Community Organizer- Bangor

Organizing · Bangor, Maine
Department Organizing
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation $36,000-$50,000

Maine People’s Alliance is Hiring


Maine People's Alliance (MPA) is a community of Maine people, from all different backgrounds, who believe that we can live in a world where everyone has what they need, everyone contributes what they can, and nobody is left behind. 


While there are more than enough resources to meet everyone’s basic needs, a small number of wealthy interests use tactics like racism to divide us, maintaining a society where they benefit at everyone else’s expense. That is why we must overcome division with community, cynicism with relentless moral courage, changing – not accepting – what is politically possible. 


MPA community organizers are responsible for helping the organization build a multi-racial, multi-class movement by recruiting new members, developing their leadership, and building a volunteer team that works to advance the priorities of the organization. 


We are currently accepting applications for a full time, permanent Community Organizer, based in Bangor, Maine. The ideal candidate should be interested in this role as part of exploring  a career in social change and/or in building a new set of skills to apply to existing social change volunteer work in Maine.


Community Organizer 

The responsibilities of these positions will include supporting MPA’s campaigns through:

  • Doing weekly recruitment of new MPA members
  • Developing local activities, trainings, and committees (that are parallel to activities and committees in other regions and that align with organizational campaigns) to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for MPA members
  • Identifying leadership potential in MPA volunteers, and developing work plans that provide opportunities for new skills and leadership opportunities
  • Supporting a local leadership team that helps with recruitment, running committees, and developing new leaders
  • Leveraging social media (Twitter, Facebook) to enhance on-the-ground organizing efforts

A qualified applicant should possess:

  • Direct, lived experience with injustice (of any kind) that anchors a desire for progressive social change
  • Self-motivation and an ability to successfully work independently, as part of a team, and as a team leader.
  • Ability to inspire others to action
  • Ability to move multiple projects and prioritize 
  • A willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and occasional weekends


Experience that is helpful but not necessary:

  • Experience in door-to-door organizing
  • At least one year of community organizing experience or community-building work
  • Fluency in Spanish, French, Arabic, or Somali are welcome
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook


This position is based in Bangor and will report to MPA’s Organizing Director, Jennie Pirkl.

 

The Community Organizer position is unionized and full-time at a competitive wage ranging from $36,000- $50,000, depending on experience. 


We will begin looking at applications on July 25th, 2022.


MPA is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to equity and inclusion. Core to our work is an understanding of the multiple ways in which society is constructed to disadvantage and marginalize people of color, LGBTQ people, immigrants, native peoples, women, low-income people, people with disabilities, and others. We believe that underrepresented and marginalized communities must be centered in the work we do and we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or from these communities. 


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  • Location
    Bangor, Maine
  • Department
    Organizing
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Compensation
    $36,000-$50,000