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Housing Justice Organizer

Staff Position (Volunteer)

San Diego, CA, USA

Rolling application. Priority given to applications submitted before May 31st.


Housing Justice Organizers will build and practice skills in organizing and mobilizing at the grassroots level. This will be achieved with peer-to-peer learning and leadership opportunities. Housing Justice Organizers will participate in the general workload and strategizing of executing the housing project areas. This work will involve educational and organizing campaigns, and participating and mobilizing for direct actions.

Job Summary:

  • Attend weekly work & check-in meetings with Housing Projects Director and other Housing Justice Organizers.

  • Attend weekly open-to-the-public meetings of the Pro-Housing Creative Action Collective.

  • Be prepared to research and become quite familiar with topics related to housing, transportation, and land-use policy.

  • Using familiarity with housing, transportation, and land-use policy to help strategize for and create educational materials, campaigns, and direct actions.

  • Sending follow-up emails, texts, and other reminders to have continuous follow-up with community partners and volunteers.

  • Participating in the planning and preparation for community events, tabling, and other direct actions.

  • Mobilizing for and attending community events, tabling, and other direct actions.

  • Bringing yourself and your passion to your work, actively contributing to the planning and execution of project areas using authentic leadership.

  • Providing other assistance as needed.

  • Successful active communication with the Housing Projects Director and timely completion of assigned tasks and expectations.

Pay Rate:

Volunteer Position

Hours Per Week:

Up to 20 hours per week (most weeks will be less than this). These hours are mostly flexible except for required weekly meetings. During specific campaigns or running up to events, hours may increase and become less flexible. You are not expected to work late hours, and some weekends may be required, especially for some events.


Though this position is volunteer, there are many potential benefits. At Our Time To Act United we value building fellow youth up and helping connect them with individuals and opportunities that will help them reach their goals and aspirations. We value your service and perspective in our organization and will work with you to ensure we can support you as well.

Desired Start Date:

As soon as possible. Priority is given to applicants who can start work on or by June 5th, 2023.


  • Youth, 15 - 25 years old

  • Basic knowledge of how to use Google Drive applications (Gmail, Docs, Forms, Calendar, Slides, Sheets, etc.)

  • Basic knowledge of Slack, the communications platform

  • Attention to detail and deadlines

  • Ability to communicate well with others, including fellow organizers and the public

  • Ability to work successfully with a team

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Some ability to attend in-person events when necessary, weekly meetings may be attended via Zoom if necessary but some work may be required on-site.


OTTA United is a youth-founded, youth-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to organize powerful youth for an inclusive, equitable, and sustainable future.

OTTA United values authenticity and passion. We play the role of coalition builders and mentors within our communities, sharing knowledge, resources, credit, and impact. And as a justice-oriented, impact-driven, and people-centered organization, our perspective grounds us with who we serve and the work we do while advancing our mission.

Applications are a two-way street. We make our values as an organization clear to you to make sure our team is the right fit—and we hope we are! Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Our team values flexibility and taking initiative over structure and top-down delegation. This philosophy is not a good fit for all, so we want to be clear upfront. If you thrive in dynamic, open environments, this is the place for you.

  • We value meaningful impact and support. We seek to authentically serve both our audience and our team members alike.

  • We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse group of people. These values are reflected in our hiring practices, decision-making, and programs.

  • Our team and organization are growth-minded and development-focused. We always have room to improve, at all levels of our organization!

  • Our organization promotes honesty, communication, and integrity. These values allow us to be an effective team.

  • We praise creativity and ingenuity. Nothing is more exciting than thinking outside of the box or challenging the status quo.

  • We prefer personability over professionalism, at least in internal settings.

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