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Atlantic ACORN Part-Time Organizer - ACORN Canada

Atlantic ACORN Part-Time Organizer

Where you will work: Report to the Halifax ACORN office daily, work in the field.

Starting wage:$18.77 per hour

Training is provided.

ACORN is a community action group/union that punches above its weight class. If you want to actually win victories for tenants and working-class people—and not just talk about it—ACORN is the place for you.

Recent ACORN victories: Rent cap in Nova Scotia and for 10 months in New Brunswick; eviction protections in New Brunswick, landlord registration in the Halifax Regional Municipality. $10 NSF fees recently announced by the federal government.

Job Summary: Work with ACORN’s national field director to perform the needed tasks to sustain and build ACORN’s organization in Atlantic Canada.

Four main roles of the job:

  • Outreach: Phone calling, door knocking, street canvassing, petitioning, online communications, to bring new people into the organization and then linking them to the existing membership and campaigns.
  •  Fundraising: Assist in bringing in revenues to the organization.
  • Working with the Atlantic ACORN leadership: Check in weekly and work with our dynamic leadership in Atlantic Canada.
  • Maintain and expand neighborhood chapters: Work in person with the three chapters ACORN has in the HRM, and remotely with our New Brunswick chapter.

Qualifications and Skills Sets:

  • Strong social and people skills
  • Work ethic and self-discipline
  • Ability to work in a team setting, sometimes leading and sometimes following
  • Listening skills
  • Social media and communication skills
  • Conflict resolution

Hours and Compensation:

  • 25 to 30 hours per week
  • Work afternoons and evenings Monday through Friday and some Saturdays (Semi-Flexible on days worked, hours are in the afternoons and evenings)
  • Room for growth in the organization, full-time positions available, we prefer to hire from within

**Note:** There is a full-time job opportunity with a month-long, expenses-paid, out-of-town training. A one-year minimum commitment for employment is required.

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to