Community Organizer, CPLAN

Brief Overview:

We are seeking a Community Organizer for CPLAN to brainstorm, plan, and manage activities to help the organization achieve its public relations goals and execute events/programs to meet the goals and objectives of the organization.

Position Description:

Community organizers brainstorm, plan, and manage activities to help the organization achieve its public relations goals and execute events/programs to meet the goals and objectives of the organization. With the direction of the Director and their direct supervisor, Community Organizer’s support the goals of the organization by raising community awareness of available services and how to access them. They develop strong relationships with families, community leaders, partnered organizations, legislators, and media to ensure the organization produces meaningful impact and maintains a positive image to increase family engagement, education advocacy, and the organization’s membership.

Community organizers should have good listening skills, the ability to process information with ease and provide solutions, the ability to identify the needs of the community, be able to generate ideas, seek out leaders, build relationships and trust amongst members of the community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establishing a core group and networks to initiate the community organizing activities
  • Organize, recruit, and develop leaders in education advocacy
  • Assist in the development, and implementation of community-based programs (i.e., workshop series and other events)
  • Develop or assist in the development of marketing materials and outreach strategies
  • Educate and equip community member’s capacity through workshops that will help support the mission of achieving racial equity in education
  • Build and maintain public relationships with families, partners, policymakers
  • Translate materials and offer live interpretation to meet the needs of the community we serve
  • Use the meetings and events to collect data (i.e., community needs, track number of active participants, prospective members, or leaders, etc.)
  • Encourage members of the community to be aware of their school environment and the inequities within it
  • Conduct community outreach with a team to educate marginalized populations on resources available to them.
  • Help members to realize their collective responsibility and the power they must advocate for themselves and their children to improve the educational experience in a sustainable manner
  • Create a platform for the community to form alliances that help with advocacy
  • Establishing of permanent and sustainable structures to manage the community’s resources
  • Remain up to date in community needs and best practices in achieving equity in education, restorative justice practices, social and emotional learning, trauma sensitive classroom, anti-racist, inclusive curriculum, learning centered school
  • Must speak more than one language fluently (preferably Spanish, Haitian Kreyol/French, Cape Verdean Kriolu/Portuguese) with the ability to translate and interpret into that language

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Experience working in grassroots organization
  • Social awareness
  • A deep understanding of racial equity, developing diverse decision-making councils, and creating equitable and inclusive policies and practices
  • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual
  • Public speaking skills
  • Budgeting skills
  • Social Media outreach and marketing experience
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to make viable connections with funding opportunities.

How to Apply:

Schedule: Part-time on an as needed basis when there is projects and funding available.

Salary Range: $35,000 – $60,000 Annually, $19 – $32/ Hourly

Compensation will be based on experience, accreditations, and performance.

Diversity in organizational practices is a core value of HRiA resulting in culturally competent services, materials, resources, and programs. Our hiring and business practices appreciate the strengths offered through different backgrounds.

To apply, submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.

About Health Resources in Action (HRiA):

Health Resources in Action offers exciting, engaging, and challenging employment opportunities for researchers, facilitators, analysts, trainers, policy specialists, and more. People come to HRiA because of our commitment to social justice and health equity, our wonderful clients and partners, and our dedicated and dynamic staff. People stay at HRIA because of our collaborative approach to problem solving, our friendly work environment, and our commitment to providing employees with challenging and exciting professional opportunities.

Equity & Inclusion are core values of our organization. Our hiring and business practices appreciate the strengths offered through varied backgrounds. As public health practitioners with a social justice focus, we are committed to better understanding and learning from the institutional structures that create disparities among us and our work. We are actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced staff. We provide an energizing and supportive environment in which to work and to build a career.

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