professional development activities as required
  • Participate in fundraising and administrative activities as required

Qualifications:

  • Deep interest and commitment to community and social justice issues
  • Strong relational skills and ability to connect, engage and inspire community members
  • Capacity to think strategically and analytically about issues impacting communities
  • Respect for and ability to work with diverse faith communities
  • Commitment to bottom-up organizing, grassroots leadership and collective decision-making
  • Strong public speaking and writing skills
  • Must be a self-starter, able to work independently, as well as a team-player
  • Desire to learn and openness to challenge yourself and others
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 3-5 years’ organizing experience (union, labor, voter, political campaigns) a plus

VIA has a strong learning culture which includes weekly staff development sessions as well as FIA regional and national trainings. We place a high priority on personal learning, relationship building and creating a respectful multi-faith organization. This position is part-time (averaging 20 hours per week) with some travel, nights and weekends involved.

 

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical (including dental and vision) insurance; 401(k); and vacation, holiday and sick leave. Applications accepted until position filled. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to office@viavt.org. Please include in the subject line of the email: you last name and Southern VT Organizer. Please indicate where you learned of this position. 

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VIA has a strong learning culture which includes weekly staff development sessions as well as FIA regional and national trainings. We place a high priority on personal learning, relationship building and creating a respectful multi-faith organization. 


Applications accepted until position filled. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to office@viavt.org. Please include in the subject line of the email: you last name and Southern VT Organizer. Please indicate where you learned of this position.

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