Community Organizer

Job Type
Fenway Community Development Corporation
Contact Name
Richard Giordano
Contact Email
Contact Phone

70 Burbank St.
Boston, MA
United States

Job Description


  • Build leadership capacity of residents: conduct individual and group meetings on key issues and skill sets; connect residents with regular leadership opportunities; advocate with policy makers; speak to media; and facilitate meetings
  • Reach across all departments to reinforce goals of other staff and committees
  • Engage our community in campaigns identified by residents or FCDC leadership
  • Plan and implement outreach efforts for FCDC events using social media
  • Lead the Organizing Committee, composed of Fenway residents: facilitate monthly meetings; provide staff support; recruit and engage new members; build leadership
  • Balance community organizing with our role of the FCDC as developer. Protect important, positive relations with City, State and NGO agencies
  • Coordinate with neighborhood organizations and city-wide coalitions with compatible goals and values
  • Recruit student interns and community volunteers to support FCDC initiatives
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skill Sets:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years’ experience in community/tenant organizing, campaign or volunteer coordination, and leadership development
  • Capacity to develop leadership skills among diverse and vulnerable populations
  • Ability to synthesize information and develop effective strategic initiatives
  • Deep commitment to social justice and anti-oppressive practices
  • Flexibility while remaining grounded in the needs and priorities of the community
  • Discernment of formal and informal power systems to assist our community
  • Effectively prioritize competing tasks and interests
  • Knowledge of affordable housing policy (local, state and federal) is a plus
  • Available to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office suite, social media, and popular education methods
  • Bilingual (Mandarin, Russian, or Spanish) preferred
Application Instruction
  • Please email resume and thoughtful cover letter to  
  • Resumes and cover letters will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis