Community Organizer

Posted April 23, 2019

Community Organizer

ACORN Canada – Multiple Cities

30hrs/wk for 8 weeks

Do you want professional training in grassroots community organizing? ACORN Canada is looking for youth (aged 30 and under) interested in social and economic justice!

ACORN Canada is a national grassroots non-profit organization that brings together low and moderate income families for social and economic justice. We are a member run organization structured like a community union, with over 130,000 members organized into 20+ neighbourhood chapters across the country. Our goal is to achieve social and economic justice by developing a national active membership that is invested in their organization and focused on building power for change.

We are hiring community organizers for the summer - with the potential to lead to permanent positions - in the following cities:

  • Metro Vancouver, BC
  • Hamilton, ON
  • Mississauga, ON
  • Toronto, ON
  • Ottawa, ON
  • Montreal, QC
  • Halifax, NS

Description:

  • To community organize and expand the reach of ACORN in low and moderate income neighbourhoods.
  • The job includes: direct door-to-door contact, street outreach, petitioning, follow-up meetings, campaign planning, organizing meetings, and direct action.

What We Are Looking For:

  • ACORN Canada is looking for motivated young people interested in fighting and winning social and economic justice campaigns! We are hiring under the Canada Summer Jobs Program.
  • We organize in low-income neighbourhoods and streets with high pedestrian traffic between the hours of 12pm and 9pm (work hours would be between these times)
  • Leaders who are willing to work independently in a grassroots setting
  • Willing to handle challenging and rewarding work to help grow a national grassroots movement of low and moderate income families
  • Opportunity to participate in direct action and social justice campaigns

No experience required. Professional organizing training provided.

Requirements:

  • Must be between 18 and 30 years of age
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Must have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

To Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to natadmin@acorncanada.org. Please indicate which city you are applying in!