D10/12 Community Organizer
District 10 Como Community Council and District 12 St. Anthony Park Community Council are seeking a qualified, energetic person to serve both organizations as Community Organizer. The initial purpose of this role is to perform community outreach to renters and students in the two districts.
Outreach (D10 and D12)
Must understand the transformational possibilities of community engagement, conduct face-to-face conversations at doors and on sidewalks, and accurately capture and report results of those conversations.
- Meet with residents from selected rental communities to determine priorities and issues on which Districts can partner with these neighborhood members.
- Contact schools within the Districts. Assess willingness to partner with Districts on:
- A neighborhood youth summit.
- Volunteer activities within the neighborhood.
- Identifying ways the neighborhood could support school initiatives.
- Strengthening relationships among the schools and between the schools and the District Council.
- Develop and maintain database of rental communities and key school personnel in Districts 10 and 12. Database should include:
- Contact information (residents and management) for each community.
- Schedule of tenant meetings, social activities, or other events in each community
- Willingness to post fliers about District Council activities.
- Willingness to distribute District Council welcome packets to new residents.
- Willingness to host District Council board members for meet-and-greet dinners and discussions.
- Facilitate the flow of information among residents, businesses, neighborhood groups, and local levels of government per direction of Executive Director.
- Through outreach and discussions, identify:
- Community members with potential for leadership roles in committees, board, or initiatives.
- Barriers that hinder involvement of renters and students in neighborhood activities.
- How District Councils could improve communication and its organizational relationship with renters and students in the community.
- Consult regularly with the executive director and/or key board members on results of outreach and organizing work.
- Manage participation by volunteers.
- Coordinate programs, activities, and events for projects as they arise.
- Manage interns assigned to programs you manage.
Committee Support (D12)
- Support four committees: Land Use, Equity, Transportation, and Environment.
- Confirm agendas with committee chairs at least 1 week in advance of meetings.
- Send out meeting reminders with agendas (plus attachments such as variance request for Land Use) three days in advance of meeting dates.
- Follow up on action items with appropriate contacts, including sending resolutions from the Board, check in on committee actions as needed.
- Write, edit, and send a monthly e-newsletter on the 15th of every month, featuring local organizations/projects (including Community Garden, Transition Town, SAPAS, other partners), updates from committees and Board, neighborhood events. Maintain newsletter archive on the Council website.
- Maintain multiple email and social media accounts.
- Write and submit Council news to the Bugle by the first week of the month for the following month’s issue.
- Post notifications to social media accounts and neighborhood lists (Yahoo, Nextdoor) for all committee and Board meetings and special events.
- Maintain the Council website with events, committee meetings/agendas and project information, archives of committee and Board minutes.
- High School diploma or equivalent
- Experience in meeting and event management required and a proven ability to successfully organize events is highly desirable
- Proficient in MS Office
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Demonstrated capacity to take initiative and work with a high sense of urgency
- Outstanding thought leadership and passion for diversity and inclusion; demonstrated effectiveness leading diversity and inclusion related initiatives and programs
- Excellent project management, analytical and organizational skills
- Able to work both independently and collaboratively, while balancing a variety of priorities and workload
- Demonstrated experience using facts and analytics to understand trends and develop solutions that lead to measurable impact on an organization
- Be able to enhance diversity and inclusion in the community council to support the strategic growth of the nonprofit
Preferred Qualifications: Skills in social media, fundraising, Word Press
This is a part-time position of 30 hours/week: 10 of those hours will be committed to District 10; 20 hours to District 12. There is an expectation of some overlap in duties.
How To Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please indicate “Community Organizer” in the email subject line and within your cover letter.
Position is open until filled.
Applications received by March 25 will receive priority consideration.
No phone calls please. SAPCC and CPCC are Equal Opportunity Employers.