The Long Island Civic Engagement Table (LICET) is an initiative to transform the culture of civic participation and government accountability in Long Island. LICET does this by nurturing grassroots participation and leadership in working-class communities, particularly in communities of color. LICET seeks to work with these communities to turn the tide of anti-working class and anti-immigrant politics and build a common platform for working people. Make the Road New York is the fiscal sponsor of LICET.
The LICET Organizer will be responsible for the following work in one of Long Island’s two counties:
· Working closely with partner organizations on civic engagement initiatives, including, but not limited to, voter registration and Get Out the Vote;
· Outreach, agitation, and relationship-building to lead issue-based campaigns with our partners;
· Identifying and developing key leaders and potential allies to develop a coalition of supporters;
· Organizing and facilitating meetings with key stakeholders;
· Mobilizing for activities and events;
· Participating in team meetings at locations throughout Long Island, with periodic meetings in New York City;
· Developing training and outreach materials for trainings and events;
· Supporting communications work, including press contacts and communications to supporters;
· Gathering data for electoral work and helping to coordinate and supervise that effort, as needed; and
· Tabulating data and additional support for fundraising.
The successful candidate must:
· Have at least 2 years of experience of community or labor organizing work;
· Have worked on Long Island before;
· Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills;
· Show a commitment to social justice;
· Bilingual in Spanish is preferred;
· Be open to working some evenings and weekends; and
· Be willing to travel throughout Long Island
LICET is a multi-faceted organization, and this position requires flexibility, a positive attitude, and hustle.
This is a full-time position. The salary is competitive and will depend on relevant work experience and education. Excellent benefits are provided despite the temporary nature of the job.
How to Apply:
Please write “LICET Organizer” in the subject of an e-mail, attach résumé and cover letter, and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until Tuesday, May 6th. If, within 72 hours, you receive no response or have any technical difficulties, you may contact Steve at 516-366-0259.
LICET and MRNY are equal opportunity employers. Women, LGBTQ, and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.