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Lead Campaign Organizer

Company: Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

_As a collaborative of congregations united in action, we create homes and advance equitable housing._

*Lead Campaign Organizer*

*The Organization*

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative has a vision that 'all people have a home'. We are an experienced housing organization that operates supportive and affordable homes, develops affordable and supportive housing, shelters families, and organizes to impact housing policy. Our focus is on households who make less than $30,000 a year and those who are experiencing homelessness. The nearly 100 congregations who make up our collaborative are putting their faiths into action through leadership, advocacy, organizing, and service.

At Beacon we believe that systemic racism causes housing inequities. As a learning organization we are interested in adding individuals who hold high levels of cultural competency and who are willing to learn and work with others to deepen our capacity to address bias and racial inequities. Visit our website for more information about our strategies, programs and how our values of risk taking, race equity and inclusive decision making supports our learning and continued evolution.

The Beacon office is located on University Ave & Highway 280 (along the Metro Green Line), convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul. For more information, check out www.beaconinterfaith.org.

*The Position*

The Lead Campaign Organizer works with the Vice-President of Policy and Organizing to carry out the Bring it Home, Minnesota campaign. Bring it Home, Minnesota is a visionary multiyear, statewide advocacy campaign launched by Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative in 2019 that includes almost
40 organizations. Its transformational goal is to end housing stability and homelessness as we know it by passing a Minnesota rental assistance program for all who qualify. The position will play an integral role in executing campaign strategy, developing, and stewarding allies, and driving grassroots advocacy. Read more on the campaign at: www.bringithomeminnesota.org

This is a full-time position, and is eligible for health benefits, our retirement plan, and paid time off. This is a bargaining-unit (union) position. The compensation for this position is $60,000 - $70,000 per year.

*Duties and Responsibilities*

*Assist in implementing a statewide legislative campaign*

* Work with the Vice-President of Policy and Organizing to implement a legislative campaign plan that includes organizing, advocacy, lobbying, communications, and allies development
* Work with the Public Policy Manager to move the policy, bill, hearings, and key legislative relationships forward.
* Collaborate with the congregational organizers on creating plans for congregational teams to lead in the campaign and opportunities for leadership development

*Grow and facilitate organizational allies in the campaign*

* Assist in maintaining relationships with a diverse set of organizations in the metro and statewide
* Create space and elevate the leadership of impacted communities and Black, Indigenous, people of color-led organizations in the campaign
* Recruit organizations to formally participate in the campaign
* Develop leadership opportunities and areas of advocacy for various types of organizations that fit their capacity
* Facilitate meetings and events to promote the campaign and advance the strategy

*Drive allies and grassroots advocacy*

* Collaborate with the Congregational Organizers on creating events and opportunities for grassroots engagement
* Collaborate with communications on writing advocacy emails and communications.
* Facilitate a monthly campaign call with advocates called "Rent is Due."
* Prepare advocates and individuals who have experienced homelessness/housing instability to authentically and powerfully tell their stories and have leadership in the campaign
* Create resources, one-pagers, and advocacy materials
* Facilitate opportunities for direct lobbying of campaign allies and grassroots leaders
* Lead phonebanks, canvassing, and direct field strategies

*General*

* Contribute to and advance Beacon's work internally and externally.
* Develop and maintain productive, positive working relationships with other staff members.
* Maintain a level of flexibility with all staff, offering assistance to others as appropriate.
* Represent Beacon's mission, vision, and goals in the broader community.
* Work effectively and respectfully with individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, status concerning public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sex and/or age.
* Work within all agency policies, government regulations, and the law.
* Perform other tasks, responsibilities, and special projects as assigned or directed.

*All Employees Are Expected To: *

* Develop and maintain productive, positive working relationships with other staff members.
* Maintain a level of flexibility with all staff, offering assistance to others as appropriate.
* Work effectively and respectfully with individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sex and/or age.
* Work within all agency policies, government regulations and the law.
* Perform other tasks, responsibilities, and special projects as assigned or directed.

*Required Qualifications*

* Experience working in legislative advocacy campaigns, electoral campaigns, and grassroots advocacy/community organizing.
* Experience working with broad constituencies
* Experience planning issue campaigns
* Experience managing coalitions and networks
* Knowledge of the Minnesota Legislative process
* Ability to do weekend or evening work and occasional travel to Greater Minnesota that may involve overnight stays
* Access to a reliable vehicle and possess an acceptable driving record
* Ability to work remotely and operate Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and other basic video communications platforms.

*Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities*

* Deep interest and commitment to community and social justice issues
* Creative and strategic thinking
* Independent project management
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Highly motivated and independent, yet team-oriented
* Respect for and ability to work with people from diverse faith communities
* Respect for economic and cultural diversity
* Computer and other standard office equipment skills sufficient to prepare flyers and other communications maintain databases, email, and website posting.

_*If you are excited about being part of an organization with a big goal and collaborative spirit, learn more about Beacon and this position at www.beaconinterfaith.org.*_

_*Beacon has voluntarily recognized a union for employees, and a collective bargaining agreement is in place.*_

_*Beacon strives to be an authentically inclusive organization. As an equal opportunity employer, Beacon does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity*_

*www.beaconinterfaith.org/careers*

*@BelieveInHome*

_*or expression, or sexual orientation. We affirm that all people are valuable and deserve respect, we welcome diverse perspectives and backgrounds, and foster an inclusive and collaborative environment as we work together on our vision that "All people have a home". Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.*_

*www.beaconinterfaith.org/careers*
*@BelieveInHome*

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year

Benefits:
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Parental leave
* Retirement plan
Schedule:
* Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Saint Paul, MN 55114: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:
* community organizing: 1 year (Preferred)
* campaign: 2 years (Required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Saint Paul, MN 55114%58047475%

Keywords: Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, St. Paul , Lead Campaign Organizer, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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