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Job Number:  44924
Summer Outreach Worker
Job Posted: Friday, 25 May 2018
Closing Date: Saturday, 30 June 2018
(86 days ago)
Ottawa ACORN
Region: Ottawa area Type: Part time
Location: Ottawa Salary: (not entered)

Applicants Must Include Cover Letter and Resume

Ottawa ACORN is looking for motivated individuals interested in learning how to be a community organizer. No experience required and thorough training provided.

Since 2004 ACORN staff organizers have been helping organize communities and secure important victories for low-to-moderate income communities at the local, provincial and national levels. Victories like regulating payday loan companies, a discounted bus pass for low income people in Ottawa, winning millions of dollars worth of repairs for dilapidated apartment buildings, and many more.

Ottawa ACORN is made up of over 28,000 low- and moderate-income member families, in 7 local chapters throughout the city. You don't see or hear ACORN organizers in the media, and you certainly will not see them running a community meeting. A real organizer’s role is to build leaders and power in low-and-moderate income communities, not speak on behalf of them.

ACORN is a union in the community. Like any union our members pay membership dues so that they can have a sustainable independent organization to fight for their interest. Part of everyone's job at ACORN is to work to increase our membership and retain out independence.

Positions available:

Students will be responsible for direct community outreach in low and moderate income neighborhoods, to build Ottawa ACORN’s leadership development program within these communities. Students will work with a team of staff and volunteers to develop and implement activities designed to foster community building as well as public and civic engagement.

30 hours a week are available to conduct the following tasks:

- door-to-door outreach in low income neighbourhoods to engage residents on important social justice issues

-phone banking current ACORN members to invite them to exciting events, meetings and actions

-attending and helping coordinate campaign events run by our low income leaders

-fundraising on the doors and/or over the phone

-facilitating leadership development workshops as needed

-one-on-one visits with newly engaged community members.

Ideal Candidates Are:

-Leaders who are willing to work independently in a grassroots setting

- Must be a full-time student for the upcoming fall semester and had been enrolled in full-time studies in the previous academic year

-Willing to handle challenging and rewarding work to help our membership grow to be strong and active leaders

-Must be willing to work field hours between 12PM and 9PM as we organize predominately when many people are at home

-Passionate about social justice and eager to participate in direct action on issues decided by ACORN’s current community leaders

To better prepare yourself for the interview process, if you are selected, visit our website and social media at:

www.acorncanada.org Twitter : @OttawaACORN Facebook : Ottawa ACORN

How to Apply:
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Contact Details:

www:   acorncanada.org

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