The NWBCCC is a 40-year old broad-based social justice community organization that unites individuals and institutions to fight for better neighborhoods and for social, economic, environmental, and racial justice. NWBCCC is a membership-based organization that uses direct action community organizing to address affordable housing, public education, immigrant rights, youth, voting rights, economic development and jobs issues, and to fight for broader policy change in these and other areas.
We seek to hire a dynamic community organizer to work on housing issues. We are committed to fighting for decent, healthy, affordable housing for the people of the Northwest Bronx, and for all New Yorkers. Healthy housing, for us, includes a commitment to encouraging greater energy efficiency to save money, protect our environment, and protect the respiratory health of Bronx residents. We are committed to affordable housing, and fight displacement and gentrification. We believe that our organizing should be led by our members, and that developing leadership is a key responsibility of our organizers. Thus, the organizer’s main responsibilities will be to:
Support the continued development of the NWBCCC Healthy Green Housing Committee
Conduct strategic tenant organizing of multi-family buildings
Build our base through membership recruitment of community and faith-based institutions
Conduct leadership development to build the capacity of community leaders and members
Run local housing campaigns that target problem landlords, lenders and policies that contribute to deteriorating housing conditions
Coordinate participation of community leaders in city, state and federal housing campaigns
Recruit tenants to join our other issue campaigns, and the organization’s broader work
Assist in writing reports to current funders and assist with grant development
Attend weekly staff meetings and training opportunities
Minimum one year experience in organizing
Demonstrated commitment and passion for social justice and understanding of community organizing approach to social change.
Fluency in Spanish and English.
Strong writing, communication and negotiation skills
Strong interest in and ability to work with diverse groups
Ability to work nights and weekends as necessary
How to apply
Send resume and cover letter to: Housing@northwestbronx.org