Careers

ABOUT US: InnerCity Struggle (ICS) is a transformational and intergenerational movement that builds community power to advance justice, life opportunities, and dignity in the Eastside of Los Angeles. Our vision is for the Eastside of Los Angeles to be a thriving, multigenerational, and civically engaged community that ensures racial justice, a quality education, an equitable economy, and a healthy built environment for residents most impacted by systemic injustices. ICS organizes youth and families in Boyle Heights, unincorporated East Los Angeles, City Terrace, El Sereno, and Lincoln Heights. 

InnerCity Struggle is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ people, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.


WE'RE HIRING!

Familias Unidas Housing Justice Organizer

Full-Time Position
Deadline to Apply: June 2, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Familias Unidas (FaU) Housing Justice Organizer would be responsible for effectively organizing Eastside residents including tenants, parents, and adults to take action on issues of Housing Justice, which requires advanced organizing skills to facilitate social justice related campaigns. We are looking for someone with previous experience in engaging community members, developing popular education curriculum for adults, facilitating and coordinating adult leadership training and knowledge of effective base-building. Ideal candidate has an understanding of gentrification, displacement, and tenant rights.

Submit your cover letter and resume to: Ruby Rivera, Director of Community Organizing at [email protected] Please include “Housing Justice Parent Organizer Position- First & Last Name” in the subject line of your email. The cover letter must address why you are interested in the position and what strengths you would bring to the organization.

Please see the job description for more details.

 

Director of Development

Full-Time Position
Position open until filled

JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will spearhead development efforts as InnerCity Struggle (ICS) continues to grow. This is a new position in the organization and a great opportunity for a seasoned fundraiser and a creative self-starter to take a leadership role in support of ICS’s mission. The Director of Development will create and implement a comprehensive strategic approach that grows ICS’s nearly $3 million annual budget while strengthening the organization’s overall fundraising capacity. The Director of Development will work closely with the organization’s Management Team and the Board of Directors to implement key objectives in the organization’s new Strategic Plan, including Implementing a Major Donor Strategy, Building Capacity for a Membership Structure, Deepening ICS’s Special Event Strategy, and Increasing Board and Staff Capacity to Fundraise.

Submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 references to Brigette Plascencia - [email protected]

Please see the job description for more details.

 

Grant Writer

Full-Time Position
Position open until filled

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Grant Writer is part of a development team and is responsible for strategizing, designing, and writing grant proposals and letters of inquiry, including grant reports, that support the ability of InnerCity Struggle (ICS) to realize the organization’s purpose and vision. This is a full-time position. The ideal candidate is a skilled, persuasive writer and editor who can capture the significance of ICS’s impact in a clear and compelling way. This position is based at the ICS headquarters in Boyle Heights, though remote candidates will be considered. 

Submit your cover letter, resume, and a grant writing sample to Brigette Plascencia - [email protected]

Please see the job description for more details.

 

Communications Associate

Full-Time Position
Deadline to Apply: Friday, February 18, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Communications Associate will be an integral member of the Communications Department responsible for leading InnerCity Struggle’s earned media strategy and supporting strategic communications campaigns to help win public policies, highlight the leadership of Eastside residents, and build the brand of the organization. 

We are looking for a creative, passionate individual who understands the power of communications to drive transformative organizing campaigns for economic, social, and racial justice. This position requires leadership qualities such as adaptability, flexibility, dependability, and accountability.

To Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to our Communications Strategist, Esthefanie Solano - [email protected]

Please see the job description for more details.