Atlanta Regional Community Organizer

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help facilitate IMAN’s organizing trainings in other cities.
  • Lay the foundation for developing a holistic replication of IMAN’s model.
  • Develop and implement effective strategies for building a diverse Atlanta base of leaders.
  • Build and sustain relationships with diverse coalitions across Atlanta; develop leadership and sense of empowerment amongst leaders and community.
  • Work and communicate with Director of Organizing & Youth, and coalition partners/allies to coordinate actions/campaigns.
  • Represent IMAN at coalition meetings, conferences and special events with regional organizers connected to the Casey Equal Voice Network and similar national alliances.
  • Develop and maintain intake and training program for leadership development of volunteers and leaders.
  • Build strategic alliances with community organizations, religious groups, public officials, campaign allies and other community stakeholders.
  • Engage broader Muslim communities in and around IMAN’s social justice campaigns.
  • Work closely with Executive Director to build the foundation for a sustainable model in Atlanta that will draw from private and public funding options.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree but MA in related field is preferred. Three to five years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong interest in and commitment to community organizing and social, economic and racial justice
  • Deep knowledge of Atlanta, its neighborhoods, residents, and surrounding communities
  • Experience managing staff, volunteers and associated budgets
  • Experience with philanthropy at a local and national level
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal
  • Group facilitation skills
  • An ability to work effectively in a multicultural setting
  • Intimate familiarity with and a proven track record navigating diverse sectors of the Muslim community
  • Must be able to work some weekends and evenings, and have reliable transportation