The Institute for Community Leadership is hiring!

Organizer for Parents, Students and Educators

Contact: Dr. Nyla Rosen,

Transform yourself to transform the community. Join a winning team. Grow in your capacity to serve the common good. Educational Services/ Community Organizer team members work in a diverse, campaign style leadership initiative with the Institute for Community Leadership, a successful civil rights organization working throughout Washington State and the West Coast.

Responsibilities include cultivating relationships and advancing policy initiatives with education administrators, legislators, labor, civic and community leaders, elders and civil rights leaders, families, and students. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing organization with competitive compensation.

Summary of position: 

Institute for Community Leadership, Kent — Educational Services/Community Organizer works with the Education and Community Organizing team in in a rigorous campaign style leadership nonviolence effort. This position utilizes a coaching approach to relationships, personal transformation and social justice. Team members organize diverse school personnel, elected officials, educators and administrators, labor, community organizations, adults and youth.

Requirements: Staff must live in South King County or Tacoma/North Pierce County. Have a current driver’s license, a car, automobile insurance on that vehicle are requirements. Be able to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends. Be able to travel, including frequent travel within the state and some to other states, including overnight travel. Travel expenses covered. Basic computer literacy. Strong self-initiative. Experience working with people from cultures and backgrounds other than one’s own. Intercultural and intergenerational proficiency. Capacity and desire for self-transformation and the development of self-control

This is an at-will, exempt, salaried position (no paid overtime) with full benefits (medical, dental and simple IRA, after three months), requiring professional educational certification in specific methodology, protocols and pedagogy.  Certification is provided by the Institute for Community Leadership as part of training process.

Experience in staff or management positions 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.


Educational Services/Community Organizer team members cultivate relationships and advancing policy initiatives with education administrators and teachers, elected officials, labor, civic and community leaders, elders and civil rights leaders, families, and students in tune with values and principles of nonviolence and civil rights.  Ethical leadership coaching provides a framework for self-change. Staff develops the capacity to both give and receive coaching. Responsibilities focus on management of community organizing outreach, legislative and policy work, civic engagement projects, administrator and educator relations, phone calling, organizing events, home visits and school visits.  Team members also participate in community and public events together with students and parent volunteers.


$45,000-54,000 with full medical and dental benefits after 3 months and pension after one year. 

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Cover letter must state reason for interest in this position and that you have a car with insurance. Applications without cover letters will not be accepted.