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Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

The Direct Action and Research Training Center, Inc. (DART) is a national network of 23 faith-based community organizations that unite congregations across racial, religious, and socioeconomic lines to pursue justice. DART organizations seek long-term, sustainable improvements at a systemic level.

DART organizations engage in direct action assemblies in which thousands of people from a cross-section of faith traditions publicly hold decision-makers accountable on solutions to serious local community problems. DART organizations’ recent victories include: multi-million dollar investments in affordable housing, increased access to primary health and dental care, statewide legislation to rein in the payday loan industry, implementation of restorative justice practices in public schools, decreasing the high number of juvenile arrests for non-serious offenses, and expanding opportunities for people released from jail/prison.

They are currently accepting applications for Associate Community Organizer positions in the cities listed below.  The deadline to apply is December 13, 2020. DART will hold an online info session on Wednesday, December 9 at 7 pm eastern / 4 pm pacific to discuss careers in community organizing.

Sign up at www.thedartcenter.org/info

DART trains professional organizers and community organizations to work for social, economic and racial justice, including:

  • Holding police departments accountable
  • Shutting down the school-to-prison pipeline
  • Reining in predatory lenders
  • Expanding access to primary health and dental care
  • Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
  • Fighting for immigrants’ rights

Positions start January 11, 2021 and August 9, 2021 in:

  • Kansas: Topeka and Johnson County
  • Kentucky: Louisville and Lexington
  • Ohio: Columbus
  • Florida: St. Petersburg, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Lakeland, Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach

Starting salary $40,000/year + benefits.

DART organizations are diverse coalitions including many low- and moderate-income, minority and immigrant communities. We strongly encourage people from these backgrounds, as well as fluent Spanish speakers and DACA recipients, to apply.

To apply or learn more about DART, visit www.thedartcenter.org and find us on instagram and facebook @theDARTcenter. Still have questions? Contact SSP staff alumni and current board member Moe Leneweaver at moe@thedartcenter.org or 602.510.4658.

SSP Hiring Office Assistant

SSP Hiring Office Assistant

SSP is hiring! We are looking for an Office Assistant to join our high energy, enthusiastic team. This part-time position offers flexible hours and a fun team environment. SSP fosters a growth-oriented work environment and encourages employees to grow in their job skills. SSP is looking for the right person whose ready to make a positive difference in their community.

Job duties include bookkeeping, donor management, answering phones, and helping out wherever needed. The right candidate will work as a very flexible team member in a dynamic work environment. We are looking for someone who can take initiative, work with minimal supervision, and multitask with ease. This position would be great for a student, parent, or anyone needing flexible, part-time work hours. If you’re ready to be excited and satisfied by your work apply today!

Download the job description. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Rick Eaton.


SSP is Hiring: Rancho Cordova Program Manager

SSP is Hiring: Rancho Cordova Program Manager

Sierra Service Project (SSP) is looking to hire a part-time Program Manager in Rancho Cordova, CA. The funding comes from a grant from the City of Rancho Cordova, which has contracted with SSP to run a volunteer community improvement program for homeowners in the city.

Start date: Around September 1
End date: June 30
Hours per week: About 30, depending upon the level of activity
Pay: $16 per hour
Classification: This is a non-exempt, temporary part-time position (as defined by SSP’s personnel policies)
Benefits: Paid sick leave and other legally-required benefits

A driver’s license and good driving record is required. Extensive weekend work, particularly Saturdays, will be required.

For more information, view the full job description. If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter and résumé to Rick Eaton at director@sierraserviceproject.org. Please call (916) 488-6441 with questions.


Photos from the 2016 Rancho Cordova program:


Now Hiring: 2016 Summer Staff for Sierra Service Project

Now Hiring: 2016 Summer Staff for Sierra Service Project

Sierra Service Project (SSP) is now accepting applications for their 2016 summer program in positions of construction, cooking, and spiritual programming. SSP staff live and work together for nine and a half intense weeks, running all aspects of six weeks of summer service for over three hundred youth.

Although each position has unique responsibilities, all staff members share in the responsibility for safeguarding the health and safety of all youth. In addition, all staff participate in and contribute to all aspects of each week’s spiritual program, and are expected to model the Christian spirit of love and service at all times.

Being a member of the SSP staff is a rewarding and challenging experience. These are some key benefits of serving with SSP as a member of the summer staff:

  • Intergenerational Leadership
  • Conflict resolution
  • Problem solving
  • Time management
  • Budgeting
  • Public speaking

High school graduates with at least one year of work or college experience should learn more and apply by the deadline of February 8, 2016. Email Megan Walsh, SSP’s Director of Programs, with any questions.


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