Community Power Collective - Lead Organizer for Street Vendor Justice

Los Angeles, CA

Lead Organizer for Street Vendor Justice

Summary:

The Community Power Collective’s (CPC) mission is to build power with low-income tenants and workers through transformative organizing to win economic justice, community control of land and housing, and to propagate systems of cooperation in Boyle Heights and the greater Los Angeles area. We are a member-led organization, established in May 2020 in this formation, but carrying a legacy of 25 years of economic and housing justice organizing in the Eastside and an active participant in LA’s housing justice movement and street vendor justice movement in California. 

We are looking for someone to join our visionary team of organizers to co-lead power building strategies for our Street Vendor Justice Program. The Senior Organizer will be responsible for co-leading the development and implementation of organizing and base building plans and representing CPC’s base of vendor members within the LA Street Vendor Campaign Coalition. Ideal candidate will be someone with a strong base building and outreach background, who has experience with campaign development, and is able to adapt to changing conditions.

CPC has a collective accountability structure that includes supervision by Program Leads, a peer coach, and a Transformative Justice Committee of staff and members who perform evaluations and staff development plans. This position will co-lead the Street Vendor Justice Program and be responsible for co-supervising 2 organizers. This position will report to the senior organizing team in a group accountability structure. This is a full-time position with benefits and is secured for 1 year (12 months). CPC is actively fundraising and intends for this position to be long term, however, employment past 1 year (12 months) is contingent on future funding.

This position will start as soon as possible. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Organizing, Base Building & Outreach

  • Co-lead the development and implementation of base building systems including outreach, recruitment, and retention of street vendors, based on yearly work plan goals. 
  • Co-lead preparation and execution of monthly/bimonthly general vendor membership meetings.
  • Conduct direct outreach in 6 vendor hubs in the City & County of Los Angeles and support the development of leadership committees in those hubs. 
  • Develop outreach scripts, tracking and follow-up materials & tools to disseminate important information to street vendors in the priority areas. 
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating membership databases.

Policy Campaigns

  • Participate in bi-weekly LA Street Vending Campaign Steering Committee calls and support the development of campaign strategy for both City and County of LA efforts. 
  • Support mobilization for the CA Street Vendor Campaign, as needed. 
  • Lead organizing team in developing and implementing advocacy and organizing tactics, including direct action, mobilization, engagement with elected offices, to support different campaign efforts. 
  • Maintain strategic partnerships with partner organizations to advance campaign goals. 
  • Work with Communications Organizer to develop program narrative and content for digital organizing and online advocacy pushes. 

Program and Organizational Leadership

  • Co-lead the development and implementation of the Street Vendor Justice Program yearly work plan, program budget, and quarterly recalibration sessions with the team.
  • Co-lead facilitation of weekly program meetings.
  • Provide supervision and coaching for two organizers, including support in work plan development.
  • Participate in one of CPC’s infrastructure committees (finance, operations, transformative justice, membership).
  • Work with organizers and staff in other program areas to create a culture of organizing, strategy development, and transformation with a broader definition of what it means to build power, including mutual support.
  • Supports the planning and implementation of CPC organizational events, training, and outreach efforts.

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Support the mission, vision and goals of the Community Power Collective.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in community based or labor organizing.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience supervising staff in a political, labor, community organizing capacity.
  • Strong commitment to organization through leadership development.
  • Strong experience with base building, one-on-ones, personal visits, town halls, leadership development, and direct actions.
  • Experience with campaign strategy development. 
  • Strong content development skills and verbal and written presentation skills.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Experience working within coalitions and in partnership with other organizations. 
  • Ability to plan, develop, and implement training through popular education.
  • Ability to coach others in developing & implementing campaign plans & work plans.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and teleconferencing platforms. 
  • Experience engaging, leading & motivating others and work effectively as part of a team.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and complete tasks in a timely manner

Compensation

Community Power Collective is fiscally sponsored by the Right to the City Alliance (RTTC). This is a full time, non-exempt salaried position. The salary is $65,000-$70,000. RTTC offers a comprehensive benefits package including 100% medical, dental, short and long term disability and life insurance benefits as well as employee-matched 401k retirement plan.  

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter through our hiring portal at: https://righttothecityalliance.rippling-ats.com/

Right To The City Alliance is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants from communities heavily impacted by gentrification, displacement and housing insecurity are strongly encouraged to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.