Oct 10, 2019

Community Organizer, Education and Housing Justice

  • Orange County Congregation Community Organization
  • Anaheim, CA, USA
Programs Legal Aid and Advocacy Social Justice

Job Description

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 include paid time off, health & dental insurance, and retirement plan.


Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish fluency preferred.



$35,000 - $40,000
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications


How to Apply

Please email your application to jobs@occcopico.org

  • Resume (PDF preferred)
  • Cover Letter (PDF preferred)

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