Community Organizing Intern

S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective is Hiring! Community Organizing Intern 

About S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective (SSLC) 

S.O.U.L (Sisters Organizing for Understanding & Leadership) Sisters Leadership Collective (SSLC) mobilizes systems-involved girls and femmes of color – black, brown, and indigenous – to interrupt cycles of state violence, poverty, and oppression. Our four pillars are leadership, healing, social justice, and the arts. Growing out of the dire need for gender-specific services and leadership development for young women impacted by school pushout and the justice system in urban areas, SSLC launched in August of 2014 in Miami and NYC. 

Summary 

Reporting directly to SSLC Executive Director and working with the Miami Lead Organizer and NYC organizing team, the Community Organizing Intern is responsible for supporting with SSLC’s local and national coalition participation including the Miami Black Girls Matter Coalition, Funders Collaborative for Youth Organizing Youth Power Lab, and Dignity in Schools Campaign, among others. Additionally, the intern will support with creating and compiling training materials for staff and youth on community organizing including relationship building, power building, base building and other key organizing skills. Intern will also be asked to attend trainings on community organizing. 

Primary Responsibilities 

Coalition Organizing 

  • Supporting Miami Lead Organizer with tasks related to maintaining the Miami Black Girls Matter Coalition including coordinating the policy and Black Girls Day at the Capitol working groups, scheduling one-on-ones with members and other coalition tasks; 
  • Participating on campaign & organizing calls [for police-free schools, gender-specific policy objectives, etc.] and taking initiative around next steps SSLC should take to participate in key activities related to goals of campaign; 
  • Lead workshops for youth participants and staff on coalition activities as needed. 

Events 

S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective www.soulsistersleadership.org 1951 NW 7th Ave. #600, Miami, FL 33136 

  • Support with event planning for community-wide education workshops & healing circles including social media, phone and other outreach, event logistics, partner coordination anf other tasks. 

Training 

  • Research and identify organizing trainings for self and SSLC staff to attend; 
  • Develop & compile training materials; 
  • Deliver trainings to staff & youth participants. 

Other tasks as assigned. 

Experience & Competencies Required 

Successful candidates will: 

  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented, and ability to work independently; 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work collaboratively, quickly and under pressure—with a sense of humor; 
  • Have strong organizational skills and a flexible attitude; 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks; 
  • Be a self-starter with integrity, professional discretion and professionalism; 
  • Have a strong analysis of anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices and principles including gender and racial justice; 
  • Have experience working with marginalized youth and possess a passion for positive youth development; 
  • Have experience and passion uplifting and centering Black girls and femmes; 
  • Be LGBTQIA+ affirming; 
  • Have reliable transportation; 
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills; 
  • Possess emotional intelligence; 
  • Bring whole self to position. 

HS Diploma, some college credits required. Some experience with community work or volunteering required. Knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel, Google and social media applications required. 

Physical Requirements And Working Conditions: 

S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective www.soulsistersleadership.org 1951 NW 7th Ave. #600, Miami, FL 33136 

  • Works remotely; 
  • Frequently sits for long periods of time; 
  • Frequently speaks and reads; 
  • Frequently writes and uses a computer keyboard; 
  • May require occasional standing, walking, lifting, stooping, and bending. 

Start date: Start on or near July 10, 2020. One year commitment preferred. Office Hours: General organizational office hours are 10 am – 6 pm, some nights and weekends. Position requires at least 10 hours per week. Location: Position based in Miami; working remote required due to pandemic. Hourly Rate: Stipend; college credit and volunteer hours certification possible. 

How to Apply: Deadline to apply is July 3, 2020. Please submit resume and other relevant documents (optional) via e-mail to Wakumi Douglas: wakumi@soulsistersleadership.org. Please include “Community Organizing Intern” in the subject line. 

S.O.U.L. Sisters is an equal opportunity employer; we are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability. Women (trans or cis) and people of color are encouraged to apply.