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Community Organizer

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Tahisha Victor
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Buffalo, Ny
 community   organizer 
Category:Nonprofit / Social Services
Listing Type:Job

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Join the fight for social, economic and racial justice!

Citizen Action of New York is one of the fastest-growing statewide grassroots organizations in the country. We fight for social, racial and economic justice, and an America that works for all of us. Our organizing campaigns focus on issues such as education, health care, campaign finance reform, progressive taxation, and consumer issues. We have won significant improvements in New Yorkers’ lives, and we have elected progressive candidates to office. We play a leadership role in organizing major statewide coalitions including the Alliance for Quality Education and the Health Care for All New York Coalition.

Citizen Action of New York has eight regional grassroots chapters, including one based in Buffalo. We are currently seeking an ORGANIZER for the Buffalo office for our Just and Fair Schools Campaign to help to improve the Buffalo School District’s discipline policy.

If you have strong organizing experience, like working with a diverse group of people and are committed to social change, come join our growing organization!

Responsibilities include:

1. Organize actions, mobilizations, phone banks, media coverage and other activities as part of our issue and electoral campaigns, with a major focus on education and health care
2. Recruit members, build our volunteer base and train local members and leaders
3. Build and staff local coalitions and local Citizen Action leadership committees
4. Work with the Board and committees to strengthen the Western New York chapter of Citizen Action
5. Raise local funds
6. Supervise staff


7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
8. experience organizing issue and /or electoral campaigns preferred
9. A creative approach to problem-solving, including strong analytic, strategic and planning skills
10. Ability to travel, including having a reliable car
11. Ability to work evenings and weekends

Additional factors: Knowledge of local and/or New York State politics is also desired.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Full health benefits. Please email a resume and cover letter.


Citizen Action of NY is an equal opportunity employer and we seek to build an organization that aggressively pursues a racial justice agenda. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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