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UPDATED! Transit Justice Community Organizer Position Available

DEADLINE for application - April 18, 2014

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Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE) seeks a full-time Community Organizer to build on the success of the T Riders Union (TRU) program. TRU has been a voice for transit dependent riders in the Boston area and will continue the fight for transit affordability, reliability, and accessibility. The Community Organizer will work with members to organize ACE members and constituents with a focus on bus riders and the issue of public transit. The Community Organizer will also serve on ACE’s Organizing Team and support other environmental justice organizing projects at ACE.

Based in Roxbury, ACE is a non-profit environmental justice organization that builds the power of communities of color and low-income communities in Massachusetts to eradicate environmental racism and classism, create healthy, sustainable communities, and achieve environmental justice. We believe that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and to be decision makers in issues affecting our communities. ACE organizes residents, provides legal/technical support to community groups, develops youth leadership, and coordinates campaigns on critical environmental justice issues.

Responsibilities include: community outreach, member and media communications, member recruitment and retention, leadership development, volunteer coordination, facilitation of the TRU member meetings, intern supervision, campaign support and advocacy, representation of ACE/TRU in coalitions, coordination of work with allies, support for program planning, fundraising and reporting to funders, and support for ACE-wide events and activities.


  • 3-5 years organizing including other relevant experience with people from low-income communities and communities of color
  • Strong commitment to social/environmental justice and community organizing
  • Track record of developing and maintaining relationships with members, and recruiting new members
  • Experience training members to be community organizers
  • Experience working in grassroots community groups
  • Good listening and communication skills with a variety of audiences
    • direct outreach to community residents (MBTA bus/station outreach and door knocking)
    • ability to collaborate with young people and support youth led organizing
    • experience working in coalition and partnership with other organizations
    • media outreach
    • legislators and public officials
    • ability to work in a team with members and staff
    • effective group/meeting facilitation and presentation
    • experience giving and receiving feedback
  • Well-organized and experience keeping a work plan
  • Solid computer skills (familiar with Word, Excel, Internet, and databases)
  • Self-starter, quick learner, and ability to work in fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to work weeknights and weekends
  • Spanish fluency preferred, but not required
  • Salary: $35,000-$40,000 depending on experience, plus an MBTA bus pass, and health and retirement benefits.

    Please send resume with cover letter to: jobs@ace-ej.org
    ACE Hiring Team, 2181 Washington Street, Suite 301, Roxbury, MA 02119 c/o Lee Matsueda

    Women and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.

    Updated: January 2014

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