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Passion. That’s the common attribute of those that work for our organization.

We are dedicated to helping the people who utilize our services. If you’re ready to make a difference, browse our openings or upload your resume and tell us your interests. We’ll consider you for future opportunities.

Positions Available

Part-Time Community Organizer Position in Springfield, IL Region

  • Faith Based Community Organizing
  • Part time – 20 hours per week
  • Temporary job with possibility of becoming full time


Faith Coalition for the Common Good seeks to fill a part time organizing position with an ambitious and hard-working Community Organizer who will be responsible for helping to expand a powerful faith and value-based organization in the Springfield, IL region.  This temporary part time position will focus on organizing and educating hard to count communities about the importance of completing the 2020 US Census form. This position is 20 hours per week through June 2020. It could potentially turn into a full time position.

Organizing duties will include, collaboration with team leaders; cutting turf; drafting surveys; record keeping; outreach to member and other social service agencies; canvassing with a team; travel within Springfield, to Beardstown, Jacksonville, Decatur, and surrounding communities. Computer skills and transportation are required.

Work hours are flexible depending upon the needs of Faith Coalition and the availability of the organizer.

We seek someone with experience working with communities, who has self-confidence in working in diverse environments; who seeks the opportunity to engage in social justice work; is committed to the development of community leadership; and, has a history of working well with others. Some post high school education or training is preferred.

The Faith Coalition is an institutionally based network of congregations, labor unions and organizations committed to building community and seeking justice and equity. 

Our mission is to work collaboratively for racial equity, civic engagement, a fair economy and participatory decision making. The Faith Coalition trains ordinary people to become leaders in their community and impact laws, policies and procedures.  We transform institutions and its members to build the power to address issues most affecting them, like jobs, transportation, affordable housing and immigration reform.


The salary is competitive and based on experience. The position includes the opportunity to be trained and coached in the art of community organizing within the Gamaliel Network.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume describing qualifications, interest in the position and availability for preliminary interview dates. Please include two professional references.

Ability to speak Spanish would be beneficial but not required.  We are seeking a diverse workforce and encourage everyone to apply.

Minimum Education Requirement

2-year degree

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Juan F. Soto, Director of Gamaliel of llinois/Iowa
Shelly Heideman, Director of Faith Coalition for the Common Good,, 217-626-1004

DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 7, 2020

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