Job Opportunities

ASE IS HIRING!

3 Job Openings (Updated 12-2021)

Community Organizer (2 open positions)
Reports to: Executive Director

JOB SUMMARY: ASE is seeking to hire 2 Community Organizers to help expand our Coalition for a South Works CBA, and work with residents to win Community Benefits Agreements (written agreements between developers and the community) for the southeast side. Organizer may also help with health equity and access to vaccines, as necessary. ASE unites diverse communities on Chicago’s southeast side, majority African American and Latino, to have a voice in the community on social justice issues, including equitable development.

There have been 15 developments in the last 2 years on the southeast side. ASE coordinates the Coalition for a South Works CBA on: 1) making sure southeast side developments benefits local residents, and 2) combating environmental racism, and the concentration of toxic developments on the southeast side. Residents have prioritized jobs and training, affordable housing, green infrastructure, and quality of life.

The Community Organizer would be part of a team working on equitable development, and ensuring the community is part of the decision-making process in local developments.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform outreach to organizations (e.g. schools, churches, non-profits, block clubs) and networks to expand Coalition.
  • Coordinate meetings with stakeholders and decision-makers
  • Discuss local issues regarding equitable developments with community members
  • Strategize with community residents, local organizations, and fellow ASE campaign staff
  • Work with community residents on racial equity issues, as they arise and as capacity allows.
  • Other tasks and duties reasonably related to the job responsibilities
  • Prepare written reports, meeting summaries, related written materials as they pertain to the work

REQUIREMENTS:

  • HS Diploma. Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.
  • Previous experience in community/union organizing or working on community issues, desirable
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to build relationships with and engage a variety of community members, community groups, and potential allies.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Willingness to perform outreach, both to individuals and to groups, and speak in front of groups.
  • Share our commitment to social, racial, and economic justice, and increasing community leadership and involvement in local issues
  • Track record of working with diverse populations, especially African Americans and Latinos.
  • Strong problem-solving, decision-making, and organizational skills.
  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) desirable.
  • A flexible schedule and ability to work some evening and weekend hours, when needed.
  • Cell phone and automobile (with valid U.S. driver’s license and auto insurance)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Docs

This position is available immediately.

Salary and benefits: Full-time salary, commensurate with experience. Health benefits, vacation, travel reimbursement

How to apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Amalia, at amalia@asechicago.org, with “Community Organizer” in the subject line of the email.

Alliance of the SouthEast (ASE) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, disability or any other factor not specifically related to the ability to perform the job at hand.

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Citywide Community Organizer
Reports to: Executive Director

JOB SUMMARY: ASE is seeking a Citywide Community Organizer to help ASE connect local campaigns to citywide efforts on equitable development. Work would include coordinating and expanding our Citywide Equitable Development Round Table, participation in the City’s planning process, and working with the ASE organizer on local developments. We are looking for someone committed to social justice and fighting for racial equity.

ASE has been working on local campaigns to: 1) make sure local developments benefits local residents, and 2) to combat environmental racism, and the concentration of toxic developments on the southeast side. Residents have prioritized training and jobs, affordable housing, green infrastructure & sustainability, and quality of life, and a real commitment to a community-based decision-making process in southeast Chicago. We recognize that the southeast side is not alone in these efforts. The Citywide Community Organizer would coordinate with other organizations and networks who are fighting similar issues across the City of Chicago, and ensure a community voice in the upcoming City planning process.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform outreach to organizations/networks working on development-related campaigns.
  • Staff meetings with the Equitable Development Round Table
  • Participate in We Will Chicago strategy meetings and process
  • Coordinate with CBA organizer to connect local campaigns with Citywide efforts, and provide support with local development efforts, as needed.
  • Coordinate meetings with stakeholders and decision-makers
  • Other tasks and duties reasonably related to the job responsibilities
  • Prepare written reports, meeting summaries, related written materials as they pertain to the work

REQUIREMENTS:

  • HS Diploma. Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.
  • Previous experience in community/union organizing and/or coalition building. Relationships with different organizing groups or networks a plus.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to build relationships with and engage a variety of community members, organizing groups, and potential allies.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Willingness to perform outreach, both to individuals and to groups, and speak in front of groups.
  • Share our commitment to social, racial, and economic justice, and increasing community leadership and involvement in local issues
  • Track record of working with diverse populations, especially African Americans and Latinos.
  • Strong problem-solving, decision-making, and organizational skills.
  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) desirable.
  • Ability to work some evening and weekend hours, when needed.
  • Cell phone and automobile (with valid U.S. driver’s license and auto insurance)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Docs

This position is available immediately.

Salary and benefits: Full-time salary, commensurate with experience. Health benefits, vacation, travel reimbursement

How to apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Amalia, at amalia@asechicago.org, with “Citywide Community Organizer” in the subject line of the email.

Alliance of the SouthEast (ASE) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, disability or any other factor not specifically related to the ability to perform the job at hand.

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ASE is looking for volunteers!

  • Are you looking to get involved in the community or are you already involved in the community?
  • Would you like to make a difference in the community?
  • Do you need community service hours?
  • Would you like to gain some work experience?

The Alliance of the SouthEast is looking for volunteers for neighborhood projects in South Chicago and the East Side. Volunteers should be passionate about working with other residents and institutions to make a difference in the community. We are looking for people who have good interpersonal skills and a positive attitude and spirit. We are looking for people who like working with diverse populations (African Americans and Latinos). We are also looking for volunteers to do some light office work and make phone calls 1-2 times per week. If you are looking to help longer term, we will try to match interests to one of our campaigns. Fluency in Spanish is not necessary, but preferred.

We are open to local residents looking to volunteer to fulfill service hours. Work may include: helping with an event, making phone calls, door knocking, updating databases. We will do our best to match interests.

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