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Unison Housing Partners, the Housing Authority of Adams County Colorado, disrupts poverty through the execution of socially conscious community development. Our primary strategies - affordable housing development in areas of emerging opportunity, programs to support self-reliance and community organizing for policy change – target the long-term impacts of poverty in Adams County.
The Community Organizer works within Unison Housing Partner’s affordable housing communities to support the growth of relationships and community identity among residents, supports residents as they identify issues of mutual concern, fosters the development of leadership and advocacy skills among residents, and supports resident advocacy for policy at multiple levels within the community (i.e. landlord, school officials, city council, state legislators, benefit officers) to improve their lives.
Unison Housing Partners Family and Community Vitality department brings focus to engagement and power-building among resident members within its affordable housing communities to influence the conditions and policies that impact resident members where they live and within the broader community; and build a sense of belonging which leads to shared purpose and collective action.
The Community Organizer will execute community organizing strategies, tactics and processes that achieve organizing goals within the 14 affordable housing communities managed by Unison Housing Partners. The ideal candidate will bring significant community organizing experience in one or more of the following areas: neighborhood/place-based organizing, organizing for change in issues such as housing justice, economic justice and food justice, and asset-based community development. Further, candidates should demonstrate creativity in shaping and implementing organizing strategies that blend multiple approaches to meet the unique needs and opportunities of an affordable housing community.
The Affordable Housing Communities - Community Organizer will report to Lead Community Organizer. She/he will work collaboratively with Unison staff and key community organizational partners in support of their organizing goals.