Community Organizer, Bilingual Spanish

Department: CA - People Acting in Community Together San Jose
Location: San Jose, CA
Job Code: 450


Community Organizer, Bilingual Spanish

About PACT:

People Acting in Community Together is a multiracial, multi-faith grassroots organization that empowers ordinary people to win extraordinary victories, not by speaking for them, but by teaching them how to build power and take action in the public arena for themselves.

As a member of the PICO National Network, PACT creates change on the local, state and national levels. Our issues include immigration; affordable housing; police accountability and creating a true public safety and justice system; and closing the racial and economic achievement and opportunity gap in public education.

PACT has a diverse staff and large base of volunteer, grassroots community leaders and clergy/faith leaders in 30+ member congregations and schools across San Jose and Santa Clara County. We are intentional about building a multicultural organization and putting race and faith at the center of our work.


Community Organizers with PACT work to engage and develop everyday people and faith leaders to act powerfully as grassroots community leaders for racial and economic justice and to create a community and society where #WeAllBelong. Community Organizers recruit, train and coach individual grassroots leaders and local organizing committees to identify priority community concerns, research potential solutions and secure commitments from policy makers to implement these solutions to improve the community. This includes:

  • Train and develop community leaders to build community power and take action effectively in the public arena.
  • Identify, engage and develop grassroots leaders by completing 15-18 one-on- one relational meetings every week with community members.
  • Build, support and train organizing committees in religious congregations and public schools that are moving through the PICO organizing cycle. (listening, research, action / encounter, disruption, re-imagining, prophetic action)
  • Develop and train voter engagement teams.
  • Work with faith and school leaders to support racial and economic justice in their institutions.
  • Work with others on the staff team in support of PACT organization-wide campaigns related to housing, immigration, public safety/criminal justice, education, voter engagement, and other community issues.
  • Participate in the PICO National Network’s state and national policy campaigns.
  • Participate in PACT’s communications, fundraising and organizational development efforts.


  • BA degree, or equivalent work experience
  • Strong public speaking, writing, and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relational skills and curiosity about people
  • Discipline and ability to work effectively in highly unstructured environment
  • Desire to learn and openness to challenge
  • Strong interest in community and social justice issues
  • Experience working in diverse, multicultural and immigrant communities
  • Bilingual Spanish
  • Community organizing experience (congregation-based, labor, or other) preferred
  • Experience with public policy analysis, advocacy or organizing preferred
  • Experience working in faith communities preferred
  • Experience using on-line and social media tools preferred

Compensation and Benefits:

  • We are an organization that highly values staff development, support and growth.
  • PACT has a strong learning culture, including weekly staff development and coaching, and PICO regional and national trainings.
  • We place a high priority on personal learning, relationship building, and creating a respectful and supportive multi-ethnic, multi-faith, and multilingual organization.
  • This is a full-time, exempt position, although part-time applicants with strong qualifications may be considered.
  • The job includes regular evening work and some weekend work.
  • There are opportunities for advancement within PACT and PICO.
  • Salary dependent on experience, starting at approximately $50,000.

Application Procedure:

All applicants must apply for this position online.  (Click the “Apply for this Position” button below)  Please have the following documents ready to upload to your online application:

  1. An electronic file of your resume (preferably in PDF format) including 3 references
  2. A cover letter (stating why you would be the ideal person for this position)
  3. A writing sample

Top candidates will be asked to demonstrate skills and commitment through an intensive screening process including interviews with up to 10 community leaders, board members and staff.

If you need assistance or experience any technical difficulties with your online application, please contact  Resumes will not be accepted via this email address.


Resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis. However, interviews will begin almost immediately.


PICO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.

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