We're hiring a bilingual organizer (Northside)!

Full-time position title: Bilingual Organizer (Northside)

  • Reports to: Northside Lead Organizer

General description

City Life/Vida Urbana (CLVU) seeks a full-time Bilingual Organizer (Spanish/English) for our campaign to preserve tenancies and promote long term housing stability in Greater Boston and beyond. This organizer’s focus will be in East Boston and surrounding areas.

CLVU is a 50-year-old grassroots, multilingual housing justice organization that operates on a radical model of organizing which links personal housing issues to systemic change. We are seeking an individual who has a strong commitment to serving the interests of low- and moderate-income people and fighting racial, class and gender oppression. We cultivate a team approach in our organizing work and a shared responsibility in achieving campaign goals.

Idealist listing: https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/34945b4fd43345c5b77f4bc98d731d1a-bilingual-organizer-northside-urban-revival-inc-dba-city-lifevida-urbana-boston

Organizing Approach/Role

CLVU uses a casework-organizing approach to building a movement in response to the housing displacement and affordability crisis. This involves engaging with people in response to their individual needs and supporting their empowerment through group support and collective action.

The Organizer supports and guides people facing eviction to advocate for themselves and join with others in collective action to keep theirs and others housing and maintain their neighborhoods intact. The Organizer refers members to appropriate services, plans and organizes key meetings and actions, works with staff and volunteers, and participates in training and group education events.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Door-to-door outreach and presentation at events and meetings.
  • Intake new people through phone calls, meetings, or in-office in person
  • Assess and follow individual cases, be an accessible resource and provide on-going advice  with the support of other staff and legal or human service resources 
  • Look for ways to pursue cases through collective action 
  • Assist in organizing public actions and protests
  • Organize meetings, prepare outreach materials, and do follow up, including meetings both in the office and at individual buildings
  • Attend and participate in regularly scheduled team meetings.
  • Meet with supervisor on a regular basis
  • Participate in data collection; case documentation; and program evaluation activities for grant preparation and reporting.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Participate in larger coalition work, attending meetings, following up on tasks, and reporting back to the rest of the staff.
  • Participate in leadership training, political discussion groups

Work experience and skill requirements:

  • Bilingual (verbal and written) in English/Spanish is required. 
  • Experience in community organizing, paid or unpaid. 
  • Familiarity with human service agency services and legal resources. 
  • Excellent Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use the internet, Microsoft Suite; Google Suite; online meeting platforms such as Zoom or Go To Meeting; and familiarity with using databases, such as Quickbase. 
  • Ability to work as part of a team 
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends

Salary & Benefits:

Salary range for this position is $58,000 to $62,000 annually. This is a 40-hour-per-week position with full benefits. 

Benefits include individual or family medical and dental insurance coverage at no cost to the employee;  healthcare expense reimbursement; retirement plan with employer contribution after 9 months of consecutive service; 3 weeks paid vacation per year, sick leave, and 12 paid holidays annually. 

City Life/Vida Urbana is committed to hiring people represented by the diverse communities we  serve. People of color, LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply. 

TO APPLY: Send or email a cover letter and resume to [email protected],

  • Subject: Search/Bilingual Organizer.

Currently, our staff works in person and hybrid (in person and online).