Lead Organizer (Recyclers Project)

Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
Mid Level

PICO California is a multi-racial, multi-faith state network comprising ten local affiliates who organize across 18 counties and represent 500 congregations and nearly 650,000 Californians. Our mission is to catalyze faith-based and spiritually centered people power in California to create systemic change for the most vulnerable so that all Californians thrive. Through our member organizations, PICO California unites people of diverse economic, racial, ethnic, and faith backgrounds around a vision of shared prosperity and racial justice. Since 1994, PICO California has been at the forefront of organizing working families to reform our immigration system, improve schools, increase access to health care, end mass incarceration, and improve the quality of life for our families and our communities.

Join Our Team
Are you passionate about empowering communities and driving positive change? PICO California is seeking a Lead Community Organizer who will develop and implement community organizing strategies that meet the project objectives. This will be done by working with the leadership at PICO California and Inclusive Action for the City.

The project-based partnership between Inclusive Action for the City and PICO California project seeks to improve working conditions for recyclers in Los Angeles County through community organization, policy advocacy, and partnership building across various stakeholders and community-based organizations.

What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Conducting outreach to recyclers to understand the needs, challenges, and aspirations of recyclers
  • Building organizing teams composed of recyclers that will lead the project’s advocacy efforts. 
  • Creating partnerships with community-based organizations and potential advocacy partners 
  • Collaborating with Inclusive Action for the City to conduct policy research and power analysis to help determine policy campaigns to improve recyclers' working and economic conditions.
  • In conjunction with Inclusive Action for the City to organize and prepare convenings related to the project.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience in community organizing, advocacy, or a related field
  • Proven experience in community organizing and advocacy
  • Ability to engage with diverse communities and foster relationships
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategies to meet project objectives
  • Ability to identify and assess potential project areas and communities for engagement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience establishing and maintaining partnerships with local organizations
  • Ability to identify and collaborate with potential policy advocacy partners
  • Experience conducting policy research and power analysis

Compensation and Benefits 
PICO California is committed to diversity in its staff and offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, including the flexibility of a hybrid role, 100% employer-paid health, vision, and dental for staff members and dependents, and a robust 401k plan. Generous paid time off, including holidays, to complement our supportive and collaborative culture. Salary Range-$65,000-$75,000

Equal Opportunity Employer
 We provide equal employment opportunities to all staff and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.


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