Congregational Organizer North Area (Suburban Cook and Lake Counties) - Chicago, IL


Listed 10-30-2017
Community Renewal Society, 111 W Jackson Blvd, Ste. 820, Chicago, IL 60604. Fax: 312.427.6130 (fax). Web site:
Chicago, IL
Start Date
Full Time

Community Renewal Society (CRS) is a faith-based organization that works with people and communities to address racism and poverty. CRS transforms society towards greater justice and compassion through our growing network of diverse congregations that fight for racial and economic justice through powerful, direct action campaigns.

This is a full time position that organizes current and new Community Renewal Society member congregations in the North Area (Suburban Cook and Lake Counties) to create social change on issues of race and poverty. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a passion for social justice and experience in organizing and working with diverse congregations and communities.

Key Responsibilities:
 Organize new and existing member congregations in the North Area North Area (Suburban Cook and Lake Counties)
 Identify, train, and develop leaders in new and existing member congregations
 Build core Faith in Action teams in each member congregation
 Staff one of CRS’s Issue Teams including recruiting and convening leaders to the team and working with them to build winning strategies and move into action
 Turn out large numbers of leaders for organizational action
 Work with leaders in member congregations to identify social justice issues affecting their communities
 Work with leaders in member congregations to develop campaign strategies and execute actions for justice campaigns
 Work to ensure high turn out for leaders for campaign actions and organization-wide events

 Serve as a trainer for Community Renewal Society’s 3-Day Organizing Training and Confronting Pharaoh Congregational Training
 Recruit leaders and other community residents to participate in trainings

 Maintain organizational records
 Manage online communication and advocacy tools
 Attend and staff various CRS events

 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
 Minimum of 2 years of organizing experience
 Experience working with clergy and congregations
 Valid IL driver’s license and daily access to a vehicle (frequent local/in-state travel required)
 Excellent oral and written communication skills
 Ability to work flexible hours including some nights and weekends
 Self-motivate and result driven
 Bilingual in English and Spanish, a plus

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package. Position will remain open until filled. Mail or fax resume and cover letter to:

Drea Hall
Community Renewal Society
111 W Jackson Blvd, Ste. 820
Chicago, IL 60604
312.427.6130 (fax)


CRS is an equal opportunity employer

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