Community Organizer (Atlanta)

Summary:

The Community Organizer is a full-time position that reports directly to the Atlanta Director.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the vision of IMAN’s Organizing Department.
  • Oversee Organizing department leaders and volunteers.
  • Develop and implement effective strategies for and conduct ongoing analysis of all department campaigns.
  • Build and sustain relationships with IMAN leaders; develop leadership and sense of empowerment among leaders and community.
  • Work with Atlanta Director and coalition partners/allies to coordinate actions/ campaigns.
  • Represent IMAN at coalition meetings, conferences and special events. 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.
  • Lead organizing trainings and co-develop organizing curriculum. Build and mentor a high-performing Organizing team, hiring and developing key talent to effectively advance IMAN’s mission.
  • Engage broader Muslim communities around IMAN’s social justice campaigns.
  • Support Development Department with grant proposal and report writing. Develop and maintain relationships with program officers.
  • Prepare presentations, attend meetings and coordinate site visits for foundations and potential funders.
  • Work with Finance Director to develop and manage annual budgets for Youth and Organizing departments.
  • Work with other senior staff to provide strategic input for organizational growth and development.
  • Collaborate with other programs/departments to identify synergies and opportunities for coordinated programming.

Qualifications:

  • Three to five years of related experience; particularly in social justice organizing and nonprofit work.
  • Strong interest in and commitment to community organizing and social, economic and racial justice.
  • Knowledge of Atlanta, its neighborhoods, residents, and surrounding communities.
  • Experience managing teams, volunteers and associated budgets.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal group facilitation skills.
  • An ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, multicultural environment.
  • Intimate familiarity with and a proven track record navigating diverse sectors of the Muslim community.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to work some week-ends and evenings and have reliable transportation
  • Education: High school or equivalent
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