NACA seeks seasoned organizers to build NACA’s base, develop leadership and engage in campaigns and advocacy. NACA has a rich history of effecting transformative change in achieving affordable homeownership and in changing lending practices. The regional organizers will build on that record of success to drive lasting, structural change on issues of economic justice through empowering and mobilizing communities across the U.S. The organizers will engage NACA’s over two million Members (individuals who participate in NACA programs) and a broader coalition working toward NACA’s mission to fight for economic justice including activities and campaigns addressing student debt, criminal justice, political fairness, and economic justice campaigns and activities targeting individuals, companies and governmental policies. Major initial initiative will likely be voter registration, voter participation, of NACA Members and others, and to engage NACA’s Members in its programs.
The Regional Organizers will be responsible for outreach and activities in their regional. He/she would work closely with other regional organizers, NACA’s CEO and management team. NACA’s campaigns and advocacy efforts involve extensive research, targeted litigation, regulatory advocacy, legislative and ballot initiatives, and demonstrations and actions targeted against individuals, corporations, and government entities that are on the wrong side of fair lending and economic justice issues. NACA’s advocacy approach is based on confrontational, aggressive direct action to confront the CEOs and decision makers where they live and socialize. These sometimes require non-violent civil disobedience, and the Regional Organizers will be at the forefront of these actions and will be responsible for involving Members and supporters.
The ideal candidate is an experienced community or political organizer with an accomplished record of leading successful campaigns and experience in field leadership or in other organizing roles at a state or national level. S/he will have exceptional political savvy and persuasive speaking, writing, and influencing skills combined with a well-developed command of field operations, communications, and outreach best practices. It is essential that h/she has a personal and professional commitment to social and economic justice, strong work ethic, relentless pursuit of success, comfort pushing forward in uncertain situations, and strongly supports NACA’s aggressive strategies, philosophy and tactics.