Organizer for GHIAA (Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance) - Hartford, CT

Organizer for GHIAA (Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance) - Hartford, CT


The Center for Leadership & Justice, a 170 year-old progressive social justice organization in the Greater Hartford area, is seeking to hire an Organizer for the Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance (GHIAA).  This full time position is for an experienced faith based, broad based, or community organizer who is skilled at developing relationships with diverse communities and organizations. You will join a staff of four organizers as they work with congregations, neighborhoods, and other committed organizations to develop and implement practical and winnable solutions to specific social justice issues. Our current issues includes housing, education, gun violence, criminal justice and healthcare.

More details on compensation can be found on the downloadable job posting.  Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

  • Work as part of a collaborative team of organizers with CLJ’s executive director/lead organizer to guide the work of GHIAA.
  • Collaborate with CLJ’s neighborhood organizers to leverage the power and influence of GHIAA on the priorities identified by grassroots leaders.
  • Build relationships with clergy and lay core team members from a variety of religious institutions to engage in the work of faith-based organizing.
  • Train leaders in the principles of organizing.
  • Participate personally in on-going anti-racism training and engage GHIAA leaders
    in anti-racism training.
  • Plan and execute turnout for public actions to compel decision makers to advance
    issue campaigns
  • Build financial sustainability by ensuring dues support among member
  • Maintain a disciplined routine of weekly individual meetings.
• 3-5 years of social change/social justice work. Faith based or community organizing experience preferred.
• Capacity to think strategically about building power to win on systemic issues impacting low income communities and communities of color
  • Experience working with low-income and immigrant populations
  • Comfort and enjoyment working within and among people from diverse faith, socio-
    economic, racial, and political backgrounds
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to develop a project plan and hold people accountable for accomplishing
    their assigned tasks.
  • Strong follow through skills; ability to complete assignments with high quality,
    timely results.
  • Experience with teaching, mentoring and developing leaders.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours including nights and weekends as needed in a
    fast paced environment
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Word, Google Docs, E-mail, and Social Media)
  • Appreciation of organized religion. Religious affiliation not required.
  • Valid driver’s license and insured vehicle required

Contact: Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance

Address: 47 Vine St Hartford CT 06112

Phone: 860-527-9860



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