The Institute for Community Leadership is hiring!

Social Justice Community Organizer

Part Time and Full Time available
Contact: Dr. Nyla Rosen,

Are you ready for a unique and enriching opportunity to work with the community, elected officials, civil rights leaders, elders and youth in civic engagement and policy advocacy? 

Community Organizer works in a team based, campaign-style leadership initiative with the Institute for Community Leadership, a civil rights and equity organization with over 20 years organizing success throughout the West Coast. Come join a winning team to be part of the great social change battles to come.

Bring your skills to a leading progressive organization where your work will make a real difference. Join an interracial, intergenerational team of organizers with decades of collective experience in the civil rights, labor and international solidarity movements to build power among young people, adults and elders.

Experience with the following types of employers is highly valued: labor unions, elected officials, political campaigns, progressive issue advocacy organizations, social justice organizations, community and social service organizations.


The Community Organizer develops relationships, resources, and power with students, school personnel and community members, in tune with values and principles of nonviolence and civil rights. Nonviolence, ethical leadership coaching provides a framework for self-change, as team members develop the capacity to both give and receive coaching with the students, and with other team members. Responsibilities focus on transporting students, phone calling, attending events with the students, home and school visits. The Institute for Community Leadership Nonviolence Leadership Team focuses on South King County, the greater Tacoma area, and the greater South Puget Sound area school districts. Staff also participate in community and public events together with students and parent volunteers. Maintenance of records, documentation of expenses, program reporting, program outcome documentation and other office related responsibilities are also a part of the job. There will always be other duties as assigned for the successful carrying out of the Educational Services area of Institute programming.



  • Personal commitment to the mission and goals of the Institute for Community (
  • The organizer must reside within the South King County or in North Pierce County, Washington
  • A current driver’s license, a car, automobile insurance, and a cell phone with NW regional coverage
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Basic computer literacy and a willingness and ability to learn the organization’s technology tools
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends
  • Willingness and ability to travel including frequent travel within the assigned region and occasional travel throughout WA and other locations, including overnight travel. Transportation costs are covered by organization
  • Strong personal planning, motivation, and time management skills and ability to work with people from other cultures and backgrounds are necessary skills
  • The ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment are considered key components to achieving organizer performance standards

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter stating your interest specifically FOR THIS POSITION, and your resume

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $43,000.00 to $46,000.00 /year.  Auto and cell phone allowance. Benefits include medical and dental after three months, and pension after one year.