ACORN is hiring part time community organizers in Montreal to help our growing membership base win crucial campaigns for rent control, ending tenant displacement, and ending systemic racism.
What do ACORN organizers do?
They go door-to-door, block-to-block, city-to-city, listening to community residents’ concerns, and connecting what they want to see changed to effective mass-based action. Organizing protests, developing campaigns, listening, and working closely with our membership.
No experience required, BUT applicants must be interested in fighting for economic and social justice in Quebec and be able to explain that in a quick cover letter. Do not apply without a cover letter.
What is ACORN?
We are a tenants’ union. We are a disability action union. We are a worker’s union. We are a consumer's union. We are whatever our members are. Our members pay dues so that the organization can be sustainable and not dependent on outside funding from labour, government, or foundations. Each dues member has a vote, and only members speak for the organization. Our members get elected board of directors and have the authority to set the policy and determine the tactics of the union.
ACORN is a multi-issue, mass based union of low-to-moderate income people. The purpose of the union is to give low-to-moderate income people power so that they have the ability to have their voices effectively heard at the highest levels in the country. With chapters across the region, province, and across the country, ACORN is able to be both a local-based union winning local campaigns, as well as a large organization combining forces to fight national corporations and governments that are at the root of most of our problems.
The job of an ACORN organizer is to build formal groups of working class people so they can disrupt and change the systems that negatively impact their community.
The on the job training provided allows someone to learn all elements of running an organization, as well as fundamentals on how to be a community organizer. This includes, effective outreach, strategic research, campaign planning, communications, organizing events and actions, getting press to cover our actions and campaigns, and both internal and external fundraising.
The successful applicant will be working with organizers in Quebec, across Canada, as well in France.
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