Job posted by: PICO National Network
Posted on: October 16, 2013
HUMBOLDT AREA FOUNDATION
(Follow the application link to "Apply for this Position")
SMITH RIVER COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
Del Norte and Adjacent Tribal Lands - BHC
Reports to: Lead Community Organizer
Time Base: Full time with significant evening and weekend work
Location: Del Norte County, California
The Humboldt Area Foundation, through a grant from The California Endowment, is seeking a community organizer with a passion for justice and for supporting grassroots leaders in building a multi-cultural, multi-faith community organization capable of transforming our communities and schools.
The Del Norte County and Adjacent Tribal Lands Building Healthy Communities Initiative is establishing a partnership with the PICO National Network. People Improving Communities Through Organizing (PICO) is one of the largest and fastest growing community efforts in the country.
The Smith River Community Organizer has specific responsibility for supporting grassroots leaders in improving community health and safety by working with a variety of faith-based institutions, schools and other institutions to: find and develop leaders; identify issues important to the local members; design campaign strategies and win policy changes that improve the health of local neighborhoods and the quality of life for residents in Del Norte County.
In conjunction with other stakeholders, this position has specific responsibility for supporting the community in working together to improve their living conditions and the outcomes for their children.
We're seeking candidates who excel in relationship building, have strong instincts of how to build teams and build power, and follow through on tasks and plans. You should have:
Perform a variety of duties related to health and safety improvement, including leading in the identification of related community assets and barriers; advocating for change in adverse conditions; and moving community groups towards improvement action. Functions include, but not limited to the following:
We highly value staff development, support and growth. We have a strong learning culture, including weekly staff development and coaching opportunities, and PICO regional and national trainings. We place a high priority on personal learning, relationship building, and creating a respectful and supportive multi-ethnic, multi-faith, and multi-lingual work environment.
Physical Requirements of Job:
All of the job functions listed above involves to a greater or lesser degree the following physical demands: close vision, hearing/listening, clear complete speech, touching, finger & hand dexterity, walking, lifting, carrying, sitting. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. to support community activities.
All of the job functions listed above involve to a greater or lesser degree the following mental demands: complex reading, writing, clerical, perception/comprehension, math skills, good judgment, and decision-making.
All applicants must apply for this position online. (Follow the application link to "Apply for this Position")
Please have the following three (3) documents ready to upload to your online application:
Application materials can also be returned to 363 Indianola Rd Bayside, CA 95524.
Top candidates will be asked to demonstrate skills and commitment through an intensive screening process including interviews with up to 10 grassroots community leaders, clergy, and board members.
This is a grant-funded position with funding committed through June, 2014 with the possibility for further funding.
DEADLINE: Positions open until filled. Resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis.
MORE INFORMATION: For more information about this position, contact Melissa Darnell at email@example.com or (760) 578-5597.
For more information about organizing careers in PICO visit www.organizingcareers.org. See www.piconetwork.org for more information on the PICO National Network. See www.calendow.org for more information about the Building Healthy Communities Initiative.
Humboldt Area Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and without regard to race, religions creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, religion marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances.