Long Island Organizing Network
LION, has an opening for an Executive Director/ Lead Community Organizer.
LION is a Faith Based Organization in Long Island, NY representing a diverse coalition of inter-faith, multi-racial, urban-suburban faith communities and community organizations throughout greater Suffolk County area. LION organizes with the mission to address local and regional issues such as housing, urban sprawl, education, crime, and joblessness. Through a process of dialogue, education, training and action, LION seeks to empower member faith communities to act on the shared values of human worth, dignity and social justice. Working with the everyday population to have a meaningful community life for all concerned.
Organizer Skills: Have organizer experience, knowledge of political process/agendas. Provide volunteer leadership training. Have strong communication/writing skills, with ability to handle diversity; build key relationships with community leaders, pastors and the leadership of congregations; develop alliances with unions and other community organizations, promote a social justice agenda. A self starting strategic thinker, with administrative skills open to training and supervision will be paramount to the position. The candidate must have at least 5 years of organizer or related competency experience.
Salary/Benefits: Negotiable...$40,000 - $50,000 based on experience.
The initial screening interview is the event that may lead to the final decision by LION to hire in July 2011 or sooner.
In order to respond to an inquiry about your life experiences lending themselves for community organizing, please carefully review these recommend readings. A telephone interview, if selected, will be fashioned around the General Standards for Community Organizers relating to your experiences in organizing. A successful telephone interview will lead to a potential candidate screening interview in Suffolk County, NY, tentatively, the week of June 12th.
In addition, please review A Community Organizer Job Description Reading List for Organizers (Click) Also... Suffolk County, New York detailed profile - houses, real estate ... and www.gamaliel.org (The Gamaliel Foundation) Please study this affiliated organization.
Send by e-mail, a cover letter and resume only to: (a detailed cover letter is important).