Faith In Action Bay Area
Job Announcement – Community Organizer (Bilingual Spanish/English)

(Access PDFs of Job Description Here: In English and in Spanish)

About Faith In Action Bay Area
Faith In Action Bay Area believes all people have power and a voice. Every day we amplify that power by
uniting diverse faith voices and equipping grassroots leaders to stand up for what their
communities need, winning systems changes that improve the lives of Bay Area residents. We are
a multi-faith, multi-racial organization working to transform the Bay Area into a place that
supports inclusive and integrated communities where all – regardless of age, race, language, legal
status, income, religion or identity – can live safe, dignified, and healthy lives, free of fear and
alienation. Our work is guided and led by our community based leaders who are directly impacted
by socio-economic and racial injustice.

Faith In Action clergy, grassroots leaders, and staff are helping to lead some of the most urgent
fights for justice and equity in the region, including: organizing tenants to fight for housing justice;
protecting and expanding affordable housing; welcoming immigrants as full citizens in this country
(e.g. keeping families together, economic dignity); holding police accountable and dismantling the
criminal justice system. We do all this through leadership development, grassroots advocacy, and
mobilizing voters.

Faith In Action is a member of PICO CA network and Faith In Action National Network, the largest
grassroots faith-based network in the U.S.

Position Summary
We are seeking a full-time Community Organizer, fully bi-lingual in English and Spanish, to
develop leadership and drive social justice campaigns throughout San Mateo County. Located just
south of San Francisco and within the Silicon Valley region, San Mateo County is a region of
contradictions and an epicenter of economic inequality in the country. Faith In Action Bay Area has
been leading cutting-edge work led by our grassroot leadership, and those who are most impacted
by socio-economic and racial injustice, and we are looking for community organizers who can
continue to advance this work.

Candidates should have passion and a track record of doing justice-related work. The ideal
candidate will have experience in community organizing; excellent written and verbal
communication skills; emotional intelligence; comfort in multiple ethnic and religious communities
and a track record of developing other people’s leadership. This is an amazing opportunity to be a
part of a diverse and growing organization and team that is creating positive, systemic change in
the Bay Area and California.

Job Functions

● Build and train grassroot organizing teams in religious congregations, public schools,
apartment complexes and community groups in the art of community organizing so they
can take action to change systemic inequities
● Train grassroots leaders to have an economic and racial analysis of the systemic inequities
they face in their communities
● Work with staff team and PICO California network in support of organization-wide, state
and national campaigns (immigration, housing, mass incarceration/violence prevention,
economic justice)
● Work with coalitions to build powerful campaigns and contribute to building movements
across the region
● Utilize web tools to engage individuals, inform the broader community and amplify our
analysis and message
● Participate in Faith In Action staff development, staff meetings and administrative
activities, as required
● Support fundraising efforts, as needed

Qualifications Required
● Demonstrated commitment to social justice; community engagement experience
● Strategic thinking skills—ability to design activities that build organization, promote
movement, and influence community decision makers
● Ability to work with diverse religious, racial, and geographic communities
● Self-motivated, self-disciplined and flexible; experience working with significant
autonomy; able to work independently and on a team
● Group facilitation skills; able to nurture, manage, and guide teams
● Cultural competence and emotional intelligence to support and nurture a culture of
belonging in multi-racial and interfaith spaces
● Strong interpersonal and relational skills and love of people
● Strong writing and communications skills
● Able to effectively prioritize, set goals, design work plans, and execute with nimbleness
● Must be flexible and willing to work nontraditional hours (e.g. 1-2 nights/week and 1-2
weekend days per month) in a demanding and rapidly changing work environment; hours
are flexible and set by each staff person
● Must have a driver’s license (this job requires driving, mileage reimbursed)
Qualifications Preferred
● At least 2-3 years professional experience in community organizing
● Familiarity with Bay Area/California politics, communities, and cultures
● Experience doing voter engagement work, such as Integrated Voter Engagement, deep
canvassing and phone banking
● English-Spanish bilingual

Salary $60,000 to $70,000 depending on experience. Full medical and dental benefits, life
insurance, retirement contributions, 3 weeks of personal vacation + 12 days of sick leave each
year. Extensive training included.

Application Procedure
Submit the following items to with subject head “Community
Organizing Application”

  • An electronic file of your resume (preferably a PDF)
  • A cover letter stating why this is a fit for you and for Faith In Action Bay Area
    Application/Hiring Deadline: Applications and interviews will occur on a rolling basis.