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Coalition for 
Economic Survival

514 Shatto Place
Suite 270
Los Angeles, California 
90020
Phone: (213)252-4411
Fax: (213)252-4422

contactces@earthlink.net


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Tenant Organizer

 

The Coalition for Economic Survival is seeking qualified people to organize tenants in at-risk affordable housing. The Los Angeles area has one of the most severe housing crises in the nation. Landlords, in efforts to obtain more profit and higher rents at minimum cost, are constantly attempting to illegally evict tenants, refusing to make needed repairs, converting and destroying affordable housing, and opting out of federal rent subsidy programs. The tenant organizer will identify organizing situations and tenant leaders, and develop tenant associations, campaigns and other efforts to preserve affordable housing and secure tenants' rights.

The Coalition for Economic
Survival, Los Angelesleading tenants' rights organization, has been organizing people for economic and social justice for the last 30 years.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:


·         Identifying, developing and supporting tenant leaders, including:


A.      Training leaders in skills such as meeting facilitation, speech writing and negotiating with owners, management companies and government officials.


B.     Helping leaders learn how to choose winnable goals, and how to strategize  and implement campaigns to win concrete victories.


C.      Providing day-to-day strategic advice and basic administrative support including typing, research and writing.


·         Organizing and supporting tenant associations, including:


A.      Door-to-door canvassing, leafleting and speaking at outreach meetings.


B.       Organizing initial building meetings and ongoing tenant association meetings.


C.      Preparing  meeting notices, agendas, educational materials and news releases.


·         Training tenant leaders and their members HUD regulations and laws, including:


A.      Helping to design trainings and training materials.


B.       Presenting formal training workshops.


C.      Arranging for outside speakers and trainers.


ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Required
1) MUST have the ability to communicate in Spanish or Korean.
2) Good writing, speaking and research skills.
3) A valid driver's license, insurance and a dependable car is a must.
4) Ability to work evenings and weekends. On some occasions work will require irregular and long hours.

Desirable
1) Experience in building tenant, community or labor organizations.
2) Experience in community activism.
3) Working knowledge of word processing and basic computer graphics.
4) Knowledge of landlord/tenant law and housing issues and financing.


SALARY AND BENEFITS

Type: Full time                     Salary:  DOE
Education: No minimum  requirement Languages: English, Spanish

How to Apply:
To apply, send resume and cover letter to: Tenant Organizer Position, c/o Coalition for Economic Survival, 514 Shatto Place, Suite 270, Los Angeles
, CA
90020, or fax to (213) 252-4422. For more information, call (213) 252-4411 or email, contactces@earthlink.net.

The Coalition for Economic Survival is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. We strongly encourage people of color and women to apply.

 

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