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- Building/expanding neighbourhood groups by being directly in the communities we’re organizing.
- Work with existing ACORN members and cultivating new leaders to expand both our neighbourhood and municipal campaigns.
- Organizing meetings, press conferences, townhalls, protests, sit-in's and other direct actions
- Work with our Head Organizer on a day to day basis to learn the basics of ACORN’s organizing methods and techniques.
41.5 hours per week - working in afternoons and evenings between 12-9pm.
- Salary with benefits, transit/phone reimbursements, sick days and paid vacation.
- Fundraising and asking for money is a fundamental part of an organizer’s job. We are structured like a union: ACORN members pay membership dues. While this is not the entire job, it’s fundamental that organizers sign up members and can ask for dues and donations.
- Willing and able to travel to training, and staff meetings (some outside of Canada). Usually 3 times a year. **COVID has drastically changed our travel***
- Dealing with multiple tasks in the same day - flexibility and resilience are keys to success.
- Representing the organization in the neighbourhoods, as well as with our leadership at external meetings or events (allies or targets).
Qualifications and Skills
- No paid experience required; professional organizer and canvassing training is provided
- Have strong social and people skills.
- Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply
- Be self driven and the ability to work both independently but also follow direction.
- Ability to listen in order to identify issues that are affecting our people.
- Casual dress
- Commuter benefits
- Dental care
- Extended health care
- Life insurance
- On-site parking
- Paid time off
- RRSP match
- Vision care
- We require organizers to be fully vaccinated. Outreach is masked and socially distanced. Work stations are 6ft apart and cleaned regularly.