FULL-TIME COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Tenants and Workers United - Inquilinos y Trabajadores Unidos

Alexandria, VA

Are you passionate about helping your community? Are you looking for a way to get involved during this health and economic crisis? Then this may be the position for you!

Tenants and Workers United (TWU) has a 30+ year history of organizing and building power among low-income communities of color -- primarily immigrants -- to win changes that advance social justice and improve our quality of life in Northern Virginia. As a result of COVID-19 and the economic crisis, TWU is also connecting members to resources to meet their basic needs through service navigation and direct support. We are simultaneously organizing people to change oppressive systems while helping them meet their most immediate needs.

We are seeking a Community Outreach Coordinator to expand our work to new communities, connect people with the services they need, and build sustainable power to win local policy changes that advance social and racial justice, with a focus on these community-identified issues: affordable housing, health equity, education justice, police accountability, and immigrants’ rights.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct door-to-door community outreach to identify individual and community needs
  • Connect community members to resources, including food, rent assistance, health care services, legal services, vaccine clinics, and more
  • Connect community members to available wraparound services, to include local community and human services
  • Provide ongoing service navigation to members in need of support
  • Conduct interactions in a culturally and linguistically competent manner
  • Conduct education outreach efforts around topics of health, housing, and available resources
  • Remain knowledgeable about available community services and resources, including how and where to apply
  • Maintain a database of all outreach contacts
  • Maintain complete and clear records of all communications with members in need of services
  • Organize virtual and physically-distant community meetings and events
  • Organize people and build power to advance social justice through local policy changes

Requirements:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Highly organized
  • Timely and efficient in responding to clients and effectively addressing their needs
  • Experience working with the most impacted low-income communities of color and immigrants
  • An understanding of the social justice issues that disproportionately impact low-income communities of color and immigrants
  • A flexible schedule (must be available evenings and some weekends)

Salary and Benefits:

This position is full-time. Salary range is $36,000-$40,0000, commensurate with experience. The employer of record is New Virginia Majority, which provides excellent benefits, including health, vision, and dental, as well as stipends for phone and transportation.

How to apply:

Please send the following to [email protected]:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Salary history
  • 3 references

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to respond to applicants whose candidacy is not being pursued. No phone calls please.

Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please, no phone calls.

Position is open immediately until filled.

Work can be remote. 

TWU is a non-profit organization based in Alexandria, VA.

Tenants and Workers United is an equal opportunity employer. TWU recruits, hires, trains and promotes without regard to race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability condition, or marital status. TWU hires employees based upon qualifications, experience, and training required for successful performance of the job as defined in the written job description.


PART-TIME SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

Tenants and Workers United - Inquilinos y Trabajadores Unidos

Alexandria, VA

Are you passionate about social justice? Do you believe in the power of community organizing? Are you creative and skilled at social media?

Tenants and Workers United is seeking a part-time social media intern to support our growing digital presence. TWU has a 30+ year history of organizing low-income communities of color to build power and win local change across northern Virginia. We organize youth, workers, women, and immigrants to advance social and racial justice.

Social Media Intern Responsibilities:

  • Dedicate at least 10 hours a week to this work
  • Collaborate with members of our team to strategically use social media to amplify our message, raise awareness about our social justice campaigns, and engage with community members to take action
  • Develop a social media content calendar
  • Create and publish social media content  for our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts
  • Help create graphics on Canva, as needed
  • Engage our audience and increase number of followers with engaging and well-timed social media content
  • Interact with our followers through the organization’s social pages by answering questions and communicating information
  • Brainstorm additional strategies for increasing our online presence
  • Monitor posts to ensure our brand is consistent

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Experience with digital publishing and generating traffic on social media
  • Experience using Canva
  • Strong commitment to social and racial justice
  • Ability to collaborate within a team and take direction from a supervisor
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure to meet project deadlines

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • A minimum 6 month commitment to this position

Salary and Benefits:

This position is part-time and unpaid. Exceptional performance during the initial internship period may lead to a paid opportunity.

How to Apply:

Please send the following to [email protected]:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • 3 references
  • If available, at least 3 samples of your social media work


Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please, no phone calls.

Position is open immediately until filled.

Work can be remote. 

TWU is a non-profit organization based in Alexandria, VA.

Thank you for your interest in TWU! To learn about other ways to get involved, please email Mia at [email protected]