City Life is Hiring a Communication Coordinator

Posted on September 20, 2012

City Life is loking for a Communication Coordinator to work 20 hrs/wk part-time.

Organizational description:
City Life/Vida Urbana (CLVU) is a 39 year old multi-lingual, community-based membership organization committed to building the power of low income and working class people to fight for social, racial and economic justice and gender equality. Our focus is stopping housing displacement and historically, tenant rights organizing. Currently our major campaigns are Post Foreclosure Eviction Defense and Fannie and Freddie; both address the foreclosure crisis, supports people in staying in their homes and negotiating with the Banks to give principal reduction to fair market value.

In our approach to the work, we are deeply  committed to involving, developing  and training our members in taking leadership around all aspects of the work.

Current situation:
CLVU is spreading the use of its Bank Tenant Association Organizing Model regionally and nationally.  Four communities in Massachusetts and the region—North Side of Boston (Everett, Medford, Malden, Revere, Chelsea), Lynn, Worcester and Providence – are replicating this foreclosure organizing model. We are also working with the NEWROAD network, a group of nine base building groups that are committed to learning and implementing this model, coordinating joint actions, and building a movement to create a just society.

Role of the Position:
CLVU is seeking a savvy and creative Communications professional to lead City Life’s external communications efforts. This part-time position will generate increased visibility for our Movement’s messaging through press, social media, website and promotional materials. The Communications Coordinator will guide and coordinate the development of organizers and member leaders on the effective use of media as part of campaign work.


  • Strengthen CLVU’s communications strategy and plan aimed at 3 major target audiences— replicators and potential replicators, media and policy-makers and funders;
  • Direct message development for both traditional and new media (social and online media) to promote visibility;
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with print and broadcast media;
  • Oversee the creation and production of promotional materials and training toolkits; and
  • Train or coordinate training for organizers and member leaders on use of media as part of campaign work.


  • Experience in developing communications strategy, messaging and products with teams and coalition groups;
  • Experience cultivating relations with print and broadcast media, and web-based/online and social networks;
  • Minimum of three to five (3-5) years in journalism, campaign communications, broadcast media, or related field;
  • Strong writing, editing and communication skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a multicultural team;
  • Sensitive to cultural and language issues and experience in multilingual media production; and

Reports to: Executive Director

TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to