Orange County Congregation Community Organization

Orange County Congregation Community Organization (OCCCO) is a 501c3 nonprofit community organization that works to empower individuals and congregations to make positive, lasting change within low-income communities of color. We offer leadership development, inclusive faith-based community organizing, and voter engagement. Our current work focuses on Housing with Dignity, Education Justice, and Immigration Rights. OCCCO is a member of Faith in Action which connects the efforts of faith-based low-income community organizations across the country.

Oct 10, 2019
Orange County Congregation Community Organization (OCCCO)  is a 501c3 nonprofit community organization dedicated to empower people of faith to have active participation in the fight towards social change. We do this work through the engagement of congregations, clergy and lay persons with the goal of conducting faith-based advocacy for systemic change. Our vision is for all people to live in cities that recognize their inherent worth, uplift their human dignity and provide the necessary supports to thrive. OCCCO is an interfaith, multi-racial, bi-lingual organization.  OCCCO is a member of Faith in Action (formerly PICO National Network), the largest faith-based community organizing network in the United States. Position Summary: OCCCO is seeking a full-time Community Organizer to support and develop grassroots leadership in Orange County. A qualified candidate will be an individual who is centered in their faith and has a deep respect and understanding of diversity in Orange County’s faith community.  An OCCCO organizer: Foments community-building and social transformation by building relationships in strategic cities, empowering people of faith, and uplifting their presence in the public arena. Convenes grassroots leaders in collective action for social change through identifying issues, training leaders and getting them into direct action with policy-makers and decision- makers at a local level. Builds intentional relationships with clergy and religious leaders: identifying interests and challenges in congregations, exploring how OCCCO membership meets congregational needs and constructing strategies for congregational development in partnership with OCCCO. Essential Functions (to Include, but not limited to): Build 1:1 relationships with congregational leaders across Orange County. Conduct trainings based on OCCCO’s leadership development curriculum: multi-racial/multi-faith community building, mission and vision, story of self, resilience, culture/dignity, prophetic voices and effective teams. Supports OCCCO’s campaign work, including legislative visits with elected officials, gathering signatures, and turning out community leaders for actions, press conferences, integrated voter engagement work, etc. Carries out other duties as needed to meet the mission of the organization. Required Qualifications: Driven, self-disciplined and flexible; able to work independently and on a team Facility working with clergy and people of faith, in traditional and non-traditional spaces Effective interpersonal and relational skills; self-reflective Commitment to bridging across difference--including race, faith, and life experience Preferred Qualifications: At least one year of impactful community organizing Fluency in Spanish  Life experience being without immigration documents, the school to prison pipeline, homelessness, housing displacement or severe rent burden Bachelor’s degree  Compensation and Benefits: This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Director of Organizing. Pay range: $35,000 - $40,000 annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications.  This position includes regular evening work and some weekend work. Benefits include a comprehensive health plan and retirement account. To be considered for employment, candidates must possess a valid CA Driver’s License, current automobile insurance, and consistent and reliable transportation. Application/Hiring Deadline: Applications and interviews will occur on a rolling basis.   OCCCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 years and over), sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status, and any other status protected by state or federal law. Benefits Benefits include paid time off, health & dental insurance, and retirement plan.   Level of Language Proficiency Spanish fluency preferred.   Salary  $35,000 - $40,000 Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications   How to Apply Please email your application to Resume (PDF preferred) Cover Letter (PDF preferred) Let us know that you found this job on DeepSweep. Please contact Christina with any questions.
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