Bilingual Tenant Outreach and Organizing Associate

Position Description: The Latino Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) of Washington, DC, a non-profit community development corporation, seeks a full-time Outreach and Organizing Associate for its Affordable Housing Preservation Program. The Affordable Housing Preservation program works to preserve affordable rental housing, including federally subsidized housing, and prevent displacement of low- and moderate-income tenants due to loss of a subsidy, code violations or sale or conversion of affordable buildings. LEDC accomplishes these goals by educating tenants, organizing and providing technical assistance to tenant associations and advocating for affordable housing policies that benefit low-income renters.

The Outreach and Organizing Associate will report directly to the Program Manager and will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Outreach to tenants at risk of displacement through door knocking, canvassing, phone calls, neighborhood trainings, written materials and popular education;
  • Identify and assess buildings made up of LEDC’s target population where tenants are most at risk of displacement;
  • Provide technical assistance to tenants who wish to establish or strengthen a tenant association, keep their building affordable, improve conditions at the building or exercise an option to purchase;
  • Assist tenant organizers to organize tenants to form and strengthen tenant associations and meet their goals primarily through facilitation and interpretation support
  • Provide translation and interpretation, including translation of written materials and simultaneous and consecutive interpretation at meetings and events;
  • Maintain Records in Database: Tenant organizers must document meetings and outreach activities, and regularly update tenant records in our database; and
  • Other tasks as necessary, including related administrative tasks.

Hours: This is a full-time 40 hours / week position that requires some evening and weekend hours. A typical work week is Monday – Thursday, 12-8pm, Friday 10am – 6pm. This is a hybrid position with some days in the office, a significant amount of time in the field, and some time working remotely from home.

Required Qualifications: Bilingual in English and Spanish. Strong writing, public speaking, and computer skills. Highly organized, self-motivated leader, able to work with limited supervision.  Strong knowledge of issues and culture of Latino, immigrant, and African American communities in DC.  Outstanding interpersonal communication and the willingness to develop working relationships with a wide variety of people.  Flexibility and willingness to work outside normal business hours, primarily evenings and Saturdays.    

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of Washington, DC and related housing issues.  One year of volunteer and/or paid experience at a non-profit organization focusing on the economic empowerment needs of low-income individuals.  Experience with community organizing, popular education or providing direct services to low and moderate-income Latinos and African Americans and advocating for affordable housing.

Timeline: We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and looking to hire immediately. 

How to apply: Interested candidates should email [email protected] and send a resume and cover letter. The cover letter should include why you’re interested in the position, what relevant experience and qualifications you have, and anything else you’d like to share. Feel free to call or text program manager Lauren Taylor with questions about the position ([email protected] or 202-740-7623).

LEDC is an EEO employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. In accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and Executive Orders, LEDC takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants and employees covered are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), age, disability, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic that is protected by applicable law. For more information about your equal employment opportunity rights, please view this poster: EEO is the Law. LEDC also participates in E-Verify.