Community Organizer

  • Full Time
  • Dorchester
  • Hybrid/Flexible

Website Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance

community organizer

We are Hiring!  Come join our dedicated team of community organizers.

MAHA was established in 1985 and is dedicated to increasing resources for affordable housing, breaking down barriers for first-time and first-generation homebuyers, and closing the racial homeownership gap in Massachusetts. MAHA offers award-winning first-time homebuyer and homeowner classes. We are the leading non-profit provider in the state, with more than 3,000 graduates within the last year, and more than 40,000 overall. MAHA combines comprehensive homeownership education and   community organizing to ensure that low- to moderate-income homebuyers have all the tools and resources they need to succeed as homebuyers and homeowners. Additionally, MAHA offers an extensive matched savings and support program that is aimed at helping first generation homebuyers save towards the purchase of their first home. This is the only first-generation homebuyer program in the country.


Through MAHA’s extensive leadership development, community organizing, and voter mobilization campaigns, our graduates get to the negotiating table with mayors, governors, legislative leaders, and financial services executives to hammer out homeownership and community reinvestment agreements that directly impact our community.  MAHA’s unique model integrates community organizing, voter education and mobilization directly into all of our homeownership class curriculum. A member of our community organizing team makes a presentation in every class. Our leadership training and professional organizing support enable our graduates to collectively win policies and resources that make affordable, sustainable homeownership possible.

The Position: 

We are currently looking for a highly motivated, creative, and collaborative community organizer to join our dedicated team. We are seeking applicants who have experience working with databases and digital organizing.

The community organizer will produce outreach lists for a variety of actions/events, set up online email and petition campaigns to amplify our organizing, and perform other tasks in support of our campaigns for homeownership justice. 

Our office is located in Dorchester. This is a hybrid position that will require some work in the office. 

Great Benefits:

•      Employer pays 90% of health care and 50% dental  

•       3 weeks paid vacation per year PLUS an additional week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  


•       Make 30-minute presentations in MAHA’s homeownership classes using a slide deck that is continuously updated.

•       Conduct evening phone outreach to class participants who have indicated an interest in our community organizing efforts.

•       Meet with class graduates 1:1 to build relationships and identify new leaders.

•       Attend occasional community events, speaking engagements at different neighborhood organizations, parent groups, churches, etc.

Campaign Planning & Leadership Development:

•       Work with organizers and leaders to evaluate possible issues, determine strategies and tactics, and support membership actions.

•       Create well organized meeting agendas that make efficient use of members’ time. Ensure key questions are discussed and meetings lead to action.

•       Work 1:1 and with small groups to prepare members to engage with elected officials, developers, and financial services executives in pursuit of MAHA’s goals.

•       Work as part of a team to advance our campaigns and build power through large community actions.


Database Management & Digital Organizing: 

•       Maximize phone bank contact rates and effectively target outreach within city council and legislative districts by keeping our database up to date.

•       Pull targeted phone and email lists for organizing actions and events using MAHA’s database (civiCRM).

•       Grow online engagement and amplify in person organizing impact using tools such as petition drives, email campaigns, Instagram & Tiktok content, tweet storms, and MAHA website.

•       Track, understand and apply analytics and metrics to measure effectiveness of tools and strategies.

•       Train and advise organizing staff and members on digital organizing strategy and social media best practices.

•       Participate in evaluation of digital content and campaign metrics to guide and inform future content and strategies as part of a culture of continuous, data driven learning and evaluation.

•       Stay up to date on developments in the field. Propose tools and strategies with track record of success.


•       Work with other staff to organize all MAHA grassroots fundraising efforts and events. 


•       Positive, proactive and personable team player.

•       Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.

•       Strong interest in building power low-income people of color to fight for social, economic and racial justice.

•       Excellent organizational and time management skills. Must be able to manage diverse projects simultaneously.

•       Ability to produce high quality work in a fast-paced environment.

•       Excellent oral and written skills

•       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

•       Excellent facilitation skills. Must be able to balance interests and concerns among stakeholders.

•       Previous union and/or community organizing experience (3-5+ years) preferred. 

•       Technologically advanced and highly proficient with CRM systems and Microsoft Office Suite 

•       Ability and willingness to work regular evening and occasional weekend hours 

•       Comfortable using various social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter)

•       Persons of color and bilingual persons are strongly encouraged to apply 

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Hillary Pizer, If you have questions, email Hillary Pizer at


We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

HUD Certification not needed

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