Organization: Southern Vision Alliance
Position: Stop Evictions Network Coordinator
Prior Experience Requirement: At least 1 year prior experience in campaign and top level project management
Duration of Contract: 6 months, possibility for an extension
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Start Date: Projected for May 2021
The Southern Vision Alliance (SVA) is looking for an experienced, detail-oriented, responsive, and patient person with a background in campaign management.
The Stop Evictions Network Coordinator will help SVA to coordinate a housing justice campaign, as well as a mini grants program, to aid in the end of evictions and in the defense of tenants across North Carolina and the South. This person must have a demonstrated commitment to SVA’s mission, vision, and values.
Desirable experiences and skills
Good email responsiveness, task-oriented, with experience in campaign and project management. Project management experience and ability to support a diverse group of people/leaders. Spanish fluency is a plus.
- Coordinate and recruit members to the Stop Evictions Network
- Maintain excellent communication with SVA staff and network partners on a weekly basis
- Prepare Stop Evictions Network campaign progress reports on a monthly basis
- Update network with latest statewide policy changes around housing and evictions
- Schedule and facilitate individual and collective Stop Evictions Network meetings
- Work with Solidarity & Resistance Hubs coordinator to host Stop Evictions Network public meetings and forums
- Follow stringent policies around security and safety during Covid-19 pandemic
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Good attitude and team oriented
- Ability to meet deadlines and remain self motivated while motivating others
- Attention to details and willingness to do work
- Ability to be flexible with work hours
- Quick to pick up new software and systems
- Ability to be nimble and responsive to changing needs in a fast-paced work environment
- First-hand knowledge of North Carolina and the many communities present throughout the state
- Experience working in housing justice and/or alignment with Stop Evictions Network mission
Submit the following to email@example.com:
- Subject line: “SVA Stop Evictions Network Coordinator application for <YOUR NAME>”
- In the body of the email include:
- a cover letter describing your interest in the position,
- Resume highlighting any relevant experiences,
- three references, including someone who can describe your Spanish-language competency if applicable (name, phone, email, relationship to you),
- a short bio of yourself.
- Include the best way to contact you.
- Attach a pdf copy of your resume.
- Deadline to Apply
- Position open until filled. Please apply by March 30, 2021!
About Southern Vision Alliance
Southern Vision Alliance is a justice-centered, values-based “grassroots intermediary” organized to provide infrastructure, capacity building, coaching, and technical assistance to groups and projects led by youth and directly-impacted communities.
SVA supports emergent grassroots groups and efforts organizing for social, racial, economic, gender, and environmental justice in the U.S. South. We build movement infrastructure, mobilize resources, and incubate collaborative solidarity.
SVA is headquartered in Durham, NC and supports a diverse cohort of fiscally sponsored projects groups and funds across North Carolina.
People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.
SVA is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discriminatory employment actions and treatment against employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, and/or past incarceration.
About Stop Evictions Network
We are the Stop Evictions Network, a broad effort of concerned individuals and organizations fighting to end evictions and advocate for affordable housing as a human right.
We formed at the end of 2019 in response to the skyrocketing rates of eviction filings in Durham, to demand a moratorium on evictions in Durham, NC during the holiday season. The holidays and winter months are the time of year with the highest rates of evictions filings for low-income and affordable housing residents. Why Durham? The Durham Housing Authority filed seven times more eviction cases than Greensboro; 20 times more than Charlotte; and 35 times more than Raleigh in 2019.
Our mission is to support frontline tenant organizers and efforts that address the housing crises that plague marginalized communities, which have been intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to advance housing justice in the South and uplift the voices and actions of directly impacted BIPOC and working class households who face eviction. Our organizing strategies center community-led decision making for the collective liberation of all. We encourage all community members, faith-based organizations and others to join our movement!