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  • Full-Time
  • Other
  • Part-Time
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Job Type Details: Full-Time, Part-Time, Temporary, and Permanent positions available

Every SOC staff is an organizer in addition to other duties. Community Organizers collaborate with the rest of the SOC team to work with and for residents and other stakeholders to develop and sustain Milwaukee’s Near South Side neighborhoods.

Each position has three components:

  • one primary geographic or population service area;
  • one programmatic leadership role (Leadership Development & Academy; Issues, Events, and Initiatives; Safety/Community Prosecution Unit; Bilingual Services in English/Spanish including interpretation and translations; Housing Resources; etc.);
  • one infrastructure function (assessments/outcomes, communications, fiscal, resource development, human resources, office management, etc.)


  • Support the grassroots organizing, building of community, leadership, unity, and engagement of residents and other stakeholders in the SOC district including face-to-face and door-to-door outreach, relationship building, and leadership development
  • Actively participate with the Organizers Team and Resident and Stakeholder Groups in a collaborative process to address resident’s concerns and interests
  • Contribute knowledge of appropriate community resources to make referrals for residents and advocate as needed
  • Serve as a liaison to individual and groups of residents and other stakeholders including relevant meetings, presentations, and community events
  • Develop and strengthen a programmatic focus area and an infrastructure focus
  • Supporting the other organizational focus areas, programs, services, and functions of the organization
  • If applicable, provide interpretation and translation services


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent education or experience in community work
  • Bilingual ability in English/Spanish, English/Hmong, English/American Sign Language, or other languages

SALARY AND BENEFITS: SOC is committed to a minimum living wage of at least $15 per hour for all permanent employees. Community Organizer salary ranges from $15 to $20+ per hour depending on experience and demonstrated achievements. A generous paid time off package and other benefits available depending on staff status.

How to Apply:

Deadline to apply: May 7, 2021

Please send cover letter, resume, and community references (preferably from the South side) to the following via email, mail, or delivery:

Attn.: Gabe Charles

Southside Organizing Center (SOC)
1300 S. Layton Blvd., 2nd Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 672-8090

SOC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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