Join the Pilsen Neighbors team!

Gamaliel of Metro Chicago/Pilsen Neighbors Community Council is hiring!

Gamaliel of Metro Chicago/Pilsen Neighbors Community Council is a citywide network of values-driven, regional organizations that transform communities and create systemic change through faith based and community organizing. Our Vision is to participate in building a just and equitable state in which all Chicagoans thrive. Our Mission is to organize regional power organizations made up of institutional members connected through shared values, collective vision, disciplined organizing, and direct action to create a powerful platform for the new majority of Chicagoans to enter the public political arena and seek justice.

 

GMC/PNCC is searching for two (2) talented, hard-working community organizers committed to building a vibrant and powerful, people powered regional organizations. Successful candidates for these positions will be values-driven, self-motivated, resourceful team players. Open positions are based in: Pilsen and Southwest sides.

Principal Responsibilities:
Work with an established group of community and faith-based leaders to build relationships, develop and implement a community education program, recruit new and diverse grassroots, develop leadership skills, and organize issue-oriented campaigns related to economic development, environmental justice, restorative justice, and immigrant rights and protections. Must be proactive in the areas of campaign development, fundraising, and leadership development.

Skills & Qualifications:
• Experience as a community or labor organizer.
•Experience working with diverse populations, including various faith traditions, immigrants, and different abilities is strongly desired.
• Understanding of racial and social systems and barriers and a solid commitment to breaking down those practices.
• Experience with recruiting and training new leaders.
• Experience working with elected officials.
• Strong attention to detail and well-organized.
• Strong analytical abilities.
• Strong team player.
• Able to exercise balanced judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions, and to handle difficult or confrontational situations in a calm, consistent, and equitable manner.

• Ability and willingness to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
• Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and some weekends.
• Written and verbal fluency in Spanish and English is preferred but not required.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree preferred in related areas: Community Studies, Social Work, Political Science, or Theology.
• Excellent communication skills: oral, written and interpersonal.
• Must be a licensed driver with reliable transportation and ability to meet organization’s
minimum auto insurance requirements;
• Experience in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and virtual meeting tools (Zoom, Google Meet, etc.) as well as social media platforms for organizing (Facebook, Twitter, familiarity with using databases is desirable).

Compensation:
The salary is competitive and based on experience. We also provide a benefits package. Each position also includes opportunities to be trained and coached in the art of organizing within the Gamaliel Network.

Applicants should send a cover letter (maximum two pages) and resume describing qualifications, interest in the position and availability for preliminary interview dates. Please include two professional references.

Ability to speak Spanish would be beneficial but not required for the Chicago region job position. We encourage everyone to apply and particularly would appreciate applicants who are women, people of color and people with unique abilities.

Please email cover letter and resume to: Juan F. Soto, GMC/PNCC Director at jfsoto@gamaliel.org. No phone calls please.

Gamaliel of Metro Chicago/PNCC is committed to staff diversity. We welcome qualified people of all backgrounds and all abilities to apply.